Houston-based Lucas Energy Inc. has signed a joint venture agreement to develop its Eagle Ford Karnes County acreage with Oak Valley Resources, LLC.
Lucas, which is in financial trouble, recently received an extension from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through October to avoid delisting. Lucas management indicates the joint venture meets the company’s objective to focus on Eagle Ford drilling and development, therefore maximizing production and cash flow.
At closing, Lucas will receive $444,000 for a 50% working interest on approximately 400 acres. Oak Valley will manage the drilling of the wells and each company will bear 50% of the drilling and completion costs. Once the wells are on production and initial oil sales begin, all revenues and operating costs will also be split between the parties on a 50%-50% basis. The first well is expected to be spudded no later than December 2014. The joint venture expects to drill a minimum of four wells on the property.
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