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Calgary-based Tuscany Energy said Monday it encountered about 29 feet of oil pay at a vertical well drilled for water disposal at its Macklin, Saskatchewan asset.

The 7-33-39-28W3 well was drilled to 3,316 feet as a water disposal well and to test a potential extension of Tuscany’s adjacent Dina oil field developments.

The new discovery could establish up to 14 additional development locations for horizontal drilling in the Dina field and expand the Macklin pool north on to Tuscany’s wholly owned and operated assets.

Approximately 29 feet of 33 percent porous sand was encountered by well 7-33-39-28W3 with log characteristics identical to currently producing wells in the field.

The well will be completed as a disposal well within the next month, increasing Tuscany’s water handling capacity and increasing production.

The well will also allow Tuscany to connect three currently shut-in wells.

Tuscany also completed its previously announced program to drill five horizontal heavy oil wells in the Dina field.

Three of the wells have started production and the final two will be on stream next week.

Flow rates for the wells will be released after testing.

Tuscany holds a 100 percent working interest in Macklin.