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It's a great time to own producing oil and natural gas assets as well as conduct developmental drilling activities. The reason is the very basic principal of supply and demand.

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Welcome to Chestnut Exploration, Inc.

Since 1994, Chestnut Exploration, Inc. has been committed to our core philosophy of buying smart, managing costs, and improving returns. We recognize that these principles not only apply to the oil and natural gas industry, but they apply to your investment dollars as well. Based in Dallas, Texas, we are a family-owned group of companies that oversee each phase of oil development, from investment to exploration to production.

Reasons to trust Chestnut Exploration, Inc.:

  • Named one of America's Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine.
  • We adhere to ethical practices
  • We maintain high standards in safety compliance
  • We hire expert rig crews
  • We utilize innovative technology
  • We value our employees
  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and team environment.

For more than 20 years, we have been focused on utilizing the latest advents in science and technology to tap into reserves through new drilling projects and re-engineering existing wells. It is this dedication that has enabled us to drill profitable wells that are able to weather the ebbs and flows of the energy commodities market.

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With the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projecting that world marketed energy consumption will grow by over 50% by the year 2035, oil exploration can provide an exciting investment opportunity. At Chestnut Exploration, Inc., we are proud to be a recognized leader in oil and natural gas projects throughout the Southwest.

The United States is projected to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020, with Texas oil companies leading the way. And industry experts agree: natural gas is the only fossil fuel that fares well under multiple energy policy conditions. With Chestnut Exploration, Inc., you can feel confident about investing in our projects.

We Follow Strict Safety and Environmental Standards

When deliberating where to place your investment dollars, we understand you are expecting to meet certain requirements. At Chestnut Exploration, Inc., our companies adheres to the highest levels of industry standards. We focus only in new or established fields that have been vetted by our expert staff of geologists, geophysicists, drilling engineers, and production engineers. All of our projects meet or exceed industry safety and environmental regulations. If you are looking to invest in the fossil fuel market, we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you.

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    Benefits of Investing in Oil & Gas

    It is a great time to own producing oil and natural gas assets as well as conduct developmental drilling activities in our core areas of focus. The reason is the very basic principal of supply and demand. The United States imports more oil than it produces and consumes on a daily basis. This means that every drop that can be produced domestically enhances the economic security of our country.

    Potential Tax Advantages

    Intangible Drilling Costs (IDCS):

    For a producing well, approximately 70–85 percent of an investment constitutes what are known as IDCs and may be written off your ordinary income in the first year. IDCs include labor-intensive costs such as the drilling contractor and professional services and are reported to the investor at the end of the year.

    Tangible Drilling Costs (TDCS):

    For a producing well, 15–30 percent of an investment constitutes costs that may be depreciated over a seven-year period using the Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS). TDCs include pipe, storage tanks and wellhead equipment, capitalized and depreciated.

    Depletion Allowance:

    If you are an investor in an independent oil and gas project, the current depletion allowance is 15 percent of your share of the gross income from the property based on average daily production, up to the depletable oil or natural gas quantity.

    Dry Hole:

    In the event that you invest in a nonproducing well, 100 percent of all dollars invested may be written off as a loss against ordinary income in the first year.

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    Portfolio Diversification:

    Because real estate prices continue to move unpredictably, it has become difficult to achieve a profitable exit strategy for many passive real estate investments with large built-in gains saddled with balloon financing and interest only loans. Some investors may choose an oil and natural gas investment to diversify their portfolio.

    Global Diversification:

    Oil and gas is a global commodity that is not solely dependent on the United States’ economy. As the economies of China, India and other countries continue to rise, many analysts agree that demand for oil and gas will continue to rise.

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