SAN FRANCISCO, October 23 /CNW/ - Sun Cal Energy Inc. (OTC BB:SCEY), an
energy exploration company focused in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of
California, the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the Breton Sound of Louisiana and
the Green River Basin of Wyoming is pleased to provide an overview of current
operations and developments in the Jonah Field prospects.
Sun Cal has a 100% working interest in 6,000 acres of high impact gas
leases in the Jonah Field region of Wyoming - the second largest proven gas
reserve in the United States. Sun Cal Energy's prospects are identified as
South Jonah, which consists of 2,477.68 acres and West Jonah, consisting of
3,546.89 acres. Most of the surrounding acreage is currently held by EnCana
and Yates Petroleum, with BP and Chevron/Texaco also holding significant
Since acquiring the Jonah Field prospects last month, management is
pleased to report that the company is currently in the process of acquiring a
technical reserve report and formulating a drilling program. Management has
also raised and allocated sufficient funds to complete an active drilling
program for the Jonah Field prospects while also continuing to remain debt
As stated by Lewis Dillman, CEO of Sun Cal: "We are very excited about
the potential for our Jonah Field prospects, and we are eager to join the
major oil and gas companies that will be drilling throughout the 2007-2008
season. The Jonah Field is a world class natural gas development area, with
plans to allow the development of more than 3,000 new wells."
According to the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, during 2006, 3,243
wells were drilled and completed. Of that number, 5.1% found oil, 92.8% found
gas, and only 2.1% were dry holes. During 2006, the State of Wyoming was
second in natural gas production and recorded its highest level of natural gas
production, largely due to two massive but previously undeveloped natural gas
formations - the Jonah Field and the adjacent Pinedale Anticline.
Management is very optimistic with the SunCal prospects given that they
exist in close proximity to existing infrastructure, pipelines and producing
fields. The significant increase in seismic and drilling activity in the area
has resulted in a vastly expanded knowledge base of the region's geology.
These factors combined with the growing world appetite for oil and gas
presents a timely and potentially lucrative opportunity for management to
aggressively explore its Jonah Field prospects.
"We eagerly anticipate the completion of the technical analysis and
evaluation of seismic data, and look forward to finalizing a work program with
several drilling sites in the near future," stated Lewis Dillman: "We look
forward to building relationships with the major oil and gas companies in the
area, and realizing value from the current prospects and other possible future
opportunities in Wyoming."
About the Jonah Prospect
The Jonah Field and the Pinedale Anticline are acknowledged as the
premier gas fields in the Rocky Mountains. These fields are located in
Wyoming's Greater Green River Basin. According to the Wyoming State Geological
Survey, the Greater Green River Basin contains approximately 26 TCF of natural
gas which is the largest reserve in the State. The Jonah Field is estimated to
contain 7 to 10 TCF of Natural Gas, which currently produces from more than
500 wells. Currently, EnCana, British Petroleum, Ultra Petroleum and Yates
Petroleum are among the major players working in this area.
With current well spacing regulations, Sun Cal can drill up to 37 wells
on this acreage. With technology developed in the Jonah and Pinedale fields,
current completion techniques estimate gas in place between 1.0 and 3.0 BCF
per well. As such, South Jonah and West Jonah could provide between 37 BCF and
111 BCF of recoverable Reserves at a value of $222 million to $667 million.
When the area is down spaced to allow wells on 20 acre spacing, 300 wells
could be drilled resulting in nearly ten times the reserves and revenue.
As stated by Lewis Dillman: "We look forward to exploring our Jonah Field
prospects in Wyoming and adding to our cash flows beyond those of the Hobart
and Centurion properties. We will continue to explore opportunities to develop
our properties and ultimately seek to add value for our shareholders."
Other Sun Cal Projects
Lokern Prospect - Sun Cal Energy has the exclusive oil and gas rights for
the Lokern Prospect which comprises 400 acres of prime land in the oil & gas
rich Kern County region, the most prolific area in the San Joaquin Valley in
Southern California. The company owns a 45% Working Interest and a 75% Net
Revenue Interest in the prospect. The Lokern Prospect's Structure is well
defined based on 2D and 3D Seismic and well data, with an estimated
recoverable 75+ million barrels of potential oil reserves.
Breton Sound Prospect - Sun Cal Energy holds an approximate 5% interest
in a deep Tuscaloosa Prospect and leases situated in the prolific Breton sound
area, in offshore Louisiana. The Breton Prospect is located on a seismically
defined closure on the eastern extension of the Tuscaloosa trend and is
potentially of the same size and closure of other established Tuscaloosa
fields on the trend. The average per field reserves for the deep Tuscaloosa
fields are approximately 250 BCF. The Breton Prospect also has secondary
targets that, should they be successful, could prove to hold significantly
larger potential reserves of up to 5 TCF in size. It is expected that an
approximate 21,000 foot test well will be drilled in the fourth quarter of
Hobart Prospect - Sun Cal Energy's Hobart Prospect (1,211 acres) in
Washita County Oklahoma is strategically located in the Anadarko Basin, part
of the Springer Morrow Play - the largest play in the State and Mid-Continent.
The company owns a 1.5% Overriding Royalty Interest in wells to be drilled by
Marathon Oil on the Hobart Lease. Gas production in the immediate area is in
the 10 to 15 MMCF/day range.
Centurion Property - Sun Cal Energy owns a 5% Overriding Royalty Interest
in the Centurion Property. The Centurion Property combines more than 17,000
acres of producing oil and gas assets across Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama,
Louisiana and Mississippi. There are nearly 160 producing wells on the asset
with more than 50 additional proven/undeveloped drilling sites. Current
production is comprised of 90% natural gas and 10% oil. Well operators include
companies such as Exxon, Kerr-KcGee, Hunt Oil, Quicksilver and Vintex.
Cherokee Prospect (Pending) - Sun Cal Energy has recently signed a Letter
of Intent to acquire a 100% working interest in 8,695 acres of leases in the
Cherokee and Forest City Basins of Kansas. The leases consist of 24.9 BCF of
gas and over 2 million BBLS of oil in reserves. Currently, the leases are
producing 2,250 BBLS of oil per month. There are 320 drilled oil wells in the
leases. Sun Cal Energy plans to re-complete 208 into gas wells and rework the
remaining oil wells. With current reserve figures, the leases could provide in
excess of $100 million in net cash flow.
Shareholders and prospective investors are encouraged to visit Sun Cal
Energy's website: www.suncaloil.com and download Sun Cal Energy's Investor
Summary. Please feel free to call investor relations toll-free at
1-800-798-8334 to receive a full corporate investor's package.
About Sun Cal Energy Inc.
Sun Cal Energy Inc. is a publicly traded independent oil and gas
exploration company with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, and an operational
office in San Francisco, California. Sun Cal Energy aims to secure and develop
a portfolio of oil and gas properties throughout America. The company is
strategically placed in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California, the
Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the Breton Sound of Louisiana, and the Jonah Field
of Wyoming. Sun Cal Energy Inc. trades under the ticker symbol: SCEY - "Sun
Cal Energy Inc. - Providing Energy Solutions to America".
On behalf of the Board
J. Lewis Dillman, President and CEO
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