CARSON CITY, Nev., March 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sierra Nevada Oil, LLC (Sierra Nevada) announced today that it has staked three additional well locations in Gabbs, Nevada, and completed for submission the BLM Notices of Staking. Sierra Nevada and Empire Petroleum (OTC:EMPR) own 36,750 acres of Bureau of Land Management leases on a large surface anticline in the Gabbs Valley. Sierra Nevada recently acquired an option to acquire controlling interest in Empire.
The three locations were determined by geologic interpretations including seismic data, and are located in the proximity of Sierra Nevada's Paradise 2-12 discovery well. The 2-12 is currently pumping the first oil to be produced in western Nevada. Potential reserves for the anticline from this geologic zone have been calculated at 139M barrels. The three locations will be further evaluated to determine the optimal site for the "4th of July" well planned to be drilled this summer.
About Empire Petroleum Corporation
Based in Tulsa, OK, and founded in 1983, Empire Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration and development of oil and gas interests in the U.S. The company owns interest in the Gabbs Valley prospect, an area of approximately 34,186 gross acres in Nye and Mineral Counties, NV. It also holds interest in the South Okie prospect covering 110 net acres of oil and gas leases in Natrona County, WY. The company was formerly known as Americomm Resources .
About Sierra Nevada Oil LLC
Established in 2012, Sierra Nevada Oil, LLC is a privately held oil and gas exploration and development company based in Carson City, NV. The company's focus is to acquire and develop oil & gas properties in Nevada. The company owns interest in approximately 36,750 gross acres in the Gabbs Valley prospect, located in Nye and Mineral Counties, NV. Management believes that Nevada oil exploration offers many promising opportunities.
For further information, please contact Patrick Fagen at 530-416-0266 or visit www.sierranevadaoil.com.
On behalf of Sierra Nevada Oil LLC
Patrick A. Fagen
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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with oil and gas exploration. We are not in control of oil and gas prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate.
Patrick Fagen 530-416-0266