TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - PetroMagdalena Energy Corp. (TSXV: PMD), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Colombia, today announced today an update on its ongoing exploration program.
Luciano Biondi, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are pleased to announce the continuation of our successful exploratory and development drilling program. The Copa 4 development well at Cubiro has extended the mapped reservoir area with higher formation tops than predicted and with positive tests of the zones identified petrophysically, this could lead to a measurable increase in oil reserves for the Copa Field."
Copa 4 Development Well - Copa Field, Cubiro Block, Llanos Basin:
The Copa 4 development well was spudded on March 31, 2012 and reached TD on April 12 at 6,240 feet MD in the top of the Gachetá Formation. Well logs were run on April 13th. The petrophysical evaluation of the C7, C5 and C3 sandstones, all productive in the Copa field, estimates the well logs to be 15 to 20 feet higher than predicted in the mapping done based on the seismic interpretation. Petrophysics indicate potential hydrocarbon pays of 7 feet in the C7, 17 feet in C5, 13 feet in C5, and 11 feet in C3.
As the Copa 4 development well was drilled to the northwest, it was expected to intersect the predicted oil water contact considerably down dip from the producing Copa-1 well. With positive testing of the hydrocarbon potential in Copa-4, the oil reservoir in the Copa field will be extended to the west with an expected upward revision of the reserves for all three producing reservoir units in the Copa field.
Alondra-1ST Exploration Well - Cubiro Block, Llanos Basin:
The Alondra-1ST exploration well reached TD at 6291 feet MD on April 12, 2012 in the Carbonera C8 Formation and was plugged and abandoned based on LWD logs. The well is in Polygon B of the Cubiro Block, where PetroMagdalena has a 70% working interest.
Cantaclaro - 1X Exploration Well - Carbonera Block, Catatumbo Basin:
At the Cantaclaro-1X exploration well, intermediate 9 5/8 inch casing was set at the top of the La Luna Formation on April 9, 2012. Simultaneous underbalanced drilling and testing of the target La Luna Formation started on April 15, 2012. The plan is to drill 910 feet of a highly deviated reservoir section through the fractured La Luna Formation underbalanced and obtain test rates as the drilling progresses. Final results are expected by the end of April 2012.
PetroMagdalena is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration and production company, with working interests in 19 properties in five basins in Colombia. Further information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.petromagdalena.com.
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Statements concerning oil and gas reserve estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements to the extent they involve estimates of the oil and gas that will be encountered if the property is developed. Boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Estimated values of future net revenue disclosed do not represent fair market value.
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|1P: Proven reserves||G&A: General and Administrative Expenses|
|2P: Proven + Probable reserves||MMCF: Million Cubic Feet|
|3P: Proven + Probable + Possible reserves||MD: Measured Depth|
|ANH: Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos||MMBBLS: Million Barrels of Oil|
|API: American Petroleum Institute||MMBTU: Millions British Thermal Unit|
|BOE: Barrels of Oil Equivalent|
|BOFD: Barrels of Fluid Per Day||NPV: Net Present Value|
|BOPD: Barrels of Oil Per Day||PSI: Pounds per Square Inch. The unit of pressure.|
|BOEPD: Barrels of Oil Equivalent Per Day||TD: Total Depth of the well|
|BS&W: Basic Sediments and Water||TVD: True Vertical Depth of the well|
|E&PC: Exploration & Production Contract||TVDSS: True Vertical Depth Sub Sea|
|ESP: Electric Submersible Pump||WI: Working Interest|
|FOB: Freight on Board||WTI: West Texas Intermediate Oil Price Index|
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