Lateral Capital Corp.

Lateral Capital Corp.

November 28, 2012 20:20 ET

Lateral Capital Enters Into Purchase and Sale Agreement to Acquire Light Oil Assets in SE Saskatchewan

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) -


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Lateral Capital Corp. ("Lateral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LCP) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the "Agreement") with an undisclosed company, to acquire certain light oil reserves in the Frobisher and Alida reservoirs. The Agreement provides for total consideration of $28.0 million (the "Transaction") with a non-refundable deposit of $1.0 million. The Transaction will be funded through a combination of equity and debt financings, the terms and conditions of which will be announced shortly. The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions being satisfied and is scheduled to close in early 2013.

Acquisition Highlights

Through the Transaction, Lateral is acquiring a combination of operated and non-operated light oil assets, with an average working interest of 42% in southeast Saskatchewan. The Transaction has the following characteristics:

  • Current production of 320 bbls/day as of September, 2012, 96% weighted to light oil from the Mississippian aged Frobisher and Alida carbonate reservoirs.
  • Total Proved Reserves (1) of 1,126 mboe and Proved plus Probable Reserves of 1,539 mboe.
  • Proved plus Probable Reserve Life Index of 12.4 years.
  • Net developed land of 3,206 acres and an undeveloped land base of 2,294 acres (average 49% working interest).
  • 25 km2 of 3D proprietary seismic.
  • Estimated annualized cash flow of $4.7 million (2).
  • Operating Netback of $49.00 per boe (2).
  • The upside potential includes 21 horizontal wells that have been identified, 15 of which have been booked by McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd.
  • Three 100 percent working interest proven undeveloped locations are identified in the Tatagwa and Weyburn fields.
  • Bakken rights in 1,690 net acres with development potential at Pheasant and Innes lands, offsetting current industry activity.
  • Potential for operational optimization including well workovers, gathering and infrastructure modifications and water disposal enhancements.

Transaction Metrics

The Transaction metrics are as follows:

  • Current Production $87,500 per flowing barrel
  • Proved Reserves of $24.87/bbl
  • Proved plus Probable Reserves $18.19/bbl
  • Proved plus Probable Recycle Ratio 2.45x

Strategic Rationale

The Transaction represents the implementation of Lateral's strategy to become an oil-weighted producer through a combination of accretive transactions followed by organic growth. Lateral's focus is on high netback, oil-weighted assets with identified drilling upside.

(1) As per McDaniel & Associates Consultants Limited Reserve Report effective September 1, 2012.

(2) Based on year-to-date lease operating statements.

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More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning the expected results of the Proposed Acquisition; the Corporation's petroleum and natural gas production and reserves with respect to the assets to be acquired; the Corporation's petroleum and natural gas production on an aggregate basis upon completion of the Proposed Acquisition; anticipated closing dates of the asset acquisition; the closing of the financing and the anticipated timing thereof and the expected use of proceeds from the financing. The forward‐looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by management of the Corporation, including expectations and assumptions concerning well production rates and reserve volumes in respect of the assets to be acquired; expectations and assumptions concerning well production rates in respect of existing wells; project development and overall business strategy. Although management of the Corporation believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward‐looking statements and information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct.

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Contact Information

  • Lateral Capital Corp.
    Corbin Blume
    President & CEO

    Lateral Capital Corp.
    Diane Zuber

    Lateral Capital Corp.
    1000, 205 - Fifth Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 2V7
    (587) 350-7500
    (587) 350-7505 (FAX)