CALGARY - Cuda Oil and Gas Inc. ('Cuda' or the 'Company') (TSXV: CUDA) is pleased to announce that full scale injection operations have commenced at the Barron Flats Shannon Unit ('SSRU') in Converse County, Wyoming.
Glenn Dawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cuda, stated: 'The Company has now moved to a full-scale optimized, gas flood development program at SSRU. For further context, an analog pool at Sand Dunes Field located adjacent to SSRU realized production increases of 250% under a similar gas-injection secondary recovery scheme in the 1990's.'
The injection of field solution gas into the William Valentine well commenced on June 28, 2019 to perform a cyclic gas stimulation test. From June 28, 2019 to November 30, 2019, approximately 35,000 mcf was injected at an average rate of 350 mcf/d.
The Company commissioned the Central Delivery Point ('CDP') facility at the beginning of December. Today, the CDP is injecting liquid-rich Shannon Field solution gas and Y-Grade condensate into the William Valentine injection well at an average rate of approximately 1750 mcf/d at 800 psi tubing pressure. This remains below the WOGCC approved injection capability of 2360 psi tubing pressure.
The current commercial rates of injection volumes are approximately five (5) times those of the cyclic stimulation test.
Simultaneously, gas-oil ratios ('GOR') from the adjacent wells trended lower following the commencement of injection, a positive indication of increasing reservoir pressure in the Shannon undersaturated oil reservoir.
Given the positive performance of the current injection efforts, the Company advises that the number of gas-flood patterns currently being developed has increased from seven (7) to eight (8), of which six (6) are expected to be operational by year-end 2019.
About Cuda Oil and Gas Inc.
Cuda Oil and Gas Inc. is engaged in the business of exploring for, developing and producing oil and natural gas, and acquiring oil in Wyoming and Alberta properties. The Cuda management team has worked closely together for over 20 years in both private and public company environments and has an established track record of delivering strong shareholder returns. Cuda will continue to implement its proven strategy of exploring, acquiring, and exploiting with a long-term focus on large, light oil resource- based assets across North America including significant operational experience in the United States. The Cuda management team brings a full spectrum of geotechnical, engineering, negotiating and financial experience to its investment decisions.
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This news release provides certain information relating to production increases from gas-injection operations on properties in close proximity to the Company's properties, which is 'analogous information' as defined by applicable securities laws. This analogous information is derived from publicly available information sources, which Cuda believes are independent in nature. Estimates by engineering and geotechnical practitioners may vary and the differences may be significant. Cuda believes that the provision of this analogous information is relevant to its activities and forecasting, given its interest in properties in the area; however, readers are cautioned that there is no certainty that any forecasts provided herein based on analogous information will be accurate.