Petroamerica Provides an Operations Update for its Activities in Colombia
Petroamerica Oil Corp. (TSX-V:PTA) (“Petroamerica” or the “Company”), a Canadian oil company operating in Colombia is pleased to announce a light oil discovery at the La Guira-1 exploration well on the Los Ocarros Block. The Company is also pleased to announce that total Company Working Interest production reached a new high with an average rate of 6,312 barrels of oil per day (“bopd”) over the month of October. Operations at the El Eden Block continue to progress, with the La Casona-2 well scheduled to begin testing in the next two weeks, the La Casona-1 well long term test production expected to commence within the next week, and the Rumi-1 exploration well currently drilling at a depth of approximately 5,000 feet.
La Guira Well, Los Ocarros Block (50% Working Interest)
The La Guira-1 exploration well on the La Guira prospect was spud on October 9, 2013 and drilled to a total depth of 12,500 feet. The well encountered 11 feet of net pay in the Mirador Formation, which was flow tested on a fully open choke for a period of 24.5 hours. The well started producing under natural flow at rates of approximately 1,000 bopd of light 37.5 degree API oil with a water cut of 20% during the first hour of testing. As testing continued, the water cut progressively increased to more than 50% and as a result the well ceased flowing naturally. The final water cut measured at the end of the test was 34% and a total of 206 barrels of oil and 162 barrels of water were recovered from the test. Petroamerica plans to produce this using an electro-submersible pump to provide artificial lift, and the well is expected to be tied back via a 7 kilometer flow line to the Las Maracas central production facility. The Gacheta formation was also flow tested and produced non-commercial amounts of hydrocarbons.
Petroamerica interprets the La Guira-1 discovery well as being low in the La Guira structure and plan to drill an up-dip appraisal well, La Guira-2, with the objective of gaining more vertical height above the Mirador oil-water contact and intersecting the Gacheta reservoir within structural closure, as soon as a rig can be secured.
La Casona Discovery, El Eden Block (40% Working Interest)
The La Casona-2 appraisal well has been drilled and a workover rig is being mobilized to test the Mirador Formation, which was untested at La Casona-1. The workover rig is expected to be on location in the next two weeks.
The long-term test production facility for the La Casona-1 well, which includes gas compression, was commissioned following the demobilization of the La-Casona-2 drilling rig. La Casona-1 production is expected to start during the next week.
Rumi-1 Exploration Well, El Eden Block (40% Working Interest)
The Rumi-1 exploration well targeting the Mirador, Gacheta and Une Formations was spud on November 6, 2013 and is currently drilling at a depth of approximately 5,000 feet in the Guayabo Formation. Results are expected sometime around mid-December.
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