- 4,240 barrels of oil per day ("bopd") stabilized flow rate achieved from the XIV sand - Four more zones perforated and completed in UMU-9 still to be tested
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2012) - Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMT) ("Mart" or the "Company") and its co-venturers, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Plc. (Operator of the Umusadege field) and SunTrust Oil Company Limited (together "the Co-venturers") are pleased to announce the initial flow rate test results for the UMU-9 well and an update on February 2012 Umusadege field production.
UMU-9 Well Test Results
As previously announced, the UMU-9 well encountered gross hydrocarbon pay of 430 feet from nineteen oil sands and one gas sand. Five of the UMU-9 sands have now been perforated and completed. The first extended flow test has been conducted on the 46-foot thick XIV sand at a stabilized rate of 4,240 bopd.
During the test of the XIV sand, the well flowed 43.3 API gravity oil through 3 1/2 inch tubing on a 32/64 inch choke at a flowing tubing pressure of 480 psi. Basic sediment and water (BS&W) was 0.2 % with a gas/oil ratio of approximately 90 standard cubic feet per barrel.
Three UMU-9 well tests remain including the co-mingled testing of the XIIIa and XIIIb sands via the 3 1/2 inch tubing, followed by individual testing of the XIIa and X sands via the 2 7/8 inch tubing.
Further updates will be provided on these remaining targeted sands once testing has been completed and results are available.
February 2012 Production Update
Umusadege field production based on producing days during the month of February averaged 11,229 bopd. Umusadege field downtime during the month was approximately 6.5 days, primarily due to technical problems at third party export pipeline facilities. The average oil delivered to export storage tanks averaged 8,728 bopd.
Wade Cherwayko, CEO of Mart Resources stated: "Mart and its partners are pleased and encouraged with the initial flow test results from the UMU-9 well which demonstrate that the exceptional reservoir and oil quality of the Umusadege field extend further than the area previously assigned, and we are looking forward to receiving results from testing the remaining perforated sands in the coming weeks."
Additional information regarding Mart is available on the Company's website at www.martresources.com and under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Investors are also welcome to contact one of the following investor relation's specialists for all corporate updates and investor inquiries:
FronTier Consulting Ltd.
Mart toll free # 1-888-875-7485
Attn: Sam Grier or Caleb Gilani
Except where expressly stated otherwise, all production figures set out in this press release, including bopd, reflect gross Umusadege field production rather than production attributable to Mart. Mart's share of total gross production before taxes and royalties from the Umusadege field fluctuates between 82.5% (before capital cost recovery) and 50% (after capital cost recovery).
Forward Looking Statements and Risks
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based upon forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
In particular, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully test the XIII(), XIII(b), XII(a) or X sands or commercially produce, transport or sell oil from the UMU-9 well (or any one or more of the sands identified by the UMU-9 well). Statements (express or implied) concerning the allocation of export and pipeline capacity to the Umusadege field from thir party pipeline owners, should be viewed as forward looking statements.
There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should no place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements and if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law.
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