Block Energy (BLOE) is an AIM traded oil and gas company with a growing portfolio of production, development and exploration assets in the Republic of Georgia. Block holds a 100% Working Interest in the producing Norio licence, a 90% Working Interest in the producing Satskhenisi licence and a 25% interest and the right to earn a 75% Working Interest in the West Rustavi permit. Block’s three licences lie in the heart of the prolific Kura basin, where Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services provider, recently acquired a 100% strategic position. Block’s licences currently hold net proven oil reserves of 1.5 million barrels plus 60 million barrels of oil and c.600 billion cubic feet (‘bcf’) of gas classified as 2C contingent resources. The short-term target is to raise production to 900 bopd from 15 bopd within 18 months via a low cost, low risk workover and sidetrack programme of existing wells, and then utilise cashflow to drill horizontal wells and sidetracks to rapidly raise production to c.2,000 bopd.