Gulf of Thailand update
Gulf of Thailand update
Sydney, Aug 9, 2013 AEST (ABN Newswire) - MEO Australia Limited (ASX:MEO) (OTC:MEOAY) provides the following update in relation to the G2/48 Concession in the Gulf of Thailand where it holds a 50% participating interest (through its wholly owned subsidiary Rayong Offshore Exploration Limited).

MEO has completed its initial assessment of key prospects and plays in the concession post drilling of Sainampueng-1 in December 2012. The assessment has taken into account the thicker Oligocene section encountered in Sainampueng-1 which has the potential for a better than expected reservoir and interbedded oil prone source in the basin. This, together with the post drill re-mapping of the horizons has significantly increased the size of the Tertiary age prospects.

In addition to this, a new pre-Tertiary age play has been identified in the basin which is analogous to proven fields elsewhere in the Gulf of Thailand. Both of these plays can be readily advanced to drillable prospect status with existing 3D seismic data.

The estimated prospective resources for several of the objectives in the concession are summarised in the table below:
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G2/48 Tertiary Fairway Prospective Resources*
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Prospects       Recoverable (MMstb)
Krissana West   15
Krongthong      33
Kalong          10
Pudsorn         46
Other Prospects Under Evaluation
Unrisked Total  104 MMstb

G2/48 Pre-Tertiary Fairway Prospective Resources*
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Krissana Deep   > 100 MMstb
Pudson Deep     Under Evaluation
Kalong Deep     Under Evaluation
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* Best Estimate per PRMS Guidelines, subject to risk of discovery and risk of development.

MEO has commenced a partial sale process for up to 25-50% equity in G2/48 prior to the drilling of one well in 2014. The attached farmout brochure is being marketed to industry participants as part of the partial sale process.

Summary

The G2/48 Concession is located in the shallow water northern Gulf of Thailand. G2/48 has an area of 4,720 km2 and is held 50% and operated by Mubadala Petroleum and 50% by Rayong Offshore Exploration Ltd (a subsidiary of MEO Australia). In January 2013 the G2/48 Concession entered the 3rd obligation period which continues until January 2016.

The participants have identified two attractive plays; a Tertiary structural play with four main features with combined unrisked potential in excess of 100mmstb which are analogous to nearby oil fields and a trend of very large potential pre-Tertiary leads. Both of these plays can be readily advanced to drillable prospect status with the existing 3D seismic data for drilling in 2014. MEO is offering interested parties the opportunity to acquire up to 25% in G2/48 in return for a promoted carry on 2014 drilling plus a contribution towards back costs. Additional equity may be available.

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About MEO Australia Limited

MEO Australia Ltd (ASX:MEO) (OTCQX:MEOAY) is an ASX listed, independent oil and gas company focused on building a substantial Australian and international E&P business servicing the rapidly growing Asian energy markets.

The Company has assembled a portfolio of exploration, appraisal and development stage opportunities on the NW Shelf, the Ashmore Cartier and the Timor Sea regions in Australia, offshore North Sumatra, and on Madura Island, East Java in Indonesia and the Gulf of Thailand.

MEO has also attracted a high calibre Board of Directors and proven Executive, Technical and Commercial talent with a demonstrated track record of attracting and partnering with globally recognised industry participants.

MEO Australia is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: MEO, OTC: MEOAY) and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

 


Contact

Robert Gard, Commercial Manager, MEO Australia Limited
Email: robert.gard@meoaustralia.com.au
Phone: +61-3-8625-6000



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