UPDATE: Petrodorado Reports Problematic Operations Update; Stocks Hit New Year Lows
Petrodorado Energy Ltd. (PDQ.V) announced exploratory success in Kamal-1X well in the CPO-5 Block, Llanos Basin, Colombia
Kamal-1X, the first exploration well in the CPO-5 block, was spudded on October 29, 2012, and reached the target depth of 10,500 feet. The primary target of Mirador encountered a net pay of 20 feet.
The company said this test was performed to confirm hydrocarbon production and to determine the optimum placement of a jet pump and not to determine maximum production rates.
Petrodorado completed and tested well Dorados-1X on the Talora Block in the Upper Magdalena Valley of Colombia.
The exploratory well Dorados-1X was spudded on July 31, 2012, reaching a total depth of 7,282 ft-MD and testing conventional Upper and Lower Dorados sands in the Cretaceous sandstone.
The main objectives were to reach the Cretaceous Caballos and Tetuan formations but these objectives were not present at well location. However, an exceptionally thick Cretaceous-Cenomanian sand of 1,850 ft gross was found that was not previously identified or reported in this basin.
Despite encountering what appeared to be a thick and well-defined gas & oil column with a possible basal water contact while drilling, the well testing results provided little information due to what appears to be significant formation damage. The post-drill well testing program proved the sand section to be a low pressure reservoir system with significant formation damage and evidence that the oil has been emulsified. Petrodorado is currently performing geochemical analysis to determine reservoir potential.
After evaluation of results, future plans will be decided that possibly will include a new undamaged borehole (sidetrack hole or twin well) design to overcome the sensitivity of this reservoir to formation damage due to low-pressure conditions, which is common in this part of the basin, in order to further evaluate the Dorados structure, a large thrust anticline with 4-way closure with a potential thick reservoir section.
Petrodorado also takes into consideration that Dorados sands present better pressure regime than the nearby Guando Oil Field (126 MMBO recoverable) located 40 km to the southeast of the Dorados-1X well.
Plans are also underway to gather relevant data to evaluate the non-conventional target in the fractured oil shale of the Cretaceous La Luna oil source rock at the earliest possible opportunity.
Petrodorado is the operator of the block with a 65% working interest.
PDQ is now down by 17% to 10 cents, with volumes of over 1.3 million. It has hit a new year low of 9 cents today.
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