Condor Petroleum Inc.

Condor Petroleum Inc.

September 17, 2015 09:15 ET

Condor's KN-501 Primary Basin Well Reaches Intermediate Casing Point

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2015) - Condor Petroleum Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX:CPI) is pleased to provide a drilling update on the KN-501 Primary Basin well located on the Company's 100% owned Zharkamys West 1 Territory in Kazakhstan.

The KN-501 well has reached the planned 9-5/8" intermediate casing point at 3530 meters after successfully drilling a 2800 meter salt section. Intermediate casing has been run and cemented in place. The drilling of the 8-1/2" main hole section into the primary target zones is expected to commence once the 10,000 psi BOP equipment is installed and tested. The well is targeting a total depth of 4250 meters.

KN-501 will test a 30 square kilometer 4-way structural closure which is defined by the base of the salt and has been mapped from high resolution 3D seismic. This well offsets the Company's play opening KN-E Primary Basin discovery by 8 kilometers and is located under the same salt dome.

The Company currently has estimated working capital of CA$50 million and no debt.

About Condor: Condor is a Canadian based oil and gas company with a 100% interest in the exploration rights to the 3,777 square kilometer Zharkamys West 1 Territory located in Kazakhstan's Pre‐Caspian basin. The Company is listed on the TSX under the symbol "CPI".

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Contact Information

  • Don Streu
    President and CEO

    Sandy Quilty
    Vice President of Finance