OPTI Canada Inc.
TSX : OPC

OPTI Canada Inc.

July 28, 2011 07:30 ET

OPTI Canada Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2011) - OPTI Canada Inc. (TSX:OPC) (OPTI or the Company) announced today the Company's financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Basis of Presentation

As of January 1, 2011 OPTI adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a public reporting issuer as prescribed by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Accounting Standards Board. Financial performance has been measured according to IFRS as of January 1, 2010. Results for periods prior to January 1, 2010 have been measured according to Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Canadian GAAP) as it existed at that time. For further details see Note 2 "Creditor Protection and Going Concern Uncertainty" of the accompanying condensed interim financial statements.


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                        Three months ended   Six months ended    Year ended
                                   June 30            June 30   December 31
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In millions                         2011(1)            2011(1)       2010(1)
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Net loss                             $ (55)             $ (82)       $ (227)
Net field operating
 margin (loss)                           2                 (6)          (65)
Working capital                       (160)              (160)           64
Oil sands expenditures
 Property, plant and
  equipment                             36                 70            92
 Exploration and
  evaluation                             7                 25             4
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Total oil sands
 expenditures (2)                       43                 95            96
Shareholders' equity               $ 1,039            $ 1,039       $ 1,120
Common shares
 outstanding (basic) (3)               282                282           282
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Notes:

(1) As prepared under IFRS.
(2) Capital expenditures related to the Long Lake Project and future
    expansion developments. Capitalized interest and non-cash additions or
    charges are excluded. 
(3) Common shares outstanding at June 30, 2011 after giving effect to the
    exercise of stock options would be approximately 285 million common
    shares. 

CORPORATE UPDATE

The Transaction

On July 20, 2011, OPTI announced that it had entered into an agreement with CNOOC Luxembourg S.a r.l, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, pursuant to which indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of CNOOC Limited, will acquire the Second Lien Notes and all of the outstanding shares of OPTI (the Transaction). The total value of the Transaction is approximately US$2.1 billion.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, CNOOC Limited, through its subsidiaries, will:

- acquire OPTI's US$1 billion 8.25 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2014 and US$750 million 7.875 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (collectively, the Second Lien Notes) for a net cash payment of US$1,179 million as well as pay US$37.5 million to backstop parties;

- acquire all existing issued and outstanding common shares of OPTI for a cash payment of US$34 million equal to US$0.12 per common share; and

- assume, in accordance with the notes' indentures, the Company's US$300 million 9.75 percent First Lien Notes due 2013 and its US$525 million 9.00 percent First Lien Notes due 2012 (collectively, the First Lien Notes).

The Board of Directors of OPTI has determined that the Transaction is in the best interest of the Company and voted unanimously in favour of the Transaction.

The Transaction is included under the Master Plan that is subject to approval by a majority in number, representing at least 66 2/3 percent of the principal amount, of votes cast by the holders of the Company's Second Lien Notes (the Noteholders) as well as court approval. OPTI has received executed signed support agreements (the Support Agreements) from certain Noteholders pursuant to which these Noteholders have agreed to vote in favour for the Transaction and the Recapitalization (as defined herein). Noteholders who collectively hold approximately 82 percent of the principal amount of outstanding Second Lien Notes have entered into the Support Agreements. The meeting of Noteholders regarding these matters is expected to occur in September 2011.

The Transaction is subject to certain terms and conditions including, among other things, applicable government and regulatory approvals by relevant authorities in Canada and the People's Republic of China, and approval from the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (the Court). The Transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011.

On July 13, 2011 the Company announced that it had commenced a creditor protection proceeding (the CCAA Proceeding) in the Court under the CCAA. The Transaction, as described above, will be effected by way of a plan of reorganization, compromise and arrangement (the Master Plan) through concurrent proceedings (the Proceedings) under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (the CCAA) and the Canada Business Corporations Act (the CBCA). If, in certain circumstances, the Transaction is terminated, OPTI will pursue the restructuring plan (the Recapitalization) within the Master Plan and as outlined in the section below (and in the Company's press release dated July 13, 2011).

The Recapitalization

Under the Recapitalization, which would only occur if the Transaction is terminated, the Company's Second Lien Notes would be converted into common equity in the form of new common shares of OPTI. In addition, a new common share investment of $375 million would be offered to all Second Lien Noteholders via a rights offering. Certain Noteholders supporting the Recapitalization would act as a backstop to the rights offering. As a condition of the Recapitalization, the Company's First Lien Notes would be refinanced prior to closing. Holders of OPTI's existing common shares would be issued warrants to acquire new common shares of the Company and all of OPTI's existing common shares would be cancelled. The shareholder warrants would be issued for the purchase of approximately 25.5 million new common shares (in the aggregate approximately 20 percent of the Company's post-restructuring new common shares). Each warrant would be exercisable for one new common share with a strike price of US$22.27 per share and would expire seven years after the implementation date of the Recapitalization.

The Proceedings

On July 13, 2011 OPTI applied to the Court and received an order staying all claims and actions against OPTI and its assets until August 12, 2011 (the Initial Order), allowing OPTI to prepare a Master Plan to present to the Court and the Noteholders. This Initial Order generally precludes parties from taking any action against OPTI for breach of contractual or other obligations during the stay period except for the exercise of certain set-off rights or termination of certain "eligible financial contracts" (such as OPTI's foreign exchange derivative instruments agreements). The purpose of the Initial Order is to provide OPTI with relief designed to allow management to complete the Master Plan while conducting business in the ordinary course. It is expected that the Court will extend the stay period as appropriate from time to time. On July 22, 2011 OPTI presented the Court with its materials that outline the Company's intention to pursue the Transaction, which would revert to the Recapitalization if the Transaction does not take place.

OPTI continues operations with assistance of the Court-appointed Monitor, Ernst & Young Inc. (the Monitor), and under the provisions of the Initial Order. Information on OPTI's CCAA Proceeding can be found on the Company's website or through the Monitor at www.ey.com/ca/opti.

TSX Delisting

On July 26, 2011 the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) announced that is has determined, via an expedited delisting review, to delist the common shares (symbol: OPC) of OPTI at the close of market on August 26, 2011 for failure to meet the continued listing requirements of the TSX. OPTI's common shares will remain suspended from trading until the delisting occurs. As a result, OPTI has commenced the application process for listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and, failing that, intends to apply for a listing on the NEX marketed operated by the TSX. There can be no assurance that a listing on the TSXV, NEX or another exchange, will be obtained. Failure or delay in obtaining a listing on the TSXV, NEX or another stock exchange will drastically reduce the liquidity of OPTI's common shares and may have tax consequences for certain holders of OPTI's common shares.

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

The following update was provided in our press release dated July 14, 2011.

Long Lake bitumen production for the second quarter of 2011 averaged approximately 27,900 barrels per day (bbl/d) (9,800 bbl/d net to OPTI), an increase over the first quarter average of approximately 25,500 bbl/d (8,900 bbl/d net to OPTI). Steam injection also increased this quarter to average approximately 152,000 bbl/d following the scheduled hot lime softener maintenance in April, compared to 146,000 bbl/d in the previous quarter. Production improvements are a result of higher steam injection, continued well optimizations and ramp up of new wells at Pad 11. Production at the end of June was approximately 30,000 bbl/d (10,500 bbl/d net to OPTI).

Operating costs for the first two quarters of 2011 increased due to planned and unplanned maintenance, and initiatives to increase plant reliability and improve well performance. The second quarter included planned maintenance on the second hot lime softener and a Cogeneration unit, as well as unplanned maintenance on gasifiers and steam generators. The third hot lime softening unit and remaining Cogeneration unit are scheduled for similar maintenance in August. Despite increased operating costs, OPTI achieved its first quarterly positive net field operating margin in the amount of $2 million during the second quarter.

We currently have 86 well pairs capable of production and 2 in circulation mode. We have implemented modifications to increase the capacity of our water disposal and plan to add further capacity later this year.

Including steam to wells currently in circulation mode or early in the ramp-up cycle, our recent all-in steam-to-oil ratio (SOR) average is approximately 5.4. We expect that our long-term SOR will range between 3.0 and 4.0. We do not expect to reach this long-term SOR range until 2012 or later. The SOR for our original 90 well pairs is expected to be in the high end of this range.

Upgrader units performed consistently during the quarter, processing the majority of our produced bitumen as well as approximately 9,200 bbl/d (3,200 bbl/d net to OPTI) of externally-sourced bitumen. Our Upgrader on-stream time averaged 98 percent for the second quarter, up from 93 percent in the previous quarter. Premium Sweet Crude (PSC(TM)) yields averaged 70 percent over the quarter, down slightly from the previous quarter average of 74 percent. The decrease was primarily due to the planned maintenance in April and yields have returned to previous levels. We continue to expect yields to increase to the design rate of 80 percent as operations are optimized. For the remainder of 2011 we expect to purchase externally-sourced bitumen when economically beneficial.

In November 2010, we announced that we expected Long Lake bitumen production volumes to average between 38,000 and 45,000 bbl/d (between approximately 13,000 and 16,000 bbl/d net to OPTI) for 2011. Based on lower than expected production since making this forecast, we do not expect to achieve this range.

Through operational experience gained over time, we have improved our understanding of the Long Lake reservoir. With this experience, we recognize that a portion of our initial 90 well pairs will not meet production expectations. We are addressing this primarily by the accelerated development of well pads. While many of our wells will perform according to expectations, we do not expect to reach gross production rates over 50,000 bbl/d until Pads 12 and 13 are on-stream for a period of time. Pads 12 and 13 are scheduled to come on-stream in 2012 and will begin to ramp up shortly thereafter. Multiple initiatives are underway to support the production increases and operational performance improvements at the Long Lake Project (the Project):

- Bitumen production is expected to ramp up as the Project maintains reliable surface operations with steam chambers developing and as we continue working through high water saturation zones;

- We expect increasing production from Pad 11, where most of the well pairs have turned to production mode;

- A supply line to increase the Project's natural gas inlet capacity is complete and expected to be online early in the third quarter. Increasing this capacity is expected to enable greater independence between steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations and the Upgrader by allowing us to maintain full steam production rates during periods of Upgrader downtime;

- We have begun the drilling of 18 well pairs in a high-quality area of our reservoir at Pads 12 and 13;

- We are evaluating the accelerated development of Pads 14 and 15 also to be located in what we expect to be a high-quality area of the reservoir. These wells could be available for production by 2014;

- As a greater number of wells from future pads become available for production, we expect to direct steam toward the better parts of the resource; and

- We are evaluating the addition of a diluent recovery unit (DRU) that is expected to improve operating flexibility (further capital spending to develop this potential project requires approval by OPTI's board of directors and may be considered later this year).

In addition to these initiatives, and aligned with the objective to expand production from our resource areas, we are evaluating where it is most efficient to add steam capacity and strategically place wells. These preliminary optimization plans consider adding once-through steam generation capacity as well as advancing bitumen production from Kinosis which could be tied-in to the Long Lake Upgrader.

Concurrently, OPTI and Nexen Inc. (Nexen) continue to evaluate developing SAGD projects in 10,000 to 40,000 bbl/d bitumen stages at Kinosis. Sanctioning the first stage of Kinosis is planned for 2012 subject to a number of factors including: improvement in our financial position; performance at Long Lake; the cost estimate to develop Kinosis; the commodity price environment; and stability in the financial markets.

Effective April 1, 2011 OPTI exercised a deferred payment funding option to continue advancing engineering and execution plans for Kinosis to the end of May 2011. During the second quarter of 2011, OPTI further elected to extend this option to the end of September 2011. We retain all of our other rights under the joint venture agreement and we have the discretion to resume funding of our proportionate share of Kinosis costs. OPTI's proportionate share of deferred costs (plus applicable interest) to June 30, 2011 is approximately $10 million.

The performance of SAGD operations and the Upgrader may differ from our expectations. There are a number of factors related to the characteristics of the reservoir and operating facilities that could cause bitumen and PSC(TM) production to be lower than anticipated. See "Risk Factors - Operating Risks" in our management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2010.


FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

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                                     Three months ended     Six months ended
$ millions, except per share                    June 30             June 30
 amounts                                 2011      2010      2011      2010
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Revenue, net of royalties             $    94  $     61  $    157  $    111
Expenses
 Operating expense                         67        53       131       105
 Diluent and feedstock purchases           21        15        23        38
 Transportation                             4         4         9         8
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Net field operating margin (loss)           2       (11)       (6)      (40)
Corporate expenses
 Borrowing costs, net                      47        41        97        82
 General and administrative                 3         3         6         7
 Realized loss on derivative
  instruments                               -        48         -        52
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Loss before non-cash items                (48)     (103)      (61)     (181)
Non-cash items
 Foreign exchange (gain) loss             (12)      103       (73)       31
 Unrealized loss (gain) on
  derivative instruments                    3       (76)       16       (51)
 Depletion and depreciation                16        14        29        24
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Net loss                              $   (55) $   (144) $    (82) $   (185)
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Loss per share, basic and diluted     $ (0.19) $  (0.51) $  (0.29) $  (0.66)
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Second Quarter Operational Overview

We define our net field operating margin or loss as sales related to petroleum products net of royalties and power sales minus operating expenses, diluent and feedstock purchases, and transportation costs. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

OPTI produced a positive net field operating margin of $2 million during the three months ended June 30, 2011 compared to a loss of $11 million during the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 our net field operating loss was $6 million compared to a loss of $40 million during the same period in 2010. The improved net field operating margin in the first six months of 2011 was due to improved plant reliability, higher SAGD production levels and higher West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices. During the second quarter of 2011 our net field operating margin increased to $2 million from a loss of $8 million in the previous quarter due to higher SAGD production and WTI prices.

On-stream factor is a measure of the proportion of time that the Upgrader is producing PSC(TM) and is calculated as the percentage of hours that the Hydrocracker Unit in the Upgrader is in operation. When the Upgrader is not in operation, results can be adversely affected by the requirement to purchase diluent, which is blended with produced bitumen to generate a sales product called Premium Synthetic Heavy (PSH). Revenue per barrel is lower for PSH than for PSC(TM). The majority of SAGD and Upgrader operating costs are fixed, so we expect that rising SAGD production volumes and a continued high Upgrader on-stream factor will lead to improvement in our net field operating margin. This expected production improvement would result in higher PSC(TM) sales. PSC(TM) yields represent the volume percentage of PSC(TM) generated from processing bitumen through the Upgrader.

The Upgrader on-stream factor for the three months ended June 30, 2011 was 98 percent compared to 93 percent in the previous quarter. Average PSC(TM) yields for the second quarter of 2011 decreased to 70 percent compared with 74 percent in the previous quarter. The decrease was primarily due to the planned maintenance in April and yields have returned to previous levels. For the second quarter of 2011 our share of PSC(TM) sales increased to 8,600 bbl/d at an average price of $109/bbl from 7,000 bbl/d at an average price of $96/bbl in the previous quarter. This increase in sales resulted from higher SAGD bitumen production volumes, higher upgrader on-stream factor and higher realized PSC(TM) prices. Third-party bitumen purchases increased during the second quarter of 2011 due to favourable economic conditions surrounding upgrading bitumen to PSC(TM). Third-party bitumen purchases during the second quarter increased to 3,200 bbl/d from 500 bbl/d in the previous quarter. PSH sales during the second quarter increased to 1,200 bbl/d at an average price of $80/bbl from nil in the previous quarter. Power sales volumes decreased to 29,700 megawatt hours (MWh) from 31,600 MWh in the previous quarter and the average selling price also decreased to $42/MWh from $94/MWh. During the second quarter, diluent and feedstock purchases increased to $21 million from $2 million in the previous quarter. For the second quarter of 2011 we had no diluent purchases, consistent with the previous quarter. Current industry commodity prices have a modest impact on our financial performance relative to the impact of the Project's production levels.

Revenue

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 we earned revenue net of royalties of $94 million compared to $61 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Revenue increased due to higher PSC(TM) sales which averaged 8,600 bbl/d at an average price of approximately $109/bbl compared to 7,100 bbl/d at an average price of approximately $77/bbl for the same period in 2010. For the second quarter of 2011 our share of PSH sales averaged 1,200 bbl/d at an average price of $80/bbl compared to 1,700 bbl/d at an average price of approximately $58/bbl for the same period in 2010. Our share of bitumen production during the second quarter of 2011 averaged 9,800 bbl/d compared to 8,700 bbl/d for the same period in 2010.

Our total revenue net of royalties, diluent and feedstock expenses increased to $73 million for the second quarter of 2011 compared with $46 million for the same period in 2010. This increase in net revenue is due to increased PSC(TM) sales as a result of higher SAGD production, Upgrader on-stream time and PSC(TM) yields. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, we earned revenue net of royalties of $157 million compared to $111 million for the same period in 2010. Our total revenue, net of royalties, diluent and feedstock was $134 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011 compared to $73 million for the same period in 2010. This is primarily due to increased bitumen production and higher PSC(TM) sales as a result of higher Upgrader on-stream time and PSC(TM) yields.

During the second quarter of 2011 we had power sales of $1 million representing approximately 29,700 MWh of electricity sold at an average price of approximately $42/MWh, compared to power sales of $3 million for the same period in 2010 representing approximately 29,400 MWh at an average price of approximately $88/MWh. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 we had power sales of $4 million compared to $5 million for the same period in 2010.

Expenses

- Operating expenses

Our operating expenses are primarily comprised of maintenance, labour, operating materials and services, chemicals and natural gas.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 operating expenses were $67 million compared to $53 million for the same period in 2010. Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2011 increased due to planned and unplanned maintenance, and initiatives to increase plant reliability and improve well performance. The second quarter included planned maintenance on the second hot lime softener and a Cogeneration unit, as well as unplanned maintenance on gasifiers and steam generators. During the second quarter of 2011 we purchased an average of 23,800 gigajoules per day (GJ/d) of natural gas at an average price of $3.78/GJ compared to 23,900 GJ/d at an average price of $3.67/GJ for the same period in 2010.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011 operating expenses were $131 million compared to $105 million for the same period in 2010. Operating costs for the first two quarters of 2011 increased due to planned and unplanned maintenance, and initiatives to increase plant reliability and improve well performance. During the six months ended June 30, 2011 we purchased an average of 26,400 GJ/d of natural gas at an average price of $3.70/GJ compared to 24,400 GJ/d at an average price of $4.25/GJ in the same period in 2010.

- Diluent and feedstock purchases

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 diluent and feedstock purchases were $21 million compared to $15 million for the same period in 2010. Diluent purchases are used for blending with bitumen to produce PSH.

Diluent purchases were insignificant in the second quarters of both 2011 and 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 diluent purchases were also nil compared to 140 bbl/d at an average price of $58/bbl in the same period in 2010. Generally diluent is not purchased during periods of high Upgrader on-stream time as the production of PSC(TM) does not require diluent.

In 2010, we purchased third-party bitumen feedstock to achieve certain minimum operating thresholds for efficiencies in the Upgrader which helped to improve PSC(TM) yields at lower production levels. In 2011 third-party bitumen purchases have occurred when economically beneficial. Purchasing third-party feedstock to upgrade into PSC(TM) is expected to be economically beneficial only during periods when we have stable Upgrader operations (and thus high PSC(TM) yields) and when pricing conditions support the difference between the cost of such feedstock and expected PSC(TM) sales pricing.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 we purchased $21 million of third-party bitumen representing approximately 3,200 bbl/d at an average price of $72/bbl compared to $15 million representing approximately 3,000 bbl/d at an average price of $55/bbl for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 we purchased $24 million of third-party bitumen representing approximately 1,900 bbl/d at an average price of $69/bbl compared to $38 million representing 3,400 bbl/d at an average price of $61/bbl for the same period in 2010. The decrease in third-party bitumen purchases in the six months ended June 30, 2011 is due to higher SAGD production requiring lower purchases to maintain Upgrader feed rate.

- Transportation

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 transportation expenses were $4 million, consistent with $4 million for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 transportation expenses were $9 million, as compared to $8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010. Transportation expenses primarily related to pipeline costs associated with PSC(TM) and PSH sales. Transportation expenses were mainly consistent due to the largely fixed nature of the pipeline transportation contracts.

Corporate expenses

- Net borrowing costs

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 net borrowing costs were $47 million compared to $41 million for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 net borrowing costs were $97 million compared to $82 million in the prior comparative period. The increase in 2011 was due to the interest expense for the US$100 million First Lien Notes and the US$300 million First Lien Notes both issued in August 2010. Borrowing costs also include the amortization of the discount related to the issuance of the First Lien Notes in 2009 and 2010 and the amortization of the transaction costs associated with the issuance of all of our Senior Notes (as defined herein). The remaining discount of $15 million and transaction costs of $34 million will be amortized over the terms of the facilities.

- General and administrative (G&A)

For three months ended June 30, 2011 G&A expense was $3 million compared to $3 million for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 G&A expense was $6 million compared to $7 million in 2010. Included in G&A expense is non-cash stock-based compensation expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 of $0.3 million and $0.7 million respectively compared to $0.5 million and $1.2 million in 2010.

- Net realized loss on derivative instruments

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 net realized loss on derivative instruments was nil compared to a loss of $48 million and $52 million respectively for the same periods in 2010. The losses in 2010 relate to the settlement of foreign exchange derivative instruments and our realized commodity hedging losses. The commodity losses were a result of our 2010 hedging instruments of 3,000 bbl/d at strike prices between US$64/bbl and US$67/bbl when the average WTI price for three and six month periods was US$78/bbl. We currently have no commodity derivative instruments.

Non-cash items

- Foreign exchange gain

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 the foreign exchange translation gain was $12 million compared to a $103 million loss for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 the foreign exchange translation gain was $73 million compared to a loss of $31 million in the prior comparative period. The gains are primarily comprised of the re-measurement of our U.S. dollar-denominated long-term debt net of loss on cash and cash equivalents and interest escrow. During the six month period ended June 30, 2011 the Canadian dollar strengthened from CDN$0.99:US$1.00 at January 1, 2011 to CDN$0.97:US$1.00 at March 31, 2011 and CDN$0.96:US$1.00 at June 30, 2011, as compared to the corresponding period in 2010, when the Canadian dollar strengthened from CDN$1.05:US$1.00 at January 1, 2010 to CDN$1.02:US$1.00 at March 31, 2010 and then weakened to CDN $1.06:USD$1.00 at June 30, 2010. The gains on the re-measurement of the debt, cash and cash equivalents and interest escrow are unrealized.

- Net unrealized loss on derivative instruments

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 net unrealized loss on derivative instruments was $3 million compared to a $76 million gain for the three month period ended June 30, 2010. The loss in 2011 is due to the unrealized loss on our foreign exchange derivative instruments which resulted from the strengthening of the Canadian dollar from CDN$0.97:US$1.00 to CDN$0.96:US$1.00 during the quarter. The gain in 2010 was comprised of a $67 million unrealized gain on our foreign exchange derivative instruments which resulted from the weakening of the Canadian dollar from CDN$1.02:US$1.00 to CDN$1.06:US$1.00 and a $9 million unrealized gain on our commodity derivative instruments due to the maturing of the instruments during the quarter and a decrease in the future price of WTI from approximately US$81/bbl at the beginning of the period to approximately US$75/bbl at June 30, 2010.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011 net unrealized loss on derivative instruments was $16 million compared to a $51 million gain for the same period in 2010. The loss in 2011 is due to the unrealized loss on our foreign exchange derivative instruments which resulted from the strengthening of the Canadian dollar from CDN$0.99:US$1.00 to CDN$0.96:US$1.00. The gain in 2010 is comprised of a $39 million unrealized gain on our foreign exchange derivative instruments due to the weakening of the Canadian dollar from CDN$1.05:US$1.00 to CDN$1.06:US$1.00 and a $12 million unrealized gain on our commodity hedges due to the maturing of the instruments during the period.

- Depletion and depreciation

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 depletion and depreciation expense was $16 million compared to $14 million for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011 depletion and depreciation expense was $29 million compared to $24 million in the prior comparative period. Production volumes have been higher in 2011 resulting in higher depletion and depreciation costs.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Property, plant and equipment

The table below identifies expenditures incurred in relation to the Project, other oil sands activities and other capital expenditures.


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                               June 30,          June 30,       December 31,
$ millions                      2011(1)           2011(1)            2010(1)
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Long Lake
 Sustaining capital               $ 28              $ 58               $ 80
Kinosis
 Engineering and
  equipment                          4                 7                 12
Other capital
 expenditures                        4                 5                  -
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Oil sands
 expenditures                       36                70                 92
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Capitalized
 interest                            5                 9                 16
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Total cash
 expenditures                       41                79                108
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Non-cash capital
 charges                            12                10                  8
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Total property,
 plant and equipment               
 expenditures                     $ 53              $ 89              $ 116
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Notes:
(1) As prepared under IFRS.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 we had sustaining capital expenditures of $28 million for the Project. As with all SAGD projects, new well pads must be drilled and tied-in to the SAGD central facility to maintain production at design rates over the life of the Project. The majority of the expenditures related to: ongoing progress on engineering and construction of well pads 12 and 13 and the associated connecting lines to the central plant facility, and various optimization projects to enhance plant reliability and improve well performance. We also continued the engineering and design for a project to deliver additional steam for SAGD bitumen production, and continued the design engineering for the DRU. The Kinosis engineering expenditure of $4 million included OPTI's share of the design engineering for SAGD Phase 1 at Kinosis.

Exploration and evaluation assets

The table below identifies expenditures incurred in relation to future expansions.


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                    Three months ended  Six months ended         Year ended
                               June 30,          June 30,       December 31,
$ millions                      2011(1)           2011(1)            2010(1)
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Resource
 acquisition and
 delineation
 Kinosis                           $ 7              $ 25                $ 2
 Cottonwood                          -                 -                  1
 Leismer                             -                 -                  1
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Total resource
 expenditures                        7                25                  4
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Capitalized
 interest                            9                17                 31
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Total expenditures
 on exploration and               
 evaluation assets                $ 16              $ 42               $ 35
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Notes:
(1) As prepared under IFRS.

In the three months ended June 30, 2011 we incurred exploration and evaluation expenditures of $7 million for resource delineation. Resource delineation includes drilling of coreholes, seismic and related reservoir engineering and analysis.

OPTI and Nexen continue to evaluate developing SAGD projects in 10,000 to 40,000 bbl/d bitumen stages at Kinosis. Should a new development plan be approved without an upgrader, OPTI will assess the book value of the Kinosis assets for impairment. If the engineering completed to date cannot be utilized, this may result in an impairment of $75 million to $150 million.

SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION (unaudited)


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In millions          
(except per        2011(1)                 2010(1)                  2009(2)
 share       ---------------------------------------------------------------
 amounts)        Q2      Q1      Q4      Q3      Q2     Q1       Q4      Q3
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Revenue      $   94  $   63  $   81  $   59  $   61  $  50   $   43  $   38
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Net (loss)
 earnings       (55)    (27)    (16)    (26)   (144)   (41)    (212)     12
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(Loss)
 earnings per
 share,
 basic and
 diluted     $(0.19) $(0.09) $(0.06) $(0.09) $(0.51) $(0.15) $(0.75) $ 0.04
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Notes:
(1) As prepared under IFRS.
(2) As prepared under Canadian GAAP.

Operations-to-date represent initial stages of our operations at relatively low operating volumes.

Net earnings of $12 million in the third quarter of 2009 were primarily due to a $162 million foreign exchange translation gain offset by unrealized losses on derivative instruments related to our foreign exchange and commodity instruments and our net field operating loss. The net loss of $212 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 includes a net field operating loss of $21 million, interest expense of $43 million, an unrealized loss on our derivatives of $36 million offset by a foreign exchange gain of $36 million, and future tax expense of $119 million that resulted from the de-recognition of a future tax asset.

During the third quarter of 2009 OPTI issued 86 million common shares, by way of public offering, increasing the total issued and outstanding common shares from approximately 196 million to 282 million. This reduces our earnings or loss per share by approximately 30 percent in the quarters subsequent to this common share issuance.

During the first quarter of 2010 we had a net field operating loss of $29 million, $40 million in borrowing costs and a $26 million unrealized loss on derivative instruments offset by a foreign exchange gain of $72 million. During the second quarter of 2010 we had a net field operating loss of $11 million, $41 million in borrowing costs, a $48 million realized loss on derivative instruments and a $104 million foreign exchange loss offset by a $77 million unrealized gain in derivative instruments. During the third quarter of 2010 we had a net field operating loss of $20 million, $48 million in borrowing costs, offset by a $77 million unrealized foreign exchange gain. During the fourth quarter of 2010 we had a net field operating loss of $4 million, $51 million in borrowing costs, and $30 million in realized derivative losses offset by an $81 million unrealized foreign exchange gain.

During the first quarter of 2011 we had a net field operating loss of $8 million, $50 million in borrowing costs and a $13 million unrealized loss on derivative instruments offset by a foreign exchange gain of $61 million. The second quarter of 2011 OPTI generated a positive net field operating margin of $2 million and a $12 million foreign exchange translation gain offset by borrowing costs of $47 million.

SHARE CAPITAL

At July 27, 2011 OPTI had 281,749,526 common shares and 3,471,500 common share options outstanding. The common share options have a weighted average exercise price of $3.63 per share.

CASH FLOW UNDER THE PROCEEDINGS

As part of the Proceedings, OPTI filed with the Court a cash flow forecast to September 30, 2011. Sources of cash in this period include unrestricted cash on hand at July 13, 2011 of $186 million, restricted cash of US$73 million (interest reserve account associated with our US$300 million First Lien Notes) and estimated positive net field operating margin of $14 million. Uses of cash include estimated capital expenditures of $36 million (excluding Kinosis), general corporate, payroll and employee benefits of $2 million, costs associated with the strategic alternatives review (including the Proceedings) of $4 million, and interest costs associated with the US$300 million First Lien Notes of $14 million and our revolving credit facility of $3 million. Interest payments for the US$300 million First Lien Notes are funded from our restricted cash balance (interest reserve account). In accordance with the Initial Order of the Court, interest on the Second Lien Notes is not presently payable and not included in this forecast. OPTI expects to have sufficient financial resources to meet its financial obligations to September 30, 2011, primarily subject to: continuation of the stay period with respect to interest obligations on OPTI's Second Lien Notes; and the effectiveness of secured forbearance agreements with respect to obligations on the Company's existing revolving credit facility and foreign exchange derivative instruments.

Forbearance

The CCAA Proceeding is an event of default under our revolving credit facility and foreign exchange derivative instruments. The Company has obtained forbearance agreements with its existing revolving credit facility lenders and counterparties to its foreign exchange derivative instruments. These forbearance agreements preclude these lenders or counterparties from exercising any set-off rights under such facility and instruments unless an additional event of default condition occurs, including non-payment of termination amounts under the foreign exchange derivative instruments by September 30, 2011.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

At June 30, 2011 we had approximately $189 million of cash. Our cash and cash equivalents are invested exclusively in money market instruments issued by major Canadian banks. In addition, at June 30, 2011 we had restricted cash of US$73 million in an interest reserve account associated with our US$300 million First Lien Notes. Our long-term debt consists of US$1,750 million Second Lien Notes, US$525 million First Lien Notes and US$300 million First Lien Notes (collectively, our Senior Notes) as well as a $190 million revolving credit facility. We made no additional borrowings under our revolving credit facility during the second quarter of 2011. A total of $165 million is drawn under the facility that matures in December 2011. OPTI intends to repay outstanding amounts under this facility on or around successful completion of the Transaction or the Recapitalization.

OPTI has US$420 million of foreign exchange derivative instruments that mature on September 30, 2011 at an average rate of CDN$1.22:US$1.00. The accounting measurement of our foreign exchange derivative instruments at the June 30, 2011 foreign exchange rate of CDN$0.96:US$1.00 is a $105 million liability. As a result of the default caused by the CCAA Proceeding, the counterparty banks to the Company's foreign exchange derivative instruments issued early termination notices which resulted in a fixed amount owing under the instruments. This fixed amount is $110 million and is subject to a default rate of interest of approximately 2.4 percent per annum from the date of the early termination notice until such fixed amount is repaid. OPTI intends to settle this fixed amount and default interest on or around successful completion of the Transaction or the Recapitalization.

Expected cash outflows, and our ability to meet these obligations, for the remainder of 2011 will depend on the outcome of the Proceedings. If the Recapitalization is completed, it would reduce our total debt by approximately US$1,475 million and reduce our annual interest costs accordingly. In addition the $375 million in new equity would materially improve our liquidity. Upon the successful completion of the Master Plan, OPTI intends to fund its capital budget of $71 million for the remainder of 2011.

Our future financial resources will be affected by net field operating margin. Our net field operating margin was $2 million in the second quarter of 2011, an improvement from an $8 million loss in the previous quarter. Our net field operating margin is affected by: bitumen volumes; on-stream factor; commodity prices (in particular, WTI); PSC(TM) yields and operating costs. On a long-term basis, we estimate our share of capital expenditures required to sustain production at or near planned capacity for the Project will be approximately $80 million per year prior to the effects of inflation.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011 cash used in operating activities was $38 million, cash provided by financing activities was $152 million and cash used by investing activities was $95 million. These cash flows, combined with a translation loss on our U.S. dollar denominated cash of $2 million, resulted in an increase in cash and cash equivalents during the period of $16 million. During the second quarter of 2011 we used our cash on hand and positive net field operating margin to fund our capital expenditures. For the remainder of 2011 our primary sources of funding include our existing cash and potential proceeds resulting from the Master Plan filed under the Proceedings.

We have annual interest payments of US$47 million each year until maturity on the US$525 million First Lien Notes due in 2012. In addition, we have annual interest payments of US$29 million each year until maturity on the US$300 million First Lien Notes due in 2013, which will be funded by our US$73 million interest reserve account, and annual interest payments of US$142 million each year until maturity on the US$1,750 million Second Lien Notes due in 2014. In accordance with the Initial Order of the Court, interest on the Second Lien Notes is not presently payable. Upon sanctioning and implementation of the Master Plan by the Court of either the Transaction or Recapitalization, the Second Lien Notes will no longer be outstanding.

If the Master Plan is unsuccessful, there are covenants in place on our US$1,750 million Second Lien Notes primarily to limit the total amount of debt that OPTI may incur at any time. This limit is most affected by the present value of our total proven reserves using forecast prices and costs discounted at 10 percent. Based on our 2010 reserve report, we have sufficient capacity under this test to incur additional debt beyond our existing $190 million revolving credit facility and existing Senior Notes. Other considerations, such as restrictions under the First Lien Notes and $190 million revolving credit facility, are expected to be more constraining than this limitation.

Our revolving credit facility matures in December 2011. OPTI is currently in default under this agreement although certain rights of the lenders to the facility have been stayed under the Proceedings. We do not expect to be able to make further borrowings until the Proceedings are complete. The facility requires adherence to a debt-to-capitalization covenant that does not allow our debt-to-capitalization ratio to exceed 75 percent, as calculated on a quarterly basis. The ratio is calculated based on the book value of debt and equity. The book value of debt is adjusted for the effect of any foreign exchange derivative instruments issued in connection with the debt that may be outstanding. Our book value of equity is adjusted to exclude the $369 million increase to deficit as a result of the asset impairment associated with the working interest sale to Nexen and to exclude the $85 million increase to the January 1, 2009 opening deficit as a result of new accounting pronouncements effective on that date. Accordingly, at June 30, 2011, for the purposes of this ratio calculation, our debt would be increased by the amount of our foreign exchange derivative instruments liability in the amount of $105 million and our deficit would be reduced by $455 million. With respect to U.S. dollar denominated debt and foreign exchange derivative instruments, for purposes of the total debt-to-capitalization ratio, the debt and foreign exchange derivative instruments are translated to Canadian dollars based on the average exchange rate for the quarter. The total debt-to-capitalization is therefore influenced by the variability in the measurement of the foreign exchange derivative instruments, which is subject to mark-to-market variability and average foreign exchange rate changes during the quarter. The total debt-to-capitalization calculation at June 30, 2011 is 65 percent.

The development of future expansions, such as Kinosis, will require significant financial resources. Presently, any funding of Kinosis after April 1, 2011 is subject to approval by OPTI's board of directors. Effective April 1, 2011 OPTI exercised a deferred payment funding option to continue advancing engineering and execution plans for Kinosis to the end of September 2011. We retain all of our other rights under the joint venture agreement and we have the discretion to resume funding of our proportionate share of Kinosis costs. OPTI's proportionate share of deferred costs (plus applicable interest) to June 30, 2011 is approximately $10 million.

Our rate of production increase will have a significant impact on our net field operating margin and thus on our financial position in the next 12 months and beyond. Delays in ramp up of SAGD production, operating issues with SAGD or Upgrader operations and/or deterioration of commodity prices could result in additional funding requirements. Should the Master Plan not be executed, the Company may require additional funding, which would likely be difficult and expensive to obtain. In addition, certain covenants in our Senior Note indentures and revolving credit facility limit the amount of additional debt we can incur.

For 2011 we have exposure to commodity pricing as we have not entered into any commodity derivative instruments (risks associated with our derivative instruments are discussed in more detail under "Financial Instruments"). The majority of our operating and interest costs are fixed. Aside from changes in the price of natural gas, our operating costs will neither decrease nor increase significantly as a result of fluctuations in WTI prices other than with respect to royalties to the Government of Alberta, which increase on a sliding scale at WTI prices higher than CDN$55/bbl. Collectively, this means that the variability of our financial resources will primarily be influenced by production rates and resulting PSC(TM) sales, operating expenses and by foreign exchange rates.

The Proceedings constitute an event of default under our credit agreement and note indentures. An event of default may result in acceleration of principal amounts owed, exercise of set-off rights against our cash deposits and investments and other material adverse consequences to OPTI. Presently, these rights have either been stayed by the Court in connection with the Proceedings or are subject to forbearance agreements. As such, all obligations of OPTI outside of those stayed by the Court or subject to forbearance agreements are expected to be paid in the ordinary course.

Should the Transaction be terminated, OPTI would maintain its protection under the Proceedings to implement the Recapitalization. In this case, the Support Agreements and Backstop Commitment Letters with certain Noteholders of the Second Lien Notes would enable OPTI to proceed with a restructuring of the Company's balance sheet which would also provide for $375 million of new equity into the Company. Taken together, these transactions would materially enhance the Company's liquidity and leave the Company with a more appropriately leveraged capital structure and reduced interest burden.

There can be no assurance that the initial stay period granted by the Court, and any subsequent extensions thereof, will be sufficient to present and finalize a Master Plan under the Proceedings, or that the terms of the Transaction and the Recapitalization, will be approved by affected creditors and/or by the Court. In any case, should OPTI lose the protection of the stay under the Proceedings, creditors may immediately enforce rights and remedies against OPTI and its properties, which may lead to the liquidation of OPTI's assets. Failure to implement the Transaction, or in the alternative obtain sufficient exit financing subsequent to the Recapitalization, within the time granted by the Court, may lead to the liquidation of OPTI's assets.

CREDIT RATINGS

OPTI maintains a corporate rating as well as ratings for its revolving credit facility and Senior Notes with Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Moody's Investor Service (Moody's). Subsequent to OPTI's filing under the CCAA, S&P and Moody's adjusted all ratings for the Company.

S&P lowered all of OPTI's ratings to D on July 13, 2011. It is expected that these ratings will remain at this level until the Company emerges from the CCAA proceeding.

Moody's withdrew all of OPTI's ratings. It is expected that these ratings will be reissued when the Company emerges from the CCAA proceeding.

A credit rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision and withdrawal at any time by the rating organization.

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS

The following table shows our contractual obligations and commitments related to our financial liabilities at June 30, 2011. These amounts do not include adjustments from or anticipated results of the Proceedings.


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In $ millions                  Total    2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Thereafter
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Accounts payable and
 accrued liabilities(1)         $ 86    $ 86       $ -       $ -        $ -
Derivative instruments
 (foreign exchange)              105     105         -         -          -
Long-term debt (Senior
 Notes - principal)(2)         2,484       -       796     1,688          -
Long-term debt (Senior
 Notes - interest)(3)            685     173       375       137          -
Long-term debt (revolving
 facility principal)(4)          165     165         -         -          -
Finance leases(5)                 73       2         8         8         55
Operating leases and other
 commitments(5)                   59       5        21         7         26
Contracts and purchase
 orders(6)                        29      11         3         4         11
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Total commitments           $  3,686 $   547   $ 1,203   $ 1,844       $ 92
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Notes:
(1) Excludes accrued interest expense related to the Senior Notes. These
    costs are included in (3).
(2) Consists of principal repayments on the Senior Notes, translated into
    Canadian dollars using an exchange rate of CDN$0.96 to US$1.00 as at
    June 30, 2011.
(3) Consists of scheduled interest payments on the Senior Notes, translated
    into Canadian dollars using an exchange rate of CDN$0.96 to US$1.00 as
    at June 30, 2011. 
(4) As at June 30, 2011 we have borrowed $165 million on our $190 million
    revolving credit facility. We are contractually obligated for interest
    payments on borrowings and standby charges in respect to undrawn
    amounts under the revolving credit facility, which are not reflected in
    the above table as amounts cannot reasonably be estimated due to the
    revolving nature of the facility and variable interest rates. Relative
    to our total commitments, we do not consider such amounts material.
(5) Consists of our share of future payments under our product
    transportation agreements with respect to future tolls during the
    initial contract term.
(6) Consists of our share of commitments associated with contracts and
    purchase orders in connection with the Project and our other oil sands
    activities associated with future expansions.

About OPTI

OPTI Canada Inc. is a Calgary, Alberta-based company focused on developing major oil sands projects in Canada. Our first project, the Long Lake Project, has a design capacity for 72,000 barrels per day (bbl/d), on a 100 percent basis, of SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) oil production integrated with an upgrading facility. The Upgrader uses our proprietary OrCrude(TM) process, combined with commercially available hydrocracking and gasification. Through gasification, this configuration substantially reduces the exposure to and the need to purchase natural gas. On a 100 percent basis, the Project is designed to produce up to 58,500 bbl/d of products, primarily 39 degree API Premium Sweet Crude (PSC(TM)). Due to its premium characteristics, we expect PSC(TM) to sell at a price similar to West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil. The Long Lake Project is a joint venture between OPTI and Nexen Inc. (Nexen). OPTI holds a 35 percent working interest in the joint venture. Nexen is the sole operator of the Project.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless specified otherwise. Certain statements contained herein are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements relating to: the expected increase in production and improved operational performance of the Long Lake Project; OPTI's other business prospects, expansion plans and strategies; the cost, development, operation and maintenance of the Project as well as future expansions thereof, and OPTI's relationship with Nexen; the expected improvement to water handling; the expected low production levels and higher operating costs in August 2011 due to planned maintenance on a hot lime softener and Cogeneration unit; the potential reservoir complexities of the Project; the expected development, timing and production of well pads coming on production; the expected SOR range for the Project and time expected to reach this range; the expected SOR for our original 90 well pairs; the expected decline in average SOR; the anticipated impact and timing of a natural gas supply line to provide expected operating flexibility; the potential cost and anticipated impact of additional steam capacity and resulting increase in bitumen production; the anticipated potential to tie-in bitumen production from Kinosis to the Long Lake Upgrader; the potential cost and anticipated impact of a DRU to provide expected operating flexibility; the expected feedstock purchases for the Project; expectations regarding our 2011 bitumen forecast; the expected increase in PSC(TM) yields,

volumes and sales; the expected improvement to net field operating margin; the sales price of PSC(TM); the potential to approve a development plan for Kinosis and its expected cost; the potential sanctioning of Kinosis and its timing; the expected requirement of additional financial resources to develop future expansions at Kinosis and beyond; OPTI's anticipated financial condition, material obligations and liquidity in 2011 and in the long-term; the final outcome of OPTI's strategic alternatives review; the expected likelihood that we will be unable to fund our financial commitments without a conclusion to OPTI's Proceedings; the expected difficulty and expense of additional funding; and OPTI's expected ability to continue as a going concern and the related factors which create significant doubt about this ability; the anticipated outcome of OPTI's proceedings under the CCAA and the CBCA; OPTI's ability to maintain its protection under the CCAA; the ability to implement the Transaction or the Recapitalization; the expected timing, support and voting of Noteholders; the expectation for OPTI to pay certain obligations in the ordinary course; the ability of the Company to enforce provisions, and if need be extend provisions, under forbearance agreements with its lenders and counterparties; OPTI's ability to obtain/maintain its credit rating and stock exchange listing in light of its filing under the CCAA; the expected conversion of Second Lien Notes and the issuance of a new equity investment through a rights offering under the Recapitalization; the expectation to repay/refinance OPTI's existing Revolving Credit Facility; and the expected and targeted implementation date for the Transaction or Recapitalization.

Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "potential," "could," "plan" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information because it is possible that expectations, predictions, forecasts, projections and other forms of forward-looking information will not be achieved by OPTI. By its nature, forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties. A change in any one of these factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Although OPTI believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, OPTI can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by OPTI and described in the forward-looking statements or information. The forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions that may prove to be incorrect. In addition to other assumptions identified herein, OPTI has made assumptions regarding, among other things: market costs and other variables affecting operating costs of the Project; the ability of the Project joint venture partners to obtain equipment, services and supplies, including labour, in a timely and cost-effective manner; the availability and costs of financing; oil prices and market price for PSC(TM) and PSH; and foreign currency exchange rates and derivative instruments risks. Other specific assumptions and key risks and uncertainties are described elsewhere in this document and in OPTI's other filings with Canadian securities authorities.

Readers should be aware that the list of assumptions, risks and uncertainties set forth herein are not exhaustive. Readers should refer to OPTI's current Annual Information Form (AIF), filed on SEDAR and EDGAR and available at www.sedar.com and http://edgar.sec.gov, for a detailed discussion of these assumptions, risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and OPTI undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable laws or regulatory policies.

Although we believe that we have identified the material risks and assumptions to, among other things, the operating and liquidity risks and risks related to the concurrent proceedings under the CCAA and the CBCA outlined herein as well as in OPTI's other filings with Canadian securities authorities, there is no assurance that actual results will be the same or similar to those anticipated by OPTI. Furthermore, there may be other material risks and uncertainties that may impact our liquidity position and the outcome of the Company's potential Transaction or Recapitalization (as defined herein) that have not yet been identified. This uncertainty applies to disclosures regarding commitments, and the carrying value of assets.

Additional information relating to our Company is filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • OPTI Canada Inc.
    Krista Ostapovich
    Investor Relations
    (403) 218-4705
    ir@opticanada.com

    OPTI Canada Inc.
    Suite 1600, 555 - 4th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3E7
    (403) 249-9425