VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2012) - Deloro Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DLL) ("the Company") is pleased to announce receipt of a final interpretation report of a 3D seismic survey of the Wilkie Heavy Oil Project, in west-central Saskatchewan. The survey was commissioned by the Company and its partner Electro-Petroleum Inc. and completed in the spring of 2012 by RPS Boyd Petrosearch. Subsequently, data was processed by Key Seismic Solutions and interpreted by Canadian Discovery Ltd, both of Calgary, Alberta. The intention of the survey was to identify additional drilling locations for deployment of the EPI heavy oil recovery system and to better understand the results of the existing three wells.
Interpretation identified three prospective drilling locations, based on the presence of thick, continuous, high-porosity reservoir sand above known or interpreted oil/water contacts. The existing wells have been divided into four pools based on variations in oil/water contacts, although seismic interpretation of the sand presence and continuity implies that all pools within the 3D area are connected in some way. Channels are interpreted to be up to 39m thick. Proposed wells call for depths between 600-630m, with 400m horizontal legs.
Of the three deviated wells already drilled at the project Deloro lands, the 2010 and 2011 wells appear not to have reached the pools, having been abandoned at the top of the McLaren Channel. The horizontal producing well (known as the pilot well) also appeared to be mostly above the best quality McLaren sand, which explains the limited production.
Reza Mohammed, President, commented, "We are extremely pleased with the results of the data acquisition and interpretation. What is of particular interest is that that 'pilot well', which produced ~15 barrels/day with EPI stimulation appears not to have entered the main zone. Long-time shareholders will recall that the pilot well was a historic well retrofitted with the EPI system as a proof of concept. The Company's expectation is that if an EPI well is drilled optimally into the formation it should have significant production and be a game changer in the heavy oil space."
An excerpt from the Canadian Discovery Report states: "The main zone of interest is the channel facies of the McLaren Member of the Lower Cretaceous Mannville Group. This channel fairway consists of a complex arrangement of facies types due to original deposition and subsequent truncation by younger channels. A standard land-data 3D processing flow was applied with the addition of a pre-stack time migration (PSTM) for sharper focusing of structural and stratigraphic discontinuities. Petrophysical data from twenty-three wells were considered in the interpretation. One well with sonic and density logs and one well with only sonic (both vertical) were tied the 3D seismic. These wells were correlated with the corresponding seismic traces to create accurate depth-time correction curves for each well. The main geological horizons interpreted on the phase-rotated seismic were tied at the well locations and picked throughout the 3D. Faults were not interpreted, although they are clearly present and apparent as discontinuities on the Base Fish Scales horizon. Some are likely re-activated early Mannville or older as channel deposition orientation and limits appear to be controlled by structural elements."
The Company will be updating its website (http://www.deloro.ca) with additional information about the Wilkie Project and the EPI technology in the near term.
On Behalf of Deloro Resources Ltd.
Reza Mohammed, President
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