Sahara Energy Ltd.

Sahara Energy Ltd.

November 10, 2006 16:44 ET

Sahara Energy Announces Gas Well at Gold Creek and Operational Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2006) -

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Sahara Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SAH) ("Sahara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce completion results on the Sahara Gold Creek 4-26-068-06W6M well. The well has been successfully perfed and stimulated in the Halfway Sand. An extended flow test produced natural gas at a rate in excess of 2 mmscf/d. The zone is currently shut-in for pressure buildup. An additional uphole gas zone has been perfed and stimulated - it is presently being evaluated with an extended flow test. Sahara has a 20 percent working interest ("WI") in this well.

Sahara (17.5% WI) participated in the drilling and completion of a Lower Mannville Sand well at Willisden Green, Alberta. The well is currently production testing.

Sahara also has participated in the drilling of 30 heavy oil wells, (average WI 40%), 7 wells in Lloydminster, Alberta, and 23 wells in the Buzzard/Lashburn areas of Saskatchewan, with a success rate of 96%. Currently 22 of these wells are now on production with the remaining 8 wells awaiting completion and surface equipment. Sahara anticipates drilling 4 additional wells (1.6 wells net) in Buzzard before year-end.

At Hayter, Alberta, Sahara will participate (50% WI) in the drilling of 3 McLaren Channel heavy oil wells. The wells are being surveyed and will be drilled in the next two months.

At Provost, Alberta, Sahara participated in the drilling and completion of 2 oil wells currently producing from the Lloyd/Cummings Sand (20% WI). The wells are currently being produced to establish stable rates.

Sahara has also participated in the drilling and completion of a Montney light oil/gas well (30% WI) at Tangent, Alberta and a Cardium light oil well at Pembina, Alberta (50% WI). Both wells were weather delayed, and are presently being equipped with surface facilities and should be on production prior to the end of November, 2006.

Sahara is currently operating a re-entry prospect for Mississippian oil in Southern Alberta (45% WI) and is participating in a Cadotte Sand prospect (15% WI) currently drilling at Simonnette, Alberta.

Sahara plans to participate with industry partners in several medium-shallow depth gas prospects in Western and Central Alberta. Prospects will be drilled at Sinclair (20% WI), Woodbend (22.5% WI), Kirkwall (30% WI) and 4 wells at Joffre (10% WI).

In southeast Saskatchewan, at Macoun, Sahara is participating for a 12.5% WI in a Midale Member light oil prospect that will be drilled horizontally.

All of the aforementioned prospects will be drilled prior to year-end.

Sahara has participated in the drilling of 54 wells (21.2 net) since December, 2005. Sahara is currently producing 220 BOEPD with 130 BOEPD behind pipe, and 1MMCF/Day of gas behind pipe. Sahara has secured an additional 62 locations (38% WI) to be drilled on its lands in the next 12 months.

Sahara is a newly formed junior oil and gas company focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas in western Canada.


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Contact Information

  • Sahara Energy Ltd.
    Peter J. Boswell
    (403) 232-1359
    Sahara Energy Ltd.
    800, 510 - 5th Street S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 3S2