SOURCE: US Natural Gas Corp

February 01, 2011 10:45 ET

US Natural Gas Corp Acquires Workover Rig to Enhance Oil Production

KY Subsidiary Completing Due Diligence on 25 Well Acquisition

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - US Natural Gas Corp (OTCBB: UNGS), an energy exploration company with operations in the Appalachian Basin, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a workover rig to help further enhance oil production on the Company's Kentucky leasehold block.

The Company anticipates taking delivery of the Smeal workover rig during the month of February. The rig will be mobilized to select producing wells to pull rods, tubing, pumps, and replace cups. Upon completion, operational focus will be shifted to the Detweiler lease in Hart County, Kentucky where the rig will be utilized to bail eight open wellbores to determine fluid productivity. Management will then determine whether to complete further downhole studies, stimulate the wells via hydraulic fracturing, immediately place the wells into production, or plug the wells. 

The Company's KY subsidiary is currently completing due diligence on the acquisition of a 25 well package located on approximately 1000 acres in Edmonson County, KY. Initial production from the wells as a group is anticipated to be in the range of 5-10 BOD.

"The acquisition of the workover rig will allow us to address each well as needed in a much more timely and economical fashion in an effort to increase productivity," stated Wayne Anderson, President of US Natural Gas Corp. "By tending to our currently producing wells and placing new wells into production, the Company continues to work towards its goal of 500 barrels of production per month. We expect to make a decision on the Edmonson County project prior to month's end and will update shareholders as negotiations progress."

About US Natural Gas Corp

US Natural Gas Corp is an independent energy company principally engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mature long-lived oil and natural gas properties. The company's current operations are concentrated in the Appalachian Basin within the states of Kentucky and West Virginia with core assets consisting of 17,000 acres of mineral rights leases and interest in approximately 150 oil and gas wells. www.usnatgascorp.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    US Natural Gas Corp
    Shannon Bell
    Executive Assistant
    (727) 824-2800
    ir@usnatgascorp.com