The well was spudded on May 9th.
Shelton has a 50 percent interest in the West Birjuchja well. It is anticipated that it will take twenty more days to drill and log the well. An additional thirty days is expected for completion and testing.
Zenon Potoczny, President and CEO, commented: "The Shelton team has just visited the Sivash rig at the location and we are pleased to report that drilling on West Birjuchja No.1 well is proceeding according to plan."
At the Ukrainian Investment Summit in London, England (May 23rd & 24th), Mr. I. Franchuk, Chairman of the Board of Chernomornaftogas, in a plenary speech commented "A first step in [offshore investments] is the development of Azov Sea offshore area jointly with a Canadian public company "Shelton Canada Corp.". At this time a drilling of the first exploratory well at West Birjuchja field has already started. We hope that this cooperation will be the beginning of active development of the Azov-Black Sea region by Ukrainian and foreign companies... The fact that the Azov-Black Sea region is a part of Alpine-Himalayan orogenic fairway, where the biggest oil and gas regions of Iran, Iraq, Azerbaydzhan, Northern Caucasia and Romania are located, proves its prospectivity."
Shelton, a junior oil and gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, holds interests in producing properties located in northeastern British Columbia and north central Alberta. Shelton also holds petroleum and natural gas concessions in southern Ukraine.
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