Strata-X Energy Ltd.

Strata-X Energy Ltd.

February 09, 2015 17:30 ET

Strata-X Energy Ltd.: Blue Spruce #1 Completed for Oil Production

DENVER, COLORADO and BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 9, 2015) - The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd. ("Strata-X" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SXE)(ASX:SXA) announce that further to the Company's press release dated February 2, 2015, after successfully testing two oil zones in the Blue Spruce #1 well on the Illinois Shallow Oil Project, the well has been set up for production in the Aux Vases formation. The testing consisted of individually perforating and swabbing 3 of the 4 interpreted oil zones starting with the bottom zone and continuing to the top zone. The Company has determined that 2 of the 3 tested zones, the Middle McClosky and Aux Vases, the main targets of the well, are expected to be commercially productive.

The successful stimulation of the Aux Vases formation late last week resulted in 10 barrels of fluid entry per hour with a 25% cut of light oil. Following installation of long-term production facilities, the oil cut is expected to increase as the water pumped into the formation during the stimulation is recovered.(1)

Production tubing, rods and a downhole pump were placed in the hole to individually produce the Aux Vases formation. At a later date, pending the near-term productivity evaluation of the Aux Vases formation, the Company may elect to comingle the Aux Vases production with the Middle McClosky formation in the well.

Pending positive commercial oil flow results, the Company intends to drill offsetting production wells during 2015. Permitting is underway and the next well is planned for March 2015.

The area has experienced a warmer than normal winter resulting in muddy ground conditions. The installation of facilities required for long-term production may be delayed until conditions improve.

About Strata-X

Strata-X is a Denver, Colorado (USA) based company and is engaged in the business of oil and gas exploration and development with a variety of exploration opportunities in North Dakota, California, Texas, Illinois and Western Australia and production and development opportunities in California. Strata-X has 156,584,977 common shares outstanding and trades under the symbol "SXE" on the TSX-V and "SXA" on the ASX.

(1) Results are from the Blue Spruce #1 well, located in Wayne County, Illinois, on a 160 acre lease held by the Company with a private owner of the mineral rights. Strata-X owns a 100% working interest in the well where the targeted formations consist of limestone carbonates and sandstones varying in depths between 2,900' and 3,250' feet. Results are from swab testing over a 3 day period between the zones tested. To date recoveries during the swab testing consisted of natural gas, crude oil, stimulation fluid and formation water. One of the two zones tested to date was stimulated with approximately 24,000lbs hydraulic fracture treatment.

This announcement was made in Canada for the TSX.V and in Australia for the ASX.

Public documents for Strata-X Energy Ltd. can be found at SEDAR (Canada) ( and (Australia).


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Contact Information

  • Strata-X Energy Ltd.
    Tim Hoops (USA)
    +1 855-463-2400

    Strata-X Energy Ltd.
    Colin Christensen (Canada)
    Investor Relations
    +1 403-483-8363

    Strata-X Energy Ltd.
    Julia Maguire (Australia)
    Investor Relations
    +61 419 815 386