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TSXV Trading Symbol: MVN
CALGARY, April 12 /CNW/ - Madalena Ventures Inc. and its wholly owned
subsidiary Madalena Austral SA ("Madalena" or the "Corporation"),
announces that the Curamhuele X-1001 exploration well (truncation play)
on the Curamhuele Block has been drilled to a total depth of 8,430 feet
without encountering commercial quantities of hydrocarbons and
preparations are being made to plug and abandon the well.
The Curamhuele X-1001 well has tested one of three separate plays on the
Curamhuele block. The drilling rig will now move to drill the Yapai
X-1001 well (thrust play prospect) to a minimal planned depth of 8,600
feet depth to penetrate the Lower Troncoso, Avile and Mulichinco
formations. Two other wells on the block, Curamhuele X-1 and Yapai X-1,
have been drilled into the Mulichinco formation and will be reviewed
for potential re-entry to test the third play on the block, the Vaca
Muerta shale formation.
On the Coiron Amargo Block, drilling of the CAN X-4 well in the northern
portion of the block has commenced. The well is scheduled to be
drilled to a total depth of 10,800 feet. The CAN X-4 well is the
fourth well in a multi-well drilling program and farmout of the block.
On the Cortadera Block, Madalena has been advised by Apache Energia
Argentina S.R.L. ("Apache") that road and site construction has been
completed for the drilling of Madalena's first exploration well on the
block. The well, A.E.A Nq. CorS x-1, is to target the Mulichinco and
Vaca Muerta formations with a planned total depth of 13,780 feet.
Drilling operations are expected to commence by the end of April,
2011. The well is to be drilled at no cost to the Corporation pursuant
to a 2010 farmout agreement with Apache to carry Madalena's exploration
commitments on the block including the drilling of at least one
exploration well on the block.
Madalena is a publicly traded international junior Canadian oil and gas
exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol "MVN". The Company is actively evaluating international oil and
gas opportunities with a primary focus on South America.
Forward Looking Statements
The information in this news release contains certain forward-looking
statements. These statements relate to future events or our future
performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact
may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are
often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek",
"anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "approximate", "expect",
"may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting",
"intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "would" and similar
expressions. These statements involve substantial known and unknown
risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Corporation's
control, including: the impact of general economic conditions; industry
conditions; changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of
new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are
interpreted and enforced; fluctuations in commodity prices and foreign
exchange and interest rates; stock market volatility and market
valuations; volatility in market prices for oil and natural gas;
liabilities inherent in oil and natural gas operations; uncertainties
associated with estimating oil and natural gas reserves; competition
for, among other things, capital, acquisitions, of reserves,
undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the
value of acquisitions; changes in income tax laws or changes in tax
laws and incentive programs relating to the oil and gas industry ;
geological, technical, drilling and processing problems and other
difficulties in producing petroleum reserves; and obtaining required
approvals of regulatory authorities. The Corporation's actual results,
performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed
in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no
assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the
forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them
do, what benefits that the Corporation will derive from them. These
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be
based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking
statements. The Corporation's forward-looking statements are expressly
qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as
required by law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statements. Investors are
encouraged to review and consider the additional risk factors set forth
in the Corporation's Annual Information Form which is available on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Madalena Ventures Inc.
For further information:
| Dwayne H. Warkentin |
President and Chief Executive Officer
Madalena Ventures Inc.
Phone: (403) 233-8010 ext 229
| Anthony J. Potter |
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Madalena Ventures Inc.
Phone: (403) 233-8010 ext 233