Petromanas provides further update on Molisht-1 drilling
CALGARY, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Petromanas Energy Inc. ("Petromanas" or the "Company") (TSXV: PMI) today provided a further update on the drilling of the Molisht-1 well onshore Albania. The well is located on Blocks 2-3, in which the Company holds a 25% working interest and is the operator with Shell holding the remaining 75% interest.
As previously announced the Company encountered a carbonate structure at a depth of approximately 4,174 metres and elected to case and cement the well, putting approximately 900 metres of unstable flysch shale behind pipe prior to drilling ahead. The Molisht-1 well penetrated around 250 metres of Eocene carbonate section, before encountering a lower flysch shale zone. Based on encouraging logging while drilling ("LWD") results in the upper Eocene carbonate, the Company elected to run intermediate wireline logs. The bore-hole image analysis revealed sections within the Eocene containing natural fractures. The prospective carbonate reservoirs in Albania are the Eocene, Paleocene and Cretaceous with the Cretaceous being the primary target.
"The initial LWD interpretation is encouraging at this early stage," said Mr. Glenn McNamara, CEO of Petromanas. "Our focus now returns to deepening the well to identify further fracture networks in the underlying carbonates."
After considering a number of scenarios for the Molisht-1 well, the Company is electing to drill ahead using the current bore hole. The Molisht-1 well is currently drilling ahead at a depth of approximately 4,650 metres. Petromanas plans to continue drilling through this section and now expects to drill the well to an estimated total depth of up to 6,000 metres. Based on progress made with further drilling, additional data acquisition and testing is planned to follow reaching total depth.
About Petromanas Energy Inc.
Petromanas Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas company focused on the exploration and development of its assets in Albania. Petromanas, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, holds two Production Sharing Contracts ("PSCs") with the Albanian government. Under the terms of the PSCs, Petromanas has a 100% working interest in Blocks D and E and a 25% working interest in Blocks 2-3 that comprise more than 1.1 million gross acres across Albania's Berati thrust belt. Petromanas also holds exploration assets in France and Australia. For further information please contact:
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SOURCE Petromanas Energy Inc.For further information:
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