VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2012) - Altima Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ARH)(PINKSHEETS:ARSLF)(FRANKFURT:AKC) announces that the Operator of the COPOL ET AL HZ CHAMBERS 14-15-41-11 W5M well completed 124.5 hours of production testing on November 26, 2012. The subject well is a confidential New Pool Wildcat (NPW), in which Altima holds a 30% working interest in the well and 2,560 acres of surrounding lands with the operator.
The well tested varying amounts of natural gas and associated high API condensate with no water recovery over the test period. Down-hole pressure recorders were run at the conclusion of the testing operation and will be recovered for analysis in late December. It is anticipated that pipelining will commence in Q1 2013, with production to follow in the first quarter.
On November 15, 2012, the Company announced it had licensed a New Pool Wildcat well at Chambers, Alberta. The well, Altima Chambers 14-35-41-11 W5M, is anticipated to be drilled in Q1 2013 to a depth of 3,065 meters into the Nordegg formation. Altima has a 100% Working Interest in the subject well and offsetting section. The 14-35 well is located approximately 5 kilometers to the north of the COPOL ET AL HZ CHAMBERS 14-15-41-11 W5M well.
The Company's mostly contiguous land base at Chambers-Ferrier totals twenty (20) sections (12,800 gross acres) with an approximate average working interest of 97.2% in 10 of the 20 sections and varying interests in eight (8) wells.
Richard Switzer, CEO, President and a Certified Professional Geologist, is the Qualified Person under National Instrument 51-101 responsible for preparing and reviewing the data contained in this press release.
Grant of Stock Options:
The Company also announces the grant pursuant to a Fixed Stock Option Plan (the "Fixed Plan"), of options entitling eligible participants to purchase up to 12,000,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.10 per share for a three year term expiring December 4, 2015. Under the Fixed Plan, the Company has reserved 19,500,000 common shares for issuance, 400,000 of which are currently outstanding. Following this stock option grant a balance of 7,100,000 remains available for future grants.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Joe DeVries, Director
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