Eight additional wells expected to increase production further
HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2015, HECC, OTCQB, /PRNewswire/ — Hydrocarb Energy Corporation (OTCQB: HECC) announced today that its subsidiary, Galveston Bay Energy, reported daily production in its Galveston Bay fields has reached 508 barrels of oil equivalent daily production (BOED) as of August 5, 2015. This is a result of the company’s extensive 2014 rework and recompletion program coupled with bringing back online previously shut-in production. The company still has eight more wells to bring online including four newly recompleted wells, and four otherwise shut in wells. These wells will be brought into production over the next couple of weeks. Based on historical performance, bringing these additional eight wells online should result in notable additional production increases.
When asked to comment, Craig Alexander, Vice President of Operations, stated that, “We are optimistic that our company goal of 550 to 650 BOED will be achieved or exceeded once the remaining wells we have are placed into production.”
Kent Watts, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, also said, “Our operations team has us approaching positive cash flow moving forward, even at current prices. Due to the current business climate and Operating capabilities in the Bay, we see additive opportunities coming our way, putting us in a position to potentially acquire new and more lucrative reserves, and to be the Operator in joint ventures with third parties looking to leverage our production infrastructure.” He went on to say, “Bringing on existing producing assets and drilling PUD’s is expected to at least double our current production as we are able to fully implement our development plan. This provides a major impetus for us to accelerate our development capital program.”
About Hydrocarb: Hydrocarb Energy Corporation is a publicly-traded Domestic and International Energy Exploration and Production Company targeting major under-explored oil and gas projects in emerging, highly prospective regions of the world. With exploration concessions in Africa and domestic production in Galveston Bay, we maintain offices in Houston, Texas, and Windhoek, Namibia.
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