Amerisur Resources said it had started drilling a new oil well in Colombia and completed a pumping station.

The Pintadillo-1 well was currently drilling ahead at 5,000 feet measured depth.

It was the first well undertaken in a new area of Platanillo and would be drilled to economic basement, passing through the potential reservoirs M2, U and T sands in order to evaluate their potential.

Amerisur also said it had completed the construction and installation works at the Chiritza re-pumping station on budget and six weeks ahead of schedule.

PetroAmazonas was now in the process of installing permanent electrical power facilities at the location ahead of final commissioning.

Unaudited production from the company's two producing fields, the Platanillo and the Mariposa-1 Long Term Test was 152,721 barrels of oil during August.


At 1:28pm: (LON:AMER) Amerisur Resources PLC share price was +0.68p at 14.88p