OCTAGON 88 Resources and CEC Northstar Announce Elkton Erosional Edge Coring Operations was Successfully Completed- Awaiting In-Depth Agat Lab Analysis

Octagon 88 Resources Inc. and CEC North Star Energy Ltd are pleased to announce the coring activities on the planned Elkton Erosional edge well was successfully completed and the cores taken have been transported to AGAT labs in Calgary for analysis. The well reached a total depth of 480 meters.

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Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

(Originally Published March 25, 2013) The company intends on having these cores tested in AGAT laboratories to confirm the properties of this dolomitic highly oil saturated limestone deposited in a carbonate environment. From the extensive well control information (including positive reviewed cores studied in the area) the geological study was able to establish the sweet spot. The well site finding has established 20meters of oilsands pay zone with the well logs indicating porosity values up to 18%, whereas the industry minimum porosity required for production is 8%. The consistency of the sands through the pay zone were 100 percent complete with no water present which when confirmed at AGAT labs, the company would have a second primary production project in parallel to the prior announced successful Blue Sky Gething project. The first 2 projects combined will target scaled development possibilities of 50,000 barrels a day of conventional heavy oil production beginning this year.

Conventional Heavy Oil Production
The project has the opportunity for primary production without stimulation or EOR (enhanced oil recovery), as the oil in the erosional edge is expected to be of a lighter API (density) than the main thicker Elkton & Debolt zones.

The first well in the Elkton project targeted the sweet spot that was established through geological studies. Based on other similar industry experience in the Grosmont area the company is projecting through several stages to ultimately bring on multiple 5,000 to 10,000 barrel a day scalable projects. Production from the Erosional Edge projects recently came to the forefront with the success of Laricina and Osum announcing commercial operations; a joint venture on the erosional edge of the Grosmount Carbonates using new technologies. Also Shell, Husky, Laracina, Osum, Athabasca Oil and Sunshine Oil are all currently advancing their Carbonate projects.
“From the well site findings, viewing the core samples and well logs we have verified what was expected which is geological unique as to the presence of unconsolidated oil sands at the edge of the consolidated limestone carbonates holding even larger quantities of oil. Validation of these results is underway in AGAT Labs. The company has a real game changer underway.”

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Laboratory and Simulation testing
It is expected that over the next 2 to 3 weeks the company will establish the various types of oil now identified, through AGAT laboratory analysis. This includes the API indicating mobility and Viscosity giving a more precise conclusion to the amount of oil held in these oil sands. Thereafter the company is commissioning simulation work on the well in a second 3 week period, providing recovery rates based on the optimal methods of extraction.
Octagon 88 Resources
In 2012 / 2013 Octagon 88 Resources, Inc. acquired substantial light and conventional heavy oil assets in Northern Alberta. The acquired projects have been substantially de-risked which leads the company to emerge as a development stage oil and gas company as of January 22, 2013. The company’s intention is to grow shareholder value through mergers and acquisitions opportunities available to the 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.

CEC North Star
CEC North Star Energy Ltd is a non-public Calgary based Energy Corporation with a substantial oilsands lease holding in the Peace River block of north western Alberta Canada.
CEC North Star has acquired sixty-one (67) sections respectively 39,040 acres of leaseholds with a prospective resource of 873 MM bbl (Best Estimate) PIIP in the Elkton Debolt formations based on a 25 section independent analysis. The same independent petroleum engineering firm conducted a feasibility study 139 Mil (NPV @ 10% fully risked) based on a typical four sections development of the Elkton/Debolt. In addition the property is prospective for Bluesky/Gething oil sands formations which may lead to early primary production development similar to other projects in the Peace River Block offering significant production potential.
CEC North Star has entered into joint venture on adjoining properties consisting of 23 sections or 14,720 acres which may increase PIIP (Petroleum Initially in Place) to in excess of three (3) billion barrels.        
CEC North Star goals of ultimately 200,000 bbl/d of bitumen from these lands and objectives are to create value by developing these oilsands properties using scalable project development targeting multiple 5-10,000 bbl/d facilities with stakeholder involvement at every stage – Environment, Occupational Health and Safety are of paramount concern. Use of known technologies while remaining flexible to adopt new processes to maximize recovery of oil in place while reducing operating costs and a relatively quick schedule and lower capital costs compared to other oilsand projects resulting in maximum return on capital invested and quicker shareholder returns.

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