Singapore — December 9, 2015 — Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (“Terra Nova”), the Operator of Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 444, advises that it drilled through the Mid-Birkhead channel, as prognosed by the seismic interpretation.
The well reached target depth (TD) at a depth of 2176 meters, 7138 feet, on time and under budget. No hydrocarbons were found to be present and therefore the well will be plugged and abandoned.
Henry Aldorf, CEO of Terra Nova, stated, “Although there were no hydrocarbon shows, the well proved the existence of the Mid-Birkhead channel system in PEL 444.These results will be included to improve our exploration model. The experience in the Cooper Eromanga basin has shown both wet and Hydrocarbon filled channels can exist in close proximity to each other. We have plans, once this model is updated, to review other targets in the existing 3D covered area, which is only a fraction of PEL 444. Terra Nova has the necessary finance to continue fund its share of a future exploration program. With this well we have fulfilled our obligations on PEL 444 and enter a new five year licence period”.
About Terra Nova Energy Ltd.
Terra Nova Energy Ltd. is an oil and gas company with a 20.66% working interest in two onshore petroleum exploration licenses (“PELs”), PEL 112 and PEL 444, located on the western flank of the Cooper Eromanga Basin in the State of South Australia, Australia. Its common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “TGC” and its ordinary shares trade in the U.S. on the OTCQX marketplace under the symbol “TNVMF.”
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Terra Nova Energy Ltd.
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