Buenos Aires, Argentina--(Newsfile Corp. - January 15, 2020) - Centaurus Energy Inc. (TSXV: CTA) (OTCQX: CTARF) ("Centaurus" or the "Company") is pleased to announce Pan American Energy ("PAE"), Centaurus' Partner, successfully completed and tested the CASE-501h multi-frac well in the Vaca Muerta Shale Formation at the Coiron Amargo Sur Este ("CASE") block in Argentina. This is the second of a five well program.
The well was drilled with an approximate horizontal lateral length of 2,000 meters at a vertical depth of approximately 3,100 meters. The CASE-501h was connected to early production facilities on November 9, 2019. CASE-501h achieved a 30 day average initial production ("IP30") rate of rate of 1003 barrels of oil per day with an average wellhead pressure of 4,885 psi, significant higher than the CASE-101h.
The CASE-401h horizontal multi-frac well, the third of the five well program, was completed and connected to early production facilities on January 7, 2020. The Company expects to announce the CASE-401h IP30 results in due course.
The CASE-501h and CASE-401h wells are part of the Pilot Program covered by the Loan Facility that Centaurus has with PAE which will be repaid with the net production proceeds from 100% of Centaurus's interest in the CASE block. Centaurus holds a 35% working interest in the CASE block.
About Centaurus Energy
Centaurus is an independent upstream oil and gas company with both conventional and unconventional oil and gas operations in Argentina. The Company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CTA and on the OTCQX under the symbol CTARF.
For further information please contact:
Jose David Penafiel
Chief Executive Officer
phone: (403) 262-1901
Ezequiel Martinez Ariet
Phone: (403) 262-1901
Hoot Research /
phone: (403) 770-1545
Well Test Results
Well test results should be considered as preliminary and not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery. Neither a pressure transient analysis nor a well-test interpretation has been carried out on the well test data contained herein and therefore the data contained herein should be considered to be preliminary until such analysis or interpretation has been done.
Forward Looking Information Disclaimer
The information in this news release contains certain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future performance, in particular, but not limited to, expectations for completing the CASE-401h well test and the timing thereof, and the expected or anticipated benefits to the Company contained in this news release either expressly or impliedly. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. These statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. The forward-looking statements in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to review and consider the additional risk factors set forth in the Company's Annual Information Form, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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