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Petromin is pleased to announce that TerraWest has completed initial
testing of the first 2010 pilot production well at Liuhuanggou Project.
Terrawest has encountered a productive CBM interval in the LHG 10-01
pilot production well, and gas was flared
VANCOUVER, April 6 /CNW/ - Petromin Reources Ltd ("Petromin" or "the
Company" ) is pleased to announce that TerraWest Energy Corp.
("Terrawest") has completed initial testing of the first 2010 pilot
production well on its Liuhuanggou coalbed methane ("CBM") lands in
Xinjiang, the People's Republic of China ("China").
TerraWest has encountered a productive CBM interval in the LHG10-01
pilot production well. The productive interval was encountered within
the Jurassic Xishanyao ("J2X") formation at a depth between 611 and 665
meters. Initial CBM flow came from a 31.25 meter perforated interval of
the J2X #14-16 coal seams, including #14 seam interval of 16 meters
thickness, which TerraWest has not yet fracture stimulated. Gas was
flared. The LHG10-01 well has a total depth of 720 meters and
intersected over 65 meters total thickness of J2X coal seams.
The LHG10-01 well is located approximately 4 to 5 kilometers west of
well LHG08-01 which produced water and flared produced CBM in testing
in 2009. LHG10-01 was drilled as a pilot production well for the J2X
coal seams in the western portion of the Liuhuanggou Project area,
where coal seams are thick and gas contents relatively high.
The Liuhuanggou Project pilot production program currently underway
includes drilling, well testing, and fracture stimulation of target
intervals after testing. The program comprises a total of 10 wells of
which three vertical wells have been drilled, logged and cased.
LHG10-01 was the first of the 2010 wells to undergo initial gas flow
and pump testing. Such testing provides the basic engineering data to
support further well completion work including fracture stimulation.
Wells LHG10-02 and LHG10-03 are to be tested after spring break-up.
These two wells will test the Jurassic Badaowan (J1B) formation
including multiple coal seams and gas-bearing surrounding rocks. The
combination of multiple coal seams with aggregate thickness of
approximately 30 metres and other potentially productive intervals
including shale provides a unique natural gas target of great merit.
The Liuhuanggou Project covers an area of approximately 653 square
kilometres (255 square miles; 163,200 acres). The project is located in
the highly prospective southern Junggar Basin of Xinjiang, western
China, and lies adjacent to the capital city of Urumqi, a burgeoning
energy centre for the Junggar region which is rich in hydrocarbons and
an active producer of petroleum, natural gas and coal. The CBM
potential of the Junggar Basin has attracted international interest
from such CBM majors as BP Corporation and Dart Energy Limited which
are undertaking early stage exploration activities.
As at the date hereof, the Company held 22.28% of the current issued
common shares and preferred shares in the capital of TerraWest.
TerraWest is the Operator and holds a 47% interest in the PSC with
CUCBM holding 53%. Under the terms of the PSC, CBM is defined as all
gas stored in four (4) named geologic formations of Jurassic age to a
depth of 1,500 meters.
Mr. Arthur Ross Gorrell, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said "Flowing CBM from this interval of the J2X encountered at the LHG10-01
adds important basic reservoir information to our project database, as
the scope of our pilot program at Liuhuanggou continues to expand."
About Petromin Resources Ltd.
Petromin is a progressive international petroleum and natural gas
exploration and production Company listed Tier 1 on the TSX Venture
Exchange. Petromin was ranked 24th of the Top 100 Fastest Growing
Companies in BC by Business in Vancouver in 2009 based on a 704%
revenue increase over the past 4 years.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services 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 Petromin Resources Ltd.
For further information:
PETROMIN RESOURCES LTD.
390-1090 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3V7
Telephone: (604) 682-8831
Fax: (604) 682-8683
Attn: Ross Gorrell