SOURCE: Victory Energy Corporation

January 04, 2011 18:08 ET

Victory Energy Corporation Purchases Option on Texas Natural Gas Field

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Victory Energy Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VYEY) today announced that on December 31, 2010, it entered into an option agreement to acquire an oil and gas lease in a 1,000 acre tract of South Padre Island, Texas.

The option gives Victory Energy the exclusive right to acquire an oil and gas lease at the property for a period of one year. Under the terms of the option, Victory Energy will have full access to the land and may conduct geophysical or seismic testing of the land to ascertain the potential gas reserves.

Padre Island Gas Field is located 15 miles north of Port Isabel, Texas. The field was discovered by Gulf Oil in 1960 and produced approximately 3.8 billion cubic feet (BCF) to October 1, 1980 from two Miocene Sands at 6,000 feet and 6,500 feet. Three wellbores are currently shut-in and will be re-evaluated for activation. These wells were producing 14 million cubic feet (MMCF) per month when they were shut-in in 2002. One of the wells could be recompleted at 6,000 feet, and another could be put on pump to flow gas up the backside. In addition, there is a 4 foot gas sand on water at 1,712 feet indicated by well logs and a gas core that has not been previously produced. A formation test of this sand had immediate pressure of 465 psi.

A successful completion of this sand could have potential of 2 BCF proved undeveloped reserves (PUD) of natural gas. There is an intact pipeline available to transport gas to onshore facilities. Compression facilities could be installed to further recover gas. The wells are located on Padre Island and are accessible by road. 

The optioned property contains three previously producing gas wells and the delivery infrastructure to transport the gas to onshore facilities. Victory Energy will have a 100 percent working interest and 75 percent net revenue interest in this project.

Robert Miranda, Victory Energy's Chairman and interim CEO, stated, "As part of our due diligence on the site, we will thoroughly evaluate these wells and the pipeline infrastructure to determine their viability. During the option period, we will also explore for additional drilling opportunities.

"This addition to our company's portfolio of assets marks a new beginning for Victory Energy. The area around South Padre Island is well-known for its natural gas reserves and should offer our company the potential for increasing our output. Our hope for this site, and our reason for acquiring this option, is that it will produce enough natural gas to complement our revenue stream from our already-producing Adams-Baggett gas wells located in Ozona, Texas."

About Victory Energy Corporation
Victory Energy Corporation is engaged in the exploration, acquisition, development, and exploitation of oil and gas properties. The company's current producing assets are located in the state of Texas.

Victory Energy seeks to identify proven development prospects, conduct thorough geological and engineering evaluations and then target suitable farm-in partners for long term development of additional prospects.

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