Strata-X Updates on Maverick Drilling, Vail Well
DENVER, COLORADO USA, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA - January 5, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time - Canada)
- Commenced coring operations on 600 feet of Eagle Ford and Buda Formations, Maverick
- Completed wellbore cleanout on Vail Burkett well
The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd. (“Strata-X” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:SXE) (ASX:SXA) are pleased to provide an update on the continued exploration and appraisal programs on the Company’s Maverick and Vail Oil Projects where Strata-X is the operator and majority interest owner.
Maverick Oil Project, Eagle Ford, South Texas – 10,945 net acres
The Company has begun coring approximately 600 feet of the targeted Eagle Ford shale and Buda Formation on the Cinco Saus Creek #1 well in the Maverick Oil Project. Drilling operations began on December 27, 2013. The information gained from the analysis of the core and well logging is expected to assist the Company in designing the most efficient completion method for the well. A completion stimulation of the Cinco Saus Creek #1 well is anticipated near the end of the first quarter of 2014.
The Cinco Saus Creek #1 well is permitted as a 4,400 foot vertical test of the targeted Eagle Ford shale in the Maverick Basin. In the Company's assessment, the thick hydrocarbon column within the Eagle Ford shale in and around the Maverick Basin requires a different approach to drilling and completion methods from those currently being utilized in deeper portions of the Eagle Ford shale trend. Strata-X is the operator of the well and retains an approximate 96.9% working interest in it. Overall, the Company has acquired exploration rights to 10,945 mostly contiguous net acres in the Maverick Oil Project. >
The Company has released an Investor Presentation on the Maverick Oil Project which can be found at www.strata-x.com
Vail Oil Project, Illinois Basin – 100% of 49,200 net acres
Further to the Company’s announcement on December 10, 2013, Strata-X has completed the clean out of the wellbore of the Burkett 5-34HOR following a “screen out” event during a completion stimulation attempt by the Company in November 2013. The Company is working with Halliburton to schedule the next completion stimulation on the Burkett 5-34HOR well.
Strata-X has acquired a 100% net working interest in oil and gas exploration rights on 49,200 net acres covering the Vail Oil Project in the Illinois Basin, USA. Please refer to the Vail Project Presentation found on the Company’s website www.strata-x.com for more information about this project.
Strata-X is a Denver, Colorado (USA) based company and is engaged in the business of oil and gas exploration and development with a variety of exploration opportunities in North Dakota, California, Texas, Illinois and Western Australia and production and development opportunities in California. Strata-X has 139,785,415 common shares outstanding and trades under the symbol “SXE” on the TSX-V and “SXA” on the ASX.
For further information please contact:
|Tim Hoops (USA)||or||Colin Christensen (Canada)||or||Duncan Cornish (Australia)|
|President||Investor Relations||Corporate Secretary|
|+1 855-463-2400||+1 403-483-8363||+61 7 3212-6299|
This announcement was made in Canada for the TSX.V and in Australia for the ASX.