|By Marketwired .||
|June 18, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/14 -- Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: KUB) announces that the North Makeevskoye-4 ("NM-4") exploration well commenced drilling on June 16, 2014. NM-4 is operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a partially-owned subsidiary in which Cub has a 30% effective ownership interest through its 30% shareholding of KUBGAS Holdings Limited ("KUB Holdings").
NM-4 is located approximately 3 kilometres west of the NM-3 well drilled in July 2013. It is a combination structural/stratigraphic play targeting Moscovian aged channel sands, defined from amplitude anomalies observed on 3D seismic data. The NM-4 prospect is estimated to have 1 Bcf of prospective resources (best estimate) by the Company's independent third party evaluator (as of December 31, 2013). The planned total depth is 2,000 metres and the well is expected to take 41 days to drill.
If NM-4 is successful, it will strengthen the chances of success on two more fault blocks within the same channel system, and could open up a new exploration fairway within the Olgovskoye, Makeevskoye and North Makeevskoye licences.
North Makeevskoye Licence
North Makeevskoye is the largest of the five licences in which Cub participates through its working interest in KUB-Gas. It does not yet have production, but the NM-3 well drilled in 2013 tested small amounts of oil from the Visean section. A stimulation is planned for later this year to try to achieve a commercial flow rate.
Further Dividends from KUB Holdings
KUB Holdings has declared dividends of approximately $12.6 million ($3.8 million net to Cub) year-to-date in 2014, including $9.2 million ($2.8 million net to Cub) so far in the second quarter.
Mikhail Afendikov, Cub's Chief Executive Officer said, "These dividends reflect the continued success of operations in eastern Ukraine -- without interruption -- despite the isolated political violence ongoing in the eastern region of the country."
The proceeds of the dividends are continuing to fund the Company's exploration and development efforts in western Ukraine - namely, Cub's 100%-owned Rusko-Komarovske ("RK") licence and for general working capital.
About Cub Energy Inc.
Cub Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in the Black Sea region. The Company's strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.
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