Crocotta Energy Inc.

Crocotta Energy Inc.

June 29, 2011 06:00 ET

Crocotta Energy Signs Farm-In Agreement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2011) - Crocotta Energy Inc. ("Crocotta" or the "Company") (TSX:CTA) is pleased to announce it has signed a farm-in agreement ("Agreement") in the Edson area of Alberta targeting liquids-rich gas in the Bluesky formation.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Crocotta will earn up to 11 (9.0 net) sections of land including all rights from the base of Cardium to the base of Bluesky. Crocotta has agreed to drill 2 (1.5 net) Bluesky horizontal wells to earn 100% of the farmor's working interest subject to a non-convertible GORR retained by the framor. Crocotta plans to drill the first earning well (0.5 net) early in Q411 with the second commitment well to be drilled late 2011 or early 2012.

Crocotta has identified up to 28 (20 net) horizontal locations on the farm-in lands targeting the liquids-rich Bluesky formation. The additional locations increases Crocotta's estimated drilling inventory of Bluesky horizontals to 52 net locations from the previous 32 net locations. The farm-in lands are in the immediate vicinity to Crocotta's infrastructure and current operations which provide significant synergies to further enhance the value of the farm-in lands.

Crocotta's current estimated production is over 4,000 boepd (approximately 40% oil and liquids) and Crocotta is continuing with an active drilling program throughout the summer and into the fall.

Forward-Looking Information

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More particularly and without limitation, this document contains forward looking statements and information relating to the Company's oil, NGLs and natural gas production, oil and natural gas reserves, capital programs, and oil, NGLs, and natural gas commodity prices. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including expectations and assumptions relating to prevailing commodity prices and exchange rates, applicable royalty rates and tax laws, future well production rates, the performance of existing wells, the success of drilling new wells, the availability of capital to undertake planned activities and the availability and cost of labour and services.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general such as operational risks in development, exploration and production, delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures, the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production rates, costs and expenses, commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, marketing and transportation, environmental risks, competition, the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources and changes in tax, royalty and environmental legislation. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this document are made as of the date hereof for the purpose of providing the readers with the Company's expectations for the coming year. The forward-looking statements and information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

BOE Conversions

Barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 mcf: 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

Contact Information

  • Crocotta Energy Inc.
    Robert Zakresky
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 538-3736

    Crocotta Energy Inc.
    Nolan Chicoine
    Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 538-3738

    Crocotta Energy Inc.
    700, 639 5th Ave SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M9
    (403) 538-3737
    (403) 538-3735 (FAX)