HRT Concludes Drill Stem Test of Well 1-HRT-10-AM, in the Solimões Basin
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A.
(the "Company" or "HRT") (BM&FBOVESPA: HRTP3, TSX-V: HRP) announces that its
subsidiary, HRT O&G Exploração e Produção de Petróleo Ltda. ("HRT O&G"),
has concluded the drill stem test of a cased hole in the Tucumã prospect
(1-HRT-192/02-AM), block SOL-T-192, in the Solimões Basin, of the Amazonas
State, on January 7(th), 2013 at 1.30 am.
The prospect, located approximately 30 km to the south of the Juruá Field,
was tested to identify hydrocarbons in a faulted anticlinal structure in a
regional SW-NE oriented structural lineament sub parallel to the Juruá and
Tefé gas trend.
Two intervals were selected for the drill stem test, achieving the
a) DST - 01: Interval 2,254.0 to 2,260.3 meters - Juruá Formation
Lower Member - Reach a stable production rate of 520,456 cubic
meters (18,379,737 cubic feet) of natural gas per day, with a
choke of 40/64" (The estimated AOF for this test is 1,600,000
cubic meters per day / 56,503,488 cubic feet per day).
b) DST - 02: Interval 2,208.0 to 2,217.0 meters - Juruá Formation
Lower Member - Reach a production rate of 143,092 cubic meters
(5,053,248 cubic feet) of natural gas per day, with a choke of
"This positive test confirms the existence of a new structural trend in our
blocks to the south and southwest of this well" said Milton Franke, CEO of HRT
The drill stem test results, together with the gas findings in wells
1-HRT-5-AM and 1-HRT-9-AM, confirm the gas trend to the south and the
potentials for gas in the SOL-T-191 and SOL-T-192 Blocks and open a new
exploratory play fairway for SOL-T-214, SOL-T-215 and SOL-T-216 Blocks, where
the company has identified several exploratory prospects for future new wells
to be drilled.
The presence of a richer liquid bearing gas/condensate identified in the DST's
in a relatively underexplored area of the Basin, reinforces the geological
model interpreted for the area, and consolidates the potential for gas in the
region and supports the gas monetization project.
HRT is the operator of 21 blocks in the Solimões Basin, which it is exploring
in co-operation with TNK-Brasil.
For further information, please contact HRT`s Investor Relations Department.
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HRT Participações holds one of the largest independent oil and gas
exploration and production companies in Brazil. The HRT Group comprises eight
main subsidiaries: IPEX (Integrated Petroleum Expertise Company Serviços em
Petróleo Ltda.), HRT O&G Exploração e Produção de Petróleo Ltda., HRT
Netherlands B.V., HRT África Petróleo S.A., HRT América Inc., Air Amazonia
Serviços Aéreos Ltda. and HRT Canada Inc.. The Company retains a 55%
interest in 21 exploratory blocks in the Solimões Basin. HRT also operates
ten exploratory blocks off the Namibian coast: eight blocks in the Orange
Sub-basin and two blocks in the Walvis Sub-basin. HRT's team includes PHDs and
masters in geochemistry, geophysics, biology and engineering, most of them
former employees of Petrobras and ANP (Brazil petroleum agency). HRT is
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