Enhanced Oil Resources Provides Drilling Update.
HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - September 6, 2012 - Enhanced Oil Resources Inc. (TSX.V: EOR) (OTCQX: EORIF) (the "Company") is pleased to provide the following update regarding the Company's operations for August.
As previously reported, the Company's primary goals for 2012 are to add production and reserves through infill drilling at the Milnesand oil field, located in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, to evaluate the Chaveroo oil field for potential infill drilling and to further the planning and permitting of a 40 mile CO2 pipeline to connect Kinder Morgan's Cortez CO2 pipeline to our Milnesand and Chaveroo oil fields by September 2015.
At the Company's wholly owned Milnesand oil field, the previously announced three well infill lateral program has been completed and the rig has been released. The MSU #123 well, the third and final well in this program was drilled and cased as a 1,400 foot lateral and is expected to be acidized and stimulated within the next two weeks.
The MSU #522 well, the first well in the program, is currently producing at a stabilised daily rate of 40 barrels of oil per day (bopd). This rate is the highest production rate achieved by a single well in the field over the last 20 years and was achieved over a lateral length of approximately 2,500 feet. The Company anticipates that higher rates can be achieved on the #522 well as it currently is carrying a higher than expected fluid level. A larger pump or other lift mechanics may be required as the Company further evaluates production rates. The Company also anticipates higher rates can be achieved in future wells by extending the lateral distance to approximately 5,000 feet. The MSU #141 well, the second well drilled in the program was acidized and stimulated on the 28th of August and is currently flowing back drilling fluid and spent acid.
Oil production volumes for August averaged 408 barrels of oil per day (bopd), an increase of 16 bopd from July levels. Production volumes for the last ten days of August averaged approximately 432 bopd, largely due to the production gained from the MSU #522 well.
Progress is continuing on the Cortez to Milnesand CO2 pipeline project. Civil survey and archeology crews continue their work in the field. To date, surveying work and plats are complete for 75% of the proposed 40 mile pipeline route. We anticipate the survey crews will complete their work over the next two weeks and have finalized work products to the Company in early October. Once their work is complete, the acquisition of right-of-ways can be finalized and detailed design engineering and costs can be calculated. Our goal is to have cost information completed in the fourth quarter of 2012 with execution of right-of-ways to follow after the Company has had an opportunity to review updated cost information.
Barry Lasker, CEO and President of Enhanced Oil Resources states, "The Company is pleased to report that the three well drilling program at Milnesand has been successfully completed on time and on budget. The results, to date, confirm our technical review that more oil can be recovered at Milnesand, and potentially at Chaveroo, by infill drilling as a precursor to our CO2 developments. We are in the process of bringing all three new wells on line within the next few weeks and we will provide further updates in due course. The Cortez to Milnesand CO2 pipeline project is continuing on schedule and we look forward to completing this part of the process within two weeks. The Company has a strong financial position, with cash in the bank, increasing production and a potential multi-year drilling program ahead of us. "
About Enhanced Oil Resources Inc.
Enhanced Oil Resources Inc. (TSX.V: EOR; OTCQX: EORIF) trades in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EOR" and in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "EORIF". Enhanced Oil Resources Inc. is an early-stage company, with a principal goal of increasing crude oil and natural gas production through enhanced oil recovery ("EOR") and infill drilling projects it is initiating in the Permian Basin.
Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" under applicable securities laws, including statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future relating to Enhanced Oil Resources Inc.'s operations, business prospects, expansion plans and strategies.
Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "intends", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "potential", "could", "plan" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because it is possible that expectations, predictions, forecasts, projections and other forms of forward-looking information will not be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinion and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although Enhanced Oil Resources believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, Enhanced Oil Resources can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct, that the lateral wells will be drilled as expected, that the lateral wells will result in commercial production as anticipated, that the Cortez to Milnesand pipeline will be constructed and that oil production will continue as reported. Readers should refer to Enhanced Oil Resources' current filings, which are available at www.sedar.com, for a detailed discussion of these factors, risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Enhanced Oil Resources undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable laws or regulatory policies.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barry D Lasker, CEO
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