Monday, August 18, 2008

Haynesville Shale - Forest Oil ( FST ) East Texas, Cotton Valley - 8/18/08

Forest Oil ( FST ) announced today that it has aquired acreage that is prospect to the Haynesville shale in East Texas.

Forest Oil announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cordillera Texas, L.P. to acquire producing assets including approximately 118,000 gross acres (85,000 net acres) in Forest’s core Greater Buffalo Wallow and East Texas/North Louisiana Focus Areas. Forest attributes estimated proved reserves of 350 Bcfe (36% proved developed) with additional net unrisked potential of 1,200 Bcfe and approximately 1,500 additional vertical and horizontal drilling locations (1,194 unbooked locations) to the properties. The properties produced an average of approximately 34 MMcfe/d in the first half of 2008 and are focused primarily in the Granite Wash, Atoka and Morrow intervals in the Greater Buffalo Wallow Area and in the Cotton Valley and Travis Peak intervals in East Texas. The acquired acreage in East Texas also has James Lime, Haynesville/Bossier Shale and Pettet rights.