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Trilogy Energy Corp. Announces Financial and Operating Results for the Three Months-Ended March 31, 2013

Apr 30 2013 12:00AM

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Trilogy Energy Corp. (TSX: TET) ("Trilogy") is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the three months-ended March 31, 2013.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

-- Reported sales volumes for the first quarter of 2013 averaged 36,119 Boe/d compared to 35,014 Boe/d for the previous quarter and 31,012 Boe/d for the same period in 2012, representing a 3 percent and 16 percent increase, respectively, in production.-- Oil sales volumes in the quarter were 11,543 Bbl/d, an increase of 7 percent quarter-over-quarter (44 percent year over year).-- Oil and natural gas liquids sales volumes represented 46 percent of total sales volumes in the quarter.-- Net capital expenditures totaled $169 million as compared to $77 million for the prior quarter and $180.4 million for the first quarter of 2012.-- In total 35 (25.8 net) wells were drilled in the quarter, including 15 Montney oil wells and 2 Duvernay oil/condensate wells, as compared to 17 (10.5 net) wells drilled in the prior quarter and 31 (23.9 net) for the first quarter of 2012.-- Funds flow from operations (1) remained consistent at $80.3 million as compared to $80.5 million for the previous quarter.-- Dividends declared to Shareholders totaled $12.3 million or 15 percent of cash flow from operating activities (prior quarter - 16 percent).-- Subsequent to the quarter, Trilogy and its lenders executed an amended and restated revolving credit facility agreement, increasing lender commitments by $40 million (total $650 million) and extending the maturity date to April 30, 2016.



(1) Refer to Non-GAAP measures in this release and MD&A

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS TABLE(In thousand Canadian dollars except per share amounts and where stated otherwise) Three Months Ended March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 Change %----------------------------------------------------------------------------FINANCIALPetroleum and natural gas sales 142,671 135,221 6Funds flow From operations(1) 80,290 80,529 - Per share - diluted 0.67 0.67 -Earnings Earnings (loss) before tax 14,343 3,474 313 Per share - diluted 0.12 0.03 300 Earnings (loss) after tax 9,644 1,682 473 Per share - diluted 0.08 0.01 706Dividends declared 12,287 12,255 - Per share 0.105 0.105 -Capital expenditures Exploration, development, land, and facility 169,456 76,544 121 Acquisitions (dispositions) and other - net 182 495 (63)Net capital expenditures 169,638 77,039 120Total assets 1,516,855 1,395,111 9Net debt(1) 741,826 636,785 16Shareholders' equity 490,900 486,399 1Total shares outstanding (thousands) - As at end of period (2) 117,000 116,674 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------OPERATINGProduction Natural gas (MMcf/d) 117 118 (1) Oil (Bbl/d) 11,543 10,780 7 Natural gas liquids (Boe/d) 5,072 4,555 11 Total production (Boe/d @ 6:1) 36,119 35,014 3----------------------------------------------------------------------------Average prices before financial instruments Natural gas ($/Mcf) 3.48 3.39 3 Crude Oil ($/Bbl) 80.54 78.96 2 Natural gas liquids ($/Boe) 48.96 47.85 2---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Average realized price 43.89 41.98 5Drilling activity (gross) Gas 5 5 - Oil 30 12 150 Total wells 35 17 106(1) Funds flow from operations and net debt are non-GAAP terms. Please refer to the advisory on Non-GAAP measures below.(2) Excluding shares held in trust for the benefit of Trilogy's officers and employees under the Company's Share Incentive Plan. Includes Common Shares and Non-voting Shares. Refer to the notes to the interim consolidated financial statements for additional information.



OUTLOOK

Trilogy reaffirms its annual guidance for 2013 as follows:

Average production 40,000 - 42,000 Boe/d (45% oil and NGLs)Average operating cost $8.00/BoeCapital expenditures $350 million



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A copy of Trilogy's March 31, 2013 quarterly report to Shareholders, including Management's Discussion and Analysis and unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes can be obtained at http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/430tet.pdf. This report will also be made available at a later date through Trilogy's website at www.trilogyenergy.com and SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ABOUT TRILOGY

Trilogy is a growing petroleum and natural gas-focused Canadian energy corporation that actively develops, produces and sells natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. Trilogy's geographically concentrated assets are primarily low-risk, high working interest properties that provide abundant infill drilling opportunities and good access to infrastructure and processing facilities, many of which are operated and controlled by Trilogy. Trilogy's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TET".

NON-GAAP MEASURES

Certain measures used in this document, including "funds flow from operations", "operating income", "net debt", "finding and development costs", "operating netback" and "recycle ratio" collectively the "Non-GAAP measures" do not have any standardized meaning as prescribed by IFRS and previous GAAP and, therefore, are considered Non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are commonly used in the oil and gas industry and by Trilogy to provide shareholders and potential investors with additional information regarding the Company's liquidity and its ability to generate funds to finance its operations. However, given their lack of standardized meaning, such measurements are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.

"Funds flow from operations" refers to the cash flow from operating activities before net changes in operating working capital. The most directly comparable measure to "funds flow from operations" calculated in accordance with IFRS is the cash flow from operating activities. "Funds flow from operations" can be reconciled to cash f low from operating activities by adding (deducting) the net change in operating working capital as shown in the consolidated statements of cash flows.

"Operating income" is equal to petroleum and natural gas sales before financial instruments and bad debt expenses minus royalties, operating costs, and transportation costs. "Operating netback" refers to Operating income plus realized financial instrument gains and losses and other income minus actual decommissioning and restoration costs incurred. "Net debt" is calculated as current liabilities minus current assets plus long-term debt. The components described for "operating income", "operating netback" and "net debt" can be derived directly from Trilogy's consolidated financial statements.

"Finding and development costs" refers to all current year net capital expenditures, excluding property acquisitions and dispositions with associated reserves, and including changes in future development capital on a proved and proved plus probable basis. "Finding and development costs per Barrel of oil equivalent" ("F&D $/Boe") is calculated by dividing finding and development costs by the current year's reserve extensions, discoveries and revisions on a proved or proved plus probable reserve basis.

"Recycle ratio" is equal to "Operating netback" on a production barrel of oil equivalent for the year divided by "F&D $/Boe" (computed on a proved or proved plus probable reserve basis as applicable).

Investors are cautioned that the Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or construed as alternatives to their most directly comparable measure calculated in accordance with IFRS, as set forth above, or other measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain information included in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements or information typically contain statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", "budget" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking statements or information in this news release pertain to, without limitation: expected average production volumes and the relative content of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids therein; and average operating costs; capital expenditures and the relative allocation and timing thereof. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. Such assumptions include: current commodity price forecasts for petroleum, natural gas and natural gas liquids; current reserves estimates; current production forecasts and the relative mix of crude oil, NGLs and natural gas therein; geology applicable to Trilogy's land holdings; the extent and development potential of Trilogy's assets including, without limitation, Trilogy's Kaybob area Montney oil and gas assets, the Duvernay Shale Gas development program and the Dunvegan oil program; continuity of the mutually beneficial NGL recovery agreement with Aux Sable Canada LP and pricing thereunder; assumptions regarding royalties and expenses and the continuity of government incentive programs and their applicability to Trilogy; operating and other costs; expected timelines and budgets being met; budget allocations and capital spending flexibility; access to capital markets and other sources of funding for Trilogy's planned operations and expenditures; estimates of deferred tax amounts, tax assets and tax pools; the ability of Trilogy and its partners to achieve drilling, completion construction and other operational results consistent with our expectations; general business, economic, and market conditions; the ability of Trilogy to obtain equipment, services and supplies in a timely manner to carry out its activities; the ability of Trilogy to market oil and natural gas successfully to current and new customers; the timing and costs of pipeline, storage and facility construction and expansion facility run-times; the ability to secure adequate product processing, transmission and transportation and the timely receipt of required regulatory approvals: among others.

Although Trilogy believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because Trilogy can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by Trilogy and described in the forward-looking statements or information.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: fluctuations of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices, foreign currency, exchange rates and interest rates, volatile economic and business conditions, the ability of management to execute its business plan; the risks of the oil and gas industry, such as operational risks in exploring for, developing and producing crude oil, natural gas and associated by- products and market demand; risks and uncertainties involving geology of oil and gas deposits; risks inherent in Trilogy's marketing operations, including credit risk; the uncertainty of reserves estimates and reserves life; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to future production, NGL yields, costs and expenses; uncertainty in amounts and timing of royalty payments and applicability of and change to royalty regimes and government incentive programs including, without limitation, the Natural Gas Deep Drilling Programs and the Drilling Royalty Credit Program; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the availability of financing; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations and other sources of financing at an acceptable cost to fund Trilogy's exploration, development and construction plans and repay debt; Trilogy's ability to secure adequate product transmission and transportation on a timely basis or at all; Trilogy's ability to enter into or renew leases; health, safety and environmental risks; the ability of Trilogy to add production and reserves through development and exploration activities; weather conditions; the possibility that government policies, regulations or laws, including without limitation those relating to the environment and taxation, may change; imprecision in estimates of product sales, tax pools, tax shelters, tax deductions available to Trilogy, changes to and the interpretation of tax legislation and regulations applicable to Trilogy, and timing and amounts of reversals of temporary differences between assets and liabilities recognized for accounting and tax purpose; the possibility that regulatory approvals may be delayed or withheld; risks associated with existing and potential future lawsuits and regulatory actions against Trilogy; uncertainty regarding aboriginal land claims and co-existing local populations; hiring/maintaining staff; the impact of market competition; and other risks and uncertainties described elsewhere in this document or in Trilogy's other filings with Canadian securities authorities.

The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Trilogy undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Refer to Trilogy's Management's Discussion and Analysis for additional information on forward-looking information.

OIL AND GAS ADVISORY

This news release contains disclosure expressed as "Boe", "Boe/d", "Mcf/d", "MMcf/d", "Bbl" and "Bbl/d". All oil and natural gas equivalency volumes have been derived using the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil. Equivalency measures may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the well head. For Q1 2013, the ratio between Trilogy's average realized oil price and the average realized natural gas price was approximately 23:1 ("Value Ratio"). The Value Ratio is obtained using the Q1 2013 average realized oil price of $80.54 (CAD$/Bbl) and the Q1 2013 average realized natural gas price of $3.48 (CAD$/mcf). This Value Ratio is significantly different from the energy equivalency ratio of 6:1 and using a 6:1 ratio would be misleading as an indication of value.



Contacts:
Trilogy Energy Corp.
J.H.T. (Jim) Riddell
Chief Executive Officer

Trilogy Energy Corp.
J.B. (John) Williams
President and Chief Operating Officer

Trilogy Energy Corp.
M.G. (Michael) Kohut
Chief Financial Officer

Trilogy Energy Corp.
1400 - 332 - 6th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0B2
(403) 290-2900
(403) 263-8915 (FAX)
www.trilogyenergy.com





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