Candax Energy Inc.

Candax Energy Inc.

August 14, 2007 17:00 ET

Candax Reports Q2 2007 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2007) -


Candax Energy Inc. (TSX:CAX) ("Candax") today reported a second quarter 2007 loss of $4.5 million ($(0.03) per common share) compared to a loss of $0.5 million ($0.00 per common share) in the second quarter of 2006. Included in the results was a $2.1 million foreign exchange loss which was largely due to the revaluation of the Company's US dollar investments in cash and cash equivalents into Canadian dollars.

Revenues of $0.6 million were earned from the sale of approximately 8,100 barrels of oil. Production in the second quarter was 46,714 barrels of oil, an increase of approximately 9,000 barrels from the first quarter of 2007 due to a higher production following a work-over program on the Company's onshore Ezzaouia field. There was no production from the El Bibane field that is currently being developed and no revenue from the SEEB power generation facility as it depends on gas sourced from the El Bibane field. Candax maintained a strong working capital position including $31 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Chris Hopkins, CFO, commented: "Candax ends the quarter with a continued strong cash position and the current high oil prices leave the Company well positioned."

Mike Wood, President & CEO, added: "Candax has embarked on a major capital expenditure program with the drilling of the offshore El Bibane fields which will position the Company to generate strong cash flow in the fourth quarter and onward into 2008. In addition, we are planning further drilling investments in late 2007 and early 2008 on our onshore interests at the Ezzaouia field and Chaal gas discovery."

The second quarter Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion & Analysis may be viewed online at

Candax Energy Inc. is an international energy company with its head office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and management offices in London, Dubai and Tunis. The Company holds a number of concessions in Tunisia through its subsidiary companies and is involved in the exploration and production of oil, gas and power generation in the country. Candax was formed through the combination of a highly experienced executive management team with successful Canadian founders and financiers, to develop an international upstream oil and gas project portfolio. Candax is initially focusing its growth activities on production and development projects in the Middle East and North Africa, where the group has strong relationships as well as extensive management experience.

This press release includes "forward looking statements", within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which are based on the opinions and estimates of Management and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "budget", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry (including operational risks in exploration development and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections in relation to production, costs and expenses; the uncertainty surrounding the ability of Candax Energy Inc. to obtain all permits, consents or authorizations required for its operations and activities; and health safety and environmental risks), the risk of commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, the ability of Candax Energy Inc. to fund the capital and operating expenses necessary to achieve the business objectives of Candax Energy Inc., the uncertainty associated with commercial negotiations and negotiating with foreign governments and risks associated with international business activities, as well as those risks described in public disclosure documents filed by Candax Energy Inc. Due to the risks, uncertainties and assumptions inherent in forward-looking statements, prospective investors in securities of Candax Energy Inc. should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Statements in relation to "reserves" are deemed to be forward-looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described can be profitably produced in the future.

Contact Information

  • Candax Energy Inc.
    John Clarke
    Executive Vice President, Corporate
    (416) 361-2824
    (416) 364-5400 (FAX)
    Pro-Edge Consultants Inc.
    Tracy Weslosky or Fred Cowans
    Managing Partners
    1-866-544-9622 or (416) 581-0177