SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) has resumed drilling at Wahoo with the Wahoo-1 side-track exploration well in Petroleum Prospecting License 474 in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea.
Wahoo-1 side-track well is the follow-up to Wahoo-1 which was suspended in July 2014 due to higher-than-expected pressures.
The Wahoo-1 side-track is a significant step-out from existing gas fields and will test whether the successful trends identified around PRL15 extend 170km to the south-east of Elk Antelope.
InterOil holds a 78.1114% interest in the well and is operator. The remaining 21.8886% interest is held by minority interests. InterOil will keep the market informed of material developments.
InterOil Corporation is an independent oil and gas business with a primary focus on Papua New Guinea. InterOil's assets include one of Asia's largest undeveloped gas fields, Elk-Antelope, in the Gulf Province, and exploration licences covering about 16,000sqkm. The company employs more than 2,000 staff and contractors. Its main offices are in Singapore and Port Moresby. InterOil is listed on the New York and Port Moresby stock exchanges.
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