Reef Resources Ltd.

Reef Resources Ltd.

April 19, 2011 09:15 ET

Reef Resources Ltd. Announces Ausable #5 Well Schedule and Development Plans

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) -


Reef Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:REE) ("Reef" or the "Company") reports that the Company has agreed to complete and flow test the Ausable #5 well in SW Ontario, Canada.

A decision has been made to mechanically complete the well and to conduct flow tests on the basis of the existing data. Further analysis of electric logs and cores from the wells will continue.

Following production testing; the well will be connected to the existing central production facility and placed on production as an oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) producer. The Company's objective is to have the well on production within the next four to six weeks.

Due to the presence of extensive oil and natural gas liquids pay zones in the Ausable #5 well, the Company will now begin detailed scheduling for the drilling of the Ausable #6, #7, #8 and #9 wells and the expansion of the Ausable production facility. Currently it is hoped to complete this additional work by the end of 2011.

The Company will issue additional status reports during the testing and completion of Ausable #5 and as plans for the full Enhanced Oil Recovery and Natural Gas Liquids Program (EOR) are finalised. The Ausable reef is currently on production and is generating revenue from the initial EOR program which commenced in 4th quarter 2010 through the Ausable #1 and #4 wells.

Company President, Arnie Hansen, commented: "We see this as a turning point in the development of the Ausable Reef as the results of the well fully support our geological model and demonstrate the viability of the EOR scheme. We look forward to a busy period over the remainder of the year as we plan and execute the necessary well program."

As previously announced on December 21, 2010 Reef has now finalized the settlement of $211,331 of debt (45% to insiders) for 1,996,645 Common Shares.

Footnote: The Company's Ontario asset has gas storage rights, gas re-injection permit for gas recycle, NGL recovery, enhanced oil recovery and arbitrage. A key component of Reef's Ontario strategy is to identify and exploit undervalued prospects in the Ontario basin by utilizing the company's 23,500 acres of proprietary 3D seismic. In addition to its Ontario Properties, Reef has identified multiple oil and gas acquisition and development opportunities throughout Canada.

Forward Looking Statements — This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to the valuation of Reef's reserves, funds raised from a financing and future capital expenditures. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. 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.

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

  • Reef Resources Ltd.
    Arnie Hansen
    President & CEO
    (403) 251-9447
    2020 - 801 6 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 3W2

    Reef Resources Ltd.
    Larry Olson
    Vice President, Finance
    (250) 490-3378