Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cotton Valley & Haynesville Shale Discoveries 10/02/08

Southern Star Energy came out with the following news on a new Cotton Valley Formation discovery. They will also be drilling down into the Haynesville Shale.

Southern Star Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSEY - News; the "Company"), a fast-growing E&P company with reserves and production from leases located in northern Louisiana, today announced that it has successfully drilled and logged the targeted Cotton Valley interval in its Atkins-Lincoln 17-2 Well with positive results. The well reached planned intermediate pipe depth of 9,500 feet on September 26, 2008. Subsequent to logging the Cotton Valley and shallower horizons, 7-inch casing was set at 9,500 feet and the well is drilling ahead to test the Haynesville Shale at a planned total depth of 11,000 feet. This well is strategically located in the center section of the Company's Sentell Field in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. The Atkins-Lincoln 17-2 is the second well in the Company's 2008 development program and the first of two Haynesville Shale vertical test wells in the Sentell Field planned this year.

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