TAG Oil Makes Oil Find in Taranaki Basin



TAG Oil reported that the Cheal-B4ST well is a multi-zone light oil discovery. The Cheal-B4ST well is located in TAG Oil's 100%-controlled Petroleum Mining Permit 38156 (PMP 38156), in the Taranaki Basin, North Island New Zealand.

Cheal-B4ST was drilled to a total depth of 1810 meters (5937 feet), encountering 17 meters (55.7 feet) of net oil-bearing sandstones within the Urenui and Mt. Messenger Formations. Electric logs indicate four separate zones are likely to be oil-charged with excellent porosity and permeability.

TAG reports that two of the four zones intersected are oil-bearing zones never before encountered in wells within PMP 38156, further demonstrating that the entire 7500-acre PMP 38156 area is oil-prone, with multiple shallow horizons prospective for discovery.

TAG will now complete the Cheal-B4ST well in preparation for flow testing in coming weeks.

The Cheal-B4ST well is the first in a series of high-impact exploration wells to be drilled in TAG Oil's onshore Taranaki Basin acreage.


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