The well, which is located in the Zhana Makat field, struck 22m of net oil pay in three Triassic sandstone reservoirs at depths ranging between 1,282m and 1,410m after being drilled to a total depth of 1,472m.

The company said that these reservoirs were the primary objective of this well, which appears to have successfully extended Triassic production and reserves into the southern end of the field.

The company is running production casing in the well, after which the Sun ZJ-30 drilling rig will move on to drill the ZMA-ET2 appraisal well further to the south of the ZMA-ET1 well, attempting to further extend Triassic production and reserves in Zhana Makat.

The company will complete and test the ZMA-ET1 well using a workover rig over the next several weeks and will announce production test results as soon as practicable.