Moriche Block Output Tests to Start March 9

Production tests will start March 9 on the Ubaque and Mirador reservoirs in Colombia's Moriche block, property operator Pacific Stratus Energy (TSX: PSE) said in a statement.

The company will run and cement the production casing and start production tests immediately thereafter, according to the statement.

Production results will be announced by month-end on the Ubaque, Gacheta and Mirador intervals.

Meanwhile, Pacific Stratus has unveiled results of the wireline logs run on the Mauritia Norte 1 well, which was drilled to a total depth of 10,000ft (3,000m).

Drilling encountered Carbonera C7, Mirador, Gacheta and Ubaque formations at depths of 8,726ft, 8,973ft, 9,520ft and 9,693ft respectively.

Carbonera C7 returned net pay at 6ft with 18-23% porosity and 30-35% water saturation. Mirador returned net pay at 5ft with 25-28% porosity and 25-28% water saturation. Gacheta returned 9ft net pay with 30-35% porosity and 19-29% water saturation. Ubaque hit net pay at 23ft with 16-22% porosity and 39-40% water saturation.

The Moriche block is in the Llanos basin.

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