Buru Finds Intermittent Oil Shows at Ungani Far West 1 Well in WA's PL L21

Buru Energy Ltd. provided Thursday the following update on drilling operations at the Ungani Far West 1 well in Western Australia as at 06:00 hrs, Dec. 10.

Since the last progress report, the well has been drilled ahead in 8.5 inch (216 millimeter) hole from the 9.625 inch (244 millimeter) casing depth of 1,020 feet (311 meters) to the current depth of 3,478 feet (1,060 meters).

Intermittent oil shows consisting of spotty and trace fluorescence and cut have been observed in individual sandstone beds interpreted to be in the Permian aged Poole and Upper Grant Formations below the base of the Noonkanbah Formation shales. These shows have some similarities to those observed in the equivalent formations on the Lennard Shelf (Sundown and West Terrace accumulations).

Once section TD (total depth) of ~3,937 feet (1,200 meters) is reached the significance of the shows will be investigated by wireline logs, and if considered sufficiently encouraging, by wireline pressure and sampling operations. Seven inch casing will then be set and the well will be drilled ahead to the Ungani Dolomite primary oil objective below 6,890 feet (2,100 meters).

The well is located on an all weather drilling pad approximately 0.62 mile (one kilometer) off the Ungani access road within Production License L21, 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Broome and miles (3.3 kilometers) southwest of Buru Energy's Ungani Oilfield in the Canning Basin of northwestern Australia.

Equity and contributing interest for the well are as follows. The well is being drilled under the terms of the Ungani Development Funding agreement with Diamond Resources (Fitzroy) Pty Ltd.

  • Buru Energy: Equity Interest - 50 percent; Contributing Interest - 0 percent
  • Diamond Resources (Fitzroy): Equity Interest - 50 percent; Contributing Interest - 100 percent

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