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LGO Energy PLC Rises On Completion Of Eighth Goudron Well

LGO Energy (LSE: LGO) — known until early November as Leni Oil & Gas — announced this morning that its eighth well in the Goudron field in south-eastern Trinidad (GY-671) reached a total measured depth of 3,598 feet on 6 December, and that it’s been electrically logged and cased for completion as a C-sand producer, with a net oil pay interval of 244 feet .

It also said that production from the well along with two others (GY-669 and GY-670) is expected to be brought online over the next few weeks, with GY-670 being the first to be completed. LGO’s share price is up just over 2% at the time of writing.

The company says that a new Competent Persons Report (CPR) is currently being prepared using drilling results from eight wells — GY-664 to GY-671 — and will be published by Senergy (GB) Limited in February 2015.

The last CPR, published in July 2012 by Challenge Energy Limited, showed over 30m barrels of proven, probable and possible  reserves and over 63 m barrels of contingent resources at the Goudron field.

LGO  also announced that it’s signed a new contract with Well Services Petroleum Company Limited for the supply of Rig 70, a smaller more mobile unit equipped to drill to 4,000 feet with 5-inch pipe. Rig 70 will be used in LGO’s 2015 drilling programme and is expected to reduce the overall cost per well and may also enable new wells to be completed soon after they have been drilled.

Commenting on the news, CEO Neil Ritson said:

Given our successful drilling campaign we are naturally hopeful that the new CPR will show a significant increase on the reserves and resources previously announced. We are not expecting recent negative movements in oil price to impact the reserves as the project economics are very robust.

LGO’s share price is now up 355% on this time last year, versus a fall of 13% in the AIM Al-Share index. But over the longer term LGO is actually trailing its index, with a rise of just 0.9% over the past five years, during wihich time the AIM All-Share has gained 9%. 

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