Viking Energy Group Provides Details on Increased Revenue, Assets and Reserves from Recently Closed Acquisition

HOUSTON, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Viking Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VKIN) (“Viking” or the “Company”), an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of conventional oil and natural gas properties, is pleased to provide details on its recently completed acquisition, which closed on December 28, 2018.

In connection with the acquisition, which included an interest in producing wells in Texas and Louisiana, Viking increased its overall proven oil and gas reserves by approximately 10,500,000 BOE. Viking intends to further assess and exploit the PDNP and PUD prospects associated with the assets, and to perform a more in-depth geological and geophysical analysis of the entire asset portfolio to identify other development and enhancement initiatives.

Features of the acquisition, as at December 28, 2018, included:

  • Majority working interest in multiple oil and gas fields 
  • Production of ~ 2,469 (net) BOEPD (~56% oil)
  • Approx. 58 conventional, producing oil and gas wells in Texas (primarily in Orange and Jefferson Counties) and Louisiana (primarily in Calcasieu Parish)
  • 31 Salt Water Disposal Wells
  • The assets produce hydrocarbons from known reservoirs/sands in the on-shore Gulf Coast region, including the Hackberry, Yegua, Wilcox, Amphistegina and Robira
  • Average well total measured depth of 10,639 ft.
  • Historically strong demand for oil and gas in this region resulting in a realized price consistently above the WTI benchmark

James Doris, Vikings’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The acquisition is large, from both a monetary and production standpoint, relative to the size of our company immediately prior to closing, as it quadruples our current revenue-rate. While significant, it is merely a small step within a more comprehensive long-term acquisition and growth strategy.” Doris continued, “We are committed to operating these assets, along with our other assets, as efficiently as possible, and to identifying and evaluating additional growth opportunities across all company divisions.”

COMBINED STATEMENTS OF REVENUES AND DIRECT OPERATING EXPENSES OF PROPERTIES ACQUIRED BY ICHOR ENERGY, LLC, A SUBSIDIARY OF VIKING ENERGY GROUP, INC., FROM BODEL HOLDINGS, L.L.C., CLEVELAND HOLDINGS, L.L.C., DELBO HOLDINGS, L.L.C., DEQUINCY HOLDINGS, L.L.C., GULF COAST WORKING PARTNERS, L.L.C., OAKLEY HOLDINGS, L.L.C., SAMJAM ENERGY, L.L.C. AND PERRY POINT HOLDINGS L.L.C. UNDER AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 28, 2018

    Years Ended December 31,  
    2018     2017  
             
Revenues - oil and natural gas   $ 41,696,140     $ 22,798,107  
Direct operating expenses     10,419,546       7,727,522  
                 
Revenues in excess of direct operating expenses   $ 31,276,594     $ 15,070,585  

Reserve Quantity Information:

Below are the estimated quantities of domestic proved developed and undeveloped reserves of the acquired properties:

    Years Ended December 31,  
    2018     2017  
    Oil
(Mbbls)
    Gas
(Mmcf)
    Oil
(Mbbls)
    Gas
(Mmcf)
   
Proved developed and undeveloped reserves:                          
                           
Beginning of period     6,619.92       27,819.61       6,063.50       26,100.76    
Purchases     173.70       115.70       904.30       3,362.70    
Production     (486.82 )     (2,233.91 )     (347.88 )     (1,643.85 )  
                                   
End of period     6,306.80       25,701.40       6,619.92       27,819.61    


Est. Discounted Future Net Cash Flows from Acquired Assets - Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 - Proved Reserves
     
Future cash inflows   $ 406,610,700  
Future production costs     (129,803,400 )
Future development costs     (7,451,000 )
Future net cash flows     269,356,300  
10% annual discount for estimated timing of cash flows     (119,179,100 )
       
Standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows   $ 150,177,200  
       
Changes in Standardized Measure of Discounted Future Net Cash Flows      
       
Standardized measure at beginning of period   $ 170,246,820  
Changes resulting from:      
Acquisition of reserves     2,996,740  
Sale of oil and natural gas     (18,346,300 )
Net changes in prices and production costs     (4,720,060 )

Note: The above-noted figures related to revenues, estimated reserves and estimated value of future net cash-flows with respect to the acquired assets were disclosed in Viking’s Current Report on Form 8K-A filed on February 28, 2019 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available under "Investors -- SEC Filings" at www.vikingenergygroup.com.

The Company's business plan is to leverage the expertise and relationships of its technical and management team to engage in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties.

Viking's growth strategy includes the following key initiatives:

  • Acquisition of under-valued producing oil and gas assets
     
  • Employ enhanced recovery techniques to maximize production
     
  • Implement responsible, lower-risk drilling programs on existing assets
     
  • Aggressively pursue cost-efficiencies
     
  • Opportunistically explore strategic mergers and/or acquisitions
     
  • Implement hedging arrangements to mitigate commodity risk

About Viking Energy Group, Inc.

Viking is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties. The company owns oil and gas leases in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas. Viking targets under-valued assets with realistic appreciation potential. 

For additional information, please visit: https://www.vikingenergygroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact Information
Corporate
James A. Doris, President and C.E.O.
Viking Energy Group, Inc.
15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77094
jdoris@vikingenergygroup.com

Investors and Media:
Tel: 917-841-5859
IR@vikingenergygroup.com

 

Source: Viking Energy Group, Inc.