Eureka Notes Drilling Progress at Eagle Ford Well

Eureka provided an update on drilling at the Black Jack Springs Unit 1H, the first well at its Pan de Azucar Eagle Ford Shale project in Fayette County, onshore Texas USA, which, as per the latest Operator reports was drilling ahead at a measured depth of 14,897 ft.

Mr. Ian McCubbing, Chairman of Eureka stated, "Indications from the Black Jack Springs Unit 1H well are in line with expectations, and therefore very encouraging. Assuming the results from the well remain in line with expectations, the potential impact on Eureka's Pan de Azucar acreage will be significant, and will help shape the Company's appraisal and development strategy for what is now proving to be prime acreage in the Eagle Ford Shale play."

The well which is being drilled by the Operator, Southern Bay Operating, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GeoResources Inc., has entered the main target zone of the Eagle Ford Shale and is progressing in accordance with the drilling plan. The well is expected to reach total depth within the next five days, after which it will be fracture stimulated.

The fracture stimulation operations are expected to be undertaken within the next few weeks, immediately after the Operator has completed fracture stimulation operations on its two Flatonia wells located less than 10km south west of Eureka's Pan de Azucar area.
The Black Jack Springs Drilling Unit is a 916 acre pooled unit to which Eureka has contributed 86 acres for its 9.4% working interest. The unit is immediately adjacent to the remaining 675 acres (EKA WI 100%) that make up the balance of the Pan de Azucar project.