FOREST HILLS, NY--(Marketwire -08/22/12)- Native American Energy Group, Inc. (NAGP) (NAGP), an independent energy resource development and management company, is pleased to provide an update on the progress of its five well workover and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) program located in the Williston Basin in northeastern Montana.
NAGP currently operates and holds a 100% working interest in four oil and gas leases covering five oil wells in the Williston Basin. The rework and EOR program on the five wells commenced in August 2011. In the program, the Company leveraged advanced technology to enhance oil recovery on its leases. This technology, known as Single Entry Multi-Lateral Jetting System, or SEMJet®, has demonstrated its ability to enhance and exploit reservoirs and increase recovery of up to 50% more oil in place reserves from mature properties.
As of December 2011, NAGP had completed the first phase of work on four of its five wells. As a result of the initial EOR operations, the Company collected and sold approximately 1090 barrels from the Wright 5-35 and Beery 2 wells, resulting in gross sales of $92,252 from these two wells alone during the third and fourth quarters of 2011. Total annual oil production for 2011 was 1590, equaling gross annual sales of $136,132. NAGP's oil production was purchased by the Company's oil purchaser, Shell U.S. Trading Company.
Joseph G. D'Arrigo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Native American Energy Group, stated, "In light of our recent success with restoring normal electronic trading of the Company's common shares which has enabled our stock to be freely traded among shareholders and the investment community, we felt this to be an appropriate time to issue an update on our progress on our field operations in the Williston Basin. Our initial focus during the current quarter will be to establish steady commercial production on the Wright 5-35 and Beery 2-24 wells, given that these wells are near commercial production and also accounted for the majority of our oil sales in 2011."
During August and September, NAGP's field staff and contractors will be completing certain electrical system repairs and upgrades to surface equipment and subsurface flow-lines due to increased well pressures experienced during the well enhancement and pre-production flow-testing process.
D'Arrigo further stated, "Simply put, we must have our wells producing in a reliable manner and capitalize on these assets to enable us to achieve additional financing on favorable terms, thus allowing for further development, acquisitions and the creation of value for our shareholders. We're expecting to commence full production by September 30, 2012 following the completion of all planned repairs and upgrades. Once production commences and flow rates stabilize into steady production, we look forward to providing our shareholders with another production update. We are confident that this coupled with an expectation for higher oil prices will attract NAGP's increased market awareness among individual investors, institutions and analysts."
About Native American Energy Group, Inc.
Native American Energy Group, Inc. is a New York-based, independent energy resource development and management company with three principal projects: oil & gas, coal-bed methane natural gas ("CBM") and planned, wind turbine power generation technology. Additional information on the company can be accessed on the web at the following links: www.nativeamericanenergy.com, www.youtube.com/nativeamericanenergy, and www.facebook.com/nativeamericanenergy and www.twitter.com/N_A_G_P. For more information, please email NAGP@efcg.net.
This release, as well as media publications and videos accessible on the NAGP's website and social media pages such as YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, include "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). These forward-looking statements represent the Company's present expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that such statements are necessarily based on certain assumptions which are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices for oil and gas, drilling, development and operating risks, counterparty risk, competition, environmental risks, litigation uncertainties, the availability of drilling rigs, workover rigs and other support services, legislative and/or judicial decisions and other government or Tribal regulations which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated herein. Further information on our business, including the risks inherent therein, is included in our filings with the SEC.