Temple's producing properties, proven reserves, seismic data and undeveloped land are located in the Deep Basin in northwestern Alberta, where Husky already has existing production and infrastructure. The transaction, which includes $13.5 million of working capital, closed effective July 15, 2004.
"Temple's assets are an excellent fit strategically and provide good opportunities for Husky to grow its natural gas production in the Deep Basin over the next two years," said Mr. John C.S. Lau, President & Chief Executive Officer, Husky Energy Inc. "We plan to take advantage of the upside potential of these assets. This acquisition is accretive to Husky's earnings and cash flow."
The 4,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day of production consists of 18.7 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 1,284 barrels per day of natural gas liquids. Husky has set targets to double production from the Temple properties over the next two years. The Company plans a drilling program on the undeveloped acreage, with up to 25 wells (17 net to Husky) by 2006.
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