Oklahoma energy briefs

Oklahoma energy briefs
Published: May 11, 2012
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Chesapeake trust plans payout

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust will pay a quarterly distribution of 65.88 cents a unit, the trust announced Thursday. The payment, which will be made May 31, is related to production from the trust's royalty interest in Chesapeake Energy Corp. wells in the Colony Granite Wash play in Washita County.

CAVU acquires stake in company

CAVU Resources Inc. has struck a deal to acquire a 40 percent stake in a newly formed company with oil and natural gas reserves and technology worth more than $200 million, the company announced Thursday. CAVU Global Energy LLC owns oil and gas leases in three states and new mobile oil refinery technology. The partnership is targeting specific development opportunities in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, while CAVU Global plans to begin placing mobile miniature refineries directly on production sites. CAVU Resources CEO William Robinson said the joint venture will help accelerate the company's growth. “The reserves and projected income from the current projects inside CAVU Global should allow CAVU to exceed all previous earnings projections, and future earnings per share could easily be 2 to 3 times the current stock price,” he said.

OCCC to offer safety program

Oklahoma City Community College is offering a safety orientation program for professionals in the oil and natural gas industry. SafeLand USA classes are set for Monday and June 27. The program will focus on the safety hazards associated with the industry, while covering topics like incident reporting, material handling and accident prevention. It is certified by SafeLand USA and the Energy Training Council of Oklahoma. The all-day classes, which cost $150 per person, will run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Keith Leftwich Library. For more information, contact John Claybon at 682-7855 or jclaybon@occc.edu.

GMX completes successful well

GMX Resources Inc. has completed its fifth horizontal well in North Dakota's Bakken Shale, the company announced this week. The Akovenko well in McKenzie County has achieved peak production of 1,483 barrels of oil equivalent. “The Akovenko result is our fifth consecutive successful completion and continues to demonstrate the productivity of our acreage base,” President Michael J. Rohleder said. “The Akovenko completed well costs were substantially less than our previous wells due to the fact that our drilling efficiency is better and the fracture stimulation costs are more competitive.”

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