Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc.

August 08, 2012 08:00 ET

Cub Energy Inc. Commences Drilling of Makeevskoye-16 Well

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2012) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB) announces it has commenced drilling of the Makeevskoye-16 ("M-16") well in Ukraine. Cub previously announced it was accelerating the Company's 2012 drilling program and had acquired, through contract, an additional rig from Burova Kompaniya Ukrburservice LLC to drill the M-16 well. The well is operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a subsidiary in which Cub has a 30% ownership interest.


The M-16 well, with a planned total depth ("TD") of 3,850 metres, will evaluate stacked potential reservoir targets in Moscovian, Bashkirian and Serpukhovian aged rocks and is expected to take 90 days to reach TD. The upper portion will be an appraisal well targeting a structure defined by 3D seismic with stacked reservoir units in the Bashkirian and Upper Serpukhovian that have tested natural gas elsewhere within the Makeevskoye field. The deeper portion will be an exploration well to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of deeper formations in the Lower Serpukhovian and potentially in the Visian. This deep-test well will be the deepest well drilled to date by KUB-Gas and a discovery in these deeper sediments would open up new opportunities for reserve and production growth.

Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated:

"This latest well will not only target formations that currently produce on the M license, but M-16 will also target deeper formations that have only been sparsely tested to date. Given the success we have had on the M License, we are optimistic about this deep-test well's potential and excited by the possibility it creates for new opportunities in reserve and production growth."

About Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange company focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas in Ukraine. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Kyiv, Ukraine. Cub has 110,000 net acres, in nine fields, in the two major producing basins within Ukraine. The Company's strategy is to use western technology and capital, combined with local expertise to create value in its undeveloped land base, building a portfolio of high margin producing oil and gas assets. Cub shares are traded under the stock symbol KUB.

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