CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Point Loma Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: PLX) (“Point Loma” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced short form prospectus marketed financing of: (i) 5,954,300 units of the Company (the “Units“); and (ii) 4,356,059 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares“) issued as “flow-through shares” within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Flow-Through Shares“), for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $3.16 million (the “Offering“). Mackie Research Capital Corporation (“MRCC“) acted as agent for and on behalf of the Company in connection with the Offering.
Each Unit consists of one Common Share and one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire, subject to adjustment in accordance with the indenture governing the Warrants, one Common Share (each, a “Warrant Share“) at an exercise price of $0.39 per Warrant Share, at any time prior to the date that is 24 months following the closing date of the Offering (the “Closing Date“).
Point Loma intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for: (i) the drilling of a high impact program starting in Q4 2018 focused on unlocking the Company’s Banff oil exposure, a Rex (Upper Mannville) oil play that was recently captured (see press release dated September 24, 2018) and/or a new Lower Mannville oil pool to the south of the Company’s existing oil development; (ii) qualified Canadian exploration expenses as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (“CEE“); and (iii) general corporate purposes.
As previously announced on October 9, 2018, the Company has recently disposed of non-core assets which will total net proceeds of approximately $673,000 ($275,000 closed to date). The funds from the dispositions, in addition to the proceeds of the Offering, for a total of approximately $3.84 million ($3.44 million closed to date), are expected to be directed towards drilling of the Company’s Banff oil play, a Rex (Upper Mannville) oil play and the Company’s new Lower Mannville oil opportunity. In addition, the Company continues to evaluate options to unlock shareholder value from its strategic land position in the Duvernay shale oil fairway and continues to evaluate ongoing non-core property dispositions across the Company’s extensive 160,000 net acres (250 net section) land base.
Point Loma currently has no bank debt and is experiencing increasingly positive cash flow from operations.
Fall and Winter Drilling Program – Drilling to Commence in Q4 2018
Point Loma is moving forward with its high impact drilling program targeting oil targets in the Rex (Upper Mannville), Banff and Lower Mannville in its west central Alberta core area. The Company currently has one well licensed and is coordinating the survey and licensing activities of additional wells focused on these plays. Point Loma plans to mobilize a drilling rig as soon as possible to drill two of the wells in Q4 2018 with further activities to continue into 2019.
The Company has captured two Banff oil pools that are defined on 3D seismic which Point Loma believes are analogous to offsetting pools in the Cherhill and St. Anne regions that have original oil in place of up to 90 million barrels and recoveries of up to 40%.
In addition, Point Loma has secured lands on a new Rex (Upper Mannville) oil opportunity analogous to a large oil discovery currently being successfully developed by other operators in the Leduc area. The type wells anticipated in the analogous pool have strong economics in today’s price environment.
Further, Point Loma has identified a new Lower Mannville oil pool south of the Company’s existing Paddle River oil development, targeting a thicker pay column than the existing development.
“Our drilling program which is focused on the Company’s high impact oil opportunities will commence shortly in Q4 2018 and is geared towards making a step change in Point Loma’s oil production and unlocking shareholder value” said Terry Meek, President and CEO of Point Loma.
The proceeds from the issue and sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be used to incur CEE after the Closing Date and prior to December 31, 2019. The Company will renounce the CEE to subscribers of Flow-Through Shares for the year ended December 31, 2018.
The securities described herein have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
About Point Loma Resources Ltd.
Point Loma is a public oil and gas exploration and development company focused on conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs in west central Alberta. The Company controls over 160,000 net acres (250 net sections) and has a deep inventory of oil opportunities in the Mannville (Upper and Lower), Banff, Nordegg, and Duvernay Shale formations. Point Loma’s business plan is to utilize its experience to drill, develop and acquire accretive assets with potential for horizontal multi-stage frac technology and exploit opportunities for secondary recovery. For more information, please visit Point Loma’s website at www.pointloma.ca or Point Loma’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval website at www.sedar.com.