We expect the drilling extension program to be concluded after one extra day and will remain on schedule to target first commercial oil production on Oct 31, 2013.
ZUG, Switzerland (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Octagon 88 Resources Inc., is pleased to announce that the operator has decided to extend the horizontal drilling program by 200m for a total of 900m on the first primary production well DH 9-4-92-23-W5 on the Elkton formation’s erosional edge. The well is located in the Peace River Block of NW Alberta.
“We expect the drilling extension program to be concluded after one extra day and will remain on schedule to target first commercial oil production on Oct. 31, 2013.”
The Manning Projects Operator reports:
-Positive indications lead the technical team to believe that with this 200m drilling extension program on the Elkton, oil volume could be greater than originally believed to be in place.
-The technical team has recently witnessed oil rise to surface with drilling mud during the drilling depth of the targeted pay zone rather than just intermittent oil shows in the early stage.
-“We expect the drilling extension program to be concluded after one extra day and will remain on schedule to target first commercial oil production on Oct 31, 2013” – Manning Projects Operator
Geologically Unique - Elkton Erosional Edge:
- 1.05 billion barrels PIIP (third-party validated).
- Primary recovery of oil in the Elkton Erosional Edge with 8% to 14% recovery rate with staged and scalable 5,000 bbl/d to 10,000 bbl/d projects.
- To be followed up with infill drilling and then subsequent pressure maintenance with and additional 8+% recovery rate for an estimated cumulative 200 million barrels.
- Recoverable peak production exceeding 30,000 bbl/d.
- Enhanced Oil Recovery exploitation targeting an additional 10% to 20% recovery rate with proven technologies.
The Company has verified through third party analysis that the core samples and well logs from the Elkton Erosional has been proven to be geologically unique as to the presence of unconsolidated oil sands at the edge of the consolidated limestone carbonates holding even larger quantities of oil. Recent economic simulation testing has proven that primary (Cold Flow) production will be the production method used for the Elkton Erosional Edge, this is the Company's game changing aspect, as the operator will now carry on straight to production not needing thermal recovery thus saving exponentially on CAPEX costs and cash flow timelines.
The expanded development plan below details how the Company and partners have developed a highly trusted confidence geological model for the area; specifically for the Elkton Erosional Edge from results derived from recent drilled wells, cores and seismic data.
Octagon 88 Resources, Inc. has acquired substantial light and conventional heavy oil assets in Northern Alberta. The CEC North Star project has been substantially de-risked which leads the company to emerge as a development stage oil and gas company. The current program schedule entails working with the operator of these properties to bring on production and cash flow through the company’s direct working interests, and indirect investments spread throughout the projects.
Octagon 88 Resources is the largest publicly traded shareholder of CEC North Star currently holding thirty-three percent (33%) of its shares.
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