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Friday 19 July, 2019

Petro Matad Ltd

Spud of the Heron-1 Exploration Well

RNS Number : 0492G
Petro Matad Limited
19 July 2019
 

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19 July 2019

Petro Matad Limited

 

Spud of the Heron-1 Exploration Well

 

 

Petro Matad Limited ("Petro Matad" or "the Company"), the AIM quoted Mongolian oil explorer, is pleased to announce the spud today of the Heron-1 exploration well in the Tamsag Basin of Block XX. The well is an appraisal of the T19-46 oil field immediately to the north in Block XIX and is being drilled with the DQE International 40105 rig.

The Heron-1 well is targeting a prospect with 25MMbo of Mean Prospective Recoverable Resource and is planned to drill to a total depth of 3,050 metres. The well is expected to take up to 40 days to complete. In the event of a discovery, the Company will bring in a separate rig for testing. A call-off testing contract has been signed, which ensures testing operations, if warranted, can commence soon after discovery. 

Upon completion of drilling operations at Heron-1 the rig will move c. 5 km to the Gazelle-1 location.

Mobilisation of the Company's second contracted rig to the Red Deer-1 location is ongoing with a targeted spud date before the end of July.

 

Further operational updates will be provided in due course.

 

Mike Buck, the CEO of Petro Matad said:

 

"We are delighted to announce the spudding of the Heron-1 exploration well in Block XX to commence our fully-funded 2019 drilling programme. The second half of the year has the potential to be a transformational period for Petro Matad and we look forward to updating you on our progress."

 

Further information please contact:

 

Petro Matad Limited

 

Mike Buck, CEO

+976 7014 1099 / +976 7575 1099

 

 

Shore Capital (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Richard Johnson

Andy Crossley

David Coaten

+44 (0) 20 7408 4090

 

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Broker)

 

Callum Stewart

Nicholas Rhodes

Ashton Clanfield

+44 (0) 20 7710 7600

 

FTI Consulting (Communications Advisory Firm)

Sara Powell

Ben Brewerton

Genevieve Ryan

+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by the Company's Exploration Manager, Mr. Jerry Smart. He has 37 years of industry experience in oil and gas exploration and production with LASMO, Eni, Salamander Energy and Ophir Energy. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from King's College, London.

Glossary

 

 

MMbo                                              Million barrels of oil

Mean                                               The arithmetic average of the low, mid and high case estimates of recoverable prospective resources

Prospective Resources                Estimated volumes associated with undiscovered accumulations. These represent quantities of petroleum which are estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from oil and gas deposits identified on the basis of indirect evidence but which have not yet been drilled

 

About Petro Matad

Petro Matad is the parent company of a group focussed on oil exploration, as well as future development and production in Mongolia. At the current time, Petro Matad holds 100% working interest and the operatorship of three Production Sharing Contracts with the Government of Mongolia. Block XX has an area of 10,367 square kilometres in the far eastern part of the country, and Blocks IV and V have an area of 29,062 square kilometres and 21,143 square kilometres, respectively, in the central western part of the country.

Petro Matad Limited is incorporated in the Isle of Man under company number 1483V. Its registered office is at Victory House, Prospect Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1EQ.

 

 


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