Laboratory analysis of the Owen-3 core indicated porosities ranging from 1.6% to 6.7% and low permeability, all as expected. This analysis also indicated that the core fluids contained 90% oil and 10% water. Oil was observed dripping from the core which indicated that it is "movable". Furthermore, no water was apparent on the logs in either the Owen-3 pilot hole or the Owen-3H well.
The crew and equipment used to flow test Owen-3H is now contracted to another operator and has demobilized from the Southern Georgina Basin. PetroFrontier has made every effort to source alternative equipment from other Australian service companies to allow operations to continue during the wet season but none is currently available until Q1/Q2 of 2013.
The Board of Directors and senior management are frustrated with the recent operational results and would prefer to have achieved proof of concept at this early stage of exploration. However, PetroFrontier and Statoil remain positive about the prospectivity of PetroFrontier's massive exploration acreage, which is supported by the favourable Owen-3 core analysis and the recent Total/Central Petroleum farm-in announcement.
The Corporation's 2013 exploration program is currently being planned in conjunction with Statoil and is expected to be finalized in the near future.
About PetroFrontier Corp.
PetroFrontier is an international oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of both conventional and unconventional petroleum assets in
Southern Georgina Basin, where it has an approximate 85.5% working interest in 14.1 million gross acres. PetroFrontier's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PFC". Founded in 2009, PetroFrontier is one of the first companies to undertake exploration in the Southern Georgina Basin in
Northern Territory. PetroFrontier's head office is based in
and operations office is in
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