SANTIAGO, Chile--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GeoPark Limited (“GeoPark” or the “Company”) (NYSE: “GPRK”), a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, today announced the successful drilling and testing of the Jacana 11 appraisal well in the Jacana oil field in the Llanos 34 Block (GeoPark operated with a 45% working interest) in Colombia.
GeoPark drilled and completed the Jacana 11 appraisal well to a total depth of 11,618 feet. A production test conducted with an electric submersible pump in the Guadalupe formation resulted in a production rate of approximately 2,100 bopd of 18.7 degrees API, with less than 1% water cut, through a choke of 33/64 mm and wellhead pressure of 98 pounds per square inch. The well is still cleaning up and additional production history is required to determine stabilized flow rates of the well. Surface facilities are in place and the well is already in production.
The Jacana 11 well was drilled to a bottom-hole location that is approximately 2,500 meters south-west of the recent Jacana 6 appraisal well, and did not encounter the oil-water contact. With the preliminary production test results, the Jacana 11 well extends the Tigana/Jacana oil play towards the south-west limits of the Llanos 34 Block. The next well to be drilled will be the Jacana South 2 well, which is targeted to further test the extension of the field in the north-west direction.
James F. Park, Chief Executive Officer of GeoPark, said: “More oil, more production, more area, more value, more to come. A great beginning already from the start-up of our 30+ well 2017 drilling program.”
GeoPark’s management will host a conference call on March 8, 2017 at 10:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) to discuss the 4Q2016 financial results (to be announced on March 7) as well as the updated 2016 reserve certification (announced on February 6) and the most recent drilling results.
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