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QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2016) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased to announce that well cleanup operations have been completed at Haldimand 4 and have led to a significant improvement in well production. These operations have been performed without any health, safety or environmental incident.
These operations, which took place between November 18th and December 20th 2015, involved successive phases of cleaning up the well with nitrogen, acid and then with a final nitrogen cleanup. A natural oil runoff period followed in which the well produced up to 59.8 barrels (9.5 m3) of crude oil per day with an average of 43.5 barrels (6.9 m3) per day. A total of 360 barrels (57.2 m3) of crude were produced in a little more than 8 days between December 12th and 20th, 2015.
This average production of 43.5 barrels (6.9 m3) compares favourably with the 13.8 barrels (2.19 m3) per day observed immediately before the well cleanup, which validates the effectiveness of these operations. All the data gathered will be analyzed over the next few weeks.
In view of these encouraging results, the Pétrolia team is currently at work planning the next phases, including a 240-day long term production test that should begin in spring 2016.
Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 16,000 km² (4 million acres), which represents almost 23% of the Québec territory under lease. The closing of a partnership on Anticosti Island has led to the creation of Anticosti Hydrocarbons L.P., a limited partnership in which Pétrolia holds a 21.7% interest. In order to carry out the project's operations, Pétrolia Anticosti Inc., a subsidiary of Pétrolia, was designated project operator. Pétrolia is a Quebec company whose objective is to develop oil from here, by the people here, for here. Pétrolia has 80 345 195 shares issued and outstanding.
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