CANADA ENERGY PARTNERS TO SHUT IN CBM WELLS
March 24, 2010
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canada Energy Partners Inc. ("Canada Energy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CE) has received notice from the Operator of the Peace River CBM Project that it intends to shut-in the eight producing CBM wells prior to May 1, 2010. The gas flow rate from the eight wells has been increasing steadily while dewatering since the start of production in January 2009. The decision to shut the wells in was based upon continued monthly operating losses due to low gas prices and a longer than expected dewatering time to obtain gas production rates necessary to generate a positive cash flow. The Company continues to believe that the CBM Project has commercial potential and will put the Project on care and maintenance. The shut-in wells can be restarted in the future upon improvement in the gas prices.
Canada Energy’s current focus is the development of the Montney formation in northeast British Columbia.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Canada Energy Partners Inc.
CANADA ENERGY PARTNERS INC.
1500 – 885 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8
Main Phone: (604) 909-1154
Facsimile: (604) 488-0319
Attention: John Proust, Chairman
Direct Phone: (604) 696-9020
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Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains forward looking statements relating to expected or anticipated flow rates, timing for drilling and completion operations, future events and operations, number of wells to be drilled, timing of projects and anticipated results that are forward looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, competitive and general economic factors and conditions, the uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, the occurrence of unexpected events, and the company’s capability to execute and implement future plans. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. There is no representation by the company that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as that forecast.