Mexco Energy Corporation Announces Additional Development of Properties

Nov 18, 2009, 13:34 ET from Mexco Energy Corporation

MIDLAND, Texas, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mexco Energy Corporation (Amex: MXC) today announced additional development of oil and gas properties in which it holds an interest.

Mexco announced development of its natural gas property in the Newark East (Barnett Shale) Field in Tarrant County, Texas. Mexco owns a 21.45% royalty interest in a 122 acre tract. Three additional wells have been drilled on subsequently pooled acreage and are currently producing natural gas into the sales pipeline. This property, operated by Chesapeake Operating, Inc., now contains the original 3 wells plus the 3 new wells for a total of 6 wells. Mexco's royalty interests in these pooled acreage wells range from 5.39% to 6.57%. The Newark East Field is one of the largest gas fields in the United States.

Mexco is participating in drilling 3 development oil wells in the Brahaney Field in Yoakum County, Texas. All wells are to be drilled to a total depth of approximately 5,500 feet to test the long-lived San Andres formation. Two of these wells have been completed with the third well currently being drilled. Mexco's working interest in these wells is 3.75% (2.3985% net revenue interest).

Mexco also is participating in the drilling of 5 infill oil wells in the Fuhrman-Mascho and Nix (Clearfork) Fields of Andrews County, Texas. All of these wells have been drilled to a total depth of approximately 7,200 feet to test the long-lived Clearfork and San Andres formations and are in the process of being completed. Mexco's working interest in these wells range from 0.399% to 0.7% (respectively, from 0.225% to 0.399% net revenue interest).

Mexco also participated in the drilling of 4 infill wells in the Dodd-Federal Unit in the Grayburg Jackson Field of Eddy County, New Mexico. These wells were drilled to a total depth of approximately 5,000 feet. The unit, operated by Marbob Energy Corporation, currently contains approximately 100 wells and is expected to contain approximately 140 wells when completely drilled. Mexco's working interest in this unit is .1848% (.14% net revenue interest).

Mexco Energy Corporation, a Colorado corporation, is an independent oil and gas company located in Midland, Texas engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. For more information on Mexco Energy Corporation, go to


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