Argosy Energy Inc.

Argosy Energy Inc.

April 10, 2012 09:40 ET

Argosy Energy Inc Provides Operational Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 10, 2012) - ARGOSY ENERGY INC. ("Argosy") (TSX:GSY) is pleased to provide the following operational update with respect to its operations to date in the emerging Exshaw/Bakken/Big Valley play in Southern Alberta.

Argosy's Southern Alberta Bakken prospect continues to dominate its operational activities. This press release is an operational update to Argosy's recently drilled horizontal well discussed in our February 22, 2012 press release.

After the flow period discussed in that press release the well was shut in for a pressure buildup. After the necessary shut in time, the well pressure reflects that the well is approximately 40% over pressured and was in excess of 34mPa. The well has since been placed back on production for 8 days utilizing a bottom hole pump assembly. The well is presently making 250-280 barrels of fluid per day at a 50% oil cut with oil rates of 125-140 barrels per day of 36 degree API reservoir oil. Load fluid to recover is still in excess of 10,000 bbls of frac fluid and the well continues to clean up. A competitor's offset well had initial reported production that indicated load fluid cuts of 34%. These cuts were seen after a lengthy flow cleanup period prior to being put on production. This load fluid cut was further reduced over time to 6% after four months of further reported production. As with the offset well, Argosy believes that as the load fluid on this well continues to drop and the well cleans up the oil production will increase.

Argosy is a junior oil and gas company focused on the exploration for and development of oil and natural gas in western Canada.


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