Arsenal Energy Inc.
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Arsenal Energy Inc.

December 09, 2010 17:20 ET

Arsenal Energy Inc. Releases Operational Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - Arsenal Energy Inc. (TSX:AEI) (PINK SHEETS:AEYIF) At Stanley North Dakota, the EOG operated Burke 31-20 (31% WI) well targeting the Bakken has reached total depth. The well encountered good shows while drilling. It is anticipated that the well will be completed and placed on production over the next two months. Also at Stanley North Dakota, Arsenal as operator has spud the Brenlee one mile horizontal Bakken well. Arsenal has acquired an additional 27% in the well increasing its working interest to 73%. After the Brenlee well the drilling rig will move directly to the Amy Elizabeth (62% WI) two mile horizontal Bakken location.

At Evi, in Northern Alberta, Arsenal has a 10 well drilling program underway. Results of the first two wells were previously released. The third well, 5-1 (50% WI) has swab tested at 350 bbl/d from the Granite Wash. The fourth well, 4-29 (100% WI) has been cased and the fifth well, 16-19 (100% WI) is drilling.

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