Oil and gas exploration and development firm Max Petroleum has drilled the ZMA-ET2 appraisal well in the Zhana Makat Field, Kazakhstan.

The well has reached a total depth of 1,492m, with electric logs indicating 18m of net oil pay in three Triassic sandstone reservoirs at depths ranging between 1,283m and 1,358m.

According to the company, reservoir quality appears excellent with porosities ranging from 18% to 26%.

Max Petroleum is running production casing in the well, and will complete and test the well using a workover rig after obtaining the necessary governmental approvals.