BRADENTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For First Titan Corp. (OTCBB: FTTN) and other domestic oil and gas drillers working hard to help the U.S. achieve energy independence, some good news emerged Monday. In its annual report, the International Energy Agency said that U.S. oil production could outpace Saudi Arabia by 2020, if current trends continue.
High oil prices and advances in technology are the main reasons why U.S. drilling has increased sharply in recent years. Energy plays that were considered too expensive to undertake a decade ago are now rightly seen as potentially lucrative investments. With domestic production on the rise, the U.S. was able to meet 83 percent of its own energy needs for the first half of the year, according to the Energy Department.
First Titan Corp. is already doing its part to put the U.S. over the top. Production began at the company’s first oil and gas well in Alabama this year. Before year's end FTTN has plans to begin drilling a second well, located in Lake Boeuf Field in Lafourche Parish, La., that boasts estimated reserves of 11 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 880,000 barrels of condensate.
FTTN CEO Robert Federowicz says that’s only a start.
“Market conditions are very favorable for domestic drilling right now, which is why we’ve seen so much activity in and around the Gulf Coast,” Federowicz said. “We’re pushing forward with smart investments while the market is hot in order to increase shareholder value and build up our energy asset base."
Federowicz is currently scheduled to tour each of FTTN’s six oil and gas projects and prospects before the start of the new year, alongside FTTN COO Harvey Bryant and Intrepid Drilling manager Bill Simmons. Intrepid plans to partner with FTTN to drill those wells.
For more information on FTTN’s oil and gas projects, please visit www.firsttitanenergy.com/investors.html.
First Titan is working to develop new energy solutions to compete in a booming global industry alongside Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), Energen Corp. (NYSE: EGN) and Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA).
About First Titan Corp.
First Titan Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Titan Energy, LLC, is committed to the exploration and development of oil and natural gas resources around the globe. The company continually seeks to partner with energy developers that are pursuing innovative new methods of oil and gas extraction, including the development of new technologies, cleaner methods and unconventional resources.
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