Questerre Energy Corporation

Questerre Energy Corporation

December 15, 2009 00:49 ET

Questerre Energy Corporation: Second Utica Horizontal Well Commences

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) -


Questerre Energy Corporation ("Questerre" or the "Company") (TSX:QEC) (OSLO:QEC) updated developments with the pilot horizontal well program for the Utica shale in the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec.

The second horizontal well, Gentilly #2HZ, targeting the middle Utica spud earlier this week. The well is located adjacent to the vertical Gentilly #1 that tested at over 800 mcf/d from this interval. Total measured depth for this well is programmed at 2916m with an 800m horizontal leg.

The first horizontal well, St. Edouard #1H, was successfully drilled and cased to a total measured depth of 3181m including a 1000m leg. The fracture stimulation of the middle Utica interval is scheduled to commence in early January 2010. Subject to weather and equipment, preliminary test results are expected in the first quarter of next year.

Michael Binnion, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questerre, commented, "We are very pleased with the progress of the pilot program. The operator did an excellent job drilling St. Edouard #1A to total depth in a highly over-pressured area. We look forward to the testing of this well in early next year and based on results, an expansion of this program."

Questerre is a Calgary-based independent resource company actively engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of high-impact exploration and development oil and gas projects in Canada.

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