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Panhandle makes $80 million transaction in Eagle Ford

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. said it has signed an agreement to get nonoperated working interest in 11,100 acres in the prolific Texas shale formation.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 16, 2014

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. said Thursday it signed an agreement for nonoperated working interest in 11,100 acres in the core of the Eagle Ford shale in Texas.

Panhandle will pay $80.4 million for the 16 percent nonoperated working interest in 58 producing wells in LaSalle and Frio counties in Texas. The transaction, funded by the company’s credit facility, also includes six wells being completed and 113 undeveloped Eagle Ford locations. The property is being developed by Cheyenne Petroleum Co. of Oklahoma City.

Michael C. Coffman, Panhandle’s president and CEO, said the properties produced an average of 733 net equivalent barrels of oil per day in the first quarter.

The transaction will significantly increase Panhandle’s current oil production of 720 barrels per day.

“In our estimation, the Eagle Ford is the premier oil resource play in the country,” Coffman said. “The Eagle Ford has infrastructure in place to move oil by pipeline to the Gulf Coast and enjoys reasonable year-round weather conditions. In addition, a number of large companies are studying and applying new technologies to the play.”

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