CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 25, 2014) - Emerald Bay Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EBY) the "Company" or "Emerald Bay") is pleased to provide an update on recent activities in Texas.
At Wooden Horse, the Company continues production procedures of the Horizontal Edwards well, Kuhn 1H. The Company has now moved ahead with the previously announced plan to add additional stages to the electric submersible pump (ESP). Since the well started pumping in mid January Kuhn 1H has shown significant improvements in oil cut and overall fluid volumes. The Company is now in the process of moving forward with plans to begin increasing the pump speed with the anticipation that the oil cut will increase as the fluid volume that sits above the ESP is lowered. Emerald Bay President, Shelby D. Beattie, expounded, "The additional stage that we have added to the motor has been very encouraging. We have sold the first loads of oil and with slightly more fine tuning we anticipate that the oil production of Kuhn 1H will increase. As with any exploration program, or new field discovery, there is a bit of a learning curve. While it has taken longer than we originally projected, we feel confident that our patience will be rewarded and that the Wooden Horse play will be a success."
Also at Wooden Horse, the Company has completed the Vertical well, Kuhn 2, also in the Edwards formation. Swabbing operations were encouraging and the Company is currently in the process of tying the well into the Kuhn tank battery facility. It is anticipated that the well will be online within the next 2 weeks, depending on weather and surface conditions. As the second well in the Edwards formation at Wooden Horse this is a key step as the Company moves ahead with plans for phase 2development at Wooden Horse.
At Nash Creek, approximately 30 miles from the Wooden Horse play, the Company has acquired a significant land Position. As previously announced, the Company has received the permit to inject salt water. Similar to development of the Wooden Horse play, the salt water disposal well is the key initial step for developing the Nash Creek play. The Company has now finalized the 3D Seismic program Design, with survey and line clearing to begin shortly. Acquisition of the 14 linear miles is expected to take place by mid-April. Emerald Bay's chief geologist, Andy Alff commented, "If the Seismic program confirms what I believe it will, this will be a very exciting find for Emerald Bay with significant Edwards potential."
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Emerald Bay Energy Inc., based in Calgary, is a junior oil and gas producer with production properties in Western Canada and South Texas. The common shares of Emerald Bay trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EBY". Please visit www.emeraldbayenergy.com.
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