SISM Research, Second Coring Operation Targeting The Bottom Of The Elkton/Debolt Formation Was A Success – Well Logs Indicated An Oilsands Pay Zone Of 20 Meters And Primary Production – A Game Changer
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ernst C. Schlotter, a senior analyst with Zurich, Switzerland-based SISM Research and a four star analyst according to Reuter’s StarMine, released his valuation updates on Octagon 88 Resource, Inc. (OCTX). After reviewing both of the preliminary results of the two wells cored, SISM summarizes the NAV of Octagon 88’s projects to $23.11 a share.
As the Company’s geologist/geophysicists expected, preliminary results from the Erosional Edge Elkton/Debolt coring program showed a pay zone of 20 meters and a porosity of 30 percent instead of 18 percent which has been estimated and reported a few days ago. This means there is more oil in the targeted pay zone formation. In addition the cores showed a fluoresced orange throughout the complete pay zone indicating a lighter heavy oil to produce with primary production methods. An approximately API of 9° is needed that the oil can flow with the chance of primary production without stimulation or EOR (enhanced oil recovery) making economics very favorable and bases on porosity, there is enough oil to pump to the surface. The porosity consists of the tiny spaces in the rock that holds the oil or gas. Porosity of a rock is a measure of its ability to hold a fluid. Porosity is the open space in a rock divided by the total rock volume (solid + space or holes). Porosity is expressed as a percentage of the total rock which is taken up by pore space. Octagon cores samples showed a porosity of 30 percent. This means 70 percent is solid rock and 30 percent is open space containing oil, gas, or water. Octagon 88 Resources has recently announced that the coring program targeting the Elkton Debolt Erosional Edge Formation was successfully completed. The cores have been taken to AGAT laboratories for analysis. Within two weeks, Octagon 88 Resources, Inc. and CEC North Star Energy as the operator drilled two core wells, targeting the Bluesky/Gething sandstone formation and the carbonate Elkton/Debolt – Erosional Edge Formation on the project land.
-SISM Update Report - April 02, 2013
Core samples indicate a geologically unique situation as to the presence of unconsolidated oilsands at the edge of the consolidated limestone carbonates holding even larger quantities of oil. Based on the positive discoveries from two core drillings, we increase the NAV of Octagon’s projects to $23.11 a share.
-Ernst Schlotter, SISM Research
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In 2012 / 2013 Octagon 88 Resources, Inc. acquired substantial light and conventional heavy oil assets in Northern Alberta. The acquired projects have been substantially de-risked which leads the company to emerge as a development stage oil and gas company as of January 22, 2013. The company’s intention is to grow shareholder value through mergers and acquisitions opportunities available to the company. Octagon 88 Resources is the largest publicly trading shareholder of CEC North Star Ltd. with a 33% ownership.
The current program schedule entails working with the operator of these properties to bring on production and cash flow through the company’s direct working interests, and indirect investments spread throughout the projects.
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