Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : PER

Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.

November 30, 2011 08:31 ET

Petro-Reef Releases Q3 Financial Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2011) -

Petro-Reef Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PER) ("Petro-Reef" or the "Company") has released its third quarter 2011 results. Full financial details are contained in the financial statements and management's discussion and analysis filed on SEDAR.

Production volumes and prices

For the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Company produced an average of 605 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) comprising 187 bbl/d of oil and natural gas liquids and 2,508 mcf/d per day of natural gas. The Company received an average of $67.73 per barrel for oil and $3.95 per thousand cubic feet for natural gas.

Three months ended September 30 2011 2010 % Change
Daily production
Crude Oil and NGLs (bbl/d) 187 109 71.6
Natural Gas (mcf/d) 2,508 3,334 (24.8 )
Oil equivalent (boe/d @ 6:1) 605 665 (9.0 )
Realized commodity prices
Crude Oil and NGLs (bbl) 67.73 70.02 (3.3 )
Natural Gas (mcf) 3.95 3.39 16.5
Oil equivalent (boe @ 6:1) 37.34 28.47 31.2

For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company produced an average of 666 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) comprising 215 bbl/d of oil and natural gas liquids and 2,707 mcf/d per day of natural gas. The Company received an average of $78.18 per barrel for oil and $3.87 per thousand cubic feet for natural gas.

Nine months ended September 30 2011 2010 % Change
Daily production
Crude Oil and NGLs (bbl/d) 215 122 76.2
Natural Gas (mcf/d) 2,707 4,130 (34.5 )
Oil equivalent (boe/d @ 6:1) 666 811 (17.9 )
Realized commodity prices
Crude Oil and NGLs (bbl) 78.18 74.06 5.6
Natural Gas (mcf) 3.87 4.15 (6.7 )
Oil equivalent (boe @ 6:1) 40.96 32.29 26.9

Cash flow and earnings

Total revenue increased 19.5% to $2,079,442 for the three month period ended September 30, 2011 compared to $1,740,840 for the same period ended in 2010. As a result of a 71.6% increase in oil volumes over Q3 2010, Petro-Reef realized a combined price per boe for the three month period ended September 30, 2011 of $37.34 representing a 31.2% increase compared to the realized price per unit of production of $28.47 for the same period in 2010.

For the three month period ended September 30, 2011, Petro-Reef generated cash flows from operations of $597,981 an increase of 9.9% compared to $544,140 for the three month period ended September 30, 2010.

Three months ended September 30 2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010
($ / boe ) ($ / boe )
Gross revenue 2,079,442 1,740,840 19.5 37.34 28.47
Realized gain (loss) on risk management contracts (87,337 ) 417,704 - (1.57 ) 6.83
Royalties (277,493 ) (307,934 ) (9.9 ) (4.98 ) (5.04 )
Revenue after royalties 1,714,612 1,850,610 (7.3 ) 30.79 30.26
Operating expenses 729,330 721,091 1.1 13.10 11.79
General & administrative expenses 276,278 370,835 (25.5 ) 4.96 6.06
Interest expense 111,023 214,544 (48.3 ) 1.99 3.51
Cash flow 597,981 544,140 9.9 10.74 8.90
Unrealized gain on risk management contracts 649,420 28,413 2,185.6 11.66 0.46
Other income 142,611 - - 2.56 -
Stock based compensation 242,431 25,056 867.6 4.35 0.41
Accretion 18,108 17,206 5.2 0.33 0.28
Depletion and depreciation 1,118,518 1,349,326 (17.1 ) 20.09 22.07
Net Income (loss) before income taxes 10,955 (819,035 ) (101.3 ) 0.20 (13.39 )
Deferred income tax (recovery) (160,727 ) (186,192 ) (13.7 ) (2.89 ) (3.04 )
Net Income (loss) 171,682 (632,843 ) (127.1 ) 3.08 (10.35 )
Per Share - Basic and diluted 0.00 (0.02 )

Total revenue increased 4.3% to $7,451,193 for the nine month period ended September 30, 2011 compared to $7,142,624 for the same period in 2010. As a result of a 76.2% increase in oil volumes over 2010, Petro-Reef realized a combined price per boe for the nine month period ended September 30, 2011 of $40.96 representing a 26.9% increase compared to the realized price per unit of production of $32.29 for the same period in 2010.

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2011, Petro-Reef generated cash flows from operations of $3,185,377 an increase of 7.3% compared to $2,968,875 for the nine month period ended September 30, 2010.

Nine months ended September 30 2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010
($ / boe ) ($ / boe )
Gross revenue 7,451,193 7,142,624 4.3 40.96 32.29
Realized gain on risk management contracts 392,617 545,188 (28.0 ) 2.16 2.46
Royalties (1,160,450 ) (942,824 ) 23.1 (6.38 ) (4.26 )
Revenue after royalties 6,683,360 6,744,988 (0.9 ) 36.73 30.49
Operating expenses 2,407,057 2,171,154 10.9 13.23 9.81
General & administrative expenses 784,154 1,143,307 (31.4 ) 4.31 5.17
Interest expense 306,772 461,652 (33.5 ) 1.69 2.09
Cash flow 3,185,377 2,968,875 7.3 17.51 13.42
Unrealized gain on risk management contracts 140,630 954,139 (85.3 ) 0.77 4.31
Other income 393,530 173,663 126.6 2.16 0.79
Stock based compensation 575,684 128,815 346.9 3.16 0.58
Accretion 52,437 49,993 4.9 0.29 0.23
Depletion and depreciation 3,985,968 4,740,098 (15.9 ) 21.91 21.43
Loss before income taxes (894,552 ) (822,229 ) 8.8 (4.92 ) (3.72 )
Deferred income tax expense (recovery) (14,002 ) 277,226 (105.1 ) (0.08 ) 1.25
Net loss (880,550 ) (1,099,455 ) (19.9 ) (4.84 ) (4.97 )
Per Share - Basic and diluted (0.02 ) (0.03 )

Financial

Effective September 30, 2011 the Petro-Reef renewed its loan facilities with a Canadian Chartered Bank. Facility A is a revolving operating demand loan with a maximum limit of $14,000,000. Facility B is a non-revolving acquisition/development demand loan that provides an additional $6,000,000 of financing. Interest is at prime plus 1.0% per annum for Facility A and prime plus 1.5% per annum for Facility B. Petro-Reef has the ability to borrow by way of Bankers Acceptances.

At September 30, 2011 the balance owing on Facility A was $11,334,128 (December 31, 2010 - $9,627,691). At September 30, 2011 the balance owing on Facility B was $nil (December 31, 2010 - $nil).

The Company has the ability to draw on the development loan for the drilling of new wells subject to certain working capital ratio restrictions.

In August, 2011 Petro-Reef Resources Ltd. closed a private placement financing of Flow -through Shares for gross proceeds of $2,391,200. Pursuant to the offering, Petro-Reef issued 5,978,000 common shares on a flow-through basis at a purchase price of 40 cents per common share.

About Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.

Petro-Reef Resources Ltd. is a Calgary-based crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company with producing properties in Alberta, Canada.

Additional information about the Company is available under Petro-Reef's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

BOE Reference

Reference is made to barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE"). BOE may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. In accordance with National Instrument 51-101, a BOE conversion ratio of six mcf of natural gas to one bbl of oil has been used, which is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

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Contact Information

  • Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.
    Hugh M. Thomson
    Vice-President Finance & CFO
    (403) 523-2505
    (403) 264-1348 (FAX)

    Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.
    970, 10655 Southport Road S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2W 4Y1
    info@petro-reef.ca
    www.petro-reef.ca