Next well in exploitation plan spud as production increases
CALGARY, May 30, 2022 – Arrow Exploration Corp. (AIM: AXL; TSXV: AXL) (“Arrow” or the “Company”) announces that the Rio Cravo Este-2 (“RCE-2”) well was brought on production on May 23, 2022. The Company has also successfully spud the next well, RCS-1 (Rio Cravo Sur-1) on May 23rd in the Tapir Block of its Rio Cravo Este 2 area, located in the Llanos Basin of Colombia. In addition, Arrow announces the filing of its unaudited interim Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, which are available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). All dollar figures are in U.S. dollars, except as otherwise noted.
The second well on the Tapir Block, the RCE-2, well was brought on stream slowly on May 23rd. The well initially produced clean oil at high rates but has developed a water cut. The well is currently being managed at reduced rates of 1000 BOPD (500 net). This exceeds forecast pre-drill rates of 360 BOPD net and the water cut has stabilized at less than 20%. Consistent with good production practice, oil flow rates will be adjusted in a timely manner. The Company will produce oil rates around the current level over the intermediate term. The well is expected to payout in less than six months.
The RCS-1 well, was successfully spud on May 23rd and is currently drilling ahead at 1500 feet. RCS-1 is expected to reach Total Depth of 8700 feet on or about June 7th.The well is targeting 6 separate hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs. The Company expects the RCS-1 well to come in 20 feet higher at the Carbonera Formation C-7 level, the primary objective, than was experienced in the RCE-2 well. Drilling and casing of the well will be followed by completion and testing. Total testing time is dependent on the number of zones encountered but is expected to take approximately five days per zone.
The Company is proceeding with a full field development plan to be submitted to Colombian Regulators for approval. The development plan includes additional wells targeting the Carbonera C-7, the Middle Gacheta and the Lower Gacheta, all of which tested commercial rates in the RCE-2 Well. Existing 3-D seismic has been successfully reprocessed and interpreted and is supportive of an expeditious development program. The Company anticipates full field development will be internally funded by cash flow.
Marshall Abbott, CEO of Arrow, commented: “We are encouraged with the results of the RCE-2 well, which add materially to our production, reserves and cashflow. Building on this momentum, we have successfully spud the RCS-1 well, and look forward to providing the results of the zone testing once drilling is complete. We expect that this new well will further increase our production rates, producing additional positive cashflow and reserves for Arrow during an ongoing high commodity price environment.”
Continued strong production rates from existing tied-in wells combined with additional and expected production from the RCE-2 well and RCS-1 wells support the Company’s objective of achieving a production rate of 3,000 boe/d within 18 months of its AIM listing (October 2021).
2022 FIRST QUARTER INTERIM RESULTS
FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS
Arrow experienced lower operating netbacks quarter-over-quarter, decreasing to $20.16/boe in the first quarter of 2022 from $27.35/boe in the fourth quarter of 2021. This decrease is due to higher natural gas production but lower netbacks from natural gas, which resulted in lower revenues per boe of production sold.
The Company incurred in some capital expenditures during the first quarter of 2022 in connection with the drilling of the RCE-2 well. At the end of the quarter, Arrow had a positive working capital position of $7.6 million and a cash position of $8.9 million, which are expected to fund the Company’s expenditure plan for the foreseeable future.
For further Information, contact:
Marshall Abbott, CEO
+1 403 651 5995
Joe McFarlane, CFO
+1 403 818 1033
About Arrow Exploration Corp.
Arrow Exploration Corp. (operating in Colombia via a branch of its 100% owned subsidiary Carrao Energy S.A.) is a publicly traded company with a portfolio of premier Colombian oil assets that are underexploited, under-explored and offer high potential growth. The Company’s business plan is to expand oil production from some of Colombia’s most active basins, including the Llanos, Middle Magdalena Valley (MMV) and Putumayo Basin. The asset base is predominantly operated with high working interests, and the Brent-linked light oil pricing exposure combines with low royalties to yield attractive potential operating margins. Arrow’s 50% interest in the Tapir Block is contingent on the assignment by Ecopetrol SA of such interest to Arrow. Arrow’s seasoned team is led by a hands-on executive team supported by an experienced board. Arrow is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “AXL”.
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