US-based Petrolia Energy has acquired a 25 per cent working interest in the Luseland, Hearts Hill, and Cuthbert fields, located in Southwest Saskatchewan and Eastern Alberta, Canada.
The acquisition consists of working interests in a total of 64 sections (approximately 41,526 acres) with 240 oil and 12 natural gas wells producing on the properties.
Average aggregate total production/sales from the purchased properties for the last 5 months was approximately 1,290 barrels of oil per day (boepd) (1,222 bopd of oil and 68 boepd of natural gas) and a 25 per cent interest nets approximately 322 boepd.
Zel C. Khan, the CEO/President of Petrolia, commented: "This was a fantastic acquisition for our Company. With the implementation of new technology and modern methodology, we believe production and life expectancy can be dramatically increased. The cash-flow, proven reserves, and behind pipe upside, will all play a part in our continued pursuit to build shareholder value.”
Petrolia said in a statement that it believes there is significant potential in these assets beyond primary recovery through the implementation of water flood/pressure support, as well as numerous reactivations and infill drilling opportunities, in addition to the opportunity to reduce operating expenditures. We believe these efforts would significantly extend the life of, and increase recoverability of reserves from, the assets.