CUB Energy Inc.

CUB Energy Inc.

May 30, 2012 06:00 ET

Cub Energy Inc. Announces Q1 2012 Financial and Operating Results

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - CUB Energy Inc. ("CUB", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB), announces its financial and operating results for its third fiscal quarter ended 31 March 2012. The Company saw record quarterly production and operating cash flow with strong netbacks of $8.79 per Mcf. Additionally, CUB completed its previously announced reverse take-over transaction with Gastek LLC. The Company's production and revenue is derived from nine licenses in Ukraine. Five licenses in Eastern Ukraine are owned and operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a subsidiary in which CUB has a 30% effective ownership interest, and four licenses are in Western Ukraine in which CUB has a 100% ownership interest. All dollar amounts are expressed in United States currency.



  • Gross revenue from hydrocarbon sales by KUB-Gas increased more than 350% vs Q1'11 to $21.8 million (2011: $4.8 million) of which CUB's 30% share would amount to $6.5 million (2011: $1.4 million);
  • Income from equity investment of $1.9 million (2011 - $541k). An increase of over 250%;
  • Average natural gas netback of $8.79 per Mcf;
  • In Q1 2012, CUB's earnings before income taxes amounted to $2,191 (2011 - ($414) ).


Eastern Ukraine - Cub Energy through equity investment in KUB-Gas

  • Company interest production reached approximately 6.5 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") at the end of the period;
  • The Olgovskoye License was successfully converted from a five-year exploration license to a 20 year production license;
  • Olgovskoye-12 well was tied-in for commercial production -producing natural gas at a net 30% rate of more than 1.38 MMcf/d;
  • Oglovskoye-6 well was tied-in for commercial production -producing natural gas at a net 30% rate of more than 0.45 MMcf/d;
  • Oglovskoye-8 and 18 wells were tied-in for commercial production -each producing at a net 30% rate of more than 0.30 MMcf/d;
  • Makeevskoye-21 well cased to total depth ("TD") in March with two potential gas-bearing zones identified and ready for testing;
  • Acquisition of 220 km2 of 3D seismic on the North Makeevskoye ("NM") field;
  • The Makeevskoye ("M") License was successfully converted from a five-year exploration license to a 20-year production license.

Western Ukraine - Cub Energy wholly owned subsidiary Tysagaz

  • Seismic on the Rusko-Komarovske ("RK") field was completed and preparations are under way to drill a well to a planned total depth of 1800 meters. Up to two additional wells are planned for the RK field pending the final seismic interpretation and Company work plan assessment;
  • The Company has started workovers on Yab-2 and RK-6 wells. The Company is expecting testing and evaluation during the next quarter;
  • Production reached approximately 0.40 MMcf/d at the end of the period;
  • Tysagas is currently producing gas from only one of its four licenses, which is the RK license;
  • Gas plant design is underway for facility upgrade and choices of compression and dehydrating are being considered. The installation of compression and dehydrating equipment and final commissioning of the upgraded facility is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter 2013;
  • 20 line kilometres of 2D seismic has been acquired on the Stanivske field and the evaluation is underway.

Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CUB, commented:

"First quarter results reflect our ongoing focus on low-risk development of proven and underexploited assets utilizing modern field-optimisation techniques. In the first quarter 2012 the Company demonstrated significant production growth along with continued strength in commodity prices for natural gas and condensate in Ukraine. These two combined led to growth in our cash flow generation, which will be used to fund further activity. We exited the quarter at a record production rate of approximately 1,200boe/d.

"I am excited about the opportunities to further increase our production volumes in the second quarter. With the conversion of Olgovskoye and Makeevskoye licenses to 20-year production licenses, the cap on their production has been removed. Additionally, we are optimistic the workovers on wells started in Q1 will boost production in the Western assets. I believe the Company has the assets, contacts and team to deliver substantial growth for our shareholders and are progressing our robust investment plans in Ukraine."

CUB filed its first quarter operating and financial results on 29 May 2012 by filing on SEDAR ( and has posted a link on its website at

About CUB Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange company focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas in Ukraine. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Kyiv, Ukraine. Cub has 110,000 net acres, in nine fields, in the two major producing basins within Ukraine. The Company's strategy is to use western technology and capital, combined with local expertise to create value in its undeveloped land base, building a portfolio of high margin producing oil and gas assets. Cub shares are traded under the stock symbol KUB.

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