LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Foothills Exploration, Inc. (FTXP), including its direct and indirect subsidiaries, (“Foothills” or the “Company”), an oil and gas exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a participation agreement with an operator in the Illinois basin.
The Company, through its direct subsidiary, Anaconda Energy, LLC, has entered into a participation agreement with Benchmark Properties, Ltd. to develop the Ste Marie West Prospect in Jasper County, Illinois, and to acquire fifty percent (50%) interest in Sears-Houser No. 4 well in exchange for payment of fifty percent (50%) of the total costs recovery and restoration of the well in question with the objective of putting it back into service in the Aux Vase sand (2 719-2 730). The parties have also identified a multi-stacked payout location on Ste Marie Prospect to drill to 3,500 feet with the primary target of McClosky Limestone.
“We look forward to working with our partner to identify further replenishment and field drilling opportunities in the basin,” said Alex Hemb, CEO of Anaconda Energy, LLC and Director of Foothills Exploration, Inc.
This partnership will utilize the talents of a petroleum geologist with over 40 years of experience in mining and exploration in the Illinois Basin. Additionally, Benchmark Properties, Ltd. has successfully drilled and operated oil leases in the Illinois Basin since 1995.
“A key platform of our Illinois Basin strategy is to identify inactive wells that can be brought back into production at minimal cost,” Hemb said. “We are actively looking for redesign and refurbishment candidates who meet these criteria,” Hemb continued.
The Illinois Basin began commercial oil production in 1905 and the Clay City Consolidated field where the St. Marie prospect is located has produced over 363 million barrels of oil (MMBO) since 1932. There are approximately 32,100 wells oil and gas production wells, 10,500 Class II injection wells and 1,750 gas storage wells in Illinois.
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Foothills Exploration, Inc. (“FTXP” or the “Company”), is an oil and gas exploration and development company focused on meeting the energy needs of today and tomorrow. The Company’s strategy is to build a balanced portfolio of assets through two main initiatives. The first initiative is to generate high impact oil and gas exploration projects. The second is to invest in hydrogen and geothermal projects for a low-carbon future through its New Energy Ventures division by identifying areas where the Company can contribute to a viable, realistic and balanced future energy mix. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.foothillspetro.com.
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