Pemberton to add three oil zones to two gas zones on first well to be drilled in the Peace River Arch

    CALGARY, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - (TSX.V:PBT, FSE :P5W) Pemberton Energy Ltd.
(Pemberton) wishes to announce that recent continuous evaluation of the 3-D
seismic by the Company's geophysical and geological team within a radius of
approximately 300 meters of the 6-15-82-3 W6M upcoming well, revealed 3
potential oil producing zones in addition to the Gething and Notikewan gas
zones. The Company's geological and geophysical team recommends to increase
the depth of the 6-15-82-3-W6M well to include drilling of 3 horizons in the
Wabamun Zone with amplitude anomalies, as well amplitude anomalies in the
Granite Wash and the Precambrian. This will give Pemberton an opportunity to
have a multi zone producing well, with three potential oil zones and two
potential gas zones making a total of 5 potential producing zones.
    The uppermost potential zone, the Lower Cardinal member, forms small
structural trap, whereas the other zones are stratigraphic in nature. The
optimum bottom hole location is 133 meters north of the 6-15 surface location,
a very small deviation from vertical. This well will be a first of several
locations within section 15 and information gathered from this well will be
used to calibrate the seismic signature and assist in the optimizing of future
    These findings have delayed the drilling of the 6-15-82-3 well in order
to include the oil zones in the drill program. The Company is in the process
of changing its drill license from a gas well with 1047 m depth to oil and gas
well with a total depth of 2400 m.
    Richard Saxon, President states: "Adding these three potential oil
bearing zones to our drill program changes the dynamics of the Company's
success taking Pemberton to a new level. These Devonian and older porous
sandstones have the potential for significant hydrocarbon reserves and lie at
a depth of approximately 2400 m. As a result of the Company's 3D seismic and
inversion analysis completed by Hampson Russell and the activity of numerous
major oil and gas companies in the Peace River Arch management is eager to
drill 6-15-82-3W6M well which will now include three additional oil zones".
    Pemberton wishes to advise that it has released Phelps rig No. 9 due to
the fact that it is a single drill rig and Pemberton's new target depth is
2400 m that requires a double to achieve its goal. Pemberton is in a receipt
of two drill bids from other drill companies that are capable of drilling to
the contact depth of 2400 m. Drill date will be announced on receipt of
amended drill license from the EUB.

    Pemberton Energy's Ltd. principal business is the acquisition,
exploration and development of petroleum properties. The company continues to
focus on its primary corporate objective: the creation of value for
shareholders by identifying oil and gas accumulations with relatively low
geological risk but with substantial reserve potential.

    On behalf of Board of Directors

    "Miroslava Antonuk"

    Ms. Miroslava Antonuk Director


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