Main Aquitaine target fails to deliver

Bordeaux Energy has terminated an exploratory well on the Orca prospect in the Bay of Biscay.

Offshore staff

BORDEAUX, France --Bordeaux Energy has terminated an exploratory well on the Orca prospect in the Bay of Biscay.

The well encountered a thick sealing mechanism and the targeted Aptian age sandstones predicted from seismic studies. But there was no indication of hydrocarbons in this primary objective, according to evaluations of mud log and logging-while-drilling data.

Vermilion was due to continue drilling towards a secondary target before abandoning the well. It will then analyze the results to help it determine the potential of remaining structures on the Aquitaine Maritime permit.

09/28/2007

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