Granite Energy, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Irving Technical Drillingadmin
Tuesday, August 15th 2006
Granite Energy, Inc. (OTC: GNGI.PK – News; the company), today announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved, and the company has subsequently closed on its acquisition of Irving Technical Drilling, Inc. Irving Technical Drilling (ITC) is a Nevada-based corporation with operations in Texas and Oklahoma. Granite Energy targeted the ITC acquisition as it allows the company the flexibility to utilize its own assets to efficiently execute its business plan. “The crown-jewel in the ITC portfolio was the recent delivery of a Schramm 130 Directional Drilling Rig,” commented Benjamin Hoskins, President of Granite Energy. “We now have the ability to continue our workover process, offset drilling and shallow developmental drilling prospects without the constraint of limited rig availability slowing us down,” continued Hoskins.
The ITC acquisition brought the Schramm T130XD RotaDrill rig, in addition to a duplex mud pump, a triplex mud pump, multiple semi tractor-trailer combinations including water trucks, fuel trucks, frac tanks, generators, doghouses (drillsite management trailers), light sets, and catwalks. Detailed information about the Schramm Rig can be found at: http://188.8.131.52/Rotadrills/PDFLiterature/T130XD8_05.pdf
Jason Griffith, Granite Energy’s Chief Financial Officer added, “The highest priority was to complete the acquisition through the use of stock and cash, without incurring any debt. We have taken great pains to ensure that the company remains debt-free as we continue to acquire proven reserves and low to medium risk drilling prospects.”
Granite Energy (“Granite”) is a leading independent energy company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV and focused on oil and gas development, exploration and production. With oil professionals in offices throughout North America, Granite executes on a proprietary business model that enhances the lifecycle for oil producing properties. Granite Energy has growing oil and gas holdings in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The combination of Granite’s methodologies, geological and technical expertise enables Granite to deliver the tangible economic benefits in the acquisition and development of oil and gas fields with both current production as well as exploration and development of new prospects.
For additional information about Granite Energy, Inc., go to http://www.graniteenergy.com .
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Contact: Granite Energy, Inc. S. Matthew Schultz, 801-244-4405
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