Melbana Energy, based in Melbourne, Australia, has received approval to drill well 1-Alameda in onshore Cuba’s Block 9 Production Sharing Contract. The block is on the north coast of Cuba and has a proved hydrocarbon system with multiple producing fields including Majaguillar, San Anton, and Varadero. The proposed Alameda-1 well is aimed at a combined exploration potential of over 2.5 billion bbl oil in place and 130 million bbl of recoverable oil on a 100% unrisked, best-estimate basis, and over 400 million bbl recoverable aggregate potential. The primary objective at Alameda ranges in depth from approximately 3000 to 3700 m. Melbana has also applied for a permit to drill a second well on the block.
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