Victory Energy, through its partnership with Aurora Energy Partners, announced the acquisition of a working interest in the Alwan West natural gas prospect.
The Alwan West prospect will be the largest natural gas well drilled by Victory Energy to date. This prospect's potential reservoir covers an area of 175 acres. It has a reserve potential of 8.75 billion cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas and 43.75 thousand barrels of gas condensate. The reserve potential is based on 50 feet of reservoir sand, one million cubic feet per acre-foot of natural gas and five barrels per million cubic feet of gas condensate. These reserve estimates are for the first Yegua sand only, which is the primary objective, and do not include potential in the secondary objectives.
The Alwan West prospect is located in far western Wharton County, Texas, near the Jackson County line. There are two natural gas lines that cross the lease within 1,000 feet of the proposed location. Victory Energy acquired the prospect, which includes a 5 percent working interest (WI) and a 3.8 percent net revenue interest (NRI), from Miramar Petroleum, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, who will be the operator and who also owns a significant working interest in the well. The well is anticipated to spud in early June of this year.
This area produces from the Frio and Yegua (Oligocene) formations. The lease area is surrounded on all sides by gas condensate production. The first Yegua sand is the primary objective. Secondary objectives are the Frio and second Yegua sand. Alwan West lies on strike between two Yegua fields, Lost Fork (one mile west) and AVO Grande (3,000 feet east). Lost Fork has produced over 42 BCF, while AVO Grande has produced 7 BCF of natural gas. Both of these fields are stratigraphic traps, as is the Alwan West prospect.
Robert Miranda, Victory Energy's chairman and CEO, stated, "This prospect represents our largest gas play to date and it has the potential to deliver a stable and predictable gas flow to the company. Unlike many other gas sands, the Yegua sand is known for its consistent production and very low annual decline rates. This well is supported by both significant nearby production and quality seismic data."
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