SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: LLEX), an exploration and development company operating in the Permian Basin of West Texas, announced today that the Tiger #1H has reached a 24-hour initial production rate of 1,803 Boepd on a three-stream basis, at 439 Boepd per 1,000 ft. or 242 Bopd per 1,000 ft. of lateral. The well is currently producing at 72% liquids on a three-stream basis.
The Tiger #1H is Lilis's seventh successful operating horizontal Wolfcamp B well in the Permian's Delaware Basin. The Tiger #1H's 4,108 ft. lateral was completed with 21 stages of 200 ft. plug-to-plug spacing with approximately 2,060 lbs. of sand per ft. The Tiger #1H has one of our highest IP rates based on an IP per 1,000 ft.
The Company has begun selling gas in Texas and commenced full production operations in New Mexico in December under its Lucid midstream agreement, which we expect to be fully operational by mid-February. Complete implementation of the Lucid midstream system should alleviate the Company's recent production curtailment issues and provide capacity for all currently planned future development.
"The Tiger #1H continues the trend of Lilis producing top performing wells in the Delaware Basin. This well is our seventh successful horizontal well, one of the top wells in the Delaware basin on an IP per 1,000 ft., and further evidence of the value our acreage. We are encouraged with the progress on the Lucid midstream system, including the initial sales of gas in Texas and look forward to full implementation in the near term. We also intend to increase focus on delineating our acreage both geographically and geologically through testing of additional benches in 2018. In the first quarter, we expect to complete one well and commence drilling another well on our eastern acreage. We also intend to commence drilling wells in the Wolfcamp A, the Wolfcamp XY and the 2nd Bone Springs," said Ron Ormand, Executive Chairman of Lilis.
About Lilis Energy, Inc.
Lilis Energy, Inc. is a San Antonio-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in the Permian's Delaware Basin, considered amongst the leading resource plays in North America. Lilis's total net acreage in the Permian Basin is over 16,200 acres. Lilis Energy's near-term E&P focus is to grow current reserves and production and pursue strategic acquisitions in its core areas. For more information, please visit www.lilisenergy.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks include, but are not limited to our ability to replicate the results described in this release for future wells; the ability to finance our continued exploration, drilling operations and working capital needs; our anticipated future cash flows and ability to access other sources of liquidity; all the other uncertainties, costs and risks involved in exploration and development activities; and the other risks identified in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Additionally, initial production rates are subject to decline over time and should not be regarded as reflective of sustained production levels. In particular, production from horizontal drilling in shale oil and natural gas resource plays and tight natural gas plays that are stimulated with extensive pressure fracturing are typically characterized by significant early declines in production rates. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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