Anderson Energy Announces 2012 Third Quarter Results

Anderson Energy Announces 2012 Third Quarter Results 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Anderson Energy Ltd.
("Anderson" or the "Company") (TSX:AXL) is pleased to announce its
operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended
September 30, 2012.  
HIGHLIGHTS 


 
--  Funds from operations in the third quarter of 2012 were $5.7 million.
    Funds from operations for the first nine months of 2012 were $23.9
    million. 
--  Production in the third quarter of 2012 was 5,770 bpd, of which oil and
    NGL production averaged 1,850 bpd. Oil represented 1,274 bpd of total
    production. 
--  Oil and NGL revenue represented 72% of Anderson's total oil and gas
    sales in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 63% in the same period of
    2011. 
--  The operating netback per BOE in the third quarter of 2012 was $20.54
    per BOE compared to $26.10 per BOE in the third quarter of 2011. The
    operating netback was primarily impacted by declining commodity prices,
    partially offset by a reduction in operating costs resulting from the
    Company's prior investments in low operating cost crude oil
    infrastructure which has significantly lowered transportation costs.
    Cardium oil netbacks averaged approximately $43.29 per BOE in the third
    quarter of 2012. 
--  GLJ Petroleum Consultants ("GLJ") have completed an interim reserves
    report of all of the Company's oil and natural gas properties effective
    October 1, 2012 including properties sold by the Company in the fourth
    quarter of 2012. Proved plus probable ("P&P") BOE reserves are 25.3
    MMBOE. 
--  Subsequent to September 30, 2012, the Company has sold or agreed to sell
    approximately 1,560 BOED of production (75% natural gas) for cash
    consideration of $37.5 million subject to normal closing adjustments.
    Approximately one-half of these dispositions have now closed and the
    remainder is scheduled to close before the end of November 2012.  
--  As previously announced, the Company's board of directors (the "Board of
    Directors") is conducting a process to identify, examine and consider a
    range of strategic alternatives with a view to enhancing shareholder
    value. Anderson has engaged BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets
    as financial ad
visors to assist in this process. Since January 1, 2012,
    the Company has sold or has agreed to sell approximately $74 million of
    oil and gas properties subject to normal closing adjustments.  

 
FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS 


 
                            Three months ended           Nine months ended  
                                  September 30                September 30  
(thousands of                                                               
 dollars, unless                             %                           %  
 otherwise stated)      2012       2011 Change       2012      2011 Change  
Oil and gas                                                                 
 sales(i)          $  17,013 $   28,513    (40%)$  62,532 $  85,665    (27%)
Revenue, net of                                                             
 royalties(i)      $  15,284 $   24,970    (39%)$  56,019 $  76,029    (26%)
                                                                            
Funds from                                                                  
 operations        $   5,725 $   12,655    (55%)$  23,947 $  37,467    (36%)
Funds from                                                                  
 operations per                                                             
 share                                                                      
  Basic and                                                                 
   diluted         $    0.03 $     0.07    (57%)$    0.14 $    0.22    (36%)
                                                                            
Earnings (loss)                                                             
 before effect of                                                           
 impairments       $      94 $    6,667    (99%)$  (7,598)$   8,918   (185%)
Earnings (loss)                                                             
 per share before                                                           
 effect of                                                                  
 impairments,                                                               
 basic and diluted $       - $     0.04   (100%)$   (0.04)$    0.05   (180%)
                                                                            
Earnings (loss)    $      94 $    7,472    (99%)$ (22,598)$   9,723   (332%)
Earnings (loss)                                                             
 per share                                                                  
  Basic and                                                                 
   diluted         $       - $     0.04   (100%)$   (0.13)$    0.06   (317%)
                                                                            
Capital                                                                     
 expenditures, net                                                          
 of (proceeds) on                                                           
 dispositions      $ (28,986)$   49,713   (158%)$ (12,110)$ 118,351   (110%)
                                                                            
Bank loans plus cash working capital                                        
 deficiency                                     $  96,991 $ 108,583    (11%)
Convertible                                                                 
 debentures                                     $  86,247 $  84,334      2% 
                                                                            
Shareholders'                                                               
 equity                                         $ 141,751 $ 195,251    (27%)
                                                                            
Average shares outstanding                                                  
 (thousands)                                                                
  Basic              172,550    172,550      -    172,550   172,534      -  
  Diluted            172,550    172,550      -    172,550   173,040      -  
Ending shares outstanding                                                   
 (thousands)                                      172,550   172,550      -  
                                                                            
Average daily                                                               
 sales:                                                                     
  Natural gas                                                               
   (Mcfd)             23,519     30,038    (22%)   25,799    31,972    (19%)
  Oil (bpd)            1,274      1,709    (25%)    1,632     1,615      1% 
  NGL (bpd)              576        636     (9%)      676       667      1% 
  Barrels of oil                                                            
   equivalent                                                               
   (BOED)              5,770      7,351    (22%)    6,607     7,610    (13%)
Average prices:                                                             
  Natural gas                                                               
   ($/Mcf)         $    2.24 $     3.85    (42%)$    1.98 $    3.74    (47%)
  Oil ($/bbl)      $   80.44 $    89.05   
 (10%)$   84.03 $   91.59     (8%)
  NGL ($/bbl)      $   51.59 $    66.07    (22%)$   58.06 $   68.76    (16%)
  Barrels of oil                                                            
   equivalent                                                               
   ($/BOE)(i)      $   32.05 $    42.16    (24%)$   34.54 $   41.23    (16%)
Realized gain                                                               
 (loss) on                                                                  
 derivative                                                                 
 contracts ($/BOE) $    3.16 $     1.29    145% $    1.77 $   (0.17)  1141% 
Royalties ($/BOE)  $    3.26 $     5.24    (38%)$    3.60 $    4.64    (22%)
Operating costs                                                             
 ($/BOE)           $   11.28 $    11.22      1% $   10.62 $   11.30     (6%)
Transportation                                                              
 costs ($/BOE)     $    0.13 $     0.89    (85%)$    0.25 $    0.63    (60%)
Operating netback                                                           
 ($/BOE)           $   20.54 $    26.10    (21%)$   21.84 $   24.49    (11%)
                                                                            
Wells drilled                                                               
 (gross)                   -         21   (100%)        3        41    (93%)

 
(i) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas
sales, but excludes realized and unrealized gains and losses on
derivative contracts. 
FINANCIAL RESULTS  
Capital expenditures before dispositions were $1.7 million in the
third quarter of 2012, and proceeds on disposition were $30.7 million
in the third quarter of 2012. This compares to capital expenditures
of $55.9 million before dispositions and proceeds on dispositions of
$6.2 million in the third quarter of 2011.   
Anderson's funds from operations were $5.7 million in the third
quarter of 2012 compared to $12.7 million in the third quarter of
2011. Oil and gas sales were lower in the third quarter of 2012 as
compared to the third quarter of 2011 due to a 42% decrease in gas
prices, a 22% decrease in NGL prices, a 10% decrease in oil prices,
and a 22% decrease in production related to property dispositions,
natural declines in oil and gas production and lower capital
spending.  
During the third quarter of 2012, oil and NGL sales represented 72%
of Anderson's total oil and gas sales compared to 63% in the third
quarter of 2011. The Company has 500 bpd of fixed price oil swaps for
October 2012 and 1,000 bpd of fixed price oil swaps for November and
December 2012.   
The Company's operating netback was $20.54 per BOE in the third
quarter of 2012 compared to $26.10 per BOE in the third quarter of
2011. Anderson's netback for its Cardium horizontal properties in the
third quarter of 2012 was approximately $43.29 per BOE (exclusive of
hedging).  


 
                           Average                                          
                          wellhead    Average                               
                           natural    oil and          Operating Funds from 
                         gas price  NGL price Revenue    netback operations 
                            ($/Mcf)    ($/bbl) ($/BOE)    ($/BOE)    ($/BOE)
2010                          3.96      63.24   31.31      17.44      13.22 
2011                          3.60      86.53   42.13      25.89      19.40 
First quarter of 2012         2.01      82.90   38.28      23.62      16.12 
Second quarter of 2012        1.72      73.15   32.70      21.04      12.25 
Third quarter of 2012         2.24      71.46   32.05      20.54      10.78 
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The Company recorded earnings of $0.1 million in the third quarter of
2012 primarily due to the gain recognized on asset dispositions.  
Subsequent to September 30, 2012, Anderson sold or has agreed to sell
oil and gas properties for cash consideration of approximately $37.5
million subject to normal closing adjustments. Approximately one-half
of the dispositions closed at the end of October 2012 with the
remainder to close before the end of November 2012. The Company's
bank lines will step down to $70 million after the closing of the
dispositions. Pro forma the dispositions, outstanding bank loans
would be $51.4 million at September 30, 2012.  
COMMODITY PRICES  
The Company's average crude oil and natural gas liquids sales prices
in the third quarter of 2012 were $80.44 and $51.59 per barrel
respectively compared to $89.05 and $66.07 per barrel in the third
quarter of 2011. Light, sweet oil differentials between Cushing,
Oklahoma and Edmonton, Alberta were an average $7.21 per bbl U.S.
discount in the third quarter of 2012, $10.25 per bbl U.S. discount
in the second quarter of 2012, $10.53 per bbl U.S. discount in the
first quarter of 2012, compared to an average $1.46 per bbl U.S.
premium as recently as the fourth quarter of 2011. In the fourth
quarter of 2012, light sweet, oil differentials are expected to be
comparable on average to the third quarter of 2012; however, they
will remain volatile in the future depending on supply,
transportation alternatives and refining demand.   
The Company's average natural gas sales price was $2.24 per Mcf in
the third quarter of 2012 compared to $3.85 per Mcf in the third
quarter of 2011. The AECO average daily spot natural gas price in
April 2012 of $1.58 per GJ reached lows not seen in western Canada
since 1996. The AECO average daily spot natural gas price has since
increased to an average of $2.94 per GJ in October 2012.  
The Company's average NGL price was $51.59 per barrel in the third
quarter of 2012 as compared to $66.07 in the third quarter of 2011.
Average propane and butane prices were significantly lower in the
third quarter of 2012 as compared to the third quarter of 2011. NGL
prices received as a ratio of oil prices have decreased since 2011.
NGL prices as a percentage of oil prices received were 64% in the
third quarter of 2012 compared to 74% in the third quarter of 2011.  
COMMODITY HEDGING CONTRACTS 
Crude Oil. As part of its price management strategy, the Company has
fixed price swap contracts based on the NYMEX crude oil price in
Canadian dollars. Subsequent to September 30, 2012, Anderson settled
500 bpd of these hedges for the last two months of the year and
realized a gain of $0.4 million which will be reflected in the
financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. As of November 12,
2012, the average volumes and prices for the remaining contracts are
summarized below: 


 
                                               Weighted   Weighted average
                                         average volume       WTI Canadian
Period                                            (bpd)            ($/bbl)
October 2012                                      1,500            $103.87
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November to December 2012                         1,000            $104.30
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By comparison, WTI Canadian averaged $91.70 per bbl in the third
quarter and $88.36 per bbl in October 2012.   
During the third quarter
 of 2012, the Company realized a gain of $0.1
million on its physical sales contracts to sell 7,000 GJs per day of
natural gas for August and September 2012 at an average AECO price of
$2.45 per GJ, which is included in oil and gas sales.   
The Company has entered into hedging contracts to protect its balance
sheet and will continue to evaluate the merits of additional
commodity hedging as part of a price management strategy.   
PRODUCTION  
Production in the third quarter of 2012 was 5,770 BOED (68% natural
gas). Properties disposed of in the third and fourth quarters of 2012
contributed approximately 1,700 BOED (75% natural gas) of production
to the third quarter of 2012. Oil and natural gas liquids production
averaged 1,850 bpd. Overall production was lower in the third quarter
of 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011 due to natural
declines in natural gas properties, the shut-in of higher operating
expense natural gas properties and property dispositions. The Company
has a relatively low and continuously flattening base production
decline rate of approximately 20% per year. This oil and gas
production is relatively free of co-produced water which further
attests to the quality and stability of this production stream which
originates from tight, layered oil and gas reservoirs.  
In response to the lowest natural gas prices of the last 16 years,
the Company has approximately 700 Mcfd of natural gas production with
high operating costs shut-in. The Company is monitoring natural gas
prices to determine when these wells could be returned to production.
In addition, the Company has 3.1 MMcfd of proved developed
non-producing gas that could be brought on-stream at various price
points. 
HORIZONTAL OIL PROSPECT INVENTORY  
The Company's drilled and drill ready tight oil inventory suited to
horizontal exploitation is outlined below: 


 
Cardium Prospect Area                                        Gross   Net (i)
Garrington                                                     114        84
Willesden Green                                                 78        57
Ferrier                                                         23        15
Pembina                                                         31        15
                                                        --------------------
Total Cardium inventory                                        246       171
Horizontal prospect inventory in other zones                    87        46
                                                        --------------------
Total Cardium and other zone horizontal inventory              333       217
Oil wells drilled to November 12, 2012                          73        54
                                                        --------------------
Remaining Cardium and other zone inventory, November 12,                    
 2012                                                          260       163
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(i) Net is net revenue interest  
Anderson has completed all of its Cardium facility construction
projects. Future wells drilled from the Cardium and much of the other
zone inventory outlined above could be simply connected to the new
Company-owned infrastructure.   
FACILITIES UPDATE  
The upgrade of the Garrington battery at 15-34-035-03 W5 to
accommodate trucked in oil from both owned and third party sources is
now complete. The Company receives processing fee income at this
facility which offsets a portion of the operating costs of the
facility. This 100% owned facility is strategic in mitigating
pipeline interruptions in other Cardium oil fields by trucking to
this facility which is connected to the Rangeland pipeline system.   
RESERVES  
GLJ, an independent reserves evaluator, has completed an interim
reserves report of all of the Company's oil and natural gas
properties effective October 1, 2012, prepared in accordance with
procedures and standards contained in the Canadian Oil and Gas
Evaluation ("COGE") Handbook. This reserves report was completed for
the Company's bank syndicate and includes properties sold in the
fourth quarter of 2012. This is not a year end reserves report. GLJ
will update this report for fourth quarter activities with an
appropriate January 2013 price forecast for year end reserves
reporting. The reserves definitions used in preparing the interim
report are those contained in the COGE Handbook and the Canadian
Securities Administrators National Instrument 51-101. As of October
1, 2012, the Company has 14.5 MMBOE total proved (32% oil and NGL)
and 25.3 MMBOE proved plus probable (35% oil and NGL) reserves. The
price forecast used in the evaluation is shown in Management's
Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine months ended September
30, 2012.   
PROPERTY DISPOSITIONS   
Since September 30, 2012, Anderson has sold or agreed to sell
approximately 1,560 BOED of production (75% natural gas) for cash
consideration of $37.5 million subject to normal closing adjustments.
Since January 1, 2012, the Company has sold or agreed to sell
interests in 17 properties for total consideration of $74 million
(subject to normal course closing adjustments). Total production sold
or agreed to be sold was approximately 2,292 BOED (71% natural gas)
and includes 54 BOED of dry gas swapped in exchange for additional
interests in Cardium drillable lands at Garrington. Anderson has sold
almost its entire position in W4M, exited the outside operated coal
bed methane business and remains focused exclusively on its W5M
assets. Anderson has retained its position in both the large, well
established Cardium light oil play and the emerging Second White
Specs light oil play.   
STRATEGY AND OUTLOOK  
Subject to the outcome of the strategic alternatives process
described below, the Company continues to focus on converting its
core central Alberta asset base to be more than 50% oil and NGL
production. Since the first quarter of 2012, the Company has been
focused on the divestiture of primarily non-strategic gas-weighted
properties to help achieve this goal, as well as to reduce bank debt.
The level of capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2012 will
be commensurate with corporate cash flow projections, the extent of
property dispositions and available bank lines. The Company has
resumed drilling in the fourth quarter with one well drilled to date
since September 30, 2012.  
Anderson is encouraged that natural gas pricing has recently
strengthened in response to a reduction in North American gas
directed drilling activity, as well as a warmer than normal summer in
the United States resulting in higher electrical generation demand.
Normal winter temperatures in 2012/2013 could help to strengthen
natural gas pricing, however, this could be offset by an increase in
industry drilling activity. Oil prices continue to fluctuate
according to the level of the geopolitical premium on top of
fundamental supply and demand considerations. The Company benefits
from being almost fully hedged for crude oil for the balance of 2012.
As part of the Company's risk management policy, both oil and gas
hedging opportunities are continuously evaluated.  
The Company previously filed a Form 15 with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC") to temporarily suspend the Company's
SEC reporting obligations, and now intends to file a Form 15F with
the SEC to terminate those obligations. The Company continues to be
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  
STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES   
As previously announced, the Board of Directors is conducting a
process to identify, examine and consider a range of strategic
alternatives available to the Company with a view to enhancing
shareholder value. The strategic alternatives considered may include,
but are not limited to, a sale of all or a material portion of the
assets of Anderson, either in one transaction or in a series of
transactions, the outright sale of the Company, or a merger o
r other
strategic transaction involving Anderson and a third party. The Board
of Directors believes that the Company's shares trade at a
significant discount to the value of the underlying assets,
especially given its high quality oil production base, prospective
horizontal oil drilling inventory and significant tax pools. The
Board of Directors has established a special committee comprised of
independent directors of the Company to oversee this process and has
retained BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets as its financial
advisors to assist the Special Committee and the Board of Directors
with the process. The process was not initiated as a result of any
particular offer.  
Since January 1, 2012, the Company has sold or has agreed to sell
approximately $74 million of oil and gas properties. It is Anderson's
current intention to not disclose developments with respect to its
strategic alternatives process unless and until the Board of
Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determines
that disclosure is necessary in accordance with applicable law. The
Company cautions that there are no assurances or guarantees that the
process will result in a transaction or, if a transaction is
undertaken, the terms or timing of such a transaction. The Company
has not set a definitive schedule to complete its evaluation. 
CORPORATE OFFICE MOVE  
The Company is moving its corporate office effective November 26,
2012 to 2200, 333 - 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2Z1. 
Brian H. Dau, President & Chief Executive Officer  
November 13, 2012 
Management's Discussion and Analysis  
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND 2011 
The following management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") is dated
November 12, 2012 and should be read in conjunction with the
unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements of
Anderson Energy Ltd. ("Anderson" or the "Company") for the three and
nine months ended September 30, 2012 and the audited consolidated
financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of
Anderson for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.   
Included in the discussion and analysis are references to terms
commonly used in the oil and gas industry such as funds from
operations, finding, development and acquisition ("FD&A") costs,
operating netback and barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE"). Funds from
operations as used in this report represent cash from operating
activities before changes in non-cash working capital and
decommissioning expenditures. See "Review of Financial Results -
Funds from Operations" for details of this calculation. Funds from
operations represent both an indicator of the Company's performance
and a funding source for on-going operations. FD&A costs measure the
cost of reserves additions and are an indicator of the efficiency of
capital expended in the period. Operating netback is calculated as
oil and gas sales plus realized gains/losses on derivative contracts
less royalties, operating expenses and transportation expenses and is
a measure of the profitability of operations before administrative,
financing, depletion and depreciation expenses. Production volumes
and reserves are commonly expressed on a BOE basis whereby natural
gas volumes are converted at the ratio of six thousand cubic feet to
one barrel of oil. Although the intention is to sum oil and natural
gas measurement units into one basis for improved analysis of results
and comparisons with other industry participants, BOE's 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 recent years, the value ratio based
on the price of crude oil as compared to natural gas has been
significantly higher than the energy equivalency of 6:1 and utilizing
a conversion of natural gas volumes on a 6:1 basis may be misleading
as an indication of value. These terms are not defined by
International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and therefore
are referred to as non-GAAP measures.  
All references to dollar values are to Canadian dollars unless
otherwise stated. Production volumes are measured upon sale unless
otherwise noted. Definitions of the abbreviations used in this
discussion and analysis are located on the last page of this
document.  
REVIEW OF FINANCIAL RESULTS 
Overview. Anderson has made significant improvements to its statement
of financial position during 2012. Proceeds from the disposition of
properties have been used to pay down bank loans, reduce the working
capital deficiency and fund a modest level of capital spending.
However, the dispositions have contributed to lower production
volumes and related cash flows from operations. The natural declines
of oil and gas production, shut-ins of uneconomic gas production,
lower capital spending during 2012 and comparatively lower commodity
prices have also impacted operating and financial results for the
three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same
periods ended in 2011.  
Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency decreased from $132.7
million since December 31, 2011 to $97.0 million at September 30,
2012. As previously disclosed, Anderson has entered into agreements
to sell additional properties for cash consideration of $37.5 million
(subject to normal course closing adjustments). Approximately
one-half of these dispositions have now closed and the remainder is
scheduled to close before the end of November 2012, at which point
the Company's bank lines will step down to $70 million from $98
million at September 30, 2012. Pro forma the close of these
transactions, outstanding bank loans at September 30, 2012 would be
$51.4 million (bank loans and working capital deficiency - $59.5
million.)  
Funds from operations of $5.7 million for the third quarter of 2012
were 55% lower than the third quarter of 2011 as a result of the
substantial drop in natural gas prices (42% decrease), declines in
oil prices (10% decrease) and overall lower production volumes (22%
decrease). Funds from operations for the third quarter of 2012 were
$1.9 million lower than the second quarter of 2012 primarily due to
reduced production volumes (15% decrease).  
The Company did not drill any new wells in the third quarter.  
Revenue and Production. During the nine months ended September 30,
2012, Anderson sold interests in 13 properties for total
consideration of $36.9 million. Total production sold was
approximately 678 BOED (59% natural gas), and is considered by the
Company to be non-strategic. The Company has swapped an additional 54
BOED of dry gas in exchange for additional interests in Cardium
drillable lands at Garrington. During the third quarter of 2012,
Anderson sold approximately 428 BOED (51% natural gas) for cash
consideration of $30.7 million.   
Subsequent to September 30, 2012, Anderson has sold or agreed to sell
an additional 1,560 BOED of production (75% natural gas) for cash
consideration of $37.5 million (subject to normal closing
adjustments). Since January 1, 2012, the Company has sold or agreed
to sell interests in 17 properties for total consideration of $74
million (subject to normal course closing adjustments). Total
production sold or agreed to be sold was approximately 2,292 BOED
(71% natural gas) and includes 54 BOED of dry gas swapped in exchange
for additional interests in Cardium drillable lands at Garrington.   
Oil and natural gas liquids, which have higher sales prices and
operating netbacks than natural gas, continue to take a larger role
in the Company's sales mix. Oil and natural gas liquids represented
72% of oil and gas sales in the third quarter of 2012, down from 79%
in the second quarter of 2012 and up 9% from the third quarter of
2011. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, oil and natural
gas liquids represented 77% of oil and gas sales compared to 62% in
the comparab
le period in 2011.  
Oil production for the third quarter of 2012 averaged 1,274 bpd
compared to 1,669 bpd in the second quarter of 2012 and 1,709 bpd for
the third quarter of 2011. The decrease in volumes from the second
quarter of 2012 is due to property dispositions in the quarter and
natural production declines as no new wells have been drilled since
the first quarter of 2012. For the first nine months of 2012, oil
sales averaged 1,632 bpd compared to 1,615 bpd in the comparable
period of 2011. The higher oil production in 2012 compared to 2011 is
the result of Anderson's focus on Cardium oil development.  
The Company suspended its shallow gas drilling program after the
first quarter of 2010 because of low natural gas prices. Accordingly,
natural production declines have not been replaced, resulting in
decreases in gas sales throughout 2011 and 2012. In addition, as a
result of the low prices, Anderson has shut-in approximately 700 Mcfd
of natural gas production with high operating costs and has sold some
non-strategic assets. Gas sales volumes continued to decline in the
third quarter of 2012 to 23.5 MMcfd from 26.4 MMcfd in the second
quarter of 2012. Gas sales volumes for the nine months ended
September 30, 2012 were 25.8 MMcfd compared to 32.0 MMcfd for the
same period of 2011.  
Natural gas liquids sales for the three months ended September 30,
2012 averaged 576 bpd compared to 750 bpd in the second quarter of
2012 and 636 bpd for the third quarter of 2011. For the nine months
ended September 30, 2012, natural gas liquids sales averaged 676 bpd
compared to 667 bpd in the first nine months of 2011.  
The following tables outline oil and natural gas sales, volumes and
average sales prices for the three and nine month periods ended
September 30, 2012 and 2011.  
OIL AND NATURAL GAS SALES 


 
                                     Three months ended    Nine months ended
                                           September 30         September 30
(thousands of dollars)                    2012     2011       2012      2011
Natural gas                             $4,707   $9,834    $13,869   $31,788
Gain on fixed price natural gas                                             
 contracts                                 136      818        136       818
Oil(1)                                   9,432   14,002     37,568    40,377
NGL                                      2,733    3,863     10,754    12,517
Royalty and other                            5       (4)       205       165
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Total oil and gas sales(1)             $17,013  $28,513    $62,532   $85,665
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(1) The three months ended September 30, 2012 excludes the realized gain and
    unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts of $1.7 million and      
    ($2.7) million respectively (September 30, 2011 - $0.9 million and $6.4 
    million respectively). The nine months ended September 30, 2012 excludes
    the realized gain (loss) and unrealized gain on derivative contracts of 
    $3.2 million and $0.3 million respectively (September 30, 2011 - ($0.4) 
    million and $11.2 million respectively).                                
                                                                            
PRODUCTION                                                                  
                                                                            
                                      Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                            September 30        September 30
                                          2012      2011      2012      2011
Natural gas (Mcfd)                      23,519    30,038    25,799    31,972
Oil (bpd)                                1,274     1,709     1,632     1,615
NGL (bpd)                                  576       636       676       667
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Total (BOED)                             5,770     7,351     6,607     7,610
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PRICES                                                                      
                                                                            
                                      Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                            September 30        September 30
                                          2012      2011      2012      2011
Natural gas ($/Mcf)                      $2.24     $3.85     $1.98     $3.74
Oil ($/bbl)(1)                           80.44     89.05     84.03     91.59
NGL ($/bbl)                              51.59     66.07     58.06     68.76
                                    ----------------------------------------
Total ($/BOE)(1)(2)                     $32.05    $42.16    $34.54    $41.23
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(1) Excludes realized and unrealized gains and losses on derivative         
    contracts.                                                              
(2) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas sales.    

 
World and North American benchmark prices for oil remain volatile and
as described below, the Company has entered into certain derivative
contracts to partially hedge oil prices. Differentials between WTI
oil prices and prices received in Alberta are affected by factors
including refining demand and pipeline capacity. Light, sweet oil
differentials between Cushing, Oklahoma and Edmonton, Alberta were an
average $7.21 per bbl U.S. discount in the third quarter of 2012,
$10.25 per bbl U.S. in the second quarter of 2012 and $10.53 per bbl
U.S. discount in the first quarter of 2012, compared to an average
$1.46 per bbl U.S. premium as recently as the fourth quarter of 2011.
In the fourth quarter of 2012, light sweet, oil differentials are
expected to be comparable on average to the third quarter of 2012 and
may remain volatile in the future depending on supply, transportation
alternatives and refining demand.   
Natural gas prices were low throughout 2011. Market conditions,
including high supply and low demand due to a warm winter in North
America, resulted in another step change reduction in natural gas
prices during the first six months of 2012. However, the increased
demand for natural gas for electrical power generation during the hot
summer throughout North America has contributed to some recent price
gains.  
For the three months ended September 30, 2012, the above noted oil
prices do not include a realized gain on derivative contracts of $1.7
million (September 30, 2011 - $0.9 million). The realized oil price
including the realized gains was $94.76 per barrel for the third
quarter of 2012 compared to $94.58 per barrel for the third quarter
of 2011. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the above
noted oil prices do not include a realized gain on derivative
contracts of $3.2 million (September 30, 2011 - $0.4 million loss).
The realized oil price including realized gains (losses) was $91.18
per barrel for the first nine months of 2012 compared to $90.79 per
barrel for the first nine months of 2011.  
The Company's average natural gas sales price was $2.24 per Mcf for
the three months ended September 30, 2012, 30% higher than the second
quarter of 2012 price of $1.72 per Mcf and 42% lower than the third
quarter of 2011 price of $3.85 per Mcf. For the nine months ended
September 30, 2012, the Company's average natural gas sales price was
$1.98 per Mcf compared to $3.74 per Mcf for the first nine months of
2011. The natural gas price in the third quarter of 2012 includes a
gain of $0.1 million on the Company's fixed price natural gas
contracts, compare
d to a gain of $0.8 million in the third quarter of
2011. The third quarter gas price before the gain was an average of
$2.18 per Mcf compared to $3.56 per Mcf in the third quarter of 2011 
Commodity Contracts. At September 30, 2012, the following derivative
contracts were outstanding and recorded at estimated fair value: 


 
                                               Weighted    Weighted average 
                                         average volume        WTI Canadian 
Period                                             (bpd)             ($/bbl)
October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012              1,500              103.87 
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In October 2012, 500 bpd of derivative contracts for the months of
November and December 2012 were settled for a gain of $0.4 million
which will be reflected in the financial results for the fourth
quarter of 2012.  
By comparison, WTI Canadian averaged $103.04 per bbl in the first
quarter of 2012, $94.29 per bbl in the second quarter of 2012, $91.70
per bbl in the third quarter and $88.36 per bbl in October 2012.  
Derivative contracts had the following impact on the consolidated
statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the three and
nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011: 


 
                                    Three months ended    Nine months ended 
                                          September 30         September 30 
(thousands of dollars)                2012        2011       2012      2011 
Realized gain (loss) on                                                     
 derivative contracts            $   1,680  $      871 $    3,198 $    (353)
Unrealized gain (loss) on                                                   
 derivative contracts               (2,656)      6,350        347    11,166 
                                 ------------------------------------------ 
                                 $    (976) $    7,221 $    3,545 $  10,813 
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Fixed Price Contracts. The Company entered into physical contracts to
sell 7,000 GJs per day of natural gas for August and September 2012
at an average AECO price of $2.45 per GJ. The Company realized a gain
on fixed price natural gas contracts of $0.1 million for the three
and nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to a gain of
$0.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. 
Royalties. For the third quarter of 2012, the average royalty rate
was 10.2% of oil and gas sales compared to 10.0% in the second
quarter of 2012 and 12.4% in the third quarter of 2011. For the first
nine months of 2012, the average royalty rate was 10.4% of revenue
compared to 11.2% in the first nine months of 2011. Royalty rates
quarter over quarter have declined slightly as a result of lower
commodity prices. 
Royalties as a percentage of total oil and gas sales are highly
sensitive to prices and adjustments to gas cost allowance and so
royalty rates can fluctuate from quarter to quarter. 


 
                                  Three months ended     Nine months ended  
                                        September 30          September 30  
                                     2012       2011       2012       2011  
Gross Crown royalties                 7.0%      10.3%       8.3%       9.6% 
Gas cost allowance                   (2.5%)     (5.5%)     (3.9%)     (5.3%)
Other royalties                       5.7%       7.6%       6.0%       6.9% 
                                --------------------------------------------
Total royalties                      10.2%      12.4%      10.4%      11.2% 
Royalties ($/BOE)               $    3.26  $    5.24  $    3.60  $    4.64  
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Operating Expenses. Operating expenses were $11.28 per BOE for the
three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $10.06 per BOE in
the second quarter of 2012 and $11.22 per BOE in the third quarter of
2011. Operating expenses were $10.62 per BOE for the nine months
ended September 30, 2012 compared to $11.30 per BOE in same period in
2011. The decrease in operating expenses for the nine months ended
September 30, 2012 relative to the comparable periods in 2011 is due
to the completion of infrastructure built for new wells drilled
throughout 2011 and early 2012, resulting in more efficient
operations and lower costs. The impact of the lower costs from this
infrastructure was partially offset during the third quarter of 2012
with the sale of assets and related processing revenues that were
netted from operating expenses. 
Transportation Expenses.  For the three months ended September 30,
2012, transportation expenses were $0.13 per BOE compared $0.89 per
BOE in the third quarter of 2011. For the nine months ended September
30, 2012, transportation expenses were $0.25 per BOE compared to
$0.63 per BOE for the same period in 2011. The decrease in
transportation expenses in 2012 relative to 2011 is due to the direct
tie-in of the Garrington battery to a newly constructed lateral
pipeline in late October 2011, thereby replacing clean oil trucking
charges with a pipeline tariff, which is netted from the Company's
oil sales price.  
OPERATING NETBACK  


 
                               Three months ended       Nine months ended   
                                     September 30            September 30   
(thousands of dollars)            2012       2011        2012        2011   
Revenue (1)                   $ 17,013   $ 28,513   $  62,532   $  85,665   
Realized gain (loss) on                                                     
 derivative contracts            1,680        871       3,198        (353)  
Royalties                       (1,729)    (3,543)     (6,513)     (9,636)  
Operating expenses              (5,985)    (7,590)    (19,223)    (23,473)  
Transportation expenses            (69)      (602)       (459)     (1,304)  
                              -------------------------------------------   
Operating netback             $ 10,910   $ 17,649   $  39,535   $  50,899   
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Sales (MBOE)                     530.9      676.3     1,810.4     2,077.6   
Per BOE                                                                     
  Revenue (1)                 $  32.05   $  42.16   $   34.54   $   41.23   
  Realized gain (loss) on                                                   
   derivative contracts           3.16       1.29        1.77       (0.17)  
  Royalties                      (3.26)     (5.24)      (3.60)      (4.64)  
  Operating expenses            (11.28)    (11.22)     (10.62)     (11.30)  
  Transportation expenses        (0.13)     (0.89)      (0.25)      (0.63)  
                              -------------------------------------------   
  Operating netback per BOE   $  20.54   $  26.10   $   21.84   $   24.49   
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(1) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas sales. The
    three months ended September 30, 2012 excludes the unrealized gain      
    (loss) on derivative contracts of ($2.7) million (September 30, 2011 -  
    $6.4 million). The nine months ended September 30, 2012 excludes the    
    unrealized gain on derivative contracts of $0.3 million (September 30,  
    2011 - $11.2 million).                                                  

 
Depletion and Depreciation. Depletion and depreciation was $10.1
million ($19.01 per BOE) for the third quarter of 2012 compared to
$12.3 million ($19.77 per BOE) in the second quarter of 2012 and
$12.3 million ($18.16 per BOE) in the third quarter of 2011.
Depletion and depreciation expense for the third quarter of 2012 is
lower compared to the same period of 201
1 due to lower overall
production volumes, whereas the depletion and depreciation rate per
BOE is higher in 2012 due to the higher capital costs associated with
the 2011 and 2012 capital programs.  
Impairment Loss (Reversal). In the third quarter of 2012, an
impairment test was performed on the Company's CGU's and management
concluded that no impairment existed at September 30, 2012.  
In the second quarter of 2012, declines in forecasted natural gas
commodity prices and the ongoing strategic alternatives process were
indicators of impairment for certain CGUs. Forecasted natural gas
commodity prices at June 30, 2012 declined between eight and 18 per
cent when compared to December 31, 2011. Accordingly, the Company
tested its gas-weighted CGUs for impairment and determined that the
aggregate carrying value of these CGUs was $20 million higher than
the recoverable amount and impairments were recorded.  
At September 30, 2011, there were significant changes in the future
commodity price forecasts used by the Company's independent qualified
reserves evaluators when compared to December 31, 2010. The Company
considered the downward price adjustments on natural gas to be an
indicator of impairment for the Company's Shallow Gas and Non-Core
CGUs. Similarly, the Company considered the upward price adjustments
on natural gas liquids to be an indicator of impairment reversal for
its Deep Gas CGU as a result of this CGU having a significant amount
of natural gas liquids. All of the Company's oil and gas reserves
were evaluated and reported on by independent qualified reserves
evaluators at October 1, 2011. Based on this assessment, the Company
determined that $9.7 million of previous impairments were reversed
from its Deep Gas CGU and its Shallow Gas and Non-Core CGUs were
impaired by $3.2 million and $5.4 million respectively. 
General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative
expenses excluding stock-based compensation were $2.1 million ($3.88
per BOE) for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $2.4 million
($3.94 per BOE) in the second quarter of 2012 and $2.6 million ($3.81
per BOE) for the third quarter of 2011. For the nine months ended
September 30, 2012, general and administrative expenses excluding
stock-based compensation were $6.7 million ($3.68 per BOE) compared
to $7.2 million ($3.48 per BOE) for the same period in 2011. The
decrease in cash general and administrative expenses is the result of
lower employee compensation associated with reduced staff and
decreased audit and tax fees as the comparative period in 2011 had
higher fees associated with the adoption of IFRS. In the fourth
quarter of 2012, the Company laid off some of its staff. One time
severance costs of approximately $0.5 million will be recorded in the
fourth quarter. Beginning in December 2012, office rent is expected
to decrease by $0.1 million per month as a result of the corporate
office move. 


 
                                     Three months ended   Nine months ended 
                                           September 30        September 30 
(thousands of dollars)                   2012      2011      2012      2011 
General and administrative (gross)  $   3,152 $   3,747 $  10,110 $  11,440 
Overhead recoveries                      (265)     (502)     (973)   (1,312)
Capitalized                              (825)     (671)   (2,484)   (2,895)
                                     -------------------------------------- 
General and administrative (cash)   $   2,062 $   2,574 $   6,653 $   7,233 
Net stock-based compensation              143       239       573       730 
                                     -------------------------------------- 
General and administrative          $   2,205 $   2,813 $   7,226 $   7,963 
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General and administrative (cash)                                           
 ($/BOE)                            $    3.88 $    3.81 $    3.68 $    3.48 
% Capitalized                             26%       18%       25%       25% 
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Capitalized general and administrative costs are limited to salaries
and associated office rent of staff involved in capital activities.  
Stock-based Compensation. The Company accounts for stock-based
compensation plans using the fair value method of accounting.
Stock-based compensation costs were $0.2 million in the third quarter
of 2012 ($0.1 million net of amounts capitalized) compared to $0.4
million for the third quarter of 2011 ($0.2 million net of amounts
capitalized). For the nine months ended September 30, 2012,
stock-based compensation costs were $0.9 million ($0.6 million net of
amounts capitalized) compared to $1.2 million ($0.7 million net of
amounts capitalized) in the same period of 2011. 
Finance Expenses. Finance expenses were $3.9 million in the third
quarter of 2012, compared to $3.8 million for the second quarter of
2012 and $3.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. For the nine
months ended September 30, 2012, finance expenses were $11.3 million
compared to $8.5 million in the same period of 2011. While the
average effective interest rate on outstanding bank loans was 4.5%
for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to 5.7% for the
comparable period in 2011, the Company had higher levels of bank
loans outstanding during 2012, leading to the higher finance
expenses. 


 
                                   Three months ended     Nine months ended 
                                         September 30          September 30 
(thousands of dollars)                2012       2011       2012       2011 
Interest and accretion on                                                   
 convertible debentures         $    2,269 $    2,233 $    6,765 $    4,831 
Interest expense on credit                                                  
 facilities and other                1,352        670      3,645      2,394 
Accretion on decommissioning                                                
 obligations                           242        439        879      1,295 
                                 ------------------------------------------ 
Finance expenses                $    3,863 $    3,342 $   11,289 $    8,520 
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Decommissioning Obligations. In the third quarter of 2012, the
Company disposed of $6.1 million in decommissioning obligations
related to property dispositions, and increased the decommissioning
obligations by $2.6 million primarily relating to changes in
estimates. Accretion expense was $0.2 million for the third quarter
of 2012 compared to $0.4 million in the third quarter of 2011 and was
included in finance expenses. For the nine months ended September 30,
2012, the Company disposed of $11.1 million in decommissioning
obligations related to property dispositions, and increased the
decommissioning obligations by $3.6 million primarily relating to
changes in estimates.  
The risk-free discount rates used by the Company to measure the
obligations at September 30, 2012 were between 1.0% and 2.5%
depending on the timelines to reclamation compared to 0.9% and 3.1%
at December 31, 2011.  
Income Taxes. Anderson is not currently taxable. The Company
estimates that it has approximately $461 million in tax pools at
September 30, 2012.  
Funds from Operations. Funds from operations for the third quarter of
2012 were $5.7 million ($0.03 per share), down 25% from the $7.6
million ($0.04 per share) recorded in the second quarter of 2012 and
down 55% from the $12.7 million ($0.07 per share) recorded in the
third quarter of 2011. The decrease in funds from operations in the
third quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2012 was
largely due to 15% lower production volumes associated with property
dispositions and natural production declines. Funds from operations
for the nine months ended September 30,
 2012 decreased compared to
2011 for due to lower commodity prices for natural gas (47%), oil
(8%) and NGL's (16%) in the nine months ended September 30, 2012
versus the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Production declines
in natural gas of 19% in the nine months ended September 30, 2012
compared to September 30, 2011 due to natural production declines
also contributed to lower funds from operations in 2012. 


 
                                    Three months ended    Nine months ended 
                                          September 30         September 30 
(thousands of dollars)                 2012       2011       2012      2011 
Cash from operating activities    $   5,845 $   11,893 $   22,863 $  37,847 
Changes in non-cash working                                                 
 capital                               (147)       701        692      (483)
Decommissioning expenditures             27         61        392       103 
                                   ---------------------------------------- 
Funds from operations             $   5,725 $   12,655 $   23,947 $  37,467 
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Earnings. The Company reported earnings of $0.1 million in the third
quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $16.8 million for the second
quarter of 2012 and earnings of $7.5 million for the third quarter of
2011. In the third quarter of 2012, earnings were impacted by gains
recognized on the Company asset dispositions.  
The Company's funds from operations and earnings are highly sensitive
to changes in factors that are beyond its control. An estimate of the
Company's sensitivities to changes in commodity prices, exchange
rates and interest rates is summarized below:  
SENSITIVITIES 


 
                                         Annual                             
                                       Funds from              Annual       
                                       Operations             Earnings      
                                   Millions  Per Share   Millions  Per Share
$0.50/Mcf in price of natural                                               
 gas                             $      4.7 $     0.03 $      3.5 $     0.02
U.S. $5.00/bbl in the WTI crude                                             
 price                           $      3.3 $     0.02 $      2.5 $     0.01
U.S. $0.01 in the U.S./Cdn                                                  
 exchange rate                   $      1.0 $     0.01 $      0.7 $     0.00
1% in short-term interest rate   $      0.6 $     0.00 $      0.4 $     0.00
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This sensitivity analysis was calculated by applying different
pricing, interest rate and exchange rate assumptions to the 2011
actual results related to production, prices, royalty rates,
operating costs and capital spending. As the contribution of oil
production continues to increase as a percentage of total production,
the impact of oil prices will be more significant and the impact of
natural gas prices will be less significant to funds from operations
and earnings than is shown in the table above.  
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES  
Capital expenditures before dispositions were $1.7 million in the
third quarter of 2012, and proceeds on disposition were $30.7 million
in the third quarter of 2012. The breakdown of expenditures is shown
below: 


 
                                   Three months ended    Nine months ended  
                                          September 30         September 30 
(thousands of dollars)                2012       2011       2012       2011 
Land, geological and geophysical                                            
 costs                          $       50  $     201  $     410  $   3,967 
Proceeds on disposition            (30,710)    (6,203)   (36,909)   (11,570)
Drilling, completion and                                                    
 recompletion                          262     43,700     14,350     95,260 
Drilling incentive credits               -       (262)         -       (400)
Facilities and well equipment          457     11,436      7,584     28,001 
Capitalized general and                                                     
 administrative expenses               825        671      2,484      2,895 
                                 ------------------------------------------ 
Total finding, development &                                                
 acquisition expenditures          (29,116)    49,543    (12,081)   118,153 
Change in compressor and other                                              
 inventory and equipment               131        128        (54)       128 
Office equipment and furniture          (1)        42         25         70 
                                 ------------------------------------------ 
Total net cash capital                                                      
 expenditures                      (28,986)    49,713  $ (12,110) $ 118,351 
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Drilling statistics are shown below: 


 
                              Three months ended       Nine months ended    
                                 September 30             September 30      
                               2012         2011        2012        2011    
                            Gross   Net Gross   Net Gross   Net Gross   Net 
Gas                             -     -     -     -     -     -     -     - 
Oil                             -     -    21  18.0     3   2.5    41  34.2 
Dry                             -     -     -     -     -     -     -     - 
                           -------------------------------------------------
Total                           -     -    21  18.0     3   2.5    41  34.2 
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Success rate (%)                -     -   100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%
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Subsequent to September 30, 2012, Anderson entered into agreements to
sell or closed the sale of approximately 1,560 BOED of production
(75% natural gas) for cash consideration of $37.5 million (subject to
normal course closing adjustments). Approximately one-half of these
dispositions have now closed and the remainder is scheduled to close
before the end of November 2012.   
RESERVES  
GLJ Petroleum Consultants ("GLJ"), an independent reserves evaluator,
has completed an interim reserves report of all of the Company's oil
& natural gas properties effective October 1, 2012, prepared in
accordance with procedures and standards contained in the Canadian
Oil and Gas Evaluation ("COGE") Handbook. This reserves report was
completed for the Company's bank syndicate and includes properties
sold in the fourth quarter of 2012. This is not a year end reserves
report. GLJ will update this report for fourth quarter activities
with an appropriate January 2013 price forecast for year end reserves
reporting. The reserves definitions used in preparing the interim
report are those contained in the COGE Handbook and the Canadian
Securities Administrators National Instrument 51-101. As of October
1, 2012, the Company has 14.5 MMBOE total proved ("TP") and 25.3
MMBOE total proved plus probable ("P&P") reserves.   
Oil and NGL reserves represent 32% of TP and 35% of the P&P reserves
as compared to 29% and 31% respectively at December 31, 2011.   
SUMMARY OF PRICING AND INFLATION RATE ASSUMPTIONS 
As at October 1, 2012  
GLJ Forecast Prices and Costs 


 
                                         Oil                  Natural Gas   
                                               Light, Sweet                 
                               WTI Cushing   Crude Edmonton   AECO Gas Price
Year                             ($US/bbl)       ($Cdn/bbl)       ($Cdn/Mcf)
2012 Q4                       
       92.50            90.50             2.92
2013                                 92.50            92.35             3.44
2014                                 95.00            95.92             3.90
2015                                 97.50            98.47             4.36
2016                                100.00           101.02             4.82
2017                                100.00           101.02             5.05
2018                                101.35           102.40             5.43
2019                                103.38           104.47             5.54
2020                                105.45           106.58             5.65
2021                                107.56           108.73             5.76
Thereafter 2%                                                               
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                              Edmonton Liquids Prices                       
                                                Pentanes            Exchange
                             Propane    Butane      Plus Inflation      rate
Year                      ($Cdn/bbl)($Cdn/bbl)($Cdn/bbl)    Rate % (US$/Cdn)
2012 Q4                        27.15     70.59     99.55       2.0      1.00
2013                           46.17     72.03     98.81       2.0      0.98
2014                           57.55     74.82     99.76       2.0      0.98
2015                           59.08     76.81    102.41       2.0      0.98
2016                           60.61     78.80    105.06       2.0      0.98
2017                           60.61     78.80    105.06       2.0      0.98
2018                           61.44     79.87    106.49       2.0      0.98
2019                           62.68     81.49    108.65       2.0      0.98
2020                           63.95     83.13    110.84       2.0      0.98
2021                           65.24     84.81    113.08       2.0      0.98
Thereafter 2%                                                               
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SHARE INFORMATION  
The Company's shares have been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
since September 7, 2005 under the symbol "AXL". As of November 12,
2012, there were 172.5 million common shares outstanding, 15.2
million stock options outstanding and $50.0 million principal amount
of convertible debentures which are convertible into common shares at
a conversion price of $1.55 per common share and $46.0 million
principal amount of convertible debentures which are convertible into
common shares at a conversion price of $1.70 per common share.
Approximately 0.6 million stock options are scheduled to expire by
the end of November 2012. During the third quarter of 2012 and 2011,
there were no common shares issued under the employee stock option
plan. 


 
                              Three months ended           Nine months ended
                                    September 30                September 30
                              2012          2011          2012          2011
High                 $        0.35 $        0.87 $        0.68 $        1.36
Low                  $        0.21 $        0.42 $        0.21 $        0.42
Close                $        0.23 $        0.43 $        0.23 $        0.43
Volume                   8,042,349    23,739,995    32,883,171   108,708,081
Shares outstanding                                                          
 at September 30       172,549,701   172,549,701   172,549,701   172,549,701
Market                                                                      
 capitalization at                                                          
 September 30        $  39,686,431 $  74,196,371 $  39,686,431 $  74,196,371
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The statistics above include trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange
only. Shares also trade on alternative platforms like Alpha, Chi-X,
Pure and Omega. During the three months and nine months ended
September 30, 2012 approximately 4.8 million and 15.3 million common
shares traded on these alternative exchanges respectively. Including
these exchanges, an average of 0.2 million common shares traded per
day in the third quarter of 2012 (September 30, 2011 - 0.6 million),
representing a quarterly turnover ratio of 7% (September 30, 2011 -
20%).   
The Company previously filed a Form 15 with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC") to temporarily suspend the Company's
SEC reporting obligations, and now intends to file a Form 15F with
the SEC to terminate those obligations. The Company continues to be
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES  
At September 30, 2012, the Company had outstanding bank loans of
$88.9 million, convertible debentures of $96.0 million (principal)
and a cash working capital deficiency (excluding unrealized gain on
derivative contracts) of $8.1 million. The working capital deficiency
includes $1.5 million of interest on convertible debentures which is
paid semi-annually, with the next payment due at the end of December
2012. The following table shows the changes in bank loans plus cash
working capital deficiency:  


 
                                 Three months ended       Nine months ended 
                                       September 30            September 30 
(thousands of dollars)             2012        2011        2012        2011 
Bank loans plus cash working                                                
 capital deficiency,                                                        
 beginning of period         $ (131,675) $  (71,464) $ (132,656) $  (71,507)
Funds from operations             5,725      12,655      23,947      37,467 
Net cash capital                                                            
 (expenditures) proceeds         28,986     (49,713)     12,110    (118,351)
Proceeds from issue of                                                      
 convertible debentures, net                                                
 of issue costs                       -           -           -      43,860 
Proceeds from exercise of                                                   
 stock options                        -           -           -          51 
Decommissioning expenditures        (27)        (61)       (392)       (103)
                              --------------------------------------------- 
Bank loans plus cash working                                                
 capital deficiency, end of                                                 
 period                      $  (96,991) $ (108,583) $  (96,991) $ (108,583)
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Successful future operations of the Company are dependent on the
ability of the Company to secure sufficient funds through operations,
the proceeds from the disposition of non-strategic assets or other
sources from the strategic alternatives process. Short-term capital
is required to finance accounts receivable and other similar
short-term assets while the acquisition and development of oil and
natural gas properties requires larger amounts of long-term capital.
The Company is funding its 2012 capital program from a combination of
cash flow and the proceeds from the sale of non-strategic assets. The
Company has actively pursued the sale of its non-strategic assets.
The extent of the capital program in the fourth quarter will be
dependent on the property disposition program, oil and natural gas
prices and available credit facilities.  
Subsequent to September 30, 2012, Anderson sold or agreed to sell oil
and gas properties for cash consideration of $37.5 million, subject
to normal course closing adjustments. Pro forma the dispositions,
bank loans would be $51.4 million and bank loan plus working capital
deficiency would be $59.5 million at September 30, 2012.  
At September 30, 2012
, the Company had total credit facilities of $98
million, consisting of an $88 million revolving term credit facility
and a $10 million working capital credit facility with a syndicate of
Canadian banks. Upon completion of the previously disclosed
disposition transactions that are scheduled to close by the end of
November 2012, the Company's bank lines will step down to $70
million. If not extended, the revolving term credit facility and
working capital credit facility cease to revolve and all outstanding
advances become repayable on July 10, 2013. Advances can be drawn in
either Canadian or U.S. funds and bear interest at the bank's prime
lending rate, bankers' acceptance or LIBOR loan rates plus applicable
margins. These margins vary from 3% to 4% depending on the borrowing
option used. At September 30, 2012, no amounts were drawn in U.S.
funds.   
The available lending limits of the facilities are scheduled to be
reviewed on or before December 15, 2012 and are based on the bank
syndicate's interpretations of the Company's reserves and future
commodity prices. There can be no assurance that the amount of the
available facilities or the applicable margins will not be adjusted
as a result of future dispositions, changes in reserve values, future
commodity prices or at the next scheduled review. 
OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS  
The Company had no guarantees or off balance sheet arrangements other
than as described below under "Contractual Obligations".   
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS  
The Company enters into various contractual obligations in the course
of conducting its operations. The obligations noted below are updates
as at September 30, 2012 to the obligations disclosed in the
management's discussion and analysis of Anderson for the years ended
December 31, 2011 and 2010 and should be read in conjunction with
that document: 


 
--  Loan agreements - The reserves-based revolving term credit facility and
    working capital credit facility have a maturity date of July 10, 2013.
    If not renewed, all outstanding advances thereunder become repayable on
    July 10, 2013.  
--  Firm service transportation commitments - The Company has entered into
    firm service transportation agreements for approximately 15 million
    cubic feet per day of gas sales for various terms expiring between 2012
    and 2020.  
--  Cardium Horizontal Well Program (Oil) - The Company has farm-in
    obligations to drill four gross (3.9 net capital) horizontal wells in
    the Cardium geological formation prior to the end of 2012. One agreement
    has a $100,000 non-performance fee clause should the Company fail to
    drill the well. Another agreement pertains to two wells; there is a
    $35,000 non-performance fee should the Company fail to drill both wells,
    and if only one well is drilled, the Company would also forfeit fifty
    per cent of the interest in the first well drilled under the agreement;
    in a second agreement pertaining to one of these wells, there is also a
    $25,000 non-performance fee should the Company fail to drill the well.
    In a third agreement, there is a $200,000 non-performance fee should the
    Company fail to drill the well. One gross (1 net capital) well has been
    drilled subsequent to September 30, 2012. 
--  New head office lease - Subsequent to September 30, 2012, the Company
    entered into an agreement to lease office space at a rate of
    approximately $560,000 per year starting December 1, 2012 and ending
    June 30, 2014. 

 
There are no material changes to other commitments and contingencies
from those disclosed in the Company's annual Management's Discussion
and Analysis for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.  
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES  
The Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and the Chief Financial Officer
("CFO") have designed, or caused to be designed under their
supervision, disclosure controls and procedures ("DC&P") and internal
controls over financial reporting ("ICOFR") as defined in National
Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuer's Annual and
Interim Filings in order to provide reasonable assurance regarding
the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of the
financial statements for external purposes in accordance with IFRS.  
The DC&P have been designed to provide reasonable assurance that
material information relating to the Company is made known to the CEO
and CFO by others and that information required to be disclosed by
the Company in its annual filings, interim filings or other reports
filed or submitted by the Company under securities legislation is
recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods
specified in securities legislation. The Company's CEO and CFO have
concluded, based on their evaluation as of the end of the period
covered by the interim filings, that the Company's disclosure
controls and procedures are effective to provide reasonable assurance
that material information related to the issuer is made known to them
by others within the Company.  
The CEO and CFO are required to cause the Company to disclose any
change in the Company's ICOFR that occurred during the most recent
interim period that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely
to materially affect, the Company's ICOFR. No changes in ICOFR were
identified during such period that have materially affected or are
reasonably likely to materially affect the Company's ICOFR.  
It should be noted a control system, including the Company's DC&P and
ICOFR, no matter how well conceived or operated, can provide only
reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objective of the control
system will be met and it should not be expected that DC&P and ICOFR
will prevent all errors or fraud.  
BUSINESS RISKS  
Oil and gas exploration and production is capital intensive and
involves a number of business risks including, without limitation,
the uncertainty of finding new reserves, the instability of commodity
prices, weather and various operational risks. Commodity prices are
influenced by local and worldwide supply and demand, OPEC actions,
ongoing global economic concerns, the U.S. dollar exchange rate,
transportation costs, political stability and seasonal and weather
related changes to demand. The price of natural gas has weakened due
to increasing U.S. gas production driven primarily by the U.S. shale
gas plays. The large amount of gas in storage combined with strong
U.S. gas production and financial market fears has continued to
suppress the price of natural gas. Oil prices continue to remain
volatile as they are a geopolitical commodity, affected by concerns
about economic markets in the U.S. and Europe and continued
instability in oil producing countries. Differentials between WTI oil
prices and prices received in Alberta have widened and also remain
volatile. The industry is subject to extensive governmental
regulation with respect to the environment. Operational risks include
well performance, uncertainties inherent in estimating reserves,
timing of/ability to obtain drilling licences and other regulatory
approvals, ability to obtain equipment, expiration of licences and
leases, competition from other producers, sufficiency of insurance,
ability to manage growth, reliance on key personnel, third party
credit risk and appropriateness of accounting estimates. These risks
are described in more detail in the Company's most recent Annual
Information Form filed with Canadian securities regulatory
authorities on SEDAR.  
The Company anticipates making substantial capital expenditures for
the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and
natural gas reserves in the future. As the Company's revenues may
decline as a result of decreased commodity pricing, it may be
required to reduce capital expenditures. In addition, uncertain
levels of near term industry activity, coupled with the present
global economic concerns, exposes the Company to additional access to
capital risk. There can be no assurance that deb
t or equity
financing, or funds generated by operations will be available or
sufficient to meet these requirements or for other corporate purposes
or, if debt or equity financing is available, that it will be on
terms acceptable to the Company. The inability of the Company to
access sufficient capital for its operations could have a material
adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition,
results of operations and prospects.  
Anderson manages these risks by employing competent professional
staff, following sound operating practices and using capital
prudently. The Company generates its exploration prospects internally
and performs extensive geological, geophysical, engineering, and
environmental analysis before committing to the drilling of new
prospects. Anderson seeks out and employs new technologies where
possible. With the Company's extensive drilling inventory and advance
planning, the Company believes it can manage the slower pace of
regulatory approvals and the requirements for extensive landowner
consultation.  
The Company has a formal emergency response plan which details the
procedures employees and contractors will follow in the event of an
operational emergency. The emergency response plan is designed to
respond to emergencies in an organized and timely manner so that the
safety of employees, contractors, residents in the vicinity of field
operations, the general public and the environment are protected. A
corporate safety program covers hazard identification and control on
the jobsite, establishes Company policies, rules and work procedures
and outlines training requirements for employees and contract
personnel.  
The Company currently deals with a small number of buyers and sales
contracts, and endeavors to ensure that those buyers are an
appropriate credit risk. The Company continuously evaluates the
merits of entering into fixed price or financial hedge contracts for
price management.  
The oil and natural gas business is subject to regulation and
intervention by governments in such matters as the awarding of
exploration and production interests, the imposition of specific
drilling obligations, environmental protection controls, control over
the development and abandonment of fields (including restrictions on
production) and possibly expropriation or cancellation of contract
rights. As well, governments may regulate or intervene with respect
to prices, taxes, royalties and the exportation of oil and natural
gas. Such regulation may be changed from time to time in response to
economic or political conditions. The implementation of new
regulations or the modification of existing regulations affecting the
oil and natural gas industry could reduce demand for oil and natural
gas, increase the Company's costs or affect its future opportunities. 
The oil and natural gas industry is currently subject to
environmental regulations pursuant to a variety of provincial and
federal legislation. Such legislation provides for restrictions and
prohibitions on the release or emission of various substances
produced in association with certain oil and gas industry operations.
Such legislation may also impose restrictions and prohibitions on
water use or processing in connection with certain oil and gas
operations. In addition, such legislation requires that well and
facility sites be abandoned and reclaimed to the satisfaction of
provincial authorities. Compliance with such legislation can require
significant expenditures and a breach of such requirements may
result, amongst other things in suspension or revocation of necessary
licenses and authorizations, civil liability for pollution damage,
and the imposition of material fines and penalties.  
BUSINESS PROSPECTS   
The Company believes it has an excellent future drilling inventory in
the Cardium horizontal light oil play and is focused on growing its
production and reserves with Cardium horizontal drilling. The Company
has identified an inventory of 333 gross (217 net revenue)
drill-ready Cardium and other horizontal zone oil locations, of which
73 gross (54 net revenue) have been drilled to November 12, 2012.
Historically, the Company has added to its land position and drilling
inventory through a combination of acquisitions, property swaps and
farm-ins, and continues to implement new technologies to control and
reduce its costs in this project.   
STRATEGY  
Subject to the outcome of the strategic alternatives process
described below, the Company continues to focus on converting its
asset base to be more than 50% oil and NGL production.  
Anderson has a substantial Cardium drilling inventory and with the
completion of infrastructure projects in the last year, newly drilled
Cardium horizontal wells can be easily connected to these gathering
systems.  
In response to low natural gas prices, the Company has approximately
700 Mcfd of natural gas production with high operating costs shut-in.
In a higher price environment, these natural gas wells could easily
be returned to production.  In addition, the Company has 3.1 MMcfd of
proved developed non-producing gas that could be brought on-stream at
various price points. 
Commodity prices are volatile and Anderson continues to look at
hedging opportunities to help protect its capital program and its
shareholders from volatile markets.   
STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES   
As previously announced, in response to the lack of market
recognition of the inherent value in the Company's asset base, the
Company's board of directors (the "Board of Directors") is conducting
a process to identify, examine and consider a range of strategic
alternatives with a view to enhancing shareholder value. The
strategic alternatives considered may include, but are not limited
to, a sale of all or a material portion of the assets of Anderson,
either in one transaction or in a series of transactions, the
outright sale of the Company, or a merger or other strategic
transaction involving Anderson and a third party. The Board of
Directors believes that the Company's shares trade at a significant
discount to the value of the underlying assets, especially given its
high quality Cardium oil production base, prospective Cardium
horizontal oil drilling inventory and significant tax pools. The
Board of Directors has established a special committee comprised of
independent directors of the Company to oversee this process and has
retained financial advisors to assist the Special Committee and the
Board of Directors with the process. This process has not been
initiated as a result of any particular offer.  
Since January 1, 2012, Anderson has sold or agreed to sell interests
in 17 properties for total consideration of approximately $74 million
(subject to normal closing adjustments). Total production sold or
agreed to be sold was 2,292 BOED (71% natural gas), including 54 BOED
of dry gas swapped in exchange for additional interests in Cardium
drillable lands at Garrington, and is considered by the Company to be
non-strategic. Anderson has sold almost its entire position in W4M,
exited the outside operated coal bed methane business and remains
focused exclusively on its W5M assets. The Company has additional
non-strategic assets which it is currently marketing to improve its
financial flexibility and to focus its resources on its core oil
assets.   
It is Anderson's current intention to not disclose developments with
respect to its strategic alternatives process unless and until the
Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise
determines that disclosure is necessary in accordance with applicable
law. The Company cautions that there are no assurances or guarantees
that the process will result in a transaction or, if a transaction is
undertaken, the terms or timing of such a transaction. The Company
has not set a definitive schedule to complete its evaluation.  
On April 1, 2012, the Company implemented a retention plan for its
employees as part of this process, which was updated in October 2012
in conjunct
ion with the lay-off of some of its staff.  
QUARTERLY INFORMATION  
The following table provides financial and operating results for the
last eight quarters. Commodity prices remain volatile, affecting
funds from operations and earnings throughout those quarters. In
2010, the Company changed its focus to oil projects in light of the
continued depressed natural gas market, and suspended its shallow gas
drilling program until natural gas prices improve. Revenues, funds
from operations and earnings (loss) over the past year reflect the
benefits from increased sales of crude oil volumes. Since 2010,
earnings have been affected by impairments in the value of property,
plant and equipment related to natural gas reserves values. As
discussed above, revenues and funds from operations in the third
quarter of 2012 were affected by lower natural gas prices, larger
differentials between WTI and Alberta oil prices and lower production
volumes. The disposition of properties has reduced the volumes,
revenues and operating costs during the second and third quarters of
2012.  
SELECTED QUARTERLY INFORMATION 
($ amounts in thousands, except per share amounts and prices) 


 
                                  ------------------------------------------
                                   Q3 2012    Q2 2012    Q1 2012    Q4 2011 
                                  ------------------------------------------
Revenue, net of royalties        $  15,284  $  18,290  $  22,445  $  28,457 
Funds from operations            $   5,725  $   7,606  $  10,616  $  16,997 
Funds from operations per share,                                            
 basic and diluted               $    0.03  $    0.04  $    0.06  $    0.10 
Earnings (loss) before effect of                                            
 impairments                     $      94  $  (1,828) $  (5,864) $  (4,939)
Earnings (loss) per share before                                            
 effect of impairments basic and                                            
 diluted                         $       -  $   (0.01) $   (0.03) $   (0.03)
Earnings (loss)                  $      94  $ (16,828) $  (5,864) $ (32,167)
Earnings (loss) per share, basic                                            
 and diluted                     $       -  $   (0.10) $   (0.03) $   (0.19)
Capital expenditures, including                                             
 acquisitions net of (proceeds)                                             
 on dispositions                 $ (28,986) $   4,786  $  12,090  $  40,924 
Cash from operating activities   $   5,845  $   7,712  $   9,306  $  16,462 
Daily sales                                                                 
  Natural gas (Mcfd)                23,519     26,438     27,463     30,576 
  Oil (bpd)                          1,274      1,669      1,956      2,122 
  NGL (bpd)                            576        750        703        715 
  BOE (BOED)                         5,770      6,825      7,236      7,933 
Average prices                                                              
  Natural gas ($/Mcf)            $    2.24  $    1.72  $    2.01  $    3.20 
  Oil ($/bbl)(2)                 $   80.44  $   81.58  $   88.48  $   96.33 
  NGL ($/bbl)                    $   51.59  $   54.38  $   67.36  $   72.71 
  BOE ($/BOE)(1)(2)              $   32.05  $   32.70  $   38.28  $   44.70 
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                                   Q3 2011    Q2 2011    Q1 2011    Q4 2010 
                                  ------------------------------------------
Revenue, net of royalties        $  24,970  $  27,776  $  23,283  $  21,690 
Funds from operations            $  12,655  $  13,944  $  10,868  $   9,282 
Funds from operations per share,                                            
 basic and diluted               $    0.07  $    0.08  $    0.06  $    0.05 
Earnings (loss) before effect of                                            
 impairments or reversals                                                   
 thereof                         $   6,667  $   5,932  $  (3,681) $  (4,864)
Earnings (loss) per share before                                            
 effect of impairments or                                                   
 reversals thereof, basic and                                               
 diluted                         $    0.04  $    0.03  $   (0.02) $   (0.03)
Earnings (loss)                  $   7,472  $   5,932  $  (3,681) $ (36,545)
Earnings (loss) per share, basic                                            
 and diluted                     $    0.04  $    0.03  $   (0.02) $   (0.21)
Capital expenditures, including                                             
 acquisitions net of proceeds on                                            
 dispositions                    $  49,713  $  26,284  $  42,354  $  26,240 
Cash from operating activities   $  11,893  $  14,953  $  11,001  $  10,488 
Daily sales                                                                 
  Natural gas (Mcfd)                30,038     31,990     33,931     38,479 
  Oil (bpd)                          1,709      1,759      1,372        992 
  NGL (bpd)                            636        667        699        823 
  BOE (BOED)                         7,351      7,758      7,726      8,228 
Average prices                                                              
  Natural gas ($/Mcf)            $    3.85  $    3.79  $    3.58  $    3.48 
  Oil ($/bbl)(2)                 $   89.05  $   99.39  $   84.71  $   77.62 
  NGL ($/bbl)                    $   66.07  $   74.24  $   65.97  $   58.87 
  BOE ($/BOE)(1)(2)              $   42.16  $   44.71  $   36.80  $   31.63 
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(1) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas sales.    
(2) Excludes realized and unrealized gains (losses) on derivative contracts 
    as follows: Q3 2012 - $1.7 million and ($2.7) million respectively; Q2  
    2012 - $1.3 million and $4.7 million respectively; Q1 2012 - $0.2       
    million and ($1.7) million respectively; Q4 2011 - ($0.3) million and   
    ($7.9) million respectively; Q3 2011 - $0.9 million and $6.4 million    
    respectively; Q2 2011 - ($0.8) million and $7.7 million respectively; Q1
    2011 - ($0.4) million and ($2.8) million respectively; and Q4 2010 -    
    ($0.1) million and ($1.9) million respectively.                         

 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 
Certain statements in this news release including, without
limitation, management's assessment of future plans and operations;
benefits and valuation of the development prospects described herein;
number of locations in drilling inventory and wells to be drilled;
timing and location of drilling and tie-in of wells and the costs
thereof; productive capacity of the wells; timing of and construction
of facilities; expected production rates; percentage of production
from oil and natural gas liquids; dates of commencement of
production; amount of capital expenditures and the timing and method
of financing thereof; value of undeveloped land; extent of reserves
additions; ability to attain cost savings; drilling program success;
impact of changes in commodity prices on operating results; estimates
of future revenues, costs, netbacks, funds from operations and debt
levels; the expected proceeds from disclosed asset dispositions and
uses thereof, the timing of completion of disclosed asset
dispositions, potential results of the strategic alternatives review
process, including the possibility of further asset dispositions and
use of proceeds therefrom, and enhancement of shareholder value,
disclosure intentions with respect to the strategic alternatives
review process; factors on which the successful fut
ure operations of
Anderson are dependent, commodity price outlook and general economic
outlook may constitute "forward-looking information" (within the
meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation) or
"forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of the United States
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended) and
necessarily involve risks and assumptions made by management of the
Company including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and
gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and
transportation; loss of markets; volatility of commodity prices;
currency fluctuations; imprecision of reserves estimates;
environmental risks; competition from other producers; inability to
retain drilling rigs and other services; adequate weather to conduct
operations; sufficiency of budgeted capital, operating and other
costs to carry out planned activities; unexpected decline rates in
wells; wells not performing as expected; incorrect assessment of the
value of acquisitions and farm-ins; failure to realize the
anticipated benefits of acquisitions and farm-ins; inability to
complete property dispositions or to complete them at anticipated
values; delays resulting from or inability to obtain required
regulatory approvals; changes to government regulation; ability to
access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and
other factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control.  
The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular
forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as the
factors are interdependent, and management's future course of action
would depend on its assessment of all information at the time. As a
consequence, actual results may differ materially from those
anticipated in the forward-looking statements and readers should not
place undue reliance on the assumptions and forward-looking
statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors
is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors
that could affect Anderson's operations and financial results are
included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory
authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website
(www.sedar.com) or at Anderson's website (www.andersonenergy.ca).   
The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are
made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not
undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the
included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by
applicable securities laws.  
CONVERSION 
Disclosure provided herein in respect of barrels of oil equivalent
(BOE) 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. 


 
ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.                                                        
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position                               
(Stated in thousands of dollars)                                            
(Unaudited)                                                                 
                                               September 30,   December 31, 
                                                        2012           2011 
                                                                            
ASSETS                                                                      
Current assets:                                                             
  Cash                                        $            - $            1 
  Accounts receivable and accruals                    11,038         14,272 
  Prepaid expenses and deposits                        1,996          2,326 
  Unrealized gain on derivative contracts                                   
   (note 12)                                           1,731          1,384 
                                               ---------------------------- 
                                                      14,765         17,983 
                                                                            
Deferred tax asset                                    42,730         35,389 
Property, plant and equipment (notes 3, 4)           336,366        406,947 
                                               ---------------------------- 
                                              $      393,861 $      460,319 
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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                                        
Current liabilities:                                                        
  Accounts payable and accruals               $       21,103 $       60,573 
  Bank loans (note 5)                                 88,922              - 
                                               ---------------------------- 
                                                     110,025         60,573 
                                                                            
Bank loans (note 5)                                        -         88,682 
Convertible debentures                                86,247         84,796 
Decommissioning obligations (note 6)                  55,838         62,848 
                                               ---------------------------- 
                                                     252,110        296,899 
Shareholders' equity:                                                       
  Share capital (note 7)                             171,460        171,460 
  Equity component of convertible debentures           5,019          5,019 
  Contributed surplus                                 10,314          9,385 
  Deficit (note 7)                                   (45,042)       (22,444)
                                               ---------------------------- 
                                                     141,751        163,420 
Future operations (note 1)                                                  
Subsequent events (notes 5, 7, 12, 13, 14)                                  
Commitments and contingencies (note 13)                                     
                                               ---------------------------- 
                                              $      393,861 $      460,319 
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See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial      
statements.                                                                 
                                                                            
ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.                                                        
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss                
(Stated in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)                  
(Unaudited)                                                                 
 

 
                                   Three months ended     Nine months ended 
                                         September 30          September 30 
                                      2012       2011       2012       2011 
                                                                            
Oil and gas sales               $   17,013 $   28,513 $   62,532 $   85,665 
Royalties                           (1,729)    (3,543)    (6,513)    (9,636)
                                 -------------------------------------------
Revenue, net of royalties           15,284     24,970     56,019     76,029 
Other income (note 9)               
 7,104     10,697      7,626     15,435 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                    22,388     35,667     63,645     91,464 
                                                                            
Operating expenses                   5,985      7,590     19,223     23,473 
Transportation expenses                 69        602        459      1,304 
Depletion and depreciation          10,093     12,280     35,411     37,976 
Impairment loss (reversal) (note                                            
 4)                                      -     (1,074)    20,000     (1,074)
General and administrative                                                  
 expenses                            2,205      2,813      7,226      7,963 
                                 -------------------------------------------
Earnings (loss) from operating                                              
 activities                          4,036     13,456    (18,674)    21,822 
                                                                            
Finance income (note 10)                 -         21         24         54 
Finance expenses (note 10)          (3,863)    (3,342)   (11,289)    (8,520)
                                 -------------------------------------------
Net finance expenses                (3,863)    (3,321)   (11,265)    (8,466)
                                                                            
Earnings (loss) before taxes           173     10,135    (29,939)    13,356 
Deferred income tax expense                                                 
 (benefit)                              79      2,663     (7,341)     3,633 
                                 -------------------------------------------
Earnings (loss) and                                                         
 comprehensive income (loss) for                                            
 the period                     $       94 $    7,472 $  (22,598)$    9,723 
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Basic and diluted earnings                                                  
 (loss) per share (note 8)      $        - $     0.04 $    (0.13)$     0.06 
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See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial      
statements.                                                                 
                                                                            
ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.                                                        
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity                  
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND 2011                               
                                                                            
(Stated in thousands of dollars, except number of common shares)            
(Unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                            Equity component
                        Number of common                      of convertible
                                  shares    Share capital         debentures
Balance at January 1,                                                       
 2011                        172,485,301 $        426,925  $           2,592
Elimination of deficit                                                      
 (note 7)                              -         (255,543)                 -
Equity component of                                                         
 convertible                                                                
 debentures, net of                                                         
 tax of $1.5 million                   -                -              2,427
Share-based payments                   -                -                  -
Options exercised                 64,400               78                  -
Earnings for the                                                            
 period                                -                -                  -
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Balance at September                                                        
 30, 2011                    172,549,701 $        171,460  $           5,019
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Balance at January 1,                                                       
 2012                        172,549,701 $        171,460  $           5,019
Share-based payments                   -                -                  -
Loss for the period                    -                -                  -
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Balance at September                                                        
 30, 2012                    172,549,701 $        171,460  $           5,019
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                                                 Retained             Total 
                            Contributed          earnings     shareholders' 
                                surplus          (deficit)           equity 
Balance at January 1,                                                       
 2011                  $          7,921  $       (255,543) $        181,895 
Elimination of deficit                                                      
 (note 7)                             -           255,543                 - 
Equity component of                                                         
 convertible                                                                
 debentures, net of                                                         
 tax of $1.5 million                  -                 -             2,427 
Share-based payments              1,155                 -             1,155 
Options exercised                   (27)                -                51 
Earnings for the                                                            
 period                               -             9,723             9,723 
                      ------------------------------------------------------
Balance at September                                                        
 30, 2011              $          9,049  $          9,723  $        195,251 
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Balance at January 1,                                                       
 2012                  $          9,385  $        (22,444) $        163,420 
Share-based payments                929                 -               929 
Loss for the period                   -           (22,598)          (22,598)
                      ------------------------------------------------------
Balance at September                                                        
 30, 2012              $         10,314  $        (45,042) $        141,751 
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See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial      
statements.                                                                 
                                    
                                        
ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.                                                        
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                                       
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND 2011                               
                                                                            
(Stated in thousands of dollars)                                            
(Unaudited)                                                                 
                                                       2012            2011 
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN)                                                  
OPERATIONS                                                                  
Earning (loss) for the period                $      (22,598) $        9,723 
Adjustments for:                                                            
  Unrealized gain on derivative contracts                                   
   (note 9)                                            (347)        (11,166)
  Gain on sale of property, plant and                                       
   equipment (note 9)                                (4,081)         (4,622)
  Depletion and depreciation                         35,411          37,976 
  Impairment loss (reversal) (note 4)                20,000          (1,074)
  Stock-based payments                                  573             730 
  Accretion on decommissioning obligations                                  
   (note 6, 10)                                         879           1,295 
  Accretion on convertible debentures (note                                 
   10)                                                1,451             972 
  Deferred income tax expense (benefit)              (7,341)          3,633 
Decommissioning expenditures (note 6)                  (392)           (103)
Changes in non-cash working capital (note                                   
 11)                                                   (692)            483 
                                              ------------------------------
                                                     22,863          37,847 
FINANCING                                                                   
Increase (decrease) in bank loans                       240            (872)
Proceeds from issue of convertible                                          
 debentures, net of issue costs                           -          43,860 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options                   -              51 
Changes in non-cash working capital (note                                   
 11)                                                   (175)           (253)
                                              ------------------------------
                                                         65          42,786 
INVESTING                                                                   
Property, plant and equipment expenditures          (24,799)       (129,921)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and                                   
 equipment                                           36,909          11,570 
Changes in non-cash working capital (note                                   
 11)                                                (35,039)         33,694 
                                              ------------------------------
                                                    (22,929)        (84,657)
                                                                            
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents                    (1)         (4,024)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of                                     
 period                                                   1           4,024 
                                              ------------------------------
Cash, end of period                          $            -  $            - 
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Interest received in cash                    $           29  $           54 
Interest paid in cash                        $      (10,355) $       (3,721)
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See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial      
statements.                                                                 

 
ANDERSON ENERGY LTD. 
Notes to the Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements 
THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND 2011 
(Tabular amounts in thousands of dollars, unless otherwise stated) 
(Unaudited) 
1. REPORTING ENTITY 
Anderson Energy Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively
"Anderson" or the "Company") are engaged in the acquisition,
exploration and development of oil and gas properties in western
Canada. Anderson is a public company incorporated and domiciled in
Canada. Anderson's common shares and convertible debentures are
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company's registered office
and principal place of business is 700, 555 - 4th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3E7. Effective November 26, 2012, the
Company's registered office and principal place of business will be
2200, 333 - 7th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 2Z1. 
The Company's Board of Directors is conducting a process to identify,
examine and consider a range of strategic alternatives available to
the Company with a view to enhancing shareholder value. The strategic
alternatives include, but are not limited to, a sale of all or a
material portion of the assets of Anderson, either in one transaction
or in a series of transactions, the outright sale of the Company, or
a merger or other strategic transaction involving Anderson and a
third party. The strategic review process is still ongoing and the
Company will continue to identify, examine and consider a full range
of strategic alternatives. Since January 1, 2012, the Company has
sold or has agreed to sell approximately $74 million of oil and gas
properties, including approximately $37.5 million (subject to normal
course closing adjustments) subsequent to September 30, 2012. Pro
forma the close of these transactions, outstanding bank loans at
September 30, 2012 would be $51.4 million (bank loans and working
capital deficiency - $59.5 million.) 
It is Anderson's current intention to not disclose developments with
respect to its strategic alternatives process unless and until its
Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise
determines that disclosure is necessary in accordance with applicable
law. The Company cautions that there are no assurances or guarantees
that the process will result in a transaction or, if a transaction is
undertaken, the terms or timing of such a transaction. The Company
has not set a definitive schedule to complete its evaluation. 
These condensed interim consolidated financial statements have been
prepared on a going concern basis which assumes that the Company will
be able to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the
normal course of business. If this assumption were not appropriate,
adjustments to these condensed interim consolidated financial
statements may be necessary. When assessing the Company's ability to
continue on a going concern basis, material uncertainties related to
future commodity prices and related cash flows from operations,
current debt levels and required capital commitments may cast
significant doubt on the Company's ability to continue as a going
concern. The successful future operations of the Company are
dependent on the ability of the Company to secure sufficient funds
through operations, the proceeds from the disposition of
non-strategic assets or other sources from the strategic alternatives
process. 
2. BASIS OF PREPARATION 
(a) Statement of 
compliance. The condensed interim consolidated
financial statements comply with International Accounting Standard 34
Interim Financial Reporting and do not include all of the information
required for full annual financial statements.  
The condensed interim consolidated financial statements were
authorized for issuance by the Board of Directors on November 12,
2012. 
(b) Accounting policies, judgements, estimates and disclosures. In
preparing these condensed interim consolidated financial statements,
the accounting policies, methods of computation and significant
judgements made by management in applying the Company's accounting
policies and key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as
those that applied to the audited consolidated financial statements
as at and for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.  
Refer to note 4 for management's estimates of changes in the fair
value of its cash generating units ("CGUs"). 
The following disclosures are incremental to those included with the
annual audited consolidated financial statements. Certain disclosures
that are normally required in the notes to the annual audited
consolidated financial statements have been condensed or omitted.
These condensed interim consolidated financial statements should be
read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial
statements and notes thereto for the years ended December 31, 2011
and 2010.  
3. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT 


 
Cost or deemed cost                                                         
                                                                            
                                  Oil and natural        Other              
                                       gas assets    equipment        Total 
Balance at January 1, 2011            $   585,495  $     1,779  $   587,274 
Additions                                 183,182           84      183,266 
Disposals                                 (14,802)           -      (14,802)
                                       -------------------------------------
Balance at December 31, 2011          $   753,875  $     1,863  $   755,738 
Additions                                  30,500           25       30,525 
Disposals                                 (69,974)           -      (69,974)
                                       -------------------------------------
Balance at September 30, 2012         $   714,401  $     1,888  $   716,289 
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Accumulated depletion, depreciation and impairment losses                   
                                                                            
                                  Oil and natural        Other              
                                       gas assets    equipment        Total 
Balance at January 1, 2011            $   265,358  $     1,243  $   266,601 
Depletion and depreciation                 52,794          135       52,929 
Impairment loss                            35,230            -       35,230 
Disposals                                  (5,969)           -       (5,969)
                                       -------------------------------------
Balance at December 31, 2011          $   347,413  $     1,378  $   348,791 
Depletion and depreciation                 35,300          111       35,411 
Impairment loss                            20,000            -       20,000 
Disposals                                 (24,279)           -      (24,279)
                                       -------------------------------------
Balance at September 30, 2012         $   378,434  $     1,489  $   379,923 
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Carrying amounts                                                            
                                                                            
                                   Oil and natural        Other             
                                        gas assets    equipment        Total
At December 31, 2011                   $   406,462  $       485  $   406,947
At September 30, 2012                  $   335,967  $       399  $   336,366
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Capitalized overhead. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012,         
 additions to property, plant and equipment included internal overhead costs
 of $3.0 million (year ended December 31, 2011 -$4.6 million).              

 
4. IMPAIRMENT LOSS (REVERSAL) 
In the third quarter of 2012, there were indicators of impairment due
to the ongoing strategic alternatives process. An impairment test was
performed on the Company's CGU's and management concluded that no
impairment existed at September 30, 2012.  
In the second quarter of 2012, declines in forecasted natural gas
commodity prices and the ongoing strategic alternatives process were
indicators of impairment for certain CGUs. Forecasted natural gas
commodity prices at June 30, 2012 declined between eight and 18 per
cent when compared to December 31, 2011. Accordingly, the Company
tested its gas-weighted CGUs for impairment and determined that the
aggregate carrying value of these CGUs was $20 million higher than
the recoverable amounts and impairments were recorded.  
At September 30, 2011, there were significant changes in the future
commodity price forecasts used by the Company's independent qualified
reserves evaluators when compared to December 31, 2010. The Company
considered the downward price adjustments on natural gas to be an
indicator of impairment for the Company's Shallow Gas and Non-Core
CGUs. Similarly, the Company considered the upward price adjustments
on natural gas liquids to be an indicator of impairment reversal for
its Deep Gas CGU as a result of this CGU having a significant amount
of natural gas liquids. All of the Company's oil and gas reserves
were evaluated and reported on by independent qualified reserves
evaluators at October 1, 2011. Based on this assessment, the Company
determined that $9.7 million of previous impairments were reversed
from its Deep Gas CGU and its Shallow Gas and Non-Core CGUs were
impaired by $3.2 million and $5.4 million respectively. 
5. BANK LOANS 
At September 30, 2012, total bank facilities were $98 million,
consisting of an $88 million revolving term credit facility and a $10
million working capital credit facility with a syndicate of Canadian
banks. Total bank facilities are stepping down on October 31, 2012 in
conjunction with certain dispositions, to $81.4 million, and on
November 30, 2012 to $70 million. The revolving term credit facility
and the working capital credit facility have a maturity date of July
10, 2013, and all outstanding advances become repayable on July 10,
2013. Accordingly, at September 30, 2012, the bank loans have been
classified as a current liability. Under the agreement, advances can
be drawn in either Canadian or U.S. funds and bear interest at the
bank's prime lending rate, bankers' acceptance or LIBOR loan rates
plus applicable margins. These margins vary from 3% to 4% depending
on the borrowing option used. At September 30, 2012, no amounts were
drawn in U.S. funds.  
The average effective interest rate on advances under the facilities
in 2012 was 4.5% (September 30, 2011 - 5.7%). The Company had
approximately $0.4 million in letters of credit outstanding at
September 30, 2012 that reduce the amount of credit available to the
Company. 
Loans are secured by a floating charge debenture over all assets and
guarantees by material subsidiaries.  
The available lending limits of the facilities are scheduled to be
reviewed on or before December 15, 2012 and are based on the bank
syndicate's interpretation
s of the Company's reserves and future
commodity prices. There can be no assurance that the amount of the
available facilities or the applicable margins will not be adjusted
as a result of future dispositions, changes in reserve values, future
commodity prices or at the next scheduled review.  
6. DECOMMISSIONING OBLIGATIONS 


 
                                    September 30, 2012    December 31, 2011 
Balance at January 1                $           62,848   $           51,550 
  Provisions incurred                              932                4,878 
  Total abandonment expenditures                  (392)                (249)
  Provisions disposed                          (11,143)              (1,316)
  Change in estimates                            2,714                6,355 
  Accretion expense                                879                1,630 
                                     -------------------------------------- 
Ending balance                      $           55,838   $           62,848 
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The Company's decommissioning obligations result from its ownership
interest in oil and natural gas assets including well sites and
gathering systems. The Company has estimated the net present value of
the decommissioning obligations to be $55.8 million as at September
30, 2012 (December 31, 2011 - $62.8 million) based on an undiscounted
inflation-adjusted total future liability of $67.2 million (December
31, 2011 - $80.8 million). These payments are expected to be made
over the next 25 years with the majority of costs to be incurred
between 2013 and 2030. At September 30, 2012, the liability has been
calculated using an inflation rate of 2.0% (December 31, 2011 - 2.0%)
and discounted using a risk-free rate of 1.0% to 2.5% (December 31,
2011 - 0.9% to 3.1%) depending on the estimated timing of the future
obligation.  
7. SHARE CAPITAL 
Authorized share capital. The Company is authorized to issue an
unlimited number of common and preferred shares. The preferred shares
may be issued in one or more series.  
Elimination of deficit. On May 16, 2011, the Company's shareholders
approved the elimination of the Company's consolidated deficit as at
January 1, 2011, without reduction to the Company's stated capital or
paid up capital. 
Stock options. The Company has an employee stock option plan under
which employees, directors and consultants are eligible to purchase
common shares of the Company. Options are granted using an exercise
price of stock options equal to the weighted average trading price of
the Company's common shares for the five trading days prior to the
date of the grant. Options have terms of either five or ten years and
vest equally over a three year period starting on the first
anniversary date of the grant. Changes in the number of options
outstanding during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and the
year ended December 31, 2011 are as follows: 


 
                                  September 30, 2012    December 31, 2011   
                                             Weighted               Weighted
                                              average                average
                                 Number of   exercise   Number of   exercise
                                   options      price     options      price
Outstanding at January 1        14,014,182  $    1.69  12,006,232  $    2.32
Granted during the period           15,000       0.57   4,484,800       0.74
Exercised during the period              -          -     (64,400)      0.79
Expired during the period       (3,380,582)      3.72  (1,564,150)      4.27
Forfeited during the period       (463,400)      0.82    (848,300)      1.01
                                --------------------------------------------
Ending balance                  10,185,200  $    1.05  14,014,182  $    1.69
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Exercisable, end of period       6,480,083  $    1.18   6,764,582  $    2.60
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The range of exercise prices of the outstanding options is as follows:     
                                                                           
                                                      Weighted     Weighted
                                                       average      average
                                         Number of    exercise    remaining
Range of exercise prices                   options       price life (years)
                                                                           
$0.45 to $0.67                             187,500  $     0.49          3.1
$0.68 to $1.02                           5,770,300        0.74          3.0
$1.03 to $1.54                           3,375,750        1.07          2.9
$2.33 to $3.50                             574,950        2.69          1.0
$3.51 to $4.90                             276,700        4.25          0.9
                                      -------------------------------------
Total at September 30, 2012             10,185,200  $     1.05          2.8
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The weighted average common share price at the date of exercise for
stock options exercised in 2011 was $1.20.  
Subsequent to September 30, 2012, 5.7 million stock options were
issued to staff and 0.7 million options expired or were forfeited to
November 12, 2012. 
The fair value of the options granted in the nine months ended
September 30, 2012 and 2011 were estimated using the Black-Scholes
model with the following weighted average inputs: 


 
                                   September 30, 2012    September 30, 2011 
Fair value at grant date          $              0.30   $              0.39 
Common share price                $              0.57   $              0.75 
Exercise price                    $              0.57   $              0.75 
Volatility                                         61%                   59%
Option life                                   5 years               5 years 
Dividends                                           0%                    0%
Risk-free interest rate                          1.28%                 1.67%
Forfeiture rate                                    15%                   15%
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This estimated forfeiture rate is adjusted to the actual forfeiture
rate when each tranche vests. Stock-based compensation cost of $0.5
million (September 30, 2011 - $0.7 million) was expensed during the
nine months ended September 30, 2012. Stock-based compensation cost
of $0.1 million (September 30, 2011 - $0.2 million) was expensed
during the three months ended September 30 2012. In addition,
stock-based compensation expense of $0.4 million (September 30, 2011
- $0.5 million) was capitalized during the nine months ended
September 30, 2012. For the three months ended September 30, 2012,
$0.1 million of stock-based compensation was capitalized (September
30, 2011 - $0.2 million). 
8. EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE 
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share were calculated as
follows: 


 
                                   Three months ended     Nine months ended 
                                      September 30          September 30    
                                      2012       2011       2012        2011
Earnings (loss) for the period   $      94  $   7,472  $ (22,598)  $   9,723
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Weighted average number of                                                  
 common shares (basic) (in                                                  
 thousands of shares) 
                                                      
  Common shares outstanding at                                              
   beginning of period             172,550    172,550    172,550     172,485
  Effect of stock options                                                   
   exercised                             -          -          -          49
                                  ------------------------------------------
Weighted average number of                                                  
 common shares (basic)             172,550    172,550    172,550     172,534
  Effect of dilutive stock                                                  
   options                               -          -          -         506
                                  ------------------------------------------
Weighted average number of                                                  
 common shares (diluted)           172,550    172,550    172,550     173,040
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Basic and diluted earnings                                                  
 (loss) per share                $       -  $    0.04  $   (0.13)  $    0.06
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The average market value of the Company's common shares for purposes
of calculating the dilutive effect of stock options was based on
quoted market prices for the period that the options were
outstanding. For the three months ended September 30, 2012,
10,185,200 options (September 30, 2011 - 14,289,032 options) and
59,316,889 common shares reserved for convertible debentures
(September 30, 2011 - 59,316,889) were excluded from calculating
dilutive earnings as they were anti-dilutive. For the nine months
ended September 30, 2012, 10,185,200 options (September 30, 2011 -
11,702,932 options) and 59,316,889 common share reserved for
convertible debentures (September 30, 2011 - 59,316,889) were
excluded from calculating dilutive earnings as they were
anti-dilutive. 
9. OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES) 
Other income (expenses) includes the following: 


 
                                          Three months        Nine months   
                                              ended              ended      
                                          September 30       September 30   
                                          2012      2011     2012      2011 
Realized gain (loss) on derivative                                          
 contracts                             $ 1,680  $    871  $ 3,198  $   (353)
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative                                        
 contracts                              (2,656)    6,350      347    11,166 
Gain on sale of property, plant and                                         
 equipment                               8,080     3,476    4,081     4,622 
                                        ------------------------------------
                                       $ 7,104  $ 10,697  $ 7,626  $ 15,435 
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10. FINANCE INCOME AND EXPENSES 


 
                                  Three months ended    Nine months ended 
                                     September 30         September 30    
                                      2012      2011       2012      2011 
Income:                                                                   
  Interest income on cash                                                 
   equivalents                    $      -  $      -  $       -  $      5 
  Other                                  -        21         24        49 
Expenses:                                                                 
  Interest and financing costs on                                         
   bank loans                       (1,319)     (667)    (3,603)   (2,376)
  Interest on convertible                                                 
   debentures                       (1,771)   (1,771)    (5,314)   (3,859)
  Accretion on convertible                                                
   debentures                         (498)     (462)    (1,451)     (972)
  Accretion on decommissioning                                            
   obligations                        (242)     (439)      (879)   (1,295)
  Other                                (33)       (3)       (42)      (18)
                                   ---------------------------------------
Net finance expenses              $ (3,863) $ (3,321) $ (11,265) $ (8,466)
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11. SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION 
Changes in non-cash working capital is comprised of: 


 
                                    September 30, 2012   September 30, 2011 
Source (use) of cash                                                        
  Accounts receivable and accruals $             3,234  $             4,863 
  Prepaid expenses and deposits                    330                  363 
  Accounts payable and accruals                (39,470)              28,698 
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                   $           (35,906) $            33,924 
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Related to operating activities    $              (692) $               483 
Related to financing activities    $              (175) $              (253)
Related to investing activities    $           (35,039) $            33,694 
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12. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT 
(a) Liquidity risk. Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will
not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. The
Company's objective is to ensure, as far as possible, that it will
always have sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities when due,
under both normal and stressed conditions, without incurring
unacceptable losses or risking damage to the Company's reputation. 
The following are the contractual maturities of financial
liabilities, including associated interest payments on convertible
debentures and excluding the impact of netting agreements at
September 30, 2012: 


 
                                         One to   Two to     Three   Four to
                             Less than      two    three   to four      five
Financial Liabilities         one year    years    years     years     years
Non-derivative financial                                                    
 liabilities                                                                
  Accounts payable and                                                      
   accruals (1)               $ 21,103  $     -  $     -  $      -  $      -
  Bank loans - principal (2)    88,922        -        -         -         -
  Convertible debentures                                                    
    - Interest (1)               5,626    7,085    7,085     5,210     3,335
    - Principal                      -        -        -    50,000    46,000
                               ---------------------------------------------
Total                         $115,651  $ 7,085  $ 7,085  $ 55,210  $ 49,335
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(1)  Accounts payable and accruals includes $1.5 million of interest        
     relating to convertible debentures. The total cash interest payable in 
    less than one year on the convertible debentures is $7.1 million.      
(2)  Assumes the remaining credit facilities are not renewed on July 10,    
     2013.                                                                  

 
(b) Market risk. Market risk is the risk that changes in market
prices, such as commodity prices, foreign exchange rates and interest
rates w
ill affect the Company's income or the value of the financial
instruments. The objective of market risk management is to manage and
control market risk exposures within acceptable parameters, while
optimizing the return. 
The Company may use both financial derivatives and physical delivery
sales contracts to manage market risks. All such transactions are
conducted within risk management tolerances that are reviewed by the
Board of Directors. 
Interest rate risk. Interest rate risk is the risk that future cash
flows will fluctuate as a result of changes in market interest rates.
The interest charged on the outstanding bank loans fluctuates with
the interest rates posted by the lenders. The Company has not entered
into any mitigating interest rate hedges or swaps, however the
Company has $50 million and $46 million of convertible debentures
with fixed interest rates of 7.5% and 7.25% respectively, maturing
January 31, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Had the borrowing rate on bank
loans been 100 basis points higher (or lower) throughout the nine
months ended September 30, 2012, earnings would have been affected by
approximately $0.6 million (September 30, 2011 - $0.3 million) based
on the average bank debt balance outstanding during the period. 
Commodity price risk. Commodity price risk is the risk that fair
value or future cash flows will fluctuate as a result of changes in
commodity prices. Commodity prices for oil and natural gas are
impacted by both the relationship between the Canadian and U.S.
dollar and world economic events that dictate the levels of supply
and demand. 
At September 30, 2012, the Company had fixed price swap contracts for
an average of 1,500 barrels per day of crude oil with a remaining
term of October to December 2012 at a weighted average NYMEX crude
oil price of Canadian $103.87 per barrel.  
The estimated fair value of the financial oil contracts has been
determined on the amounts the Company would receive or pay to
terminate the oil contracts. At September 30, 2012, the Company
estimates that it would receive approximately $1.7 million to
terminate these contracts (December 31, 2011 - receive $1.4 million).
Subsequent to September 30, 2012, the Company settled two derivative
contracts, each for 250 barrel per day of oil for November and
December of 2012 for $0.4 million. 
The fair value of derivative contracts at September 30, 2012 would
have been impacted as follows had the oil prices used to estimate the
fair value changed by: 


 
                                         Effect of an  Effect of a decrease 
                                 increase in price on    in price on after- 
                                   after-tax earnings          tax earnings 
Canadian $1.00 per barrel change                                            
 in the oil prices                   $            104      $           (104)
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The Company realized a gain of $0.1 million related to its physical
sales contracts to sell 7,000 GJ per day of natural gas for August
and September 2012 at an average AECO price of $2.45 per GJ which is
included in oil and gas sales.  
(c) Capital management. Anderson's capital management policy is to
maintain a strong, but flexible capital structure that optimizes the
cost of capital and maintains investor, creditor and market
confidence while sustaining the future development of the business.  
The Company manages its capital structure and makes adjustments to it
in light of changes in economic conditions and the risk
characteristics of the underlying petroleum and natural gas assets.
The Company's capital structure includes shareholders' equity of
$141.8 million, bank loans of $88.9 million, convertible debentures
with a face value of $96.0 million and the cash working capital
deficiency of $8.1 million, which excludes the current portion of
unrealized gains on derivative contracts. In order to maintain or
adjust the capital structure, the Company may from time to time issue
shares, seek additional debt financing and adjust its capital
spending to manage current and projected debt levels. 
Consistent with other companies in the oil and gas sector, Anderson
monitors capital based on the ratio of total debt to funds from
operations. This ratio is calculated by dividing total debt at the
end of the period (comprised of the cash working capital deficiency,
the liability component of convertible debentures and outstanding
bank loans) by either the annualized current quarter funds from
operations or the twelve-month trailing funds from operations (cash
flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working
capital and decommissioning expenditures). This ratio may increase at
certain times as a result of acquisitions, the timing of capital
expenditures and market conditions. In order to facilitate the
management of this ratio, the Company prepares annual capital
expenditure budgets, which are updated as necessary depending on
varying factors including current and forecast crude oil and natural
gas prices, capital deployment and general industry conditions. The
annual and updated budgets are approved by the Board of Directors.
Funds from operations in the quarter, annualized current quarter
funds from operations, twelve-month trailing funds from operations
and total net debt to funds from operations are not defined by
International Financial Reporting Standards and therefore are
referred to as non-GAAP measures. 


 
                                                      September    December 
                                                       30, 2012    31, 2011 
Bank loans                                           $   88,922  $   88,682 
Accounts payable and accruals                            21,103      60,573 
Current assets(1)                                       (13,034)    (16,599)
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Net debt before convertible debentures               $   96,991  $  132,656 
Convertible debentures (liability component)             86,247      84,796 
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Total net debt                                       $  183,238  $  217,452 
                                                                            
Cash from operating activities in the quarter        $    5,845  $   16,462 
Decommissioning expenditures in the quarter                  27         146 
Changes in non-cash working capital in the quarter         (147)        389 
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Funds from operations in the quarter                 $    5,725  $   16,997 
Annualized current quarter funds from operations     $   22,900  $   67,988 
Twelve-month trailing funds from operations          $   40,944  $   54,464 
                                                                            
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Net debt before convertible debentures to funds from                        
 operations                                                                 
  - Annualized current quarter funds from operations        4.2         2.0 
  - Twelve-month trailing funds from operations             2.4         2.4 
Total net debt to funds from operations                                     
  - Annualized current quarter funds from operations        8.0         3.2 
  - Twelve-month trailing funds from operations             4.5         4.0 
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(1)  Excludes unrealized gains on derivative contracts.                     

 
There were no changes in the Company's approach to capital management
during the three months ended September 30, 2012. 
The high ratios reflect low natural gas prices and the capital
expenditures required to make the transition from a gas-weighted
company to an oil-weighted c
ompany. The increase in the ratio from
December 31, 2011 is the result of a 30 per cent decline in natural
gas prices and a 16 per cent decline Canadian oil prices compared to
the fourth quarter of 2011. Since September 30, 2012, the Company has
applied proceeds on disposition of assets of approximately $18.7
million to reduce bank loans. Also see note 14.  
Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries are subject to
externally imposed capital requirements. The credit facilities are
subject to a semi-annual review of the borrowing base which is
directly impacted by the value of the oil and natural gas reserves. 
13. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES 
(a) Capital commitments. At September 30, 2012, the Company has
"farm-in" agreements whereby the Company may earn working interests
in oil and gas properties in exchange for undertaking capital
spending programs to develop the properties. The Company has farm-in
obligations to drill four gross (3.9 net capital) horizontal wells in
the Cardium geological formation prior to the end of 2012. One
agreement has a $100,000 non-performance fee clause should the
Company fail to drill the well. Another agreement pertains to two
wells; there is a $35,000 non-performance fee should the Company fail
to drill both wells, and if only one well is drilled, the Company
would also forfeit fifty per cent of the interest in the first well
drilled under the agreement; in a second agreement pertaining to one
of these wells, there is also a $25,000 non-performance fee should
the Company fail to drill the well. In a third agreement, there is a
$200,000 non-performance fee should the Company fail to drill the
well. One gross (1 net) well has been drilled subsequent to September
30, 2012.  
(b) Other commitments and contingencies. At September 30, 2012, the
Company had firm service gas transportation agreements in which the
Company guarantees that certain minimum volumes of natural gas will
be shipped on various gas transportation systems. The terms of the
various agreements expire in one to eight years. If no volumes were
shipped pursuant to the agreements, the maximum amounts payable under
the guarantees based on current tariff rates are as follows:  


 
                              2012     2013   2014   2015   2016  Thereafter
Firm service commitment    $   277  $ 1,021  $ 818  $ 697  $ 110    $    299
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Firm service committed                                                      
 volumes (MMcfd)                15       14      8      7      3           3
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Subsequent to September 30, 2012, the Company entered into a new head
office lease at a rate of approximately $560,000 per year starting
December 1, 2012 and ending on June 30, 2014.  
There are no material changes to other commitments and contingencies
from those disclosed in the Company's annual audited consolidated
financial statements as at and for the years ended December 31, 2011
and 2010. 
14. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS 
Subsequent to September 30, 2012, the Company sold or has entered
into agreements to sell properties considered to be non-strategic
assets for cash consideration of approximately $37.5 million (subject
to normal course closing adjustments). Proceeds were used or will be
used to repay bank loans. 
Corporate Information  
Head Office 
700 Selkirk House 
555 4th Avenue S.W. 
Calgary, Alberta 
Canada T2P 3E7 
Head Office (effective November 26, 2012)  
2200, 333 7th Avenue S.W. 
Calgary, Alberta 
Canada T2P 2Z1 
Phone (403) 262-6307 
Fax (403) 261-2792 
Website www.andersonenergy.ca 
Directors 
J.C. Anderson(4)  
Calgary, Alberta 
Brian H. Dau  
Calgary, Alberta 
Christopher L. Fong (1)(2)(3)(4)  
Calgary, Alberta 
Glenn D. Hockley (1)(3)(4)  
Calgary, Alberta 
David J. Sandmeyer (2)(3)(4) 
Calgary, Alberta 
David G. Scobie (1)(2)(4)  
Calgary, Alberta 
Member of: 
(1) Audit Committee 
(2) Compensation & Corporate 
Governance Committee 
(3) Reserves Committee 
(4) Special Committee  
Auditors 
KPMG LLP 
Independent Engineers 
GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd. 
Legal Counsel 
Bennett Jones LLP  
Registrar & Transfer Agent 
Valiant Trust Company  
Stock Exchange 
The Toronto Stock Exchange  
Symbol AXL, AXL.DB, AXL.DB.B  
Officers 
J.C. Anderson 
Chairman of the Board 
Brian H. Dau 
President & Chief Executive Officer 
David M. Spyker 
Chief Operating Officer 
M. Darlene Wong 
Vice President Finance, Chief Financial  
Officer & Secretary 
Blaine M. Chicoine 
Vice President, Drilling and Completions 
Sandra M. Drinnan 
Vice President, Land 
Philip A. Harvey 
Vice President, Exploitation 
Jamie A. Marshall 
Vice President, Exploration 
Patrick M. O'Rourke 
Vice President, Production 
Abbreviations used 
AECO - intra-Alberta Nova inventory transfer price bbl - barrel 
bpd - barrels per day  
BOE - barrels of oil equivalent 
BOED - barrels of oil equivalent per day 
MBOE - thousand barrels of oil equivalent 
MMBOE - million barrels of oil equivalent 
GJ - gigajoule  
Mcf - thousand cubic feet 
Mcfd - thousand cubic feet per day 
MMcfd - million cubic feet per day 
NGL - natural gas liquids 
WTI - West Texas Intermediate 
NYMEX - The New York Mercantile Exchange 
Contacts:
Anderson Energy Ltd.
Brian H. Dau
President & Chief Executive Officer
(403) 262-6307
info@andersonenergy.ca