CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – May 28, 2014) – Anterra Energy Inc. (“Anterra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:AE.A)(OTCQX:ATERF) announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. Selected information as outlined below and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited financial statements and related management discussion and analysis available on the Company’s website at www.anterraenergy.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
“Our results for the first quarter of 2014 reflect the full impact of two strategic transactions conducted in 2013: the corporate acquisition of Terrex Energy Inc. in March and the Nipisi property acquisition in December,” stated Dr. Gang Fang, President and CEO. “Average production for the first quarter of 2014 was more than double that of the first quarter of 2013 and increased 73% from the fourth quarter of 2013. Our goal for 2014 is to again double our production from current levels. Overall, we believe Anterra Energy is well positioned to realize on our existing inventory of development properties and pursue additional opportunities as they arise.”
First Quarter 2014 Operating Highlights
- Revenue totaled $6.6 million, an increase of 161% over revenue of $2.5 million reported for the first quarter of 2013.
- Production averaged 715 boe per day, an increase of 128% over average production of 314 boe per day in the first quarter of 2013; and a 73% increase over average production of 405 boe per day during the fourth quarter of 2013.
- Average crude oil production averaged 634 bbls per day an increase of 186% to from 222 bbls per day reported for the first quarter of 2013.
- Oil and gas revenue increased to $5.7 million from $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2013. Midstream processing revenue totaled $0.9 million, a 12% increase from a year ago.
- First quarter funds flow from operations totaled $1.4 million, an increase of $0.9 million, or 168%, compared to $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Summary of Financial and Operating Results
|Three months ended March 31:||2014||2013|
|Oil and gas sales||$5,715,660||$1,796,950|
|Funds flow from operations(1)||1,392,563||518,888|
|Net capital expenditures||745,541||63,376|
|Average daily production|
|Crude oil and liquids (bbls/d)||634||222|
|Natural gas (mcf/d)||486||574|
|Total production (boe/d)||715||314|
|Average realized prices|
|Crude oil ($/bbl)||$96.28||$84.31|
|Natural gas ($/mcf)||$6.28||$3.45|
|Operating netback ($/boe)(1)|
|Oil & gas sales||$88.78||$62.79|
|Operating netback (1)||$28.29||$23.92|
|As at:||March 31, 2014||December 31, 2013|
|Property and equipment||$71,836,739||$72,625,940|
|Exploration and evaluation assets||386,667||386,667|
|(1) Funds flow from operations and operating netback are Non-IFRS measures, see Reader Advisories.|
Anterra’s management will present at the LD Micro Invitational 2014 on Wednesday, June 4 in Los Angeles. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PT and will be available via a live audio webcast. To access the webcast and presentation, please go the Company’s website at www.anteraenergy.com.
About Anterra Energy Inc.
Anterra is an independent oil focused junior exploration and production company with an expanding presence in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The Company is actively engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas complemented by the operation of fee-based midstream facilities. Anterra is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is listed and trades on the TSX-V under the symbol “AE.A” and trades on OTCQX International under the symbol “ATERF”. Additional information is available on the Company’s website at www.anterraenergy.com.
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Statements relating to Anterra’s ability to grow production from current levels realize on existing development properties and pursue additional opportunities.
Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as there can be no assurances that the assumptions, plans, initiatives or expectations upon which they are based will occur. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: general economic and business conditions; the price of and demand for oil and natural gas and their effect on the economics of oil and gas exploration; fluctuations in currency and interest rates and their effect on projected profitability of the Company’s operations; the ability of the Company to implement its business strategy, including exploration and development plans; the impact of competition and in particular the ability of the Company to maintain its land position in a competitive leasing environment; the availability and cost of seismic, drilling, completions and other equipment; the Company’s ability to secure adequate transportation and markets for any oil or gas discovered; drilling and operating hazards and other difficulties inherent in the exploration for and production and sale of oil and natural gas; the availability and cost of financing; the success of any exploration and development undertaken; actions by governmental authorities; and, changes in government regulations and the expenditures required to comply with them (including, but not limited to, the changes in taxes or the royalty or other share of production taken by governmental authorities). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not exhaustive. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are dependent on other factors, and the Company’s course of action would depend on its assessment of the future considering all information then available. All forward-looking statements in this MD&A are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.
This news release makes reference to terms commonly used in the petroleum and natural gas industry including funds from operations, funds from operations per share and netback. Such terms do not have a standard meaning as prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and therefore may not be comparable with the determination of similar measures for other entities. These measures are identified as non-GAAP measures and are used by management to analyze operating performance and leverage. These measures should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful, than cash flow from/used in operating activities or net income (loss) as determined in accordance with IFRS.
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Anterra Energy Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
(403) 261-6601 (FAX)
Anterra Energy Inc.
Owen C. Pinnell
(403) 261-6601 (FAX)