CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2014) - Waldron Energy Corporation ("Waldron" or the "Corporation") (TSX:WDN) is pleased to provide an operational update regarding its 100% working interest in the Waldron Ferrybank 16-14-043-28W4 horizontal Upper Mannville (Falher) well (the "16-14 well" or the "well"), which was successfully completed during the first half of August 2014.
The Corporation has now successfully brought the well on continuous production and it is currently producing at a facility restricted rate of approximately 2 MMscf/d of raw natural gas plus natural gas liquids, which represents estimated sales volumes of approximately 400 boe per day.
This is the Corporation's first horizontal Falher zone liquids-rich natural gas well drilled at Ferrybank and is an extension of the Ferrybank Upper Mannville I channel sand by three miles. The Corporation is currently in the process of licensing a second well and is also in the process of making applications to increase the drill spacing to three wells per section on its Ferrybank land base prospective for Falher gas production, consistent with other companies in the area. Waldron owns five sections of P&NG mineral rights directly on trend. Three competitor horizontal Falher wells recently drilled on adjacent acreage averaged publicly reported production of approximately 3.2 MMscf/d raw gas plus liquids as a 90 day initial production rate.
The Corporation currently has no reserves assigned to this play. On a reserves basis, these wells are budgeted to add approximately 1 Bcf of natural gas plus 80 Mstb of natural gas liquids (total of 250 Mboe) per well in reserve volumes.
Waldron is a Calgary, Alberta based corporation engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas. The Corporation's common shares are currently listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "WDN." Additional information regarding Waldron is available under the Corporation's profile at www.sedar.com or at the Corporation's website, www.waldronenergy.ca.
Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Corporation's plans and other aspects of the Corporation's anticipated future operations, strategies, financial and operating results and business opportunities. These forward-looking statements may include opinions, assumptions, estimates, management's assessment of value, reserves, future plans and operations.
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Forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcome will not occur, including, without limitation: risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation; loss of markets; volatility of commodities prices; currency fluctuations; imprecision of reserves estimates; environmental risks; competition from other producers; inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; general economic conditions; delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals; and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.
Although Waldron believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and you should not rely unduly on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable law, Waldron does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Note Regarding BOEs
The term barrel of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A conversion ratio for gas of 6 mcf:1 boe is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency conversion ratio of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis is misleading as an indication of value.