Americas Petrogas is pleased to announce interim results of its ongoing drilling program targeting the Eastern portion of the Neuquen Basin of Argentina.
The first well of this drilling program that was completed on Medanito Sur block is the El Jabali a-2 well (EJ.a-2). The well has made a significant discovery of light (34 degrees API) crude oil from the sandstone formation above the Pre Cuyo in a 10 metre interval at a depth of 1036 metres. The well test resulted in 99% oil, flowing on a 10 mm choke with 300 psi wellhead pressure. After completion tests, the well was tied in to production facilities, put on production and is currently producing approximately 700 barrels of oil per day.
The Company is continuing to drill and complete wells on the two target blocks, Medanito Sur and Rinconada Norte, for this drilling campaign.
Mr. Barclay Hambrook, President & CEO, stated, "We are active in increasing reserves and production in our Eastern blocks by drilling relatively low-cost wells which have potential for short term payout and, at the same time, actively drilling for Vaca Muerta and Los Molles shale oil and gas on our Western blocks in the basin."
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