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.
LLOG Exploration plans to bring eight wells online this year, including two at the Stonefly development in Viosca Knoll.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based independent reported June 24 average test rates of about 2,500 barrels of oil equivalents per day (boe/d) for its Horned Frog F #A1H and F #B1H in La Salle County, Texas.
Optionality and infrastructure are key onshore and offshore as operators bring down costs.