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Pan Pacific Petroleum sees two Tui wells in 2013

Tuesday 20th November 2012

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Pan Pacific Petroleum has told shareholders it hopes to see two exploration wells drilled in the fourth quarter of next year in the Tui oil and gas field, where it has a 10 percent interest.

The first is an in-fill well in the Pateke North sector of the licence area, which the joint venture led by Australian explorer AWE has given approval to undertake, and has the potential to add between one and four million barrels of oil equivalent from Tui.

Among unexplored areas of the licence area, "PPP considers the Oi prospect at 10 million to 15 million barrels of particular interest and is pursuing options to also drill this opportunity in Q4 2013 if possible," chief executive Tom Prudence told the company's annual shareholder meeting.

Both wells are subject to rig availability, the absence of which saw PPP undertake no new drilling activity in the last financial year, leading chairman Neil Tomkinson to comment on "a possible perception that we have been marking time".

Prudence said the company had between three and six wells earmarked over the next 18 months.

"Portfolio renewal remains a priority and last year the company reviewed over 80 opportunities seeking quality drilling or development projects in our focus regions, though very few were sufficiently attractive to meet the company's acquisition criteria," he said.

Expanded interests in Vietnam through the completion of the Block 121 farmin were "very exciting."

BusinessDesk.co.nz

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