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· Pressure build-up analysis indicates no deterioration in fracture half-length
· Commencement of flowback at Icewine#2 on schedule for 11th June
Project Icewine - Icewine#2 Production Testing
Post the retrieval of downhole gauges in Icewine#2 on 25th May, pressure build-up data was subsequently downloaded on the 30th May and processed. This data was then analysed and interpreted to determine whether any degradation of the fracture system created by the artificial stimulation had occurred during the shut-in period.
The analysis showed that the fracture geometries of the first pressure build-up, (July-
Mobilisation of equipment and personnel for the re-commencement of flowback of the Icewine#2 well, utilising artificial lift, is now in full swing and operations remain on schedule for start-up on the 11th June.
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Project Icewine Overview
The Project is located on an all year operational access road with both conventional and unconventional oil potential. The primary term for the State leases is 10 years with no mandatory relinquishment and a low 16.5% royalty.
The HRZ liquids-rich resource play has been successfully evaluated based on core obtained in the recently completed (
Significant conventional prospectivity has also been identified on recently acquired 2D seismic across the project acreage.
A map of the Project Icewine acreage can be viewed at the link below:
Cautionary Statement: The estimated quantities of petroleum that may be potentially recovered by the application of a future development project relate to undiscovered accumulations. These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development. Further exploration, appraisal and evaluation are required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially movable hydrocarbons.
Exploration incentives provided by the State of Alaska with up to 35% of net operating loss refundable in cash were concluded for all expenditure post
The primary objective is an untested, unconventional liquids-rich shale play in a prolific source rock, the HRZ shale (Brookian Sequence), that co-sourced the largest oil field in North America; the giant
Recently acquired 2D seismic has identified large conventional leads at Project Icewine within the same Brookian petroleum system and shallow to the HRZ shale, including potential high porosity channel and turbiditic sands associated with slope apron and deepwater fan plays. The Brookian conventional play is proven on the North Slope; the USGS (2013) estimated the remaining oil potential to be 2.1 billion barrels within the Brookian sequence. Two recent discoveries in the Brookian have already exceeded these estimates, with Armstrong/Repsol discovering 1.4 billion barrels in 2015 and Caelus announcing a 2.5 billion barrel discovery in 2016. Additional conventional potential exists in the Brookian delta topset play, deeper Kuparuk sands and the Ivishak Formation.
A Prospective Resources Report by DeGolyer and MacNaughton, was commissioned by 88 Energy to evaluate the unconventional resource potential of Project Icewine in
About 88 Energy: 88 Energy has a 63% working interest and operatorship in ~342,000 acres onshore the prolific North Slope of Alaska ("Project Icewine"). Gross contiguous acreage position for the Joint Venture is ~475,000 acres (88E 301,000 net acres). The North Slope is the host to the 15 billion barrel
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