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Zion Oil & Gas continues drilling in Israel

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Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. continues active drilling operations at its Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well in Israel. The company has reached a depth of approximately 5850 ft (~1785 m) toward a proposed total depth of up to ~15 000 ft.

Zion’s President and COO, Dustin Guinn, says, “I am encouraged by the results so far. Since our last update, Zion finished drilling through the intermediate casing interval at 1665 m. After running wireline logs and analysing the data, we obtained over 20 sidewall cores from different zones within the well that spanned approximately 800 m (~2625 ft). The Geologic Survey of Israel is analysing several of the cores for porosity, permeability, and other factors. After retrieving the cores, we proceeded to successfully case and cement the 13 3/8 in. casing string. Because this is an exploration well, it continually presents surprises, but overall, we are excited about the progress and prayerfully continue drilling ahead.”

Zion Oil & Gas explores for oil and gas onshore in Israel and its operations are focused on the Megiddo-Jezreel License (approximately 99 000 acres) south and west of the Sea of Galilee.

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