Condor Petroleum has encountered a 48m continuous hydrocarbon column in its Shoba-3 appraisal well in the Pre-Caspian basin of Kazakhstan.
The well, which has reached a total depth of 943m, is located on the 2,610 square kilometer Zharkamys West 1 contract territory, and the company encountered the hydrocarbon column in the Triassic zone.
Shoba-3 net pay is comprised of 18.4m of oil and 16m of gas in sandstone reservoirs, and 46.5m of core was also recovered to assist with additional reservoir characterization.
The well, which further appraised the Shoba structure, is expected to be completed once regulatory approvals are received.
Condor is engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas resources in Kazakhstan and Canada.