HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2012) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB), a Ukraine-focused upstream oil and gas company, announces it has commenced drilling of the North Makeevskoye-2 ("NM-2") exploration well in eastern Ukraine. The well is operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a subsidiary in which Cub has a 30% ownership interest.
NM-2 Exploration Well
The NM-2 exploration well, with a planned measured depth ("MD") of 3,187 metres and a planned true vertical depth ("TVD") of 2,636 metres, is being drilled directionally by the KUB-Gas owned K-200 drilling rig and is expected to take approximately 45 days to reach MD.
NM-2 is located in the southern part of the North Makeevskoye Exploration Licence and four kilometres north of the Makeevskoye gas production facility. The well is being drilled to evaluate multiple sandstone reservoirs of the Moscovian, Bashkirian and Serpukhovian age identified by 3D seismic acquired by the Company in the first quarter of 2012.
North Makeevskoye Licence
The North Makeevskoye ("NM") Exploration Licence is located immediately northeast of KUB-Gas' Makeevskoye and Olgovskoye licences, approximately 130 kilometres to the northwest of the City of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine. The NM licence has a five-year term effective from 29 December 2010.
In the first quarter of 2012, 225 km2 of 3D seismic data was acquired over the majority of the North Makeevskoye Exploration Licence. Interpretation of the new 3D seismic data in combination with the 71 kilometres of 2D seismic acquired during the second quarter of 2011 and 275 kilometres of pre-existing 2D seismic data has contributed to the overall geological understanding of the North Makeevskoye Exploration Licence and resulted in five additional structural prospects being identified.
The NM-2 well will evaluate the potential of the first of the five prospects defined by 3D seismic and is located 13 kilometres to the southeast of the North Makeevskoye-1 ("NM-1") well that was drilled during the second quarter of 2012 on legacy 2D seismic data. NM-1 was cased to TD as a candidate for future fracture stimulation.
About Cub Energy Inc.
Cub Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KUB) is a Ukraine-focused upstream oil and gas company with 110,000 net acres, in nine exploration and production licences, 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. The Company has offices in Houston, Toronto and Kyiv and trades in Toronto under the stock symbol KUB.
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