Dejour Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT:DEJ / TSX:DEJ) has closed the purchase of certain natural gas producing assets and related processing facilities adjacent to its Woodrush oilfield 120 km. north of Ft. St. John, B.C.
The assets acquired include a 54% working interest in a Halfway formation well which is producing 800 mcf/d (430 mcf/d net), or 75 boe/d, and a 74% working interest in 2 shut-in natural gas wells which will be turned into line within the next 30 days. Production from these wells could deliver up to an additional 360 mcf/d net to the company’s working interest (60boe/d).
The assets also include:
- 5,500 net acres of leasehold interests (65% developed);
- A 96.8% working interest in a Sour Processing Facility capable of 2.0 mmcf/d which includes compression, inlet separation, and dehydrator capability. This facility represents a profit center for the company as the company will assume contracts to process natural gas for other operators in the immediate region;
- Working interests ranging from 96.8% to 100.0% in approximately 9 km of sales pipelines and 15 km of other pipelines.
Funding for the purchase was provided by cash on hand and available credit from the company’s current credit facility with its Canadian bank.
“This is a strategic asset acquisition for our company. The compressor facility and a key sales pipeline in the asset package are across the road from the company’s main Woodrush tank battery. We currently pay a pipeline tariff to the Vendor which will be eliminated at closing as a result of the acquisition. Certain other operating economies can also be implemented immediately to reduce monthly operating costs and increase the overall profitability of the combined properties at Woodrush going forward,” said Robert Hodgkinson, CEO.