Touchstone Exploration has launched drilling operations at the Royston-1X sidetrack well on the onshore Ortoire block in Trinidad and Tobago, the company announced on Monday.
The company expects to drill and log the well within 45 days.
The production well follows the Royston-1 exploration well, drilled in 2021 to 3,261 metres (10,700 feet), which identified more than 305 metres (1,000 feet) of Herrera section in the overthrust and intermediate sheets, encountering light, sweet crude oil in both.
Touchstone Exploration Inc (LON:TXP) is a Canadian-based, international upstream oil and gas company currently active in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Primera Oil and Gas is the Trinidadian subsidiary of Touchstone.