Mart Resources: UMU-9 well update - initial flow test results

Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • 4,240 barrels of oil per day ("bopd") stabilized flow rate achieved from the XIV sand.
  • Four more zones perforated and completed in UMU-9 still to be tested.

Mart Resources (TSX VENTURE:MMT) and its co-venturers, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Plc. (Operator of the Umusadege field) and SunTrust Oil Company Limited are pleased to announce the initial flow rate test results for the UMU-9 well and an update on February 2012 Umusadege field production.

UMU-9 Well Test Results

As previously announced, the UMU-9 well encountered gross hydrocarbon pay of 430 feet from nineteen oil sands and one gas sand. Five of the UMU-9 sands have now been perforated and completed. The first extended flow test has been conducted on the 46-foot thick XIV sand at a stabilized rate of 4,240 bopd.

During the test of the XIV sand, the well flowed 43.3 API gravity oil through 3 1/2 inch tubing on a 32/64 inch choke at a flowing tubing pressure of 480 psi. Basic sediment and water (BS&W) was 0.2 % with a gas/oil ratio of approximately 90 standard cubic feet per barrel.

Three UMU-9 well tests remain including the co-mingled testing of the XIIIa and XIIIb sands via the 3 1/2 inch tubing, followed by individual testing of the XIIa and X sands via the 2 7/8 inch tubing.

Further updates will be provided on these remaining targeted sands once testing has been completed and results are available.

February 2012 Production Update

Umusadege field production based on producing days during the month of February averaged 11,229 bopd. Umusadege field downtime during the month was approximately 6.5 days, primarily due to technical problems at third party export pipeline facilities. The average oil delivered to export storage tanks averaged 8,728 bopd.

Wade Cherwayko, CEO of Mart Resources stated: "Mart and its partners are pleased and encouraged with the initial flow test results from the UMU-9 well which demonstrate that the exceptional reservoir and oil quality of the Umusadege field extend further than the area previously assigned, and we are looking forward to receiving results from testing the remaining perforated sands in the coming weeks."

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