HOUSTON, March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. (Pink Sheets:AZGS) announced the Welder A-37 was drilled to a total depth of 6,208 feet and encountered multiple formations.
"Utilizing sidewall cores to further evaluate the well's electric log, there appear to be four to five zones of commercial interest in the probable to possible categories," stated Waylan Johnson, President of Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. Furthermore, he stated, "The A-37 is our second successful well in the area, and we are working on several more ideas in San Patricio County. This county is typical of the type of area in Texas where we are afforded the opportunity to find sizeable reserves shallower than 6,500 feet."
Several Texas Independent Producers have joined Aztec as Partners in the San Patricio County area drilling as Aztec continues its dedication to drilling low-risk, shallow oil wells in Texas.
About Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc.
Aztec is an experienced oil and gas exploration, development and production company focusing on Texas plus other areas of the U.S. Its interests are highly diversified between exploration drilling and development drilling; however, when it offers drilling/production partnerships, Aztec focuses primarily on shallow, Texas, low risk, development wells. When offered, those programs/partnerships are placed only by FINRA registered Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisors with accredited investor partners, and are focused primarily on oil, with natural gas normally a secondary target.
Aztec entered the sponsored drilling program industry in 2006. Over the next two and one half years, it intentionally restricted itself to only three small, very limited Appalachian drilling partnerships in order to study and become fully familiar with the nuances of the sponsored drilling program industry before expanding to the Company's full capabilities. In the summer of 2008, Aztec publicly announced it was discontinuing any natural gas drilling in Appalachia, and was ready to substantially expand its sponsored drilling program activities, primarily for oil in Texas.
Since 2008, Aztec has, indeed, focused most of its drilling partnerships on oil wells in Texas. In addition to its early, initial three small Appalachian natural gas drilling partnerships mentioned above, Aztec has, intermittently, sponsored and closed eight other drilling/production partnerships (all of the latter focused on drilling for oil in Texas). Aztec Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aztec, is the Managing General Partner of all Aztec drilling partnerships and another wholly-owned Aztec subsidiary, Aztec Drilling & Operating, LLC, is the drilling contractor and operator for such partnerships. Through its own participation and contributions, Aztec owns a 30% interest in all of its drilling/production partnerships. In general clarification of its activities, in addition to its own direct corporate participations in industry partner wells, Aztec sometimes sponsors low risk, development drilling/production programs which include significant tax benefits, all of which are placed only through FINRA Registered Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisors to Accredited Investors. Aztec's sponsored drilling/production programs, when offered, focus primarily on shallow oil/gas drilling, are considered unique, and also incorporate a sophisticated exit strategy for investors.
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