Ascent Acidizes Well in Hungary

Ascent Resources has successfully acidized the PEN-101A well in the Penészlek area of the Nyírség exploration permits in eastern Hungary. Production is on-going from the PEN-105 well at an improved rate of 2.53 MMscfd with 37 barrels per day of condensate (71,700 m3/day; 459 boed) and PEN-101A will add to this production. 

The PEN-101A well, which was side-tracked to bypass damaged cement, has been acidized and reperforated. Pressure test data showed that the formation near the well bore has been damaged by the drilling process and the two stage acidization has not managed to completely restore the productivity of the well. However, the PEN-105 well productivity, which produces from a similar Miocene volcanoclastic formation, is still improving and the PEN-101A well can be expected to behave in a similar way. So far, on test, the maximum production rate of the PEN-101A well has been 0.769 MMscfd (21,800 m3/day; 128 boed). Production rates through the production facility will be less than the rates measured during the test. 

Ascent Resources' Managing Director Jeremy Eng said, "Although production from PEN 101A is modest, it is expected that these wells will produce steadily for some time to come. Our production in Hungary provides immediate cash flow, and whilst the Penészlek project is minor in comparison to other targets in our portfolio, these revenues are expected to provide the Company with positive cash flow during the remainder of 2010 and through 2011." 

Ascent has a 48.776% interest in PEN-105 revenue and a 51.654% revenue in PEN-101A.