"We are thrilled to have secured Ensign's Rig 16 for our drilling program and look forward to working with Ensign as we continue to explore this world-class onshore play," said Paul Bennett, CEO of Rodinia. "The contracting of this rig puts us one step closer to evaluating the immense hydrocarbon potential of the Officer Basin. Of all the rigs currently working in Australia, Ensign's Rig 16 best suits our technical requirements for drilling in the Officer Basin."
Rodinia plans on initially drilling six wells to an average depth of 3,000 meters in Petroleum Exploration Licenses 81 and 253 in the Officer Basin in South Australia. These wells will test prospects identified in Rodinia's Phase I and Phase II seismic programs acquired between 2007 and 2009. The un-risked, undiscovered prospective oil resource recoverable from these prospects ranges from 775 - 12,376 million barrels according to independent reserve evaluation firm, Ryder Scott Company (December 31, 2009). These prospects occur in an area that appears mature for oil as opposed to natural gas.
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About Rodinia Oil Corp.
Rodinia, an international oil and gas corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ROZ", is engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of world-class onshore petroleum and natural gas assets in Australia's Officer Basin. Founded in 2006, Rodinia is one of the first companies of its kind to undertake onshore exploration in the Officer Basin and has access to large tracts of potential oil resources in the region. Rodinia has offices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Adelaide, South Australia.
Ensign International Energy Services
Ensign is an Australian-based integrated drilling company, specializing in the drilling of all forms of hydrocarbon and geothermal wells. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ensign Energy Services Inc. of Canada, which has more than 50 years of experience specializing in the drilling of petroleum and natural gas wells.
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