High North Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : HN

September 04, 2013 14:37 ET

High North Resources Ltd.: Corporate Update- Montney Oil Horizontal Wells

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2013) -

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Mr. Colin Soares, President of High North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:HN) (the "Company" or "High North") is pleased to provide an update on the Company's progress.

The Company has been granted drilling licenses for 4 horizontal Montney test wells from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and has received all approvals for surfaces leases. Construction crews have been mobilized and the Company has contracted a drill contractor to begin work immediately. High North is expecting to spud the first Block H Montney oil well shortly.

Recent activity in the area surrounding the Company's Block H lands has been encouraging. Directly offsetting Block H, 9 Montney horizontal oil wells have been licensed with 90 day production rates from 2 wells drilled to date at 486 and 360 BOE per day. Offset land sales in the area have reached as high as $175,000 per section.

High North has an option to acquire 129 sections of oil and gas leases strategically located on trend with recent Montney, Duverney and Nordegg hydrocarbon activity in the Kaybob area of Northwestern Alberta.

Non-Brokered Private Placement

On July 24th, 2013 the Company completed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement financing for gross proceeds of $3,379,945. The financing resulted in the issuance of 6,492,700 units at a price of $0.35 per unit for gross proceeds of $2,272,445 and 2,768,750 flow-through common shares at a price of $0.40 per flow-through common share for gross proceeds of $1,107,500. Each unit consisted of one common share and one-half common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder to acquire one common share for $0.50 within 24 months. A second tranche of the proposed financing is scheduled to close by the end of September, 2013.

About High North Resources Ltd.

High North Resources Ltd. is a TSX.V listed oil and gas development company with assets in the Peace River Arch area of Northwestern Alberta. The Company has an option to acquire 129 sections (82,560 acres) of oil and gas leases strategically concentrated into seven blocks with hydrocarbon potential, ranging from the Cretaceous Dunvegan through to the Devonian Granite Wash formation. Multiple conventional and unconventional oil targets are present including the Montney, Duvernay and Nordegg formations.

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