HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/12/10 -- Arkanova Energy Corporation (OTCBB: AKVA) as of August 11, 2010 at 11:30AM EDT, through our subsidiary Provident Energy Associates of Montana, LLC, has spud the anticipated Tribal-Max 1-2817 within the Two Medicine Cut Bank Sand Unit (TMCBSU) in Cut Bank, Montana. The Tribal-Max 1-2817 is located at SE1/4 SW1/4 Section 28, T32N, R6W, P.M.M. Glacier County, Montana.
The Tribal-Max 1-2817 is the first well to spud from our infield drilling program. We intend to initially drill the well vertically to an approximate total depth of 6,000 feet to test the prospective Exshaw Shale (Alberta Basin Bakken), Spanish/Three Forks, Lodgepole and Nisku formations. Following our vertical downhole tests of the deeper targets, Arkanova intends to complete the horizontal leg of the Tribal-Max 1-2817 with Schlumberger's PeriScope Technology. Arkanova intends to initiate the horizontal leg at approximately 3,300 feet and kick out roughly 2,000 to 3,000 feet in the Lower Cut Bank Sand.
In commenting on the Tribal-Max 1-2817, Pierre Mulacek noted, 'The well will assist in providing us with the essential science needed to understand the lower targets and the effectiveness of horizontal drilling in the Cut Bank Sand. This is a long-awaited and new chapter in our company's history.'
Provident Energy Associates of Montana operates the TMCBSU and was acquired by a subsidiary of Arkanova Energy Corporation in October, 2008.
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Arkanova Energy is an exploration and junior production company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties. The company has secured working interest in three key North American areas in Montana, Arkansas and Colorado. The company relies on experience, science and proven growth strategies in order to continuously balance a risk/reward portfolio.
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