CALGARY, February 1, 2023 – Arrow Exploration Corp. (AIM: AXL; TSXV: AXL) (“Arrow” or the “Company”), the high-growth operator with a portfolio of assets across key Colombian hydrocarbon basins, is pleased to provide an operations update including its 2023 capital budget, and changes in total voting rights (TVR).
Drilling Rig Arrives at Rio Cravo Este Multiwell Pad
The contracted 1,500 HP drilling rig has arrived at the multiwell pad at Rio Cravo Este (RCE). Arrow is poised to spud the first of three low risk infill wells, RCE-3, within the next five days. These wells are expected to take 12 days to drill and a further 10 days to bring on-stream. Arrow expects RCE-4 and RCE-5 will be drilled immediately following RCE-3. As previously reported, these infill wells have similar productivity potential to RCE-2 and RCS-1 which are currently producing 850 BOPD net combined, well above forecasted rates.
The Company is planning to drill two additional wells into the Gacheta Sandstone reservoir in the fault bounded RCE structure. RCE-2 tested rates exceeding 700 BOPD gross from the Gacheta Sandstone. Dedicated Gacheta wells would likely spud in Q4 2023 after three Carrizales Norte (CN) wells have been completed.
Carrizales Norte Operations
Arrow continues construction of the road, pad and cellars for the three planned CN wells. The road and pad are expected to be complete in mid-February and the wells are expected to be drilled immediately following RCE-5 and the mobilization of the rig to the new pad.
3D Seismic Project, Tapir Block
As previously reported, Arrow has commenced the 134 square kilometer 3D seismic project on the Tapir block. The 3D seismic project is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2023.
Arrow is continuing to recomplete existing wells that display additional production upside in unperforated zones. This program has been successful in both the RCE field and the Oso Pardo Field. The Company is also considering additional perforations on RCS-1 once RCE-3, RCE-4 and RCE-5 are completed and on production.
Current Production and Cash Balance
Average January Corporate production was approximately 1,800 boe/d. Short term outages due to weather at Ombu and Pepper impacted production rates.
At December 31, 2022 Arrow’s cash balance was approximately US$13 million.
2023 Capital Budget
The approved 2023 capital budget for Arrow totals US$32 million and is to be financed from current cash reserves and operating cash flow. The capital program includes the following:
– 134 km2 3D seismic program
– 10 well drilling program including1:
o 3 C7 wells at RCE, each expected to add initial 300-500 bbls/d net to Arrow
o 3 wells at CN, each expected to add initial 300-500 bbls/d net to Arrow
o 2 Gacheta wells at RCE, each expected to add initial 200-400 bbls/d net to Arrow
o 2 wells at Oso Pardo, each expected to add initial 300-500 bbls/d net to Arrow
– Infrastructure including:
o Road and pad at CN
o Water disposal well conversion at RCE
Total Voting Rights
The Company also announces that it has issued 2,191,555 Common Shares (the “New Common Shares”) pursuant to the exercise of warrants issued at the Company’s IPO in October 2021. All the New Common Shares issued during the month were issued under the Company’s existing block listing.
Following the issue of the New Common Shares the issued share capital of the Company comprises 220,593,486 common shares with one vote per share. Therefore, this figure can be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which to determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
1 expected production rates are indicative only and there is no guarantee the wells will be successfully drilled and put on production.
For further Information, contact:
Marshall Abbott, CEO
+1 403 651 5995
Joe McFarlane, CFO
+1 403 818 1033
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