88 Energy Limited (“88 Energy” or the “Company”, ASX:88E, AIM 88E) is pleased to advise the following in relation to its oil and gas operations on the North Slope of Alaska.
o Drilling of interval containing primary Nanushuk targets (@~4,500′) commenced 25th February (AK time): current depth ~2,640′
Western Leases – Winx-1 Exploration Well
The Winx-1 exploration well was drilled to ~2,500′ on the 20thFebruary (AK time), with surface casing run and cemented successfully. The State supervised inspection of the Blow Out Preventer system was completed on the 24th February. Drilling has now commenced in the intermediate section of the well, where the primary Nanushuk targets will be intersected.
Logging while drilling tools on the bottom hole assembly, combined with mud gas ratios and cuttings analysis, will provide initial insight into any potential hydrocarbon bearing intervals encountered during the drilling of the intermediate section. Additional data and analysis, including from wireline logging and potentially production testing will be required to provide more definitive results.
A chart detailing the Winx-1 drilling and testing schedule (base case) and a map of the Winx-1 Well Location and Regional Nanushuk/Torok Discovery Wells can be viewed at the link below:
Winx-1 is located ~4 miles east of the Horseshoe-1/1A well that significantly extended the highly successful Nanushuk topset play fairway to the south. Winx-1 will target gross best estimate prospective oil resource of 400 million barrels of oil (144 million barrels net to 88E) across multiple stacked objectives, including the Nanushuk Formation, which is the primary target of the well.