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Roxi recovers second oil-saturated core sample from recent Kazakhstan discovery

11th August 2014

Roxi Petroleum has announced that a further core of 18 metres has been successfully taken between 4,347 and 4,365 metres, of which 5.62 metres was recovered

Roxi recovers second oil-saturated core sample from recent Kazakhstan discovery
Initial examinations of this core confirmed it to be grey limestone, microcrystalline, dolomitic, fissured, vuggy and oil saturated over its full length

"With the gross oil bearing interval now at least 33 metres we continue remain excited by the potential of the deep horizons at the BNG Contract Area and look forward to establishing the full extent of this discovery," said Clive Carver, Roxi chairman.

Initial examinations of this core confirmed it to be grey limestone, microcrystalline, dolomitic, fissured, vuggy and oil saturated over its full length.

Well A5, the first deep well on the BNG Contract Area, with a planned total depth of 4,700 metres is targeting principally the middle Carboniferous formation at 4,390 metres of the South Emba sub-basin.

As announced on 5 August 2014, oil and gas shows were detected at a depth of 4,332 meters over the full 12 metres core taken.

This makes the aggregate thickness of the gross oil-bearing interval at least 33 metres.

Roxi intends to continue core sampling until the oil shows disappear. The company is now working on taking a third core sample between depths of 4,365 and 4,383 metres.

The flow rate of the well will be assessed once the core sampling is complete.

The BNG Contract Area is located in the west of Kazakhstan 40 kilometres southeast of Tengiz on the edge of the Mangistau Oblast, covering an area of 1,561 square kilometres of which 1,376 square kilometres has 3D seismic coverage acquired in 2009 and 2010.

Roxi has a 58.41 per cent interest in the BNG Contract Area.

 

 

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