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Caza Oil & Gas Announces Initial Production Forehand Ranch Bone Spring Test Well
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 28, 2012 02:00 AM
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 -- Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX:CAZ)(AIM:CAZA) is pleased to provide a production update for the Company's Forehand Ranch 27 State Com No. 1H horizontal Bone Spring well on its Forehand Ranch Prospect in Eddy County, New Mexico.
The Forehand Ranch 27 State Com No. 1H horizontal Bone Spring well was fracture stimulated in the 2nd Bone Spring Sand in twelve stages and has been producing under controlled flowback for two weeks. The well continues to clean up, but production has stabilised. In the past 24 hours, the well recovered hydrocarbons and frac fluids at a gross rate of approximately 1,631 barrels (bbls), producing 170 bbls of oil, 103 thousand cubic feet of natural gas, which equates to 187 bbls of oil equivalent, and 1,444 bbls of frac fluid.
Caza has a 54.83% working interest before payout (42.02% net revenue interest) and a 63.00% working interest after payout (48.27% net revenue interest) in the Forehand Ranch 27 State Com No. 1H well.
The Bone Spring formation in Lea and Eddy Counties, New Mexico, contains multiple potential pay zones for oil and liquids-rich natural gas. Caza's current prospects in the horizontal Bone Spring play are Lynch, Forehand Ranch, Lennox, Copperline, Mad River, Azotea Mesa, Bradley 29, Two Mesas, Quail Ridge, West Rover and West Copperline. The Company is well positioned with approximately 4,100 net acres in the play, and management continues to monitor opportunities to build on Caza's current acreage position.
W. Michael Ford, Chief Executive Officer commented:
"This is a good result for Caza's first horizontal 2nd Bone Spring well and falls within the Company's matrix for return on investment in the play. In addition to adding cash flow and reserve value, this result has created multiple development opportunities in various potential pay zones associated with the Forehand Ranch Property. We are particularly enthusiastic about the potential associated with the 3rd Bone Spring Sand on the property. With this result, the Company continues its success in the Bone Spring play, and we plan to commence drilling operations on our Lennox Property in Lea County, New Mexico in January 2013."
"We are also pleased to announce that the Company successfully acquired two new leases in the Bone Spring play at the December 2012 State of New Mexico Oil & Gas Lease Sale on two new prospects, West Rover and West Copperline, totaling 800 gross and net acres."
Caza is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the following regions of the United States of America through its subsidiary, Caza Petroleum, Inc.: Permian Basin (West Texas and Southeast New Mexico) and Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast (on-shore).
In accordance with AIM Rules - Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies, the information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Anthony B. Sam, Vice President Operations of Caza who is a Petroleum Engineer and a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Such information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "schedule", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "hope", "project", "predict", "potential", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "develop", "test", "anticipation", "looks to be" and similar expressions. In particular, information regarding timing of and information to be obtained from drilling operations, completion operations and future production ratios, cash flows and reserve values contained in this news release constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws.
Implicit in this information, are assumptions regarding the success and timing of drilling operations, rig availability, projected production, projected revenue and expenses and well performance. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual future operations, operating results and economic performance of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic, market and business conditions, well performance and operating risks and could differ materially from what is currently expected as set out above. The Forehand Ranch 27 State Com No. 1H horizontal Bone Spring well is in early stages of production, and the tests disclosed herein are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery.
For more exhaustive information on these risks and uncertainties you should refer to the Company's most recently filed annual information form which is available at www.sedar.com and the Company's website at www.cazapetro.com. You should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While we may elect to, we are under no obligation and do not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as may be required by securities laws.
Boe or barrel of oil equivalent may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion of six thousand cubic feet: 1 barrel is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the well head.
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.
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