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BNK Petroleum inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results
Calgary, Alberta, November 4 (ots/PRNewswire) -
Three Months Ended Sept 30 Nine Months Ended Sept 30
(US$000) 2010 2009 % Change 2010 2009 % Change
$ Thousands ($30) ($3,224) 99 ($611) ($9,915) 94
$ per common
share $0.00 ($0.04) 100 ($0.01) ($0.14) 93
Expenditures$8,067 $4,722 71 $25,918 $11,878 118
(Boepd) 1,098 981 12 1,114 939 19
per Barrel $37.47 $29.37 28 $40.43 $26.40 53
Barrel $21.13 $12.27 72 $19.97 $15 33
As at 9/30/2010 6/30/2010 12/31/2009
Equivalents$10,081 $20,096 $8,372
Capital $7,963 ($8,640) ($13,771)@@end@@
BNK's President and CEO Wolf Regener commented:
"Excellent progress has been made on our European concessions during the quarter. Six 2D seismic lines were acquired and interpreted on our Baltic Basin Project. The seismic lines were acquired to avoid encountering faults in our test wells so that all targeted intervals can be properly evaluated. Tendering for our first two wells is now nearly complete so that our 1st well, the Wytowno #1 can be spudded near the end of November. In Germany our geologic work continued with our team making excellent progress towards further high-grading the concessions and achieving our goal of being able to pursue farm down opportunities in the second quarter of 2011. Our team has also been busy working on additional concessions in other basins within Europe that we hope to be awarded in the future which would further diversify our projects.
Our operating results in the U.S. also continued to improve and were characterized by higher revenues resulting from improved product pricing on increased production over last year with increased investment in property, plant and equipment. The field work done in the third quarter has resulted in our net production increasing further to over 1,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The third quarter loss of $30,000 was only 1% of last year's third quarter loss of $3.2 million. For the nine month period the loss was $611,000, a 94% improvement as compared to a $9.9 million loss in the first nine months of 2009".
"Working capital improved to a positive $8.0 million at September 30, 2010 versus negative working capital at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 of $8.6 million and $13.8 million, respectively."
"The recently announced private placement will increase our cash and working capital by a net $64 million once fully funded. $26.9 million of these funds were received on October 27, 2010 and the second tranche is expected to close in November 2010. This cash will allow us to fully pursue our currently planned European exploration activities and give us flexibility and options for our European projects."
"On October 27, 2010 the Company's US operating subsidiary, BNK Petroleum (US) Inc., obtained a new revolving reserve based credit facility with an initial borrowing base of $23.8 million against which $20 million of credit was extended and used to partially pay off our former bank debt. The balance owed inclusive of accrued interest of $3.5 million was paid from cash on hand. Absent any reductions in the borrowing base this new three year facility requires interest only payments versus required principal payments under our former facility, which payments totaled $4,678,000 through the first nine months of 2010. As a result the new facility will free up more cash for operating needs".
@@start.t2@@ THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
- The net loss in the quarter was $30,000 versus $3,223,000 in the third
quarter of 2009
- Oil and gas revenue increased 77% to $3,805,000 in the quarter compared
to the same quarter in 2009
- Earnings per share was zero versus a four cent per share loss in the
same period last year
- Capital expenditures were $8,067,000 in the quarter up 71% from the
third quarter of 2009
- Production per day averaged 1,098 or 12% higher than the third quarter
- Oil production increased 49% to 245 barrels per day versus the third
quarter of 2009
- Natural gas production increased 14% to 2,319 mcf per day versus the
third quarter of 2000
- NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) production declined 2% to 466 barrels per day
versus the third quarter of 2009
- Production per day declined 6% from the second quarter of 2010 as three
wells were shut in preparation for fracing and the time required for
flowback after fracture stimulation
- Working capital improved $16.6 million to $7,963,000 at September 30,
2010 from a negative $8,640,000 at June 30, 2010@@end@@
Third Quarter 2010 Compared to Third Quarter 2009
Oil and gas revenues net of royalties were $3,080,000 up from $1,681,000 in the third quarter of 2009. Improved product pricing averaging $37.67 a barrel up from $29.37 a barrel (a 28% increase) in the third quarter of 2009 coupled with a 12% increase in average daily production caused the increase in revenue between quarters.
During the quarter 27 gross stages from four Company operated wells in its Tishomingo field were fracture stimulated. Three wells were shut in for all or some of the quarter in preparation for frac-ing and the time required for flowback after fracture stimulations.
In the quarter the Company recorded an unrealized risk management gain on its product hedges of $380,000 primarily related to its hedges on natural gas that benefit the Company if the price of natural gas declines.
Operating expenses increased 52% to $1,063,000 due to higher gathering fees and production taxes while general and administrative expenses increased 64% to $1,317,000 due primarily to increased salaries and wages as the company grows.
Interest in the quarter declined $173,000 or 31% to $390,000 due to lower debt levels between quarters.
A foreign exchange gain of $653,000 was recorded in the quarter primarily due to the strengthening of the Canadian dollar to the US dollar in the third quarter of 2010. A $28,000 foreign exchange loss was recorded in the third quarter of 2009.
Stock-based compensation expense totaled $673,000 in the quarter and was 51% lower than the third quarter of 2009 as more options were granted in the third quarter of 2009 (6,740,000) than in the third quarter of 2010 (1,160,000).
Depletion, Accretion and Depreciation expense totaled $1,278,000 in the quarter or 22% lower than the third quarter of 2009 due to increased reserves decreasing the depletion rate per barrel.
First Nine Months of 2010 Compared to first Nine Months of 2009
The loss for the first nine months of $611,000 was 94% lower than the loss in the first nine months of 2009 of $9,915,000.
@@start.t3@@ FIRST NINE MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS
- Losses declined 94% to $611,000
- Loss per share declined 93% to one cent per share from 14 cents per
- Additions to property, plant and equipment totals $25,918,000 versus
$11,868,000 last year. Excluding the $12,000,000 paid to Wells Fargo in
the second quarter to purchase the net profits and overriding royalty
interests from its senior lender net additions to property plant and
equipment totaled $13,918,000 in the first nine months of 2010 and
primarily relate to fracing and drilling costs in Oklahoma
- Average production per day increased 19% to 1,114 barrels per day
- Average product price increased 53% to $40.43 per barrel
- Oil and Gas revenue increased 78% to $12,297,000
- On January 26, 2010 the Company was awarded two additional concessions
of 770,000 acres in Germany
- On March 20, 2010 the Company was awarded three new concessions in
Poland totaling 880,000 acres
- On May 19, 2010 the Company was awarded an additional concession in
Germany totaling 840,000 acres bringing total gross acreage in Europe
to 3.9 million acres (3.5 million net)
- On May 18, 2010 the Company closed a bought deal equity financing
raising $43,593,000 in gross proceeds issuing 15,800,000 common shares
at a price of CAD$2.85
- On May 19, 2010 the Company repaid its subordinated debt of $2,749,000
- On May 21, 2010 the Company purchased the net profits and overriding
royalty interests from its senior lender for $12,000,000@@end@@
Oil and gas revenues net of royalties were $9,750,000 up from $5,521,000 in the first nine months of 2009. This 77% increase was caused by higher average product prices of $76.60 versus $48.34 in 2009, an increase of 58% and increased average production of 1,114 barrels per day or 19% versus the first nine months of 2009.
Through the first nine months of 2010, 60 gross stages from 11 wells have been fracture stimulated in the Tishomingo field. In all of 2009, 32 gross stages were fracture stimulated.
The Company has earned 8,400 out of a possible 40,000 net acres in the Black Warrior Project .
Through the first nine months of 2010 the Company has recorded gathering revenue of $2,406,000 versus $820,000 in the same period in 2009. However $1,150,000 of this year's gathering income resulted from a correction of an accounting error that related to 2009 and 2008.
Through the first nine months of 2010 an unrealized gain on risk management contracts of $937,000 versus a loss of $334,000 in the same period last year relates to gains primarily on natural gas hedges.
Operating expenses total $3,322,000 through the first nine months of 2010 or 47% higher than the comparable period in 2009 due to higher gathering fees and production taxes resulting from increased production.
General and Administrative expenses totaled $3,586,000 through the first nine months of 2010 versus $2,734,000 for the same period in 2009, an increase of 31% due to higher salary and recruitment costs as the company grows.
Interest through the first nine months of 2010 total $1,356,000 versus $2,604,000, a decline of 48% due to lower debt levels.
Stock based compensation expense declined 46% to $1,733,000 due to lower levels of options granted in 2010 than 2009.
Depletion, depreciation and accretion declined 30% to $3,575,000 due to increased reserves decreasing the depletion rate per barrel.
@@start.t4@@ Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30 September 30
2010 2009 2010 2009
Oil and gas $3,805 $2,148 $12,297 $6,918
Royalties (725) (467) (2,547) (1,397)
Gathering 464 313 2,406 820
contracts 122 31 238 43
gain (loss) on
contracts 380 (146) 937 (334)
other 14 - 26 5
Equity loss on
investment (22) - (43) -
4,038 1,879 13,314 6,055
Operating 1,063 698 3,322 2,256
trative 1,317 803 3,586 2,734
debt 390 479 1,297 2,132
debt - 84 59 472
(gain) loss (653) 28 353 80
compensation 673 1,376 1,733 3,220
accretion 1,278 1,635 3,575 5,076
4,068 5,103 13,925 15,970
Net loss and
loss for the
period (30) (3,224) (611) (9,915)
share $(0.00) $(0.04) $(0.01) $(0.14)
117,404,930 82,763,422 109,428,482 76,145,521
BNK Petroleum Inc.
Third Quarter 2010
($000 except as noted)
3RD Quarter Nine Months
2010 2009 2010 2009
Oil revenue before royalties 1,654 753 4,605 2,740
Gas revenue before royalties 825 347 2,858 1,745
NGL revenue before royalties 1,326 1,048 4,834 2,433
Oil and Gas revenue 3,805 2,148 12,297 6,918
Cash flow provided by operating
activities 1,563 (67) 3,803 (1,284)
Additions to property,
plant & equipment 8,607 4,722 25,918 11,868
Advance to and investments
in affiliates 695 - 1,278 -
Issue of Equity Investments - 4,506 41,083 4,506
Proceeds from Long-term debt - 1,480 - 28,996
Repayment of Long-term debt 1,343 478 4,678 478
Repayment of Subordinated debt - 416 2,749 2,028
Average natural gas production
(mcf/d) 2,456 2,133 2,319 2,040
Average NGL production (Boepd) 485 375 466 477
Average Oil production (Bopd) 220 208 245 164
Average production (Boepd) 1,114 939 1,098 981
Average natural gas price ($/mcf) $4.26 $3.00 $3.87 $2.88
Average NGL price ($/bbl) $36.48 $22.29 $30.95 $25.68
Average oil price ($/bbl) $76.60 $48.34 $73.41 $65.35
Average price per barrel $40.43 $26.40 $37.67 $29.37
Royalties per barrel 8.38 5.33 7.18 6.22
Operating expenses per barrel 10.92 8.80 10.52 8.15
Netback per barrel $21.13 $12.27 $19.97 $15.00@@end@@
The information outlined above is extracted from and should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and the related management's discussion and analysis thereof, copies of which are available under the Company's profile at http://www.sedar.com.
Netback per barrel and its components are calculated by dividing revenue, royalties and operating expenses by the Company's sales volume during the period. Netback per barrel is a non-GAAP measure but it is commonly used by oil and gas companies to illustrate the unit contribution of each barrel produced. This is a useful measure for investors to compare the performance of one entity with another. The non-GAAP measures referred to above do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.
The Company also uses the "barrels" (bbls) or "barrels of oil equivalent" (boe) reference in this report to reflect natural gas liquids and oil production and sales. All boe conversions are derived by converting gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil, representing the approximate energy equivalency.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws, including information regarding the expected closing of the second tranche of the private placement and timing thereof, expectations that the funds from the private placement will be sufficient to fund the Company's planned exploration expenditures in Europe, and work plans and timing of same in the United States and Europe. Forward-looking information is based on plans and estimates of management at the date the information is provided and certain factors and assumptions of management, including that all conditions to closing of the second tranche of the private placement will be fulfilled that costs of planned exploration activities in Europe will be as currently anticipated and that the Company will not need to use the funds for other purposes, that the capital, equipment and approvals required to conduct the proposed work will be available when required. Forward looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause the forward-looking information in this news release respecting the private placement to change or to be inaccurate include, but are not limited to, the risk that regulatory approval of the private placement will be delayed or not obtained, that the Company could experience a material adverse effect, that the costs of equipment and labor are higher than budgeted, that unexpected events and contingencies could occur that require a diversion of funds to other purposes, that the required capital, equipment, regulatory and third party approvals are not available when required or at all.
About BNK Petroleum Inc.
BNK Petroleum Inc. is a U.S. based international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on finding and exploiting large, predominately unconventional oil and gas resource plays. Through various affiliates and subsidiaries, the Company owns and operates shale gas properties and concessions in the United States, Poland and Germany. Additionally the Company is utilizing its technical and operational expertise to identify and acquire additional unconventional projects outside of North America. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol BKX.
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CONTACT: For further information, contact: Wolf E. Regener,
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