Tenth Avenue Petroleum Announces Transformative Acquisition
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES
CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / January 13, 2021 / Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp. (“TPC” or the “Company”) (TSXV:TPC) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Avalon Energy Ltd., an Alberta-based private oil and gas company, to acquire high quality, crude oil assets including 88 bbls/d (100% oil) of low decline, high netback, oil production in the Murray Lake and Hays areas of Southern, Alberta (the “Acquisition” or “Acquired Assets”). The transformative Acquisition is accretive on a production, cashflow and reserves basis. Total consideration for the Acquisition is $2,500,000, payable with $1,750,000 cash and $750,000 in common shares of the Company at a price to be determined in the context of the market at closing. The Acquisition is expected to close on or before March 1, 2022, subject to customary closing adjustments, completion of a concurrent financing (the “Financing”) and the receipt of necessary regulatory and TSX Venture Exchange (“Exchange”) approvals. Further details of the Financing will be disclosed when determined by the Company.
SUMMARY TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS
- 88 bbls/d (100% oil) of sustainable, reliable and high working interest production (97% WI).
- Highly attractive purchase price of 1.24x cash flow(1) or 28,441 $/flowing boe.
- 185% production increase over current volumes while PDP reserve volumes (mboe) will grow more than 74%(2) )(3) and PDP NPV10 will increase by approximately 105%(2)(3).
- Highly accretive operating netbacks (over $63/boe)(1) at current strip pricing.
- TPC has identified the potential to increase production through low capex opportunities.
- The addition of another material core area provides improved flexibility in capital deployment offering better returns on investment.
The Acquisition and Offering further strengthen TPC’s business model which is focused on delivering accretive growth by adding high quality and dependable cash flowing assets. The strategic acquisition materially increases our existing production base by 185% to 135 boe/d (97% oil & NGLs) from 47 boe/d, expands our existing core area with the addition of two oil growth opportunities in Southern Alberta.
The Acquired Assets are made up of two 100% working interest, operated conventional Mannville oil pools providing for high operating netbacks and maintains TPC’s high oil weighting (97% oil & NGLs). The Acquired Assets have an established decline profile of less than 14%, further solidifying TPC’s underlying production base and providing a dependable cash flow stream.
The Company believes these assets have been under capitalized during the last two years. The majority of the identified locations are low risk infill locations in established high quality conventional light oil pools which are expected to provide attractive economics, even in much lower commodity price environments. Based on the historical low established decline rate of the base production, it is expected that minimal capital will be required to maintain existing production levels, providing TPC with a strong platform for future sustainable growth.
In addition to the identified low risk development drilling inventory, TPC believes there is significant upside associated with the Acquired Assets through down spacing as well as pool and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) resource extension opportunities on the undeveloped acreage acquired.
Overall, the Acquisition is arm’s length and is consistent with TPC’s strategy to capitalize on undervalued, opportunities to enhance the quality of the Company’s business model and asset base throughout various commodity price cycles. The Acquisitions are accretive on all key per valuation metrics and are expected to improve TPC’s s operating netbacks and exposure to additional light oil drilling inventory, further strengthening TPC’s disciplined growth strategy. No finder fees are payable in connection with the Acquisition.
The Acquisition has the following characteristics:
Total Transaction Price: $2.5 million
Production (1) 88 bbls (100% oil & NGLs)
Total Proved Developed Producing (PDP) NPV10 $2.9 million
Total Proved + Probable (TPP) NPV10 $3.4 million
Total Proved Developed Producing Reserves (2) 169.4 mboe
Total Proved plus Probable Reserves (TPP)(2) 207.9 mboe
The Acquisition has an effective date of March 1, 2022 and is expected to close in early March 2022, subject to customary conditions and regulatory and Exchange approvals. The aggregate amount of the concurrent Financing is anticipated to be approximately $3.5 million.
This press release is not an offer of the Common Shares for sale in the United States. The Common Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. The Common Shares will not be publicly offered in the United States. The Common Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or any state securities laws.
For further information:
Cameron MacDonald, President & CEO
Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp.
About Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp.
Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp. is a junior oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Alberta.
Forward-looking Information and Statements
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Oil and Gas Advisories
Meaning of Boe
The term “boe” or barrels of oil equivalent may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil equivalent (6 Mcf: 1 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. Additionally, given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil, as compared to natural gas, is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1; utilizing a conversion ratio of 6:1 may be misleading as an indication of value.
The estimates of reserves and future net revenue for individual properties may not reflect the same confidence level as estimates of reserves and future net revenue for all properties, due to the effects of aggregation.
The Company utilizes certain measurements that do not have a standardized meaning or definition as prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and therefore may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures by other entities, including but not limited to operating netback, cash flow and working capital. Readers are referred to advisories and further discussion on non-GAAP measurements contained in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents. Operating netback is a non‐GAAP measure calculated as the average per boe of the Company’s oil and gas sales, less royalties and operating costs.
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