HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - July 6, 2012) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB), announces commencement of the Makeevskoye-20 ("M-20") well. The well is operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a subsidiary in which Cub has a 30% ownership interest.
The M-20 development well is expected to take between 40 and 50 days to reach a planned total depth ("TD") of 1,982 metres using a K-200 drilling rig owned by KUB-Gas. The M-20 well will evaluate the R8 sands at a depth of approximately 1,450 metres. The Makeevskoye R8 pool was originally discovered in the Makeevskoye-19 ("M-19") well drilled in the second half of 2010 and further developed by the Makeevskoye-21 ("M-21") well drilled in the second quarter 2012.
The M-19 well, located approximately 1 kilometre to the west of the M-20 location, commenced production from the R8 zone in July 2011 at an initial rate in excess of 5.5 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") (1.65 MMcf/d net to Cub). The M-21 well, located approximately 2 kilometres west of the M-20 location, tested 3 MMcf/d of natural gas from the R8 zone in June 2012.
Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated:
"Given the success the Company has had on the Makeevskoye license area, we are optimistic about this well's potential. The M-20 well, located approximately 1 kilometre southeast of the currently producing M-19 well, reflects our on-going focus on low-risk development of our proven and underexploited assets. We intend to grow the Company through the acquisition of large undeveloped license areas contiguous with current production, thereby mitigating exploration risk, and developing them through the combination of seismic, western technology, modern completion practices and local expertise."
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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