Edge Resources Inc.

Edge Resources Inc.

March 15, 2011 08:45 ET

Edge Provides Operational Update, Initiates Next Phase of Drilling

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Edge Resources Inc. ("Edge" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EDE) announces that it has moved a drilling rig to the first location of a multi-well drilling program and provides a general operational update.

The drilling rig, on contract from Ensign Energy Services, moved to the Company's location directly from northern Alberta, where it had been actively drilling all winter. The Company currently has eight drilling locations licensed and ready to drill, with several others soon to be licensed.

Brad Nichol, President and CEO of Edge commented, "We're very fortunate to have gotten the same rig back that we used for last year's drilling program. The rig has worked steadily through the winter with the same stable crew, which should mean few, if any, surprises. We will be faced with spring break-up shortly, which will mean a temporary halt to the program, but the fact remains that our team is nimble enough to have squeezed this rig into our drilling plan prior to break-up versus waiting until break-up is over and competing with many other companies for the rigs."

The Company has very low operating and F&D costs, and expects to be profitable at a natural gas price of less than $2.00/mcf. The Company's net production is currently 450 boe/day and it has earned or acquired a total of 20 sections of Edmonton Sands natural gas property, each containing one drilled Edmonton Sands well. The Company has executed agreements that allow for up to another 30 sections of prospective Edmonton Sands land to be earned by drilling 1 well on each respective section.

Nichol added, "Because of our low-cost operations, we are aggressively pursuing expansion of our Edmonton Sands runway, which, at this low-point in the natural gas cycle, is extremely attractive. The Company's focus during this time in the natural gas cycle is on land additions, not necessarily on production additions. However, given the Company's extremely low cost of operating and producing, we are cash-flow positive even at today's low prices. The wells we drill today ultimately increase our land-base and are expected to create even more shareholder value as we monetize those assets during a higher-point in the natural gas cycle."

About Edge Resources Inc.

Edge Resources is focused on the exploration, development and production of shallow oil and natural gas horizons, most prominently from the Edmonton Sands group of formations, a conventional, shallow gas group of reservoirs located in Central Alberta, Canada. The management team's very high success rate is based on the safe, efficient deployment of capital and a proven ability to efficiently execute in shallow formations, which gives Edge Resources a sustainable, low-cost, competitive advantage.

The Alberta Government estimates that there is 44 trillion cubic feet ("TCF") of non-producing, shallow natural gas in Alberta. Edge Resources' management team has evaluated over 20,000 sections of land and has identified over 200 "five-star" sections.

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's registered filings which are available at www.sedar.com.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

Barrel ("bbl") of oil equivalent ("boe") amounts may be misleading particularly if used in isolation. All boe conversions in this report are calculated using a conversion of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one equivalent barrel of oil (6 mcf=1 bbl) and is based on an energy conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the well head.

Trading in the securities of Edge Resources Inc. should be considered highly speculative.

Neither the 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.

Contact Information

  • Edge Resources Inc.
    Brad Nichol
    President & Director
    +1 (403) 767 9905