- South America focused Amerisur Resources has spudded well Platanillo-21 on Pad 2N in the Platanillo field in Colombia with drilling rig Serinco D-10.

Platanillo-21 is planned as a short deviation directional well aimed at the crest of the mapped structure, with a drilling offset of 250ft and a total planned measured depth of 8,485ft.

The company has previously announced that it planned to log this well with both logging while drilling and wireline techniques, and additionally to acquire core data through the entire Villeta sequence, i.e. from top N Sand to the igneous basement.

Chief executive John Wardle said: "Platanillo-21 is a crestal well on the Pad 2N structure, designed to maximise production capacity and life and as the second well on this pad, to begin the construction of an optimal drainage system as performed on other development pads. This will help to maximise reserves recovery.

"I look forward to updating the market on the progress of Platanillo-21."

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