Swift Energy Company and Petrohawk Energy Corporation Announce Joint Venture to Develop Eagle Ford Shale

Petrohawk and Swift enter Eagle Ford Shale joint venture to develop the Eagle Ford in McMullen County, Texas.  Petrohawk paid $26 million upfront and will carry costs of $13 million to fund development of the 26,000 acres. Petrohawk earns a 50% interest for $39 million ($3,000 per acre).

“Swift Energy Company (NYSE: SFY) (“Swift Energy”) and Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE: HK) (“Petrohawk”) have executed a definitive agreement to jointly develop and operate an approximate 26,000 acre portion of Swift Energy’s Eagle Ford Shale acreage in McMullen County, Texas.

“Terry Swift, CEO of Swift Energy, remarked, ‘We have found an excellent partner to jointly develop with us a portion of our highly prospective Eagle Ford shale acreage. Petrohawk is one of the leaders in developing natural gas from shale formations responsibly, efficiently and cost effectively. Their technical and commercial expertise has already produced strong operational results in the Eagle Ford Shale, making Petrohawk an excellent choice as a partner for this project.’ “

Read more of the press release at petrohawk.com

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.