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HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCQX: HDYN) ("Hyperdynamics" or the "Company"), today provided additional results from its analysis of well logs from the Fatala-1 exploration well recently drilled offshore the Republic of Guinea in Northwest Africa.
"Our immediate focus last week was a review of the Fatala-1 well log results from our targeted 75-meter-thick main channel, which unfortunately did not yield any oil shows above oil based mud signature while drilling or from an analysis of the cuttings taken from the well," said Ray Leonard, Hyperdynamics President and Chief Executive Officer.
"However, from our detailed study of the logs conducted over the last several days, we identified five meters of calculated hydrocarbons in the upper Cenomanian channel located above our main target formation. This five-meter sand has an average porosity of 17% and a hydrocarbon saturation of 61%. A minor background gas increase was also observed while drilling through this interval. A review by eSeis, our independent geophysical and petrophysical consultant, concurred with our findings.
"These results are technical calculations, and the thickness, porosity and saturation characteristics from this zone does not by itself make Fatala a commercially developable project, but we believe it could be an encouraging sign for the hydrocarbon potential of the offshore Guinea shelf," he added.
"Over the next few days, we plan to hold further discussions with our 50% partner SAPETRO and with the Guinea government to determine any future options we may have for further activity in Guinea taking into account this additional information," Leonard said.
Fatala a dry hole and it's likley the end of HDYN
HOUSTON, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCQX: HDYN) ("Hyperdynamics" or the "Company"), announced that the Fatala-1 exploration well drilled offshore the Republic of Guinea in Northwest Africa has reached its total drilling depth and did not encounter hydrocarbons.
Fatala-1 was drilled in 2,897 meters of water and reached a total depth of 5,117 meters below sea level. The well encountered a 75-meter-thick Cenomanian sedimentary channel sequence, but it contained predominantly siltstone and clays with no hydrocarbon shows. The well will be plugged and abandoned.
"We are very disappointed at the results of Fatala-1, considering the extremely promising geophysical data on the prospect," said Ray Leonard, Hyperdynamics' President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Hyperdynamics and our 50% partner in the well, SAPETRO, currently hold rights to the Guinea concession through September 21, 2017. In the very near future, we will be studying the results of the well and evaluating any future options we may have for further activity in Guinea.
"Fatala-1 was the deepest-water well ever drilled offshore Africa, and I'm pleased to say that it was drilled safely and within expected budget," Leonard added.
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Hyperdynamics Makes Final Preparations for Fatala-1 Exploration Well Offshore the Republic of Guinea
HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCQX: HDYN) today announced that the Pacific Scirocco deep water drillship has reached its target drilling location 165 kilometers offshore the Republic of Guinea in Northwest Africa and is making final preparations to spud the Fatala-1 well later this week.
The Fatala-1 well will be drilled in approximately 2,900 meters of water to test a large turbidite fan prospect in the Transform Margin play with prospective P50 recoverable resources of 647 million barrels of oil based on a 2016 Netherland Sewell resource report.
"We expect to complete final provisioning preparations today to be ready for the actual spudding of the well no later than Friday," said Hyperdynamics' President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Leonard.
"Drilling is expected to take approximately 40 days to reach a total depth of 2,500 meters below the mud line. The next six weeks or so are going to be an extremely busy and exciting time for Hyperdynamics, as we seek to unlock what we believe is world-class oil potential from this largely untested basin offshore the Republic of Guinea in Northwest Africa."
Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. To find out more, visit our website at www.hyperdynamics.com.
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