Challenger Energy Corp.

Challenger Energy Corp.

December 17, 2007 08:20 ET

Challenger Energy Corp. Announces Casing and Flow Testing of "Victory" Well Offshore Trinidad

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2007) - Challenger Energy Corp. ("Challenger") (TSX VENTURE:CHQ)(AMEX:CHQ) announced today, that Challenger and its Partners, Canadian Superior Energy Inc. ("Canadian Superior") (TSX:SNG)(AMEX:SNG), the Operator of the "Victory" well offshore Trinidad, and BG International Limited ("BG"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the BG Group plc (LSE:BG.L), have unanimously agreed to case and flow test the 16,150 foot "Victory" well located approximately 60 miles off the east coast of the island of Trinidad. Wire line logging of the "Victory" well has been completed and the final section of the well will be cased. The testing operation will take approximately 30 days and once completed operations will commence on the next well, "Bounty", in the initial three well programme on Block 5(c).

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 Challenger's website at

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 for information on 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).

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Contact Information

  • Challenger Energy Corp.
    Dan MacDonald
    CEO and President
    (403) 503-8810
    Challenger Energy Corp.
    Suite 200, 744 - 4th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3T4
    (403) 503-8810
    (403) 503-8811 (FAX)