Samson O&G has closed its purchase of 20,028 acres of oil and gas leases in the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in, Roosevelt County, Montana, from the Fort Peck Energy Company (FPEC).
Samson's new Roosevelt Project is being acquired in three tranches:
Tranche 1, which closed today, is a 100% working interest in a 20,028 acre block that carries with it an obligation for Samson to drill two wells.
Tranche 2 is an option to acquire a 100% working interest in 20,000 additional acres from FPEC that Samson will earn upon the completion of the initial two wells in Tranche 1. The Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 areas are mainly contiguous.
Following the drilling of the two appraisal wells in Tranche 1, FPEC will have the right to back into a 33.34% position in both tranches by reimbursing Samson's acreage and drilling costs to the extent of that equity. In such an event, Samson will have a 66.66% working interest and a 53.34% net revenue interest.
Tranche 3 is a 50,000 acre area covered by an Area of Mutual Interest where Samson and FPEC have agreed to jointly acquire additional leases, with Samson holding a 66.66% working interest (53.34% net revenue interest) and FPEC a 33.34% working interest.
Samson has already been actively pursuing drilling permits for three drilling locations. The Australia IV 12 KA 16 location has been approved and 20 inch casing has been set. The Australia II 12 KA 6 and the Gretel II 12 KA 3 locations have been staked.
Two of these three locations will be drilled this northern hemisphere fall to test the middle member of the Bakken Formation. Both wells are planned to be drilled as 4,500 foot laterals and then fracture stimulated using a multi stage, external casing packer completion technique.
As previously advised, Samson has contracted with Halliburton's Consulting and Project Management business line to provide well construction planning, as well as drilling and completion supervision for the initial two wells. This represents and expansion of the relationship with Halliburton developed through Samson's Hawk Springs project, bringing Halliburton's expertise, as the largest service provider of fracture stimulation completions to the Roosevelt Project.
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