Viking Engages Leading Oil & Gas Operator in Eastern Kansas
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/16 -- Viking Investments Group, Inc. ("Viking") (OTCQB: VKIN) is pleased to announce it has engaged Kansas Resource Development Company ("KRDC") to operate certain of its oil and gas-related leases in Eastern Kansas.
Effective September 1st, 2016 KRDC's subsidiary, S & B Operating, LLC ("S&B"), became the operator of record for the leases known as A. Wilson (East), L. Wilson (West) and Elam/Hahn in which Viking's working interest, through its subsidiary, Mid-Con Petroleum, LLC ("Mid-Con"), is 100%, 92% and 58%, respectively. It is also anticipated that effective November 1st, 2016 S & B will be the operator of record for the ABC, Terbrock, Renner and Griffin leases in which Viking, through Mid-Con, purchased a working interest as previously announced on October 5th, 2016.
Regarding the engagement, James Doris, Viking's President & C.E.O., said, "This relationship is an integral part of our plan to become a leading E&P company in the midcontinent region. We are excited to be able to leverage the skills and expertise of the talented team at KRDC."
Mr. Doris continued by saying, "Continuing to align ourselves with industry experts, in particular those with local knowledge, is imperative to increase value for company stakeholders, and we have done that yet again by formalizing a deal with KRDC."
KRDC is a premier operating company in Kansas and Missouri, and through its affiliates has over 1,000 wells under management. KRDC's executives have decades of experience in the oil & gas sector. The company has established relationships with proven vendors and a first-rate administrative and communication system to assist clients, including publicly-traded companies and private equity firms with an E&P focus, with reporting obligations and making informed decisions regarding future operations and development. KRDC's management team specializes in formulating and operating water-flood enhanced oil recovery programs, and since 2014 the company, through its affiliates, has spudded more wells than any other operator in Kansas.
Viking is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company owns oil and gas leases in Alberta, Kansas and Missouri. The company's interests in Kansas and Missouri cover over 6,000 acres of property. Viking targets under-valued investments with realistic appreciation potential and a defined exit strategy.
Viking is not an investment company, as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940.
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James A. Doris
President and C.E.O.
Viking Investments Group, Inc.
1330 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 23A
New York, NY 10019
Source: Viking Investments Group, Inc.
Released October 25, 2016