HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - March 11, 2013) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB) today announced the Olgovskoye-15 ("O-15") well has commenced drilling. The O-15 well is operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a partially-owned subsidiary in which Cub has a 30% ownership interest.
The O-15 well, with a planned total measured depth ("MD") of 3,200 metres, will be drilled as a directional well with the KUB-Gas owned K-200 drilling rig. The well is being drilled to evaluate the potential of the Bashkirian R30c and Serpukhovian S5 reservoir sands to further develop the gas production capability of the Olgovskoye Field. The well is expected to take approximately 70 days to reach its planned MD.
The Olgovskoye Production Licence is located approximately 160 kilometres to the northwest of the City of Lugansk in northeastern Ukraine. Since June 2010 five Olgovskoye gas wells have been tied-in to commercial production and two wells were fracture stimulated in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Olgovskoye-6 ("O-6"), which was drilled prior to June 2010, and Olgovskoye-8 ("O-8"). The O-6 well was tied-in as a producing gas well in early February 2012 at a gross rate of 1.5 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") and the O-8 well was tied-in to commercial production in March 2012 at a gross rate of 1 MMcf/d. Gross production from the Olgovskoye Licence averaged 11.42MMcf/d to KUB-Gas (3.5 MMcf/d net to Cub) during the month of February, representing approximately 40 percent of total production from all of Cub's licences.
About Cub Energy Inc.
Cub Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company with 110,000 net acres in nine exploration and production licences within the two major producing basins of Ukraine. The Company's strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.
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