At the wellsite the e-line was rigged up and a four meter GasGun run in hole. Each GasGun is specifically tailored for the application to which it is being applied, this one to create far reaching fractures into the formation. It was quickly positioned on depth across from the existing perforations and successfully fired, creating a high pressure buildup. The toolstring was then pulled back to surface and e-line rigged down.
The next day the well was swabbed, reducing the hydraulic head to encourage production. Some oil was recovered but nothing significant. The well was swabbed dry and put back on hold. About a month later, pressure was noticed on the wellhead and it was swabbed dry again, this time recovering 5-6 m~3 of fluid with 80% oil, indicating inflow from the production.
The well was then equipped for production and has produced initially at about 2-3 m~3 / day before dropping off to a steady rate since then.
Operationally, the GasGun rig-up, run, rig-down was completed in less than six hours, a very smooth operation. As a result of that intervention, a previously dead well has been brought to life, turning from a sunk cost into a cash contributor.