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Press release from CNW Group


Friday, November 26, 2010

STERLING RESOURCES ANNOUNCES AWARD OF PIPELAY CONTRACT AT BREAGH03:00 EST Friday, November 26, 2010CALGARY, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - Sterling Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:SLG) ("Sterling" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the contract for the engineering, installation and pre-commissioning of the offshore pipeline and associated fibre optic cable for the Breagh development project in the UK North Sea has been awarded to Allseas Construction Contractors SA ("Allseas") by RWE Dea UK, operator of the Breagh project.Allseas will perform the required detailed design engineering and will lay the approximately 100 kilometers of 20 inch export line, 3 inch mono ethylene glycol line and fibre optic cable from the Breagh 'A' platform location to a beach valve station located on Coatham Sands, Teesside, UK. The Allseas pipelay vessel Lorelay will lay the main section of the pipeline with the Tog Mor laying the nearshore section.The Breagh 'A' field is located in UKCS Block 42/13 of the southern North Sea in 62 meters water depth, approximately 100 kilometers to the east of Teesside. Gas will be exported via the 20 inch pipeline from the platform to the Teesside Gas Processing Plant. The contract for the construction of the 10 kilometer long onshore section of pipeline is expected to be awarded before the end of 2010."The awarding of this contract concludes another milestone in the development of the Breagh project," stated John Rapach, Sterling's Chief Operating Officer.  "We welcome Allseas to the project and look forward to working with them and RWE Dea as we advance towards first gas at Breagh in 2012," added Mr. Rapach.Sterling holds a 30% interest in the Breagh gas field, with operator RWE Dea UK holding a 70% interest.  The estimated resources make Breagh one of the largest natural gas discoveries still to be developed in the UK Southern North Sea. The gas field is a conventional Carboniferous reservoir and the expected reserves will make a significant contribution to Sterling's growth. In addition to the nearby Crosgan discovery (Sterling 30%), significant exploration potential exists in the surrounding blocks, many of which are owned jointly by Sterling and RWE Dea UK.Sterling Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-listed international oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with assets in the United Kingdom, Romania and France.  The shares are listed and posted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SLG".The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.Forward-Looking StatementsAll statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Sterling expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. In addition, statements relating to reserves or resources are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the reserves and resources described can be profitably produced in the future.These forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions made by Sterling based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  In addition, these statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other-forward looking statements will prove inaccurate, certain of which are beyond Sterling's control, including: the impact of general economic conditions in the areas in which Sterling operates, civil unrest, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties associated with oil and gas operations.  Readers should also carefully consider the matters discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form.Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur.  Sterling's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.  These statements speak only as of the date of the press release. Sterling does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.Financial outlook information contained in this press release about prospective results of operations, financial position or cash flows is based on assumptions about future events, including economic conditions and proposed courses of action, based on management's assessment of the relevant information currently available.  Readers are cautioned that such financial outlook information contained in this press release should not be used for purpose other than for which it is disclosed herein.%SEDAR: 00002072EFor further information: visit or contact:Mike Azancot, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phone: 44-1330-826764, Mobile: 44-7740-432883, Blewden, Chief Financial Officer, Phone: 44-1330-826766, Mobile: 44-7771-740804, Kesteven, Manager, Corporate and Investor Relations, Phone: (403) 215-9265, Fax: (403) 215-9279,