VANCOUVER, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Stikine Energy Corp. (TSX.V: SKY) ("Stikine" or the "Company") announces that it has recently engaged
several consultants to advance engineering and project work for the
Nonda and Angus Frac Sand Projects.
Wardrop, a Tetra Tech company, has been engaged to complete a
preliminary economic assessment for the 100% owned Nonda Frac Sand
Project, located 150 km west of the Horn River Basin, and to complete
an internal scoping study for the 100% owned Angus Frac Sand Project,
located 200 km south of the Montney Basin. Wardrop has assembled a
qualified team to complete the scope of work, including project
management, mining, process overview, access, infrastructure, financial
analysis, capital and operating cost estimates. Independent market
studies will also be conducted to provide input to the size and
historic pricing of delivered frac sand to northeast BC, and broader
markets in North America.
Sepro Mineral Systems of Langley, BC, has been engaged to complete
engineering for the design of process plants at Nonda and Angus,
including crushing, sand liberation, sorting, drying and associated
systems and controls for operations at both project sites. Sepro
successfully designed and delivered the pilot-plant currently
processing Nonda material at a facility in Abbotsford, BC.
Ecosystems North, a subsidiary of Wildlife Infometrics Inc. of
Mackenzie, BC has been engaged to undertake environmental assessment
and baseline studies for both projects. The work will coordinate and
focus on aquatic, terrestrial, climate, noise, social and other aspects
of both project environments.
Stikine also announces that Mr. Robert (Bob) Lane, P.Geo has been
engaged to provide initial resource estimates for Nonda and Angus and
has been appointed Exploration Manager for both projects. Mr. Lane is
based in Prince George, BC and was involved in the initial discovery
and exploration of the Company's Nonda and Angus projects.
The Company has also engaged Ms. Catherine Palmer as Lead, Community
Engagement. Ms. Palmer has worked for industry, federal and provincial
governments, and directly with Aboriginal communities and organizations
for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working on First
Nations consultation and regulatory applications on behalf of industry,
government, and Aboriginal communities.
Stikine is focused on becoming a dominant frac sand supplier to British
Columbia's developing shale gas industry. The Horn River, Liard and
Montney Basins are large-scale gas plays led by major producers that
currently rely on frac sand transported over great distances. Stikine's
Nonda project is located in close proximity to the Horn River and Liard
Basins and the Angus project lies in close proximity to the Montney
Scott Broughton, P.Eng. is the qualified person as defined by national
instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this news release.
STIKINE ENERGY CORP.
Scott Broughton, P.Eng. - President and CEO
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SOURCE Stikine Energy Corp.
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