Lilis Energy, Inc. (“Lilis” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: LLEX) today reported that it has acquired certain oil and gas properties located in Winkler County, Texas, for a purchase price of $3 million (the “Properties”). The Company purchased the Properties through a sale process under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. The Properties represent a 12% increase in its net Delaware Basin leashold. The Company’s net acreage in the Delaware Basin is now approximately 4,433 net acres, which represents a 28% increase since June 2016.
The Properties, which offset the Company’s existing acreage position in the highly productive Delaware Basin, consist of 500 net acres and includes a 78% working interest in a producing vertical well. The well holds the lease to all depths, from surface down to 22,000 feet, including the Wolfcamp, Bone Springs, and Avalon formations. The vertical well currently produces approximately 690 net mcf per day and has estimated PV-10 PDP value of approximately $3.5 million, using current commodity prices. The Company has not yet estimated reserve potential for any further horizontal development.
“We are thrilled to have closed on this bolt-on acquisition out of bankruptcy. Through existing relationships in the field, combined with an operating presence, we have demonstrated a highly competitive advantage in securing offsetting acreage at a discount relative to surrounding basin activity,” said Avi Mirman, CEO of Lilis Energy. “Essentially, we acquired a well at a discount to its PV-10 PDP value, and as a bonus, secured 500 net acres in the Delaware Basin that are held by production. We will continue to utilize our strong cash position in a prudent manner, through a mix of further leasehold acquisition and drilling activity.”
The Company today also provided an update on the drilling of its first Wolfcamp lateral, the Bison #1H. The successful kick-out from the vertical casing went as engineered. The horizontal portion is currently being drilled and is a planned 6,000 foot lateral. Upon reaching total depth, the rig will move to drill the next Wolfcamp location, the Grizzly #1H.
The Company plans to announce its expected capital budget and drilling program in the upcoming weeks.