CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- Edge Resources Inc. ("Edge" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: EDE)(AIM: EDG) is pleased to announce that the first well of the Company's spring drilling program in Asset East (announced February 27, 2013), has been on production for the last thirty days and is producing better than expected.
The well has averaged approximately 50 barrels of oil per day ("bopd") over the majority of the initial production period but has recently increased to over 60 bopd, with production fundamentals indicating further production increases are possible.
The well encountered 8 meters of net pay and is being conservatively production tested using a progressive cavity pump to assist with the production of formation sand alongside the oil. Despite erratic production that is typical and expected of CHOPS wells, the well achieved an average rate of over 50 bopd during the first month of production testing.
The current rate is the maximum production rate allowable with the production pump at its current setting. However, the pump rate can be increased at any time the Company chooses, and both pressures and fluid levels indicate further increases are feasible.
In these early stages of production, the Company is choosing not to produce this well at - or near - maximum capacity. The Company is conservatively producing near the low end of the production range, to promote stability and avoid heavy and sudden influxes of sand and/or water.
Brad Nichol, President and CEO of Edge commented, "This is an excellent result, and supports a very large development program in Asset East. The discovery of three new oil pools was a significant development for the Company; however, the continued successful delineation of the pools through our drilling program is generating an even larger runway of drilling locations and, ultimately, more value for our shareholders."
Edge will utilize the downtime associated with spring breakup to perform further analysis on Asset East, employing the Company's extensive base of proprietary 3D seismic in conjunction with log and production results. The Edge team will work to better define the size of the large prize in Asset East and continue planning for the large runway of drilling locations on the Company's 100% working interest land-base in Primate, Saskatchewan.
About Edge Resources Inc.
Edge Resources is focused on developing a balanced portfolio of oil and natural gas assets from properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Management has consistently focused on:
1. Shallow, conventional programs that typically offer reduced capital, operational and geological risks2. Very high or 100% working interests and fully operated assets3. Pools and horizons with exceptionally high reserves in place
The management team's very high drilling success rate is based on the safe, efficient deployment of capital and a proven ability to efficiently execute in shallow formations, which gives Edge Resources a sustainable, low-cost, competitive advantage.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's registered filings which are available at www.sedar.com.
Barrel ("bbl") of oil equivalent ("boe") amounts may be misleading particularly if used in isolation. All boe conversions in this report are calculated using a conversion of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one equivalent barrel of oil (6 mcf=1 bbl) and is based on an energy conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the well head.
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