announced today through its subsidiary Cress Oil, Inc., an independent exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas that it has executed a deal with Granite Group Energy, LLC, owned by BayCorp Holdings, Ltd for 21,112 aggregate net acres in the Popular West Prospect Area in East Central Montana. The transaction price is Fifteen Million ($15,000,000.00). The company is expected to close the transaction within 70 days.
The primary objective of the Popular West Prospect is the Bakken formation whereby the area is thermally mature and oil saturated. The Popular Dome was the site of some of the earliest drilling in the Williston Basin back in 1924, and the first production from the area was established in 1952 and has produced over 70 MMBO. Cress intends to drill multiple wells in the western flank of the Popular Dome.
"Our acreage position in the Bakken gives the company a big footprint for exploration and production,” said Atul Trivedi, chief executive officer of Cress Oil, Inc. Our average cost, after the closing, is relatively low at $710 per acre. Our acquisition of the Popular Dome provides us with additional drilling opportunities and strong visible growth as the company begins to aggressively execute its 2012 and 2013 drilling program."
A U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered volumes of 3.65 billion barrels of oil, 1.85 trillion cubic feet of associated/dissolved natural gas, and 148 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Bakken Formation of the Williston Basin Province, Montana and North Dakota.
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