HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AZGSD) ("Aztec") announced today the pending release of an independent due diligence report by Duff & Phelps. This research report is expected to be released to broker dealer due diligence analysts immediately.
"This is the most comprehensive financial, operational and background review that has ever been produced on our company. It resulted from our desire to be at the forefront of providing maximum research, transparency and understanding to our broker dealers and our investors," said Waylan Johnson, President of Aztec.
"The depth of research, plus the capabilities and technical knowledge of the oil & gas industry displayed by Duff & Phelps during the review process was very significant and welcomed by Aztec," continued Mr. Johnson. "We sought to engage Duff & Phelps immediately upon their entry into the alternative investment research market for independent broker dealers because of their size, financial strength, reputation, scope, integrity and depth of talent. Aztec has never been afraid to use the best to research our firm and its offerings, including using the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLC (a global 100 firm) for our program tax opinions. Aztec seeks the best and most capable due diligence firms to give our brokers confidence that they are getting a fully accurate picture of our company, as determined by recognized due diligence experts. We eagerly await the release of the Duff & Phelps report," concluded Mr. Johnson.
About Duff & Phelps Corporation
As a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps balances analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to help clients make sound decisions. The firm provides expertise in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Investment banking services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Pagemill Partners; and GCP Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. M&A advisory services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
About Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc.
Aztec is an experienced oil and gas exploration, development and production company focusing on Texas, plus other areas of the U.S. Its interests are highly diversified between development drilling and exploration drilling; however, when it offers drilling/production partnerships, Aztec focuses primarily on Texas shallow, lower risk, development and step out oil wells. When offered, those programs/partnerships are placed, with accredited investor partners, only through FINRA registered Broker Dealers, and Registered Investment Advisors; and, are focused primarily on oil, with natural gas normally being the secondary target of production.
Aztec has been in the oil/gas business since 2004, and entered the sponsored drilling program industry in 2006. Over the next two and one half years, beginning in late 2006, Aztec intentionally restricted itself to only three small, very limited Appalachian, natural gas drilling partnerships. Such was done in order to study and become fully familiar with the nuances of the sponsored drilling program industry before expanding to the Company's full capabilities. In the summer of 2008, Aztec publicly announced it was discontinuing any natural gas drilling in Appalachia, and was ready to substantially expand its sponsored drilling program activities, along with its other activities, primarily for oil in Texas.
As to only its sponsored drilling partnerships, when offered; since 2008, Aztec has, indeed, focused almost all of those partnerships on oil wells in Texas. In addition to its early, initial three small Appalachian natural gas drilling partnerships mentioned above, Aztec has, intermittently, sponsored and closed a significant number of other drilling/production partnerships (all of the latter, as stated, focused primarily on drilling for oil in Texas). Aztec Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aztec Oil & Gas Inc., is the Managing General Partner of all Aztec drilling partnerships; and another wholly-owned Aztec Oil & Gas Inc. subsidiary, Aztec Drilling & Operating, LLC, is the drilling contractor and well operator for such partnerships. Through its own participation, contributions and coverage, Aztec owns a 30% interest in all of its drilling/production partnerships. In general clarification of its activities, in addition to its own direct corporate participations in industry partner wells, Aztec sometimes sponsors lower risk, development drilling/rework/production programs which include significant tax benefits; all of which are offered only through FINRA Registered Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisors to Accredited Investors. Aztec's sponsored drilling/rework/production programs, when offered, focus primarily on shallow oil/gas drilling, are considered unique, and also incorporate a sophisticated exit strategy for investors.
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This release/announcement/document is neither an advertisement, an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, Units or participations of Aztec Oil & Gas Inc., its subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively "Aztec"). This release/document contains certain statements, estimates, and forecasts with respect to future performance and events. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release/announcement/document, a Memorandum, or the Aztec website, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future performance of events, are forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements are based on various underlying assumptions, estimates and expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed in such statements. As a result, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this release/ announcement/document, a Memorandum, or the Aztec Website will prove to be accurate or correct. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the future performance or events described in the forward-looking statements in this release/announcement/document, a Memorandum, or the Aztec Website might not occur. Accordingly, investors should not rely upon forward-looking statements or historical performance as a prediction or indicator of actual or future results. Also, Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc., its officers, principals, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and consultants, and the other parties, investors, shareholders, partnerships and partners, involved in any properties, programs, partnerships and Aztec ownership or activities, have various, material conflicts of interests. The price(s) received for the oil and natural gas produced from any investments, activities or properties may be less, or more, than quoted NYMEX prices at any given times. Specific results, yields, benefits, etc. are not guaranteed by Aztec and are subject to risks and limitations inherent in the energy industry and/or described in any Memorandum and elsewhere. Aztec does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, facts or other information, whether as a result of new information, future events, subsequent circumstances or otherwise.
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