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Marquee Energy Ltd. Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial and Operating Results

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CALGARY, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Marquee Energy Ltd. ("Marquee" or the "Company") (TSXV: "MQX") is pleased to report its operational and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.  The Company's Financial Statements as well as the corresponding Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2018 are available on its website www.marquee-energy.com as well as on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Q1 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brought five new horizontal Banff wells on production during the quarter, incorporating higher fracture density in the completion design
  • Production in Q1 averaged 2,768 boe per day (boe/d), comprising 52% oil and liquids; a 12% increase to total boe per day production over Q1 2017, and a 6% absolute increase to oil and liquids weighting over Q1 2017

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 



(thousands of Canadian dollars,

Three months ended

March 31,

except per share and per boe amounts)

2018

2017




Financial



Oil and natural gas sales and processing fee income  (1)

$

8,821

$

7,603

Funds flow from operations (2)

$

707

$

1,105


Per share - basic and diluted

$

0.00

$

0.00


Per boe

$

2.84

$

5.76

Net income (loss)

$

(4,912)

$

(3,662)


Per share - basic and diluted

$

(0.01)

$

(0.01)

Capital expenditures

$

11,045

$

6,611





Net debt (2)

$

41,907

$

22,688

Total Assets

$

166,809

$

174,239

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

435,772,196

435,772,196

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

435,772,196

435,772,196




Operational



Net wells drilled

4

3

Daily sales volumes




Oil (bbls per day)

1,274

1,000


NGL's (bbls per day)

156

132


Natural Gas (mcf per day)

8,028

8,082


Total (boe per day)

2,768

2,479


% Oil and NGL's

52%

46%

Average realized prices




Light Oil ($/bbl)

$

55.42

$

52.69


NGL's ($/bbl)

$

51.14

$

41.58


Natural Gas ($/mcf)

$

2.28

$

3.00

Netback




Revenue ($/boe)

$

35.41

$

33.27


Royalties ($/boe)

$

(1.57)

$

(2.65)


Operating and transportation costs ($/boe)

$

(21.42)

$

(17.56)


Operating netback prior to hedging (2)

$

12.42

$

13.06


Realized hedging gain (loss) ($/boe)

$

(1.46)

$

-


Operating netback ($/boe) (2)

$

10.96

$

13.06



(1)

Before royalties

(2)

Non-IFRS Measure.  See Non-IFRS Measures advisory.

 

OPERATIONAL UPDATE
Marquee completed field operations and brought all five wells of the previously announced Q1 2018 capital program at Michichi, Alberta on production. Each of these wells was drilled with cemented monobores and received 28 to 29 fracture stages.  Including production from these wells, the field estimated production from May 1-26th is 3,200 boe/d (52% oil and liquids).

The first well from this program, 102/03-29-31-17W4M, was brought on production in mid-January with an average field estimated production rate over the first 90 days (IP90) of 181 boe/d (77% oil and liquids).

The final four wells in the program were drilled from a common surface location and commenced production in late March. These wells continue to clean up load water from the fracture stimulation, with three of the four wells taking longer than expected to reach the Michichi field average Banff formation watercuts of 40-60%.  All production values below are field estimates.





Peak 30 Day Production Rate

Most Recent 14 Day Production Rate

Well 

BOE/D

Oil and
Liquids
Weighting
(%)

Average
Watercut
(%)

BOE/D

Oil and
Liquids
Weighting
(%)

Average
Watercut
(%)

102/16-33-31-17W4

246

80%

58%

230

80%

48%

103/16-33-31-17W4

195

79%

59%

228

80%

52%

100/09-33-31-17W4

128

71%

73%

142

73%

69%

102/09-33-31-17W4

118

76%

77%

101

69%

75%

 

The production rates and volumes shown are over a short time period, therefore, are not necessarily indicative of average daily production, long-term performance or the ultimate recovery from the wells. Peak 30-day rates are based on the peak consecutive 30 day production averages over the first 60 days of production.

CORPORATE UPDATE
The Company's Bank has increased the lending availability to the senior credit facility to $10 million from $8.5 million on May 28, 2018.

As previously announced, Marquee commenced a review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. Given the nature of the process, the Company does not intend to provide updates with respect to the process until such time as the Board of Directors approves a definitive transaction or strategic alternatives, or otherwise determines that further disclosure is advisable. The Company cautions that there are no guarantees that the review of strategic alternatives will result in a transaction or if a transaction is undertaken, as to its terms or timing.

ABOUT MARQUEE
Marquee is a Calgary-based, junior energy company focused on light oil development and production in the Michichi area of eastern Alberta. Marquee's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "MQX".  Additional information about Marquee may be found on its website www.marquee-energy.com and in its continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

OIL AND GAS ADVISORIES
References to BOE
Barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") to one 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 oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency conversion ratio of six to one, utilizing a boe conversion ratio of six Mcf to one bbl may be misleading as an indication of value.

Initial Production Rates
Any references herein to production rates, test rates or initial production rates (including IP60) are useful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons, however, such rates are not determinative of the rates at which such wells will continue production and decline thereafter. Readers are cautioned not to place reliance on such rates in calculating the aggregate production for Marquee. Initial production or test rates may be estimated based on other third-party estimates or limited data available at this time. Well‐flow test result data should be considered to be preliminary until a pressure transient analysis and/or well‐test interpretation has been carried out. In all cases herein, initial production or test results are not necessarily indicative of long‐term performance of the relevant well or fields or of ultimate recovery of hydrocarbons.

FORWARD‐LOOKING STATEMENTS AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward‐looking statements. Such forward‐looking statements typically contain statements with words such as ""anticipate", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "propose", or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. The forward‐looking statements contained in this document, including statements related to anticipated well production, are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Marquee, all or any of which may prove incorrect, including without limitation the remaining forward‐looking statements, expectations and assumptions concerning the timing and success of future drilling and development activities.

Although Marquee believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward‐looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward‐looking statements because Marquee can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward‐looking statements 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 failure to complete the proposed wells in a timely manner, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, 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 reserves estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), uncertainty as to the availability of labour and services, commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, unexpected adverse weather conditions and changes to existing laws and regulations. Certain of these risks are set out in more detail in Marquee's current Annual Information Form, which is available on Marquee's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Forward‐looking information is based on estimates and opinions of management of Marquee at the time the information is presented. Marquee may, as considered necessary in the circumstances, update or revise such forward‐looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, but Marquee undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward‐looking information, except as required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Marquee Energy Ltd.

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Adam Jenkins, VP Corporate DevelopmentOfficer, (403) 817-0964, [email protected]; Howard Bolinger, Executive VP & Chief Financial, (403) 817-5568, [email protected]; or visit the Company's website at www.marquee-energy.comCopyright CNW Group 2018


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