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Eternal Energy Corp. Announces North Dakota Bakken and Three Forks Updates

2011-10-03 17:08 ET - News Release

LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eternal Energy Corp. (OTCBB:EERG) ("Eternal Energy" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the following operational update on its Spyglass project in North Dakota.

Activity in the Company's Spyglass Project, a Bakken and Three Forks play in Divide County, North Dakota, increased significantly during the third quarter following a number of weather-related delays in the second quarter.

The second closing of the previously announced sale of half of the respective working interests in the Spyglass Project by Eternal Energy and its proposed merger partner American Eagle Energy Inc. ("American Eagle") to a third party occurred on August 5, 2011.  The second closing involved sale of an undivided 50% interest in approximately 760 acres for approximately $642,000 that was divided equally between Eternal Energy and American Eagle.

During the third quarter, the Company has elected to participate in eight non-operated wells within the Spyglass Project.  The wells will be operated by Samson Resources Company, SM Energy Company and Crescent Point Energy Corp. Three wells that were pending completion in the Three Forks Formation were stimulated and put on production at average initial flowing rates of 514 bopd, 574 bopd and 644 bopd over a fourteen-day period.  The Company's approximate working interest in these wells is 2.28%, 0.17% and 3.60%, respectively.  The other five wells (two Bakken and three Three Forks), were drilled and are pending completion.  The Company's approximate working interests in these five wells ranges from 1.88% to 6.24%.  An additional three non-operated wells are scheduled to be drilled prior to year end, in which the Company will own approximate working interests ranging from 1.50% to 16.00%.  Based on this projected drilling schedule and similar production results, Eternal Energy and American Eagle could show a joint 2011 exit rate of approximately 240 bopd, net, from the non-operated Spyglass properties.

"This is an exciting time for our shareholders and management team," stated Brad Colby, the Company's President and CEO.  "It is rewarding to see the fruits of our labors begin to take shape in the form of successful, producing wells.  We look forward to expanding our drilling program in the near-term in order to exploit our substantial acreage position within the Bakken and Three Forks plays."

The Company, along with its working interest partner, American Eagle, has secured a drilling rig and expects to begin drilling company-operated wells within the Spyglass Project in 2011.  Efforts to permit an additional three Bakken and three Three Forks wells are underway.  The Company expects that the first two wells will be drilled prior to December 31, 2011.

Including land packages purchased during the second quarter of 2011, along with ongoing leasing efforts, the total acreage jointly controlled by Eternal Energy and American Eagle within the project area is approximately 14,700 acres.

The Company is also actively engaged in other exploration and development activities being conducted within the Bakken and Three Forks formations in Divide County, North Dakota.  At present, including the wells discussed above, the Company has elected to participate in 18 wells, at varying working interest levels.  The following table summarizes the current status of these wells:

Well Name


Working Interest

Actual or Anticipated Spud Date


Aarestad 4-34H-160N-97W

North Plains Energy, LLC


November 1, 2010

Producing approximately 60 BOPD

Aarestad 1-16-160N-100W

North Plains Energy, LLC


August 15, 2011

Waiting to spud

Nielsen 1-12H-160N-97W

Continental Resources, Inc.


December 21, 2010

Producing approximately 180 BOPD.  

Gerhardsen 1-10H-160N-97W

Continental Resources, Inc.


January 12, 2011

Flowing approximately 200 BOPD

Denali 13-21-163N-98W

Samson Resources Company


December 23, 2010

Waiting to be fractured

Yukon 12-1-163N-98W

Samson Resources Company


February 28, 2011

Waiting to be fractured

Blazer 2-11-163N-98W

Samson Resources Company


February 12, 2011

Waiting to be fractured

Mustang 7-6-163N-98W

Samson Resources Company


April 25, 2011

Waiting to be fractured

Wolter 1-28H-163N-100W

SM Energy Company


November 27, 2010

Pumping approximately 440 BOPD

Wolter 13-9H-163N-100W

SM Energy Company


June 26, 2011

Flowing approximately 600 BOPD

Riede 4-14H-163N-100W

SM Energy Company


January 30, 2011

Flowing approximately 575 BOPD

Torgeson 1-15H-163N-100W

SM Energy Company


March 6, 2011

Flowing approximately 510 BOPD

Bagley 4-30H-163N-100W

SM Energy Company


April 3, 2011

Pumping approximately 400 BOPD

Legaard 4-25H-163N-101W

SM Energy Company


July 19, 2011

Waiting to be fractured

Reistad 1-1-162N-102W

Murex Petroleum Corporation


February 28, 2011

Waiting on completion

CPEC Lancaster 2-1-162N-101W

Crescent Point Energy


July 1, 2011

Waiting to be fractured

CPEC Ridgeway 25-36-163N-101W

Crescent Point Energy


August 15, 2011


Thomte 8-5-163N-99W

Samson Resources Company


August 22, 2011

Waiting to be fractured

Proposed Merger with American Eagle

The Company's proposed merger with American Eagle is progressing, subject to the completion of standard regulatory and administrative processes.  

About Eternal Energy Corp.:

Eternal Energy Corp. is an oil and gas company engaged in the exploration of petroleum and natural gas.  The company was incorporated in Nevada on July 25, 2003 to engage in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural resource properties.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for forward-looking statements.  Certain information included in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to the future anticipated direction of the Company, plans for future expansion, various business development activities, planned capital expenditures, future funding sources, anticipated sales growth, potential contracts, and/or aspects of litigation.  Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future, and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Eternal Energy Corp.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to development and expansion activities, dependence on existing management, financing activities, and domestic and global economic conditions.  Persons are encouraged to read our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011, and our other documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for meaningful cautionary language in respect of forward-looking statements in this press release.  Interested persons are able to obtain free copies of filings containing information about the Company at the SEC's internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The Company assumes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

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