Primera Energy Resources Ltd.

Primera Energy Resources Ltd.

April 03, 2012 12:57 ET

Primera Energy Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PTT) Announces Corporate Update on Block WD-4 Drilling Program - Recompletion Program Increases PERL's Production Rate by 35%

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AND CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - Primera Energy Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PTT) ("PERL" or the "Corporation") is pleased to provide the following corporate update.

Optimal Block WD-4

PS 111RD, originally drilled and completed on December 1, 2011 has been recompleted on March 27, 2012 in the Upper Cruse formation. The well came in flowing with an initial production of 202 barrels of clean oil per day, on a 4/32" Choke with Casing Pressure of 1200 pounds per square inch (psi). As of April 2, 2012, the well continues to flow on 4/32" Choke with Casing Pressure of 1000 pounds per square inch (psi). The cumulative production to date is 1,079 barrels of oil, averaging 180 bopd. Approximately 236 feet of net pay in the Upper Cruse and Forest formations remain to be exploited.

This recompletion has increased PERL's current production rate by 35% to 610 bopd.

As reported earlier, work is continuing on location preparation for redrill, PS 174RD and PS 125.

About PERL

PERL is a TSX Venture Exchange listed issuer which currently produces approximately 600 bopd pursuant to a lease operatorship agreement in South Central Trinidad and has a 16.2% entitlement to the Cory Moruga 'E' Block.


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Contact Information

  • Primera Energy Resources Ltd.
    Geoffrey Leid
    Chief Executive Officer
    (868) 628-1128