Hawk Announces Sask. Farm-in Deal
Hawk Exploration Ltd. (the "Corporation") along with its 50 percent operating partner have entered into a strategic farm-in agreement (the "Agreement") with a public oil and gas company (the "Farmor") in its core area of Seagram Lake in western Saskatchewan. The Agreement allows Hawk to earn an interest in up to twelve gross (6 - net) sections of land prospective for Duperow (Leduc equivalent) heavy oil immediately adjacent to Hawk's existing crown acreage in the area. With this Agreement, Hawk currently owns or has access to 24 (12 - net) sections of land at Seagram Lake.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Hawk plans to drill one (0.5 net) vertical test well on the farm-in lands prior to June 30, 2011 to evaluate the Duperow formation for potential horizontal development. Based on the results of the vertical test well and at the election of Hawk and its partner, a horizontal or dual-leg horizontal test well could be kicked off from the vertical test well. Hawk and its partner can earn two (1 -net) sections for drilling a vertical test well, four (2 - net) sections for a single leg horizontal test well and eleven (5.5 net) sections of land for a dual-leg horizontal test well in exchange for 7.5% non-convertible gross overriding royalty to the Farmor. All of the farm-in lands were acquired at crown land sales and are eligible for existing Saskatchewan crown royalty incentive programs.
The Corporation has also commenced drilling operations at its first dual-leg horizontal (0.5 - net) well at Seagram Lake adjacent to Hawk's existing producing Duperow well.
Hawk is an emerging exploration company engaged in the exploration, development and production of conventional crude oil and natural gas in western Canada and is based in Calgary, Alberta.