WINNIPEG, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Donald Benson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Oil and Gas Ltd. ("Nordic" or the "Company") today announced that the Company, in conjunction with its joint venture partner, Western Warner Oils Ltd. ("Western Warner") has acquired the Petroleum and Natural Gas (P & NG) rights on one-half section of its land in Drumheller, Alberta. The rights are from the surface to the base of the Belly River zone.
Nordic will immediately be moving to arrange for pooling of its newly acquired interest with the owner of the remainder of the land.
"This is an important step for the Company in the process to develop our Drumheller property," Mr. Benson stated. "This will enable us to move forward on the Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project that we announced in July of this year.
"It is a requirement for us to own both the P & NG and the Coal rights in order for us to proceed on the UCG project," he added.
The basic UCG process involves drilling two wells into the coal - one for injection of the oxidants (water/air or water/oxygen mixtures), and another some distance away to bring the product gas to the surface. The technique offers an alternative to conventional coal mining methods.
Nordic and Western Warner own 3,856 hectares (9,528 acres) of coal leases located at Drumheller, Alberta.
About Nordic Oil and Gas Ltd.
Nordic Oil and Gas Ltd. is a junior oil and gas company engaged in the exploration and development of oil, natural gas and Coal Bed Methane in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Corporation is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trades under the symbol NOG.
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SOURCE Nordic Oil & Gas Ltd.
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