Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
TSX : XDC

Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.

August 13, 2009 05:05 ET

Xtreme Coil Achieves Strong 2009 2Q and Updates Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2009) - Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp. (TSX:XDC) ("Xtreme Coil", the "Company") provides an operations update and announces financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 ("2009 1Q"), with comparative data for same period in 2008 ("2008 2Q") and for the year ended December 31, 2008.

2009 2Q Highlights

- revenue $23.1 million up 119 percent from 2008 2Q

- EBITDA $5.4 million up 550 percent from 2008 2Q

- EBITDA per share $0.13, up 550 percent from 2008 2Q

- operating days reached 878, up 86 percent from 2008 2Q

- at June 30, 69 percent of rigs operating; 81 percent under term contracts

Operations Update

Xtreme Coil completed a very strong 2009 2Q in terms of our corporate history as well as in relation to other energy services sector participants. Our financial performance for the quarter was driven by our rig fleet's 878 operating days. At June 30th, 69 percent of our rig fleet was working under contract.

Two of our XTC 400 Coil Over Top Drive® ("COTD™") drilling rigs commenced operations in México during 2009 2Q, expanding our fleet in that region to eight. As announced July 22, 2009, we executed long-term contracts for an additional two drilling rigs, both XTC 200DT(Plus) models, and began the work to modify the rigs to customer specifications. Once prepared for mobilization they are being deployed to the Chicontepec project in México. One of the rigs is now moving to its first location. We expect both to begin drilling operations during 2009 3Q which would increase our total number of rigs operating in México to ten by September 30, 2009.

During 2009 2Q, three Xtreme Coil rigs continued drilling in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States under long-term contracts. While the United States drilling market remains severely constricted, it has been reported there is still demand for high performance rigs.

Xtreme Coil's balance sheet strength has provided flexibility to fund strategic elements of our plan for future growth. At the close of 2009 2Q, we completed an equity offering under a "bought deal" arrangement which raised net proceeds of $43.4 million on issuance of 11,845,000 common shares. At the same time, we undertook a non-brokered private placement with net proceeds of $1.0 million on issuance of 258,500 common shares. In May, we announced execution of an amendment to Xtreme Coil's extendible credit facility with our existing lenders.

International projects and opportunities continue as a priority for Xtreme Coil's business development, sales and marketing, given the volume and frequency of inquiries we have received. During 2009 2Q, to prepare for a number of opportunities which would be ideal for our COTD™ drilling rigs, we began work on a fit-for-purpose re-entry drilling rig. The rig's design, based on a recently-issued Xtreme Coil patent, will have applications that meet the requirements of potential projects in the Middle East and North Africa markets.

We believe what differentiates Xtreme Coil from our competitors is our proprietary and patented applications and processes together with our in-house engineering capability. We continue to evaluate drilling markets and the availability of drilling rig equipment or components throughout North America. For instance, we are analyzing the potential to expand Xtreme Coil's rig fleet cost-effectively through application of our engineering designs which focus on upgrading late model top drive rigs to incorporate our innovative COTD™ capabilities.

Xtreme Coil recorded strong financial results for the first six months of 2009. We publish and use EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, foreign exchange gains or losses and gains or losses on sale of equipment) and EBITDA per share as supplemental measures to monitor our corporate financial performance. Although EBITDA and EBITDA per share are not generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP") financial measures, management believes they are useful supplemental measures of the financial performance of Xtreme Coil's principal business activities before considering how activities are financed or taxed, and before the impact of stock-based compensation, foreign exchange rate fluctuations or sales of equipment. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net income is presented in the non-GAAP measures section of Xtreme Coil's MD&A.

As we address opportunities to expand Xtreme Coil's business horizons, we will continue to concentrate on delivering excellence in day-to-day operational performance. Our management and operations staff are empowered to work closely with Xtreme Coil's valued current and potential customers to deliver efficient contract drilling services. We believe our performance sets an industry standard for the benefit of our customers and our shareholders.



Tom Wood Rod Uchytil
Executive Chairman President and Chief Executive Officer


2009 Second Quarter Highlights
($ thousand, except where indicated)

2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 % Change
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Revenue 23,052 10,527 119
EBITDA (1) 5,379 715 652
EBITDA per share (1) ($) 0.13 0.02 550
Net income (loss) 1,926 (1,541) n/a
Net income (loss) per common
share - basic ($) 0.05 (0.04) n/a
Weighted average common shares -
basic (thousand) 40,859 38,516 6
Capital assets 254,070 211,948 20
Operating days (1) 878 473 86
Rig utilization (1) (percentage) 60 52 15
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Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A")

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2009

($ thousand, except where indicated)

Management for Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp. ("Xtreme Coil", the "Company") based this MD&A on operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and provides comparative information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. Management recommends reading this discussion and analysis of Xtreme Coil's financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2008. Management prepares the consolidated financial statements in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and expresses all amounts in Canadian dollars ("CAD") unless otherwise stated. This MD&A is based on information available as at August 12, 2009.

Forward-Looking Statements

This MD&A, or documents incorporated herein, may include certain information, statements and assumptions (collectively, "forward-looking statements") regarding management's view of future events, expectations, plans, initiatives or prospects constituting forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to Xtreme Coil's future outlook and anticipated events or results and may include statements related to current and anticipated future contracts; commodity pricing; rates of currency exchange; operating expenses; rig building, completion or deployment; capital expenditures and other 2009 guidance provided throughout this MD&A.

These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among others: assessment of current, and projections for future, operations; ongoing and future business negotiations and opportunities to enter new, continue or extend existing contracts; the availability and cost of financing; foreign currency exchange rates; timing and magnitude of capital expenditures; expenses and other variables affecting rig operating and construction expenses; the ability of vendors to provide rig component equipment, services and supplies, including labour, in a cost-effective and timely manner; the issuance of applied-for patents; jurisdictional changes in taxation rates; and government regulations. Although Xtreme Coil considers the assumptions reasonable, based on information available to management as at August 12, 2009, the assumptions may ultimately prove incorrect.

Forward looking-statements are also subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from management's current expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to: the cyclical nature of drilling market demand, currency exchange rates, and commodity prices; access to credit and to equity markets; the availability of qualified personnel; competition for customers from other drilling contractors, labour and vendor-provided rig components.

Management's assumptions included the following: continued operation of the existing fleet of drilling equipment without additional significant capital expenditures; meeting the terms of the Company's credit facility; ongoing access to key supplies required to continue operating equipment, including fuel; continued successful performance of drilling and related equipment; expectations regarding gross margin; recruitment and retention of qualified personnel; continuation or extension of existing long-term contracts; revenue expectations related to shorter-term drilling activity; willingness and ability of customers to remit amounts owing to Xtreme Coil in accordance with normal industry practices; and management of accounts receivable in direct relation to revenue generation.

Management considered the following risk factors when preparing the MD&A: fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas commodity prices, supply and demand; fluctuation in currency exchange and interest rates; financial stability of Xtreme Coil's customers; current and future applications for Xtreme Coil's proprietary technology; competition from other drilling contractors; regulatory and economic conditions; environmental constraints; changes to government legislation; international trade barriers or restrictions; global political and military events.

Financial outlook information contained in this MD&A about prospective results of operations, financial position or cash flow from operating activities is based on assumptions about future events, including economic conditions and proposed courses of action, and on management's assessment of relevant information currently available. Readers are cautioned such financial outlook information contained in this MD&A is not appropriate for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein. Readers should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely on this information as of any other date. Except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws, Xtreme Coil disclaims any intention, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward-looking statements or otherwise.

Description of the Business

Xtreme Coil is a drilling contractor designing, building and operating its proprietary Coil Over Top Drive® ("COTD™") drilling rigs which employ new patented and patent-pending coil designs and technologies. In addition to their coil drilling capabilities, these drilling rigs retain the ability to drill with conventional jointed drill pipe. Xtreme Coil has built drilling rigs in Canada under contracts with several third parties. Upon completion of the COTD™ drilling rigs, Xtreme Coil operates the rigs under contract to oil and natural gas exploration and production ("E&P") companies and to international integrated drilling service providers. Xtreme Coil conducts drilling operations in the United States and Mexico and routinely pursues opportunities to provide contract drilling services within and beyond these current regions of operation.

Xtreme Coil's head office is in Houston, Texas. Xtreme Coil also has a corporate office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and an operations office near Poza Rica, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, and United States field offices in Casper, Wyoming.

At June 30, 2009 Xtreme Coil had three drilling rigs working under long-term drilling contracts with a major E&P company in the United States. During 2008, Xtreme Coil signed contracts and deployed six rigs for drilling operations in Mexico. Early in 2009, Xtreme Coil entered into an additional long-term contract for two additional drilling rigs which were mobilized to commence operations in the same oil development project in Mexico in 2009 2Q. As a result, the Company had a total of 11 rigs working under long-term contracts at June 30, 2009. We continue to prepare project proposals and conduct contract negotiations with current and potential new customers.

As at June 30, 2009, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued nine patents to Xtreme Coil. In late 2008, one of these patents also received issuance by the Eurasian patent office for regions under its jurisdiction throughout Europe and Asia. Xtreme Coil has more than 60 patent-related applications in the United States, Canada and other jurisdictions. Xtreme Coil's issued and applied-for patents collectively cover coiled tubing drilling and transportation technology including equipment and methods for coiled tubing drilling to deeper horizons of 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) or more.

Xtreme Coil has designed six models of COTD™ drilling rigs with five designs completed and deployed to field operations. At June 30, 2009, Xtreme Coil had 16 COTD™ rigs completed (2008 2Q - 12 rigs). Of the sixteen rigs in service at June 30, 2009:

- three rigs were operating under long-term contracts in the United States;

- three rigs were stacked in the United States;

- eight rigs were operating under long-term contracts in Mexico;

- two rigs were being prepared for deployment from the United States to Mexico to begin operations under long-term contracts.

In May 2009, Xtreme Coil accepted a letter of intent requesting mobilization of two XTC 200DT(Plus) rigs to Mexico to operate under long-term contract, with operations expected to commence in 2009 3Q. In July 2009, long-term contracts were executed for these two rigs and mobilization and rig modifications were in progress. Once operations commence for these two further drilling rigs, Xtreme Coil will have ten drilling rigs working in the Chicontepec development project in the state of Veracruz.

Xtreme Coil's original capital plan called for the construction of 18 drilling rigs in total. The Company made the decision to temporarily suspend drilling rig construction in 2008 3Q when economic uncertainty decreased demand in the United States drilling market. In addition to 16 completed drilling rigs, we have purchased, and retain in stock, a number of components for two additional drilling rigs.

Xtreme Coil's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "XDC".



Selected Quarterly Financial Information (unaudited)

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30 Jun 31 Mar 31 Dec 30 Sep
2009 2009 2008 2008
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Revenue 23,052 22,914 28,924 26,328
EBITDA (1) 5,379 6,187 6,539 5,899
EBITDA per share (1) ($) 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.15
Net income 1,926 2,379 2,508 1,278
Net income per share ($) 0.05 0.06 0.06 0.03
Capital assets 254,070 271,366 238,345 231,392
Total assets 346,090 326,098 289,394 279,457
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Operating days (1) 878 803 949 947
Rig utilization (percentage) 60 56 68 83
Weighted average rigs in service 16.0 16.0 15.2 12.4
Completed rigs, end of quarter 16 16 16 15
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30 Jun 31 Mar 31 Dec 30 Sep
2008 2008 2007 2007
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Revenue 10,527 12,335 12,416 9,574
EBITDA (1) 715 2,253 2,237 (342)
EBITDA per share (1) ($) 0.02 0.07 0.07 (0.01)
Net income (loss) (1,541) 496 (204) (1,338)
Net income (loss) per share ($) (0.04) 0.01 (0.01) (0.04)
Capital assets 211,948 192,855 188,913 167,788
Total assets 249,043 219,049 213,464 190,191
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Operating days (2) 473 579 579 398
Rig utilization (percentage) 52 74 77 62
Weighted average rigs in service 10.0 9.0 8.1 7.0
Completed rigs, end of quarter 12 11 11 8
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(1) EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortization, stock-based compensation, foreign exchange gains or losses
and gains or losses on sale of equipment. EBITDA per share is defined as
EBITDA divided by the Company's basic number of common shares.
Management believes EBITDA and EBITDA per share are useful supplemental
measures of the financial performance of Xtreme Coil's principal
business activities before considering how activities are financed or
taxed, and before the impact of stock-based compensation, foreign
exchange rate fluctuations or sales of equipment. A reconciliation of
EBITDA to net income is presented in the Non-GAAP measures section of
this MD&A.

(2) see Non-GAAP measures


During the preceding eight quarters, Xtreme Coil's revenue, EBITDA, net income, assets and operating days have shown general improvement as we increased the size of our drilling rig fleet and secured long-term contracts for our rigs. In the near term, we expect the primary source of revenue will be from the eleven rigs operating under long-term contracts at the end of 2009 2Q and the additional two rigs which we expect to commence operations under long-term contracts in 2009 3Q.

As discussed, in 2009 3Q, once operations begin for the two XTC 200DT(Plus) rigs contracted in July 2009 to operate under long-term contract in Mexico, Xtreme Coil will have a total of ten drilling rigs operating in the Chicontepec development project in the state of Veracruz.

For the three months ended June 30, 2009, our utilization rate of 60 percent was 16 percent higher (with 11 rigs working at the end of the period out of 16 total rigs) compared to the utilization rate of 52 percent for the comparative period (with 5 rigs working at the end of the period out of 12 total rigs).

Xtreme Coil reported increased operating days during the three and six month periods ending June 30, 2009 compared to 2008. This reflected primarily the increased number of rigs in the operating fleet and the additional number of rigs operating under long-term contracts.



Results of Operations

Revenue

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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
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Total revenue 23,052 10,527 119 45,966 22,862 101
Operating days 878 473 86 1,681 1,052 60
Revenue per operating day 26.3 22.3 18 27.3 21.7 26
Rig utilization (percentage) 60 52 16 58 68 (15)
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At June 30, 2009, Xtreme Coil's fleet consisted of 16 rigs (2008 - 12 rigs). As we ramped up construction, commissioning and deployment of new drilling rigs during 2008, operating days, revenues and revenue per operating day all increased. During the three and the months ended June 30, 2009, we had a greater proportion of our larger rigs operating than in the comparable 2008 periods. These larger rigs command higher dayrates which result in increased revenue per operating day.

Increased revenues were offset to some extent by the declining value of the United States dollar ("USD") relative to the CAD. All drilling contracts under which the Company operates its equipment are denominated primarily in USD. The USD decreased in value relative to the CAD for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 compared to the comparable periods in 2008.

We anticipate the continued operation of ten rigs in Mexico (eight of which were operational at June 30, 2009 and the additional two previously discussed expected to become operational during 2009 3Q) and three rigs in the United States under long-term contracts will contribute to revenue stability during the remainder of 2009. Management believes demand for drilling equipment in Mexico during 2009 will remain strong as the country focuses on developing existing hydrocarbon reserves to replace historic declines in production rates.

In response to weaker drilling market conditions in the United States, management intends to continue efforts to market internationally what we believe are the advantages of our newer and efficient fleet of COTD™ drilling rigs. We continue aggressive efforts to market to existing customers and are increasing efforts to secure business from a broader range of potential customers. We are actively pursuing energy projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Management believes there is potential to secure contracts in these markets which could utilize several of Xtreme Coil's rigs and result in further enhanced utilization rates and revenue.



Operating Expenses

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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
Jun 30 Jun 30 Change Jun 30 Jun 30 Change
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Operating expenses 14,169 8,614 64 28,787 17,527 64
Operating expenses
(percentage of revenue) 61 82 (25) 63 77 (19)
Operating expenses
per operating day 16.1 18.2 (11) 17.1 16.7 3
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The increase in operating expenses year-over-year primarily reflects the higher number of drilling rigs in service and the higher number of operating days. Operating expenses, as a percentage of revenue, continued to decline in both 2009 1Q and 2Q when compared to the prior year periods as fixed infrastructure and other non-rig specific operational expenses did not increase proportionally over these periods. Operating expenses per day showed slight improvement for 2009 2Q due to an operational problem with the XTC 400 series rigs which occurred in 2008 2Q resulting in additional downtime and costs required to analyze and correct the problem.



Gross Margin(1)
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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
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Gross margin 8,883 1,913 364 17,179 5,334 222
Gross margin
(percentage of revenue) 39 18 112 37 23 60
Gross margin per operating
day 10.1 4.1 150 10.2 5.0 102
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The increase in total gross margin, gross margin per operating day and gross margin percentage for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 improved primarily due to increased operating days and the resulting increase in revenues. Certain operational expenses are fixed in nature and any increase in operating days produces significant improvement in these metrics. In addition, increasing operating days allow Xtreme Coil to achieve certain efficiencies and economies of scale which improves gross margins and gross margin percentages.

Selling, General and Administration Expense ("SG&A")




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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
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SG&A 3,504 1,198 192 5,614 2,366 137
SG&A (percentage of revenue) 15 11 34 12 10 18
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SG&A for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 was higher primarily due to development of administrative infrastructure to support expanded international operations, including professional fees and the establishment of operations in Mexico and an office in Houston, Texas. Additionally, certain expenses related to international tax planning were incurred during the first half of 2009.



Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA")(1)

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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
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EBITDA 5,379 715 652 11,565 2,968 290
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For the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, the increase in EBITDA was a result of higher dayrates, increased operating days, as well as a decrease in direct operating expenses as a percentage of revenue.



Depreciation and Amortization

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Depreciation and
amortization 2,871 1,529 88 5,720 3,251 76
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Depreciation charges for our drilling equipment are based on the units-of-production method. Depreciation for drilling equipment comprises the majority of depreciation charges. This method generally increases depreciation charges in direct proportion to increased operating days. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, the increase in depreciation and amortization is proportionate to the increase in operating days and is primarily due to the increase in equipment engaged in active field operations.



Stock-based Compensation

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Stock-based compensation 352 152 132 593 300 98
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For the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, stock-based compensation increased as our operations in the United States and Mexico grew. The board of directors responded to this growth by granting additional options to purchase common shares to employees.



Foreign Exchange

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Foreign exchange (gain)
loss (1,689) 184 n/a (775) (78) (894)
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Foreign exchange ("FX") gain or loss results from translation of the portion of revolving debt denominated in USD as well as operational revenues and expenses denominated in USD and Mexico pesos ("MXN"). FX gains and losses result directly from the fluctuation in values of the CAD relative to the USD and the MXN. Drilling operations in the United States and Mexico are denominated primarily in USD.



Interest Expense

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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
Jun 30 Jun 30 Change Jun 30 Jun 30 Change
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Net interest expense 876 487 80 1,878 1,083 73
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During 2008, Xtreme Coil drew on its credit facilities primarily to continue construction of drilling rigs which totalled 16 at December 31, 2008, as well as to provide cash for ongoing operating requirements and to establish operations in Mexico.

Net interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 increased compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 due to increased debt related to the construction of rigs and expansion of operations. This increase was offset somewhat by decreased interest rates between the periods on the Company's variable rate debt facilities.



Income (Loss) Before Tax

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Income (loss) before tax 2,969 (2,119) n/a 4,149 (1,587) n/a
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For the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, income before tax increased primarily as a result of Xtreme Coil's transition from a construction phase to an operational phase. The Company's initial construction program for 18 rigs was temporarily suspended after completion of the 16th rig in 2008. As the Company has secured long-term drilling contracts and increased revenues, operating days and income before tax have increased.



Income Taxes

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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
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Income tax recovery
(expense) (1,043) 578 n/a 156 542 (71)
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The increase in income tax expense in 2009 2Q is due to a gain on the sale of a drilling rig to a foreign subsidiary and a non-recurring income tax recovery recorded in 2008 2Q, related to the operating loss recorded in that period. The tax recovery in the six months ended June 30, 2009 is primarily due to a tax benefit recorded in 2009 1Q, which reflected new information supporting the applicability of a lower tax rate related to a previous sale of drilling equipment to a foreign subsidiary, offset by the tax effect of the gain described above.



Net Income (Loss)

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Net income (loss) 1,926 (1,541) n/a 4,305 (1,045) n/a
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The increase in net income in 2009 2Q, compared to 2008 2Q, primarily reflects the combination of increased operating income from expanded operations and the significant tax recovery recorded in 2009 1Q discussed previously.



Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources

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Long-term liabilities 47.4 49.1 (3)
Less: working capital 55.1 6.2 789
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Net debt (1) (7.7) 42.9 n/a
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The decrease in net debt and the corresponding increase in working capital at June 30, 2009 as compared to December 31, 2008 is primarily related to the two equity offerings which closed in 2009 2Q. Net proceeds from these offerings totalled $44,446.



Capital Expenditures and Commitments

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Capital expenditures 3.1 15.1 (79) 5.1 26.1 (80)
Commitments 0.5 10.7 (95) 3.7 23.5 (84)
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Capital expenditures and commitments decreased in the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 compared to 2008. At June 30, 2008 six rigs were under construction. By year-end 2008, the Company had completed construction of 16 rigs and a further two rigs were placed on hold due to market conditions as discussed in "Description of the Business". Capital spending in the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 was primarily related to the purchase of replacement equipment and spare components for operating rigs as well as capital expenditures associated with the relocation of two rigs from the United States to Mexico.

Eleven rigs were operating at June 30, 2009 and two were being mobilized in anticipation of commencing operations under long-term contracts in Mexico which we expect to become revenue productive in 2009 3Q. Any additional work we are able to obtain for the remaining three rigs would further enhance future cash flow.

During the next quarter, we expect to incur some capital expenditures in advance of moving the two additional rigs from the United States to prepare for operations in Mexico. Management expects to fund these expenditures and other commitments primarily from current cash flow from operating activities and existing cash on hand.

In May 2008, Xtreme Coil entered into an agreement for credit facilities with its existing lender and another lender on a syndicated basis. The credit facilities included a $15,000 operating loan facility and a revolving extendible facility, initially set at $70,000 which reduced as scheduled to $60,000 at December 31, 2008. The credit facilities required Xtreme Coil to maintain certain financial covenants. At December 31, 2008 and at March 31, 2009, Xtreme Coil was not in compliance with two of these covenants related to funded debt to EBITDA and interest coverage. The syndicate provided waivers with regard to covenant non-compliance for twelve months following the respective balance sheet dates of non-compliance.

On May 29, 2009, Xtreme Coil executed the second amendment to the credit agreement. The amendment extends the existing credit facilities, continuing the $15 million operating loan facility ("Tranche A") and converting the $60 million revolving credit facility into an extendible term loan ("Tranche B"). Terms of Tranche A remain essentially unchanged. The amended Tranche B facility requires minimum principal payments based on a five-year amortization of the outstanding balance at May 29, 2009. Quarterly installments in arrears began June 30, 2009 and continue until the stated maturity date of January 4, 2011, at which time the remaining facility balance becomes due and payable unless extended. Under the terms of the amended agreement, Xtreme Coil may request extension of the facility at any time 90 days before the stated maturity date. A debt service coverage ratio covenant replaces the EBIT interest coverage and funded debt to EBITDA covenants that previously applied to quarterly financial reporting periods. Xtreme Coil was in compliance with all covenants at June 30, 2009.

At June 30, 2009 Xtreme Coil had drawn $4,787 on the operating loan facility ("Tranche A") (at December 31, 2008, $7,878) and $59,474 on the extendible term loan, of which $12,096 was classified as current ("Tranche B") (at December 31, 2008, $58,930, of which $9,825 was classified as current).

Xtreme Coil maintains ongoing communication with its banking syndicate and believes that its relationship with the syndicate is good and the syndicate is in sound financial condition.

This table summarizes Xtreme Coil's contractual obligations at June 30, 2009.



Payments due by period
Less than 1 1 - 3 4 - 5
Contractual Obligations Total year years years
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Capital lease obligations 66 66 - -
Operating leases 1,789 402 925 462
Extendible term loan 59,474 12,096 47,378 -
Operating facility 4,787 4,787 - -
Commitments 506 506 - -
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Total contractual obligations 66,622 17,857 48,303 462
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The table above assumes that the Company's credit facility is not extended and that payments on the existing loans are made as presently required under existing agreements. Interest payments are not included in the table. Management believes cash on hand, cash flow from operating activities and amounts available under our credit facilities will be sufficient to fund payments due in less than one year.

Segmented Information

This table summarizes results of operations for Xtreme Coil's three geographic operating segments of Canada, Mexico and the United States.



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2009 2008 % 2009 2008 %
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Canada - 36 - - 2,477 -
United States 6,155 10,491 (41) 13,208 20,385 (35)
Mexico 16,897 - - 32,758 - -
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Total 23,052 10,527 119 45,966 22,862 101
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Outstanding Common Shares

As at June 30, 2009, Xtreme Coil had outstanding options to purchase 3,636,000 common shares (2008 2Q - 2,029,000) at a weighted average exercise price of $4.70 per share (2008 2Q - $4.62).

Share capital on August 12, 2009 was $252,713 and 52,842,669 common shares were issued and outstanding. Additionally, Xtreme Coil has outstanding purchase warrants entitling the holder to purchase a total of 1,000,000 common shares and options outstanding entitling the holders to purchase 3,645,000 common shares.

Subsequent Events

In July 2009, Xtreme Coil executed long-term contracts for two XTC 200DT (Plus) rigs to operate in Mexico, with operations expected to commence in 2009 3Q. After contracts and mobilization are completed for these two rigs, Xtreme Coil will have a total of ten drilling rigs operating in the Chicontepec development project in the state of Veracruz.

Non-GAAP Measures

Xtreme Coil uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures to assess performance and provides non-GAAP measures as supplemental information to investors. 'Operating days', 'utilization' 'gross margin' and 'EBITDA' do not have standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP. Xtreme Coil's method of calculating operating days, rig utilization, gross margin and EBITDA may differ from methods used by other companies and may not be comparable to measures used by others.

Operating Days

Operating days represent the total of all drilling, moving, standby and other revenue days for each drilling rig in the fleet during the period. Management uses operating days to measure rig utilization which quantifies the revenue-generating activity of the fleet of drilling rigs.

Rig Utilization

Xtreme Coil calculates rig utilization as total operating days of each rig divided by total days in service for each rig.

Gross Margin

Gross margin represents the revenue minus operating expenses. Management believes gross margin is a useful supplemental measure of the financial performance of Xtreme Coil's principal business activities before considering how activities are financed or taxed, as well as other expenses not closely associated with activity levels. The following is a reconciliation of gross margin to net income as calculated in accordance with GAAP.



Three months ended Six months ended
2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30
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Net income (loss) 1,926 (1,541) 4,305 (1,046)
Tax expense (recovery) 1,043 (578) (156) (542)
Interest expense 876 487 1,878 1,083
Loss on sale of
equipment - 482 - -
Foreign exchange loss
(gain) (1,689) 184 (775) (78)
Stock-based compensation 352 152 593 300
Amortization of
intangibles 71 67 141 134
Depreciation of capital
assets 2,800 1,462 5,579 3,117
Selling, general and
administrative 3,504 1,198 5,614 2,366
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Gross margin 8,883 1,913 17,179 5,334
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EBITDA

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, foreign exchange gains or losses and gains or losses on sale of equipment. EBITDA per share is defined as EBITDA divided by the Company's basic number of common shares. Management believes EBITDA and EBITDA per share are useful supplemental measures of the financial performance of Xtreme Coil's principal business activities before considering how activities are financed or taxed, and before the impact of stock-based compensation, foreign exchange rate fluctuations or sales of equipment.

Following is a reconciliation of EBITDA and EBITDA per share to net income and net income per share as calculated in accordance with GAAP.



Three months ended Six months ended
2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30
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Net income (loss) 1,926 (1,541) 4,305 (1,046)
Tax expense (recovery) 1,043 (578) (156) (542)
Interest expense 876 487 1,878 1,083
Loss on sale of
equipment - 482 - -
Foreign exchange loss
(gain) (1,689) 184 (775) (78)
Stock-based compensation 352 152 593 300
Amortization of
intangibles 71 67 141 134
Depreciation of capital
assets 2,800 1,462 5,579 3,117
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EBITDA 5,379 715 11,565 2,968
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EBITDA per share ($) 0.13 0.02 0.28 0.08
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Net Debt

Net debt is a measurement used by management and the investment community which is composed of the amount of debt minus working capital.

Outlook

The general economic uncertainty and recession continued in 2009 2Q with the rig count dropping dramatically in both the United States and Canada compared to one year ago. While Xtreme Coil was successful in raising equity during 2009 2Q, the Company recognizes that credit and equity markets continue to exhibit historically high levels of volatility and access to these markets remains constrained.

In mid 2009 2Q, Xtreme Coil accepted a new letter of intent requesting mobilization of its two XTC 200DT(Plus) rigs to Mexico to operate under long-term contracts. In early 2009 3Q, contracts were executed for these two rigs and operations are expected to commence in late 2009 3Q. Once these additional rigs are mobilized to Mexico, Xtreme Coil will have ten drilling rigs based in the Chicontepec development project in the state of Veracruz.

Xtreme Coil will continue to market rigs in Mexico where we believe drilling opportunities will remain robust. Additionally, we believe there are opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific. Generally, these regions have not seen the erosion in drilling demand that the United States and Canada have experienced.

Xtreme Coil currently has thirteen of its sixteen rigs under long-term contracts. We expect this will improve our operating days in 2009 3Q compared to 2009 2Q. We did not win any contracts on the spot drilling market in 2009 2Q. However, rig utilization and operating days increased somewhat in 2009 2Q compared to 2009 1Q, primarily due to the commencement of operations for two rigs under the new long-term contract in Mexico outlined earlier. This, together with the anticipated commencement of operations of two more rigs in Mexico during 2009 3Q, should contribute to increased cash flow from operating activities during the remainder of 2009.

Xtreme Coil believes the drilling market in Mexico will remain strong during the remainder of 2009. It is possible additional tenders will be made available to companies who are potential customers for Xtreme Coil rigs. We continue to aggressively pursue these opportunities. The possibility exists for price erosion which may develop for new contracts, given the continued soft conditions in the United States and Canada. Management believes Xtreme Coil's differentiating technology will provide some remedial support as we work to respond to any possible pricing pressure.

During 2009, Xtreme Coil will continue to pursue strategic opportunities and contracts outside of North America in response to interest generated from discussions initiated during 2008 in several international drilling regions for projects to which our COTD™ drilling rigs are well-suited.

Additional Information

Information relating to Xtreme Coil is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. To obtain copies of published corporate information, contact investor relations at Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp., 1402, 500 Fourth Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V6 (telephone +1 403.262 9500), visit Xtreme Coil's website www.xtremecoildrilling.com or e-mail ir@xtremecoil.com.



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Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ thousand, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)

2009 Jun 30 2008 Dec 31
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Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 43,635 $ 2,010
Accounts receivable (Notes 4 and 12) 27,785 27,291
Other receivables (Note 5) 6,354 7,966
Prepaid expenses 631 1,218
Inventory (Note 6) 2,703 1,045
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81,108 39,530

Future income tax 4,366 4,966

Equipment (Note 7) 254,070 238,345

Intangible assets (Note 8) 4,916 4,923
Goodwill (Notes 2, 9 and 15) 1,630 1,630
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$ 346,090 $ 289,394
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Bank indebtedness (Note 10) 4,787 7,878
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(Note 12) 8,821 14,215
Income tax payable 110 1,354
Current portion of obligations under
capital leases (Note 12) 66 75
Current portion of long-term debt (Note 10) 12,096 9,825
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25,880 33,347

Long-term liabilities
Obligations under capital leases (Note 12) - 35
Long-term debt (Note 10) 47,378 49,105
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47,378 49,140

Shareholders' equity
Share capital (Note 11) 252,670 207,462
Warrants (Note 11b) 1,630 1,630
Contributed surplus (Note 11c) 4,070 3,453
Deficit (1,333) (5,638)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 15,795 -
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272,832 206,907
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$ 346,090 $ 289,394
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Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements



Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
Consolidated Statement of
Income (Loss) and Retained Deficit
($ thousand except share and per share data)
(unaudited)

Three Months Three Months Six Months Six Months
ended ended ended ended
2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 2009 Jun 30 2008 June 30
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Revenue $ 23,052 $ 10,527 $ 45,966 $ 22,862

Expenses
Operating
expenses 14,169 8,614 28,787 17,527
Selling, general
and administrative 3,504 1,198 5,614 2,366
Depreciation of
capital assets 2,800 1,461 5,579 3,117
Amortization of
intangibles 71 67 141 134
Stock-based
compensation 352 152 593 300
Foreign exchange
loss (gain) (1,689) 184 (775) (78)
Loss on
repurchase of
equipment - 482 - -
Interest on
long-term debt
and capital leases 876 488 1,878 1,083
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Income (loss)
before tax 2,969 (2,119) 4,149 (1,587)

Tax recovery
(expense)
Current (124) - 1,096 -
Future (919) 578 (940) 542
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Net income 1,926 (1,541) 4,305 (1,045)
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Deficit,
beginning of
period (3,259) (7,883) (5,638) (8,379)
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Deficit, end of
period $ (1,333) $ (9,424) $ (1,333) $ (9,424)
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Net income per
common share
- basic $ 0.05 $ (0.04) $ 0.11 $ (0.03)
- diluted $ 0.05 $ (0.04) $ 0.11 $ (0.03)

Weighted average
number of
common shares
(Note 11e)
- basic 40,859,175 38,515,512 40,793,039 36,493,944
- diluted 41,129,357 38,515,512 40,795,715 36,493,944

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements



Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
Consolidated Statements of
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
($ thousand)
(unaudited)


Three Months Three Months Six Months Six Months
ended ended ended ended
2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30
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Net income (loss) $ 1,926 $ (1,541) $ 4,305 $ (1,045)
Other comprehensive
income (loss)
Unrealized gain
(loss) on
translating
financial
statements of
self-sustaining
foreign
operations (19,206) - (10,693) -
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Comprehensive
income (loss) $ (17,280) $ (1,541) $ (6,388) $ (1,045)
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See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements


Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
Consolidated Statements of
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
($ thousand)
(unaudited)


Three Months Three Months Six Months Six Months
ended ended ended ended
2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30
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Accumulated other
comprehensive income
- beginning of
period $ - $ - $ - $ -
Impact of
translating
financial
statements
of self-sustaining
foreign operations
beginning of
period (Note 3) 35,001 - 26,488 -
Unrealized gain
(loss) on
translation of
foreign
operations
during the
current
period (Note 3) (19,206) - (10,693) -
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Accumulated other
comprehensive
income
- end of period $ 15,795 $ - $ 15,795 $ -
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See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements



Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
($ thousand)
(unaudited)

Three Months Three Months Six Months Six Months
ended ended ended ended
2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30 2009 Jun 30 2008 Jun 30
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Cash provided by
(used in) operating
activities
Net income
(loss) for the
period $ 1,926 $ (1,541) $ 4,305 $ (1,045)

Items not
affecting cash:
Depreciation
and
amortization 2,871 1,527 5,720 3,251
Stock-based
compensation 352 152 593 300
Loss on
repurchase of
equipment - 482 - -
Amortization
of financing
cost 110 53 276 53
Unrealized foreign
exchange loss
(gain) (1,621) 65 (1,101) -
Future income
tax expense 919 (578) 940 (542)
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4,557 160 10,733 2,017

Changes in non-cash
operating
working
capital (Note 16) 1,987 1,684 (521) (71)
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6,544 1,844 10,212 1,946
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Financing
activities
Proceeds from
Shares Issued 47,203 34,990 47,203 35,030
Share issue
costs (2,757) (848) (2,757) (848)
Proceeds from
other long-term
liabilities
(Note 9) - - - 4,080
Proceeds from
(reduction of)
long-term debt 1,269 (10,580) 1,192 (1,580)
Proceeds from
(repayment of)
operating
facility (6,055) - (3,091) -
Capital lease
payments (22) (20) (44) (40)
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39,638 23,542 42,503 36,642
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Investing
activities
Proceeds from
sale of
equipment - - 266 -
Proceeds from
sale of
equipment to
joint venture
(Note 9) - - - 5,873
Purchase of
equipment (3,150) (15,139) (5,153) (26,103)
Increase in
intangibles (132) (37) (134) (56)
Changes in
non-cash
working capital
relating to
capital items
(Note 16) (2,109) (1,221) (6,069) (9,069)
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(5,391) (16,397) (11,090) (29,355)
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Increase (decrease)
in cash and cash
equivalents
during the
period 40,791 8,989 41,625 9,233

Cash and cash
equivalents,
beginning of
period 2,844 627 2,010 383
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Cash and cash
equivalents,
end of period $ 43,635 $ 9,616 $ 43,635 $ 9,616
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Supplemental
disclosure of
cash flow
information
Interest
received - $ 8 - $ 17
Interest paid 765 443 1,602 1,047
Income tax paid - - - -
Non-cash
transactions
Issuance of
shares for
joint venture
purchase;
repayment of
joint venture
loan - 8,000 - -

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements1.


Reader Advisory

This news release contains forwarding looking statements. More particularly, this news release contains statements relating to assumptions regarding management's view of future events, expectations, plans, initiatives or prospects constituting forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to Xtreme Coil's future outlook and anticipated events or results related to existing and anticipated future contracts; commodity pricing; rates of currency exchange; operating expenses; rig construction, completion or deployment; capital expenditures and other 2009 guidance provided throughout this news release. Risks and uncertainties result from a variety of factors and actual results, expectations, achievements or performance may differ materially from those anticipated or indicated in this news release. Although Xtreme Coil believes the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Xtreme Coil 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. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Xtreme Coil 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 securities laws.

Corporate Profile

Xtreme Coil develops and applies leading edge patented and patent-pending technology and designs to build, transport, and operate new COTD™ drilling rigs. Currently contracted in the United States and Mexico and marketed to other international regions, Xtreme Coil's innovative, dual-purpose and efficient rigs drill with larger coil to reach hydrocarbons in deeper horizons. Xtreme Coil's proprietary technology also features modular transportation systems, larger coil injectors and new methods for achieving deeper, faster and safer drilling. Xtreme Coil's common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol "XDC".

Contact Information

  • Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
    Tom Wood
    Executive Chairman
    (403) 262-9500
    403 262-9522 (FAX)
    or
    Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
    Rod Uchytil
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 262-9500
    403 262-9522 (FAX)
    or
    Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
    Elizabeth Wilkinson
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 262-9500
    403 262-9522 (FAX)
    or
    Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.
    1402, 500 Fourth Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 2V6
    Email: ir@xtremecoil.com
    Website: www.xtremecoildrilling.com