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PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. Announces Fiscal Year End 2018 Reserves Update

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. (NYSE: PHX), "the Company," today announced estimated total proved reserve volumes for the Company's fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2018.

Proved Reserves

Panhandle's estimated total proved reserves at Sept. 30, 2018, increased 3% to 173.6 Bcfe from 168.6 Bcfe reported for Sept. 30, 2017, based on SEC mandated pricing. SEC prices at the wellhead at Sept. 30, 2018, were $2.56 per Mcf of natural gas, $62.86 per barrel of oil and $26.13 per barrel of NGL as compared to Sept. 30, 2017, SEC wellhead prices of $2.81 per Mcf of natural gas, $46.31 per barrel of oil and $17.55 per barrel of NGL. Panhandle's total estimated proved reserves at Sept. 30, 2018, are approximately 69% natural gas, 21% oil and 10% NGL. Sept. 30, 2018 and 2017, proved reserves were calculated by DeGolyer and MacNaughton, an independent petroleum engineering consulting firm.

At Sept. 30, 2018, approximately 63% of total proved reserves, or 109.7 Bcfe, are categorized as proved developed as compared to 66%, or 111.7 Bcfe, at Sept. 30, 2017. Proved undeveloped reserves, or PUD, comprised 37% of total proved reserves, or 63.9 Bcfe, at Sept. 30, 2018, as compared to 34%, or 56.9 Bcfe, at Sept. 30, 2017.

Management Comments

Paul F. Blanchard, Panhandle's President and CEO, commented: "While our year-end 2018 proved reserves only increased 3% as compared to year-end 2017, there were material changes in our underlying business. Year-end 2018 proved oil and NGL reserves grew by one million barrels or 13%, while natural gas reserves declined by 1.1 Bcf. This strong relative growth in oil and NGLs along with a higher SEC oil price in 2018 resulted in the estimated future net cash flows at a 10% discount rate and SEC pricing, growing 62% to $204.6 million from $126.0 million in 2017.

"We strategically made a concerted effort to grow oil and NGLs in 2018, as this was the focus of both our drilling and acquisition efforts, while our divestiture effort focused on eliminating marginal natural gas properties. Growing our oil and NGL reserves along with production will continue to be our focus in 2019. In fact, this growth should accelerate in 2019, with both the higher-return continuous one-rig Eagle Ford drilling program that we anticipate and continued development of our mineral acreage in the STACK, SCOOP, Midland Basin and the Bakken."

Definition of Press Release Terms:
Mcf: thousand cubic feet of natural gas
Bcfe: billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent 
Mcfe: thousand cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Crude oil and NGL are converted to a thousand cubic feet of natural gas equivalent by using the ratio of one barrel to six Mcf of natural gas.)
NGL: natural gas liquids

Proved Reserves – SEC Flat Pricing


Proved Reserves SEC Pricing



Sept. 30, 2018



Sept. 30, 2017


Proved Developed Reserves:








Barrels of NGL


2,085,706




1,768,425


Barrels of Oil


2,334,587




2,201,528


Mcf of Gas


83,151,954




87,861,043


Mcfe


109,673,712




111,680,761


Proved Undeveloped Reserves:








Barrels of NGL


848,484




616,274


Barrels of Oil


3,649,835




3,308,139


Mcf of Gas


36,910,082




33,334,077


Mcfe


63,899,996




56,880,555


Total Proved Reserves:








Barrels of NGL


2,934,190




2,384,699


Barrels of Oil


5,984,422




5,509,667


Mcf of Gas


120,062,036




121,195,120


Mcfe


173,573,708




168,561,316










10% Discounted Estimated Future








Net Cash Flows (before income taxes):








Proved Developed

$

125,915,804



$

112,276,166


Proved Undeveloped


78,657,354




13,746,585


Total

$

204,573,158



$

126,022,751


SEC Pricing








Oil/Barrel

$

62.86



$

46.31


Gas/Mcf

$

2.56



$

2.81


NGL/Barrel

$

26.13



$

17.55


TABLE 1

Proved Reserves – Projected Future Pricing (1)

10% Discounted Estimated Future


Proved Reserves


Net Cash Flows (before income taxes)


Sept. 30, 2018


Proved Developed


$

155,728,130


Proved Undeveloped



104,462,753


Total


$

260,190,883




(1)

Projected future pricing as of Sept. 30, 2018, basis adjusted to Company wellhead price

TABLE 2

Probable and Possible Reserves

DeGolyer and MacNaughton prepared estimates of the Company's probable and possible undeveloped reserves utilizing projected future pricing, basis adjusted to Company wellhead price.

Estimated Net Probable and Possible Reserves


Projected Futures Pricing (1)



Sept. 30, 2018


Probable Reserves:




Barrels of NGL


3,122,142


Barrels of Oil


2,522,716


Mcf of Gas


208,377,033


Mcfe (1)


242,246,181


10% Discounted Estimated Future




Net Cash Flows (before income taxes)

$

133,300,542






Possible Reserves:




Barrels of NGL


2,311,678


Barrels of Oil


668,603


Mcf of Gas


202,716,483


Mcfe (1)


220,598,169


10% Discounted Estimated Future




Net Cash Flows (before income taxes)

$

60,815,476




(1)

Projected Future Pricing as of Sept. 30, 2018, basis adjusted to Company wellhead price

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) Oklahoma City-based, Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. is an oil and natural gas mineral and leasehold acreage-focused capital allocator seeking the highest per share returns while maintaining a conservative net leverage ratio to ensure survivability and prosperity in all business and mineral commodity price cycles. The capital allocation tools include: (i) selective participation in working interest wells on its existing holdings in the highest quality, low-risk projects that are projected to exceed corporate return thresholds; (ii) aggressive leasing of its mineral holdings outside of areas of potential working interest participation; (iii) acquisition of undervalued mineral rights in established resource plays; (iv) divestiture of limited optionality and overvalued mineral rights; (v) payment of quarterly dividends, with optionality for special dividends when available capital exceeds operational requirements and has no other higher shareholder return option for an extended time period; and (vi) repurchase of common shares when the share price trades at a material discount to the company's estimated intrinsic value.

Panhandle's principal properties are located in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and North Dakota. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.panhandleoilandgas.com

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors This report includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include current expectations or forecasts of future events. They may include estimates of oil and gas reserves, expected oil and gas production and future expenses, projections of future oil and gas prices, planned capital expenditures for drilling, leasehold acquisitions and seismic data, statements concerning anticipated cash flow and liquidity, and Panhandle's strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. Although Panhandle believes the expectations reflected in these and other forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance they will prove to be correct. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results are described under "Risk Factors" in Part 1, Item 1 of Panhandle's 2017 Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These "Risk Factors" include the worldwide economic recession's continuing negative effects on the natural gas business; Panhandle's hedging activities may reduce the realized prices received for oil and natural gas sales; the volatility of oil and gas prices; the Company's ability to compete effectively against strong independent oil and gas companies and majors; the availability of capital on an economic basis to fund reserve replacement costs; Panhandle's ability to replace reserves and sustain production; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of oil and gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and the amount and timing of development expenditures; uncertainties in evaluating oil and gas reserves; unsuccessful exploration and development drilling; decreases in the values of our oil and gas properties resulting in write-downs; the negative impact lower oil and gas prices could have on our ability to borrow; drilling and operating risks; and our inability to control activities on our properties as the Company is a non-operator.

Do not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, as Panhandle undertakes no obligation to update this information. Panhandle urges you to carefully review and consider the disclosures made in this presentation and Panhandle's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect Panhandle's business

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