Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – May 29, 2020) – Briko Energy Corp. (“Briko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Financial and operational information is set out below and should be read in conjunction with Briko’s March 31, 2020 condensed unaudited interim financial statements and the related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”). Briko’s condensed unaudited interim financial statements and MD&A are available for review at www.sedar.com and on the Corporation’s website at www.brikoenergy.com.
FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS
- Decreased net operating expenses per boe by 6% to $11.94/boe for the three months ended March 31, 2020 as compared to $12.71/boe for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
- Average daily production of 568 boe per day for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to 668 boe per day for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
- Operating netback of $6.74 per boe for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to $9.42 per boe for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
- Adjusted funds flow for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of $0.2 million ($0.02/share) compared to $0.4 million (0.03/share) for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
- Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of $2.6 million, including a $2.7 million impairment expense.
- Maintained a strong Liability Management Rating (“LMR”) in excess of 8.0 at March 31, 2020.
|(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars except per boe and share amounts)||Three Months Ended|
|March 31, 2020||March 31, 2019|
|Average daily production|
|Light oil (bbl/d)||138||181|
|Natural gas (mcf/d)||2,266||2,584|
|Total equivalent (boe/d)||568||668|
|Light oil ($/bbl)||$||57.42||$||63.11|
|Natural gas ($/mcf)||1.61||2.46|
|Realized gain on risk management contracts ($/boe)||0.44||–|
|Net operating expenses(1) ($/boe)||(11.94)||(12.71)|
|Transportation expenses ($/boe)||(2.17)||(2.32)|
|Operating netback (1) ($/boe)||$||6.74||$||9.42|
|Oil and natural gas revenues (2)||$||1,270||$||1,849|
|Cash provided by operating activities||$||309||$||558|
|Per share – basic and diluted||$||0.03||$||0.05|
|Adjusted funds flow (1)||$||187||$||351|
|Per share – basic and diluted||$||0.02||$||0.03|
|Net income (loss)||$||(2,611)||$||5|
|Per share – basic and diluted||$||(0.23)||$||0.00|
|Net working capital (1)||$||188||$||129|
|Shares outstanding (‘000s)||11,207||11,206|
|Weighted average shares outstanding|
|basic and diluted (‘000s)||11,207||11,206|
(1)Operating netback, operating income, net operating expenses, adjusted funds flow and net working capital are non-IFRS measures. See “Non- IFRS Measures”.
(2) Before royalties.
Given the current weak crude oil commodity price environment, Briko has proactively responded to this very volatile period. The Corporation currently has approximately 70 bbl/d of crude oil production shut in until prices recover. Due to these shut in decisions, Briko’s estimated production for the second quarter of 2020 is in the range of 525 – 575 boe/d and 2020 estimated production is in the range of 500 – 600 boe/d. Briko continues to establish a prudent capital expenditure program focussed on maintenance and optimization initiatives that is anticipated to be funded by adjusted funds flow for 2020.
About Briko Energy Corp.
Briko Energy Corp. is an Alberta Foothills Cardium focused company with undeveloped land, crude oil and natural gas reserves and a production base with associated infrastructure. Corporate information can be found at: www.brikoenergy.com.
For additional information, please contact:
Briko Energy Corp.
1710 736 6th Ave. SW
John H. Van de Pol
President & CEO
Vice President & CFO
Forward-Looking Statements and Information and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws including, without limitation, those listed under “Risk Factors” and “Forward-looking Statements and Information” in its filings available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The use of any of the words “expect”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “objective”, “ongoing”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “believe”, “plans”, “intends” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements and information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, Briko’s estimated production for the second quarter of 2020, estimated production for 2020 and the anticipated funding of the capital expenditure program by adjusted funds flow in 2020. In addition, management’s assessment of future plans and operations, drilling plans, and the timing thereof, capital expenditures, timing of capital expenditures, and methods of financing capital expenditures and the ability to fund financial liabilities, production estimates, expected commodity mix and prices, future operating costs, future transportation costs, expected royalty rates, general and administrative expenses, interest rates, debt levels, funds flow from (used in) operations and the timing of and impact of implementing accounting policies, estimates regarding undeveloped land position and estimated future drilling, completion, recompletion or reactivation locations may constitute forward-looking statements and information under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions, failure to realize the anticipated benefit of acquisitions, the inability to fully realize the benefits of acquisitions, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. As a consequence, the Corporation’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements or information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Briko believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because Briko cannot give any assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include but are not limited to the risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals for planned operations; health, safety and environmental risks; uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; volatility of commodity prices, currency exchange rate fluctuations; imprecision of reserve estimates; and competition from other explorers) as well as general economic conditions, stock market volatility, and the ability to access sufficient capital. We caution that the foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is not exhaustive.
In addition, the reader is cautioned that historical results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Briko undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
This press release provides certain financial measures that do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. These non-IFRS financial measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Funds flow from operations, operating netback and net operating expenses are not recognized measures under IFRS. Management believes that in addition to net income (loss), funds flow from operations and operating netback are useful supplemental measures that demonstrate the Corporation’s ability to generate the cash necessary to fund future capital investment. Investors are cautioned, however, that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to net income (loss), determined in accordance with IFRS, as an indication of Briko’s performance. Funds flow from operations is calculated by adjusting net income (loss) for depletion and depreciation, exploration and evaluation expense, impairment, gain (loss) on sale of petroleum, natural gas and equipment, share-based payments, unrealized gain (loss) on risk management contracts and accretion. Operating netback equals the total of oil and natural gas sales, realized gains or losses on risk management contracts, less royalties, transportation and net operating expenses. Net operating expense is a non-IFRS measure calculated as operating expenses less other income. Other income includes gas processing income earned from fees charged to third parties at facilities where Briko has an ownership interest.
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