AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – November 12, 2015) – Victory Energy Corporation (OTCQX: VYEY) (“Victory” or “the Company”), a growth stage exploration and production company, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 181 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”). The company expects the acquisition to result in ~77.1% – 88.6% working interest in three producing wells and ~38.6% – 44.3% working interest in 1,370 net acres that are currently held by production. Upon closing, this acquisition is expected to increase total PV-10 proved producing reserves for Victory to more than $10 million.
Transaction Highlights include:
- PV-10 increase of $8.6 million (based on Q3 2015 Macquarie Tristone Energy Lender Price Survey for WTI oil and Henry Hub gas; a supporting third party report has been initiated)
- Production of 181 BOEPD from 3 existing wellbores
- 1,370 net acres currently held by production containing 4 additional proved undeveloped locations
- Production from the Woodbine formation with future development opportunities in the Lower Eaglebine, Georgetown, Edwards and Glen Rose (Buda-Rose) formations.
- Both vertical and horizontal drilling opportunities exist
- Drilling and development of the first PUD locations are anticipated to begin late 2016
- LOI includes an option for the company to acquire up to a 50% proportionally reduced working interest in acreage acquisitions within a defined AMI
- The company will maintain exclusivity with the seller through the term of the LOI
“With a successful completion of this transaction, Victory would grow daily consolidated production from 50 to ~230 BOEPD, a substantial growth which we feel comes at a very favorable value,” stated Kenny Hill, Victory’s CEO. “Additionally, we expect that our PV-10 reserves value would increase to over $10 million based upon today’s prices and provide a significant increase to cash flow, supporting our continued pursuit of accretive acquisitions made available by the current commodity price environment. This transaction marks the first of several opportunities that we expect to pursue in the coming year. We look forward to continuing to leverage this generational pricing opportunity into growth pull forward and increased scale.”
The purchase price for the acquired interest is expected to be ~$7.8 million, of which ~$6.9 million is to be paid in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The remaining ~$900,000 of the purchase price is to be paid in shares of Victory common stock. For additional details about this transaction please refer to Victory’s current report on a Form 8-K.
The consummation of the acquisition is subject to the completion of a due diligence review of the properties, including a review of record title, and the negotiation and entry into definitive acquisition agreements. The acquisition is additionally subject to approval from certain third parties, Navitus Energy Group, Victory’s other banking and financial relationships and approval and execution by Victory and the seller of definitive documentation.
About Victory Energy
Victory Energy Corporation (VYEY), is a public held, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and production company based in Austin, Texas, with additional resources located in Midland, Texas. The company is focused on the acquisition and development of stacked multi-pay resource play opportunities in the Permian Basin and other strategically important areas that offer predictable outcomes and long-lived reserve characteristics. The company asset portfolio includes both vertical and horizontal wells in prominent formations such as the Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk, Woodbine, Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Wolfberry, Mississippian, Cline, Fusselman and Ellenberger formations. For additional information on the company, please visit www.vyey.com.
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