Cadogan Petroleum, the British oil and gas company with assets in Ukraine, has commenced drilling the shallow Vovche-2 well on the Bitlianska license (Lviv region), the company has reported on the website of the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Cadogan said that the well is anticipated to take 20 days to drill and will then be put on production if successful. The well is designed to test the potential of satellite prospects around an established, old oil field.
A heavier rig is being selected to drill the Blazh-10 well on the Monastyretska license (Lviv region) as planned at a depth of about 3,500 meters. The well is expected to spud in November and is anticipated to take three months to drill, the company said.
The Vovche-2 well and the Blazh-10 well fulfil the company’s remaining commitments on the Bitlianska and Monastyretska exploration licenses, a prerequisite to convert them into production licenses.