HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 27, 2011) – Corridor Resources Inc. (TSX:CDH) Corridor Resources Inc. announced today that it has spud the vertical Will DeMille O-59 shale gas appraisal well, an offset to the Will DeMille G-59 horizontal well drilled in 2010, in order to advance the Frederick Brook Shale program. A significant factor in the selection of the Will DeMille O-59 location was the strong gas shows encountered in the horizontal section of the Will DeMille G-59 horizontal well during drilling. The Will DeMille O-59 well is located north of Elgin, New Brunswick and is expected to be drilled to a total depth of approximately 2800 meters by the end of October, 2011 with Akita drilling rig #40. The well will be logged and cased in preparation for completion and testing operations expected in Q2 of 2012 when the appropriate equipment is anticipated to be in the area. Corridor has sufficient funds to complete the drilling and casing of this well without access to external sources.
Corridor is an Eastern Canadian junior resource company engaged in the exploration for and development and production of petroleum and natural gas onshore in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Québec and offshore in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Corridor currently has natural gas reserves and production in the McCully Field near Sussex, New Brunswick and discovered crude oil reserves in the Caledonia Field near Sussex, New Brunswick in 2008. In addition, Corridor has contingent resources and discovered resources of shale gas in Elgin, New Brunswick.
Forward Looking Statements
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Forward-looking statements are based on Corridor’s current beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, Corridor concerning the characteristics of the Frederick Brook shale, business prospects, strategies, regulatory developments, future natural gas commodity prices, future natural gas production levels, the ability to obtain equipment in a timely manner to carry out development activities, the ability to market natural gas successfully to current and new customers. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.
Unknown risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to risks associated with oil and gas exploration, financial risks, substantial capital requirements, bank financing, government regulation, environmental, prices, risks may not be insurable and reserves and resources estimates. Further information regarding these factors and additional factors may be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in Corridor’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2010.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Corridor does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.