Optimism expressed on Trinidad Central Block

Aventura Energy Inc., Calgary, reported positive 2001 fiscal results largely affected by its onshore drilling program in Trinidad.Carapal Ridge-1, tested in October 2001, contributed the majority of the company's yearend 2001 reserves. A second well, Corosan-1, was a commercial gas discovery much smaller than Carapal Ridge. Aventura gave no test data but said Corosan accounted for less than 3% of the company's Trinidad reserves.Vintage Petroleum Inc., Tulsa, operates the Central Block in Trinidad, where Carapal Ridge-1 flowed more than 50 MMcfd of gas and 1,500 b/d of condensate from five separately-tested intervals totaling 1,000 ft in the Miocene Herrera (OGJ Online, Oct. 17, 20...

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