RedWater Energy Corp.
TSX VENTURE : RED

RedWater Energy Corp.

November 27, 2012 09:15 ET

RedWater Announces Financial and Operating Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

OKOTOKS, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2012) - RedWater Energy Corp. ("RedWater") (TSX VENTURE:RED) is pleased to report record financial and operating results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012. RedWater's interim condensed financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 have been filed and are available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and may also be obtained on RedWater's website at www.redwaterenergy.com.

Highlights

  • Increased average production to 135 boepd, an increase of 51% over the second quarter
  • Improved average oil production to 107 bbls/d, an increase 45% over the second quarter
  • Achieved positive fund flows from operations in the quarter
  • Netbacks increased to $23.37 per boe vs. $14.12 in the second quarter
  • Currently testing recompleted well at Davey Lake
    • Recompleted Pekisko light oil well at Davey Lake mid November
    • Expect to announce results early December
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Operations
Production
Oil (bbls/d) 107 66 82 53
Natural Gas (Mcf/d) 168 342 163 230
BOEPD 135 123 109 91
Average Selling Price
Oil ($/bbls) $71.44 $68.20 $71.42 $72.99
Natural Gas ($/Mcf) 2.26 3.53 2.14 3.60
BOE ($/BOE) $59.42 $46.45 $56.89 $51.27
Operating Netback ($/BOE) $23.37 $11.77 $16.50 $16.38
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Financial
Petroleum and Natural Gas Revenues, net of royalties 637,470 480,830 1,509,880 1,169,370
Fund Flow from Operations 9,839 (136,976 ) (245,221 ) (382,356 )
Per Share, Basic & Diluted 0.00 (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.02 )
Income (loss) (164,163 ) (413,952 ) (629,234 ) 371,797
Per Share, Basic & Diluted (0.00 ) (0.02 ) (0.02 ) 0.01
Capital Expenditures 641,705 1,398,146 1,804,060 1,936,801
Total Assets 12,881,241 10,282,683 12,881,241 10,282,683
Shareholders' Equity 7,859,102 7,933,113 7,859,102 7,933,113
Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 33,740,152 26,030,902 33,009,495 25,081,956
Diluted 33,740,152 26,030,902 33,009,495 25,081,956
Share Trading
High 0.25 0.49 0.32 0.55
Low 0.16 0.32 0.16 0.32
Close 0.19 0.35 0.19 0.35
Trading Volume 771,100 738,000 2,303,500 4,134,300

Operational Review

In the third quarter, RedWater focused on improving production and reducing operating costs. The completion of the battery at Redwater allowed the Company to put on production two light oil wells recompleted in the second quarter. These wells produced throughout the third quarter. In addition, the increased production in Redwater allowed the company to lower operating costs and led to improved netbacks. Operating netbacks improved 66% over the second quarter.

RedWater recompleted a well at Davey Lake targeting Pekisko light oil. This well is currently being tested and we expect the well to be put on production in the first quarter. In addition, RedWater has begun preparing drilling leases in advance of its 4 well vertical drilling program targeting Manville (Bruderheim and Ellerslie) light oil in Redwater. The Company expects to spud its first of four wells prior to year end. We have also begun preparation for a second 4 well drilling program targeting Manville, Leduc and Keg River oil. We expect the second drilling program to commence in the second half of 2013.

OUTLOOK

RedWater is pleased with the growth and operational improvements we achieved in the third quarter, but understand there is more work to be done. We continue to evaluate and review our large asset base to find ways to improve overall shareholder value. We are currently reviewing different capital sources to accelerate growth including working with industry partners.

Business of RedWater Energy Corp.

RedWater Energy Corp. is an emerging oil and gas exploration and development company. RedWater is engaged in the acquisition, enhancement and exploration of conventional oil and gas projects in Western Canada with a focus on developing high working interest light oil opportunities. RedWater's core properties are located in Redwater, Westlock, Fairydell-Bon Accord and Panny areas of Alberta. www.redwaterenergy.com.

Cautionary Statements

Forward-looking information and statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. In particular, but without limiting the forgoing, this news release contains forward-looking information and statements pertaining to the following; the timing for completion and equipping of wells; the volume and product mix of RedWater's oil and gas production and its ability to develop RedWater's oil resource properties, the use of the RedWater's cash flow from operations and expanded credit facilities; the number of wells to be drilled and potential development drilling and number of potential oil development locations.

In addition, forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of material factors, expectations or assumptions of RedWater which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although RedWater believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because RedWater can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified herein, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: results from drilling and development activities consistent with past operations; the continued and timely development of infrastructure in areas of new production; continued availability of debt and equity financing and cash flow to fund RedWater's current and future plans and expenditures; the impact of increasing competition; the general stability of the economic and political environment in which RedWater operates; the timely receipt of any required regulatory approvals; the ability of RedWater to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; drilling results; the ability of the operator of the projects in which RedWater has an interest in to operate the field in a safe, efficient and effective manner; the ability of RedWater to obtain financing on acceptable terms; field production rates and decline rates; the ability to replace and expand oil and natural gas reserves through acquisition, development and exploration; the timing and cost of pipeline, storage and facility construction and expansion and the ability of RedWater to secure adequate product transportation; future commodity prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which RedWater operates; the ability of RedWater to successfully market its oil and natural gas products that all necessary regulatory approvals will be obtained as and when required, that there will be no material adverse change in RedWater's affairs or laws, rules or regulations relating to RedWater, its securities or business, there will be no regulatory proceedings involving RedWater or any of its directors or officers, or any cease trade or other order prohibiting or restricting trading in RedWater's securities, no major national or international event will have occurred that has or would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on financial markets or the business, operations or affairs of RedWater.

The forward-looking information and statements included in this news release are not guarantees of future performance and should not be unduly relied upon. Such information and statement, including the assumptions made in respect thereof, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to defer materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information or statements including, without limitation: changes in commodity prices; changes in the demand for or supply of RedWater's products; unanticipated operating results or production declines; changes in tax or environmental laws, royalty rates or other regulatory matters; changes in development plans of RedWater or by third party operators of RedWater's properties, increased debt levels or debt service requirements; inaccurate estimation of RedWater's oil and gas reserve and resource volumes; limited, unfavorable or a lack of access to capital markets; increased costs; a lack of adequate insurance coverage; the impact of competitors; and certain other risks detailed from time-to-time in RedWater's public disclosure documents, (including, without limitation, those risks identified in this news release and RedWater's public company documents filed on SEDAR).

The forward-looking information and statements contained in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release, and RedWater does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the included forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be expressly required by applicable securities laws.

Funds flow from operations are not measures that have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS or Canadian GAAP and accordingly are referred to as non - GAAP measures. Therefore, these measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. These measures have been described and presented here and in our MD&A in order to provide shareholders and potential investors with additional information regarding Redwater's liquidity and its ability to generate funds to finance its operations. Management utilizes "Funds flow from operations" as a key measure to assess the ability of RedWater to finance operating activities and capital activities. All references to funds flow from operations throughout this report are calculated based on cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital. Cash flows from operating activities are the closest comparable figure which is calculated in accordance with IFRS and Canadian GAAP.

BOE Equivalent

Barrel of oil equivalents or BOEs 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.

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