HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Block Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, is pleased to provide an update on operations.
Since the last release of October 30th, the company has fraced 7 additional wells, of which 6 are production wells and one an appraisal well, bringing the total number of wells fraced so far this year to 65. Of this combined total, 57 are production wells and 8 are appraisal wells.
The company is continuing to drill new wells with 5 wells in the process of being drilled, one of which has been completed and is awaiting perforation.
As the company reported in its press release of October 30th, Critical Desorption Pressure (CDP) has been reached in a number of discrete locations, as a result of the ongoing de-watering process.
Commenting, CEO Mike McElwrath said, "In the first seven days of November, our field team fraced wells at a rate of one well per day while preparing additional wells for the fracing and pumping process. And since mid-June when the first new wells began pumping, water production in the 1H Production Area has increased by approximately 96%. The hard work of this year is now evident across much of the core production area, as we see initial gas in an increasing number of wells."
Far East Energy Corporation
Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Beijing, and Taiyuan City, China, Far East Energy Corporation is focused on coalbed methane exploration and development in China.
Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the preliminary nature of well data, including permeability and gas content; there can be no assurance as to the volume of gas that is ultimately produced or sold from our wells; the fracture stimulation and drilling programs may not be successful in increasing gas volumes; due to limitations under Chinese law, we may have only limited rights to enforce the gas sales agreement between Shanxi Province Guoxin Energy Development Group Limited and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, to which we are an express beneficiary; additional wells may not be drilled, or if drilled may not be timely; additional pipelines and gathering systems needed to transport our gas may not be constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ from those anticipated; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or we may not be able to enforce our rights under definitive agreements with pipelines; conflicts with coal mining operations or coordination of our exploration and production activities with mining activities could adversely impact or add significant costs to our operations; our lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration, development and production of coalbed methane; our inability to extract or sell all or a substantial portion of our reserves and other resources; we may not satisfy requirements for listing our securities on a securities exchange; expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets affecting fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks; drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE: Far East Energy Corporation
For further information:
Investor Relations - 281-606-1600, Far East Energy Corporation; Jennifer Whitley - 832-598-0470, Far East Energy Corporation; Catherine Gay - 832-598-0470, Far East Energy Corporation