Redcliffe Exploration Inc.

Redcliffe Exploration Inc.

February 27, 2008 09:30 ET

Redcliffe Announces Significant New Wapiti Oil Discovery

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2008) -


Redcliffe Exploration Inc. ("Redcliffe") (TSX VENTURE:RXP.A)(TSX VENTURE:RXP.B) is pleased to announce the successful testing of its new Halfway formation oil discovery in Wapiti. This well has recently completed a four day initial production test. The well produced at a stabilized oil rate of approximately 750 bpd (48 degree API) and 2,600 mcfpd of natural gas on a 20/64 inch choke at flowing pressures of over 1900 psig. The well encountered virgin reservoir pressures. Redcliffe is the operator and retains a 72% interest in this well. Due to the sour nature of the production, further testing will be conducted once a short tie-in is made to allow pipeline shipping of the natural gas production.

This well is expected to have a significant impact on Redcliffe's production levels once tie-in is complete. We anticipate the well will not be on production until the second quarter of this year due to well site storage and production facility installation. It is the intention of Redcliffe to maximize production rates from this well due to current royalty rate and incentive programs that are proposed to be changed effective January 1, 2009.

Based upon initial sustained production rates Redcliffe anticipates drilling at least one more well into the pool during 2008.

Redcliffe is a Calgary, Alberta based company engaged in the exploration for, and development and production of conventional crude oil and natural gas reserves in western Canada. Redcliffe's strategy is to build shareholder value through internally generated exploration and development drilling, and through selective acquisitions. Redcliffe's areas of operational focus include the Peace River Arch and Pembina areas of Alberta.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including management's assessment of future plans and operations, and capital expenditures and the timing thereof, that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and overseas, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations (including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations) and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, that the Company will derive there from. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could effect the Company's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website ( All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

BOE may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

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Contact Information

  • Redcliffe Exploration Inc.
    Daryl H. Connolly
    President & CEO
    (403) 539-8440
    (403) 539-8433 (FAX)
    Redcliffe Exploration Inc.
    George Gramatke
    Vice President, Finance & CFO
    (403) 539-8442
    (403) 539-8433 (FAX)