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NORCEN ENERGY RESOURCES LTD. ANNOUNCES WELL PLUGGED AND ABANDONED

NORCEN ENERGY RESOURCES LTD. ANNOUNCES WELL PLUGGED AND ABANDONED
 CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. (AMEX, Toronto, Montreal: NCN) announced today that the Bunga Raya No. 1 well, recently drilled offshore Malaysia on the PM-3 block, has been plugged and abandoned at a depth of 11,225 feet after testing hydrocarbons from several zones.
 The well flowed at a combined rate of 41.6 million cubic feet per day of gas and 5,719 barrels per day of oil and condensate from four sandstone intervals between 6,200 feet and 7,700 feet. One sandstone interval flowed at a maximum stabilized rate of 4,932 barrels per day of 42 degree API gravity oil and 3.0 million cubic feet per day of gas on two-inch choke with 583 psi flowing tubing pressure. The commerciality of this discovery has yet to be ascertained.
 Norcen's 20 percent interest in the block is held by its wholly owned subsidiary, Norcen International Ltd. Other participants are Hamilton Oil (Malaysia) Corp., the operator, International Petroleum Ltd., Enterprise Oil Exploration Ltd., Swedish Exploration Consortium AB, and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
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 /CONTACT: Ron Burrows of Norcen Energy Resources, 403-231-0107/
 (NCN.) CO: Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. ST: Alberta IN: OIL SU: KJ -- LA032 -- 4694 11/18/91 18:11 EST
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