HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Energy Corp. (OTCBB:LBYE) ("Liberty" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on its interest in the Deventci-R1 discovery well situated on the A-Lovech exploration block in Bulgaria.
On 14 April 2010 the company announced they had concluded the assignment of overriding royalty rights (ORRI) to a proven multi billion cubic feet of natural gas property in North-West Bulgaria, 130km from the capital city Sofia.
The company can confirm the New York Stock Exchange listed TransAtlantic Worldwide Ltd with a market capitalization of circa $1billion has recently announced they are to close an agreement to buy Direct Petroleum Bulgaria EEOD (the current operators), Direct Petroleum Morocco, Inc. and Anschutz Morocco Corporation.
Under the terms of the Purchase Agreement, at closing TransAtlantic Worldwide Ltd will pay DPE $2.0 million in cash and will issue to DPE 8,924,478 shares of the Company's common stock in a private placement. In addition, based on the achievement of three distinct defined milestones (primarily keyed to commercially viable success on certain licenses in Morocco and Bulgaria), DPE would be entitled to receive additional shares of the Company's common stock with an aggregate value of up to $26.0 million. The deal is expected to close on 15 February 2011.1
Upon the closing of the transaction, TransAtlantic Worldwide Ltd will be the parent company of Direct Bulgaria, which owns 100% of the working interests in the A-Lovech exploration license and the Aglen block license, covering an aggregate of approximately 600,000 acres (2,288 square kilometers) in Bulgaria. The A-Lovech license contains the Deventci R-1 well, which discovered a hydrothermal dolomite reservoir in the Jurassic Orzirovo formation at a depth of approximately 4,200 meters. The well is currently producing approximately 250 mcf per day, on a limited test basis, which is processed in a CNG facility adjacent to the Deventci R-1 well. The Company plans to appraise this discovery by drilling a second well, the Deventici-R2, on the A-Lovech license later this year which will be located based upon a recently acquired 3D survey over the discovery area.2
The A-Lovech license is also estimated to contain over 300,000 acres prospective for Etropole shale (at a depth of approximately 3,800 meters) which was recently certified as a geologic discovery by the Bulgarian government. It is anticipated that coring the Etropole interval in the Deventici R-2 well will greatly enhance the technical understanding of the potential of this shale play. The third established prospective area is a deep gas field on the Aglen block license that produced approximately 9 Bcf before being abandoned in the late 1990s.
"Having an ORRI entitles us to royalty interest on all future revenues and reserves located on the block. Our interest in this scale of project in Bulgaria really underlines Liberty's commitment to exploring some of the world's richest and most under-exploited resources. We excited by the news of a new partner in this proven multi billion cubic feet asset," commented Ian Spowart, CEO of Liberty Energy Corp
As a result of this update the company plans to continue searching for potential assets in Bulgaria and the surrounding European regions with a view to engaging in similar low risk opportunities.
ABOUT LIBERTY: Liberty Energy Corp (OTCBB:LBYE) is an Independent Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company dedicated to the sourcing and production of fuel supplies in the United States and Europe. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company has signed agreements to acquire leases and royalties in both Texas and Bulgaria, covering several wells with extensive potential for future development. In Texas, four leases – Dahlstrom, Ratliff, and two at Lockhart Northeast – are identified as rich oil and gas sites based around numerous geological pay zones. In North-West Bulgaria, Liberty has acquired royalty rights to a 1,000,000+ acre natural gas property (the A-Lovech exploration block), an area of high quality, low- sulphur natural gas condensate. Through this combined international reach and domestic focus, Liberty Energy is committed to the development of US fuel reserves while seeking out further opportunities for the global energy markets.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Liberty Energy Corp. bases these forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about future events, based on information currently available. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release may also include statements relating to Liberty Energy Corp.'s anticipated financial performance, business prospects, new developments, strategies and similar matters. Liberty Energy Corp. disclaims any obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
Liberty Energy Corp
Ian Spowart Chief Executive Officer
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