VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - Petrichor Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PTP)(FRANKFURT:YQN) (the "Company") announces that a drilling rig has been moved on site and the Hinson #1 well was spud this morning and will be drilled to a depth of approximately 5,200 feet to test the Caddo Lime, Marble Falls, and Mississippi Lime formations.
The Hinson #1 is the first of three wells to be drilled on the Marble Falls Prospect (the "Prospect"), and is located in Young County, Texas, within the approximate surface coordinates of -98.6644182 Longitude and 33.3508939 Latitude.
The Company owns a 66.67% working interest in the Prospect, which covers 11,695.33 acres to date, located within Young County, Jack County, Archer County and Clay County, Texas.
The Mississippi Lime is a Mississippian age porous limestone formation that is deposited beneath the Barnett Shale, which is analogous to the Mississippi Lime play in Kansas and Oklahoma. The Marble Falls formation is a Pennsylvanian age limestone, analogous to the Strawn Lime play in West Texas. To date, independent operators have drilled over 50 vertical and horizontal multi-stage fraced wells in the Marble Falls and Mississippi limestone with positive results.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Richard Barnett, Director
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