PROJECT VENUS – PROSPECTIVE GAS RESOURCES

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA - 12 December 2019 (Pacific Time - Canada) (TSX-V:SXE) (ASX:SXA)

Strata-X Energy Ltd. (“Strata-X” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:SXE) (ASX:SXA) The directors of Strata-X Energy (“Strata-X” or “Company”) are pleased to announce that an independent review of the data for Project Venus (ATP2051 previously PLR2019-1-11) (RLE:50%/SXA:50% “JV”) has revealed the following Prospective Gas Resource (Recoverable):

The independent review of the Prospective Gas Resource was completed by MHA Petroleum Consultants (see disclosures below). Project Venus contains high quality and very prospective acreage covering 154km2 which is within the main Walloon fairway and close to gas infrastructure. Given the location of the Venus Project immediately adjacent to gas infrastructure, the JV plans to expedite its development with the goal to fast track the project thereby offering the potential for early cash flows.

Real Energy, as operator, has submitted and completed all the matters required to allow ATP2051 to be granted. It expects the permit to be granted shortly by the Queensland Government and is preparing to start field work in early 2020.

About Strata-X

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 Queensland, Australia, the States of California and Illinois in the United States of America and the Republic of Botswana. Strata-X has 100,638,318 common shares outstanding and trades under the symbol "SXE" on the TSX-V and "SXA" on the ASX.

 

This announcement was made in Canada for the TSX.V and in Australia for the ASX.

Public documents for Strata-X Energy Ltd. can be found at SEDAR (Canada) (www.sedar.com) and ASX.com.au (Australia).

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Cautionary Statement The estimated quantities of petroleum that may be potentially recovered by the application of a future development project relate to undiscovered accumulations. These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development. Further exploration, appraisal and evaluation are required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially movable hydrocarbons. Prospective Resource assessments in this release were estimated using probabilistic methods in accordance with SPE-PRMS standards.

LR 5.25.1 – The Prospective resources are reported as at 10 December 2019 LR 5.25.2 – The petroleum resources are Prospective Resources in accordance with SPE-PRMS. LR5.25.3 – There are currently no reserves in the permit. Estimates for prospective resources have not been adjusted for development risk LR 5.25.5 – The Prospective resources are reported as 100% - Strata-X’s share is 50%. Gross royalty over Project Venus is 10%. LR 5.25.6 - The prospective resources volumes were obtained by deterministic method, calculating the potentially recoverable portion of the gas-in-place using the overall prospect area, the mapped net coal thickness, raw gas content and coal density, as well as a range of estimates of the gas recovery factor of the coals. The review was carried out in accordance with the standards in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook as amended from time to time, maintained by the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. This leads to a Best Estimate of prospective resources in the subject areas of 658 Bcf, a Low Estimate of 526 Bcf, and a High Estimate of 789 Bcf (all numbers are gross 100% volumes). There is no certainty that any portion of the resources will be discovered. If discovered, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources. LR 5.28.1 – The Prospective Resources estimate is based on best estimate and low and high estimate. LR 5.28.2 - Cautionary Statement: The estimated quantities of petroleum that may be potentially recovered by the application of a future development project relate to undiscovered accumulations. These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development. Further exploration, appraisal and evaluation are required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially movable hydrocarbons. Prospective Resource assessments in this release were estimated using probabilistic methods in accordance with SPE-PRMS standards. LR 5.35.1 – The Prospective Resources are reported for the area ATP2051 (previously PLR2019-1-11) in the State of Queensland. LR 5.35.2 – The existence of a significant moveable hydrocarbons are determined by the results of previous petroleum wells in and around the permit area and review of seismic data. LR 5.35.3 – The changes of the Prospective Resources being converted to a higher PRMS designation (i.e contingent resource or reserves) is high and there is a high degree of confidence in leading to development status however there are the usual risks associated with a gas resource of this type- see Cautionary Statement above. LR 5.35.4 – The estimates were not adjusted for risk. LR 5.41 - The Prospective Gas Resources are prepared by MHA Petroleum Consultants, technical consultancy and business development services for the petroleum industry and Mr Tim L. Hower is the Senior Technical Advisor responsible for the estimates. LR 5.42 - The information contained in this release pertaining the area ATP2051 Prospective Resources estimates are based on, and fairly represent, information prepared under the supervision of Mr Tim L Hower, Senior Technical Advisor of MHA Petroleum Consultants. Mr Tim L. Hower is a qualified petroleum reserves and resources evaluator within the meaning of the ASX Listing Rules and consents to the inclusion in this release of the prospective resources estimates related information in the form and context in which that information is presented.