While active drilling operations continue at the Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well in Israel, Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (Zion) has reached a depth of approximately 5345 ft (approximately 1629 m) towards a proposed total depth of around 15 000 ft.
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The company’s operations are focused on the Megiddo-Jezreel License (approximately 99 000 acres) south and west of the Sea of Galilee. It has raised sufficient funds to drill and test the current well to its proposed total depth, with the ability to also pay for unanticipated financial contingencies.
Zion’s CEO, Victor Carrillo, commented: “We continue to be very pleased with the operational drilling progress. We’ve observed no notable drilling concerns and have experienced no recordable safety incidents whatsoever. Beginning Sunday after Shabbat, we plan to run a suite of wireline logs from the current depth up to the level of our prior logging run before we set and cement 13 3/8 in. casing to the surface. After the cement fully sets, and we ensure the integrity of the casing job, we will proceed to drill deeper toward our next logging and casing point.”
He added: “Management would like to express our tremendous gratitude to our existing and many new shareholders who participated in the unit programme. It is only with your ongoing financial and prayer support that we are able to move forward in our oil exploration program in Israel.”
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