Carpathian Says Drill Stem Tests on Czech Well Disappointing

Carpathian Resources reports that drilling operations on the Janovice 11 well have been completed. The well reached a total depth (TD) of 944.5 meters in Palaeozoic strata.

The well intersected a 10 meter thick, porous sand of probable Miocene Karpat age (the primary objective) at 890m drill depth but an initial drill stem test of the sand interval failed for mechanical reasons. As the wireline logs run at TD were interpreted to show signs of gas in the upper part of the sand and a second drill stem test was carried out over the interval, but the test recovered only water. Preparations are now underway to run a velocity survey.

Participants are Carpathian Subsidiary Nord Gas Ostrava with 60% and Unigeo a.s. as operator with 40%