Melbana Energy Announces Results from Block 9 Testing in Cuba

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Melbana Energy announced that exploration well #1-Alameda found hydrocarbons and moveable oil from Upper Thrust sheet mud and cuttings samples at the Block 9 test. The oil shows occurred continuously to a depth of 1,130 m for a total gross thickness of 670 m. The operator is drilling ahead from 1,820 m to limestone and clastic sediments in the Upper Thrust Sheet. Intermediate casing planned at approximately 2,200 m and a wireline logging program will evaluate the current openhole section. Block 9 is estimated to contain 14.8 Bbbl of oil in place with Prospective Resources of 676 MMbbl (best estimate). Melbana is based in Sydney.