COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/21/11 -- ENSERVCO Corporation (OTCBB: ENSV), a provider of well-site services to the domestic onshore oil and gas industry, today announced it has purchased several acres in Killdeer, North Dakota, and has entered into a construction contract on a new operations center. The facility is expected to be operational in September and will be located in the heart of the Williston Basin's Bakken Shale formation, one of the largest and most active oil fields in the continental United States.
ENSERVCO expects to break ground on the site later this week. At full operation, the facility will support 30 to 35 employees and a comparable number of service and construction vehicles. The facility will feature a maintenance shop and equipment yard, multiple offices and living quarters for up to 16 employees.
"Many of our current customers have established large acreage positions and extensive drilling programs in the Bakken," said Mike Herman, chairman and CEO. "ENSERVCO is an approved service provider to these companies in other major fields, and they have encouraged us to expand our operations into North Dakota."
Initial customers in the Bakken are expected to include EOG Resources and Hess Corporation (two of the largest oil producers in the Basin), Whiting Petroleum, Brigham Exploration and Chesapeake Energy.
Low average annual temperatures in North Dakota result in frac-fluid heating requirements that can extend eight to 10 months out of the year, according to ENSERVCO's customers. Many of these companies also have expressed a need for year-round well maintenance services such as hot oiling and acidizing, as well as well-site construction services.
"We believe our move into the Bakken could be as strategically significant as our successful expansion last year into the Marcellus Shale," Herman said.
ENSERVCO's North Dakota location will commence operations less than a month after the scheduled opening of its Niobrara Shale facility in Cheyenne, WY.
Through its two operating subsidiaries, Heat Waves Hot Oil Service and Dillco Fluid Service, ENSERVCO has emerged as one of the energy service industry's leading providers of hot oiling, acidizing, frac heating and fluid management services. The Company owns and operates a fleet of more than 225 specialized trucks, trailers, frac tanks and related well-site equipment. The Company operates in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. ENSERVCO became a public company in July 2010 as a result of a merger transaction involving Aspen Exploration Corporation. Additional information about the Company is available at www.enservco.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains information that is "forward-looking" in that it describes events and conditions ENSERVCO reasonably expects to occur in the future. Expectations for the future performance of ENSERVCO are dependent upon a number of factors, and there can be no assurance that ENSERVCO will achieve the results as contemplated herein. Certain statements contained in this release using the terms "may," "expects to," and other terms denoting future possibilities, are forward-looking statements. The accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are subject to a variety of risks, which are beyond ENSERVCO's ability to predict, or control and which may cause actual results to differ materially from the projections or estimates contained herein. Among these risks are those set forth in a Form 10-K filed on September 29, 2010. It is important that each person reviewing this release understand the significant risks attendant to the operations of ENSERVCO. ENSERVCO disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein.
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