Candax Energy Inc.

Candax Energy Inc.

November 12, 2007 17:00 ET

Candax Reports Q3 2007 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2007) -


Candax Energy Inc. (TSX:CAX) ("Candax") today reported third quarter 2007 net income of CDN$2.2 million ($0.01 per common share) compared to a loss of CDN$2.2 million ($0.01 per common share) in the third quarter of 2006. Third quarter revenues of CDN$10.1 million were earned from the sale of approximately 120,000 barrels of oil.

The El Bibane field re-development is currently underway and there were no oil or gas revenues from the project in Q3. Year to date results were adversely effected by a CDN$3.0 million foreign exchange loss, which was primarily due to a revaluation of the Company's US dollar investments in cash and cash equivalents into Canadian dollars. Candax has a strong working capital position at the end of Q3, including CDN$28.6 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Chris Hopkins, CFO, commented: "Sales in the third quarter helped maintain a strong cash position to fund the on-going development of our El Bibane field."

Mike Wood, President and CEO, added: "We achieved a record sales price for our oil in Q3 at US$75/barrel, crude prices have continued to increase substantially since that time and as our near term focus remains to rapidly increase our production levels in Q4 2007 and Q1 2008 we look forward to seeing this reflected in our financial performance in 2008."

Candax Energy Inc.'s third 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.

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  • Candax Energy Inc.
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    Executive Vice President, Corporate
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