Ascent Resources Spuds Fontana-1 Onshore Italy

Ascent Resources, through its wholly owned subsidiary Ascent Resources Italia srl ('ARI'), has commenced the drilling of the Fontana-1 well which is designed to appraise the shallow part of the Anagni structure in the Frosinone Exploration permit in the Latina Valley, southeast of Rome, Italy.

The drilling is planned in two phases; the first phase will drill an 8-1/2" hole and set 7" casing at approximately 300m, the second phase is designed to drill and recover cores (geological samples) from this depth to the total depth of the well.