Carson Energy Announces Grouper #1 Test Results

Carson Energy, Inc. said that the Grouper #1 3D well tested at 17,835 MCFG and 349 barrels of condensate per day through a 24/64" choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 5,894 psi during flow testing on the rig.

The Grouper #1 3D well was originally perforated from 15,372' to 15,396' on June 27, 2006. Flow testing of the well began at 3:30 p.m. By 7:30 p.m., the well had recovered the majority of the load fluids and began producing natural gas and condensate. The flowing tubing pressure increased to more than 9,000 psi as the well recovered the load fluids. As of 5 a.m. June 28, 2006, the well was flowing at a rate of 9,763 MCFG and 72 BC through a 14/64" choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 9,940 psi. Additional perforations were added from 15,370' to 15,406' that improved the well’s daily production capabilities as listed above.

Based upon these results, the operator and other industry partners, including Carson Energy, anticipate authorizing the construction of a pipeline for the new well to be run to nearby production facilities.

Carson Energy, Inc. owns a minority working interest in the State Tract #308 (Grouper) #1.