Entek Preps Battle Mountain Well for Testing in Niobrara Play

Entek provided an update on the Niobrara Shale Oil Project Appraisal Program in the Green River Basin.

Battle Mountain 14-10L – The well is currently being prepared for testing in the Frontier Sandstone secondary objective. The completion procedure, which includes testing and fracture stimulation for the potential Niobrara pay zones is currently being refined by Halliburton.
Completion operations for the Niobrara are expected to start in September 2011.

Slater Dome (SD) Federal 24-9DL – The well has been spudded and is currently drilling the surface hole section at 400 ft. Casing is planned to be set at 2,500 ft before drilling the remainder of the well. The planned total depth of the well is 8,627 ft.

Entek holds a 55% interest in the Green River Basin Joint Venture (GRBJV) with Emerald Oil & Gas holding 45%. Entek is the Operator. The GRBJV now controls close to 80,000 gross acres, approximately 60,000 net acres, covering the Niobrara Shale Oil Play.