Northern Spirit Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : NSR

July 30, 2014 18:39 ET

Northern Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Operations Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2014) - Northern Spirit Resources Inc. ("Northern Spirit" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NSR) is pleased to provide the following operational update.

As announced on July 17, 2014, the Company has drilled, completed and tested 3 horizontal wells (WI 100%) at Klein North. The wells were drilled from a common surface pad, targeting Sparky medium gravity oil. Completion procedures included multi-stage fracture stimulation in each well. All 3 wells are now being equipped and the wells are expected to be on production in late August 2014.

Also as announced on July 17, 2014, at Klein South the Company has completed a horizontal well (WI 55%) and has drilled and completed a vertical well (WI 86%), each well targeting Sparky medium gravity oil. The horizontal well was multi-stage fracture stimulated and is currently being equipped and is expected to start production in August. The vertical well is undergoing evaluation.

A non-operated horizontal well (WI 25%) was also drilled and cased targeting Sparky medium gravity oil at Sounding Lake. Completion operations on the well are expected to commence immediately.

At Cadogan the Company recompleted a vertical well which is currently being equipped for production, with production expected to commence in early August 2014.

Management is very encouraged with the results from the wells drilled and completed to date, and looks forward to providing further information respecting the productivity of the wells, including production testing information, in the near future.

About Northern Spirit Resources Inc.

Northern Spirit Resources Inc. is a public oil and gas company active in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas in East Central, Alberta.

ADVISORY ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "believe", "plans", "cautions" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. In particular, but without limiting the forgoing, this press release contains statements concerning the timing for certain wells drilled on its Klein and Cadogan properties to be tied in and on production and the timing to announce additional production information on such wells.

Forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of material factors, expectations or assumptions of Northern Spirit which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Northern Spirit believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Northern Spirit can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. In particular, in addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified herein, no assurances can be given respecting: whether the Company's continued exploration and development activities on its lands in the Provost will be successful or that additional material volumes of petroleum and natural gas reserves will be encountered, or if encountered can be produced on a commercial basis; the ultimate size and scope of any hydrocarbon bearing formations on the Company's lands; that additional drilling and completion operations at Provost will be successful such that further development activities in this area is warranted; that Northern Spirit will continue to conduct its operations in a manner consistent with past operations; results from drilling and development activities will be consistent with past operations; the general stability of the economic and political environment in which Northern Spirit operates; drilling results; field production rates and decline rates; the general continuance of current industry conditions; the timing and cost of pipeline, storage and facility construction and expansion and the ability of Northern Spirit to secure adequate product transportation; future commodity prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which Northern Spirit operates; and the ability of Northern Spirit to successfully market its oil and natural gas products.

Further, events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, without limitation: changes in commodity prices; changes in the demand for or supply of the Company's products; unanticipated operating results or production declines; changes in tax or environmental laws, royalty rates or other regulatory matters; changes in development plans of Northern Spirit or by third party operators of Northern Spirit's properties, increased debt levels or debt service requirements; inaccurate estimation of Northern Spirit's oil and gas reserve and resource volumes; limited, unfavourable or a lack of access to capital markets; increased costs; a lack of adequate insurance coverage; the impact of competitors; and certain other risks detailed from time-to-time in Northern Spirit's public disclosure documents. Additional information regarding some of these risk factors may be found under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis prepared for the year ended December 31, 2013. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Northern Spirit undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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.

Contact Information

  • Northern Spirit Resources Inc.
    (403) 269-1715

    Northern Spirit Resources Inc.
    Kevin R. Baker, Q.C.
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Dir: (403) 476-7010

    Northern Spirit Resources Inc.
    John H. Cassels
    Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer
    & Secretary
    Dir: (403) 476-7008