Arrow Announces Reaching Target Depth on the RCE-4 Well

Published March 13, 2023

Production zones identified

Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - March 13, 2023) - Arrow Exploration Corp. (AIM: AXL) (TSXV: AXL) ("Arrow" or the "Company"), the high-growth operator with a portfolio of assets across key Colombian hydrocarbon basins, is pleased to provide an update on the drilling activity at Rio Cravo Este (RCE) on the Tapir Block in the Llanos Basin of Colombia.

RCE-4 Update

The RCE-4 well was spud on March 1, 2023, and reached total depth on March 8, 2023. RCE-4 is located within the RCE oil field on the Tapir Block in the Llanos Basin of Colombia. The well was drilled to a total measured depth of 8,546 feet (8,053 feet true vertical depth) and encountered six hydrocarbon bearing intervals totaling 45 net feet of oil pay (measured depth).

The following hydrocarbon bearing intervals have been identified:

  • Carbonera C7: 25 feet net oil pay over two intervals
  • Lower Gacheta: 20 feet net oil pay over four intervals

Interval thicknesses are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or ultimate recovery.

It is expected that the RCE-4 well will begin production in late March 2023. The rig will then be moved to the RCE-5 location with the intention that RCE-5 will spud within a few days of RCE-4 being brought on production.

RCE-3 Update

RCE-3 continues to flow naturally at 650 BOPD gross with no pressure drop and zero water cut. We anticipate activating the submersible pump to increase production on a measured conservative basis to achieve balance between maximum production and ultimate recoverable reserves. The same incremental approach will be applied to RCE-4 and RCE-5.

Capella Field Update

Meetings have progressed between the government, protesters and operator regarding the Capella field in the Ombu block. The government has agreed to some of the demands of the protesters and is reviewing other requests. Protesters have been leaving the area. The Capella field continues to be shut in and is currently protected by the Colombia military. Arrow hopes for a safe and quick resolution and return to operations.

Marshall Abbott, CEO of Arrow commented:

"RCE-4 was drilled quicker than any other well on the Rio Cravo structure to date. The team's growing experience with the play is resulting in more efficient operations and lower costs. The log results of RCE-4 are in line with our expectations for the well. This is the fifth well drilled by Arrow on the Tapir block and it has confirmed the continuity of oil-bearing intervals seen in adjacent wells.

"We're currently completing the C7 zone, targeting to be on stream in late March. This will increase Arrow's production and reserves. Arrow will bring RCE-4 on slowly and increase production to best manage the oil reservoir.

"Once RCE-5 is drilled, the rig will mobilize to drill the three planned wells on the Carrizales Norte Structure 20 km away.

"The results of the RCE-3 and RCE-4 wells, together with our confidence in the outcome of the RCE-5 well and our upcoming program at Carrizales Norte, provide us with confidence that we will achieve the stated objective of achieving a production rate of 3,000 boe/d within 18 months of its AIM listing (completed in October 2021). The next few months will be an exciting and busy time for Arrow, and we look forward to providing further updates on our progress."

Board Plans

Following the resignation from the board of Maria Charash to pursue other opportunities, Arrow plans to add a new independent Board member once a suitable candidate has been identified.

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About Arrow Exploration Corp.

Arrow Exploration Corp. (operating in Colombia via a branch of its 100% owned subsidiary Carrao Energy S.A.) is a publicly traded company with a portfolio of premier Colombian oil assets that are underexploited, under-explored and offer high potential growth. The Company's business plan is to expand oil production from some of Colombia's most active basins, including the Llanos, Middle Magdalena Valley (MMV) and Putumayo Basin. The asset base is predominantly operated with high working interests, and the Brent-linked light oil pricing exposure combines with low royalties to yield attractive potential operating margins. Arrow's 50% interest in the Tapir Block is contingent on the assignment by Ecopetrol SA of such interest to Arrow. Arrow's seasoned team is led by a hands-on executive team supported by an experienced board. Arrow is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "AXL".

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains certain statements or disclosures relating to Arrow that are based on the expectations of its management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Arrow which may constitute forward-looking statements or information ("forward-looking statements") under applicable securities laws. All such statements and disclosures, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results or developments that Arrow anticipates or expects may, could or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words "continue", "expect", "opportunity", "plan", "potential" and "will" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release reflect several material factors and expectations and assumptions of Arrow, including without limitation, Arrow's evaluation of the impacts of COVID-19, the potential of Arrow's Colombian and/or Canadian assets (or any of them individually), the prices of oil and/or natural gas, and Arrow's business plan to expand oil and gas production and achieve attractive potential operating margins. Arrow believes the expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable at this time, but no assurance can be given that these factors, expectations, and assumptions will prove to be correct.

The forward-looking statements included in this news release are not guarantees of future performance and should not be unduly relied upon. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

Qualified Person's Statement

The technical information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Grant Carnie, senior non-executive director of Arrow Exploration Corp. Mr. Carnie is a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Engineers, holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Alberta and has over 35 years' experience in the oil and gas industry.

This Announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the UK version of the market abuse regulation (EU No. 596/2014) as it forms part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("UK MAR").


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