Using 3D seismic data, Blackhawk has identified four additional horizontal Sparky locations on the company-owned land. The company expects the first follow up well to spud in June 2010.

Work to tie-in the BLR Bodo #1 vertical colony well is progressing as scheduled. The well was drilled to a total depth of 724mt and encountered hydrocarbon pay in the colony formation. After perforating, the colony zone flowed gas at a maximum rate of 1.6 million cubic feet per day with an average choked rate of 750 thousand cubic feet per day over the testing period, the company said.

A tie-in point has been surveyed, and transportation and processing capacity have been arranged. It is expected that the BLR Bodo #1 well will be on-stream in June 2010.

Blackhawk has also reported that the construction of the Bodo water disposal facility has commenced. This water disposal facility will serve and benefit all of the Blackhawk producing wells in the Provost area by lowering the operating costs associated with produced water disposal.

With completion of the water disposal facility, three 100% Blackhawk working interest wells will be returned to production adding an additional 65 barrels per day of oil production. Completion of the water disposal facility is expected in June 2010, the company said.

Based on the current ongoing field activities, Blackhawk expects to exit second quarter of 2010 with production in excess of 300 barrels of oil equivalent per day.