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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2005/06/02 - Silver Star Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: SVSE) today announces the April and May 2005 production totals for the 'Archer-Whitney #1' well and updates operations at North Franklin..
Since full production began on March 23rd to the most recent data received by the Company on May 31 the "Archer-Whitney #1" well has produced 98.5 Mmcf gas in 70 days at an average rate of 1.41 Mmcf per day. Total production to-date has generated $591,000 to the partners. Production by month has been 13.5 Mmcf in 9 days of March, 41.2 Mmcf for April and 43.8 Mmcf for May.
The operator of the project had intended to increase the flow rate to 2.5-3.0 Mmcf per day, but has maintained a choked back gas flow since the onset of production only increasing the gas flow in small increments. The latest project update at the well is that, under advice from the operator, the gas flow will remain choked back to between 1.75 Mmcf and 2.0 Mmcf per day until the second well is drilled and completed. As reported earlier, Silver Star anticipates a spud date to be announced shortly in June. With more information provided from the second well, this will provide important geological reservoir data and confidence that detriment will not be done to the reservoir prior to opening up the well to its fullest capacity. North Franklin is a new reservoir discovery and time will be required to evaluate the full potential of the gas field. Silver Star expects that in time, production rates will meet original expectations of 4-5 Mmcf per day.
The well is currently producing between 1.5-1.6 Mmcf per day from the latest numbers received by Silver Star. The operator's advice to the Company is to be prudently cautious in these early production days. We have been advised not to be overzealous in rapidly increasing the flow rates to maintain the integrity of the gas-charged sand to prevent the unlikely possibility of coning the reservoir and potentially drawing in excess condensate. Silver Star intends to announce gas production totals and rates on a monthly basis, or more frequently when warranted.
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