Houston-based independent Radiant Oil & Gas won a tender Wednesday for a 1,000 acre legacy field in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.

The area, known as the Garnet project, adds $45 million to the company’s PV-10 reserves.

PV-10 is the value of current oil reserves once they are extracted from the ground net of expenses and minus 10 percent per year.

Since 1965, 500 wells at Garnet have produced a total of over 59 million barrels of oil and 2.8 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Radiant has already identified 21 areas where it can re-work abandoned wells or drill new wells.

A third party analysis of the project is currently underway to confirm Radiant’s initial analysis.

“As interest in unconventional shale plays has surged, we continue to see a number of overlooked opportunities to acquire quality, mature projects in conventional areas at compelling valuations,” Radiant CEO John Jurasin said.

Radiant focuses on E&P  in onshore areas and shallow state waters of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Radiant owns and operates about 6,000 net acres across seven projects: Natchez, Taylor Point, Ensminger, Coral, Onyx and Garnet.


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