Petroamerica Announces the Start of Drilling Operations on its CPO-1 Block With the Spud of Altillo Oeste-1
CALGARY, Jan. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Petroamerica Oil Corp. (TSXV:PTA) ("Petroamerica" or the "Company"), a junior oil and gas company operating in Colombia is pleased to announce the start of drilling on its CPO-1 Block in the Llanos Basin of Colombia. The Altillo Oeste-1 well was spud by partner and operator, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp., on December 30, 2012. The well is targeting the Carbonera-7 and Cretaceous formations, some of which produce in adjacent fields. The well is expected to be drilled to a total depth of approximately 5,900 feet (measured depth) and is expected to take 20 days to drill and complete.
Petroamerica holds a 50% beneficial interest in the CPO-1 Block and will apply to the ANH (Colombian National Hydrocarbon Agency) to have this beneficial interest approved.
Petroamerica Oil Corp. is a junior oil and gas exploration and production company with activities in Colombia. Petroamerica produces approximately 4,000 barrels of oil per day (Company gross) from two oil discoveries, has one new discovery under appraisal and has interests in seven exploration blocks, all located in Colombia's Llanos Basin. Petroamerica's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PTA".
This news release includes forward-looking statements related to the expected occurrences in relation to the properties and drilling activities identified. A multitude of factors can cause actual events to differ significantly from any anticipated development and although Petroamerica believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable; there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. These forward looking statements are based upon assumptions that Petroamerica has made concerning the oil and gas industry in Colombia, the reliability of available data regarding the properties, and the continuing market for oil and gas. Risk factors may include the uncertainty of conducting operations under a foreign regime, the availability of labour and equipment, the fluctuating price of oil and gas, and Petroamerica's dependence upon other participants in the property areas. Neither Petroamerica nor any of its subsidiaries nor any of its officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors, nor do any of the foregoing accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this document or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments.
Although the Company believes that the expectations represented by the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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