Amerisur's Platanillo-22 materially ahead of forecasts

South America-focused Amerisur Resources' Platanillo-22 well in Colombia has tested at 613 barrels of oil per day - materially ahead of pre-drill expectations.

The group said the well had been placed on commercial production and produced oil was being trucked to the southern pads for export via the OBA system.

It said observed results suggested that the oil accumulation at Pad 2N had a separate closure from Pad 3N and the greater Platanillo field and importantly, the oil water contact was deeper than the main field.

At 8:07am: (LON:AMER) Amerisur Resources PLC share price was +1p at 22p