Location of our oil shale leases
TomCo holds nine separate Mineral Leases, being ML49570, ML49571, ML48801, ML48802, ML48803, ML48806, ML49236, ML49237 and ML50151. All of these are in the Uinta Basin of Utah and together they cover a total land holding of 15,488 acres. They are also underlain by the Green River Shale Formation, which is the largest known oil shale deposit in the world.
TomCo engaged SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd. (“SRK”) to complete an independent technical review of two oil shale leases, ML 49570 and ML 49571, and we were pleased to announce the results of their technical review on 18 March 2019, which provided a best estimate Contingent Resources (2C) of, in aggregate, 131.3 MM bbl of oil assessed under Petroleum Resources Management System (“PRMS”) guidelines, plus a best estimate Prospective Resource (2U) of, in aggregate, 442.8 MM bbl oil across the two leases.
One of the TomoCo parcels of land covered by ML49571 is in part of an area termed the Holliday Block A and is where the Field Test is being undertaken, with 2C Contingent Resources of 57.3 MM bbl of oil and 2U Prospective Resources of 84.7 MM bbl of oil.
Leases ML48801, ML48802, ML48803, ML48806, ML49236, ML49237 and ML50151 comprise, in aggregate, 12,569 acres and are estimated to contain over 1.2 billion barrels of potential oil (as measured by the United States Geological Society) based on the projected thickness of the known oil shale zones.