Jericho Oil Corp. (JCO:TSX.V; JROOF:OTC) has been making moves in the STACK recently, and it's worth your due diligence to find out what's going on.
First, let's catch everyone up on this little-known oil play that's on a hot streak.
Short for Sooner Trend Anadarko Canadian and Kingfisher, the STACK play is a shale play located in the Anadarko Super Basin in Oklahoma that boasts several shale layers (hence the reason for its acronym). It's what we like to call a stacked-
Jericho has built a strong position in the play consisting of approximately 16,000 net acres in both Garfield and Blaine Counties. More important, however, is that the company was able to keep its entry costs low.
Back in early June, Jericho announced it had participated in the drilling and completion of two primary stacked formations in the play: the Meramec Shale and Lower Osage.
Recently, the company reported the well results for its Swordspear 23-10-15 1H well. The well is a part of Jericho's JV farm-in acreage, and was targeting the Lower Osage formation. At last count, the Swordspear well was producing an average rate of 400 BOE per day after being on an electrical submersible pump for the past month.
What you may not realize, however, is that this output is set to increase. It takes about two or three months to hit its peak initial production, and Jericho has already stated that recent production flows are in excess of 500 BOE per day.
Let's be clear here…
This is great news for investors looking to take advantage of higher oil prices.
Not only is Jericho's breakeven around $40 per barrel, but these strong results mean the company will move forward with new wells.
Thanks to the success of the Swordspear well, the company's JV will participate in a second Osage formation well. Dubbed the Trebuchet 21-23N-10W #1H, this well will be drilled into the northern STACK footprint, and help delineate Jericho's acreage.
In other words, the Trebuchet well is on deck and will be spud in August.
Look for this tiny driller to capitalize on more successful drilling results as crude prices try to find support above $70 per barrel.
Keith Kohl is the managing editor of Energy & Capital, an independent research service that focuses primarily on opportunities in the world's energy markets. Kohl shares his vast knowledge of the global energy complex and the unprecedented opportunities offered in those markets with members of Energy Investor and Pure Energy Trader.
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