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Columbus Energy Res - Update on Innis-Trinity IPSC

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Columbus Energy Resources PLC
22 August 2019

22 August 2019


("Columbus" or the "Company")

Update on Inniss-Trinity IPSC

Columbus, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on onshore Trinidad with the ambition to grow in South America, provides the following update about the Inniss-Trinity Incremental Production Service Contract ("Inniss-Trinity IPSC").

Update on CO₂ pilot project

The Company is pleased to announce that work is continuing with Predator Oil & Gas Limited ("Predator") to advance the CO₂ pilot project.   Fram Exploration (Trinidad) Ltd ("FRAM"), the operator of the Inniss-Trinity field and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbus, has successfully completed workover operations to survey downhole the AT-5X well in preparation for future CO₂ injection and enhanced oil production.

The preferred Predator downhole completion design to potentially achieve optimum efficiency for CO₂ injection by isolating specific reservoir sands was determined as being operationally viable. In preparation for CO₂ enhanced oil recovery operations a key interval of reservoir section chosen for the first CO₂ injectivity test was successfully isolated from the deeper reservoirs with the setting of a cast iron bridge plug.

The workover rig will now move on to survey the AT-4 well.   

Leo Koot, Executive Chairman of Columbus, commented:

"The Company continues to advance the CO₂ pilot project. We believe the CO₂ pilot project on Inniss-Trinity will give all parties a valuable insight into an alternative enhanced oil recovery mechanism for Trinidad and has the potential to transform oil & gas operations in the Inniss-Trinity field and in similar fields in Trinidad."

Background - Inniss Trinity IPSC

FRAM is party to the Inniss-Trinity IPSC with Heritage Petroleum Company Limited (previously Petrotrin) ("Heritage"). 

The Company's interest in the Inniss-Trinity field benefits from an agreement with Predator Oil & Gas Limited ("Predator"), whereby Predator will fund and help plan a CO₂ Enhanced Oil Recovery Pilot Project (the "CO₂ pilot project").  FRAM remains the operator of the Inniss-Trinity IPSC, including work for the CO₂ pilot project.

This announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

Contact Information

Columbus Energy Resources plc

Leo Koot / Gordon Stein

+44 (0)20 7203 2039

VSA Capital Limited

Financial Adviser and Broker

Andrew Monk / Andrew Raca

+44 (0)20 3005 5000

Beaumont Cornish Limited

Nominated Adviser

Roland Cornish / Rosalind Hill Abrahams

+44 (0)20 7628 3396


Notes to Editors:

Columbus Energy Resources Plc is an oil and gas producer and explorer focused on onshore Trinidad with the ambition to grow in South America. The Columbus Energy group has five producing fields, one development project and a highly prospective exploration portfolio in the South West Peninsula ("SWP"), which lies in the extreme southwest of Trinidad and consists of stacked shallow and deep prospects. Columbus is cashflow positive and aims to create transformational growth by developing its portfolio in a capital efficient and disciplined manner.

Columbus is guided by the following core values; safe and sustainable, stronger together, creative excellence, positive energy, totally trusted and personally responsible.

The Company is led by an experienced Board and senior management team with supportive shareholders and intends on leveraging its expertise and experience to build an attractive and diversified portfolio of assets across South America in order to build an oil production led South American exploration business. 

To find out more, visit www.columbus-erp.com or follow us on Twitter @Columbus_ERP.

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