For Immediate Release
New York, NY, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Petro River Oil Corp (OTCBB: PTRC) (“Petro River” or the “Company”), an independent oil and gas exploration company, announced today it will spud the Cattani-Rennie 47X-15 exploration well (the “CR 47X”) in the Sunset Boulevard prospect in Kern County, California this week.
The CR 47X will be the first well drilled by Petro River and its partners in the Sunset Boulevard prospect based on recently acquired 3-D seismic, which has identified several prospects in the Kern County field. The Kern County field has potential prospective resources totaling up to 50 million barrels of oil in multiple pay zone opportunities. The CR 47X well will cost approximately $2 million and will be drilled to a depth of 9,000 feet. The CR 47X will test both the upper Miocene development opportunity and sub-trust Jewett and Vedder sandstone targets. Initial results are expected in approximately 30 days.
Petro River owns a 19.25% interest in the Kern County field based on a 13.75% direct working interest and 5.5% indirect working interest through its 20% equity investment in Horizon Energy Partners, LLC. Historically, since its 1933 discovery, this area of Kern County has produced over 100 million barrels of oil and equivalents from six distinct reservoirs. Our 3-D survey constitutes the first modern seismic data (including both 2-D and 3-D) acquired over this geologically complex field resulting in potential prospective resources totaling over 50 million barrels of oil.
“Petro River is continuing its 3-D seismic strategy, following multiple successes in Osage County, Oklahoma to identify overlooked and much larger prospects in California. Success in the Kern County field will have a significant impact on cashflow, reserves and drilling inventory for Petro River,” stated Stephen Brunner, President of Petro River.
ABOUT: PETRO RIVER OIL CORP
Petro River Oil Corp. (OTCBB: PTRC) is an independent energy company with its core holdings in Northeast Oklahoma and Kern County, California. Petro River’s strategy is to apply modern technology, such as 3-D Seismic analysis to exploit hydrocarbon-prone resources in historically prolific plays and underexplored prospective basins to build reserves and to create value for the Company and its shareholders. Petro River owns a 20% equity interest in Horizon Energy Partners, LLC and its’ president, Stephen Brunner, is also a member of the Board of Managers of Horizon Energy Partners, LLC.
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