Southeastern Turkey trends under exploration

Calik Enerji has spudded Giremir-1, initial exploratory well on the Sinan license in southeastern Turkey, said Anatolia Energy Corp., Calgary.

Anatolia Energy can earn as much as a 50% interest in the license. The well is permitted to 1,250 m at a cost of $1.4 million. The Paleocene Upper Sinan formation, the deepest horizon to be penetrated, produces in five fields in southeastern Turkey, including large Selmo field 47 km northeast, but its potential on the Sinan license is unknown.

The well satisfies the work commitment of the Sinan license during its initial 4-year exploration period and satisfies the district drilling obligation that includes the Bismil licenses. The Sinan and Bismil licenses cover 17,833 and 245,699 gross acres, respectively, in the Silurian Dadas shale oil trend and also have Cretaceous and Ordovician conventional oil potential.

Anatolia Energy said activity focused on the Dadas shale is gaining momentum as numerous drilling and testing operations progress, including the drilling of Saribugday-1, the first well of the Shell-TPAO joint venture 20 km from the Sinan license boundary. Shell is expected to drill five wells to the Dadas shale.

Meanwhile, Anatolia Energy is working on optimal design of a fracture stimulation test of the Dadas shale on the Bismil license. The tests are due to be carried out in 2013 with the aim of flowing hydrocarbons from the shale. A large volume of physical and geochemical data extracted from the shale cores has led management to anticipate a positive fracture response from the shale.

Anatolia Energy said it is focused on four play types in Turkey: the Dadas shale oil trend, Paleozoic Bedinan sand trend, Cretaceous Mardin strike-slip trend, and Garzan reef trend.

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