Max Petroleum Plc, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce drilling results at two wells in the Uytas field.
The UTS-19 appraisal well was drilled to a total depth of 208 metres. Oil shows were encountered in the Cretaceous Aptian reservoir, but electric logs did not indicate any pay in the well. Hydrocarbon shows were not encountered in the shallow Albian section. UTS-19 was drilled in the western portion of the field and found the Cretaceous reservoirs structurally lower than expected, limiting the extent of the field in that area. Casing has been set in the well and the Company plans to use it in the future for water injection.