Neuquen basin oil discoveries due pipeline

03/13/2006
Petrolifera Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, plans to lay a 25-km, 6-in., 13,500 b/d pipeline to connect oil discoveries on its Puesto Morales block in the eastern Neuquen basin of northern Argentina.Oil will be trucked from the wells until the pipeline is ready early in the fourth quarter of 2006, the company said.Five discovery wells on the northern part of the block tested a combined 15,000 b/d of 35° gravity oil from the Upper Jurassic Sierras Blancas and Lower Jurassic Punta Rosada formations. The company was moving a service rig in late February to test another well that is an indicated oil discovery in the Cretaceous Quintuco formation (OGJ Online, Dec. 6, 2005).Another well flowed 600...
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