Unaudited Financial Information
Certain financial and operating results included in this news release such as finding, development and acquisition costs, finding and development costs, recycle ratio, funds from operations, net debt, capital expenditures, assets held for sale, production information and operating costs are based on unaudited estimated results. These estimated results are subject to change upon completion of the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012, and changes could be material. Tourmaline anticipates filing its audited financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2012 on SEDAR on or before March 31, 2013.
Per share reserve information is based on the total common shares outstanding, after accounting for outstanding Company options, at year end 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
This press release includes references to financial measures commonly used in the oil and gas industry such as "funds from operations", "operating netback", "recycle ratio" and "net debt", which do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). Management believes that in addition to net income and cash flow from operating activities, these non-IFRS financial measures are useful supplemental measures in assessing Tourmaline's ability to generate the cash necessary to repay debt or fund future growth through capital investment. Readers are cautioned, however, that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operating activities determined in accordance with IFRS as an indication of Tourmaline's performance. Tourmaline's method of calculating these measures may differ from other companies and accordingly, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies. For these purposes, Tourmaline defines funds from operations as cash provided by operations before changes in non-cash operating working capital, defines operating netback as revenue (excluding processing income) less royalties, transportation costs and operating expenses, defines recycle ratio as estimated 2013 funds from operations per boe divided by 2012 FD&A (including FDC) per boe, and defines net debt as long-term bank debt plus working capital (adjusted for the fair value of financial instruments).
In this press release, production and reserves information may be presented on a "barrel of oil equivalent" or "BOE" basis. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 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. In addition, as the value ratio between natural gas and crude oil based on the current prices of natural gas and crude oil is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.
F&D and FD&A Costs
In addition to F&D, the Company uses FD&A as a measure of the efficiency of its overall capital program including the effect of acquisitions and dispositions.
The aggregate of the exploration and development costs incurred in the most recent financial year and the change during that year in estimated future development costs generally will not reflect total finding and development costs related to reserves additions for that year.
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