The well was directionally drilled to a total depth of 6,808ft in which approximately 2,700ft landed within the Lower Cut Bank Sand and 91.7% of the lateral leg was placed in the target zone.

Arkanova said that Provident Energy is currently working with Schlumberger on a completion program for the well.

In addition, the company is implementing infrastructure upgrades to manage the initial production of the Tribal-Max 1-2817.

The Tribal-Max 1-2817 is in the Two Medicine Cut Bank Sand Unit (TMCBSU) located at SE1/4 SW1/4 Section 28, T32N, R6W, PMM, Glacier County, Montana.

Provident Energy operates the TMCBSU and was acquired by a subsidiary of Arkanova Energy in October, 2008.