New York, NY, May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Petro River Oil Corp. (OTCBB: PTRC) (“Petro River” or the “Company”), an independent oil and gas exploration company, announced today a new oil field discovery in its’ 106,500 acre concession in Osage County, Oklahoma upon successfully drilling the Chat 2-11 exploration well.
The Chat 2-11 was drilled to a depth of 2,800 feet into the Mississippian Chat. Initial results indicate up to 20 feet of oil productive formation, following flow and fracking tests, the Company plans to confirm IP rates. Additional wells are being planned to evaluate the extent of this chat field discovery.
The Company is also planning to drill the Channel 1-3 to test a Red Fork channel sand and the Chat 1-30 to test a separate chat field. These structures were identified utilizing 3D seismic technology, indicating a potential of over 2.5 million barrels of oil.
“This discovery confirms that our exploration technique utilizing 3-D seismic is working,” said Stephen Brunner, president of Petro River. “We plan to spud two other wells, the Channel 1-3 based on the data from logs of the Channel 1-11 which found approximately 45 feet of tight non-productive Red Fork sand, and the Chat 1-30 a separate chat structure test. Also, we plan to shoot more seismic along the southern part of our concession later this year.”
ABOUT: PETRO RIVER OIL CORP (OTC: PTRC)
Petro River Oil Corp. (OTC: PTRC) is an independent energy company with its core holdings in Northeast Oklahoma and Kern County, California. Petro River’s strategy is to apply modern technology, such as 3-D Seismic analysis to exploit hydrocarbon-prone resources in historically prolific plays and underexplored prospective basins to build reserves and to create value for the Company and its shareholders. Petro River owns a 20% equity interest in Horizon Energy Partners, LLC and its’ president, Stephen Brunner, is also a member of the Board of Managers of Horizon Energy Partners, LLC.