Eaglewood Energy Inc.

Eaglewood Energy Inc.

December 03, 2013 09:00 ET

Eaglewood Energy Announces PPL 259 Farmout

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - Eaglewood Energy Inc. ("Eaglewood") (TSX VENTURE:EWD) is pleased to announce that it has executed a farmout agreement with Ketu Petroleum Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Oil Ltd (ASX:HZN) ("Horizon") for 20% of Eaglewood's 65% participating interest in PPL 259 in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. On completion of the transaction, Eaglewood will continue to own a 45% participating interest in PPL 259 and retain operatorship.

Horizon currently has a 25% participating interest in PPL 259 which, after completion of the farmout, will be increased to 45%. Further, upon completion of Horizon's sale to Osaka Gas of 40% of its PNG interests (announced in May 2013) its participating interest in PPL 259 will be reduced to 35%. Accordingly, on completion of the farmout announced today and the Osaka Gas deal, the equity interests in PPL 259 will be Eaglewood 45% (operator), Horizon 35%, Osaka Gas 10% and Mega Fortune International 10%. Horizon is also the operator of PRL 4 which contains the Stanley discovery adjacent to PPL 259 and PRL 21 (which contains the Elevala, Ketu and Tingu discoveries) adjacent to the Ubuntu-1 gas condensate discovery in PRL-28, in which Eaglewood has a 40% participating interest and is operator.

To earn the additional 20% participating interest in PPL 259, Horizon will be required to pay to Eaglewood approximately USD $ 3.75 million for Eaglewood's sunk costs, and in addition to Horizon funding its 35% participating interest, it will be required to pay USD $5 million of Eaglewood's expenses for the next PPL 259 well.

It is currently expected that the next PPL-259 exploration well will spud during the first half of 2014, although the exact timing of the well is yet to be finalised with Horizon and the other PPL-259 participants.

The completion of the farmout transaction is conditional upon receipt of regulatory approvals and certain other customary conditions.

CEO Brad Hurtubise commented, "We are very pleased, upon closing of this farmout transaction, to be fully funded to drill our next well in PPL 259 and have some incremental capital to help finance our participation in the Stanley development or secure additional seismic to identify our next drilling location. We are also pleased to be furthering our relationship with a knowledgeable and experienced partner like Horizon, who will be operating the next well. We expect, subject to rig availability, the well will spud in the first half of next year."

Eaglewood is a junior Canadian oil and gas exploration company that trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EWD".

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This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Eaglewood does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required under Canadian securities legislation.
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Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


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