Vecta Energy Corporation

May 02, 2011 23:31 ET

Vecta Energy Provides Upate on Exshaw/Bakken Joint Venture Transaction

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Vecta Energy Corporation (TSX VENTURE:VER) ("Vecta" or the "Company") wishes to provide an update on the joint venture transaction (the "JV") with Vecta Oil & Gas Ltd., ("VOG") as first announced on March 8, 2011.

Under the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement, Vecta is to participate with VOG in an Exshaw/Bakken light oil resource play in north central Montana. The closing date of the transaction was initially set for April 8, 2011, but has now been extended by VOG until May 31, 2011. The extension shall allow Vecta to complete the due diligence review of the VOG assets, including new leases covering lands across leads developed by the technical team at VOG and confirmed by Vecta.

As a result of the ongoing VOG lease acquisition program, we are pleased to announce that the JV acreage now covers interests in more than 117,000 acres (58,500 net to Vecta), a 30% increase over the previously announced 90,000 acres. Vecta and the technical team at VOG continue their extensive geological and petrophysical work on the JV acreage, which indicates thermal maturity, high resistivity, reservoir thicknesses between 8 and 42 metres, source rock thicknesses between 8 and 25 metres and porosities of over 5% that are pervasive across the JV acreage, with highs of as much as 14%.

Management of Vecta continue to be of the view that the JV is in the best interests of the Company and is continuing its efforts to complete the necessary financing, as well as the associated due diligence. Tom Coffman, President of Vecta states "While we are disappointed in the extended period of time it has taken to close this transaction, the analysis that we have done as part of the due diligence process has further validated the numerous merits of the play and the tremendous opportunity presented by the JV."

Closing has also been affected by delays in the financing initiative. To raise funds for Vecta's commitments under the JV, Vecta entered into an engagement letter with Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. ("Wellington") and filed a preliminary prospectus with various securities commissions in an attempt to raise $32.0 million by issuing subscription receipts. Based on feedback received to date, Vecta and VOG are working to amend the JV to address concerns expressed in the market in the course of securing the necessary capital. In conjunction with the extension for closing and the revision and amendment of the Joint Venture Agreement, the Secured Loan Holders have agreed to extend the maturity of the Secured Loans to June 30, 2011.

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