BOEM confirms award of 21 offshore blocks in GoM to GulfSlope

GulfSlope Energy has received notice of award and has completed all requirements for 21 offshore lease blocks for which it was the high bidder at offshore lease sale 231, central Gulf of Mexico, conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

With the conclusion of the lease award process, the Company now controls 98,941 acres covering 17 prospects, previously identified by the Company. The blocks are located on the outer shelf and upper slope of the offshore Gulf of Mexico, in water depths of less than 1000′. The sum of the high bids was $7,319,217 on the leases awarded to the Company.

The BOEM rejected our apparent high bid on Ship Shoal Area Block 282 and this block will not be awarded.

John N. Seitz, Chairman and CEO, stated that, “With these final lease block awards, GulfSlope has amassed a significant and attractive prospect portfolio in a portion of the Gulf of Mexico that our team understands quite well. We invested over 14,000 technical man hours in preparation for the lease sale, utilizing over 1 million acres of 3D seismic data reprocessed to cutting edge technologies. We are very pleased with the outcome of our technical work and a bidding strategy that resulted in our capture of 90% of what we sought at the lease sale. The coming months will see us complete our technical work and begin the process of planning for an exploration drilling campaign that we expect to commence in 2015.”

GulfSlope’s internal estimate of potential recoverable resources associated with the 21 awarded blocks is approximately 2 billion BOE.

“We have contracted the petroleum consulting firm of DeGolyer and MacNaughton to perform an independent assessment of the potential recoverable resources and expect to release the results at a later date,” the company said in the press release.

 

Press Release, June 19, 2014

 

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