CALGARY, AB, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Shona Energy Company, Inc. ("Shona" or
the "Company") (TSXV: SHO) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Geoproduction Oil & Gas Company
("Geoproduction") of Colombia, today announced the successful
completion and testing of the Nelson-4 development well, a northeast
offset to the Nelson-2 discovery well, located within the Esperanza
concession in the Lower Magdalena Basin of Colombia. This concession
is 100% retained and operated by Geoproduction.
"Nelson 4 has significant production capacity which gives us the
opportunity to expand our existing sales commitments," said James L.
Payne, CEO of Shona. "The current drilling results have ensured that
we are developing a significant gas accumulation at the Nelson field
while at the same time we can continue to pursue additional exploration
prospects on the concession."
Nelson-4 has an estimated 152 feet of net pay in the Cienaga de Oro
formation. A total of 133 feet was perforated and tested at a rate of
6.1 million cubic feet per day (MMCFPD). The calculated absolute open
flow was 264 MMCFPD. The Nelson-2 discovery and Nelson-3 development
wells had test rates of 8.5 MMCFPD and 11.6 MMCFPD, respectively.
Nelson-3 is a southwest offset to Nelson-2. All Esperanza production
facilities have been installed and Shona expects final commissioning of
gas processing systems to be complete by the first part of November.
Certain information included in this press release constitutes
forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation.
Such forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of
providing information about management's current expectations and plans
relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such
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Forward-looking information in this press release may include, but is
not limited to, information with respect to: operational decisions and
the timing thereof, expected rates of production from producing wells
on Shona lands and future drilling and exploration plans on the
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things: the ability of Shona to complete transactions described in this
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circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change,
unless required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue
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SOURCE Shona Energy Company, Inc.
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