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CALGARY, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - BNP Resources Inc. ("BNP" or the "Corporation")
is pleased to provide the following operational update.
- Closed its flow-through and common equity share offerings raising
gross proceeds of approximately $2.4 million, as disclosed in its
October 16, 2007, press release.
- Since BNP's second quarter report to shareholders it has completed
five exploratory wells, three of which have production tested as oil
and two as gas.
- One of the oil wells penetrated a significant oil column. However,
the Corporation is not in a position to assess its true potential
until the well is on production and a reserve report is completed by
an independent reservoir engineering firm in connection with the
evaluation of the Corporation's reserves as at year end.
- Initiated equipping and tie-in of these five wells, with an
anticipated production start date of December 1, 2007. Actual initial
production levels will be determined once all the wells have been
equipped and tied in and are on production.
- Recently drilled a well in Southeast Saskatchewan which has been
cased and is in the process of being completed.
- BNP's 2007 exploratory drilling program is now up to 11 wells, and
the Corporation is currently in the process of preparing up to five
more wells for drilling by the end of 2007. This will achieve its
2007 flow-through commitment of $10.25 million.
"We are very pleased with the results of these last five wells," says
Gregory Bilcox, President and CEO. "BNP intends to follow up on several light
oil discoveries with a substantial oil well development drilling program in
2008", continues Mr. Bilcox.
BNP is actively engaged in the exploration for, the development and
production of, natural gas and oil reserves. BNP's business strategy is to
build sustainable and profitable per share growth through selective
acquisitions and internally generated exploration and development drilling.
BNP has approximately 9,604,100 Class A shares and 922,500 Class B shares
issued and outstanding which trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbols "BNX.A and "BNX.B".
Further information with regards to BNP may be found on the SEDAR website
www.sedar.com or on BNP's website www.bnpresources.com.
ADVISORY: This press release may contain forward-looking statements
including management's assessment of future plans and operations and
expectations of future production, cash flow and earnings. These statements
are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risks
associated with the oil and gas industry (e.g. operational risks in
development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with
respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the
uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections
relating to production, costs and expenses and health, safety and
environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuation and
uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect
to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. The
forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the
date hereof and BNP undertakes no obligations 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
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
or accuracy of this release.
For further information:
For further information: Gregory Bilcox, President and CEO, BNP
Resources Inc., Phone: (403) 695-1091, Fax: (403) 265-0413; Gordon B. Paul, VP
Finance and CFO, BNP Resources Inc., Phone: (403) 695-1095, Fax: (403)