Strategic American Oil has completed reworking of the Dixon No. 1 well on the Company's 160-acre Dixon lease located in Franklin Parish, La and is achieving initial oil production.
The Company also plans to rework the Dixon No. 2 well as soon as weather and ground conditions allow. The Dixon salt water disposal well has also been reworked, including upgrading of pump, flow lines, and state inspection. In addition to the Dixon No. 1 and 2 wells, there are two possible offset drilling locations and potential for deeper targets.
Once the Dixon No. 2 well is reworked and producing, the Company will obtain an independent engineering report stating proven developed producing (PDP) reserves and net present value (NPV). In addition, plans for the Louisiana fields include continuing to develop the shallow intervals while exploring the potential of deeper zones. The current focus of Strategic American Oil's Louisiana development is acquiring leases with existing, low-producing wells at minimum cost and reworking them to produce at maximum potential. This method builds revenue through production and increases the Company's core reserves at a fraction of the cost of purchasing established production.
"This project is an excellent example of how our management team is following the low-risk, no-debt strategy," said Jeremy Driver, CEO of Strategic American Oil Corporation.
Highlights of the Company's Louisiana oil exploration and production include:
Denbury Resources acquired the Delhi Field ($50 million acquisition) adjacent to Strategic American Oil's leases. Denbury is developing a secondary/tertiary recovery project using CO2 injection and has completed a ~300-mile CO2 pipeline from Mississippi to the Delhi Field and has begun injection and oil recovery (~200 BOPD) from a portion of the Delhi Field.
Deeper Targets and 3D Seismic
Strategic American Oil feels significant potential exists for deeper zones in the area of the Company's current leases. Denbury Resources recently completed a proprietary 3D seismic shoot covering the Delhi Field area and has been actively leasing deeper rights. Clayton Williams Company is drilling deep Cotton Valley tests (17,500 feet) to the Southwest (on trend) in Ouachita Parish. The Monroe uplift and several recently discovered salt domes just to the south of the Dixon lease may bring these deeper targets much closer to the surface.
In order to evaluate the deeper horizons, as well as possibly expanding current Tuscaloosa sand zones, the Company will seek to complete a 3D seismic shoot in the near future.
The Company has identified numerous existing, low-producing oil well projects that fit its model of development and is in the process of negotiating leases for these projects.
"Seeing production from the Dixon No. 1 well gives us confidence we can develop this project to its full potential," said Driver. "With one other well that needs to be reworked, two additional offset drill targets, and potential for reserves at deeper levels, we believe this project will add to the Company's short and long-term daily oil production and reserve base in Louisiana.
"In my previous experience, I became very familiar with the oil fields of Northern Louisiana, where our leases are situated. I recognize the potential of the area and consider these fields to be of tremendous benefit to Strategic American Oil, not just through our current production, but also through the deeper potential in these wells. I am excited to see future development of these fields and know they can bring significant value to our Company and its shareholders."
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