Doxa Energy Ltd. Announces Improved 2012 Financial Results and Increase In Reserves
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Doxa Energy Ltd. ("Doxa"
or the "Company") today released the Company's NI 51-101 Statement of Reserves
Data and Other Oil & Gas Information along with the audited consolidated
financial statements and related Management Discussion and Analysis for the year
ended December 31, 2012. The audited consolidated financial statements have been
prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. All
documents are available at www.sedar.com.
Full Year 2012 Highlights
Net Income of $294,832, or $0.01 per share on increased
revenues of $2,153,519, as compared with a net loss of $3,675,558, or
$(0.12) per share in 2011, on revenues of $1,313,123. Earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") for the year were
$1,469,614 compared to $(2,706,821) in 2011.
Net production for the year was 58.4 MBOE, a two-fold
increase over the 2011 total of 22.7 MBOE.
Increased proved reserves to 486.4 MBOE at December 31,
2012, more than double the previous year-end total of 234.2 MBOE.
Increased PV-10 value of proved reserves by 54% over
prior year, before tax, to $10,959 million, as compared with $7.107 million
at the end of fiscal year 2011.
As of December 31, 2012 Doxa owned interests in 22 wells in
production with 8 additional wells in various stages of drilling and completion.
The producing wells include 4 conventional wells completed in the Wilcox
formation, and 18 producers within the Mississippian Lime Play of northern
Oklahoma, or Eagle Ford Shale trend of south Texas.
The Company also reports as of year-end 2012 it owned interests in 17,686 gross
undeveloped acres of leasehold, being 3,480 net acres, as compared with 25,708
gross and 4,993 net at December 31, 2011.
Overall, Doxa management expects to participate in a total of 27 gross wells
during 2013. The plan includes 3 conventional wells targeting the Frio and
Wilcox formations on the Texas Gulf Coast and 24 horizontal wells within the
Mississippian Lime Play of northern Oklahoma.
John D. Harvison, President and CEO, commented today that:
"During 2012 we established significant momentum for the Company, which is
continuing in 2013. In 2012 we were able to double our production and reserve
growth over the same period a year ago. We have continued to de-risk our net
acreage position in the Mississippian Lime Play which we believe will provide
years of potential growth for Doxa, and ultimately deliver attractive financial
returns for our shareholders."
Financial Summary -- Full Year 2012
For the year ended December 31, 2012 the Company experienced a net income of
$294,832 as compared to a net loss of $(3,675,558) in 2011. The earnings per
share was $0.01 as compared to loss per share of $(0.12) in 2011. EBITDA for the
year were $1,469,614 compared to a loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortization of $(2,706,821) in 2011. During the period the Company realized a
gain on the sale of various undeveloped properties, as well as a recovery of
impairment of property and equipment, which are incorporated in the financial
The Company had gross revenue from oil and gas production from twenty-two wells
during the year of $2,153,519, as compared with $1,313,123 from six wells in
Lease operating expenses for the year were $319,980 as compared to $194,175 in
2011. The increase in operating expenses is due to the increase in number of
wells from six to twenty-two.
The Company had exploration expense of $309,656 during the year ended 2012. The
exploration expenses result from the related investments in drilling two dry
holes on the Sarco Creek 3-D project during the first quarter of 2013. During
the prior year period the Company incurred $1,004,229 in exploration expense
resulting from the drilling of four dry exploration wells on four different
Production and Reserves - Year-End 2012
The Company's December 31, 2012 reserves were evaluated in accordance with
National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities by
Cawley, Gillespie and Associates, Inc., ("Cawley") Petroleum Consultants of Fort
Worth, Texas. The report prepared by Cawley is dated April 24, 2013 and
effective December 31, 2012.
Proved reserves at December 31, 2012 more than doubled to 486.4 MBOE, over
year-end 2011 proven reserves of 234.2 MBOE. The year-end 2012 proved reserves
consists of 129.3 MBBL of oil and 2,142.3 MMCF of natural gas, as compared with
50.8 MBBL of oil and 1,100.4 MMCF of natural gas in 2011. In addition, Cawley
estimates probable reserves, net to the Company, of 135.1 MBOE, consisting of
57.6 MBBL oil and 465.1 MMCF natural gas, as compared with no comparable
reserves in 2011.
The net present value of Doxa's proved reserves, before tax and using a 10%
discount rate ("PV-10"), increased 54% to $10.959 million, as compared with
$7.107 million at the end of fiscal year 2011.
The Company more than doubled its net production of oil and gas in 2012 to 58.4
MBOE, as compared with 22.7 MBOE for the twelve months ending December 31, 2011.
During 2012 the Company produced 13,230 BBLs of oil and 271,217 MCF of natural
gas, versus 8,151 BBLs of oil and 87,335 MCF of natural gas for the same period
Notable Project Updates
Mississippian Lime Play -- The Company continues to actively participate in
exploratory and development drilling within the Mississippian Lime Play of
northern Oklahoma. Doxa owns undivided interests in 17,347 gross acres of
leasehold (being 3,469 net), primarily situated in Alfalfa, Grant and Kay
Counties, Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2012 the Company had participated in
sixteen gross wells, or 0.48 net, with several additional wells in various
stages of drilling and completion. The Company invested approximately $2 million
in drilling and completing the sixteen producing wells, which at year end were
generating approximately $90,000 in net revenue per month after deduction for
royalty and taxes.
Sarco Creek 3-D Project -- As previously reported, Doxa owns 30% interest in a
proprietary 3-D seismic survey covering more than 35 square miles in Goliad and
Bee Counties, Texas. During 2012 the Company participated in two out of four
planned initial exploratory wells, which were both unsuccessful. Management
expects to commence an additional well in the second quarter 2013, and subject
to favorable results a fourth well in the second half of the year. The primary
objective in the planned drilling is the Frio formation above 5,000'.
Eagle Ford Shale Play -- On February 2, 2012 the Company agreed to sell 10.52%
out of its 20% interest in the proposed Peeler Ranch No. 2-H well to third
parties in an arm's length transaction. Proceeds from the transaction total
$847,497, which funds have been used to fund ongoing operations. Doxa retained
9.48% working interest in the Peeler Ranch No. 2-H well, which was successfully
completed. Also during 2012, Company management announced its intent to divest
of its remaining undeveloped holdings in the Eagle Ford Shale Play in order to
intensify its efforts and resources on the continuing development of its
interest in the Mississippian Lime Play. In this regard, on July 19, 2012 and
August 6, 2012, respectively, the Company closed on the sale of its remaining
13% under the Pfluger undeveloped leasehold and 20% under the Peeler Ranch
undeveloped leasehold, both of which are located in Atascosa County, Texas.
Collectively, the divestiture included Doxa's interest under 2,565 gross acres
(465 net acres) and resulted in sales proceeds net to the Company of $644,293.
Conventional Projects -- Also in 2012, the Company participated in the Koehn Unit
No. 2 well, being the 2nd well drilled on the New Beilau Prospect in Colorado
County, Texas. The Koehn No. 2 well was drilled and successfully completed in
the Wilcox formation in October, 2012. The well is currently producing in
perforations at 9,618-68 feet at a rate of 95 BOPD and 650 MCFD. Doxa
participated for a 12.5% working interest subject to the terms of a governing
Joint Operating Agreement.
About Doxa Energy Ltd.
Doxa Energy Ltd. develops and maintains a portfolio of producing and developing
conventional and unconventional assets, including the Eagle Ford Shale Oil Play
in south Texas, and the Mississippian Lime Play of northern Oklahoma.
In order to meet its current cash obligations Doxa Energy has several financing
(including non-equity financing) opportunities under review. The Company is also
considering additional asset divestment opportunities. These steps would allow
the Company to advance its oil & gas assets more expeditiously through the
remainder of 2013.
John D. Harvison
President, Chief Executive Officer
For further information contact:
Paul McKenzie, Director at 604.662.3692 or visit
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