SOURCE: Marquee Energy Ltd.

Marquee Energy Ltd.

May 23, 2017 16:26 ET

Marquee Energy Ltd. Provides Operational Update

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) -

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Marquee Energy Ltd. ("Marquee" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MQX) is pleased to provide an update for its Q1 2017 drilling program at Michichi. Three Banff horizontal light oil wells were drilled, completed and tied in from a single pad location for an average total cost of $1.79 million each. The wells began production the first week of April with an average IP30 of 231 boe/d per well based on field estimates. The wells are continuing to clean-up and are producing with high fluid levels. Certainty with respect to oil rates and water cuts will be established once the clean-up phase is completed and the wells stabilize. Over the last week the wells have averaged 308 boe/d per well. The wells qualify for the Alberta Energy initial New Well Royalty Rate ("NWRR") of 5%.

The Company will announce its first quarter operational and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017 on May 30, 2017.

ABOUT MARQUEE

Marquee is a Calgary based, junior energy company focused on light oil development and production in the Michichi area of eastern Alberta. Marquee's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "MQX". Additional information about Marquee may be found on its website www.marquee-energy.com and in its continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities regulators on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.

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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements typically contain statements with words such as "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "propose", or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Marquee, all or any of which may prove incorrect, including without limitation the remaining forward-looking statements, expectations and assumptions concerning the timing and success of future drilling and development activities.

Although Marquee believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Marquee can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to complete the proposed wells in a timely manner, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserves estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), uncertainty as to the availability of labour and services, commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, unexpected adverse weather conditions and changes to existing laws and regulations. Certain of these risks are set out in more detail in Marquee's current Annual Information Form, which is available on Marquee's profile SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Forward-looking information is based on estimates and opinions of management of Marquee at the time the information is presented. Marquee may, as considered necessary in the circumstances, update or revise such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, but Marquee undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable securities laws.

ADDITIONAL ADVISORIES

Boes are presented on the basis of one boe for six Mcf of natural gas. Disclosure provided herein in respect of boe 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. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.

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