Savoy Energy Corporation announced this morning that its representatives met with representatives of Masi Corp Holdings Limited to complete an Oil Exploration Joint Venture (JV). The signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) concerning the JV was announced earlier last month. The JV, Savoy-Masi Petroleum Corporation Limited, is focused on licensing properties in Fiji for Oil Exploration, recompletion, and work-over activities.

Art Bertagnolli, CEO of Savoy Energy Corp., stated, “In the early 80’s a lot of the big Oil companies were drilling for Oil in Fiji before the price per barrel dropped. As a result of their activity, a significant amount of data was accumulated, including seismic data for reefal traps and proven reserves from drilling. Now with Oil being above US$60 a barrel and Fiji’s proximity to China, opening up new drilling makes economic sense and will create tremendous shareholder value.”

According to the press release, the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission’s report “Fiji Petroleum Data Package” states: “Over twenty structural reefal traps have been identified on the seismic lines in the Late Miocene and Pliocene sequences, mostly in Bligh Water Basin. Estimates of potential un-risked recoverable reserves are 270 million barrels of oil (mmbo) per structure. If structural-stratigraphic trapping occurs, recoverable reserves could increase to over 1 billion barrels of oil per structure.”

Fiji lies on the same regional play trend of Miocene reefs, which produce oil in Irian Jaya, Indonesia and gas/condensate in offshore Papua New Guinea. Fiji’s basins have many similarities with the oil and gas producing, arc-related basins of Southeast Asia. An oil seep in Bligh Water Basin and oil and gas shows in wells provide evidence that hydrocarbons have been generated in the basins. The Bligh Water Basin and Bau Waters Basin both possess excellent potential for hydrocarbons.

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