VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2012) - Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI.V) ("Blackbird"), is pleased to provide the following Bigstone operations update.
DEI Bigstone Hz 13-33-60-22w5, (Blackbird 12.5% W.I. subject to a 2% GORR): the production tubing string has been installed in the well bringing the final phase of well completion operations to a close. The well is now ready for tie-in to the Donnybrook operated Bigstone pipeline system. Construction of the surface facilities and 1,300 metres pipeline installation is anticipated to commence in mid October with an estimated on-stream date of early November. Blackbird has fully funded its share of the AFE'd facilities and pipeline costs.
The well was flowed back for a period of 32 hrs and 15 minutes after the installation of the tubing string. The average flow rate during the final 24 hours of flow back was 2.87 Mmcf/day (BBI net - 0.36 Mmcf/d) and 510 bbls/day (BBI net - 64 bbls/day) of condensate and load fluid. Approximately 75% of the load fluid used during fracing operations has been recovered to date. The 13-33 well was drilled to a total measured depth of 5,336 metres with a lateral length of approximately 2,600 metres and completed with a 23 stage frac.
Blackbird's Bigstone Project is comprised of lands and licenses covering a total of 8 sections (1.75 net) or 5,120 acres (1,120 net acres) in Township 60, ranges 22 and 23W5 at Bigstone, Alberta. Pursuant to the terms of the farm in agreement with Donnybrook Energy Inc., Blackbird has the option to participate as to a 25 per cent interest in any future operations within an area of mutual interest.
On behalf of the board of BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC.
Garth Braun, Chief Executive Officer and Director
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