Canadian Superior Awards More Marquis Contracts

Canadian Superior Energy Inc. has awarded several drilling services contracts for the initial drilling related to the Marquis Natural Gas Project Offshore Nova Scotia. With an estimated total valve of $12.8 million, these include:

  • Shore Base Facility & Services to Encana Corporation, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Tubular Management Services to HNS Tubulars Limited, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Helicopter Services to Cougar Helicopters Inc., Waverley, Nova Scotia
  • Cementing Services to Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Drilling Fluid Services to M-I Drilling Fluids Canada, Inc., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Supply/Standby Vessel Services to Secunda Marine Services Limited, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Atlantic Towing Limited, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Medical Services to Atlantic Offshore Medical Services, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Meteorological, Oceanographic & Weather Forecasting Services to Seimac Limited, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

In commenting on awarding of these contracts, Canadian Superior's Director, East Coast Operations, Mike Coolen, speaking from Canadian Superior's office in Halifax, said today, "We are extremely pleased to be adding such a wealth of local service and supply experience to the Marquis Project. These contracts will provide significant employment and local benefits and we look forward to beginning the drilling of the Marquis L-35 well with the Rowan Gorilla V over the next 4 to 6 weeks".

Canadian Superior's Marquis Project is located approximately 12.5 miles northwest of Sable Island and is directly on trend with, and analogous to, the recent Deep Panuke Abenaki reef natural gas discovery. Deep Panuke is approximately 15.6 miles to the southwest of the Marquis Project and has successfully tested several delineation wells, each with productive capacity in excess of 50 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d). The Deep Panuke discovery production rate is expected to be in excess of 400 mmcf/d when it is brought on line. The first Marquis well will be drilled to a minimum depth of 14,100 feet TVD or, a depth sufficient to test the main deep Abenaki reef section.