Chevron Romania confirmed starting drilling activities at the exploration well near the village Siliştea – Pungesti , Vaslui County.
“The facts are these drilling technologies used in Romania, which has an extensive experience operating oil and natural gas are very clear. There are particularly good technologies, which minimize the risk of any potential threat to the groundwater ,” said Thomas Holst to Radio Romania.
Drilling activities started following all safety checks and performance.
According to a press release of Chevron Romania, quoted by Agerpres, drilling activities started following all safety checks and performance. The probe will drill continuously until it reaches the desired depth of approximately 4,000 meters.
“It will perform various measurements and rock samples are taken to determine if the natural gas is present, and how it can be produced. Our priority is to conduct these activities in a safe and responsible towards the environment in accordance with environmental agreements under which we operate. Chevron facilities are designed to protect groundwater throughout the life of the wells , with a robust design and is continuously tested for integrity checking . Chevron drilling wells have several layers of steel and cement. They create a barrier that protects groundwater by keeping fluids and hydrocarbons into the wellbore,” reads the release.
Oil company representatives stated that a Chevron water management system involves the construction of monitoring wells within its platform. Chevron collects samples from the wells to monitor the quality of the water before, during and after the completion of drilling operations. The results of these tests will be available to the industry.