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Petro-Victory acquires mature Brazilian assets

RIO DE JANEIRO, September 5, 2018 – US independent Petro-Victory Energy has acquired stakes in four onshore Brazilian fields from Empresa de Engenharia de Petróleo for USD 1.6 million, the company announced in a press statement on Tuesday.

The company has taken on 100% operating stakes in the Andorinha and Alto Alegre fields in the Potiguar Basin, as well as 50% working interests in the Carapitanga and São João fields in the Sergipe-Alagoas and Barreirinhas basins, respectively.

“These fields are located in mature, oil-prone basins, with well understood geology and low geological risk,” Petro-Victory COO Richard Lane said. “Reservoirs are of excellent quality and our hydrocarbon pay zones are at shallow depths (1-1.5km), allowing for low-cost development drilling.”

 

Petro-Victory estimates the fields, which produce light, sweet crude, could together achieve an output of more than 1,000 bopd, the statement said.

The mature assets together have extensive infrastructure worth more than USD 50 million, including 21 wells, evacuation pipelines, storage tanks and power facilities. They also have 2D and 3D seismic coverage.

“This acquisition positions us in Brazil at a time when onshore oil and gas investment is poised for revitalisation,” company CEO Richard F. Gonzalez said. “The market opportunity in Brazil has become more attractive with improvements in the economy, as well as a move higher in oil prices.”

The finalisation of the deal is subject to approval from Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels.

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