Enterprise Energy Resources Ltd.

Enterprise Energy Resources Ltd.

February 02, 2011 08:00 ET

Enterprise Acquires 50% of Chimney Sweep Oil and Gas in the Oil Producing Williston Basin of North Dakota

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2011) -


Enterprise Energy Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EER) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, EERL Energy Limited Partnership ("EERL"), has entered into an agreement (the "Investment Agreement") with Chimney Sweep Oil and Gas (US) L.L.L.P. (the "Partnership" or "Chimney Sweep") pursuant to which it has agreed to acquire a 50% interest in the Partnership (the "Transaction").

The Partnership currently holds approximately 1,600 net acres of oil and gas leases in North Dakota (southern Williston Basin) in an area which has produced more than 85 million barrels of light oil from multiple zones. The area has recently enjoyed some new oil discoveries due to advances in seismic technology and a better understanding of the geology. Previous wells in the area, drilled in the mid-1990's, have been highly prolific with some having initial production rates up to almost 2,000 barrels of light oil per day and reserves of more than 4 million barrels of oil per well. One of the more recent discoveries, drilled in 2009, produced at a sustained rate of 400 barrels of light oil per day, with no water. The Partnership owns approximately 110 square km of 3-D seismic which covers the majority of its acreage and the main play fairway from which most of the light oil has been produced and plans to acquire additional acreage in the area and drill one or more wells during 2011. This 3-D seismic was entirely reprocessed by the Partnership in late 2010.

As consideration for its 50% interest in the Partnership, EERL will make an investment equal to US$2,495,147 plus 50% of certain approved expenses of the Partnership for the period from November 1, 2010 to the date of closing which is expected to occur on or about February 28, 2011.

The Company currently has approximately CDN $1.7 million in working capital. As a condition to the Transaction, a financing (the "Financing") must be completed by the Company to raise not less than $5 million. Proceeds from the Financing will be used to fund the investment by EERL in the Partnership and the planned 2011 work program.

The Transaction is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange, the completion of the Financing and other customary closing conditions.


Geoffrey A. Carrington, President & CEO

Shares Outstanding: 5,040,116

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented constitutes "forward looking statements". Such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those with respect to the closing of the Transaction, as well as uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the successful completion of the Financing and other conditions precedent to the closing of the Transaction, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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