Vortex Energy Corp. Provides Update on Drilling at the Robinsons River Salt Project
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vortex Energy Corp. (CSE: VRTX | OTC: VTECF | FRA: AA3) (“Vortex” or the “Company“), provides an update on drilling of the second approved core well at its Robinsons River Salt Project, located near Stephenville, Newfoundland & Labrador.
The Company commenced drilling on the second core well on January 16, 2024, which was drilled in the western gravity anomaly at the Robinsons River Salt Project. The well reached a depth of 275 metres without significant issues, with the overlying strata up to this depth comprised of unconsolidated sediments, siltstone, and mudstone. However, the Company was required to halt drilling because of a hydraulic pump failure which necessitated repairs. During the time drilling was halted, the open hole’s condition worsened as the soft sediments interacted with water in the hole. The drilling rods were twisted off while reaming and rehabilitating the unstable formation. Recovery efforts of the rods were unsuccessful. The hole was ultimately abandoned because of the obstruction caused by the broken rods, which rendered further drilling unfeasible. The hole will be sealed with cement. Vortex is assessing the feasibility of drilling a new hole at the same location.
Paul Sparkes, CEO and director of Vortex, commented, “While we encountered challenges during the drilling of hole two, overall, we are pleased with the data accumulated and the direction of the program. We are well funded for further exploration and are revamping our second phase with updated geological information.”
Piotr Kukialka, P.Geo, a consultant to the Company and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this press release.
About Vortex Energy Corp.
Vortex Energy Corp. is an exploration stage company engaged principally in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in North America. The company is currently advancing its Robinson River Salt Project comprised of a total of 942 claims covering 23,500 hectares located approximately 35 linear kms south of the town of Stephenville in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. The Robinsons River Salt Project is prospective for both salt and hydrogen salt cavern storage. The company is actively evaluating technologies to efficiently store hydrogen or energy in salt caverns. Vortex Energy Corp. also holds the Fire Eye Project, which is located in the Wollaston Domain of northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
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