HOUSTON, TX, Oct. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prairie Operating Co. (OTCQB: CRKR; the “Company”), is pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive independent third-party evaluation of its non-producing position in Weld County, Colorado.
The reserve report reflects the quality and scale of the Company’s 37,000 gross acre position, establishing a possibles reserves basis of ~285.3 MMBoe with a PV10 value of ~$2.4 billion. The reserves are supported by 412 qualified locations across both the Niobrara and Codell formations that are part of the Company’s future development plan. Furthermore, Prairie Operating Co. has hundreds of additional locations beyond this initial 5-year development program that are not currently included in the report. As the acreage position is further delineated through internal development and offset drilling activity, the Company anticipates material increases to its proven oil and gas reserves and PV10 valuation.
"This independent third-party reserve report firmly validates the strength and scalability of our asset base.” stated, Ed Kovalik, Chairman and CEO. “We are confident our extensive drilling inventory will be a driving factor in creating consistent, long-term value for our shareholders. The team looks forward to filing permits and beginning our development program, as we have positioned the Company for significant growth."
August 1, 2023: Estimated Reserves at Strip Pricing (1)
Prairie Operating Co. Estimated Possibles Reserves Highlights:
- 285.3 MMBoe with corresponding PV10 of $2.4 billion
- Approximately 74% oil & liquids and 26% natural gas
- 412 Undeveloped drilling locations
The Company’s estimated possible reserves as of August 1, 2023, as shown in the table below, have been prepared in accordance with the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Petroleum Resources Management System guidelines issued by Collarini Energy Experts, an independent petroleum engineering firm, utilizing NYMEX Strip Pricing as of July 31, 2023.
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Note: PV-10 is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” section below.
(1) Strip Pricing as of July 31, 2023: WTI/Henry Hub –2024: $76.24/$2.96; 2025: $71.38/$3.38; 2026: $67.57/$3.43; 2027: $64.45/$3.36; 2028: $61.87/$3.26; 2029: $59.68/$3.26; 2030: $57.79/$3.27; 2031: $56.09/$3.33; 2032: $54.63/$3.37; 2033: $53.29/$3.46; and thereafter: $53.29/$3.60
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
PV-10 is derived from the Standardized Measure of Discounted Future Net Cash Flows (“Standardized Measure”), which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for proved reserves. PV-10 is a computation of the Standardized Measure on a pre-tax basis. PV-10 is equal to the Standardized Measure at the applicable date, before deducting future income taxes, discounted at 10 percent. We believe that the presentation of PV10 is relevant and useful to our investors as supplemental disclosure to the standardized measure, or after-tax amount, because it presents the discounted future net cash flows attributable to our possible reserves before considering future corporate income taxes and our current tax structure. While the standardized measure is dependent on the unique tax situation of each company, PV10 is based on prices and discount factors that are consistent for all companies. Our possible reserves were derived from wells of offset operators in the same development area. We have shown possible reserves as we will not have proven reserves until our development plan commences.
About Prairie Operating Co.
Prairie Operating Co. (f/k/a Creek Road Miners, Inc.) is a publicly traded company engaged in the development, exploration, and production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids with operations focused on unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs located in Colorado focused on the Niobrara and Codell formations. The Company is also a crypto company focused on cryptocurrency mining. The Company is dedicated to developing affordable, reliable energy to meet the world’s growing demand, while continuing to protect the environment. To learn more, visit www.prairieopco.com.
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