SAN FRANCISCO, December 14 /CNW/ - Sun Cal Energy Inc. (OTCBB:SCEY), an
energy exploration company focused in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of
California, the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the Breton Sound of Louisiana and
Green River Basin of Wyoming is pleased to announce that it has received a
preliminary analysis and reserve estimate from Heinz Geophysical Consulting
for the South East Jonah Area, Sublette County, Wyoming.
The independent study focused on Section T27N-R107W in Sublette County,
Wyoming, and outlined an average of .8 BCF per well using 40 acre well spacing
as a reasonable expectation. These parameters would yield a reserve of 13 BCF
per section, or a total of 117 BCF for the nine sections in Sun Cal's Jonah
Prospects. The study also states that infill drilling could easily double
these reserves to 26 BCF per section or more.
Sun Cal Energy Inc. has a 100% working interest in 6,000 acres of leases
in the Jonah Field region of Wyoming - the second largest proven gas reserve
in the United States. Sun Cal's Prospects are identified as South Jonah, which
consists of 2,477.68 acres and West Jonah, consisting of 3,546.89 acres. Most
of the surrounding acreage is currently held by EnCana and Yates Petroleum,
with BP and Chevron/Texaco also holding significant positions. In a recent
auction of 1,280 acres approximately 5 miles to the Northeast, leases yielded
Commenting on these developments, Lewis Dillman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Sun Cal Energy Inc. states: "We are excited to receive
additional validation from an independent geophysical consultant, and we look
forward to additional technical analysis and evaluation of seismic data to
finalize a work program for our Prospects in the very near future. With recent
announcements of several proposed pipelines to transport natural gas from
Wyoming to other states, we expect that the area will continue to grow in
stature, and be quick to tie into."
According to the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, of the 3,243 wells
drilled and completed in 2006, 166, or 5.1% found oil, 3,009 or 92.8% found
gas, and only 68 or 2.1% were dry holes. Sublette County, the largest natural
gas producer in the state, contains Sun Cal's Jonah Prospects.
"While almost every other gas-producing area in North America has
experienced gradual-to-moderate declines, natural gas reserves in Wyoming are
actually increasing." stated Lewis Dillman. "With 93% natural gas drilling
success rates in 2006, we believe our Jonah Prospects could provide
significant upside and discovery potential for our shareholders. Even after
discounting the price of natural gas to $2.40, the reserves implied by the
report suggest that the Sun Cal's Jonah Prospects could yield $560 million."
stated Lewis Dillman.
About the Jonah Prospect
The Jonah Field and the Pinedale Anticline are acknowledged as the
premier gas fields in the Rocky Mountains. These fields are located in
Wyoming's Greater Green River Basin. According to the Wyoming State Geological
Survey, the Greater Green River Basin contains approximately 26 TCF of natural
gas which is the largest reserve in the State. The Jonah Field is estimated to
contain 7 to 10 TCF of Natural Gas, which currently produces from more than
500 wells. Currently, EnCana, British Petroleum, Ultra Petroleum and Yates
Petroleum are among the major players working in this area.
Shareholders and prospective investors are encouraged to visit Sun Cal
Energy's website: www.suncaloil.com and download Sun Cal Energy's Investor
Summary. Please feel free to call investor relations toll-free at
1-800-798-8334 to receive a full corporate investor's package.
About Sun Cal Energy Inc.
Sun Cal Energy Inc. is a publicly traded independent oil and gas
exploration company with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, and an operational
office in San Francisco, California. Sun Cal Energy aims to secure and develop
a portfolio of oil and gas properties throughout America. The company is
strategically placed in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California, the
Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the Breton Sound of Louisiana and Green River
Basin in Wyoming. Sun Cal Energy Inc. trades under the ticker symbol: SCEY -
"Sun Cal Energy Inc. - Providing Energy Solutions to America".
On behalf of the Board
Lewis Dillman, President and CEO
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