SOURCE: Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc.

October 10, 2014 15:09 ET

Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. Provides Operational and Financial Update

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2014) -  Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCQB: DBRM) ("Daybreak" or the "Company"), a Washington corporation, is pleased to provide an update on its operations in Kentucky and California. On October 10, 2014 the Company filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ended August 31, 2014. Portions of its previously disclosed financial and operating results are summarized in this release. 

Kentucky Operations

The Jackson H-20 ("H-20") oil well was recently drilled to a measured depth of 3,978 feet. Logs and other measurement data indicate that the horizontal section of the wellbore encountered 2,585 feet of oil-bearing sandstone. The Dwight Dillon H-22 ("H-22") oil well has also recently been drilled to a measured depth of 4,646 feet. Logs and other measurement data indicate that the horizontal section of the wellbore encountered 3,054 feet of oil-bearing sandstone. The drilling rig has been released; however, two more wells are planned to be drilled before the end of the calendar year. The H-22 and the H-20 oil wells are scheduled to be hydraulically fractured on or around October 14th and 21st, respectively.

The Raymond Lyons H-23 ("H-23") and Raymond Lyons H-24 ("H-24") oil wells which were previously reported on, have now been successfully hydraulically fractured. A completion rig is now at that location completing these wells, and they are expected to be put on production by the end of October 2014. Construction of the central production facility which will service the H-20, H-22, H-23, and H-24 oil wells, as well as future wells in the area has started. The Dwight Dillon H-22 and the Jackson H-20 wells are expected to be put on production by the middle of November 2014.

In Kentucky, Daybreak had net production for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 of 7,202 barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE"), compared to 4,179 BOE for the quarter ended May 31, 2014. There are currently nine wells on production and four wells awaiting completion and production facilities.

California Operations

In California, Daybreak had net production for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 of 4,066 BOE from the Company's existing 20 oil wells compared to 4,463 BOE for the quarter ended May 31, 2014. The Company is planning to drill additional development wells in at least four of its producing pools on the Black, Bear, Dyer Creek and Ball properties and two wells to explore for new reserves in the southern portion of our acreage position. The Company has applied for four new drilling permits which we anticipate to be issued within the next 45 days. This permitting process has taken longer than anticipated due to additional documentation requirements by state and local agencies. The Company plans to drill three wells this fall and an additional three wells this winter. At least one of these wells will be an exploratory well in a new prospective area.

Financial Results

For the second quarter ended August 31, 2014, the Company reported net income of $81,052. The table below contains selected key operational statistics.

     
    Three Months Ended
Production   August 31, 2014   May 31, 2014   February 28, 2014   November 30, 2013
Production (BOE)     11,268     8,642     7,916     4,549
Revenue   $ 1,044,296   $ 810,429   $ 670,943   $ 425,035
LOE Costs   $ 79,955   $ 85,530   $ 56,120   $ 44,697
Average Price Per BOE   $ 92.68   $ 93.77   $ 84.85   $ 93.43
Average LOE Cost Per BOE   $ 7.10   $ 9.89   $ 7.09   $ 9.82
                         

James F. Westmoreland, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We have steadily and successfully been executing our strategy of developing low-cost shallow oil reserves and as a result, the Company has posted its first quarterly net profit. Our property in Kentucky has been fueling our growth while our property in California has been providing a steady base of production, which in part has fueled our growth as well. We carefully manage our production and administrative operations and as a result, our operating cost remains very low. The results are now speaking for themselves as we continue to execute this strategy." 

Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company currently engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas in California and Kentucky. The Company is headquartered in Spokane, Washington, with an operations office in Friendswood, Texas. We own a 3-D seismic survey that encompasses 20,000 acres over 32 square miles with approximately 6,500 acres under lease in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Daybreak operates production from 20 wells in our East Slopes project area, Kern County, California. We also own an average 25% working interest in nine producing horizontal oil wells and have approximately 7,300 acres under lease in the Appalachian Basin in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

More information about Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. can be found at www.daybreakoilandgas.com

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