DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire -05/16/12)- BRS Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: BRS) ("BRS") announced today that AleAnna Resources LLC ("AleAnna"), a company focused on the Italian energy market, in which BRS owns a seventeen percent (17%) membership interest, has stepped up its activities in filing for new drilling applications on its permit areas in Italy. AleAnna expects the pace of its drilling activities to increase substantially in the coming months as a number of drilling locations are identified through the company's ongoing 3-D seismic exploration program.
AleAnna has already completed two large 3-D seismic acquisition programs in Italy, with a third seismic survey currently being carried out in the Ponte Dei Grilli permit area located in the southeastern Po Valley, an area on trend with several large proven gas fields. The processed data from these surveys is important in identifying and mapping drillable subsurface geological structures that have the potential to hold commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.
"At this time, we're shifting our operational emphasis from data acquisition to drilling," commented Steven Moore, president of BRS Resources. "AleAnna already has the largest portfolio of newly acquired 3-D seismic data of any company operating onshore Italy and we have identified a myriad of drillable prospects. We want to help Italy boost its domestic production of natural gas, and we can only do that by drilling."
"During the next few months AleAnna plans to submit drilling applications for wells in a minimum of three permit areas," continued Moore. "Although we don't know how quickly the Italian government will approve these applications, we want to diversify our options and be in a position to move quickly when the opportunities arise."
AleAnna has eight Exploration Permits and three Applications for Exploration Permits, totaling more than 800,000 acres (3,250 sq km), approved by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. The majority of the acreage is located in Italy's prolific Po Valley, Europe's second largest onshore gas province, where 27 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (Tcf) have been produced and where significant infrastructure is already in place.
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