VANCOUVER, July 24 /CNW/ - Stream Oil & Gas Ltd. (Stream) TSX-V: "SKO" is
a Canadian-based emerging oil and gas production, development and exploration
company with assets in Albania focusing on the re-activation and
re-development of three oil fields, and a gas and condensate field, all of
which are in production.
Stream's shares will begin trading on the TSX-V July 25, 2008.
Stream has entered into Petroleum Agreements with Albpetrol Sh.A. the
Albanian state exploration and production company, to evaluate and redevelop
the fields under four separate 25-year license agreements with Albania's
National Petroleum Agency. Stream has the rights to take-over the operations
of all wells in the fields and produce the remaining reserves. Takeover of the
wells is being completed in stages.
Under the Agreements Stream is entitled to 100% of the incremental
production and a share of current baseline production. The operations are
subject to royalties of between 2% and 6% based on an R factor of revenues and
To earn its rights under the Agreements, Stream is required to spend a
total US$4.8 million over an 18 month period in respect of the oil fields and
24 months for the Delvina gas field. Stream started taking over wells from
Albpetrol in November 2007.
Stream's portfolio of producing oil and gas assets includes:
- Gorischt-Kocul heavy oil field - discovered in 1965, a 15 API
limestone field currently producing from 135 wells out of 295. The
Company is now running a staged rehabilitation program on
13 producing wells in the field and has taken over another 14 for
reactivation. Field production is around 925 bop/d, of which 26 bop/d
are attributable to Stream as at June 30, 2008.
- Ballsh-Hekaj heavy oil field - discovered in 1966, an 11 API
limestone field currently producing from 81 wells out of 212. The
Company is conducting a staged rehabilitation program on 16 producing
wells in the field and has taken over another 8 for reactivation.
Field production is 550 bop/d, of which 53 bop/d are attributable to
Stream as at June 30.
- Cakran-Mollaj medium oil field - discovered in 1977, a 25 API
limestone field currently producing from 27 wells out of 65. The
Company is currently working on infrastructure upgrades. Once a
proper rig is available the Company will conduct a staged
rehabilitation program on the 14 producing wells that operate in the
field and reactivate another that was taken over recently. Field
production is 650 bop/d, of which 47 bop/d are attributable to Stream
as at June 30, 2008.
- Delvina gas and condensate field - discovered in 1987, a gas
limestone field currently producing from 2 wells out of 4. The
Company is currently upgrading the infrastructure and optimizing
production control of the gas and condensate. Once the rig is
available for the Cakran-Mollaj field mentioned above, it will be
used for a rehabilitation program on the 2 producing wells and to
check the condition of the other 2 shut-in wells. A 3D passive
seismic program is continuing over the field. Field production, when
the refinery operates, is about 16,000 cubic meters gas per day and
20 bopd condensate. Of this production, 9,900 cubic meters of gas per
day and 11 bopd of condensate are attributable to Stream is as at
June 30, 2008.
The Company plans to complete a full review of its four oil and gas
fields in accordance with NI 51-101 standards by the end of 2008, to update
and determine the corresponding recoverable reserves.
Stream's management has many years of experience in heavy and light
carbonate oil fields. Based on the initial results of its current program of
3D passive seismic work, the Company expects to add significantly to
Stream's currently sells all oil and gas production to the ARMO refinery
via Albpetrol's treatment facilities. Stream receives an average of $38.00 per
barrel for oil, US$607 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas and over $80 per barrel
Total revenues from petroleum sales for the first seven months of
operations to May 31, 2008 were US $1,037,194. (US$ 684,967 for three months
ended May 31, 2008)
As production increases Stream will seek to improve its average sales
price for oil by establishing its own treatment facility and by exporting some
of its product.
Work Program and Strategy 2008 and 2009
Management expects that the ongoing program of basic well work-over with
perforations and acidizing including PCP pumps placement and testing will at
least double current production. The Company's primary objective however is to
grow production by using enhanced recovery techniques for carbonate reservoirs
such as radial jetting developed in Canada and US and tested world-wide.
Management is also discussing a number of alliances to maximize value.
During 4th quarter 2008 the company will be implementing a trial radial
jetting program. This program involves the work-over of approximately
10 wells; and should result in increased production. Upon the success of this
program the Company will continue enhanced recovery methods on its operating
wells and will develop a plan for the take over and remediation of the rest of
the existing wells to increase production attributable to Stream.
Delvina Gas Field
Delvina is the largest onshore gas field in Albania, and is the sole
supplier of gas to the ARMO refinery in central Albania. The Company is
currently evaluating a number of exploitation and development scenarios to
maximize value, including additional sales markets, both domestically and
internationally, in addition to the construction of a gas fired power
generation facility to meet the regional energy requirements.
Over the past 7 months the Company has undertaken a passive 3D seismic
program over the Delvina gas field. Passive 3D seismic records minor tectonic
movements (currently 100 micro-tremors per month) over a long period of time
allowing for the accurate mapping of the subsurface to define field upside and
allow for the planning of additional appraisal and development wells.
Albania has a long history of oil and gas operations and Stream's oil and
gas fields are located in one of Europe's largest onshore producing regions.
With restored economic stability, high level government support for oil and
gas enhancement projects, a skilled and low-cost work force, availability of
basic oil field services, and proximity to refining capacity and established
markets, Stream is well positioned to develop its projects.
Further information on Stream and its oil and gas properties is included
in the Company's Information Circular dated February 12, 2008 available at
For further information, please refer to the TSX-V bulletin dated
July 24, 2008.
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future events or future performance and reflect management's current
expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect
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information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that
these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are
subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ
materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as
of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or
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