Americas Petrogas report that the La Hoya.x-1 (LHo.x-1) well, which is the first Vaca Muerta Shale vertical exploration well drilled in the Totoral block, has been cased and cemented. A full suite of logs and both conventional cores as well as sidewall cores have been acquired. Production casing has been successfully set to a total depth of approximately 6,463 feet.
The well penetrated 666 feet of the primary target Vaca Muerta Formation with oil and gas shows through the whole shale column. Hydrocarbon shows were also encountered and data acquired in the Mulichinco (299 feet thick), Quintuco (2,172 feet thick), and Quebrada del Sapo (190 feet thick) formations.