FX, American Eagle to Explore Alberta Bakken in NW Montana
FX Energy, Inc. on Monday announced the signing of an agreement with American Eagle Energy, Inc., and Big Sky Operating LLC, to jointly explore approximately 75,000 acres in the Alberta Bakken in Northwest Montana. FX Energy's 10,000 acre field in the Southwest Cut Bank Sand Unit will be included in the joint exploration program and the Company will own a one-third interest in the overall project.
The companies plan to drill a minimum of three vertical wells to evaluate the potential of the acreage over the next several months. If the tests confirm the potential that the companies believe exists in the project area, the wells will be drilled horizontally and fracked. The drilling contractor for the wells will be the Company's wholly owned subsidiary FX Drilling Company.
"Since our partners were among the first movers in the Williston Basin Bakken play, their technical expertise is a valuable addition to the joint venture. We expect to drill and test several wells this year and if successful, our acreage position is sufficiently large to accommodate a continuous drilling program for years to come," said Andy Pierce VP of Operations for FX Energy.
FX Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with production in the US and Poland. The Company's main exploration activity is focused on Poland's Permian Basin where the gas-bearing Rotliegend sandstone is a direct analog to the Southern Gas Basin offshore England.