Strata-X Receive Permit to Drill Second Horizontal Well - Vail Oil Project

DENVER, COLORADO USA, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA - February 25, 2014 (Pacific Time - Canada)

  • Received drilling permit and executed drilling contract for a horizontal well, Vail Oil Project.
  • Conducting ~6 miles of 2D seismic operations over the new well location, Vail Oil Project.
  • Company releases presentation for ASX Spotlight Investor Conference, New York and London.

The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd. (“Strata-X” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:SXE) (ASX:SXA) are pleased to announce that the Company’s application to drill a horizontal well called the Raccoon Creek #1 (“Well”) in the Vail Oil Project has been approved by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. In furthering the Company’s exploration plans for the Vail Oil Project, the Company has executed a drilling contract and is currently conducting 2D seismic operations for the Well.

The Raccoon Creek #1 is expected to test the Devonian Lingle formation and is the second horizontal appraisal well for Strata-X in the Vail Oil Project. The Well is located in Clay County, Illinois northwest of the town of Flora, Illinois, approximately 7 miles northeast of the Company’s first horizontal test well, the Burkett 5-34HOR. The permit issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the Raccoon Creek #1 authorizes up to the following (approximate) drilling parameters: a true vertical depth of 4,500ft, a true measured depth of 9,300ft and a horizontal leg length of 4,300ft.

In anticipation of drilling the Raccoon Creek #1, the Company is currently conducting approximately 6 miles of 2D seismic operations over the area to acquire data which will assist with the geo-steering of the horizontal leg of the Well. The Company executed a drilling contract with Les Wilson Inc. of Carmi, Illinois for the drilling of the Raccoon Creek #1. The Company expects to drill the Well after the acquired seismic data is processed and Les Wilson Inc’s rig #30, which is expected to be utilized, becomes available.

Strata-X has acquired a 100% net working interest in oil and gas exploration rights on 49,200 net acres covering the Vail Oil Project in the Illinois Basin, USA. For additional details on this project, please refer to the Vail Project Presentation found on the Company’s website at www.strata-x.com.

Other Strata-X Developments
As previously announced, the Company will be presenting at the ASX Spotlight Investor Conference to be held in New York, USA and London, England. Timothy Hoops, President and Managing Director of Strata-X, will give a presentation on the Company in New York on February 27 at 11:25 A.M. (local time) and in London on March 6 at 2:45 P.M (local time). More information on the ASX Spotlight can be found at www.asx.com.au/spotlight. A copy of Mr. Hoops’ presentation given at the ASX Spotlight Investor Conference can be found on the Company’s website at www.strata-x.com.

About Strata-X
Strata-X is a Denver, Colorado (USA) based company and is engaged in the business of oil and gas exploration and development with a variety of exploration opportunities in North Dakota, California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois and Western Australia and production and development opportunities in California. Strata-X has 139,785,415 common shares outstanding and trades under the symbol “SXE” on the TSX-V and “SXA” on the ASX.

For further information please contact:

Tim Hoops (USA) or Colin Christensen (Canada) or Duncan Cornish (Australia)
President   Investor Relations   Corporate Secretary
+1 855-463-2400   +1 403-483-8363   +61 7 3212-6299
info@strata-x.com   colin@strata-x.com   dcornish@strata-x.com
 

This announcement was made in Canada for the TSX.V and in Australia for the ASX.

Public documents for Strata-X Energy Ltd. can be found at SEDAR (Canada) (www.sedar.com) and ASX.com.au (Australia).

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