CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 10, 2014) – Donnycreek Energy Inc. (“Donnycreek” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:DCK) provides operations update and production guidance for the 2014 calendar year.
Donnycreek’s Hz 1-26-64-8 W6M well (the “1-26 Well”) has reached total measured depth of approximately 5,330 metres including a lateral length of approximately 1,600 metres in the middle Montney. Completion and testing operations are scheduled to begin in mid February 2014.
Five wells are currently producing into the Company’s 50% working interest central gas compression and condensate stabilization facility. The 14-2-63-6 W6M well (23.75% working interest) producing from the upper Montney flows into a third party processing system. The Company’s recently completed middle Montney well at 16-17-63-5 W6M (the “16-17 Well”) is currently being equipped and tied-in and is expected to be on-stream in mid February 2014. The Company is currently drilling the Hz 102/14 – 30 – 63-5 W6M (the “02/14-30 Well”) targeting the upper Montney. The 02/14-30 Well is the second of the 8 horizontal Montney wells planned to be drilled at Kakwa in calendar 2014.
Donnycreek is establishing an initial credit facility in the amount of $15 million with Alberta Treasury Branches.
Calendar 2014 Guidance
In calendar 2014, Donnycreek anticipates participating in 8 wells at Kakwa (average 50% working interest) and 2 wells at Wapiti (75% working interest). Total net capital expenditures are estimated to be $52.2 million; of which $49.1 million is for drilling and completions and $3.1 million is for equip and tie-in. The calendar 2014 program will be funded through cash on hand, cash flow and possibly debt. Donnycreek’s current net production is approximately 1,400 boe/day (49% condensate; 51% natural gas). Production for calendar 2014 is estimated to average 1,500 boe/d with an anticipated exit rate of approximately 2,500 boe/d (49% condensate; 51% natural gas). Donnycreek forecasts cash flow from operations of approximately $37.5 million in calendar 2014.
Note: The foregoing is based on: (a) the Company’s 5th, 6th and 7th wells being on-stream in February 2014; the Company’s 8th and 9th wells being on-stream in June 2014; the Company’s 10th and 11th wells being on-stream in July 2014; and the Company’s 12th and 13th wells being on-stream in December 2014; and (b) the following pricing and exchange assumptions by McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. for 2014 (as at January 1, 2014):
|WTI Crude Oil||Alberta AECO Spot Price||CAN$ to US$|
Certain information set out herein may be considered as “financial outlook” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The purpose of this financial outlook is to provide readers with disclosure regarding Donnycreek’s reasonable expectations as to the anticipated results of its proposed business activities for the periods indicated. Readers are cautioned that the financial outlook may not be appropriate for other purposes.
Donnycreek is a Calgary based public oil and gas company which holds approximately 438 gross (313 net) sections of petroleum and natural gas rights, with an average working interest of approximately 70%, prospective primarily for Montney liquid rich natural gas resource development all of which are located in the Deep Basin area of west-central Alberta.
Further information relating to Donnycreek is also available on its website at www.donnycreekenergy.com.
|ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DONNYCREEK ENERGY INC.|
|Malcolm F.W. Todd|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
ADVISORY ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements (“forward-looking statements“) within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words “expect”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “believe”, “plans”, “intends” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, but without limiting the foregoing, this news release contains statements concerning the timing for completion and testing of the 1-26 Well, the timing of production from the 16-17 Well, the establishment of the credit facility with Alberta Treasury Branches, future well participation, estimated 2014 net capital expenditures and estimated oil and gas production levels and associated cash flows.
Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors, expectations or assumptions of Donnycreek which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Donnycreek believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Donnycreek can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further, events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, without limitation: whether the Company’s exploration and development activities respecting its prospects will be successful or that material volumes of petroleum and natural gas reserves will be encountered, or if encountered can be produced on a commercial basis; the ultimate size and scope of any hydrocarbon bearing formations on its lands; that drilling operations on its lands will be successful such that further development activities in these areas are warranted; that Donnycreek will continue to conduct its operations in a manner consistent with past operations; results from drilling and development activities will be consistent with past operations; the general stability of the economic and political environment in which Donnycreek operates; drilling results; field production rates and decline rates; the general continuance of current industry conditions; the timing and cost of pipeline, storage and facility construction and expansion and the ability of Donnycreek to secure adequate product transportation; future commodity prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which Donnycreek operates; and the ability of Donnycreek to successfully market its oil and natural gas products; changes in commodity prices; changes in the demand for or supply of the Company’s products; unanticipated operating results or production declines; changes in tax or environmental laws, changes in development plans of Donnycreek or by third party operators of Donnycreek’s properties, increased debt levels or debt service requirements; inaccurate estimation of Donnycreek’s oil and gas reserve and resource volumes; limited, unfavourable or a lack of access to capital markets; increased costs; a lack of adequate insurance coverage; the impact of competitors; and certain other risks detailed from time-to-time in Donnycreek’s public disclosure documents.
Additional information regarding some of these risks, expectations or assumptions and other factors may be found under in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended July 31, 2013 and the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis prepared for the year ended July 31, 2013. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Donnycreek undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
In this news release the calculation of barrels of oil equivalent (boe) is calculated at a conversion rate of six thousand cubic feet (6 mcf) of natural gas for one barrel (bbl) of oil based on an energy equivalency conversion method. Boes may be misleading particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 mcf: 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable to the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.
Measurement and Abbreviations
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|Boe/d||Barrels of oil equivalent per day||WTI||West Texas Intermediate|
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President and Chief Executive Officer
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