Dragon Oil said it has successfully completed the initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) C/173 development well in the Caspian Sea, off Turkmenistan.

The well was completed as a dual producer, short and long, to a depth of 3,015m and tested a combined initial flow rate of 2,918 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

The well tested for initial production at the short string at 1,294bopd with the long string testing at 1,624bopd.

The company said the drilling rig has been mobilized to the next site and spudded the Dzheitune (Lam) C/175 well.