November 13, 2008
Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. Announces Test Results on 3 Wells
Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: KYUS), an early stage natural gas exploration and production company, announced today that a four point flow test has been completed at three of its wells, B Johnston #1, Slinker #1B and Hunter Wells #3. These tests were completed by an independent gas analysis engineering company that was retained by the Company.
B Johnston #1 yielded an absolute open flow rate of 275 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) per day. The well was drilled to a total depth ("TD") of 2,387 feet and has a producing zone of 112 feet between the depths of 2,150 and 2,262 feet in the New Albany shale. Shut in pressures built to approximately 757 psi.
Slinker #1B yielded an absolute open flow rate of 250 Mcf per day. The well was drilled to a TD of 2,340 feet and has a producing zone of 180 feet between the depths of 2,120 and 2,300 feet in the New Albany shale. Shut in pressures built to approximately 787 psi.
Hunter Wells #3 yielded an absolute open flow rate of 50 Mcf per day. The well was drilled to a TD of 2,420 feet and has a producing zone of 20 feet between the depths of 2,230 and 2,250 feet in the New Albany shale. Shut in pressures built to approximately 806 psi.
The four point flow test for each of these three wells was conducted with various orifices to establish the largest flow at the lowest surface pressure. The engineering company reported that flow volumes on each orifice were generally the same for all the various orifices used.
Steve Eversole, CEO of Kentucky USA Energy commented, "I am pleased that the Company can now report to our shareholders definitive four point flow test numbers for our initial wells . These flow test numbers confirm our original studies and are an industry accepted indicator of expected well production flow rates. Our well progress and test results are in line with our initial expectations and we expect that our completion cost per well will be lower than originally budgeted. I look forward to reporting additional well tests over the next couple of weeks."
About Kentucky USA Energy, Inc.
Headquartered in London, KY, Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas resource properties, with a primary focus on New Albany shale gas in the Illinois Basin in western Kentucky. The Company is a growing independent energy company with, it believes, the experience and technological expertise to develop its gas resources in the Illinois Basin's New Albany Shale.
More information about the Company may be found at www.kusaenergy.com
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