CALGARY, March 21 /CNW/ - Emerald Bay Energy Inc. (TSX Venture: EBY)
today announced a Strategic Alliance with Just Freehold Energy Corp of
JUST FREEHOLD ENERGY CORP
Just Freehold Energy Corp (JFEC) is a private, Canadian energy company
focused on leasing and developing oil and natural gas mineral rights owned by
individual freehold owners (freeholders). JFEC primarily works with mineral
owners who are members the Freehold Owners Association (FHOA) - a not for
profit organization dedicated to providing education and information to
freeholders. Due in part to a unique relationship agreement with FHOA, JFEC is
constantly exposed to quality freehold leasing opportunities throughout
Alberta. As of March 2007, freehold owners have invited JFEC to lease more
than 80,000 acres of mineral rights. JFEC has now leased and optioned 13,500
acres and is finalizing leases on 2000 more acres - with new leasing
opportunities being presented to JFEC daily.
Strategic Alliance Impact to Emerald Bay
Up to this point Emerald Bay has primarily funded its exploration program
with flow-through share offerings that limit spending to qualifying
exploration and drilling costs. This has resulted in a limited land budget for
Emerald Bay's continued growth. The Alliance will help reduce G&A overhead and
provide Emerald Bay with immediate access to quality mineral rights in Central
Alberta under favorable terms - while building its own land portfolio through
Strategic Alliance Summary
The JFEC/Emerald Bay relationship has successfully evolved over the past
several months while together working South Central Alberta prospect
developments at Dorenlee, Kelsey, Joffre, Gilby, and Ferrybank. During this
time both companies have been able to assess each others competencies, develop
a strategy, and define roles and responsibilities for this Strategic Alliance.
JFEC provides the access to freehold mineral rights, lease negotiations,
associated geological and facility evaluations and freehold royalty
reporting/accounting. Emerald supports the geological evaluation and provides
the geophysical, engineering, drilling, completion, and tie-in operations.
The parties enter into this Strategic Alliance to pursue the development
of JFEC lands in a collaborative effort while remaining independent
organizations. By combining the skill sets of both entities the overhead costs
are reduced and risk mitigated - allowing for more rapid growth of both
Emerald Bay and JFEC.
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