ITALY - Longastrino Permit
In September 2012 Orca announced that the La Tosca-1 exploration well on the Longastrino Permit had reached total depth and has been plugged and abandoned having encountered gas shows. La Tosca-1 commenced drilling operations on the 6th August 2012 evaluating the exploration potential of the gas prospect mapped from 3D seismic on the Longastrino permit. Drilling reached total depth of 2335m on 27th August 2012. As the well was not completed, Orca has earned a 70% working interest and, subject to government approval, operatorship in the block.
3D seismic section through proposed well location showing La Tosca prospect structure and amplitude anomaly.