Melbourne, Australia, Nov 19, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - MEO Australia Limited (ASX:MEO.AX - News) (OTCQX:MEOAF - News) provides the following update in relation to Gurame SE-1XST being drilled in the Seruway PSC, offshore North Sumatra.
Since the last report, wireline logging operations were completed over the Baong sands. A 7" liner was run and cemented to 2,961mMDRT. At 0200 hrs (local time) this morning the rig was running in hole preparing to drill out of the 7" liner.
Logging results coupled with gas shows while drilling indicates the Baong sands are gas saturated. Image logs show the Baong sands to be finely laminated with significant fracturing. A dual packer MDT was run which confirmed the reservoir has matrix permeability. MEO has elected to production test the Baong sands to determine gas composition and reservoir productivity and has secured $10 million to fund this testing program (refer separate ASX release).
The forward program is to drill out of the 7" liner and into the second primary target, the Belumai sands, prior to production testing the Baong sands.
Progress since last report:
- Completed wireline logging program over Baong sands
- Ran and cemented 7" liner to 2,961mMDRT
- Elected to production test Baong sands and mobilised testing equipment - Secured $10 million via private placement to fund production testing
Present Operation (at 0200 hrs Jakarta time, 19th November)
- Running in hole with 6" drilling assembly to drill out of 7" liner to Belumai sands
- Drill ahead to Belumai sands, log & production test Baong sands
MEO's CEO and MD Jürgen Hendrich commented on the announcement:
"The decision to production test the Baong sands represents a significant investment. We are very pleased to have secured a substantial shareholder and funding for this undertaking."
About MEO Australia Limited:
MEO Australia Ltd (ASX:MEO.AX - News) (OTCQX:MEOAF - News) is an ASX listed, independent oil and gas company focused on building a substantial Australian and international E&P business servicing the rapidly growing Asian energy markets.
The Company has assembled a portfolio of exploration, appraisal and development stage opportunities on the NW Shelf, the Ashmore Cartier and the Timor Sea regions in Australia, offshore North Sumatra, and on Madura Island, East Java in Indonesia and the Gulf of Thailand.
MEO has also attracted a high calibre Board of Directors and proven Executive, Technical and Commercial talent with a demonstrated track record of attracting and partnering with globally recognised industry participants.
MEO Australia is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: MEO, OTC: MEOAY) and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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