CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – April 15, 2014) – Forent Energy Ltd. (“Forent” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FEN) is pleased to give an update on current operations.
At Montgomery, the exploration well “Forent et al DD14-12-029-12W4”, was spud on February 17, 2014 and was successfully drilled to the base of the Second White Speckled Shale Formation (2WS). The 2WS was encountered at the expected depth based on Forent’s proprietary 3D seismic survey and was cased from surface to the top of the 2WS with a slotted liner placed over the entire 2WS formation. Due to up-hole well complications while drilling, the wellbore was not drilled to a depth sufficient to penetrate the Lower Mannville formation.
A completion rig was mobilized to the site and an acid job was conducted over the 2WS interval in an attempt to remove the drilling mud damage from the wellbore. No inflow was noted and pressure recorders were run in the well to measure the bottom-hole pressure build up. It is anticipated that the well will remain shut in for a number of weeks, when the recorders will be pulled and analyzed for future stimulation potential.
Under the provisions of the Montgomery farm-out agreement, Forent’s joint venture partner funded the cost to drill and complete the vertical test well, to earn a 70% interest in all PNG rights to the base of the deepest formation penetrated in four sections of land, while Forent will retain a 30% interest.
Forent has obtained regulatory approval for the drilling of the first three infill development wells in the Twining field. These wells are scheduled to be drilled immediately after spring break up once county road weight restrictions have been removed. The wells will be tied into existing operated facilities increasing base production levels while reducing field operating costs per bbl. Forent has additional drilling locations within held lands at Twining which will be drilled based on the success of the initial program.
Alton, Nova Scotia
As of April 2014 the Alton exploration license 03-02-03-01-R is available for renewal but Forent Energy has decided not to pursue an extension on the block at this time. In light of our capital requirements on our newly acquired producing assets, and potential refinements to the current regulatory environment in Nova Scotia, Forent has determined that it is not prudent to commit capital to the Alton block at this time. Forent will re-assess its position in Nova Scotia at a future date.
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Forent Energy Ltd.
President & CEO
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Forent Energy Ltd.
Brad R. Perry
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