Elixir Petroleum (ASX: EXR) has identified a new petroleum play type targeting conventional reservoirs in large Carboniferous thrust anticlines at its Moselle Permit in the Saar Lorraine Basin, France.
While Stephanian play was not the target of past wells, there are five historic wells that intersect parts of the Stephanian sequence in the Moselle Permit.
Analysis of core and well logs demonstrates reservoir quality, while reprocessed seismic, which has been corrected for static issues, has identified large anticline structures.
Substantial potential is also present in the more traditionally exploited existing play types in the Lower Triassic, which host the nearby La Trois Fontaine gas field and the Forcelles oil field, and Westphalian, where gas to surface has been achieved in a number of historic wells.
Work carried out by Elixir has focused on three prospects:
- Nancy East, targeting stacked Stephanian anticlinal closures;
- Bullseye, stacked lower Triassic and Stephanian hangingwall closures; and
- West Chaumont, broad faulted anticline with Triassic closure.
With the aim of verifying the extensive internal technical work undertaken by Elixir, RPS Energy Services has been engaged to provide an Independent Resources Report in relation to these conventional prospects in Moselle.
The final report is expected within the next few weeks.
Elixir remains actively engaged with interested parties regarding a potential farm-out based on conventional prospectivity.
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