NONDA and ANGUS Frac Sand Testing Update


VANCOUVER, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Stikine Energy Corp. (TSX.V: SKY) ("Stikine" or the "Company") announces that it has received positive test results from Stim-Lab Inc. (a Core Laboratories Company) for sand samples produced from both the Nonda pilot plant and from Angus lab-scale process trials. Testing of all samples includes an initial focus on ISO 13503-2/API RP19C, Section 11 "Proppant Crush-Resistance Test", a parameter of primary interest for processed sands.

NONDA Project Results
The pilot plant products continue to demonstrate that Nonda 100 mesh sand is better than the suggested crush test specifications.  Recent testing of Nonda -40+70 sand has also resulted in a crush fines content of 9.3%, very close to the suggested maximum value of 8% (at 5,000 psi).  A secondary -20+40 product is also produced in smaller quantities from the Nonda material.  This coarser sand had a recent crush test result of 20.6%, higher than the suggested maximum of 14% (at 4,000 psi).  Management believes simple improvements to the pilot plant's attrition scrubbing efficiency will result in achieving the specified result in all Nonda sand sizes.

ANGUS Project Results
Angus quartz-pure arenite rocks were targeted because of their coarse grain sizes and proximity to the Montney Basin. Initial grab samples from the Angus Project have been processed using lab-scale crusher and attrition scrubber at Met-Solve Laboratories Inc. of Langley, BC. Crush test results for Angus -20+40 resulted in 11.9% fines, well below the suggested maximum of 14% (at 4,000 psi). Angus -40+70 sand resulted in 7.4% fines, also within the suggested maximum value of 8% (at 5,000 psi). These initial results demonstrate the excellent characteristics of the raw material, additional samples of which will be submitted for further test work.

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 who 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 Basin.

Scott Broughton, P.Eng. is the qualified person as defined by national instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this news release.


"Scott Broughton"
Scott Broughton, P.Eng. - President and CEO

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SOURCE Stikine Energy Corp.

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