EnDevCo has already identified projects for the SRF that meet the criteria of offering fund investors downside risk protection and immediate cash flow from known producible reserves. However, a characteristic unique to the SRF requires that projects should also deliver significant upside potential in the form of exploratory drilling. The borrower will fund exploration drilling from project cash flow after payout of the SRF development loan. "Real reserve growth can only be accomplished through the drill bit," stated Chris A. Dittmar, CEO of EnDevCo. "Trading reserves between companies through the process of merger and acquisition does not create a larger reserve base. Considering that oil and gas prices are currently at all time highs, the winner at an auction may well have paid too much for those reserves. The SRF management has developed a structure that offers Fund investors an opportunity to participate in the project upside, while limiting their financial risk and exposure."
EnDevCo's projects targeted for the SRF include drilling opportunities on four blocks in the Gulf of Mexico and an unconventional gas play being developed in the U.S. mid-continent region. Initial work planned in the Gulf of Mexico includes drilling and completion of three wells on Eugene Island Block 294. These low risk wells are less than 6,000 feet deep, can be developed utilizing the existing platform facility and are targeted to produce an estimated 16.2 Bcf of new gas reserves. These reserves have been identified and mapped by EnDevCo's technical staff utilizing 3D seismic data. EnDevCo management believes the SRF will provide the Company with additional financing options over and above traditional stock offerings which are dilutive in nature."
Mr. Richard Boyce, EnDevCo COO added, "We are particularly focused on developing natural gas projects in North America. Our analysis of the fast- growing U.S. demand for natural gas indicates strong returns on natural gas projects for at least the next two decades. A properly structured deal will allow the financiers of such projects to benefit from the upside created by that demand. Our management team is also positioning EnDevCo for participation in oil development projects in international venues. We believe that demand from growing economies in China and through out the far east will continue to support high crude oil prices for the foreseeable future."
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