ExxonMobil Exploration Colombia spudded the Manati Blanco-1 well in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena basin. Located in Block VMM-37, the well is targeting the lower Tertiary Wedge conventional sandstone formation at approximately 8,000 ft to 9,000 ft. Manati Blanco-1 will then be drilled through a number of unconventional formations, reaching a total depth of 16,000 ft. ExxonMobil is the operator, with 70% working interest in the unconventional layers, with Patriot Energy Sucursal Colombia owning 30%. Patriot holds 100% interest in the block’s conventional resources.
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