Marion Energy Limited is following a low risk strategy of pursuing gas reserves and associated production in the Rocky Mountains and Mid-Continent regions. The Company’s activities are generally within the geographic confines of or adjacent to known production and within easy access of existing pipeline infrastructure. We have been able to accumulate an enviable lease position where the company is undertaking a highly successful development drilling program.

Favorable long-term industry fundamentals and advances in drilling, completion, and fracture stimulation techniques have allowed the Company to pursue several attractive projects in Utah and Oklahoma. Based on a recent independent report by MHA Petroleum Consultants, Inc., Marion has 243 BCF in proven, probable and possible reserves. The Company currently has a substantial inventory of drilling opportunities - over 240 driling locations identified in the Clear Creek and Helper fields and over 300 additional prospective locations - which gives our investors exposure to significant reserve upside. Complementing this Marion controls field operations associated with large acreage and working interest positions.

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Marion Energy Limited (ASX:MAE) Gas Production Starts at RR 11-17 Well
27 Apr 2011 03:16 PM


- Gas flows have begun from production operations at Ridge-Runner 11-17 well
- Test rates at the well were in excess of 5 million cubic feet of gas per day

Marion Energy Limited (ASX: MAE, MAEO, MAEOA) advises that gas flows
have commenced from the
Ridge Runner 11-17 well (RR 11-17) at its Clear
Creek, Utah project. Workover operations were commenced at this well on
12 April 2011.

This well was originally drilled by Marion in 2006 and has been shut in
since it was completed. It has subsequently been connected to the gathering
system and pipeline. The RR 11-17 well underwent extensive testing during
the completion operations and production test rates in excess of 5 million
cubic day feet of gas per day were achieved over several months of testing.

The well is considered to potentially be the biggest producer of Marion's
Clear Creek wells. The well is located on the same drill pad as the RR 13-17
well, where significant operational progress has already been made. The gas
flows at the RR 11-17 well are significantly surging from time to time which
is very encouraging as the well is currently at the early stages of pumping
operations. However, due to these fluctuations, no meaningful gas flow rates
can be given at this time.

The RR 11-17 has a high volume pumping unit installed on the wellhead.
As with all the other wells currently undergoing workover operations, pumping
activity has commenced to draw down the fluid level in the well. A level of
approximately 200 feet above the pump is the target and this level is required
before optimum producing conditions can be achieved.

Marion Energy has a 100% working interest in the Clear Creek project.

Further updates will be provided as workover operations progress.  

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