Nexstar Energy Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : NXE.A
TSX VENTURE : NXE.B

Nexstar Energy Ltd.

October 06, 2009 16:00 ET

Nexstar Energy Provides Operations Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2009) - Nexstar Energy Ltd. ("Nexstar Energy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NXE.A) (TSX VENTURE:NXE.B) announces that the Company's third Cardium horizontal well in the East Pembina area of central Alberta was tied in to production facilities on October 2, 2009. The well is presently recovering frac fluids injected during completion operations and further information from this new well will be provided within 30 days. The Company also advises that drilling operations on the fourth well at East Pembina have been successful and the well is expected to be completed and tested within two weeks. The Company presently has a 20.68% working interest in this well and may increase its working interest to 31.82% within 30 days, subject to paying an equivalent share of the costs of the well. The first two East Pembina horizontal wells are currently producing at a combined gross rate of approximately 250 barrels of oil per day (80 barrels per day net) with minimal solution gas and no water.

In the month of October, the Company plans to participate in the drilling of two additional horizontal wells which include a development well at East Pembina and the Company's first well in the West Pembina area. Nexstar Energy will be participating for a 31.82% working interest and a 25% working interest, respectively, in these new wells. Both of these wells will qualify for the Alberta Drilling Royalty Credit and the Alberta New Well Royalty Reduction programs.

The Company currently holds approximately 10,000 gross acres (3,817 net acres) of undeveloped Cardium lands in the Pembina area and an inventory in excess of 45 Cardium light oil drilling locations with working interests varying between 20% and 100%.

Nexstar Energy to Present at the CEEPIC Conference

Nexstar Energy also announces that it will be presenting at the Canadian Energy Explorers & Producers Investment Conference ("CEEPIC") commencing at 10:00 am (EST) on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. The Company will be providing an updated Corporate Presentation on its website on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. A link to the Company's presentation for the CEEPIC conference may be found at http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/pages/en/ceepic20091007/.

Highlights of the Company's updated Corporate Presentation include:

  • Planned drilling of five (5) additional Pembina horizontal oil wells (1.39 net) in Q4.
  • Capital Budget of $3.3 million in Q4.
  • Capital funded through credit facilities, warrant proceeds and internally generated cash flow.
  • Credit facilities doubled to $4 million in September 2009 and currently less than 50% drawn.
  • Warrant proceeds of $995,000 anticipated prior to the end of November.
  • Cash flow from field operations in Q4 estimated by management to be $875,000.
  • Management also estimates average production of 200 Boe/d in Q4 and an exit rate of 300 Boe/d for December, 2009, subject to the timely drilling, completion and equipping of the planned wells.

The Company also advises that a further 2,843,000 Class A Shares have recently been issued as a result of the exercise of warrants issued pursuant to a Private Placement that closed on November 21, 2008.

About Nexstar Energy

Nexstar Energy is an emerging junior oil and gas company focused on the drilling and development of its Cardium light oil prospects in the Pembina area of west central Alberta.

Reader Advisory

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, which include assumptions with respect to (i) production; (ii) future capital expenditures; (iii) funds from operations; (iv) cash flow; and (v) debt levels. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward-looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with oil and natural gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada and the United States, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations (including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations) and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, the Company will derive therefrom. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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 at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

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Contact Information

  • Nexstar Energy Ltd.
    Peter A. Carwardine
    President and CEO
    (403) 263-6133 ext. 201
    (403) 263-3629 (FAX)
    or
    Nexstar Energy Ltd.
    Brian J. Spilchen
    VP Finance and CFO
    (403) 263-6133 ext. 202
    (403) 263-3629 (FAX)
    or
    Nexstar Energy Ltd.
    603 - 7 Avenue SW, Suite 525
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 2T5
    info@nexstar-energy.com
    www.nexstar-energy.com