Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX:CAZ)(AIM:CAZA) is pleased to provide a production update for the Company's Caza Ridge horizontal Bone Spring well on its Copperline Prospect in Lea County, New Mexico.
As previously announced, the Caza Ridge 14 State No. 3H horizontal Bone Spring well was fracture stimulated in twelve stages and has been flowing back for the past week. Under controlled flowback the producing rates have continued to increase each day, and during the past 24 hours the well produced a total of 844 barrels (bbls) of oil, 1,063 thousand cubic feet of natural gas, which equates to 1,021 bbls of oil equivalent, and 667 bbls of frac fluid. The well continues to clean up and recovered hydrocarbons and frac fluids at a gross rate of approximately 1,688 bbls equivalent on an 18/64ths adjustable choke at 2,900 pounds per square inch flowing casing pressure.
Caza currently has a 45% working interest (35.213% net revenue interest) before payout and a 58.75% working interest (45.972% net revenue interest) after payout in the Caza Ridge 14 State No. 3H well.
The Bone Spring formation in Lea and Eddy Counties, New Mexico, contains multiple potential pay zones for oil and liquids-rich natural gas. Caza's current prospects in the horizontal Bone Spring play are Lynch, Forehand Ranch, Lennox, Copperline, Mad River, Azotea Mesa, Bradley 29, Two Mesas and Quail Ridge. The Company is well positioned with approximately 3,300 net acres in the play, and management continues to monitor opportunities to build on Caza's current acreage position.
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