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Buccaneer Energy - Cosmo # 1 Well – Drilling Report # 9 - ASX Release

COSMO # 1 WELL – DRILLING REPORT # 9

Buccaneer Energy Limited (“Buccaneer” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following update on the progress of the Cosmo # 1 well in which the Company has a 25% working interest:
 
Time: 9.00 am (Sydney) 16 July 2013 / 3.00 pm (Anchorage) 15 July 2013.
 
Depth: 7,599’ Total Vertical Depth (“TVD”)
 
Activity: Drilling completed at 7,599’ Total Depth (“TD”).
Wireline logs have been successfully run from 5,479’ to 7,599’. A total of 60 side wall cores have been obtained, 1 gas and 5 oil samples were taken and 27 pressure results were obtained using Modular Formation Dynamics Tester (“MDT”).

The Company is currently preparing to run and cement a 7” liner. Although not originally planned, the liner is now necessary to allow testing of the newly discovered oil zones above the previously-known oil reservoirs that form the existing Reserves. On completion, the production testing program will commence.


Summary of Results

As indicated from logging, MDT and sidewall cores, the Cosmo # 1 well has confirmed the presence of an extensive hydrocarbon column covering numerous formations above the previously known oil reservoirs. The Cosmo # 1 well was drilled on the crest of the structure and encountered geologic formations 200 - 300’ higher than those encountered by the Starichkof State # 1 well. The Cosmo # 1 well has encountered oil bearing sands ~400’ stratigraphically higher than any other wells drilled on the structure to date.

The Tyonek formation, which contained all exploratory targets, was found to have 488’ of indicated oil and gas pay, including 18 gas zones and 8 oil zones.

The previously-discovered Starichkof and Hemlock formations were confirmed to contain oil in this well. The Starichkof formation was found to have 43’ of indicated oil pay, and the Hemlock formation was found to have 149’ of indicated oil pay.

Not all of the zones intersected will be flow tested; however, the newly-discovered zones will be high graded and a testing program implemented in conjunction with BlueCrest Energy Inc. who holds the remaining 75.0% working interest.
 
Well Plan:

The Cosmo # 1 well is a vertical well that has been drilled to a Total Depth of 7,599’ (“TD”).
 
Surface casing was set at 800’ after which the well was drilled to the top of the Tyonek Formation (“Tyonek”) at 2,055’ where casing was again set. The 9 5/8” casing was set at 5,479’ MD. A 7” liner is to be set from TD to the bottom of the 9 5/8” casing.
 
The Upper Tyonek gas zones are behind pipe, and the plan is to test several gas zones. Evaluation of the new oil zones may warrant additional testing.
 
The well will then be temporarily abandoned as a future gas producer.



Yours faithfully

BUCCANEER ENERGY LIMITED

Signature




Mr Dean Gallegos
Director

 

For further information please contact Dean Gallegos, Executive Director on 0416 220 007 or 02 9233 2520. Alternatively visit the Company’s website at www.buccaneerenergy.com.
 

About Buccaneer

Buccaneer Energy Limited is an Australian listed company focused on developing its 100% owned oil & gas assets in Alaska. The Company's flagship projects are a series of onshore and offshore developmental and exploration prospects in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

Buccaneer Energy has a 3 pronged cashflow strategy:

  • Developing the 100 % owned Kenai Loop onshore gas project with independently assessed 6.4 MMBOE in 2P Reserves;
  • Operating a offshore jack-up rig for use by third parties in the Cook Inlet; and
  • Developing its 100% owned offshore Cook Inlet projects that have independently assessed 150.8 MMBOE in 2P Reserves / P50 Resources using the acquired jack-up rig.

Buccaneer Energy has a 50/50 joint venture with Singaporean-based Ezion, a leader in the development, ownership and chartering of strategic offshore assets, and the Alaskan Industrial Development and Export Authority (“AIDEA”). This joint venture has acquired the jack-up rig “Endeavour” which is capable of drilling in all areas of the Cook Inlet, the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea. Mobilisation of the Endeavour into the Cook Inlet was completed in late August 2012.

The Alaskan Government is supportive of oil and gas in the Cook Inlet. There are a number of fiscal incentive programs for exploration and development in the Cook Inlet.

Buccaneer Energy has two onshore wells at Kenai Loop producing at a combined rate of 10.0 MMCFD (1,666 BOEPD). The Company expects this to increase to 11 - 12 MMCFD (1,833 – 2,000 BOEPD) if a third gas sales contract can be finalised in the coming months.

Buccaneer Energy also has major working interests in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, USA.

 

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