Lucas Energy to Join with Victory

Merger to Provide Needed Capital for Eagle Ford Interests
Lucas Energy Focus Area

Lucas Energy Focus Area

Analysts have predicted that when the dust settles from plummeting crude prices, the real victims will be small energy companies. Big corporations have been slashing budgets to help them weather the storm, but smaller companies often don’t have the resources to carry them long term and it is beginning to show.

One such company is Lucas Energy, an Eagle Ford shale oil and gas exploration and production company located in Houston that maintains interests in over 10,000 acres in South and East Texas. Lucas has been scrambling to stay on top of its obligations and recently slashed its expenses by approximately $160,000 per month. But these efforts have not been enough to keep the company out of trouble. Last week, Lucas confirmed that they defaulted on a $7.7 million debt.

In a prepared statement, CEO Anthony Schnur said, “The plunge in crude oil prices has required us to reconsider all alternatives. We are actively and aggressively pursuing options to secure funding through a corporate combination or project financing arrangement. We believe we have made significant progress toward establishing a definitive path forward. Management remains confident that a suitable solution will be agreed upon in the coming weeks and resulting public announcement at the appropriate time.

Related: Lucas Energy Announces Eagle Ford Joint Venture

Related: Lucas Energy Farms Out Eagle Ford Acreage for $1 Million

A ‘suitable solution’ surfaced yesterday as the company announced it had executed a letter of intent for a proposed business combination with Victory Energy Corporation. This is the preliminary step to an official merger agreement that allows the companies to negotiate exclusively. Part of the agreement will be to provide for the capital necessary for Lucas to satisfy its obligations for its Eagle Ford wells, accounts payable and necessary working capital.

Read more at lucasenergy.com

 

 

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Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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