Area Drilling

Argentina Petrolera Argentina San Jorge gauged two exploratory wells 3-4 km north and northeast of Loma Negra field in the Neuquen basin. Anticlinal Viejo 1 flowed 1,856 b/d of 31° gravity oil, natural, from Jurassic Punta Rosada perforations at 7,897-7,917 ft and 264 b/d of 41° gravity oil from Jurassic Lajas perforations at 8,800-8,846 ft. Cerro Solo X-1 flowed 574 b/d of 26° gravity oil, natural, from Lajas perforations at 8,719-8,829 ft. The company expects substantially higher rates once artificial lift equipment is in place. About a month earlier, Anticlinal de Maria X-1 tested 3,050 b/d of oil. San Jorge discovered Loma Negra field in 1997. Int...

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