Ceres Capital Corp.

May 21, 2009 09:30 ET

Ceres Announces its Financial & Operating Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2009

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) - Ceres Capital Corp. (the "Company" or "Ceres") (TSX VENTURE:SRS) is pleased to report its operational and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

The consolidated financial statements and management discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2009 for Ceres and its subsidiary Reliable Energy Ltd. ("Reliable") will be available at www.sedar.com or at the Company's website www.reliableenergy.ca.


The following represents some of the recent highlights and accomplishments that are relevant to the Company:

- On August 29, 2008, Reliable signed an agreement with a major energy income trust to farm-in on approximately seventy-five sections of land (48,000 acres) on the Saskatchewan and Manitoba border.

- On December 23, 2008, Reliable completed a financing for total gross proceeds of $9,739,760. The effective pricing was 11.7 cents per common share and 13.3 cents per flow-through common shares.

- On December 24, 2008, Ceres created a subsidiary to amalgamate with Reliable to complete an RTO.

- On February 2, 2009, Ceres recommenced trading on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol SRS.

- From December 2008 through March 2009, the Company has drilled 3 wells (gross) 2.9 (net) on its Bakken play at Kirkella. The first well, a discovery, commenced production on March 5, 2009 with initial rates as high as 112 barrels of oil per day. The other two wells have been cased and are awaiting completion once the road bans have been lifted.

- The Company has added an additional 32,050 acres lands in the Kirkella area to build a contiguous land base.

- Total production for the quarter was 4,410 boe compared with 2,428 boe for the first quarter last year, an increase of 82%, based on the initial Bakken oil discovery.

- The hiring of two key personnel, Don Williams P.Geol. Vice-President, Exploration and Gerry Talbot, Vice-President, Land, has augmented and strengthened an already experienced management team which will execute the Company's business plan going forward.


The Company is well positioned for significant growth following the successful completion of the financing and RTO and the initial success of its Bakken oil play at Kirkella.

The Company's aggressive land acquisition program has resulted in a contiguous block of holdings with an inventory of approximately 25 exploration and development oil targets which it expects to focus on during 2009. The Company is planning a five well drilling program commencing in June of this year which includes both development and exploration wells with the purpose of establishing additional production, reserves and cash flow. The Company will then evaluate the results and plans on drilling a further 14 wells through the balance of 2009.

In the Trochu Basin in south central Alberta, the Company holds 18,720 acres (gross), 9,600 acres (net) of prospective lands on a Nisku oil play. For the balance of 2009, the Company is not planning any drilling activity on this play, however this position could change with sustained higher oil prices or substantial revisions to the Alberta royalty regime.

To fund its development drilling program in Kirkella, the Company expects to redeploy its cash and augment this with an equity financing.

At the Company's Annual General Meeting, which is planned for June 23, 2009, the Company will be asking shareholders to approve the change of name of Ceres to that of Reliable Energy Ltd.



Three months ended
March 31, Dec. 31, March 31,
2009 2008 2008
Gross Revenue $ 201,562 $ 37,651 $ 91,404
Net Income (Loss) 2,071,903 (615,176) (342,893)
Per share - basic 0.016 (0.012) (0.009)
Cash flow used in operations 395,096 530,673 449,776
Total assets 11,647,294 11,977,491 2,126,590
Weighted average shares - basic 126,855,872 50,310,444 37,998,528

Production (boe) 4,410 1,151 2,428
Undeveloped land (net acres) 42,858 23,949 13,322
Lands under option (net acres) 16,734 41,421 -
Wells drilled
Gross 1.0 2.0 1.0
Net 1.0 1.9 0.5

3 months ended March 31
2009 2008
Natural gas - mcf 12,146 14,566
Crude oil - bbls 2,385 -
Total production - boe (6:1) 4,410 2,428
Natural gas - mcf 10,548 11,153
Crude oil - bbls 2,495 -

Gross sales revenue $ 201,562 $ 91,404
Royalties 32,350 18,176
Operating expenses 71,604 69,183
Net operating revenue 97,608 4,045

Average price - $/boe 45.71 37.65
Operating costs - $/boe 16.24 28.49
Netback - $/boe 22.13 1.67

Note: A barrel of oil equivalent (boe), derived by converting gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil, may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

About Ceres and Reliable

Ceres is an Alberta based public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and conducts its operations through Reliable Energy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary. The Company is currently focused on two core areas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The first core area consists of an unconventional resource play in the Bakken/Three Forks formation situated on the Saskatchewan - Manitoba border. The second is a Devonian reef play in central Alberta.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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