Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

June 11, 2009 06:00 ET

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces First Gas Sales From Its Gething Pilot Project at Farrell Creek, B.C.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. ("CSRI" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SPI) (OTCBB:CSPUF) is pleased to announce that the first sale of natural gas has commenced at the Farrell Creek, B.C. Pilot Project with natural gas flowing from previously completed and tested Gething Formation wells. Additional Gething wells drilled in 2008 will be completed and put on production during 2009. Commissioning and start-up of the gas processing facility and the pipeline connecting the Pilot Project wells to the Spectra Energy pipeline will enable Shell Canada Energy ("Shell" or the "Operator") to perform long-term production testing of these and future Gething wells, while minimizing the flaring of gases into the atmosphere. The primary objective of the Pilot Project is to optimize the completion and production techniques that could be applied for future commercial production from the Farrell Creek Gething Project. The gas processing facility has a capacity of 1.1 million cubic feet per day and can be expanded as required.

CSRI Chief Executive Officer, Don Gardner commented "This is a milestone achievement for CSRI and our shareholders and a credit to the vision of our joint venture partner. Selling natural gas produced from the Gething Formation at Farrell Creek, British Columbia will provide the Company with the first operating revenue in its history. We are pleased to be working on this project with Shell with its global technical resources and commitment to the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship".

The Pilot Project is located on lands in which CSRI currently holds a 100% working interest in approximately 55 sections (35,000 acres) of contiguous Gething Formation and other shallow rights. Sproule Unconventional Limited ("Sproule") has, in an updated report dated April 6, 2009, estimated that there is 1.7 trillion cubic feet of discovered and undiscovered resource in the Gething and Moosebar Formations (35 bcf per section).

Shell holds a 100% working interest in Gething Formation and other shallow rights in approximately 95 sections (60,800 acres) immediately surrounding the Company's lands at Farrell Creek. Upon completion of the current work associated with the Pilot Project, and until early 2010, Shell has the right to elect to pool its lands with those of CSRI and initiate the development phase of the project. Pooling would result in Shell holding a 75% working interest in approximately 150 sections (96,000 acres) of Gething Formation and other shallow rights and continuing as Operator of the project. CSRI would retain approximately 70% (38 sections) of its original net ownership. Such an election would commit Shell to further capital expenditures on behalf of the joint venture.

CSRI is well funded with C$11.0 million of working capital, no debt and has minimal capital requirements under its two joint venture projects.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors,


Don Gardner, Chief Executive Officer

The corporate information contained in this news release may contain forward-looking forecast information. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonably accurate by CSRI at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. The actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Consequently there is no representation by CSRI that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.

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