Lion Energy Ltd has announced that encouraging gas readings, combined with some oil fluorescence shows, have been encountered in the objective '400' sandstone from 80m KB to the midnight depth of 154m KB. On reaching planned total depth of 570m KB, the section will be evaluated with wireline logs and likely production testing to confirm fluid content and reservoir quality. The '400' sandstone is the first of four main objectives in Amanah Timur-1. Lion has a 40.7% interest in the well.
9 5/8 in. casing has been set at approx. 78.5m and the well drilled ahead in 8.5 in. hole. The primary objective '400' sandstone was encountered at 80m KB, approx. 29m high to prognosis. Elevated gas was encountered in drilling sandstone dominated section from 80 to 95m KB. An interbedded shale and sandstone section is interpreted from 95 - 115m KB and from 115m KB to the midnight TD of 154m a predominantly 100% sandstone section has been encountered. High gas readings, with peaks up to 5.4% have been recorded as well as some oil show in the sandstone.
The well has an estimated cost of US$1.3 million.
Lion’s CEO, Kim Morrison noted: “The elevated gas readings with some oil shows over a 60m section in the shallow objective are very encouraging. We would note wireline log evaluation and production testing will be required to determine fluid content and potential commerciality of the interval. We will continue to keep the market informed of result on this exciting well as we drill the deeper objectives which we hope will continue to exceed our pre-drill expectations.”
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