SOURCE: Victory Energy

Victory Energy

May 19, 2011 15:10 ET

Victory Energy Provides Market Update for Tunis Creek Prospect

Oil and Gas Shows Discovered; Target Depth of 7,500 Feet Near

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Victory Energy Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VYEY), through its partnership with Aurora Energy Partners, today announced that its recently acquired Tunis Creek oil and gas prospect has reached a drilling depth of 6,855 feet and is on schedule. The well spud on April 22, 2011 and has a target depth of 7,500 feet.

Two of the three target formations have been reached: Wichita Albany and Wolfcamp. Both have tested gas shows with some oil in the pit. The Wolfcamp formation was drill stem tested (DST) and showed twenty-eight feet of possible pay. The Wichita Albany formation showed approximately eighteen feet of possible pay on the mud log.

The third and primary target formation, the Ellenberger, is currently being entered and will be drill stem tested at multiple intervals over the next few days. The prospect is up dip of a well that produced over 20,000 barrels of oil from the Ellenberger formation.

Robert Miranda, Victory Energy's chairman and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased with the quality of these initial results. The gas shows alone could make this the best well that Victory Energy has drilled to date. Now that we are entering the primary Ellenberger target formation, we anticipate that our drilling rate will slow down to allow for multiple DST tests of the formation. Current mud log data from the top of the Ellenberger formation is encouraging."

Victory holds a 5 percent working interest and a 3.75 percent net revenue interest in this oil focused prospect.

About the Tunis Creek Prospect
The company acquired its interest in the prospect from well-known Midland, Texas based V-F Petroleum Inc., who is also the operator of the well. The Tunis Creek prospect is located twenty-five miles due east of Fort Stockton, Texas, in eastern Pecos County, and is surrounded by significant hydrocarbon shows in all targeted horizons.

The prospect is within the Central Basin Platform of the prolific Permian Basin and is located up dip of a previously producing oil and gas well. Hydrocarbon delivery infrastructure is nearby. The operator plans to drill the Tunis Creek prospect to a total depth of 7,500 feet. The 1,600 acre lease comprises two sections of block 20, University Lands survey.

Just over two thirds of a mile to the east-northeast in the same section, Midwest Oil opened the one-well Renaud & Tunstill field. That Midwest Oil well (1 University) is down dip of the Tunis Creek prospect and was completed in 1960. The 1 University well pumped 248 barrels of 43-degree oil per day from the Ellenburger formation at 6,810-95 feet. Production for the 1 University well through 1965 totaled over 20 thousand barrels of oil and 1.65 million cubic feet of casinghead gas.

About Victory Energy Corporation
Victory Energy Corporation is engaged in the exploration, acquisition, development, and exploitation of oil and gas properties. The company endeavors to utilize its broad range of oil and gas industry relationships to acquire small interests in a large volume of low- to moderate-risk oil and gas prospects. A cornerstone of this strategy is an emphasis on developing and maintaining relationships with proven, well established oil and gas exploration and development companies.

Prospect acquisitions are ideally weighted toward oil, although natural gas projects with high btu content, favorable above-market pricing and modest decline rates will also be targeted. Targeted prospects generally provide the company with a rapid return of capital while offering multiple well locations for additional drilling on an established trend. The model asset portfolio is geologically and geographically diversified. The company's current producing oil and gas assets are located in the United States.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Robert J. Miranda
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    714.480.0305

    Investor Relations
    714.227.0391