CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2013) - Condor Petroleum Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX:CPI) is pleased to announce an oil discovery on the Kiyaktysai KN-E-201 well at the Zharkamys West 1 Territory ("Zharkamys") in Kazakhstan.
KN-E-201 encountered a 136 meter stacked sand - shale interval while drilling to an intermediate casing setting depth of 1,408 meters. Based on wireline logs, this interval has 58 meters of net hydrocarbon pay, consisting of a continuous 41 meter light oil column and a separate 17 meter gas column. An oil-water contact has not been penetrated.
Prior to drilling ahead to a total depth of 2,000 meters, the intermediate casing string is being set to isolate the upper 58 meter pay intervals from a higher pressured oil zone encountered at 1,400 meters.
About Condor Petroleum Inc.
Condor is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kazakhstan and Canada. Condor holds a 100% interest in the exploration rights to the 2,610 square km Zharkamys Territory, located in Kazakhstan's Pre‐Caspian basin and a 66% interest in Marsel Petroleum LLP which has the exploration rights to the 18,500 square km Marsel Territory, located in Kazakhstan's Chu‐ Sarysu basin. The Company operates certain oil and natural gas properties and holds non-operated working interests in a number of other properties in Canada. The Company is listed on the TSX under the symbol "CPI".
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