ST. HELIER, JERSEY, May 31 /CNW/ - PetroKamchatka Plc ("PetroKamchatka" or the "Company") announces that it has ceased drilling operations at the Chernorechenskaya 1P exploration well in Kamchatka, Russia and plans to abandon the well. The well reached a total depth of 2,596 metres in basement rocks on the structure without encountering the target Snatol formation sandstones. Wireline logging operations will now be undertaken for confirmation. The Company will evaluate the well results to date and use the information to determine future drilling plans.
PetroKamchatka is an international junior oil exploration company incorporated in the Bailiwick of Jersey with core properties located in the Kamchatka Peninsula of the Russian Federation. The Company's strategy for achieving growth is to source and operate onshore exploration projects having the potential for large, low-cost reserves. PetroKamchatka, indirectly through its joint interest companies, has secured seven onshore exploration licences representing an aggregate 3,281,755 net hectares, a significant land position in this potentially prolific hydrocarbon basin. KNOC Kamchatka Petroleum Limited ("KKPL"), a company owned 55% by Korea National Oil Corporation, holds an indirect 50% net interest; and the Koryakia Property Fund, an investment agency of the Koryak Okrug, Kamchatka, holds an indirect 5% net interest, respectively, in the Tigil and Icha Blocks in Kamchatka. PetroKamchatka indirectly holds a 100% interest in four of the remaining exploration licences and 90% of a fifth licence. For further information, please visit the PetroKamchatka Plc website at www.petrokamchatka.com.
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