Vancouver, British Columbia, January 13th, 2016.
Newport Exploration Ltd ("Newport" or "the Company") is pleased to report on the success of the Bauer-25 Well on Ex-PEL 91 as reported by Drillsearch Energy Ltd ("Drillsearch") on 13th January 2016. Ex-PEL 91 (Beach Energy Ltd ("Beach") 40% and operator/Drillsearch 60%) is located in the Cooper Basin, Australia and is subject to the Company's 2.5% gross overriding royalty.
As reported by the Company in a News Release dated January 6th 2016, the Bauer-24 Well was cased and suspended as a future producer.
The Bauer-25 Well was spudded on 28th December 2015 and is the northernmost well drilled on the Bauer field, located approximately 400 metres north of Bauer-15 and 1,350 metres southwest of Bauer North-1. Bauer-25 targeted the McKinlay Member and Namur Sandstone reservoirs, with the Birkhead Foundation providing a secondary target. The Well successfully tested the northern extension of the Bauer field and was cased, and suspended as a future producer following intersection of a 2 metre net oil column in the Namur Sandstone and a 3.5 metre gross and bearing interval in the overlaying McKinlay Member. Success at Bauer-25 provides encouragement for further appraisal drilling in the area.
The Company continues to strongly encourage shareholders and potential investors to access information released independently by Drillsearch, Beach and Santos Ltd in order to keep current during the exploration and development of the licences subject to the Company's 2.5% gross overriding royalty.
For further information contact:
Ian Rozier, Director and Chief Executive Officer
+1 604 685 6851
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