HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB) announces the Rusko-Komarovske-21 ("RK-21") development well, on the Rusko-Komarovske ("RK") licence, in western Ukraine has tested gas at a maximum rate flow rate of 2.6 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") through a 12-millimetre choke. Cub is the owner and operator of the RK-21 well and has a 100% working interest in the RK licence.
The RK-21 well location was identified by 3-D seismic acquired by Cub in 2013 and is the second well drilled by Cub on the RK licence. The RK-21 spud in mid-March 2014 and multiple potential gas bearing zones were encountered in the targeted middle Miocene Dorobratovskaya and Badenian sands locally referred to as the D-1 through D-5 and B-1 through B-5 sands.
The D-3 sands were perforated over a four-metre interval between 1,111 metres and 1,114 metres then subsequently flow tested through various choke sizes. The well achieved a maximum stabilised natural gas flow rate of 2.6 MMcf/d through a 12-millimetre choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 545 pound-force per square inch ("psi") and a shut-in casing pressure of 672 psi.
Mikhail Afendikov, Chief Executive Officer of Cub Energy, commented, "We are excited about the success of this 100-percent working interest well and our entire 2014 drilling program. This success is a testament to our team's hard work and efforts. Our operations and this year's work program continue uninterrupted and we move forward with our efforts of increasing the Company's reserves and production profile from our assets in the black-sea region."
The Company expects to have the RK-21 on production by May 16, 2014 and is currently evaluating additional completions options in the remaining zones identified. The Esta Well Services rig used to drill the RK-21 is now being mobilised to the RK-1 location where Cub will re-enter the well for a test of the deeper Mesozoic sands that logs show to be potentially gas charged.
About Cub Energy Inc.
Cub Energy is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in the Black Sea region. 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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