88 Energy Limited ("88 Energy" or the "Company", ASX:88E, AIM 88E) is pleased to provide the following update related to operations for the Charlie-1 appraisal well, which is currently being drilled on the North Slope of Alaska.
· Drilling of production hole to commence imminently
After a minor delay, mainly due to weather, surface casing has now been set and cemented. A mandatory test of the Blow Out Preventer system was also completed successfully, which will now be followed by a Formation Integrity Test. Drilling will then proceed in the 8.5" production hole.
The results from the Logging While Drilling phase of the program are expected to be announced after Total Depth has been reached and initial analyses have been completed, scheduled for early April.
The Company can confirm that COVID-19 has had no impact on the program to date and appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure that any potential impacts are being proactively addressed.