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Petro-Victory Energy Corp. Provides Update on SJ-06 Well Workover at 100% Owned São João Field Located in Northeast Brazil in The Barreirinhas Basin

CALGARY, AB, April 4, 2024 /CNW/ – Petro-Victory Energy Corp. (“Petro-Victory” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: VRY) is pleased to provide an update on the workover campaign to increase oil production in the 100% owned São João field in the Barreirinhas Basin in Maranhão, Brazil.


  • SJ-06 well successfully completed adding additional 8.3 meters of oil pay in the Tutoia formation.
  • SJ-06 well tested at rate of 228 barrels of oil per day (“bopd”) during initial 35-hour test.

SJ-06 Well

On February 27th, 2024, the SPT-129 workover rig mobilized from the SJ-01 well to the SJ-06 well with a workover program designed to open an additional 12.4 meters across 3 zones in the Tutoia formation.

Petro-Victory successfully re-entered the well to a depth of 1,731 meters, logged the well, and subsequently perforated 8.3 meters in 2 planned zones between 1,263 meters and 1,516 meters depth with oil and associated gas shows confirming expectations that this is a gas driven, oil prolific, formation.

The well was successfully completed on April 1, 2024, with 1 3/4” insert pump, gas anchor and API-228 pump-jack, being installed over the well. The SJ-06 well now has 15.2 meters of oil pay zones open in the Tutoia formation. The open zones are clean sandstones exhibiting 19% average porosity.

Specific data for the initial production from the SJ-06 well is as follows:

  • During the initial 35-hour test period, the well surged to a rate of up to 930 barrels of oil per day for a 3-hour period.
  • The SJ-06 well averaged 228 barrels of oil per day during the initial 35-hour test period.
  • Oil from the Tutoia formation is a light crude oil with an API gravity of 40.9°.
  • The SJ-06 well has total proved (“1P”) reserves of 69 thousand barrels of oil and total proved plus probable (“2P”) reserves of 134 thousand barrels of oil.

The team continues to monitor well pressure, recovery of the completion fluid, and associated gas levels.

Initial production results are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or ultimate recovery.

About Petro-Victory Energy Corp.

Petro-Victory Energy Corp. is engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas resources in Brazil. The company holds 100% operating and working interests in forty-one (41) licenses totaling 272,912 acres in two (2) different producing basins in Brazil. Petro-Victory generates accretive shareholder value through disciplined investments in high impact, low risk assets. The Company’s Common Shares trade on the TSXV under the ticker symbol VRY.

Cautionary Note

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This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless an exemption from such registration is available.

Advisory Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

In the interest of providing Petro-Victory’s shareholders and potential investors with information regarding Petro-Victory’s future plans and operations, certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “intend”, “may”, “objective”, “ongoing”, “outlook”, “potential”, “project”, “plan”, “should”, “target”, “would”, “will” or similar words suggesting future outcomes, events or performance. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date thereof and are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to but not limited to: our business strategies, plans and objectives, and drilling, testing and exploration expectations. These forward-looking statements are based on certain key assumptions regarding, among other things: our ability to add production and reserves through our exploration activities; the receipt, in a timely manner, of regulatory and other required approvals for our operating activities; the approval by the TSXV of the Company’s application to amend the 2023 Warrants, extend the 579 Note, and issue the Bonus Warrants; the availability and cost of labor and other industry services; the continuance of existing and, in certain circumstances, proposed tax and royalty regimes; and current industry conditions, laws and regulations continuing in effect (or, where changes are proposed, such changes being adopted as anticipated). Readers are cautioned that such assumptions, although considered reasonable by Petro-Victory at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect.

Actual results achieved will vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors.

The above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking statements in this press release has been provided in order to provide shareholders and potential investors with a more complete perspective on Petro-Victory’s current and future operations and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. There is no representation by Petro-Victory that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those referenced in the forward-looking statements and Petro-Victory does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities law.

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves

The disclosure in this news release summarizes certain information contained in the GLJ Reserves and Resources Report but represents only a portion of the disclosure required under National Instrument 51-101 (“NI 51-101”). Full disclosure with respect to the Company’s reserves as at December 31, 2022 is contained in the Company’s Form 51-101F1 for the year ended December 31, 2022 which has been filed on SEDAR ( All net present values in this press release are based on estimates of future operating and capital costs and GLJ’s forecast prices as of December 31, 2022 and have been made assuming the development of each property in respect of which the estimate is made will occur, without regard to the likely availability to the reporting issuer of funding required for that development. The reserves definitions used in this evaluation are the standards defined by the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGEH) reserve definitions, are consistent with NI 51-101 and are used by GLJ. The net present values of future net revenue attributable to the Petro-Victory’s reserves estimated by GLJ do not represent the fair market value of those reserves. Other assumptions and qualifications relating to costs, prices for future production and other matters are summarized herein. The recovery and reserve estimates of the Company’s reserves provided herein are estimates only and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered. Actual reserves may be greater than or less than the estimates provided herein. Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

BOE Disclosure

The term BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT (“boe”) may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet per barrel (6 Mcf/bbl) of natural gas to barrels of oil equivalence is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. All boe conversions in this news release are derived from converting gas to oil in the ratio mix of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil.

For further information
Petro Victory Energy Corp.
Richard F. Gonzalez, CEO 214-971-2647
Daniel R. Wray, CFO 214-971-2647