Strata-X Energy Ltd. (TSXV: SXE) announced March 5 it signed an agreement with an undisclosed third party to acquire a producing horizontal well and 23,595 net acres of exploration leases adjacent to the its existing Vail Oil Project for $2.25 million.
Not including this acquisition, Strata-X has 100% net working interests in oil and gas exploration rights on 49,200 net acres covering the Vail Oil Project in the Illinois Basin. Upon completion, the Denver-based company will have 100% of 72,795 net acres in the Illinois Basin.
Strata-X will fund the acquisition with exisiting cash reserves. The acquisition is expected to close March 20.
The new recoverable resource estimate, which jumped by 2 Bboe, excludes the Uaru discovery.
Eni has made a gas and condensate discovery in the Mahani exploration prospect located onshore in the Area B Concession of Sharjah (UAE) on Jan. 27, which was awarded to Eni in the first International Competitive Exploration Licensing Round conducted by the Petroleum Council of Sharjah.
Companies added three oil rigs in the week to Jan. 24, bringing the total count to 676, energy services firm Baker Hughes Co. said in its weekly report.