Jura Reports Drilling, Production Startups, Seismic Progress in Pakistan
Jura Energy reports that the Khanpur 2 well completed in January has been tied-in to the Block 22 processing facilities. The Operator, Petroleum Exploration (Pvt.) Limited ("PEL"), is currently producing the well at approximately 3 MMcf/d and will increase the production gradually over the next few weeks.
The Hasan 3 well, which was completed in October 2007 and tied-in in January 2008, is now producing at 2.45 MMcf/d, up from 2 MMcf/d in January, and will be further increased over the coming weeks.
Drilling is expected to commence at the Sadiq 2 site in mid-March 2008, following construction of an access road which is underway.
Sadiq 2 will be the third well drilled within Block 22 since September of 2007, and follows the successful drilling and completion of Hasan 3 in October 2007 and Khanpur 2 in January 2008 as described above. Following completion of the Sadiq 2 well, it is expected that the rig will be moved to the Hamza appraisal area for further drilling.
Jura holds a 10.5% participating interest in Block 22 through its subsidiary, Pyramid Energy International Inc.
To date, 1373 km of 2D seismic has been acquired over Jura's blocks including Salam (88 km), Mirpur Mathelo (254 km), Kandra (361 km), Badin IV North (301 km), Block 22 (62 km) and the Hamza appraisal area (134 km). The seismic crew under contract has completed 173 km of a 394 km 2D seismic program over the Badin IV South Block. In addition, Jura and PEL will have access to 980 km2 and 626 km2 of 3D seismic data previously shot over the Badin IV North and Badin IV South Blocks respectively. Seismic processing is currently taking place at CGG in Tunisia. The processed results of surveys are being interpreted at the Company's technical office in Islamabad. The seismic results are encouraging; Jura and PEL are taking steps to secure a 2000 hp drilling rig with a view to commencing the exploratory drilling program by mid-year.
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