Ministry approval to drill Saffron prospect - Mobilisation of Rig to Site
Columbus, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on onshore Trinidad with the ambition to grow in South America, is pleased to provide further information on its planned drilling campaign in the South West Peninsula, Trinidad.
The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries has granted approval for the drilling of the Saffron well, in the South West Peninsula ("SWP").
The Company is preparing for the spudding of the Saffron prospect, with the mobilisation of the rig and associated equipment currently in process.
Leo Koot, Executive Chairman of Columbus, commented:
"The Company is pleased to have received Ministry approval to drill the Saffron prospect. The Company is currently mobilising the rig and associated equipment to the drilling site. We will update the market as drilling activities progress."
This announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.
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The information contained in this document has been reviewed and approved by Stewart Ahmed, Chief Technical Officer (Trinidad), for Columbus Energy Resources plc. Mr Ahmed has a BSc in Mining and Petroleum Engineering and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr Ahmed has over 33 years of relevant experience in the oil industry.
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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, an appraisal/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.
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