The company, through its subsidiary, High Power Petroleum (H2P), has identified Canada’s carbonate reservoirs as high potential candidates for production optimization incorporating I-Pulse’s Blue Spark near-wellbore stimulation tool. The combination of a targeted Blue Spark stimulation followed by an acid stimulation has shown multiple-fold production increases in existing applications. H2P has invested in LSE-listed Cabot Energy (formerly AIM-listed Northern Petroleum) to become its largest shareholder and strategic partner, forming a 50:50 joint venture across Alberta to pursue such production optimization opportunities. The initial project is on a 58,000-acre carbonate reef light-oil reservoir in northwest Alberta with 170 million barrels initially in place and 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) production capacity. Recovery to date is 19%; however, with Blue Spark well stimulation and development drilling being deployed, H2P plans to increase the recovery factor up to 25%. A water-injection project and an additional reservoir unit development are being evaluated to further increase reserves, and reach the 10,000 bopd production target.
As the largest shareholder in Cabot Energy (formerly Northern Petroleum), and its joint venture partner in the Adriatic offshore geological trend, H2P has direct, indirect and options in up to 65% interest in seven licences, which would result in H2P being the largest participant in this high-impact exploration area. These licences include a 27-million-barrel oil discovery and a 1 billion-barrel prospect being explored in 2017 via a 3D seismic acquisition with drilling scheduled in 2018.
H2P has identified the geology of southeast Turkey as analogous to Northern Iraq with the potential for world-scale reservoirs. Operationally, however, the use of dynamite in seismic surveys is limited, resulting in reduced options for sub-surface surveying. I-Pulse’s proprietary Typhoon high pulse-power electromagnetic surveying is a tool for direct hydrocarbon detection and/or subsurface mapping at depth. Typhoon represents an excellent tool to survey the subsurface in this high impact exploration region. H2P has become a shareholder and board member of leading Turkish explorer Aladdin Middle East, which has been operating in Turkey for almost 60 years. Aladdin discovered East Sadak, the first light-oil field in southeast Turkey in 2013, on trend with the world-scale Iraqi oilfields of Kirkuk, discoveries of Tawke in Northern Iraq, and Garzan in Turkey. Aladdin and H2P are deploying Typhoon in further exploration and appraisal of existing producing licences in southeast Turkey.
As the largest shareholder in Cabot Energy (formerly Northern Petroleum), and its joint venture partner in the Otway basin onshore geological trend, H2P has direct, indirect and options in up to 65% interest in a 5,800km2 onshore shale-oil licence. The Otway basin is Australia's second most prospective oil and gas province. These licences are being evaluated for exploration via a 2D seismic acquisition in 2018 and drilling in 2019.
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