Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp.

Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp.

February 07, 2011 05:00 ET

Mooncor Provides Update on Its Hamburg Liquids Rich Muskwa/Duvernay Shale Gas Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2011) - Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp. ("Mooncor") (TSX VENTURE:MOO) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of its corporate development activities.


Mooncor conducted a pilot test of the Muskwa shale from its pilot well at 06-34-94-12W6 in February and March 2009. Test results showed the Muskwa zone to be overpressured and containing liquids rich gas. Flow test results showed low CO2 concentrations (<0.2%) with a natural gas liquids content of approximately 75 bbls/mmscf of which approximately 34% was 56° API condensate. The raw gas production also had an ethane content in excess of 10%. The liquids rich characteristics of the Muskwa/Duvernay shale at Hamburg are similar to results recently published by other industry groups.

As technology advances the liquids and condensate in high liquids content shale gas projects have been economically recovered in other liquids rich shale gas plays in North America, thus enhancing the potential value of Mooncor's Hamburg project.

On May 27, 2010 the Alberta Provincial government implemented the Emerging Resources and Technologies Initiative. Under the Initiative, wells that produce exclusively from shale formations (as defined by the Energy Resource Conservation Board) will qualify for a 5% royalty rate for 36 producing months with no volume limit. Mooncor's Muskwa/Duvernay shale formation would qualify for this Initiative.

The combination of lower shale gas royalty rates applied to the rich liquids content (75+ bbls/mmscf), and high heat value of the residual gas has had a very significant impact on overall project economics. Recent industry activity, in both the Duvernay and Muskwa portions of the basin, has increased due to the attractive values seen in the liquids-rich gas potential of Mooncor's Hamburg project.

Further, Mooncor is revamping its website ( and expects it to be operational in the next several weeks.

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Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp. is a junior oil and gas exploration and development company. Mooncor is focusing on its shale gas opportunities with a current emphasis on negotiations for a joint venture partner on its high impact proven Muskwa/Duvernay shale gas play at Hamburg, Alberta as well as structuring a spinoff of its southwest Ontario assets into a new entity.

The information in this news release includes certain information and statements about management's view of future events, expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward looking statements. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Because of these risks and uncertainties and as a result of a variety of factors, the actual results, expectations, achievements or performance may differ materially from those anticipated and indicated by these forward looking statements. Although Mooncor believes that the expectations reflected in forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurances that the expectations of any forward looking statements will prove to be correct. Except as required by law, Mooncor disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward looking statements or otherwise.

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