CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Sept. 17, 2015) – Leucrotta Exploration Inc. (“Leucrotta” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:LXE) is pleased to announce that it has commenced its Montney drilling program. Leucrotta expects to have 3 Montney horizontal wells drilled and tested prior to year-end. Leucrotta is targeting high deliverability liquids-rich gas in the Lower Montney Turbidite horizon.
As part of its capital program, Leucrotta will tie-in 3 previously drilled Montney wells prior to the end of Q1 2016. The Mica 13-07 Lower Montney oil well will be placed on production in early October at a restricted rate of approximately 300 boepd (50% light oil). This well had previously tested at 450 boepd (>50% light oil) over a 30-day test period. The A4-19 Upper Montney well is estimated to be on production by February 1, 2016 at a rate of approximately 500 boepd (90% gas). The 8-18 Lower Montney well is estimated to be on production by April 1, 2016 at a rate of 350 boepd (75% gas).
Leucrotta has 172 net sections of Montney prospective land in the Greater Dawson area plus a 25 mmcf/d sweet gas plant connected into the Alliance system. It is Leucrotta’s intention to systematically delineate and develop this large potential resource while maintaining a strong financial position. Leucrotta currently has over $80 million in cash and an undrawn bank facility of $10 million.
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More particularly and without limitation, this document contains forward looking statements and information relating to the Company’s oil, NGLs and natural gas production and capital programs. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including expectations and assumptions relating to prevailing commodity prices and exchange rates, applicable royalty rates and tax laws, future well production rates, the performance of existing wells, the success of drilling new wells, the availability of capital to undertake planned activities and the availability and cost of labour and services.
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BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.
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Leucrotta Exploration Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Leucrotta Exploration Inc.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
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