PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwire - March 07, 2013) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG), a Colorado-based oil and gas company with assets in the D-J Basin in Colorado and Western Nebraska, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd.
On March 1, 2013, Synergy Resources Corporation (Synergy) entered into a joint venture agreement (JV) with Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd (Vecta), a Texas limited partnership, to jointly develop oil and gas leases covering lands in Morgan & Weld counties, Colorado. Synergy and Vecta will each contribute acreage to the JV. The JV will delineate two separate areas of mutual interest. In the first area covering 45,661 net acres, Synergy will have a 35% working interest and the second area covering 2,983 net acres, Synergy will have a 65% working interest. Synergy will be the designated operator of both areas.
Synergy and Vecta will work together to acquire new proprietary seismic data across a portion of the oil and gas leases which are the subject of the JV. Synergy will drill a horizontal well on one of the leases to evaluate either the Greenhorn or Niobrara Shale. Synergy will also conduct other exploration projects in the area covered by the leases as may be mutually agreed upon. The JV contemplates the drilling of an initial well to test the Greenhorn formation on or before October 31, 2013.
Synergy will pay to Vecta a leasehold reimbursement fee consisting of a cash payment of $2,841,855 and the issuance to Vecta of 100,000 shares of its restricted common stock having a value, for purposes of the Agreement, of approximately $640,000.
Synergy's net acreage position in the Wattenberg Extension Area has increased by thirty six percent (36%) to approximately 19,400 acres.
Ed Holloway, President & CEO of Synergy, commented, "We are very pleased to announce this joint venture with Vecta as it significantly increases Synergy's exposure to a large segment of the Wattenberg Extension Area. The Extension Area is rapidly becoming one of the most actively drilled areas of the D-J Basin and recent results announced by other operators are exhibiting compelling returns on invested capital. We look forward to working with Vecta to evaluate the areas' potential for exploration and development."
About Synergy Resources Corporation
Synergy Resources Corporation is a domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Synergy's core area of operations is in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, which encompasses Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. The Wattenberg field in the D-J Basin ranks as one of the most productive fields in the U.S. The company's corporate offices are located in Platteville, Colorado. More company news and information about Synergy Resources is available at www.syrginfo.com.
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