Oil and gas exploration and production firm Dragon Oil has reported the completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/154 development well in Turkmenistan.

The company drilled the well to a depth of 1,830 metres and completed as a single producer by the NIS rig.

The well was tested at initial rate of 3,081 barrels of oil per day, and the NIS rig has skidded to the next slot and spudded the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/156 well.

According to the company, the Iran Khazar rig is currently drilling the Dzheitune (Lam) B/155 well, which is expected to put into production towards the end of the second quarter of this year.

Dragon Oil’s principal producing asset is in the Cheleken Contract Area in the eastern section of the Caspian Sea offshore Turkmenistan.