Lucas Energy Adds to Reserves
Lucas Energy has acquired three new leases in Atascosa County, Texas from an independent operator, Laura Rodenberg Oil Company, Inc. All three leases have producing wells. This acquisition moves Lucas Energy, Inc. into an area in which there is production from Austin Chalk, Buda, and the Edwards formations. In general, the formations produce less water and have the potential for lateral drilling into the Edwards formation. This acquisition is in the Austin Chalk trend, which Lucas Energy, Inc. has been following through Gonzales, Wilson, and Karnes Counties, Texas.
The Paul A. Foerster No.1 well is a producing oil well completed in the Edwards formation. The well has produced over 31,000 bbls of oil since its completion in 1983. The well is on a 75-acre lease. The Hindes No.1 well is a producing oil well completed in the Edwards formation. The well has produced over 47,000 bbls of oil since its completion in 1984 and is on a 249-acre lease. The Matthews No.1 well is a producing oil well completed in the Edwards formation. The well has produced almost 22,000 bbls of oil since its completion in 1983 and is on a 40-acre lease.
"This acquisition complements our current asset base by adding significant reserves and extends our base of operations into a fifth Texas County," said William A. Sawyer, COO of Lucas Energy Inc.
Lucas Energy paid $400,000 cash as consideration for the leases and lease equipment.
Lucas Energy, Inc. is an independent crude oil and gas company building a diversified portfolio of valuable oil and gas assets in the United States. The company is focused on identifying under performing oil and gas assets, which are revitalized through a meticulous process of evaluation, application of modern well technology, and stringent management controls. This process allows the company to increase its reserve base and cash flow while significantly reducing the risk of traditional exploration projects. The Company's headquarters are located at 3000 Richmond Avenue, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77098.