American Standard has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an additional 11,775 net leasehold acres in the Bakken/Three Forks. The acquired leasehold acreage is located within seven (7) counties widely considered to be the 'fairway' for the Bakken and Three Forks formations; and particularly increases ASEN's holdings in Mountrail, Stark and Williams Counties. This portfolio of leases includes a large number of working interest positions in the 5-15% range, multiple 20% working interests and two at 100%.
Scott Feldhacker, CEO of American Standard Energy Corp. commented, "This is another major acquisition for our company that increases our Bakken/Three Forks holdings to over 31,000 acres and further advances our strategic profile in the region. This major addition to our lease portfolio increases our current revenue and reserve outlooks and also has potential to increase our well count and production rates for 2012. As a result of this acquisition, ASEN will have six controlling interest positions in the Bakken/Three Forks formations available for development or exchange.
This acquisition works to establish a heightened awareness of ASEN as an effective consolidator of lease acreage around, under and within the development path of key operators such as Brigham, Continental, EOG, Whiting and Petro-Hunt; and further qualifies ASEN as a preferred partner for these quality operators."
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