Junex Inc.
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Junex Inc.

October 14, 2014 08:49 ET

Junex Starts Drilling its Galt No. 4 Horizontal Well

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - Junex Inc. (TSX VENTURE:JNX) ("Junex" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it started drilling its Junex Galt No. 4 Horizontal well earlier today with its recently-acquired, 3,000 meter-capacity Foragaz No. 4 drilling rig.

The Company also announces reception of a new drilling permit from the Quebec government for its next horizontal well on the property, the Junex Galt No. 5 Horizontal well, which the Company intends to drill following the Galt No. 4 Horizontal well.

Mr. Peter Dorrins, Junex's President & Chief Executive Officer comments: "The Galt No. 4 Horizontal well is a "First" in two respects: not only is it the first horizontal well on our Galt Oil Property but it is also the first horizontal oil exploration well ever to be drilled by industry anywhere east of Quebec City in the province of Quebec. With our long-standing partner in the Galt Oil Property, Mr. Bernard Lemaire, we are quite excited to be drilling this milestone well in the most advanced oil project in Quebec. We are proud that this well is being drilled with our own drilling rig staffed by our Quebec-resident employees."

Mr. Dorrins continues: "With a sizeable resource potential of 330 million barrels of total Oil-Initially-In-Place, this oil project contains the largest combined Discovered Contingent Oil Resource and Undiscovered Prospective Oil Resource potential established by independent evaluators so far on the Gaspé Peninsula. We forecast that the planned 1,300 meter-long horizontal leg of the Galt No. 4 Horizontal well should take between approximately 55 days to drill, after which testing operations are planned to commence."

The Galt No. 4 Horizontal well is being drilled from the existing Junex Galt No. 4 vertical wellbore towards the Galt No. 3 well and is designed to optimally intersect the maximum number of open, near-vertical, natural fractures in the Forillon Formation reservoir. The initial production rate of 180 barrels of light oil per day recently achieved during a production test in the Junex Galt No. 3 vertical well, that emanated from only a few near-vertical fractures in the well, demonstrated the potential of the Forillon reservoir on the Galt Oil Property and permitted the Company to review and finalize its plans for testing of the Galt No. 4 Horizontal well in the event that it is successful (see Junex's July 2, 2014 and August 5, 2014 press releases).

Junex holds a 70% interest in the Galt Oil Property and 100% interest in the adjacent acreage. The adjacent 100% Junex acreage has not yet been independently evaluated for its resource potential. These landholdings are situated approximately 20 kilometers from the town of Gaspé in eastern Quebec.

Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., ("NSAI"), a firm of worldwide petroleum consultants based in Texas, has previously established their Best Estimate of the total Oil-Initially-In-Place ("OIIP") resources for the Forillon and Indian Point formations on Junex's Galt Oil Property at 330 million barrels that includes Discovered Contingent OIIP volumes of 36 million barrels and Undiscovered Prospective OIIP volumes of 294 million barrels (see press release from March 27, 2013 for details of the NSAI report).

About Junex

Junex is a junior oil and gas exploration company that holds exploration rights on approximately 5.2 million acres of land located in the Appalachian basin in the Province of Quebec. The company is in the heart of the Utica Shale gas discovery located in the St. Lawrence Lowlands and holds a significant land-package on the Anticosti Island where an independent report has provided their Best Estimate of the undiscovered shale oil initially-in-place ("OIIP") volume for the Macasty Shale on all five of Junex's permits on Anticosti Island at 12.2 billion barrels. In parallel to its exploration efforts in Quebec and expansion of its exploration activities elsewhere, the company operates a drilling services division.

Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer

Certain statements in this press release may be forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are based on the best estimates available to Junex at the time and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Junex's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. A description of the risks affecting Junex's business and activities appears under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" on pages 8 to 11 of Junex's 2013 annual management's discussion and analysis, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information in this press release will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Junex will derive therefrom. In particular, no assurance can be given as to the future financial performance of Junex. Junex disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to account for any new information or any other event. The reader is warned against undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Junex Inc.
    Mr. Peter Dorrins
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    418-654-9661

    Junex Inc.
    Mr. Dave Pepin
    Vice President - Corporate Affairs
    418-654-9661