Questerre Energy Corporation reported that it has recently completed the first phase of a core hole program to assess its oil shale licenses in Saskatchewan.
The winter program was designed to evaluate the western block, known as the Arborfield block, covering 58,112 net acres. During the first quarter of 2012, over 700m of continuous core was obtained from 10 new wells. The wells were drilled to an average depth of 100m with wireline logs acquired from surface to depth. Good core was recovered throughout the Second White Specks shale, the primary formation of interest. Approximately 30m of the target oil shale formation was encountered in all the wells drilled.