Carnarvon Says Positive Signals Emerges from Roc-2 Well Drilling Off WA

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. reported Monday that positive signals of hydrocarbons were detected from the drilling of Roc-2 well in exploration permit WA-437-P in the North West Shelf of Australia by field operator Quadrant Energy.

The well has been drilled to a total depth of 17,356 feet (5,290 meters) measured depth and the rig is prepared to run wireline logging tools. Wireline operations, including wireline formation testing, will be undertaken over the next 7 to 10 days.

Carnarvon said during deepening of the well over the past week "several sands with positive indications of hydrocarbons were intersected in the deeper Milne sections of the well ... (and this will be) investigated with the more detailed formation evaluation provided for with wireline logging along with the shallower Caley sandstone where the Company confirmed hydrocarbons previously."

"While these deeper Milne sands are not to be interpreted to be commercially significant within the Roc structure in this well, the existence of reservoir and hydrocarbons at this depth are positive signals for the shallower and larger Dorado structure," the firm added in the press release.

Quadrant holds 80 percent stake in the permit, with the remainder held by Carnarvon.



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