Kerrville, Texas-based Quest Oil Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration company, successfully acquired all of the outstanding shares of B&B Oil, a private, independent oil and gas exploration and development company based in Fredericksberg, Texas, on Aug. 6. Quest Oil now holds a 100% equity interest in and title to B&B Oil’s assets.
In the management’s view, B&B Oil’s assets in the Midkiff and Hawkeye Fields in Texas are economically attractive and geologically sound properties that have significant upside development and revenue potential. From 2007 to the present, B&B Oil acquired oil and gas leases that consist of approximately 560 acres in Hawkeye Field and approximately 398 acres in the Midkiff Field in Eastland County, Texas. These properties include wells that are currently productive, and numerous prospects that management believe warrant further exploration and development. Productive wells on the leases will require relatively modest capital expenditures to generate cash flow from production.
“The assets we acquired from B&B Oil are a tremendous first step for Quest Oil,” said Commenting Joe Wallen, CEO of Quest Oil. “The Midkiff and Hawkeye Fields in Texas represent highly prospective, low risk drilling prospects in a play that is renowned for hydrocarbon production. We now plan to roll out a targeted work program and a development strategy that will maximize oil production via the stimulation of existing wells and through the introduction of state of the art technologies, such as hydrocarbon imaging, in the exploration phase.”
Quest Oil’s goal is to proactively minimize risk by teaming with experienced exploration companies and project operators, and leverage their local experience and knowledge. Quest Oil seeks to strategically build wealth from mature prospects with proven reserves. Accordingly, it plans to maintain an aggressive M&A growth strategy, which will include the acquisition of small to mid-tier oil and gas exploration companies with significant growth potential.
Quest Oil believes there is significant opportunity in the acquisition of mature prospects in mature oil fields that generate smaller output.
Now preparing to commence its 2010 work program, Quest Oil has assembled an experienced team of local managers and engineers who have in-depth, historical knowledge of regional oil and gas exploration plays in Texas. Quest Oil’s current management team is led by Joseph Wallen, Frank Grabs and Robert Clark. As required, consultants and advisors are engaged on a contract basis to minimize capital expenditures. Quest Oil’s management team is comprised of the following key individuals:
Joseph Wallen, CEO and Director – An oil and gas consultant, Wallen graduated from the University of Texas and has spent the last 30 years working with numerous mid-tier oil and gas companies. Wallen understands the complexities of oil and gas accounting and field operations, including internal accounting, management of leases and government filings, and daily communications with field personnel. Wallen has worked in the prolific Altamont-Bluebell Field in the Uintah Basin of Utah, with Roadrunner Oil Inc, an independent operator, consulted for Tauren Exploration in Texas, and Wallstin Petroleum, a company he founded and merged with Quest Oil Corp. In January 2007 Wallen acquired B&B Oil Inc., serving as president and CEO, and established Mason Oil & Gas LLC, acquiring his own oil and gas properties.
Frank Grabs, Vice President of Operations and Director -Grabs is the owner of Ranger Vader Construction in Cisco, Texas, where he manages all facets of site construction, the trucking of heavy equipment, excavation demolition and oil field service. During his extensive career he has managed crews, supplies control, payroll and has submitted project bids. Since 2008, Grabs has been a partner of B&B Oil Inc., managing workover operations in the oil and gas industry.
Robert Clark, Director – Robert Clark is a 32-year veteran in the oil and gas industry, and has numerous years of experience marketing crude oil and natural gas liquids for major energy firms that include PetroSource Partners, Farstad Oil & Gas and Unichem. As a business owner and management consultant, Clark has experience in oil and gas lease acquisition, ownership, and operations, having successfully built and managed operational service companies for gas processing, well stimulation, and chemical applications in the energy complex. These firms included: Clark Chemicals, founder and owner; Champion Chemicals, district manager; Clark Consulting, owner; Gardner Clark Inc., president, owner; Permian-Texas NGL L.P., managing partner; Excel Filters L.P., managing partner; Permian Energy L.L.C., managing partner. Clark currently serves as president of Hydrocarbon Imaging Services, LLC, a company that promotes a revolutionary radiometric technology that identifies and quantifies oil and gas fields. He has been a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1981, has been an active member of the Board of Directors of the Permian Basin CO2 Symposium since 1998, and has been a member of the Permian Basin Gas Society since 1993-1999. that are deployed to enhance and rework existing, highly predictable wells, within proven oil and gas plays. For more information, please visit www.questoil.com.