ZUG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Octagon 88 Resources Inc., (OTCBB:OCTX) or “the Company” is pleased to announce that the Manning project’s operator has confirmed it has received the license to drill the first horizontal production well (W 7-10-91-22W5), one of a series of horizontal wells on the Bluesky Gething formation as previously advised.
Lease preparation on site has been concluded, based on rig availability the operator is now targeting to spud the well on July 15, 2014. This well will be the first of 5 horizontal wells that will be drilled from one well pad; the other four licenses are currently underway.
Each well targets the upper zones of the Bluesky Gething formation where the operator has experienced ideal primary production conditions by way of prior core results, lab testing and previous vertical production well testing.
The operator reports:
“Each well will be 800 to 1200 meters in length with expected results to be production of 150 to 200 barrels a day. The oil tested from the last vertical at AGAT labs showed a consistency of API in the range of 10.5 to 11.5 degrees which is known to be exploitable by Conventional Heavy Oil drilling technology.
After this first well is completed it will be cased and equipped for production with first oil to be sold expected by end of August.”
Octagon 88 Resources Inc. is a development stage oil and gas company that has acquired light and conventional heavy oil assets in Northern Alberta.
The current program schedule entails working with the operator of these properties CEC North Star to bring on production and cash flow through the company’s direct working interests, and indirect investments spread throughout the projects.
Octagon 88 Resources is the largest publicly traded shareholder of CEC North Starcurrently holding thirty-point seven (30.7%) of its shares.
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