Tres Curvas-1 reached a total measured depth of 3,550 feet (total vertical depth of 3,518 feet) on September 11, 2007. Initial log interpretations, sidewall cores, and hydrocarbon shows encountered during drilling, indicate reservoir quality sandstones with potential oil pay in six zones within the Los Cuervos, Barco and Catatumbo formations. These formations are productive in nearby Venezuelan fields.
Solana plans to test Tres Curvas-1 with the DWS drilling rig that is currently on location. Testing could take up to four weeks.
Tres Curvas-1 is the first of a two well program Solana is undertaking on the Catguas Block. The second well, Cocodrilo-1, will be drilled with the same rig immediately following completion of testing at Tres Curvas-1. The Catguas Block is subject to a fiscally attractive Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos royalty/tax contract with no additional state participation.
Mr. Glenn Van Doorne, Chief Operating Officer of Solana, a Petroleum Geologist, is the qualified person who has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release.
Solana is an international resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company's properties are located in Colombia, South America and are held through its wholly owned subsidiary, Solana Petroleum Exploration (Colombia) Limited. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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