Sea Dragon acquires an additional development block in the core Gulf of Suez Region
LONDON, Jan. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Sea Dragon Energy Inc. ("Sea Dragon" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SDX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of an equity interest in the South Ramadan Concession located offshore in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
The 26.2 km2 concession, located in 27m of water, contains two proven productive horizons in the Eocene age Thebes and Senonian age Matulla carbonates. These horizons, combined, have produced 3.75 MMBO of light oil (31⁰API) to date from two previously drilled wells tied back to an existing platform.
The concession is also located between the giant Ramadan field (550 MMBO) and the Saqqara field (80 MMBO) both of which produce light oil from the Lower Cretaceous age Nubia sandstones which are the primary development targets within this concession. The work commitment, over the 10 year extension period, is $23MM which consists of 1 new well and facility upgrades.
Sea Dragon is a 12.75% equity owner in the South Ramadan concession with Pico holding 37.5% and operatorship and GPC holding the remaining 50%.
Commenting, Paul Welch, CEO of Sea Dragon, said:
"Securing an interest in this concession underpins our focus on developing reserves and expanding production within the Gulf of Suez Fairway that we have been developing over the last year. The capital raised from the recent sale of our Upper Egypt assets will be redeployed into an area where we've had considerable success and understand the geology well. I am looking forward to reporting on the development of this concession in the coming months. "
About Sea Dragon Energy Inc.
Sea Dragon is an international exploration and development oil company with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East. Activities are currently concentrated in Egypt, with interest in 4 concessions with short and long term potential. For further information please see the website of the Company at www.seadragonenergy.com or the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact should be viewed as forward-looking statements. In particular, statements concerning the 2014 drilling and capital expenditure programs of the NW Gemsa, Shukheir Marine, South Disouq and South Ramadan Concessions and the results referenced or implied herein should be viewed as forward-looking statements. All reserves information contained herein as well as the net present value of such reserves should be considered as forward looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on certain assumptions and although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurances that they may prove to be correct. By their very nature, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties (both general and specific) that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, costs and timing of exploration and production development, availability of capital to fund exploration and development and political, social and other risks inherent in carrying on business in Egypt. See Sea Dragon's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012 for a description of the risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business, including its exploration activities. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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