Romanian focused Zeta Petroleum has spudded the Bobocu 310 appraisal and development well at its 100% owned Bobocu Gas Field.

The Bobocu well is the first of the six wells to be drilled by Zeta in the gas field following the 3D seismic program in 2010 and geological analysis.

The current operation of Bobocu 310 is drilling ahead in the surface hole and is expected to take 30 days to reach its targeted depth of 2,700m.

A further ten days are earmarked to complete logging and testing operations.

The well lies in a crestal location at the centre of the concession and is targeting two delta lobes in the Pontian interval that were earlier identified through amplitude variations in the 3D seismic survey.

These two delta lobes overlay and were estimated to hold P50 gas initially in place (GIIP) of over 25 billion cubic feet (bcf).

The Bobocu program will target Pmean contingent gas resource of 44.36Bcf and Pmean prospective resources of 14.09Bcf.