SOURCE: Synergy Resources Corporation

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June 10, 2013 08:00 ET

Synergy Resources Announces Operated Horizontal Drilling Plans in the Wattenberg Field

PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - June 10, 2013) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG) ("Synergy" or the "Company") announced its 18-month capital budget for the period ending August 31, 2014. The budget calls for a one rig horizontal drilling program on the Company's 17,046 net acres in the Wattenberg Field. The Company plans on spending $154 million on drilling and completion activity, $144 million of which will be dedicated to the drilling of twenty-five net operated horizontal wells and seven net non-operated horizontal wells in the Wattenberg Field. The Company will also spend $10 million on drilling six operated and six non-operated vertical wells in the Wattenberg Field and $35 million on additional leasehold acquisitions in the Wattenberg Field, as well as for corporate purposes, including working capital.

The following table lays out the 18-month drilling and completion budget as of March 1, 2013:

   18-Month Drilling and Completion Budget ending 8/31/2014
   Net Operated  Net Non-Operated  Total Net Wells  Well Cost ($MM)  Drilling Budget ($MM)
Wattenberg Field                
  Horizontal  25  7  32  4.5  $144.0
  Vertical  6  6  12  0.8   9.6
Total  31  13  44     $153.6

Synergy recently announced that it had completed drilling the first of five horizontal wells on the Renfroe pad and has since commenced drilling operations on the second well. After drilling the five wells, Ensign Rig #17 will move to a nearby lease and begin drilling from a second five or six well pad. Synergy plans on beginning the completion of all five wells on the Renfroe lease in late July or early August 2013.

On June 4, 2013, Synergy announced that its reserve borrowing base had increased from $47.0 million to $75.0 million under the terms of its $150.0 million credit facility.


Synergy is a Colorado-based independent exploration and production company focused primarily on the development of its approximately 17,046 net acres in the Wattenberg Field in the Denver-Julesburg Basin ("D-J Basin") in Weld County, Colorado. In addition to the Company's Wattenberg Field acreage position, it has also assembled approximately 20,040 net acres directly to the northeast of the Wattenberg Field (the "Northern Extension Area"), which Synergy believes to be prospective for the Niobrara and Greenhorn formations. 


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