Maurel & Prom announces new oil discovery in the Sabanero block in Colombia

Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM


The Sabanero block covers an area of 434 sqkm and it is located approx. 250 km to the South East of Bogota in the heavy-oil prolific Llanos Basin at approx. 50 km northeast of the Rubiales and Quifa fields. This block is 100% Maurel & Prom Colombia (Maurel & Prom operator -  through its 50.01% subsidiary MP Colombia).

The Chaman-1 exploration well, located at the central part of the Sabanero block (approx. 6 km away from Sabanero field CPF), resulted in a new oil discovery in the C7 Formation (12° API) and is currently under production test, proving the prospectivity of the northern area in the block. The short test production started with 174 bopd. Size of this discovery is under evaluation.