The purpose of the designed 60 kilometer survey is to acquire new geological and geophysical data to assist Zion in selecting the optimal drilling site for a test well on its Ramot Menashe (Menashe Heights) prospect and to upgrade the company's Nahal Me'arot lead (nearby the Asher-Atlit No. 1 well) into a drillable prospect.
The estimated cost of the survey, including processing and interpretation, if completed to its full 60 kilometer designed length, is approximately $650,000.
Zion Oil & Gas, a Delaware corporation, explores for oil and gas in Israel, onshore between Tel-Aviv and Haifa. It currently holds a 78,000 acre exploration license, known as the Asher-Menashe License, located between Caesarea and Haifa. Its application for the issuance of an 85,000 acre exploration license, tentatively named the Joseph License, located between Caesarea and Netanya, on which the company drilled a 15,842 foot well in 2005, is currently pending before the Israel Petroleum Commission. A decision on the application is expected during September or October 2007.
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