Pacific Rubiales finds oil in Colombia's Llanos basin

Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. made an oil find with its Quifa 24X exploratory well

Eric Watkins
OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor

LOS ANGELES, Mar 17 -- Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. made an oil find with its Quifa 24X exploratory well. The company also reported results of its Quifa 32 appraisal well drilled on Quifa Block in the Llanos basin in Colombia.

The Quifa 24X exploratory well found the top of the Carbonera basal sands at 3,206 ft measured depth and the oil-water contact at 3,252 ft MD, resulting in an oil column of 46 gross ft.

Pacific Rubiales said the petrophysical evaluation of the well indicates a net pay zone of 22 ft with 32% average porosity.

The firm’s Quifa 32 well was drilled as the fourth appraisal well for the Quifa 7 discovery well on Prospect “H”.

The well found the top of the Carbonera basal sands at 2,825 ft MD, and the oil water contact at 2,871 ft MD, resulting in an oil column of 46 ft at the well.

Pacific Rubiales said the petrophysical evaluation of the well logs indicates a net pay zone of 25 ft, with 32% average porosity.

Pacific Rubiales holds a 60% working interest and Colombia’s Ecopetrol SA holds a 40% working interest in the Quifa Block.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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