AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: IPRC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Imperial Oil & Gas, Inc. (together the "Company", "Imperial") is pleased to announce that its Green Tide Salt water Disposal Facility ("SWDF") well has been successfully cased without incident and cemented in place from a depth of 7,500 feet back up to 5,700 feet. The last stage of drilling will now begin using a 4-3/4 inch bit with the intention of deepening the well by an additional 350 to 650 feet targeting several high porosity strands within the Ellenburger formation to maximise potential disposal capacity.
Additional work is commencing shortly on the surface equipment during the course of this week in parallel with the final work on the wellbore to enable the SWDF to be restored to commercial operations as quickly as possible, subject to completion. At full capacity the Company believes the Green Tide SWDF has the potential to generate significant cash flow at relatively low operating costs.
Tom Barr, Director of Imperial, said: "I am delighted that the deepening operation has progressed to this point so smoothly. This is testament to the great care taken by the Imperial's operating company, Big Dig Operating, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Oil & Gas, Inc.) to avoid the critical issues experienced at the SWDF prior to Imperial's ownership."
The Green Tide SWDF
The Green Tide SWDF is conveniently located for the disposal of large volumes of salt water generated from essential fracture stimulation operations on Barnett Shale gas wells. There are approximately 6,000 such Barnett wells within 20 miles of the SWDF.
Imperial plans to reopen Green Tide to dispose of up to 15,000 barrels of salt water a day. The Company's acquisition and development of the low run-time Green Tide assets and disposal permit is expected to save in excess of $5,000,000, compared to a new build cost. At full capacity, the Company believes the Green Tide SWDF has the potential to generate significant cash flow at relatively low operating costs.
Green Tide is one of two key projects identified as transformational for Imperial (the other being the Company's Oklahoma project).
About Imperial Resources, Inc.
Imperial Resources, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Imperial Oil & Gas, Inc. has a highly focused, risk-averse strategy of building a substantial portfolio of oil and gas assets through its access to niche, low risk oil and gas opportunities in the onshore U.S. Imperial aims to exploit projects which can deliver cash flows normally associated with higher risk projects but without exposure to high risk failure rates.
To find out more about Imperial Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: IPRC.OB), visit our website at www.imperialresourcesinc.com. Details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database.
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Rob Durbin, CEO
SOURCE Imperial Resources, Inc.