CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Aug. 7, 2013) – Tuscany Energy Ltd. (“Tuscany“) (TSX VENTURE:TUS). Tuscany today announced it has commenced a 3 well heavy oil horizontal development program, located near Lloydminster in west-central Saskatchewan.
The first well, Tuscany’s Macklin 93/6-33-39-28 W3, was successfully drilled and encountered over 300 meters of oil saturated sand in the Dina formation and a liner has been run.
The well is a 50 metre offset from the Tuscany 91/6-33-39-28 W3 well which, since production commenced on March 2012, has produced over 30,000 barrels and is currently producing at a rate of 45 barrels per day. The current well is owned 100% by Tuscany and should be placed on stream early next week.
Also as part of the program, Tuscany is currently running intermediate casing at the first well, 96/15-16-39-27 W3, in a two well development program at Evesham. The well also offsets a currently producing well which has produced 27,000 barrels to June 30, 2013. Upon completion the rig will be moved 50 meters to drill the 97/15-16-39-27 W3 well. Tuscany is operator and holds a 60% working interest in these wells.
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Where amounts are expressed on a barrel of oil equivalent (boe) basis, natural gas volumes have been converted to barrels of oil at six thousand cubic feet (mcf) per barrel (bbl). Boe figures may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion of six thousand cubic feet per barrel is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. References to oil in this discussion include crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs).
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Robert W. Lamond
President & CEO
(403) 269-9890 (FAX)
Tuscany Energy Ltd.
Donald K. Clark
Vice President Operations & COO
(403) 269-9890 (FAX)