Canadian Superior Energy Inc.

Canadian Superior Energy Inc.

January 14, 2008 09:02 ET

Canadian Superior Energy Announces Natural Gas Discovery on "Intrepid" Block 5(c) Offshore Trinidad

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - Canadian Superior Energy Inc. ("Canadian Superior") (TSX:SNG)(AMEX:SNG) announced today that Canadian Superior and its partners, BG International Limited ("BG"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the BG Group plc (LSE:BG.L) and Challenger Energy Corp. ("Challenger") (TSX VENTURE:CHQ)(AMEX:CHQ) have made a new natural gas discovery on their "Intrepid" Block 5(c) located approximately 60 miles off the east coast of Trinidad.

Canadian Superior's Chairman, Greg Noval, said today, "We are pleased to announce the discovery of natural gas on our first well offshore Trinidad. We have just finished the successful flow testing of the first zone to be completed on our "Victory" well, which is part of an initial 3 well exploration program offshore Trinidad on our 'Intrepid' Block 5(c). We are encouraged by the initial test results in the first zone and will be moving up hole in the well to test at least one further horizon."

Speaking in Calgary today, Craig McKenzie, Canadian Superior's Chief Executive Officer, said," The 'Victory' well has an estimated flowing rate of over 100 mmscf/d of natural gas and is condensate rich. We have just completed the extended flow testing of the first zone to be tested in the well which was flowed on a restricted flow basis with high pressures and flowed with measured flow rates averaging between 40 and 45 mmscf/d. The well also tested high gravity condensate of approximately 30 bbl per mmscf of gas produced. The flowing wellhead pressure on a restricted basis and bottom hole pressures are comparable or better than other producing wells and fields in the immediate area. Further analysis of the initial test results will be conducted on the information we have received and we will now focus on the next stage of the testing program by moving up hole to complete at least one more zone in the well before moving the rig to our next prospect on Block 5(c) and spudding the 'Bounty' well. This information will allow Canadian Superior and the other participants in the well to move forward with detailed reserve analysis of the discovered resource."

The "Victory" well is located approximately 3 miles from a sub-sea tie-in to a pipeline to shore. Visit Canadian Superior's website,, to view maps of "Intrepid" Block 5(c) and photographs taken of the flow testing announced today on the "Victory" well.

Canadian Superior is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations Offshore Trinidad and Tobago, Offshore Nova Scotia, Canada and in Western Canada. See Canadian Superior's website at to review Canadian Superior's operations in Western Canada, Offshore Trinidad and Tobago and Offshore Nova Scotia interests. Canadian Superior has approximately 20,000 shareholders worldwide, including some of the top institutional shareholders in North America.

Canadian Superior is paying 26-2/3% of the Block 5(c) exploration program cost to maintain a 45% working interest in Block 5(c), with its partners, BG International Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BG Group plc, paying 40% for a 30% working interest and Challenger Energy Corp. paying 33-1/3% for a 25% working interest through Canadian Superior.

BG Group plc is a global natural gas business. Active on five continents in over 25 countries, it operates four business segments - Exploration and Production, LNG, Transmission and Distribution and Power. See for information on BG Group plc.

Challenger Energy Corp. is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based oil and gas exploration company which is currently focusing on "high impact" oil and gas plays offshore Trinidad and Tobago and offshore Nova Scotia. See for information on Challenger.

This news release contains forward-looking information, including estimates, projections, interpretations, prognoses and other information that may or relates to future production, project start-ups and future capital spending. Actual results, estimates, projections, interpretations, prognoses and/or estimated results could differ materially due to changes in project schedules, operating performance, demand for oil and gas, commercial negotiations or other technical and economic factors or revisions. This news release may contain the reference to the term "undiscovered natural gas resources", which are those quantities of natural gas estimated to be contained in accumulations yet to be discovered. There is no certainty that any portion of undiscovered resources will be discovered and that, if discovered, in this or any other discovery, the discovered resource may not be economically viable or technically feasible to produce.

Statements contained in this news release relating to future results, events and expectations are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, scheduling, re-scheduling and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, estimates, projections, interpretations, prognoses, schedules or achievements of the Corporation, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, among others, those described in the Corporations' annual reports on Form 40-F or Form 20-F on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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