SOURCE: Worthington Energy, Inc.

Worthington Energy, Inc.

May 08, 2014 11:40 ET

Worthington Energy Intends to Capitalize on Offset Drilling Opportunities

Offset Drilling Programs Require Virtually No Finding Cost

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 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 Offset Well drilling opportunities that the Company intends to utilize as it prepares to begin oil recovery operations in Southeast Kansas.

"Energy technology is only one of the many benefits that the ADR asset purchase brings to Worthington," stated Worthington Energy President and COO, Mr. Charlie Adams. "Another benefit is a sizable land base. When you capture the land, you capture the value. Worthington can now grow organically by adding projects from its existing land base at a very low cost. Offset well drilling is an excellent example of the potential opportunities for substantial, low cost growth."

An Offset Well is a well drilled on property in geographic proximity to an existing, producing wellbore. Within the Oil & Gas industry these wells are categorized as Proved Undeveloped wells (PUDs).The existing wellbore provides information (offset data) used in planning and developing the offset well. This data minimizes the capital cost of locating an optimal drilling site. Without this data, well planning is an expensive and risky undertaking.

"Recovering oil reserves is always a function of price and technology," continued Mr. Adams. "Traditionally, finding oil has been the most risky part of the business. The costs of exploring for and developing oil and gas reserves and the costs to purchase properties or acquire leases that might contain oil and gas reserves are significant. Conversely, offset drilling has virtually no finding cost which makes this one of the safest, most low risk investments in the energy industry today."

"Offset completions are yielding a reserve value five times the cost of drilling a traditional well and new offset wells can be drilled, completed and producing in a matter of days. Worthington fully intends to capitalize on the competitive and economic advantages provided by offset drilling. The Company is positioned to have long-term, steady production growth guided by an excellent management team and I am excited about the opportunities ahead of us," concluded Mr. Adams.

About Worthington
Worthington engages in the acquisition, exploration, development and drilling of oil and natural gas properties. 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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