Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc.

February 04, 2016 07:30 ET

Cub Energy Inc. Operations Update for Fourth Quarter of 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2016) - Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KUB) provides the following update for its operations for the fourth quarter of 2015. This update includes ongoing operations from KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), which Cub has a 30% ownership interest, and Tysagaz LLC ("Tysagaz"), Cub's 100% owned subsidiary.

Fourth Quarter Production and Realized Prices

Average production for the fourth quarter was approximately 1,353 boe/d (Cub WI), which was flat as compared to third quarter production of 1,350 boe/d. Production volumes at KUB-Gas declined approximately 5% due to natural declines with the absence of development drilling while production volumes at Tysagaz increased 15% due to a successful workover on the RK-23 well.

The estimated prices received in Ukraine current during the quarter were $7.32 per thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") and $46.84 per barrel ("bbl") for natural gas and liquids respectively. The comparable prices realized in the third quarter of 2015 were $6.58/Mcf and $42.91/bbl. Cub is paid in hryvnia ("UAH"), so the realized price in USD will continue to be influenced by changes in the exchange rate. The exchange rate went from 21.3 UAH/USD at the end of the third quarter to 24.2 UAH/USD at the end of the fourth quarter for an approximate 12% devaluation.

KUB-Gas Update

Pursuant to a letter agreement announced on February 1, 2016, the Company can earn up to an additional 10% ownership interest in KUB-Gas with the first 5% expected to be transferred for no additional consideration on or about February 8, 2016. The remaining 5% is earned subject to certain benchmarks and optional payments.

Tysagaz Update

In December 2015, a workover to recomplete the RK-23 well to the L-1 Upper was successful and the well is currently producing approximately 1.3 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d"). In January 2016, a workover at RK-21 set a retrievable plug above the current open perfs in the D-2 through D-3 Lower reservoirs and opened the D-0 reservoir for production. The workover was successfully completed and the well is on production at approximatley 1.3 MMcf/d.


The Company is evaluating the 2016 work program in light of the recently reduced royalty rate of 29% effective January 1, 2016. KUB-Gas has an inventory of drilling locations and several fracture stimulations candidates.

Cautionary Statements:

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.

Test results are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery. The test data contained herein is considered preliminary until full pressure transient analysis is complete.

About Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in the Black Sea region. The Company's strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

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