Update On Well #101 Drilling

Released : 02.08.2017

RNS Number : 8130M
Volga Gas PLC
02 August 2017

2 August 2017


Volga Gas plc

("Volga Gas", the "Company" or the "Group")




Volga Gas plc, the oil and gas exploration and production group operating in the Volga Region of Russia, is pleased to provide the following update on the drilling of its Uzen #101 horizontal oil production well in the Uzen field.


As recently announced on 10 July 2017, the horizontal well #101 in the Company's Uzen oil field commenced drilling on 27 April 2017. 


Drilling operations were concluded as anticipated on 28 July 2017 having completed a horizontal section of total length of 627 metres.  Logging while drilling indicated a total productive zone in the well of 506 metres, exhibiting average porosity of 32% and oil saturation of 68%.  The horizontal section of the well has been lined and the productive zones have had water-swell packers installed to maximise the well stability.  After the packers have become water swelled - within the next 30 days - production testing of the well will commence.


Prior to drilling, the 2P reserves estimated within the Albian reservoir of the Uzen field were approximately 1.9 million barrels.  Following the test results, the production potential of the well can be determined.


Further announcements will be made on this well upon completion of the production test.


Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive of Volga Gas commented:

"I am pleased to have completed the drilling of the #101 horizontal well on Uzen within the estimated timeframe. This well is one of a number of projects being undertaken by management to maximise the potential of the Group's assets."

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For further information, please contact:


Volga Gas plc

Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive Officer

Vadim Son, Chief Financial Officer

Tony Alves, Investor Relations Consultant

+7 495 721 1233


+44 (0)7824 884 342

S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP

+44 (0)20 3470 0470

Richard Redmayne, Richard Morrison,

Richard Hail

FTI Consulting

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

Edward Westropp, Alex Beagley


Editors' notes:


Volga Gas is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Volga region of Russia.  The company has 100% interests in its four licence areas.


The information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and verified by Mr. Andrey Zozulya, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Volga Gas plc, for the purposes of the Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas companies issued by the London Stock Exchange in June 2009. Mr. Andrey Zozulya holds a degree in Geophysics and Engineering from the Groznensky Oil & Gas Institute and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.





bbl               Barrel

bopd            Barrels of oil per day

bpd              Barrels per day

boepd          Barrels of oil equivalent per day, in which 6,000 cubic feet of natural gas is equated to one barrel of oil

mcf              thousand cubic feet

mmcfd         Millions of standard cubic feet per day





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