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The Harper area contains 694 contiguous sections, and is located 12 miles north of Shell Canada's significant oil sands leases in Townships 95 to 98, Ranges 23 to 25.
The Company applied to the ERCB and Alberta Environment to conduct a pilot extraction scheme in the Grosmont carbonate reservoir in October 2008. The pilot project was approved by the ERCB on Nov. 27, 2009. In Q1, 2011, the Company mobilized equipment to the pilot site and demonstrated reservoir response to thermal stimulation. The Company applied for a pilot project extension to continue the demonstration of reservoir response to thermal stimulation. This pilot application extension was approved on October 28, 2011 and the Company mobilized equipment to complete CSS cycles in Q1, 2012.
The Harper asset represents a significant land base and contains several prospective horizons, including the Viking, Grosmont and Wabiskaw. Future programs are designed to identify these opportunities, to assess resource potential and to plan future operations.