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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mississippian Formation Oil and Gas Stocks; (NYSE: CHK), (NYSE: DVN), (OTCBB: OEDV), (NYSE: RRC), (NYSE: SDT)

Point Roberts, WA. June 13, 2011 ( Energy Newswire) -, a leader in sector research including oil and gas stocks, issues a trading snapshot on Mississippian Formation oil and gas stocks.
According to a June presentation from SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD), the Mississippian Formation has "Exceptional Performance across Play Area”
  • 189 Horizontal Wells Drilled
  • 101 Wells with Available Production Data
  • (Average Peak 30 day = 281 boepd)
  • 62 Operated with Production Data
  • (Average Peak 30 day = 290 boepd)
Mississippian Formation Sector Trading Snapshot
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) trading at $28.89, down 0.35 (1.20%) 10:47AM EDT
  • Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) trading at $ 78.17, down 1.19 (1.50%) 10:47AM EDT
  • Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. (OTCBB: OEDV) trading at $0.28
  • Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) trading at $ 52.49, down 0.29 (0.55%)
  • SandRidge Mississippian Trust I (NYSE: SDT) trading at $25.45, down 0.14 (0.55%)
Market Snapshot
  • Dow 11,995.81 +43.90 +0.37%
  • NASDAQ 2,651.31 +7.58 +0.29%
  • S&P 500 1,274.43 +3.45 +0.27%
  • 10 Yr Bond (%) 2.9860% +0.0015
  • Oil 98.52 -0.77 -0.78%
  • Gold 1,529.20 +0.60 +0.04%
Mississippian Formation:
SandRidge Energy, Inc.(NYSE:SD) liked the play so much it formed the SandRidge Mississippian Trust I(NYSE: SDT ) to own certain royalty interests in oil and natural gas wells in northern Oklahoma producing from the Mississippian formation. The Company completed its IPO mid April over – subscribed at $21.00, with 17,250,000 common units, including 2,250,000 common units sold pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) Net acreage in Horizontal Mississippian Play
  • Current > 900,000 acres
  • Average acquisition cost ≈ $200 per acre
Mississippian Oil drilling
  • Planned 2011 rig count ≈ 12 rigs
  • 300-500 Mboe/well (52% Crude Oil)
  • $3.0 MM/well
  • SD Operated wells
    • −84 Drilled
  • Other Industry wells
    • −124Drilled
In a recent Q&A Kim Bradford, President and CEO of Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. shares insight on the Mississippian Formation;
"There are more than a dozen that I could name offhand. What is interesting is that in almost every case, it is Oklahoma based companies that are in this play. Ranging from very long term privately owned Oklahoma drillers such as Nadel & Gussman and Ceja, which date back to the 20's and 30's to Eagle Energy which was founded in 2009, all are finding success in the Horizontal Miss. The publicly traded companies such as Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, SandRidge Energy, and Range Resources with a combined market cap of almost $70 billion lend a tremendous amount of credence to the play by their very presence. It is fair to say that at least in SandRidge Energy's case, its commitment to the Oklahoma Mississippian play has totally transformed the company from a lackluster natural gas focused producer to one of the most dynamic mid sized oil companies in the market today, with a stock price performance to match that transformation going from $4 less than a year ago to roughly $12 today. If you go to their website, and you should, it is obvious that they largely credit the Horizontal Miss for that transformation.
The attribute that all the Horizontal Miss players seem to have, beyond the fact that they are almost unanimously Oklahoma companies with detailed local knowledge, is that they have been largely driven by people of conviction, ranging from most notably Tom Ward at SandRidge Energy to Loren Schmidt at Calyx, Charles Wickstrom and Shane Matson at Spyglass Energy, as well as Osage's own Greg Franklin, and many others. While the Mississippian formation has been known for decades, it took the ability to re-evaluate without prejudice, and move forward with conviction that the Mississippian could be an ideal candidate for horizontal exploitation.
Because the Mississippian is present in so many counties in Oklahoma, each of the companies involved are making unique contributions to the knowledge base. As an example, Pablo Energy and Eagle Energy of Oklahoma are in completely different areas of Oklahoma, use completely different drilling and completion techniques, but are helping us all to advance our knowledge and build efficiencies. Oklahoma is a fantastic place todrill for oil and these are fantastic people and companies to be working along beside.”
More about Osage (OTCBB: OEDV)
Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. ( OTCBB: OEDV)
Based in San Diego, California with production offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and executive offices in Bogotá, Colombia, Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company with interests in oil and gas wells and prospects in the US and Colombia.
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