SOURCE: USA Superior Energy Holdings

January 17, 2008 07:30 ET

USA Superior Energy Holdings' Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Testing Exhibits Increased Oil Production From Existing Well

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - USA Superior Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: USSU) (FRANKFURT: F2S) is pleased to announce that it has witnessed a 200% plus increase in oil production from an existing oil well during recent testing. This is the result of a successful cyclic Nitrogen test of the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technology developed by USA Superior.

This testing consisted of injecting a volume of Nitrogen into existing perforations in a well. Prior to this test, the well was producing a small volume of fluids consisting of 5% oil and 95% water. For the first three days after the test, the well pumped 100% oil before the nitrogen pressure depleted, representing a sizeable increase in the oil capable of being produced from the same well.

These tests were conducted to measure and verify potential results USA Superior's research had shown could be expected when using the company's cyclical nitrogen injection EOR program. Cyclical nitrogen injection is where a gas (nitrogen) is injected into existing oil wells to re-pressurize the oil in formation. Within a brief period of time, this reenergized pressure diffuses about the well bore. It then allows the re-pressurized oil to produce back into the well bore. As oil production and pressure diminishes over a period of time, another cycle of nitrogen gas is injected into the well bore thereby re-pressurizing the remaining oil in the formation. These cycles of injection and oil production continue until no longer economic.

"We feel these results show the potential that a cyclic nitrogen injection program implemented across a field can produce," stated Randy Holifield, Field Supervisor of USA Superior Energy Holdings, Inc.

Third party engineering reports estimate that existing wells have only produced 5 to 10% of the oil in the ground from primary production with 90 to 95% of the remains to be produced through secondary and tertiary methods. USA Superior expects a cyclic nitrogen injection program, in addition to horizontal enhancements, to be able to produce an additional 15 to 30% of the oil still left in the ground.


USA Superior Energy Holdings, Inc. is a company with excellent potential focused on applying new technologies to oil and gas fields as well as other industries. USA Superior is composed of a team of experts in their field, highly qualified with over 200 man-years of oil and gas field experience; from finding to drilling, well completion to operations and production, to problem solving, seasoned with success. Environmentally concerned and responsible, responsive to project needs and specializing in special projects, USA Superior Energy's focus has been on developing and utilizing complimentary technologies; Nitrogen (N2) and cased hole horizontal drilling. USA Superior will seek to use these technologies independently or in combination to exploit business opportunities.

Nitrogen (N2) is used to force oil out of reservoirs. It can be applied to existing reservoirs and wellbores, thus minimizing the risk of finding oil and gas. Cased Hole Horizontal Drilling (CHHD) is a new emerging technology that can significantly increase the "communication" from the wellbore to the fluids in the reservoir. With the current price environment, many existing marginal wells can be rejuvenated into very profitable wells. The corporate website is

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