VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2014) - East West Petroleum Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EW) (the "Company" or "East West"), is pleased to announce the successful drilling of the Cheal-E6 well (30% working interest) in the Taranaki Basin of New Zealand. TAG Oil Ltd. ("TAG") is the operator and co-owner of all of the Company's licenses in New Zealand.
The Cheal-E6 well was drilled to a total depth of 1,939 metres (6,360 feet) and is interpreted to have intersected over nine meters (29.5 feet) of net oil and gas bearing sands in the Mt. Messenger Formation, which was the main objective of the well. The well will now be completed as a potential oil well with production testing to begin this week and, if economic, will be immediately commercialized through the existing production infrastructure at the Cheal E-site.
David Sidoo, President and CEO of East West commented, "We are very pleased with the results of the Cheal-E6 well which is the sixth well to date to encounter hydrocarbons on the Cheal North Block. East West is looking forward to continued exploration on the Cheal North Block where a further 15 to 20 potential targets have been identified for future drilling."
About East West Petroleum Corp.
East West Petroleum (http://www.eastwestpetroleum.ca) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company established in 2010 to invest in international oil & gas opportunities. East West has built a diverse portfolio of attractive exploration assets covering a gross area of approximately 1.3 million acres. The Company has its primary focus on two key areas: New Zealand, where it has established production and cash flow and is evaluating a low risk exploration play, and Romania where it is fully carried on an upcoming high impact 12 well exploration program. In New Zealand, East West holds an interest in three exploration permits near to existing commercial production in the Taranaki Basin, operated by TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX:TAO); in December 2013, the Company was awarded a 40% interest in one block in the emerging East Coast Basin of New Zealand, which covers over 100,000 acres. The Company also has interests in four exploration concessions covering 1,000,000 acres in the prolific Pannonian Basin of western Romania with Naftna Industrija Srbije ("NIS").
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(November 26, 2014 - 8:30 AM EST)
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