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Friday, January 27, 2012

Resource Investor Alert: Casey Research Identifies Next Generation of Resource Industry Titans with "Casey's NexTen"

Stowe, VT - January 27, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) Casey Research, a leading provider of investment research with over 30 years of history specializing in metals, mining, and energy investing, has released its 2012 Casey NexTen list*. This annual list showcases the top rising stars of the resource industry � the names investors should be following over the next ten years. Despite their young ages, these individuals are already demonstrating a strong track record in innovation, exploration, and financing.
Casey Research has long recognized that the most successful resource companies invariably have one thing in common - talented people. For years, Casey Research has helped its subscribers succeed by closely following the careers of the most serially successful explorers and entrepreneurs in the industry. It is that top 4% of resource experts who continue to generate 64% of the wins which have, in some cases, generated up to 1,000% or more in returns for those who have invested with them.
"We continue to uncover successful investment opportunities for our subscribers in an industry where only a small percentage yield profitable results. We can do this because as an independent research firm we have the flexibility to look everywhere for the smartest and most innovative up-and-coming talent who are running great businesses, " said Marin Katusa, Casey Research's Chief Energy Investment Strategist. " This year ' s inductees have already demonstrated incredible aptitude for discovering great opportunities and navigating politically charged waters to find success. "
This year ' s inductees to the Casey NexTen list include:
  • Marcel de Groot: Founder and President, Pathway Capital Limited; Director, Keegan Resources (T.KGN); and Chairman, Luna Gold (V.LGC). Marcel and the firm he founded in 2004, Pathway Capital, invest in and provide strategic support to early-stage private and public companies. To read more about his track record go to: www.caseyresearch.com/marcel-de-groot
  • Ari Sussman: President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Colossus Minerals (T.CSI); President, CEO, and Director, Continental Gold (T.CNL); and Director, Dalradian Resources (T.DNA). Ari has an eye for identifying high-quality mineral assets. To read more about Ari go to: www.caseyresearch.com/ari-sussman
  • David Forest: Chief Operating Officer, Sunward Resources (V.SWD); Managing Director, Notela Group; Phillip O'Neill: Chief Executive Officer, Sunward Resources (V.SWD); Managing Director, Notela Group. To read about how David and Phillip identify specific projects go to: www.caseyresearch.com/david-forest-philip-o-neill
To read more about these future superstars and what makes them excel go to: www.caseyresearch.com/nexten
*NexTen candidates are selected based on over 30 years of Casey Research experience and industry judgment in the mining and exploration sector. As a fiercely independent investment research firm, Casey Research receives no fees or compensation for its selections.
About Casey Research
Casey Research is a leading independent provider of investment research with over three decades of heritage. With specialized expertise in energy, metals and mining, commodities and technology, Casey Research provides clients with in-depth analysis of investment opportunities in high-growth areas. Founded by legendary investor Doug Casey, the company carries on his tradition of unbiased research, hands-on analysis, deep industry expertise, and a talent for uncovering uniquely profitable investment opportunities. Casey Research ' s team of seasoned investors, economists, geologists, and analysts are dedicated to uncovering important market trends and providing the guidance and recommendations to profit from them. Find out more at www.caseyresearch.com.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oil and Gas Stock News; Osage (OTCBB: OEDV.OB) Spuds Second Horizontal Mississippian Well in Nemaha Ridge Project; Total Depth Reached on First Well

SAN DIEGO - January 18, 2012 (Investorideas.com Energy Newswire) - Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. (OTCBB: OEDV.OB) is pleased to announce the spudding of the Krittenbrink 2-36H on January 8, 2012 in Logan County, Oklahoma two days after the completion of the Company�s second disposal well. The Krittenbrink 2-36H is the second horizontal Mississippian well to commence drilling in conjunction with its partners, Slawson Exploration Company and US Energy Development Corporation.
Osage is also pleased to announce that total measured depth of 9,917 feet has been reached on the Wolfe 1-29H, the first horizontal Mississippian well in the Company's previously announced 20,000 acre Nemaha Ridge project.
"Osage is methodically achieving its early goals," stated Kim Bradford, Chairman and CEO of Osage Exploration and Development. "Additionally, as the drilling of our first two horizontal Mississippian wells progresses, we are witnessing a significant increase in both drilling and leasing activity by major producers adjacent to the Company�s Logan County acreage. This activity is targeting both the Mississippian and more notably, the Woodford formations to which Osage also owns rights across its acreage block. We believe that this activity provides strong third-party validation of our geological thesis and points to the value of the multiple formations in the acreage block that we have assembled."
Greg Franklin, Osage�s Vice President of Exploration, stated, "In order to optimize the results in our initial wells, we have been carefully studying the hydraulic fracturing and completion techniques utilized to date by the other significant players in the horizontal Mississippian play. We feel that as a result, we are oriented to achieve outstanding results in the early wells of this program."
For a visual depiction of the horizontal drilling technique that will be utilized in the Nemaha Ridge project, click on the video link below:
http://www.osageexploration.com/video/index.htm
About Osage Exploration and Development, Inc.
Based in San Diego, California, with production offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and executive offices in Bogot�, Colombia, Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company with interests in oil and gas wells and prospects in the U.S. and Colombia. http://www.osageexploration.com
About Slawson Exploration Company, Inc.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, with regional offices in Denver, Houston, and Oklahoma City, Slawson began oil and gas exploration in 1957. http://www.slawsoncompanies.com/exploration.html
About U.S. Energy Development Corporation
U.S. Energy Development Corporation was formed in 1980 as a successor to Oilmark & Company, Inc., founded in 1978. The company has consistently been ranked among the Top 50 Independent Oil & Natural Gas Drillers in the United States and is one of the largest drillers in both New York and Pennsylvania. Since 1980, U.S. Energy has acted as operator with respect to the drilling of more than 2,500 wells. http://www.usedc.com
Safe Harbor Statement
The information in this release includes certain forward-looking statements as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission that are based on assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate. Those statements and Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. are subject to a number of risks, including production variances from expectations, volatility of product prices, inability to raise sufficient capital to fund its operations, environmental risks, competition, government regulation, and the ability of the Company to execute its business strategy, among others.
Contact:
Osage Exploration and Development, Inc.
Kim Bradford, President and CEO
Phone: 619-677-3956
Fax: 619-677-3964
kbradford@osageexploration.com
www.osageexploration.com
or
Portage Equity Market Advisors, LLC
Jack Zedlitz, Managing Advisor
Phone: 405-230-1182
jzedlitz@portagemarketadvisors.com
www.portagellc.com
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Energy Stock Alert: GEO FINANCE (OTC: GEFI.PK) IDENTIFIES DRILL TARGETS AND RETAINS OPERATOR FOR NEWEST LEASES IN TEXAS

TORONTO, ONTARIO - January 10, 2012 - Investorideas.com energy stocks newswire - Geo Finance Corporation (Pink: GEFI ) is pleased to announce that the managing partner of the newly acquired Jackson A&D leases, Armurtex Oil Corporation (a private corporation) has retained GGP Exploration Ltd of Shreveport Louisiana to operate the 200 acre field located in Archer and Wichita Counties, Texas.
To see this news as the latest FNM Video Press Release go to: http://youtu.be/POc0mhtArrA
The Jackson A&D lease has 30 existing closed wells and one injection well currently located thereon. As announced on November 9 th, 2012, Geo Finance Corporation entered into an option agreement with Armurtex Oil Corporation whereby Armurtex partnered with GEFI to acquire the property.
The operator has identified the initial wells for rework and has established a budget for the necessary work. All of the wells identified were shut in the late 1990's with production, primarily due to low oil prices.
"Because of today's price of oil, a lot of the wells that were shut in during times of low oil prices are profitable again. We're in an excellent position to take advantage of higher oil prices and current technological improvements we're employing on our current properties and on our acquisitions," commented John Arnold, CEO of Geo Finance Corp.
The 200 acre site permits spacing that will allow additional wells to be drilled subject to receipt of permitting as required, satisfactory geological and engineering reports and subject to economically feasible cost and financing analysis.
About Geo Finance Corporation:
Geo Finance Corporation is a Florida entity established to develop and invest in energy related projects including waste to energy, geothermal collection fields, natural gas and petroleum production. The administrative office is based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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Statements in this document regarding the intentions, the expected timetable for completing any transaction, benefits and synergies of any transaction, future opportunities for the company, expectations regarding the value and benefits of any transaction and any other statements about Geo Finance Corporation's managements' future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other applicable securities laws. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," estimates and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: the ability of the parties to consummate any transaction and satisfy the conditions thereunder; the ability to obtain, the impact of any actions taken by any other party to complicate, delay or prevent any transaction and the ability to produce commercially viable quantities of gas or oil from the Archer Field. Except as required by applicable law, Geo Finance Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.
Source: Geo Finance Corp.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oil and Gas Stock Spotlight; Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) - $2.32 Billion Utica Shale Joint Venture

POINT ROBERTS, January 5, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, an investor stock research portal focusing on sector research including energy stocks issues an investor alert for oil and gas stock, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) following news this week of its completion of the $2.32 Billion Utica Shale Joint Venture Transaction with Total E&P USA, Inc. The stock closed Wednesday at $23.86, up 0.26 (1.10%).
The Company announced Tuesday the completion of a joint venture ("JV") transaction with Total E&P USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT, FP:FP) ("Total"), whereby Total acquired an undivided 25% interest in approximately 619,000 net acres in the liquids-rich area of the Utica Shale. Of the JV acreage, approximately 542,000 net acres were contributed to the JV by Chesapeake and approximately 77,000 net acres were contributed by Houston-based EnerVest, Ltd. and its affiliates ("EnerVest"). The JV area covers all or a portion of 10 counties in eastern Ohio (the "JV AMI").
The transaction, which closed on Friday, December 30, 2011, resulted in combined value of approximately $2.32 billion, of which approximately $2.03 billion was received by Chesapeake and approximately $290 million by EnerVest. Approximately $610 million was paid to Chesapeake in cash at closing and approximately $1.42 billion will be paid in the form of a drilling and completion cost carry, which Chesapeake anticipates fully receiving by year-end 2014.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

TSX Energy Stock Investor Alert: Vero Energy (TSX: VRO.TO) Trades Up over 25% on News of Sale of Natural Gas Assets

POINT ROBERTS, January 3, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, an investor stock research portal focusing on sector research including energy stocks issues a TSX energy stock investor alert for Vero Energy Inc. (TSX: VRO.TO). The stock is trading up at $2.60, up 0.52 (25.00%) on over 4 million shares on news that it is selling natural gas assets for $209 million.
Vero Energy Inc. (TSX:VRO.TO) announced today that it has entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement (the "Agreement") for the divestiture of certain natural gas assets (the "Disposition Assets") of the Company to a private oil and gas company (the "Purchaser") for gross proceeds of $209 million, subject to closing adjustments (the "Transaction"). Closing of the Transaction is anticipated to occur on or about January 31, 2012 and is subject to customary conditions for an asset divestiture of this nature.
The Disposition Assets are primarily focused in the deep basin region of West Central Alberta and include related facilities but excludes zones from surface to base Cardium, which represent estimated average daily production of 7,296 boe/d (86% Natural Gas) during the fourth quarter of 2011 and 26.5 mmboe of proved plus probable reserves at December 31, 2010.
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Energy Stock to Watch: Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) Trades up over 6% on Sinopec Deal

POINT ROBERTS, January 3, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, an investor stock research portal focusing on sector research including energy stocks issues an investor alert for oil and gas stock, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN). The stock is trading up at$65.94, up 3.94 (6.35%) in morning trading on news of a deal with Sinopec and as oil trades up over $102.00.
Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) today announced it has signed an agreement with Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration & Production Corporation (SIPC) whereby SIPC will invest $2.2 billion in exchange for one-third of Devon’s interest in five new venture plays. Prior to this transaction, Devon had assembled 1.2 million net acres in the company’s previously announced positions in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, Niobrara, Mississippian, Ohio Utica Shale and the Michigan Basin. The companies have recently added acreage in the Ohio Utica Shale, increasing their joint position in the play to 235,000 net acres.
SIPC will also reimburse Devon for drilling costs incurred prior to closing and acreage acquisition costs incurred subsequent to the effective date of the agreement. SIPC will make a $900 million cash payment upon closing and $1.6 billion paid in the form of a drilling carry. The drilling carry will fund 70 percent of Devon’s capital requirements, which results in SIPC paying 80 percent of the overall development costs during the carry period. Based on the current work plan, the company expects the entire $1.6 billion carry to be realized by year-end 2014. Through 2012, the companies expect to drill approximately 125 gross wells in the five plays.
Investorideas.com Newswire "This arrangement improves Devon's capital efficiency by recovering our land and drilling costs to date and by significantly reducing our future capital commitments,” said John Richels, Devon's president and chief executive officer. "We can accelerate the derisking and commercialization of these five plays without diverting capital from our core development projects. This transaction also provides us further flexibility to seek exposure to additional new play types with less risk.”
"While we are still in the early stages of derisking these plays, the tremendous response by industry to our data room process clearly underscores the attractiveness of this opportunity,” said Dave Hager, Devon's executive vice president of exploration and production. "We believe our strong acreage positions in these plays, our reputation as a quality operator and the uniqueness of the opportunity for exposure to five different plays in a single venture make this a compelling value proposition.”
Devon will serve as the operator and will have ultimate responsibility for the allocation of capital. The company is also responsible for commercially marketing all production from these plays into the North American market. Subject to customary government and regulatory approvals, the closing is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2012.
Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is a leading U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For additional information, visit www.devonenergy.com.
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