CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - Africa Hydrocarbons Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NFK) ("AHI" or the "Company") today provided the following operational update regarding the Company's BHN-1 exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit (47.5% WI) in northeastern Tunisia.
The Company has completed preparations for the re-completion of its BHN-1 exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit in northeastern Tunisia. The re-completion will entail pulling the existing production tubing from the wellbore and re-perforating the Abiod formation using a casing gun and deep penetrating charges, followed by selective acidization of the individual perforation intervals. One additional zone within the Abiod will be perforated bringing the total number of zones to be evaluated to four. A workover rig has now been contracted and will move to the BHN-1 location once released from its current operation, anticipated to be in mid May 2014. The entire re-completion operation is expected to take 10-14 days. Extended flow testing will take place at a later date depending on the results of the re-completion operation.
"A rigorous re-completion plan has been developed to adequately evaluate the hydrocarbon potential we believe exists within the Abiod," states Mr. John Nelson, CEO of the Company. "The Company remains of the view that the initial perforation attempt and acid injection previously undertaken was not successful in accessing the formation thereby necessitating the re-completion operation."
About the Company
AHI is a Canadian based international oil and natural gas company involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of energy assets, with an emphasis on Africa. The key asset of the Company is its 47.5% owned Bouhajla Block, located onshore in Tunisia within the productive Pelagian Basin.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF AFRICA HYDROCARBONS INC.
John Nelson, CEO
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