Pilot Energy Corp. is pleased to announce an update to the previously announced Swift Current asset acquisition (June 2, 2014) and the recently executed exclusive option (July 9, 2014) to purchase proven shut-in gas assets in North-western Alberta. In conjunction with the subject asset purchases/options and further development thereof, Pilot is currently seeking up to $20 MM of capital financing.
Pilot Energy Corp. has duly executed an offer to purchase* (the “OTP” or letter of intent) with the Vendor of certain oil and gas assets comprising 2,320 gross acres (1,838 net acres) in the Swift Current corridor as previously defined in Pilot’s Corporate presentation. The assets comprise of 20 barrels of oil per day (gross/net) currently producing, plus 100 barrels per day (66 net) of suspended oil that can be accessed immediately from one re-drilled oil well. The working interest in the two properties ranges from 66.5 to 100 percent and includes all processing, treating, tank storage (over 2000 barrels of storage) and water re-injection facilities. Proved and proved plus probable recoverable reserves consecutively are estimated at 1.0 Million and 1.7 Million barrels of oil (net W.I.). Inventory includes one re-drill, six reactivation candidates, and 16 horizontal well locations on the asset’s mineral land base. The assets contain prolific upper and lower Shaunavon oil production, cited by CIBC’s January 2014 Resource Play Watch(1) as the second highest netback tight oil play in North America at a break-even price of $58/bbl of oil, which is significantly below the current field price of $87/bbl. Drilling prospects on the assets have been de-risked by geological mapping and analog core analysis. Sixteen (16) gross (11 net) horizontal drilling locations with the potential for an incremental 2,000 gross (1,400 bbl/d net) barrels of oil per day are forecast based on recent adjacent activity and drilling success and along with a mid-case type curve of 125 Bopd/EUR of 110 Mboe (100% oil) as analyzed by CIBC. Drilling occurs at depths between 1,000 and 1,400 meters in the region.
Pilot Energy Corp. has duly executed an exclusive option agreement* to acquire a fifty percent ( 50 %) working interest, plus an option to acquire the remaining 50% working interest in a suspended gas project in North-western Alberta before December 31, 2014. The project is capable of immediately producing 500 Mcf/d (83 Boed) upon re-activation, and has at least 12 low-risk infill development drilling locations that could increase production levels to over 2 MMcf/d ( 333 Boed). Assets include 100 percent (100%) interests in the existing proprietary gas gathering and processing infrastructure. Recoverable reserves are 4.9 Bcf or 813 Mboe (Proved), 7.2 Bcf or 1.2 MMBoe (Proved plus Probable), and 64.8 Bcf or 10.8 MMBoe (Proved plus probable plus possible).
A 60 Bcf (10 MMBoe) shallow-gas exploration project and an unbooked 2.7 MMBoe light oil resource project continue to be assessed and developed on and adjacent to the optioned interests.
The gas assets are being developed to support supply to a long-term take-or-pay gas contract. The contract anticipates an increasing demand volume of up to 50 MMcf/d that is currently being considered under a potential JV arrangement with a world-class industrial end-user.
* Specific terms and conditions related to due diligence conditions in the OTP/option agreement are to be met prior to closing and final acquisition of the assets, and there is no guarantee that the acquisition will be completed until all of these conditions are met, including Pilot’s ability to complete financing for the acquisition.
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(1) CIBC Resource Play Watch January 17, 2014