InterOil's Third Well This Month
SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - InterOil today began drilling at the Raptor-1 site, as part of its US$300 million oil and gas exploration campaign in Papua New Guinea. This will be InterOil's third exploration well started in PNG since the beginning of March.
Raptor is about 20km south-west of Wabo in the Gulf Province. The other two exploration wells begun this month are Bobcat-1, about 20km north of Raptor-1, and Wahoo-1, which is near the coast about 180km south-east of Raptor-1.
InterOil expects to drill up to five additional exploration and appraisal wells in PNG in the coming 12-15 months, across almost 4 million acres in the south of the country.
The well will be drilled to a total depth of 4500 meters (2.8 miles). InterOil will announce results when the well is completed.
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, exploration licences covering about 16,000sqkm, Papua New Guinea's only oil refinery, and retail and commercial petroleum distribution facilities throughout the country. The company employs more than 1100 people and has its main offices in Singapore and Port Moresby. InterOil is listed on the New York and Port Moresby stock exchanges.
Forward Looking Statements
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SOURCE: InterOil Corporation
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