Zion Spuds the Israeli Megiddo-Jezreel #2 Well

With all permits, personnel, and equipment in place, Zion is set to operate the well.

Spudding preparation in Israel.
Zion prepares to spud the MJ02 well in Israel.

On 6 January, Zion Oil and Gas officially spudded the Megiddo-Jezreel #2 on its 99,000-acre Megiddo-Jezreel license area in Israel.

“With unique operating conditions in the COVID-19 environment, our crews have performed an amazing task,” Zion CEO Robert Dunn said.

“Mobilizing a rig into a new country during a pandemic and rigging up is the most challenging part of the drilling operation,” Zion’s vice president of operations, Monty Kness, added.

The crew previously completed the deep monitoring well on MJ01. It then disassembled and moved the rig to the new location for the MJ02 well and rigged up a second time to spud the well.

After submitting to various inspections from Israeli ministries, Zion has secured all permits to operate the well and has assembled all personnel and equipment, including additional cementing, logging tools, and mud chemicals.