The recompletion of the BHN-1 well on the Bouhajla Permit in Tunisia has commenced.
The announcement was made by the 47.5% owners of the Bouhajla Block, Africa Hydrocarbons Inc (TSX: NFK).
After removing existing production tubing from the wellbore, the Abiod formation will be re-perforated using a casing gun and deep penetrating charges.
This will be followed by acidisation of the perforated intervals.
Africa Hydrocarbons CEO John Nelson said: "We are pleased the re-completion operation is underway.
“The next steps will hopefully provide insights on the extent and quality of the fracture network in the vicinity of the wellbore and establish the hydrocarbon potential of the Abiod formation in the BHN-1 well and also provide additional data to understand the hydrocarbon potential of other prospects on the remainder of our 536 square-kilometre block."
The re-completion is expected to take approximately two weeks.