Canadian Superior Begins Mariner Wellsite Survey Work

Mariner Prospect, Sable Basin
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Canadian Superior Energy has received the necessary Geophysical/Geological Work Authorization approval from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) to commence additional wellsite survey activities on its "Mariner" block (EL 2409) located offshore, approximately 275 kilometers southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The geophysical survey vessel (the M/V Anticosti) has been mobilized to the area and has commenced the survey work on the first of two new proposed future drilling locations. The survey work in the area on both these locations includes a detailed bathometric survey of each area, identification of any geophysical hazards that may affect the drilling operation, mapping of seafloor features and any hazards, determination of geological composition and identification of any man-made hazards, identification of any possible shallow gas areas, locating communication cable lines, photography of the seabed and environmental sampling and analysis. This work is being undertaken by Fugro Jacques GeoSurvey's Inc. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Speaking in Halifax today, Mike Coolen, Canadian Superior's Vice President, East Coast Operations, said, "Over the last several months, we have been actively preparing for further drilling offshore Nova Scotia. Based on front end geological and geophysical analysis completed over the last several weeks, drilling engineering, procurement and permitting activities to progress with additional drilling on our 'Mariner Project' is underway. Part of these activities includes completing the wellsite survey work which is currently underway."

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