Thursday, November 03, 2022
Michael Heim, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Permex announced that it had reached target depth on its Eoff PPC #3 well with positive results. The well, the first drilled by Permex in the Breedlove Field, encountered multiple pay zones with favorable results according to management. A decision regarding drilling horizontally (cost of $3-4 million versus $2-3 million for a vertical well) has not been made. Permex acquired the Breedlove Field property in October 2021 which included 12 producing wells, 9 shut-in wells, and significant fill-in drilling opportunities. The Breedlove Field is in Martin County, one of the most successful counties for drilling in the Permian Basin. Successful results were expected but are a positive development, nonetheless.
Reworked wells continue to produce at high volumes. Permex recompleted five wells earlier this year. Initial production of 50 BOEPD has stabilized at 35 BOEPD, increasing total firm production to 71 BOEPD. This is ahead of our projections and meets our expectations for production for the first quarter of next year. We view well completions as a quick and favorable way to generate additional free cash flow in today’s high oil price environment. We expect the company to perform several well recompletions each quarter in addition to drilling a vertical or horizontal well.
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