CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Gallic Energy Ltd. ("Gallic" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GLC) is pleased to provide an operational update on the Ossun-2D well located in the Aquitaine Basin in Southern France. Gallic is the 100% owner and operator of the Ossun-2D well.
The Ossun-2D well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 3,050 m as planned. Open hole well logs have been completed and the Company has now commenced operations to case the well. Two zones, the Upper Cretaceous Flysch Carbonate and the Dano Paleocene will be tested for hydrocarbons and results are expected within approximately 25 days.
Gallic is an international oil and gas company with assets in France and Australia. Current operations are focused on France and in particular the Aquitaine Basin where the Company holds approximately 320,000 net acres of exploration lands. The Company holds acreage in the prospective Canning Basin in Australia.
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Gallic Energy Ltd.
William H. (Bill) Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gallic Energy Ltd.
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer