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Yangarra Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

August 18, 2014

ENP Newswire - 18 August 2014

Release date- 14082014 - Yangarra Resources Ltd. (TSX: YGR) announces its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

Second Quarter Highlights

Production for the quarter was 2,606 boe/d (51% oil and NGL's), a 32% increase from the same period in 2013. The production was negatively impacted by turn-around season at various third party facilities in Central Alberta. A total of 60,000 boe (650 boe/d for the quarter) of production, representing almost $3 million of cash flow, was shut in while the various facilities were under repair.

Oil and gas sales including royalty income were $14.1 million with funds flow from operations of $8.2 million ($0.15 per share - basic). This was an 82% and 26% increase from the same period in 2013 respectively with the spread in funds flow from operations between the two periods primarily a result of the monthly settlement of commodity contracts.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depletion & depreciation, amortization and changes in the fair value of commodity contracts ('EBITDA') was $8.6 million, compared with $6.8 million in the same period of 2013.

Operating costs were $6.92 per boe and transportation costs were $1.88 per boe, an increase of 7% and 46%, respectively, from the same period in 2013. Operating netback of $38.23 per boe, a 5% decrease from the $40.30 per boe reported in the same period of 2013. Field net backs (operating netback excluding commodity contracts) were $47.04 an increase of 31% from the same period in 2013.

G&A costs of $1.36 per boe, which is a 31% decrease from the second quarter of 2013. Royalties were 7% of oil and gas revenue (6% when the commodity contracts are excluded). Total capital expenditures were $19.4 million.

The Company successfully drilled or participated in 9 gross (4.8 net) wells during the second quarter of 2014 and the Company expects to drill a total of 6 gross (5.5 net) wells in the third quarter.

As at June 30, 2014, the Company had current bank debt and working capital deficit, excluding fair value of commodity contracts and non-cash flow-through share premium obligations, of $41.0 million compared to $44.6 million at December 31, 2013.

The annualized second quarter debt to cash flow ratio was 1.3: 1.

Graduated from the TSX Venture Exchange to the Toronto Stock Exchange on June 27, 2014.

Completed a 3 to 1 Share Consolidation on May 30, 2014.

Operations Update


During the first half of 2014 the Company drilled 4.0 gross (4.0 net) wells in South Willesden Green; however, third party facility constraints only allowed full production from these wells as of June 1, 2014 upon commissioning of additional compression.

The wells were drilled with 1 mile laterals, 18 stage open hole completions using slick water frack's and 540 tonnes of sand per well with resin coated sand tailed into each stage to reduce crushing. Average cost per well to drill and complete was $2.7 million and the average IP-30 for the four wells was 195 boe/d (65% Oil and NGL's).

The internal type curve IP-30 is 190 boe/d (75% Oil and NGL's). No further Cardium wells are planned in this area by the Company this year. In South Ferrier, Yangarra continued its strategy of drilling where it has gas processing capacity (100% owned Cow Lake 16-2-38-8W5 facility) by drilling 3.0 gross (2.2 net) wells during the second quarter.

Costs were slightly higher than normal at $3.5 million for drill and complete as the wells were drilled over breakup (approximately $200,000 incremental costs per well). On the third well the Company performed a 24 stage completion rather than an 18 stage completion and is evaluating the impact of the incremental stages.

The average IP-30 for the three wells was 367 boe/d (60% Oil and NGL's). The IP-30 on the internal type curve is 321 boe/d (75% Oil and NGL's). Yangarra's Cow Lake facility transports natural gas to the Keyera Strachan plant for deep cut NGL processing; however the Strachan plant was down for 29 days from May 22 until June 18, 2014. The Company has no further drilling plans until 2015 in this area as the Cow Lake plant is at capacity.

In Central Willesden Green, the Company drilled a total of 4 gross (3.9 net) wells during the first half of 2014, utilizing the normal two well pad strategy. Two of the wells were on-stream at the end of March and two were on-stream in July.

The first pair were completed with 18 stage fracks and the second pair with 24 stage fracks using a zipper approach of alternating stages between the two wells on the pad. Due to screen out, only 12 stages in each of the second pad wells were zipper fracked and the balance of the stages were performed sequentially.

At this point it is too early to determine if the incremental stages or the zipper frack will result in a material improvement to overall well economics. Average cost per well to drill and complete was $2.6 million and the average IP-30 for the four wells was 230 boe/d (85% Oil and NGL's), the internal type curve IP-30 is 190 boe/d (75% Oil and NGL's).

Due to mono-bore drilling, the size of the tubing is limited to 2 3/8 and consequently the size of the bottom hole pump ('BHP') is limited to 150 bbl/d. Fluid levels are still very high on all four wells and as a result the Company expects shallower declines than normal. These wells produce into the Company facility (50% WI) at 2-4-42-7W5 with the liquids rich natural gas then sent to Centrica's deep cut Ferrier plant for NGL recovery.

The Centrica plant was down for a turn-around for one week during May. An additional four wells are planned for this area in 2014 by the Company.

In North Willesden Green, Yangarra participated in 6.0 gross (1.0 net) wells during the first half of 2014 with the wells currently on test and expected to be on-stream shortly. Yangarra plans to drill 4 gross (2.5 net) additional wells in the area in the second half of 2014.

The Company is also participating in the construction of a 50.0 mmcf/d compression facility (5.54 % working interest) which is scheduled to be commissioned in October of 2014. Two of the planned wells will produce into the new facility and two will produce into an existing third party facility.


The Company commenced drilling on a two well pad targeting the Glauconite oil window in the Medicine River area (39-5W5) late in the second quarter of 2014. Drilling was completed on the second well August 4th and completion operations commenced on the two wells August 6th. Upon evaluation of the well production results, two more wells are planned for 2014.

Duvernay Update

Yangarra's strategy is to wait for industry to de-risk the play and to continue the lands to 2020 in the most economical manner possible. The Company will use the $5.0 million of flow through funds that were raised in 2013 to fund the continuation drilling in 2014.

A drilling rig has been contracted by the Company that is currently drilling a Duvernay well nearby for another operator. Two locations are ready to license and long lead materials have been acquired. The Company's first location will be confirmed prior to mobilizing the rig in order to leverage the most recent industry results.

North Block 54 sections (54 net)

Yangarra has conducted an in-depth review of its acreage, using geo-chemical, petro-physical and geo mechanical analyses of offset wells and proprietary reservoir studies. The Company estimates that the Duvernay in the northern block has a net pay ranging from 20 to 24 meters thick, is over-pressured, in the liquids rich window and likely naturally fractured. The Company further estimates that OGIP ('Original Gas in Place') for this block ranges between 40 and 50 Bcf per section together with significant condensate and NGL volumes.

South Block 7 sections (7 net)

The South block has been reviewed by the Company and delineated by several horizontal wells drilled by senior operators immediately adjacent to the Company's acreage. The Company has estimated a net pay of 35 meters, in an over-pressured reservoir and liquids rich fairway. The Company estimates that OGIP ('Original Gas in Place') for this block ranges between 70 and 100 Bcf per section together with significant condensate and NGL volumes.

Guidance Update

The Company expects second half production of 3,900 boe/d and cash flow of $26 million, however due to the turn-arounds in the second quarter the full year production is now forecast to be 3,300 boe/d with cash flow of $47 million.

Future Drilling Inventory and Well Economics

The Company revised its future drilling inventory in the Cardium and Glauconite to account for recent property acquisitions.


James Evaskevich

President & CEO

Yangarra Resources Ltd.

Tel: 403-262-9558

Forward looking information

Certain information regarding Yangarra set forth in this news release, including management's assessment of future plans, operations and operational results may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities law and necessarily involve risks associated with oil and gas exploration, production, marketing and transportation such as loss of market, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserves estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources.

As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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