April 24, 2018 - 6:50 PM EDT
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Madalena Announces Production Test of Horizontal Multi-Frac Well CAS.x-14 in Vaca Muerta

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Madalena Energy Inc. ("Madalena" or the "Company") (TSXV:MVN) (OTCQX:MDLNF) is pleased to announce that Pan American Energy LLC ("PAE") has successfully completed and tested the second horizontal multi-frac well CAS.x-14 in the Vaca Muerta Shale Formation at the Coiron Amargo Sur Este ("CASE") block in Neuquen, Argentina.

With a 55% stake, PAE is the operating partner of this area. The remaining 35% and 10% correspond to Madalena and GyP, respectively.

CAS.x-14 well reached a peak production of 880 barrels of oil per day through 3mm choke with 5235 psi and a 30 day average production of 600 barrels of oil per day;  Cum Oil Production of 23,300 barrels.


  • PAE successfully re-entered the CAS.x-14 well and drilled horizontally for approximately 1,500 metres in the Vaca Muerta unconventional oil resource play at a vertical depth of approximately 3,100 metres;

  • The well was completed rig-less in March with 25 hydraulic frac stages;

  • The well tested an average of 600 barrels of oil per day; and

  • The well CAS.x-14(ST) tested the Vaca Muerta shale unstructured concept, offering new insights into the play extension without a fracture trend.

Jose David Penafiel, CEO of Madalena Energy commented:

“The test results of CAS.x-14 are very positive and of enormous importance for the Company, as it has significantly derisked Madalena’s acreage in the CASE block supporting our contingent resources estimates of 90 million net barrels of resources. The distance between the Vaca Muerta producers CAS.x-15 and CAS.x-14 is around 2 miles, which we believe shows that the Company’s entire 19,704 net acres in the CASE block is likely to be of extremely high quality. We look forward to continuing to work with our partner Pan American Energy with the aim of initiating a larger development program.”    

About Madalena Energy
Madalena is an independent, Canadian upstream oil and gas company with operations in four provinces of Argentina where it is primarily focused on the delineation of unconventional oil and gas resources. The Company is implementing horizontal drilling and completions technology to develop both its conventional and resource plays.

Madalena trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MVN and on the OTCQX under the symbol MDLNF.

For further information please contact:        

Jose David Penafiel
Chief Executive Officer
email: [email protected]
phone: (403) 262-1901
 Alejandro Augusto Penafiel
email: [email protected]
phone: (403) 262-1901

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Well Test Results

Well test results should be considered as preliminary and not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery. Neither a pressure transient analysis nor a well-test interpretation has been carried out on the well test data contained herein and therefore the data contained herein should be considered to be preliminary until such analysis or interpretation has been done.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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