|By Marketwired .||
|May 29, 2014 02:00 AM EDT||
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 -- Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX: CAZ) (AIM: CAZA) is pleased to announce another excellent result for the Company's Bone Spring program with the initial test well on its Gramma Ridge Property in Lea County, New Mexico, and to provide an update on drilling activity at its West Copperline, Forehand Ranch and Jazzmaster properties.
Gramma Ridge Property: The Gramma Ridge 27 State #1H horizontal Bone Spring test well (the "27-1H well") reached the intended total measured depth of approximately 15,496 feet in the 3rd Bone Spring Sand interval and was subsequently fracture stimulated beginning on May 13, 2014. Under controlled flowback the producing rates have steadily increased, and the well produced at a peak 24 hour gross rate of 830 barrels (bbls) of oil and 4.63 million cubic feet of natural gas, which equates to 1,602 bbls of oil equivalent, on May 27, 2014. The well was producing on a 24/64ths adjustable choke at 2,390 pounds per square inch flowing casing pressure. Oil is already being sold, and the Company expects to have natural gas flowing to sales in the near future.
In addition to production from the 3rd Bone Spring Sand interval, log data was obtained across the Brushy Canyon, Avalon and 1st and 2nd Bone Spring Sand intervals in the 27-1H well. The data indicates the presence of oil and natural gas across each of these intervals, which is favorable for future development on this 320 acre lease. Management believes the deeper Wolfcamp formation on the property is also prospective for oil and natural gas.
Caza currently has a 52.5% working interest (approximate 40.82% net revenue interest) in the Gramma Ridge 27-1H well and the property.
West Copperline Property: The Company is currently drilling ahead of schedule on the West Copperline 29 #4H horizontal Bone Spring well in Lea County, New Mexico, and should reach total measured depth within the 3rd Bone Spring Sand interval in approximately ten days. This well is a direct offset to the Company's producing West Copperline 29 #3H 3rd Bone Spring well and is anticipated to deliver similar results. The frac for this well is currently scheduled to begin on or around June 30, 2014. Once released, the Company plans to move the rig back to the Gramma Ridge property in order to commence drilling operations on the direct offset location to the 27-1H well.
Caza currently has a 62.5% working interest (approximate 47.25% net revenue interest) in the West Copperline 29 #4H well.
Forehand Ranch Property: The Company has begun a shallow pool Cherry Canyon development program at its Forehand Ranch property in Eddy County, New Mexico. The Cherry Canyon is a shallow oil interval in the Delaware Formation at approximately 4,000 feet vertical depth. The Company recently commenced drilling operations on the Forehand Ranch 22 State #1 vertical well and plans to initially drill three vertical wells in succession using the same rig.
Caza currently has a 63% working interest (approximate 47.25% net revenue interest) in the Forehand Ranch 22 State #1 well.
Jazzmaster Property: The non-operated Jazzmaster 17 State #3H horizontal Bone Spring well in Lea County New Mexico, has reached its intended total measured depth of 15,315 feet in the 2nd Bone Spring Sand interval and is scheduled to be fracture stimulated in the near future. This well is a direct offset to the Jazzmaster 17 State #4H well. The Company will update the market in due course once the frac is complete and the well is flowing to sales.
Log data was also obtained across the Brushy Canyon, Avalon and 1st and 3rd Bone Spring Sand intervals. The data indicates the presence of oil and natural gas across each of these intervals, which is favorable for the future development of the property.
Caza has a 25.0% working interest (approximately 19.94% net revenue interest) in the Jazzmaster 17 State #3H and #4H wells and the balance of the property, which is approximately 480 acres.
W. Michael Ford, Chief Executive Officer commented:
"We are extremely pleased with the Gramma Ridge result. Although the Gramma Ridge property is located in Lea County, New Mexico, this test well was a step out from our recent successes at the Marathon Road and West Copperline properties, which makes this result even more exciting and continues the Company's strong momentum in the Bone Spring play.
We have again been able to demonstrate the significant upside to be realized from stacked pay intervals in this play, as log and core data from the Gramma Ridge well suggest the 3rd Bone Spring Sand is only one of six potential pays present on this property for future development. We are very happy to continue the trend of creating significant shareholder value with this exceptional result.
We have a busy summer ahead and look forward to updating the market on our activity at West Copperline, Forehand Ranch and Jazzmaster properties once these wells are completed and brought online. The next scheduled Company operated well is the planned development well at Gramma Ridge, an offset to the very successful 27-1H well announced today."
Caza is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the following regions of the United States of America through its subsidiary, Caza Petroleum, Inc.: Permian Basin (West Texas and Southeast New Mexico) and Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast (on-shore).
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.
In accordance with AIM Rules - Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies, the information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Anthony B. Sam, Vice President Operations of Caza who is a Petroleum Engineer and a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Such information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "schedule", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "excellent", "may", "will", "hope", "project", "predict", "potential", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "develop", "test", "anticipation", "looks to be", "suggests" and similar expressions. In particular, information regarding the potential or future development of any property, the timing of future sales, or the timing, scope or success of, and information to be obtained from, drilling or completion operations and potential pay zones contained in this news release constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws.
Implicit in this information, are assumptions regarding the success and timing of drilling operations, rig availability, projected production, projected revenue and expenses and well performance. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual future operations, operating results and economic performance of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic, market and business conditions, well performance and operating risks and could differ materially from what is currently expected as set out above. The Gramma Ridge 27 State #1H horizontal Bone Spring well is in early stages of production. Future flow rates may vary, perhaps materially, and the tests disclosed herein are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery.
For more exhaustive information on these risks and uncertainties you should refer to the Company's most recently filed annual information form which is available at www.sedar.com and the Company's website at www.cazapetro.com. You should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While we may elect to, we are under no obligation and do not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as may be required by securities laws.
Boe or barrel of oil equivalent may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion of six thousand cubic feet: 1 barrel is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the well head. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.
Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.
Michael Ford, CEO +1 432 682 7424
John McGoldrick, Chairman +65 9731 7471 (Singapore)
Cenkos Securities plc
Beth McKiernan +44 131 220 9778 (Edinburgh)
Neil McDonald +44 131 220 6939 (Edinburgh)
Chris McMahon +44 20 7016 9570
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
Sep. 4, 2015 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 576
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advance...
Sep. 4, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 376
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, discussed why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rathe...
Sep. 4, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 446
IBM’s Blue Box Cloud, powered by OpenStack, is now available in any of IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure. Less than 90 days after its acquisition of Blue Box, IBM has integrated its Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service into its broader portfolio of OpenStack® based solutions. The announcement, made today at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, further highlights IBM’s continued support to deliver OpenStack solutions across all cloud depl...
Sep. 4, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 309
ElasticBox, the agile application delivery manager, announced freely available public boxes for the DevOps community. ElasticBox works with enterprises to help them deploy any application to any cloud. Public boxes are curated reference boxes that represent some of the most popular applications and tools for orchestrating deployments at scale. Boxes are an adaptive way to represent reusable infrastructure as components of code. Boxes contain scripts, variables, and metadata to automate proces...
Sep. 3, 2015 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 119
Puppet Labs is pleased to share the findings from our 2015 State of DevOps Survey. We have deepened our understanding of how DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance, based on responses from more than 20,000 technical professionals we’ve surveyed over the past four years. The 2015 State of DevOps Report reveals high-performing IT organizations deploy 30x more frequently with 200x shorter lead times. They have 60x fewer failures and recover 168x faster
Sep. 3, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 118
To support developers and operations professionals in their push to implement DevOps principles for their infrastructure environments, ProfitBricks, a provider of cloud infrastructure, is adding support for DevOps tools Ansible and Chef. Ansible is a platform for configuring and managing data center infrastructure that combines multi-node software deployment, ad hoc task execution, and configuration management, and is used by DevOps professionals as they use its playbooks functionality to autom...
Sep. 3, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 109
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
Sep. 3, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 487
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small,...
Sep. 3, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 184
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and e...
Sep. 3, 2015 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 157
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!
Sep. 3, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 362
It’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true “DevOps” team? In her session at DevOps Summit, Stefana Muller, Director, Product Management – Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies, answered that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for ...
Sep. 3, 2015 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 533
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Sep. 3, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 545
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Sep. 3, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 429
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, will discuss how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a prac...
Sep. 3, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 260