Talisman makes gas discovery in British Columbia

Talisman Energy Inc. and Husky Oil Operations Ltd. have drilled a successful natural gas exploration well in the foothills area of northeastern British Columbia. The companies are equal partners in the discovery.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 13 -- Talisman Energy Inc. and Husky Oil Operations Ltd. have drilled a successful natural gas exploration well in the foothills area of northeastern British Columbia. The companies are equal partners in the discovery.

The well, designated Talisman Husky Federal d-28-H/94-B-7, tested at restricted rates of 21-25 MMcfd of gross raw gas. Its flowing wellhead pressure was 2,300 psi.

Production from the well is expected to start by November. It was drilled along a new exploration fairway, about 100 km north of Talisman's Monkman area. Talisman holds rights to about 10,000 gross hectares in the region.

Talisman said it has identified two 100% opportunities on the structure, which it expects to drill during this year and in 2008.

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