Powder River Basin Drill Prospect
The Powder River Basin (PRB) has become one of the most active oil and gas basins in North America and has a long history of oil and gas production from more than 4,000' of stacked pay. The PRB has seen a significant increase in exploration and production in recent years from horizontal laterals in the unconventional rocks of the Niobrara and Mowry Shale. Operators are also testing horizontal laterals in the conventional sandstones of the Parkman, Sussex, Shannon and Turner with excellent results. The PRB has attracted multiple large E&P companies including Anadarko Resources, Chesapeake Energy, EOG Resources, Anschutz and Devon Energy. New technology in drilling and completions has the economics to a point where the break even is in $30-$50/Bbl oil in several of the formations.
Eon has identified potential drilling opportunities in the Minnelusa Formation. Prospects are supported by strong economics from wells drilled in the PRB since the 1960's and has good geological support for the presence of hydrocarbons. Factors that make these prospects attractive include:
- Production from the Minnelusa Formation is from conventional vertical wells to a depth of less than 8000'. Improvements in drilling technology, which has come from efficiency improvements in the resource plays, has reduced drilling costs significantly. Drill and complete costs are less than US$1.5 million per well;
- From over 1,300 individual Minnelusa wells drilled, the average cumulative oil production is over 320,000 bbls of oil per well and the average initial production (IP) range is from 185-300 BOPD;
- 100% oil production (no gas) with water drive which results in a low decline rate and long well/field life;
Eon Energy has commenced its land acquisition program for new drilling prospects in the PRB, and this will continue for the foreseeable future, with an aggressive drilling campaign in proposed for 2019. In addition to the Minnelusa, Eon is also targeting the conventional sandstones of the Parkman, Sussex, Shannon and Turner. The company is looking to acquire sufficient acreage to allow exploration to be carried out across multiple prospects and multiple formations.
The Company will provide further updates as new leases are finalized.
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About EON NRG Ltd
EON NRG Ltd (ASX:E2E) is an USA onshore focused energy exploration and production company. The Company's growth path is through drilling of high impact oil exploration wells, supported by its 100% owned and operated long life oil and gas production assets and associated cashflow. The company also has a battery minerals division with prospective leases in Nevada which are at the early stages of low cost exploration.
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