Mesa Energy has completed the acquisition of Tchefuncte Natural Resources (TNR), a Louisiana operator that owns and operates producing properties in five fields in Plaquemines and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. TNR is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mesa Energy, Inc. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
TNR owns the Lake Hermitage Field in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Current production at Lake Hermitage averages approximately 160 barrels of oil and 240 mcf of gas per day. Total mineral acreage held by production is approximately 3,578 acres. A third party engineering report prepared by Collarini Associates places the value of total Proved reserves using a discount rate of 10% (PV-10) at approximately $15.25 million with Proved Developed Producing reserves of $5.24 million. Probable reserves are estimated at $10.65 million.
In addition, immediately prior to the Company closing the TNR acquisition, TNR completed the acquisition of properties in four fields in south Louisiana from Samson Contour Energy E & P, LLC (Samson). These properties have aggregate net production of approximately 160 barrels of oil and 1,080 mcf per day of gas from thirteen producing wells. Mesa believes there are a number of re-completion and workover opportunities in these fields as well as new offset developmental drilling and deep gas potential. All of these potential opportunities are currently being evaluated.
"This is a significant step forward for the Company and its shareholders as we intensify our focus and growth strategy toward the acquisition of existing producing oil properties in an effort to expand and diversify our asset base," said Randy M. Griffin, CEO of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. "These properties have substantially increased our reserve base and will add significant monthly net revenue and cash flow, thereby increasing shareholder value."
"We are currently evaluating other producing oil and gas properties in the area and hope to complete additional acquisitions of this nature in the next twelve months," added Griffin.
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