88 Energy Limited (ASX: 88E) ("88 Energy" or the "Company") provides the following update related to the upcoming drilling of the Charlie-1 appraisal well at Project Icewine, located on the Central North Slope, Alaska.
· Initial snow trail from Dalton Highway complete
· Ice road construction on track to commence within days
· Operational activity for Charlie-1 progressing to plan for February 2020 spud
The Nordic Rig 3 will exit the Dalton Highway approximately 20 miles south of Deadhorse before it begins its 30-mile journey on an ice road to the Charlie-1 location. Construction is complete for the initial snow trail to the first lake that will be utilised for building the ice road. Production of the ice road itself is scheduled to commence prior to the end of 2019, weather permitting.
Everything is proceeding as planned ahead of the scheduled February 2020 spud date.
88 Energy Managing Director, Dave Wall commented: "It has been a successful year for the Company, having matured part of the conventional potential at Project Icewine to the point of a farm-out that makes a lot of sense for our shareholders. We are now on the cusp of drilling a potentially transformational well, Charlie-1, in the first quarter of 2020 and are looking forward to a safe and successful operation."