Monday, November 7, 2011

Eagle Ford Shale - Price Cost Per Acre - Mineral Rights Leases

November 7, 2011 - Whiting Petroleum (WLL) recently announced some good Eagle Ford Shale mineral rights leasing data. They sold 3,532 Eagle Ford Shale acres in Karnes County, Live Oak County, and DeWitt County Texas for a total of $66.4 Million.

Prospective Eagle Ford Acreage Sold for $66.4 Million, $12,542 per Net Acre

"During the third quarter, Whiting sold approximately 3,532 net leasehold acres prospective for oil and gas production from the Eagle Ford formation in Karnes, Live Oak and Dewitt Counties, Texas for a total cash consideration of $66.4 million before closing adjustments. The transaction, which was effective July 1, 2011, closed on September 29, 2011. Whiting used the net proceeds from the property sale to reduce the amount drawn under its Credit Agreement.

The non-core acreage sold is located in Kawitt, Nordheim and Three Rivers Fields, which produce from the Speary, Edwards, Wilcox and Eagle Ford formations. Recent net daily production was approximately 4.0 MMcfe from 33 producing wells. The property sale also included 16 shut-in and temporarily abandoned wells. The estimated proved net reserves associated with the producing properties were 1.1 MMBOE. Whiting valued the existing production in the transaction at $22.1 million net of plugging liabilities and the acreage at $44.3 million net of the production value, or approximately $12,542 per net acre."