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CHIEFTAIN PARTICIPATES IN SUCCESSFUL NORTH SEA GAS WELL

 CHIEFTAIN PARTICIPATES IN SUCCESSFUL NORTH SEA GAS WELL
 EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Chieftain International Inc. (Toronto, Calgary, Alberta: cid) announced today that the well 48/12a-7, drilled in the British sector of the North Sea, has been suspended as a possible future production well after successfully appraising the western side of the Babmaes gas field. The field is situated on Blocks 48/12a and 48/13b in the West Sole area, 50 miles north of the Norfolk coast.
 Chieftain retains interests of 17.77 percent in the well and in Blocks 48/12a and 48/13b under the terms of a farmout agreement by which the well was drilled at no cost to Chieftain.
 The well tested gas from the Rotliegendes sandstone reservoir at rates of up to 19 million cubic feet per day. A 3-D seismic survey is planned to aid development studies. The well was drilled by Superior Oil (U.K.) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mobil North Sea Ltd.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Campbell of Chieftain International Inc., 403-425-1950/
 (CID.) CO: Chieftain International Inc. ST: Alberta IN: OIL SU:


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