HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glori Energy Inc. (Nasdaq:GLRI) ("Glori"), an energy technology company focused on enhanced oil recovery using its proprietary AERO™ System, today announced that it has acquired three additional leases at Coke Field in Wood County, Texas from a private seller for $2 million. The leases contain two wells producing 37 barrels of oil (27 barrels net) per day and one water injection well. Glori expects to increase production rates at these sites by tying the wells into its current operations infrastructure at Coke Field to reduce well downtime.
Stuart Page, CEO of Glori, said: "Since acquiring the Coke Field, Glori has created efficiencies and production improvements that we estimate will add approximately $2.8 million in EBITDA (Earnings before Interest Taxes and Depreciation) over the coming year. Our engineers are optimizing the field in preparation for AERO deployment, which we anticipate commencing once unitization is complete. These newly acquired leases will aid Glori as we continue to make progress in the unitization process."
Thomas Holland, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Production at Glori, said: "While Glori is primarily focused on larger acquisitions, this purchase is a useful and strategic 'bolt-on' that consolidates our position at Coke Field in advance of AERO implementation. In addition, this acquisition adds existing well bores for Glori's AERO System."
ABOUT GLORI ENERGY INC.
Glori Energy Inc. (Nasdaq:GLRI) is a Houston-based energy technology company known for its proprietary AERO™ System, a highly efficient, biotechnology process for increasing oil recovery from existing reservoirs. Only one-third of all oil discovered in a typical reservoir is recoverable using conventional technologies; the rest remains trapped. Glori's AERO technology recovers trapped oil by stimulating a reservoir's native microorganisms to sustainably increase the ultimate incremental recovery. Glori applies its technology to fields the company acquires and redevelops onshore in the U.S., and also provides its AERO System as a service to third party E&P companies. For more information, visit www.GloriEnergy.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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