SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Worthington Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: WGAS) ("Worthington" or the "Company"), an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and drilling of oil and natural gas properties, takes this opportunity to discuss the EcoLift Artificial Lift System (Patents Pending #61896838 and #61897237) developed by American Dynamic Resources, Inc. ("ADR"). As initially reported on March 12, 2014, Worthington entered into a Definitive Agreement to acquire the oil and gas assets of ADR and Heavy Oil Technology and Intellectual Property from ADR President and CEO, Mr. Charles Adams.
Over the past 24 months, ADR has developed and tested their EcoLift System, an artificial lift system for shallow wells (100' to 1,000'). The EcoLift system produces oil by utilizing compressed air pumped through a series of valves resulting in oil jetting to the surface where it can be stored. The system has few down-hole working parts, reducing maintenance and downtime which increases oil production.
Field testing on the EcoLift has revealed several primary advantages over traditional lift systems:
- 85% reduction in Installation costs;
- 90% reduction in Weight decreases Transportation costs;
- 85% reduction in Maintenance costs;
- Constructed from long-life non-corrosive materials;
- Environmentally Sound.
"The EcoLift reduces lifting costs and capital requirements," stated ADR President and CEO, Mr. Charles A. Adams. "Unlike traditional production methods that use steel pipe and heavy rigs for installation, the EcoLift is constructed with non-corrosive, light polyethylene pipe that can be easily spooled into the well. The EcoLift weighs 90% less than traditional Rod Pump systems, reducing capital costs as well as transportation and handling costs."
"Traditional systems used to lift shallow oil have many working parts at the surface that wear out over time causing leaks and spills," continued Mr. Adams. "The EcoLift dramatically improves oil production economics while eliminating many of the serious environmental risks from common leaks and spills associated with traditional oil production methods."
"ADR is improving upon production methods that have been employed for nearly a century, with new, environmentally sound technology," said Worthington Energy Chairman and CEO, Charles F. Volk. "ADR's EcoLift reduces oil lifting costs and lessens environmental liability. In addition, EcoLift's improved production economics decrease long term exposure to adverse market conditions."
Worthington is an energy turnaround company whose strategy is to acquire cash flow producing properties with proved and probable reserves, develop the fields by reworking existing wells and drilling new wells. Worthington was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, CA.
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