BNK Petroleum Inc. Announces Annual 2018 Results With Net Income of $5.3 Million

BNK Petroleum Inc. Announces Annual 2018 Results With Net Income of $5.3 Million

PR Newswire

CAMARILLO, California, March 21, 2019

CAMARILLO, California, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

All amounts are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise indicated:

TSX ticker symbol: BKX
OTCQX ticker symbol: BNKPF

2018 HIGHLIGHTS


BNK's President and Chief Executive Officer, Wolf Regener commented:

"We are very pleased with the results of our 2018 drilling program and our latest reserves report. The three wells that came on production during the year have significantly increased our production.  Our average production for 2018 was 1,662 BOE per day, which was an increase of 52% from 2017.  Our 2018 drilling program, as well as our existing wells outperforming previous estimates, also significantly improved our reserve report, as our proved reserves increased by 26% from 2017, to 33.8 million BOE.  The NPV10 value of our proved reserves increased by 31% to $376.9 million compared to 2017.

"Our 2018 performance generated funds from continuing operations of $11.5 million in 2018, which was a 77% increase from 2017. In addition, we generated net income of $5.3 million compared to a net loss of $1.6 million in the prior year.

"Revenue, net of royalties was $23.8 million for 2018, an increase of 89% compared to the prior year due to the increase in production as well as prices.

"Average netback from operations for 2018 was $33.99 per BOE, an increase of 33% compared to the prior year due to higher production and prices. Netback after adjustments, which include the impact of price adjustments from commodity contracts and prior period adjustments on natural gas and NGL volumes sold as well as processing costs, were $27.71 per BOE for 2018 compared to $29.39 per BOE in the prior year.

The operator of the Anderson 1-15H10X3 well has successfully cleaned out the lateral, recovering debris that we believe was restricting production, and the well has been put back on flowback.  We expect to have a better understanding of the productivity of the well once the fracture stimulation fluid has been recovered, which may take several weeks. 


   
                                             Fourth Quarter               Year Ended
                                          2018      2017      %      2018     2017    %

    Net Income (Loss):
    $ Thousands                            $5,431  $(1,303)     -%   $5,320 $(1,596)   -%
    $ per common share                      $0.02   $(0.01)     -%    $0.02  $(0.01)   -%
    assuming dilution

    Funds from continuing operations       $2,537    $2,834  (10%)  $11,532   $6,522  77%
    Capital Expenditures                   $5,850      $302 1,837%  $19,621  $19,271   2%

    Average Production (Boepd)              1,555     1,539     1%    1,662    1,092  52%
    Gross Revenue                           6,640     6,410     4%   30,367   16,150  88%
    Average Price per Barrel               $47.11    $45.27     4%   $52.15   $40.52  29%
    Average Netback from operations

    per Barrel                             $29.67    $29.81     -%   $33.99   $25.49  33%
    Average Price after adjustments per
    Barrel                                 $27.12    $30.46  (11%)   $27.71   $29.39 (6%)

                                                  December         December
                                                    2018             2017

    Cash and Cash Equivalents                        $1,456            $521
    Working Capital                                ($2,393)          ($537)


Year Ended 2018 to Year Ended 2017

For 2018, oil and gas revenues net of royalties increased $11,243,000 or 89% to $23,834,000.  Oil revenues before royalties increased by 92% to $26,281,000 due to a 30% increase in prices between years and a 48% increase in production. Natural gas revenues before royalties increased $651,000 or 77% due to a 103% increase in natural gas production partially offset by a 13% decrease in average gas prices. NGL revenue before royalties increased $996,000 or 63% due to a 25% increase in average prices and by a 30% increase in production.

Average production per day for 2018 increased 52% from the prior year due to three additional wells added to production during the year. The production for 2018 also included an increase of 99 boepd related to prior period adjustments.

Operating expenses increased by $2,247,000 due to an increase in production due to the new wells and an increase in production taxes. Excluding the prior period adjustments, operating expenses averaged $6.90 per BOE for 2018 compared to $6.10 per BOE for 2017. The per BOE operating expense increases for 2018 are due to an increase in production taxes due to rate increases in both January 2018 and July 2018 which increased operating expense by $1.70 per BOE compared to the prior year periods.    

Depletion and depreciation expense increased $2,412,000 due to increased production.

General and administrative expenses decreased $155,000 due to the Company's continued cost cutting efforts partially offset by advisor fees in 2018.

Finance income increased $767,000 due to unrealized gains on commodity contracts in 2018 of $2,349,000. In the prior year, the Company had realized gains of $1,556,000 from commodity contracts. 

Finance expense increased $1,191,000 due to realized losses on commodity contracts of $2,210,000 in 2018. In 2017, the Company had unrealized losses of $1,184,000 from commodity contracts.

Capital expenditures of $19,621,000 were incurred in 2018 for drilling and completion costs in Oklahoma during the year.

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS:

Fourth Quarter 2018 to Fourth Quarter 2017

Oil and gas revenues net of royalties totaled $5,202,000 in the quarter versus $5,043,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 3%.  Oil revenues were $5,538,000 in the quarter versus $5,571,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of 1% due to decreased production of 8% offset by an increase in average oil prices of 8%.  Natural gas revenues increased 10% due to an increase in production of 24% partially offset by a decrease in natural gas prices of 12%.  NGL revenue increased 41% to $817,000 as average NGL production increased by 30% and average prices increased by 9%.

Operating expenses increased by $246,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 2017 due to an increase in production taxes. 

Depletion and depreciation expense decreased $159,000 due to the increase in the reserves in the fourth quarter.

General and administrative expenses decreased $157,000 between quarters due to continued cost cutting efforts.

Finance income increased $4,712,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to unrealized gains on commodity contracts of $4,803,000.  

Finance expense decreased $1,695,000 due to unrealized losses on commodity contracts of $2,067,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Capital expenditures of $5,850,000 were incurred in the fourth quarter of 2018 for drilling and completion costs in Oklahoma during the year.


   

                                      BNK PETROLEUM INC.

                   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

                 (Unaudited, Expressed in Thousands of United States Dollars)

                                         December 31,             December 31,
                                             2018                     2017
    Current assets
    Cash and cash
    equivalents                        $        1,456           $          521
    Trade and other
    receivables                                 2,965                    2,510
    Deposits and prepaid
    expenses                                      609                      563
    Fair value of commodity
    contracts                                     407                        -
                                                5,437                    3,594

    Non-current assets
    Property, plant and
    equipment                                 159,122                  147,195

    Total assets                       $      164,559           $      150,789

    Current liabilities
    Trade and other payables           $        7,830           $        3,132
    Fair value of commodity
    contracts                                       -                      999
                                                7,830                    4,131

    Non-current liabilities
    Fair value of commodity
    contracts                                       9                      951
    Loans and borrowings                       29,551                   24,484
    Asset retirement
    obligations                                 1,127                      950
                                               30,687                   26,385

    Equity
    Share capital                             289,622                  289,522
    Contributed surplus                        22,755                   22,406
    Deficit                                 (186,335)                (191,655)
    Total equity                              126,042                  120,273

    Total equity and
    liabilities                        $      164,559           $      150,789


   
                                      BNK PETROLEUM INC.

            CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
        (Unaudited, expressed in Thousands of United States dollars, except per share
                                           amounts)

                                Three months ended                      Year ended

                                   December 31                         December 31
                                2018              2017              2018              2017
    Revenue:

    Oil and
    natural gas
    revenue, net          $    5,202        $    5,043        $   23,834        $   12,591
    Other income                   1              (39)                20                13
                               5,203             5,004            23,854            12,604
    Expenses:

    Exploration
    and evaluation                 -                 3                 -                 3
    Production and
    operating                  1,067               821             4,678             2,431
    Depletion and
    depreciation               1,734             1,893             7,908             5,496
    General and
    administrative               854             1,011             3,581             3,736
    Share based
    compensation                  45                49               324               180
                               3,700             3,777            16,491            11,846

    Finance income             4,803                91             2,349             1,582
    Finance
    expense                    (800)           (2,495)           (4,219)           (3,028)

    Net
    income/(loss)
    and
    comprehensive
    income/(loss)
    from
    continuing
    operations            $    5,506        $  (1,177)        $    5,493        $    (688)
    Net loss and
    comprehensive
    loss from
    discontinued
    operations                  (75)             (126)             (173)             (908)
    Net loss and
    comprehensive
    loss                  $    5,431        $  (1,303)        $    5,320        $  (1,596)

    Net
    income/loss
    per share
    Continuing
    operations                  0.02            (0.01)              0.02            (0.00)
    Discontinued
    operations                (0.00)            (0.00)            (0.00)            (0.00)
    Basic and
    Diluted               $     0.02        $   (0.01)        $     0.02        $   (0.01)


   
                                     BNK PETROLEUM INC.
                             FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED 2018
        (Unaudited, expressed in Thousands of United States dollars, except as noted)

                                                                         Year Ended Dec.
                                                    4th Quarter                31
                                                     2018    2017           2018     2017
    Oil revenue before royalties                $   5,538   5,571         26,281   13,712
    Gas revenue before royalties                      285     260          1,497      846
    NGL revenue before royalties                      817     578          2,586    1,590
                                                    6,640   6,409         30,364   16,148

    Funds from continuing operations                2,537   2,834         11,532    6,522
    Additions to property, plant & equipment      (5,850)   (302)       (19,621) (19,271)

    Statistics:
                                                                         Year Ended Dec.
                                                    4th Quarter                31
                                                     2018    2017           2018     2017
    Average oil production (Bopd)                   1,043   1,137          1,126      761
    Average natural gas production (mcf/d)          1,389   1,119          1,772      873
    Average NGL production (Boepd)                    280     215            241      185
    Average production (Boepd)                      1,555   1,539          1,662    1,092
    Average oil price ($/bbl)                      $57.69  $53.26         $63.96   $49.34
    Average natural gas price ($/mcf)               $2.23   $2.52          $2.31    $2.66
    Average NGL price ($/bbl)                      $31.73  $29.17         $29.34   $23.54

    Average price per barrel                       $47.11  $45.27         $52.15   $40.52
    Royalties per barrel                            10.20    9.66          11.26     8.93
    Operating expenses per barrel                    7.24    5.80           6.90     6.10
    Netback from operations                        $29.67  $29.81         $33.99   $25.49
    Price adjustment from commodity
    contracts (Boe)                                (1.78)    0.65         (3.87)     3.90
    Netback including commodity
    contracts (Boe)                                 27.89   30.46          30.12    29.39
    Prior period adjustments (Boe)                 (0.77)       -         (2.41)        -
    Netback after adjustments (Boe)                $27.12  $30.46         $27.71   $29.39

The information outlined above is extracted from and should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the related management's discussion and analysis thereof, copies of which are available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.

NON-GAAP MEASURES 

Netback per barrel and netback including commodity contracts, net operating income and funds from operations (collectively, the "Company's Non-GAAP Measures") are not measures recognized under Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP. 

The Company's Non-GAAP Measures are described and reconciled to the GAAP measures in the management's discussion and analysis which are available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com .

Cautionary Statements 

In this news release and the Company's other public disclosure:


   
     (a) The Company's natural gas production is reported in thousands of cubic feet
         ("Mcfs"). The Company also uses references to barrels ("Bbls") and barrels of oil
         equivalent ("Boes") to reflect natural gas liquids and oil production and sales.
         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. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as
         compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of
         6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of
         value.

     (b) Discounted and undiscounted net present value of future net revenues attributable
         to reserves do not represent fair market value.

     (c) Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be
         recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities
         actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus
         possible reserves.

    (d)  The Company discloses peak and 30-day initial production rates and other
         short-term production rates. Readers are cautioned that such production rates are
         preliminary in nature and are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance
         or of ultimate recovery.

Readers are referred to the full description of the results of the Company's December 31, 2018 independent reserves evaluation and other oil and gas information contained in its Form 51-101F1 Statement of Reserves Data and Other Oil and Gas Information for the year ended December 31, 2018, which the Company filed on SEDAR on March 11, 2019.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information 

This release contains forward-looking information including estimates of reserves, the proposed timing and expected results of exploratory and development work including production from the Company's Tishomingo field, Oklahoma acreage, the future performance of wells including following shut-in's and restart of well(s), the expected effects of cost reduction efforts, availability of funds from the Company's reserves based loan facility and the Company's strategy and objectives. The use of any of the words "target", "plans", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 

Such forward-looking information is based on management's expectations and assumptions, including that the Company's geologic and reservoir models and analysis will be validated, that indications of early results are reasonably accurate predictors of the prospectiveness of the shale intervals, that previous exploration results are indicative of future results and success, that expected production from future wells can be achieved as modeled, declines will match the modeling, future well production rates will be improved over existing wells, that rates of return as modeled can be achieved, that recoveries are consistent with management's expectations, that additional wells are actually drilled and completed, that design and performance improvements will reduce development time and expense and improve productivity, that discoveries will prove to be economic, that anticipated results and estimated costs will be consistent with managements' expectations, that all required permits and approvals and the necessary labor and equipment will be obtained, provided or available, as applicable, on terms that are acceptable to the Company, when required, that no unforeseen delays, unexpected geological or other effects, equipment failures, permitting delays or labor or contract disputes are encountered, that the development plans of the Company and its co-venturers will not change, that the demand for oil and gas will be sustained, that the Company will continue to be able to access sufficient capital through financings, credit facilities, farm-ins or other participation arrangements to maintain its projects, that the Company will continue in compliance with the covenants under its reserves-based loan facility and that the borrowing base will not be reduced, that funds will be available from the Company's reserves based loan facility when required to fund planned operations, that the Company will not be adversely affected by changing government policies and regulations, social instability or other political, economic or diplomatic developments in the countries in which it operates and that global economic conditions will not deteriorate in a manner that has an adverse impact on the Company's business and its ability to advance its business strategy.

Forward looking information involves significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to: any of the assumptions on which such forward looking information is based vary or prove to be invalid, including that the Company's geologic and reservoir models or analysis are not validated, anticipated results and estimated costs will not be consistent with managements' expectations, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry (e.g. operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration and development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks including flooding and extended interruptions due to inclement or hazardous weather), the risk of commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, risks and uncertainties associated with securing the necessary regulatory approvals and financing to proceed with continued development of the Tishomingo Field, the Company or its subsidiaries is not able for any reason to obtain and provide the information necessary to secure required approvals or that required regulatory approvals are otherwise not available when required, that unexpected geological results are encountered, that completion techniques require further optimization, that production rates do not match the Company's assumptions, that very low or no production rates are achieved, that the Company will cease to be in compliance with the covenants under its reserves-based loan facility and be required to repay outstanding amounts or that the borrowing base will be reduced pursuant to a borrowing base re-determination determination and the Company will be required to repay the resulting shortfall, that the Company is unable to access required capital, that funding is not available from the Company's reserves based loan facility at the times or in the amounts required for planned operations, that occurrences such as those that are assumed will not occur, do in fact occur, and those conditions that are assumed will continue or improve, do not continue or improve and the other risks identified in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form under the "Risk Factors" section, the Company's most recent management's discussion and analysis and the Company's other public disclosure, available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .

With respect to estimated reserves, the evaluation of the Company's reserves is based on a limited number of wells with limited production history and includes a number of assumptions relating to factors such as availability of capital to fund required infrastructure, commodity prices, production performance of the wells drilled, successful drilling of infill wells, the assumed effects of regulation by government agencies and future capital and operating costs. All of these estimates will vary from actual results. Estimates of the recoverable oil and natural gas reserves attributable to any particular group of properties, classifications of such reserves based on risk of recovery and estimates of future net revenues expected therefrom, may vary. The Company's actual production, revenues, taxes, development and operating expenditures with respect to its reserves will vary from such estimates, and such variances could be material.  In addition to the foregoing, other significant factors or uncertainties that may affect either the Company's reserves or the future net revenue associated with such reserves include material changes to existing taxation or royalty rates and/or regulations, and changes to environmental laws and regulations. 

Although the Company has attempted to take into account important factors that could cause actual costs or results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause actual results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The forward-looking information included in this release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law.

About BNK Petroleum Inc.
BNK Petroleum Inc. is an 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. Additionally the Company is utilizing its technical and operational expertise to identify and acquire additional unconventional projects. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol BKX and on the OTCQX under the stock symbol BNKPF. 

For further information, contact:
Wolf E. Regener
President and Chief Executive Officer
+1(805)484-3613
Email: investorrelations@bnkpetroleum.com

Website: www.bnkpetroleum.com

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