CALGARY, Alberta, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Serinus Energy Inc. (“Serinus”, “SEN” or the “Company”) (TSX:SEN) (WARSAW:SEN), announces the results of an independent investigation of the loss of well control that occurred with the Company’s Moftinu-1001 gas well on 18 December 2017 during operations to prepare the well for production. The Board of the Company retained RPS International to conduct the investigation, and the final report submitted by stated the following conclusions:
In summary, the main conclusion for the well blowout and resulting fire was due to an error in monitoring the well fluid level during the well kill operation to remove the well head and install the Blow-out Prevention Unit. It resulted in the inability to detect a gas kick and maintain the appropriate fluid level in the well.
In addition, the operation to install the Blow-out Preventer after the removal of the Christmas tree was significantly longer than such an operation normally takes due to BOP installation problems. As such, there was no ability to mechanically control the well from the surface, thereby resulting in the blow-out.
Serinus is an international upstream oil and gas exploration and production company that owns and operates projects in Tunisia and Romania.
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Chief Executive Officer
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