Enarsa Plans Ayacucho 6 Drilling, Offshore Seismic

Argentina's state oil company Enarsa and its Venezuelan counterpart PDVSA plan to drill the first well on the Ayacucho 6 block in Venezuela on February 21, according to an Argentine government statement.

Enarsa expects the certification of the block's reserves to be completed in October or November, the statement said.

OFFSHORE EXPLORATION

In related news, Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner signed an Enarsa contract with Houston-based seismic exploration company GXT to carry out 2-D seismic work.

The work will cover 16,000km offshore Argentina and cost US$45mn, according to the statement.

The area to be explored is south of Samborombon bay, local newspaper Ambito Financiero reported.

Neither planning department officials nor GXT representatives were available for comment when contacted by BNamericas.

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