Trading Symbol: NRS
VANCOUVER, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Norwood Resources Ltd. (the "Company")
announces that testing of the Maderas Negras and San Bartolo wells in
Nicaragua was terminated on October 23, 2008. The Company reports that the
testing program recovered noncommercial flows of oil in both wells. Tests were
impeded by various problems and inaccurate identification of moveable oil from
well logs. The Company plans to reinterpret logs in light of data from the
testing to pursue those zones where oil was recovered during swabbing and
while drilling. The Company is currently planning a twin to the San Bartolo
well that will likely be spudded in late Q4/early Q1 2009.
At the Maderas Negras well, 170' of Brito formation was tested in 6
separate intervals. The 3 upper intervals, 3460'-3480' 3510'-3530' 3570'-3590'
yielded non-commercial quantities of oil. Testing comprised of perforating,
pressure recording and swabbing operations. Unmeasured quantities of gas also
accompanied swabbing operations. In general the Maderas Negras well appears to
have lower porosity and less permeability than either the San Bartolo or Las
At San Bartolo, 178' of Upper Brito formation was tested in 5 intervals.
The tested zones included the 5915'-5950' zone, which yielded 60 bbls of 39
API oil over a six hour period during initial re-entry and swabbing. Testing
and swabbing operations however yielded approximately 350 bbl of brine with
oil cuts varying from trace to 30%. It is believed that poor cement in the
annulus failed to seal intended test zones properly and allowed communication
with lower perforated zones from last year's testing program.
The Company is waiting to receive final reports and an explanation from
Schlumberger, who conducted the program. This information should include a
post-test report detailing testing results, as well as pre-test/post-test log
re-evaluations. An evaluation of quality control standards during mobilization
and conduct of operations is also expected.
A re-evaluation of well logs with information obtained in the testing
program is also being initiated to identify and isolate zones of moveable oil,
this is being conducted by independent petrophysical experts in Calgary. Upon
completion of a full analysis, the Company will consider twinning the San
Bartolo well to test these zones, as well as the Masachapa formation, in the
upper 3000 feet, which was not tested as part of the recently concluded work.
Further results and plans will be reported when available.
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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. While
these forward-looking statements represent our best current judgment,
they are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that are
beyond the Company's ability to control or predict and which could
cause actual events or results to differ materially from those
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