Area Drilling

Colombia A group led by Mohave Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, spudded the Caporal 1 wildcat on the 233,000 acre Tapir Association Contract in the eastern Llanos basin on Mar. 13, reports Solana Petroleum Corp., Calgary, a participant. The wildcat, projected to 7,800 ft, targets a large stratigraphic trap at 7,700 ft in Cretaceous Ubaque sandstone. It is 15 miles southeast of the Mateguafa 1 discovery on the block. Mateguafa produced at rates of at least 777 b/d of 32° gravity oil from Oligocene Carbonera C-7 sandstone at 8,189-8,207 ft on a jet pump and was shut-in for pressure build-up. Indonesia Two Canadian companies are preparing to start up operations in th...

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