Canadian Insight into the oilpatch during the past week ...
Updated on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
AltaGas Ltd. (ALA:TSX) announced on October 11th it will release its 2018 third quarter financial results on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 before market open. A conference call and webcast will be held the same day to discuss the financial results, progress on construction projects and other corporate developments.
AltaGas is a Calgary based energy infrastructure company with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas has a market cap of $5.6 billion and approximately 267 million shares outstanding.
Altura Energy Inc. (ATU:TSXV) announced on October 11th an operational update in respect to its Leduc-Woodbend core area. Altura completed its summer drilling program of eight 1.5-mile extended reach horizontal wells in the Leduc-Woodbend Upper Mannville Rex oil pool on August 23rd . Five wells were brought on production throughout July and August, two wells were brought on production October 3rd and continue to clean up completion fluids and one well is scheduled for completion in November. Drilling operations for the summer program were under budget by approximately $125,000 per well and were completed four weeks ahead of schedule.
Altura’s corporate production averaged 502 Boe per day (70 percent oil and liquids) in June and increased to a corporate average of 1,650 Boe per day (87 percent oil and liquids) for September, based on field estimates. Altura’s production was curtailed over the September 22-30 period to approximately 900 Boe per day due to a third-party gas plant maintenance turnaround. Corporate production volumes for the third quarter of 2018 are estimated at 1,050 Boe per day (82 percent oil and liquids), based on field estimates. For the October 1-7 period, corporate field estimates increased to 1,700 Boe per day as wells were brought back on-line from the curtailment.
Altura is a Calgary based oil and gas exploration, development and production company with operations in central Alberta. Company has a market cap of $55 million and approximately 33 million shares outstanding.
Blackbird Energy Inc. ( BBI:TSXV) announced on October 11th that it has closed the second tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement by issuing 6,249,181 common shares on a “flow-through” basis in respect of Canadian Development Expenses at a price of $0.37 per Share, resulting in gross proceeds of $2.3 million. Shares issued in the CDE Private Placement are subject to a hold period until February 10, 2019.
Blackbird Energy Inc. is a Calgary based highly innovative oil and gas exploration and development company focused on the condensate and liquids-rich Montney fairway at Elmworth, near Grande Prairie, Alberta. Company has a market cap of $253 million and approximately 766 million shares outstanding.
Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KML:TSX) announced on October 11th webcast and dial-in information for its 2018 third quarter earnings results will be held on October 17th A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on Kinder Morgan Canada's website under the "KMI and KML Q3 2018 Earnings Webcast" link.
Kinder Morgan Canada Limited is a Calgary based company which manages and is the holder of an approximately 30 percent minority interest in a portfolio of strategic energy infrastructure assets across Western Canada. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $1.8 billion and approximately 105 million shares outstanding.
Top Strike Resources Corp. (VENI:CNX) announced on October 11th a summary of its financial results as of July 31, 2018. Company reported no sales revenues for the year 2018 and experienced a loss of $(3,285) during the year. Full and unaudited consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the three month period ended July 31, 2018, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Top Strike Resources Corp is a Calgary based company which currently has no activity. Company has a market cap of $1.9 million and approximately 14 million shares outstanding.
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AltaGas Ltd. (ALA:TSX) announced on October 10th that the October dividend will be paid on November 15, 2018, to common shareholders of record on October 25, 2018. The ex-dividend date is October 24, 2018. The amount of the dividend will be $0.1825 for each common share. This dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian income tax purposes.
AltaGas is a Calgary based energy infrastructure company with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas has a market cap of $5.6 billion and approximately 267 million shares outstanding.
BlackPearl Resources Inc. (PXX:TSX) announced jointly with International Petroleum Corp. on October 10th that they have entered into an agreement under which IPC will acquire all of the shares of BlackPearl based upon a share exchange ratio of 0.22 shares of IPC for each BlackPearl share.
The acquisition remains subject to shareholder approvals of both IPC and BlackPearl and certain regulatory approvals, with completion expected in December 2018.
BlackPearl Resources Inc is a Calgary based company engaged in the business of oil and gas exploration, development and production. Company's focus is on heavy oil and oil sands projects in Western Canada. Company has a market cap of $482 million and approximately 337 million shares outstanding.
Enerplus Corporation (ERF:TSX) announced that it will be releasing its operating and financial results for the second quarter of 2018 at 4:00 AM MT (6:00 AM ET) on Friday, November 9th, 2018. A conference call hosted by Mr. Ian C. Dundas will be held at 9:00 AM MT (11:00 AM ET) to discuss these results.
Electronic copies of our 2018 interim and 2017 year-end MD&A and Financial Statements, along with other public information including investor presentations, are available on company's website.
Enerplus Corporation is a Calgary based developer of high quality crude oil and natural gas assets in Canada and the United States. Company has a market cap of $3.8 billion and approximately 245 million shares outstanding.
Obsidian Energy Ltd. (OBE:TSX) announced on October 10th an operational update and timing details for our third quarter results and Investor Day.
Company reported that it has two active rigs in the Cardium just east of the North Saskatchewan River in the Eastern flank of Willesden Green. The rigs are drilling directly offsetting a two well pad from earlier this year which averaged approximately 375 boe per day per well (87 percent oil) for both the first 30 and 60 days of production.
The first rig has finished drilling the first well on our two well 14-01 pad, and completions for the pad will begin in late October. We drilled all 4,100 meters of main hole in this monobore well using a single bottom-hole assembly. The second rig has finished drilling its second well on the three well 04-06 pad. Fracturing operations will begin on this pad in mid-November
Between the two rigs company has in the area, it is reported that they are drilling the seventh and eighth wells out of the 15 well second half program. Company will continue to expect five of the 15 wells to be producing by December 31, with the remaining 10 wells coming on production early in the first quarter of 2019.
Obsidian Energy is expected to release its third quarter 2018 financial and operating results and 2019 Budget on November 8, 2018 before markets open in North America. There will be no conference call accompanying the quarterly release as management will be giving a comprehensive presentation via webcast during Investor Day the following week.
Obsidian Energy Ltd is a exploration and production company. It explores, develops and holds interests in oil and natural gas properties in western Canada. Company has a Market cap of $583 million and approximately 507 million shares outstanding.
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Frontera Energy Corporation (FEC:TSX) announced on October 9th a light oil discovery from its Acorazado-1 exploration well on the 100% owned and operated Llanos-25 block in Colombia. Frontera also provided an operational update highlighting current production, major project activities and details regarding the fourth quarter drilling campaign.
The Acorazado-1 well encountered a number of potential hydrocarbon zones in the target Mirador Formation reservoir and two drill-stem tests were conducted. Data collected during testing show the Acorazado reservoir pressure to be lower than that expected in an undrained reservoir, indicating a probable hydraulic connection with the adjacent Cusiana structure to the north.
Current production after royalties is above 65,000 boe/d and is expected to increase throughout the fourth quarter. As part of the company's measures to sustain production from its core Quifa SW field, the first stage of the water handling expansion project is expected to start up by the end of October with full implementation by the end of the year. This will provide an additional 3,000 to 4,000 bbl/d of net oil production.
During the fourth quarter of 2018, the company expects to drill 34 wells, with 18 development wells at Quifa SW, seven water injection wells, two development wells at Candelilla on the Guatiquia block, two development wells at Zopilote Sur on the Cravo Viejo block and five exploration and appraisal wells.
Frontera Energy Corporation is a Toronto based Canadian public company and a leading explorer and producer of crude oil and natural gas, with operations focused in Latin America. Company has a market cap of $1.8 billion and approximately 100 million shares outstanding.
Point Loma Resources Ltd. ( PLX:TSX) announced on October 9th that it has closed an additional non-core transaction to sell royalty interests acquired as part of a recent east central Alberta transaction and provides an update on its Q4 2018 drilling program activities.
The sale price of the non-core disposition is $275,000 net to Point Loma, before customary closing adjustments, and has been paid in cash. The effective date of this disposition will be July 1, 2018. In combination with a previously announced disposition (September 13 2018) and a smaller transaction completed recently, Point Loma will receive total net proceeds of approximately $673,000.
With a large land position in excess of 160,000 net acres (over 250 net sections), the proceeds from these dispositions and expected additional future non-core asset sales will be directed towards unlocking the corporation’s Banff oil play.
Point Loma is a Calgary based oil and gas exploration and development company focused on conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs in west central Alberta. Company has a Market cap of $15.6 million and approximately 52 million shares outstanding.
Pulse Oil Corp. (PUL:TSXV) announced on October 9th that it anticipates receiving regulatory approval by the Alberta Energy Regulator by October 23rd for the transfer of its next Bigoray well, located in the Bigoray Nisku E Pool.
Pulse's team has studied the well and its capability for production and believes, like the others wells at Bigoray that Pulse has already successfully reactivated, this well also has clear economic support for reactivation, and is expected to add 80-100 BOE's/d to the company's growing production profile.
Pulse President and COO Drew Cadenhead commented, "This is a win-win situation as the Alberta taxpayer won't have to fund the abandonment costs for the well, instead, they will benefit from future royalty payments when we get the well producing once again. Pulse benefits from current high commodity prices and increasing corporate production and cash flow base, all part of our near-term business plan."
Pulse Oil Corp. is a Calgary based company with assets and operations in Alberta. Company has a market cap of $21 million and approximately 89 million shares outstanding.
Valeura Energy Inc. (VLE:TSX) announced on October 8th the start of deep appraisal drilling on its Basin Centered Gas Accumulation play in Turkey and a further increase in the reference price for natural gas in Turkey.
The Inanli-1 appraisal well was spudded on October 8, 2018, using the KCA Deutag T-700 drilling rig. The well has been designed to drill to a depth of 5,000 metres. Drilling operations are expected to take approximately 80 days, after which, the well will be fracture stimulated to test select intervals.
"This is an exciting step for Valeura," commented Sean Guest, President and CEO, "We have learned a great deal from the Yamalik-1 discovery well, but it had to stop drilling while still in a gas column due to high pressures. We are eager to test the full vertical and lateral extent of the BCGA through appraisal drilling."
Valeura Energy Inc. is a Calgary based Canadian company currently engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas in Turkey. Company has a market cap of $395 million and approximately 86 million shares outstanding.
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Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (BXE:TSX) announced on October 4th that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the remaining assets earned by Grafton Energy Co I Ltd. The transaction has an effective date of August 1, 2018, is expected close early in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The acquired assets are located in Bellatrix’s core Ferrier area of west central Alberta and include approximately 2,200 boe/d (79% natural gas, 21% liquids) of low decline production, 44 gross (20.4 net) wells, and 9,920 gross (4,810 net) acres of land.
Total consideration payable to Grafton of approximately $13 million includes $7.66 million in cash and 4.0 million common shares of Bellatrix.
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. is a Calgary based oil and gas company with assets and operations in west central Alberta. Company has a market cap of $90 million and approximately 62 million shares outstanding.
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNQ:TSX) announced on October 4th a Normal Course Issuer Bi) to purchase up to 61,424,856 of its common shares (“Shares”), it entered into an Automatic Securities Purchase Plan with a designated broker. The ASPP is intended to allow for the purchase of Shares under the NCIB when the company would ordinarily not be permitted to purchase shares due to regulatory restrictions and customary self-imposed blackout periods.
Canadian Natural is a Calgary based oil and natural gas production company, with continuing operations in its core areas located in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and Offshore Africa. Company has a market cap of $52 billion and approximately 1.2 billion shares outstanding.
Eagle Energy Inc. (EGL:TSX) announced an update on its North Texas development program. Wayne Wisniewski, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Eagle is pleased to report that we have finished drilling and casing our third North Texas horizontal well at a location approximately one mile from our initial horizontal well, which is a well that continues to exceed production expectations."
Mr. Wisniewski continued, "We have 4,000 feet of liner cemented in the lateral section of our target zone of this third well, which will yield a slightly longer completed interval than what we had in our first two wells. While still early days, the shows of hydrocarbons and formation samples obtained along the lateral length while drilling this well appeared very similar to what we saw while drilling our initial well. We have scheduled fracking operations with a major pressure pumping provider and expect to bring the well on production no later than the middle of December."
Eagle is a Calgary based oil and gas corporation with assets and operations in Alberta, Texas and Oklahoma. Company has a market cap of $11 million and approximately 44 million shares outstanding.
Hyduke Energy Services Inc. (HYD:TSX) announced an update regarding its operating line. Company approved a subordinated debt agreement with one of its directors. Hyduke is actively working with its lender to finalize the transfer of their position to a new lender by October 31, 2018.
Hyduke Energy Services Inc. is an Alberta based supplier of equipment and services to the oil and gas drilling and well servicing industry. Company has a market cap of $3.1 million and approximately 70 million shares outstanding.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL:TSX) announced that its Board of Directors declared a common share cash dividend for October 2018 of $0.19 per share to be paid, subject to applicable law, on November 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on October 25, 2018. This dividend is designated an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a Calgary based energy transporter. Pembina owns an integrated system of pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in western Canada. Company has a market cap of $23 billion and approximately 506 million shares outstanding.
Yangarra Resources Ltd. (YGR:TSX) announced that it has completed its semi-annual redetermination of borrowing base and as a result has increased the syndicated senior credit facility to $175 million. The banking syndicate is led by Alberta Treasury Branches and includes Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada.
Yangarra Resources Ltd. is a Calgary based oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil with operations in Western Canada, with a main focus on Central Alberta. Company has a market cap of $419 million and approximately 85 million shares outstanding.
Keyera Corp. (KEY:TSX) announced that it expects to release its 2018 third quarter results after markets close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. A conference call and webcast have been scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM Mountain Time (10:00 AM Eastern Time) for interested investors, analysts, brokers and media representatives. A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on Keyera's website.
Keyera Corp. is a Calgary based company which operates natural gas gathering and processing; natural gas liquids processing, transportation, storage and marketing business. Company has a market cap of $7.2 billion and approximately 208 million shares outstanding.
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Blackbird Energy Inc. (BBI:TSXV) announced its financial and operational results for the year ended July 31, 2018. Company reported a revenue of $5.3 million in petroleum sales in the fourth quarter ending on July 31, 2018 and $20.4 million totaled in 2018. Company experienced a net income of $3.04 million in the fourth quarter ending on July 31 and a loss of $(451,000) for the year 2018.
Blackbird drilled 3 (2.2 net) Montney wells during the year ended July 31, 2018 including 2 (2.0 net) Upper Montney wells and 1 (0.2 net) Middle Montney well. Pursuant to this drilling program, Blackbird believes that it has established approximately 114 of its 133 gross sections of Montney lands as being situated in the over-pressured liquids-rich Montney corridor at Pipestone/Elmworth.
For the year ended July 31, 2018, the company achieved production of 1,991 boe/d (54% liquids) from operated wells for the 200 days it was on production. Total production averaged 1,143 boe/d on a calendar day basis for the year, with volumes being impacted by approximately 165 days of the third-party downtime.
Garth Braun, President, CEO and Chairman of Blackbird commented, “The twelve months ended July 31, 2018 were transformative for Blackbird and have positioned the company for the most significant phase of anticipated growth in its history. Through our drilling and completions activity we were able to successfully delineate the majority of our Pipestone/Elmworth acreage in both the Upper and Middle Montney intervals. We have made significant advancements in our development and infrastructure planning, and have entered into the agreements we consider necessary for the company to graduate to an intermediate producer. We recently concluded drilling operations on our third well north of the Wapiti River, and Blackbird remains on track to meet its initial commitment through the Tidewater Facility in mid-2019.”
Blackbird Energy Inc is a Calgary based Canadian oil and gas company. It focuses on the condensate and liquids-rich Montney fairway at Pipestone / Elmworth, near Grande Prairie, Alberta. Blackbird has a market cap of $251 million and approximately 749 million shares outstanding.
KFG Resources, Ltd (KFG:TSXV) announced on October 3rd that the company's subsidiary, KFG Petroleum Corporation, (Natchez, MS) recorded revenues for its quarter ended July 31, 2018 of $397,520 vs. $323,300 for its corresponding quarter of 2017. Net income for the July 31, 2018 quarter was $67,334 vs $17,801 for the July 31, 2017 quarter. The company's current ratio was in excess of 2 to 1 for the quarter ended July 31, 2018.
Company also reported that the share buyback proposal was passed by the KFG's Board Meeting at its annual stockholder meeting. When all paperwork has been completed details will be announced. Also, capital is being raised from oil industry partners for the project in Graham, Texas to re-enter and recomplete 3 wells with an option to recomplete 2 additional wells. The #5 Barnum well in Adams County, MS was completed as a dryhole to 6400'. KFG had a 22.5% working interest in the well.
KFG Resources, Ltd. is a US based oil and gas company. It is engaged in the production of crude oil and natural gas in the United States. In addition, the company is also focused on participating in the drilling of shallow wells in north-central Texas. KFG has a market cap of $3.4 million and approximately 50.6 million shares outstanding.
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AltaGas Ltd. (ALA:TSX) announced a successful completion of the initial public offering with approximately $2.5 billion expected to be raised. This surpasses its $2.0 billion goal. AltaGas has been rapidly repaying its bridge facility, and expects to meet its commitment to have the bridge facility retired in the fourth quarter of 2018.
AltaGas is a Calgary based energy infrastructure company with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas has a market cap of $5.6 billion and approximately 266 million shares outstanding.
Bonavista Energy Corporation (BNP:TSX) announced the increase to the Exchange Ratio of its exchangeable shares from 1.47487 to 1.48526. This increase will be effective on October 15, 2018.
Bonavista Energy Corporation is a Calgary based oil and gas company with operations in western Canada. Company has a market cap of $386 million and approximately 255 million shares outstanding.
InPlay Oil Corp. (IPO:TSX) announced that it has successfully closed its previously announced strategic disposition of certain non-core oil and gas properties in the west Pembina area of Alberta for cash consideration of $16.7 million, before closing adjustments. The details of the disposition and the corresponding acceleration of InPlay’s 2018 Cardium development program and increased guidance was contained in the company’s news release issued on September 13, 2018.
InPlay Oil Corp. is a Calgary based oil and gas company with operations in western Canada. Company has a market cap of $112 million and approximately 68 million shares outstanding.
Renaissance Oil Corp. (ROE:TSV) announced on September 2nd that Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who will take office on December 1, 2018, assured private energy executives on September 27, 2018 that their contracts will not be canceled if they meet existing terms.
During the meeting with AMEXHI, Mexico's association of oil and gas producers, which Renaissance is a member of, Mr. Lopez Obrador underlined the importance of the private sector's participation in developing the oil and gas sector in Mexico and its important role in increasing production in the following years.
Craig Steinke, Renaissance CEO, stated, "Renaissance is reassured by these developments and encouraged that the Mexican government is supportive of the important role international oil companies, like Renaissance, play in the development of the Mexican petroleum industry."
Renaissance Oil Corp. is a Vancouver based international oil and gas company with operations in Mexico. Company has a market cap of $60 million and approximately 265 million shares outstanding.
RockBridge Resources Inc. (RBE:TSXV) announced on October 2nd that it has entered into a binding letter of intent pursuant to which the company has agreed to acquire, directly or indirectly, all of the issued and outstanding securities of Harvest Enterprises, Inc.
Harvest is a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S. Harvest has more than 250 employees with proven experience, expertise and knowledge of in-house best practices. Harvest's executive team is comprised of leaders in finance, compliance, real estate and operations. Since its founding in 2011, Harvest has grown its footprint every year and now has licenses in 10 states.
RockBridge Resources Inc. is a Vancouver based company. It is engaged into acquisition and exploration of oil and gas properties. It holds an interest in Clarke Lake project, which is in British Columbia. Company has a market cap of $0.8 million and approximately 4 million shares outstanding.
TransCanada Corporation (TRP:TSX) announced on October 2nd that it will proceed with construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project after a decision to sanction the LNG Canada natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia was announced earlier today by the joint venture participants of LNG Canada, a consortium comprised of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS (the LNG Canada Participants).
Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer commented, “Today’s announcement signifies an important step forward for Coastal GasLink as well as for the province of B.C. and the country. The magnitude of the work undertaken over the past six years has been extensive. It demonstrates the commitment of our teams, our partners, B.C. communities and Indigenous groups to work together toward a single goal of fostering an LNG industry off Canada’s West Coast that will help maximize the value of our important natural gas resources in a sustainable and responsible way.”
TransCanada is a Calgary based energy transporter. It operates one of the largest natural gas transmission networks that extends more than 91,900 kilometres (57,100 miles). Company has a market cap of $48 billion and approximately 914 million shares outstanding.
Westcore Energy Ltd. (WTR:TSXV) announced the closing of its previously announced rights offering for aggregate gross proceeds of $564,536. Work will begin immediately to re-activate 2 of Westcore's existing production wells needing workovers and to recommission the company's water disposal facility. This program is anticipated to add back an additional 50-60 barrels/day to Westcore's production. Further drilling and recompletion work will be announced once new programs are finalized.
President Andrew Davidson commented, "Westcore management is pleased with the extent of participation the shareholders undertook in exercising their rights with nearly 70% of the units subscribed for. Westcore believes that the current market is an opportune time to optimize and increase field production and ready the current production areas for development drilling".
Westcore Energy Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based oil and gas exploration and development company focused on conventional heavy oil plays over two separate land packages in west-central Saskatchewan. Company has a market cap of $0.6 million and approximately 41 million shares outstanding.
Zedcor Energy Inc. (ZDC:TSXV) announced that effective September 28, 2018, it has amended the Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement. The renewed agreement continues to bear interest at 12.75%, has an extension fee of 3%, and will be serviced by six months of interest only payments.
Dean Swanberg, Interim CEO, stated, "This financing extension will continue to give Zedcor the flexibility we need to respond to market opportunities during the next six months. We continue to market and sell our under-utilized assets and use the proceeds to pay down debt consistent with our strategy to strengthen our balance sheet."
Zedcor Energy Inc. is a Calgary based Canadian corporation and parent company to Zedcor Energy Services Corp. Zedcor Corp. is engaged in the rental of surface equipment and accommodations to the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry. Company has a market cap of $7.4 million and approximately 49 million shares outstanding.
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