Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Corp. (ECCE), a growing independent oil and gas exploration and production company, provides an update on internal analysis its leasehold in Frio County, Texas.
As previously announced, the Company acquired an 85% working interest in 3,684 acres in Frio County, Texas located south of San Antonio, Texas. The purchase price for the acreage was $6.26 million and is funded by project finance from a private fund.
The Company’s technical team, headed up by Dr. Ron Bain has done an internal study of the three primary target formations, the Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford Shale and Buda Limestone regarding estimated total oil and natural gas production and estimated net revenue. As reflected in the Frio County Reserve Report, the “Expected Case – 40 well program” has potential net revenue of $351 million (10,375 MBOE) and the “Upside Case – 62 Well Program” which includes the Pearsall Shale has potential net revenue of $585 million (21,525 MBOE).
The above net revenue figures and MBOE (thousand barrels of oil equivalent) (6,000 cubic feet of gas = 1 BOE) is based on an 85% working interest, a 63.75% net revenue interest with non-escalating commodity prices of $95 per barrel of oil and $3.60 per Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas.
For the “Expected Case”, the Austin Chalk formation would require a total of 12 wells to develop the formation. Similar wells in area have a total EUR (estimate ultimate recovery) of 188,000 boe with a net cost to drill and complete each well of $3 million.
Eagle Ford Shale
For the “Expected Case”, the Eagle Ford Shale would require 6 wells to develop the leasehold acreage, net cost per well is estimated to be $5.5 million and similar wells in the region have an EUR of 438,000 boe.
For the “Expected Case”, a total of 22 wells would be needed to develop the Buda Limestone formation, net well cost is estimated to be $3 million with an EUR of 250,000 boe per well.
Mr. Paul Williams, CEO of Eagle Ford Oil and Gas said, “We cannot stress enough that these are internal estimates, yet they are the best estimates possible based on public data from new wells being drilled all around us and well bore data available to us from oil wells on the leasehold. Our team, headed up by Dr. Ron Bain, has years of big company experience analyzing oil and gas fields around the world and we feel confident that the numbers in this report are accurate and demonstrate the immense potential the leasehold has for Eagle Ford and our shareholders”. Mr. Williams went on to say; “we are currently in discussion with several financial institutions who are interested in partnering with us to fund this drilling program.”