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Drilling underway at Red Emperor’s Winx-1 well


Published 18-FEB-2019 10:37 A.M.


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Drilling of the Winx-1 exploration well located on the prolific Western Blocks, North Slope of Alaska has commenced.

Red Emperor Resources' (ASX:RMP) announced today that 88 Energy Limited(ASX/AIM: 88E), in its capacity as consortium operator, commenced drilling via Nordic Rig#3 at 15:15 Alaska time on 15 February –on schedule

Nordic Rig#3 is drilling ahead at 880’.

The forward plan is to deepen the hole to ~2,500’ before setting surface casing.

The well was drilled to 600ft prior to pulling out of the hole, this was done to pick up the smart bottom hole assembly.

RMP will continue to supply regular updates through the drilling operations.

More info about the Winx-1 exploration work

As previously noted, drilling and testing of Winx-1 (in a success case scenario), is scheduled to take approximately 50 days.

The Winx prospect is a 3D seismic defined conventional oil prospect in the successful Nanushuk play fairway, with a gross mean unrisked prospective resource of 400 million barrels. It is adjacent to the Horseshoe 1/1A discovery well drilled by the Armstrong/Repsol JV in 2017.

The primary objective of Winx-1 is the Nanushuk Topset play, targeting the Nanushuk 4 and 5 sands. The Winx prospect has been identified using the Nanuq South 3D data, which covers the third party 2017 Horseshoe discovery plus a large section of the ‘Western Blocks’.

The following map indicates who is playing in this region.

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Technical work on the Western Blocks has identified a gross best estimate prospective resource volume of 400 MMbbls (126 MMbbls net to RMP), and a geological chance of success of 25-35%.

About Red Emperor Resources

Red Emperor Resources is a natural resource exploration company which has oil and gas interests on the Alaska North Slope and in South East Asia.

The company has entered into Definitive Agreements with its consortium partners 88 Energy Limited and Otto Energy Limited that will ensure its participation in the ongoing drilling of the highly prospective Nanushuk oil trend on the Alaska North Slope.

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