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CAMARILLO, CA, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net income was $5.3 million for 2018 compared to a net loss of $1.6 million in 2017 due to higher production and prices in 2018 compared to the prior year.  In addition, the Company had an unrealized gain on financial commodity contracts of $2.3 million in 2018, compared to an unrealized loss of $1.2 million in 2017.
  • Funds from continuing operations was $11.5 million for 2018 compared to $6.5 million for 2017, an increase of 77%
  • The Company’s Total Proved Reserves increased by 26% to 33.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) and NPV10 value of the Total Proved Reserves increased by 31% to $376.9 million based on the Company’s December 31, 2018 independent reserves evaluation.
  • Average production for 2018 was 1,662 BOEPD, an increase of 52% compared to 2017 production of 1,092 BOEPD. This increase was mainly due to production from 3 new wells in 2018, the Glenn 16-2H, Brock 4-2H and the WLC 14-1H
  • Average netback from operations was $33.99 per BOE in 2018, an increase of 33% compared to 2017 due to higher production and prices in 2018.
  • Revenue, net of royalties was $23.8 million for 2018 compared to $12.6 million in 2017, an increase of 89%, due to higher prices and production compared to 2017
  • Percentage of oil produced increased to 72% in 2018 compared to 70% of the production mix in 2017. The increase of oil in the mix is due to the most recent wells being drilled in locations with a higher concentration of oil.

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
2018


December
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:

  • Net income was $5.4 million in the fourth quarter 2018 compared to a net loss of $1.3 million in the prior year fourth quarter due to unrealized gains on commodity contracts of $4.8 million compared to an unrealized loss of $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • Average production for the quarter was 1,555 BOEPD, an increase of 1% compared to the prior year fourth quarter due to the increased production from the wells drilled during 2018
  • Revenue, net of royalties, was $5.2 million for fourth quarter 2018, an increase of 3% compared to the fourth quarter 2017 due to increased production
  • G&A expense decreased by $157,000, or 16%, due primarily to continued cost cutting in 2018
  • Funds from continuing operations was $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $2.8 million in the prior year fourth quarter, a decrease of 11%, due to higher operating costs related to production tax increases in 2018
  • Average netback from operations for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $29.67 compared to $29.81 for the fourth quarter of 2017. The 2018 netback includes production tax increases which increased operating expense by $1.70 per BOE compared to the prior year fourth quarter. If the impact of commodity contracts and prior period adjustments are included, the average netback after adjustments for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $27.12 per BOE compared to $30.46 per BOE in the fourth quarter of 2017

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

December 31


Year ended

 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)








4th Quarter


Year Ended Dec. 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:








4th Quarter


Year Ended Dec. 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

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