Pengrowth Reports Solid First Quarter Results and Provides Update on Lindbergh Thermal Project

Pengrowth Reports Solid First Quarter Results and Provides Update on Lindbergh 
Thermal Project 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 --   Pengrowth Energy
Corporation (TSX: PGF) (NYSE: PGH) today released its financial and
operating results for the three month period ended March 31, 2014.  
During the first quarter, Pengrowth generated strong production,
strong funds flow from operations and continued to provide
shareholders with a stable dividend. First quarter 2014 funds flow
from operations of approximately $140 million ($0.27 per share)
increased 32 percent compared to the fourth quarter 2013, while
production in the quarter averaged 75,102 barrels of oil equivalent
per day (boe/d). Progress continued at the Lindbergh thermal project,
where all of the major equipment arrived on site during the quarter
and two of the three well pads have been drilled.  
Lindbergh's two well pair pilot continues to show exceptional
results. Combined production from the pilot averaged 1,780 barrels
per day (bbl/d) of bitumen during the quarter with an average
Instantaneous Steam Oil Ratio (ISOR) of 2.1. Cumulative production
from the pilot reached approximately 1.2 million barrels as at March
31, 2014.  
Pengrowth has updated cost and schedule estimates for the Lindbergh
project. 75 percent of planned capital costs have been incurred to
date and Lindbergh remains on time for first steam in the fourth
quarter of 2014 and first production in early 2015. Estimates for the
total cost of the 12,500 bbl/d first commercial phase of the project
have risen approximately seven percent from previous estimates of
$590 million to a current estimate of $630 million as the project
nears completion.  
Pengrowth's non-thermal business continues to focus on oil and
liquids development, primarily in the Cardium formation in the
greater Olds/Garrington area, where Pengrowth drilled 28 (15.2 net)
wells during the quarter. Initial results indicate that the wells
from the Cardium program continue to perform above Pengrowth's type
curve expectations. Pengrowth also drilled an additional 18 (14.4
net) wells in other oil and liquids-rich plays, including the Elkton,
Ellerslie and Mannville formations at Garrington and the Glauconite
formation at Jenner. The strong results from the non-thermal drilling
activity have resulted in stable liquids production quarter over
quarter and increased the company's oil and liquids weighting to 55
percent of total production.  
"Pengrowth had a strong quarter, with production and funds flow from
operations exceeding budget and guidance. We are delighted with the
results of our non-thermal winter drilling program, the continued
progress we have made on building the Lindbergh commercial facilities
and operating the Lindbergh pilot, where performance continues to
exceed expectations," said Derek Evans, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Pengrowth. "We look forward to the successful completion
of the Lindbergh commercial project and the expected significant cash
flow growth starting in 2015." 

--  Production for the quarter averaged 75,102 boe/d, primarily driven by
    strong oil production from wells targeting the Cardium formation in the
    Greater Olds/Garrington area. Pengrowth is on track to achieve its full
    year guidance of 71,000 to 73,000 boe/d. 
--  Funds flow from operations for the quarter was approximately $140
    million ($0.27 per share). The company expects to fund its planned 2014
    capital spending and dividend with funds flow from operations and
    available cash on hand. 
--  Pengrowth has updated its internal estimates of reserves at Lindbergh,
    which suggest it may be able to reclassify a significant portion of
    contingent resources to total proved and total proved plus probable (2P)
    reserves (in the range of 70 to 90 million bbls 2P) at Lindbergh. This
    reclassification would be primarily the result of additional delineation
    drilling which took place earlier this year and the larger development
    area associated with the Environmental Impact Assessment application
    that Pengrowth submitted in December 2013 to expand the thermal project
    to 30,000 bbl/d. Pengrowth has engaged GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd. to
    provide an independent Lindbergh reserves and contingent resource update
    prior to Pengrowth's Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2014. 
--  Lindbergh pilot performance continued to show strong results, with
    combined production from the two well pairs averaging 1,780 bbl/d during
    the quarter. The average ISOR for the pilot in the quarter was 2.1.  
--  Approximately 75 percent of budgeted capital for Lindbergh's first
    commercial phase has been spent or committed as of April 30, 2014. All
    major equipment is on site and in place. Capital costs for the first
    commercial phase are now expected to be approximately $630 million, an
    increase of about seven percent from previous estimates. The project
    remains on track for first steam in the fourth quarter of 2014 and first
    production in the first quarter of 2015.  
--  Total capital expenditures in the quarter were approximately $234
    million, with 92 percent spent on drilling, completions and facilities.
    In the quarter Pengrowth drilled 46 (29.6 net) non-thermal wells and 54
    (54 net) thermal wells at Lindbergh.  
--  Continued financial strength, with approximately $315 million of cash on
    hand as at March 31, 2014 and an undrawn $1.0 billion credit facility. 

Pengrowth continues its transition to becoming a sustainable energy
producer with a low decline rate, an attractive dividend and
significant free cash flow. Sustainability implies balancing cash
inflows and outflows, generating meaningful growth in cash flow per
share and significantly shifting production toward oil and liquids
over the next few years. Lindbergh will play an integral part in
helping Pengrowth achieve sustainability by providing a source of low
decline, low sustaining capital production with strong cash flows.  
Summary of Financial & Operating Results 

                                          Three months ended                
(monetary amounts in         Mar 31,    Dec 31,             Mar 31,         
 millions)                      2014       2013 % Change       2013 % Change
Average daily production                                                    
 (boe/d)                     75,102     77,371       (3)    89,702      (16)
Funds flow from                                                             
 operations (1)           $   139.5  $   105.9       32  $   147.5       (5)
Funds flow from                                                             
 operations per share     $    0.27  $    0.20       35  $    0.29       (7)
Oil and gas sales                                                           
 including realized                                                         
 commodity risk                                                             
 management (1)           $   386.9  $   328.0       18  $   390.9       (1)
Oil and gas sales                                                           
 including realized                                                         
 commodity risk                                                             
 management per boe       $   57.24  $   46.08       24  $   48.42       18 
Operating expense         $   104.0  $   109.2       (5) $   117.9      (12)
Operating expense per boe $   15.39  $   15.34        -  $   14.60        5 
Royalty expense           $    73.7  $    62.8       17  $    67.0       10 
Royalty expense per boe   $   10.90  $    8.82       24  $    8.30       31 
Royalty expense as a                                                        
 percent of sales              17.2%      18.3%               17.0%         
Operating netback per boe                                                   
 (1)                      $   29.71  $   20.82       43  $   24.79       20 
Cash G&A expense (1)      $    23.1  $    21.7        6  $    23.9       (3)
Cash G&A expense per boe  $    3.42  $    3.05       12  $    2.96       16 
Capital expenditures      $   233.7  $   239.7       (3) $   166.0       41 
Capital expenditures per                                                    
 share                    $    0.45  $    0.46       (2) $    0.32       41 
Net cash acquisitions                                                       
 (dispositions)           $     2.6  $   (29.2)    (109) $  (315.7)    (101)
Net cash acquisitions                                                       
 (dispositions) per share $       -  $   (0.06)    (100) $   (0.61)    (100)
Dividends paid            $    62.7  $    62.4        -  $    61.5        2 
Dividends paid per share  $    0.12  $    0.12        -  $    0.12        - 
Number of shares                                                            
 outstanding at period                                                      
 end (000's)                526,153    522,031        1    515,370        2 
Weighted average number                                                     
 of shares outstanding                                                      
 (000's)                    523,400    520,910        -    513,359        2 
STATEMENT OF LOSS                                                           
Adjusted net loss (1)     $    (2.8) $   (37.3)     (92) $    (1.1)     155 
Net loss                  $  (116.2) $   (91.1)      28  $   (65.1)      78 
Net loss per share        $   (0.22) $   (0.17)      29  $   (0.13)      69 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS $   314.9  $   448.5      (30) $    94.7      233 
DEBT (2)                                                                    
Long term debt            $ 1,467.9  $ 1,412.7        4  $ 1,392.1        5 
Convertible debentures    $   235.8  $   236.0        -  $   236.8        - 
Total debt excluding                                                        
 working capital          $ 1,703.7  $ 1,648.7        3  $ 1,628.9        5 
Total debt including                                                        
 working capital          $ 1,757.3  $ 1,469.4       20  $ 1,748.3        1 
CONTRIBUTION BASED ON                                                       
 OPERATING NETBACKS (1)                                                     
Light oil                        44%        51%                 65%         
Heavy oil                        18%        17%                  8%         
Natural gas liquids              13%        20%                 12%         
Natural gas                      25%        12%                 15%         

(1) See disclosures at end of release for definition of additional GAAP
and Non-GAAP Financial Measures.  
(2) Debt includes the current and long term portions. 
First quarter 2014 average daily production of 75,102 boe/d
represented a decline of three percent compared to the fourth quarter
of 2013. While oil and liquids production during the quarter remained
stable from the fourth quarter of 2013, production declines resulted
from lower natural gas production due to limited capital investment
in gas properties. Pengrowth's 2014 capital program is expected to
generate full-year average production of between 71,000 and 73,000
boe/d, within the company's original range of guidance.  
Development Capital 
First quarter 2014 capital expenditures were approximately $234
million, following the strategy of selecting and executing projects
that maximize cash flow and provide the highest rates of return,
while continuing to invest in the first commercial phase of the
Lindbergh thermal project. Pengrowth invested approximately 92
percent of the first quarter 2014 capital expenditures in drilling,
completions and facilities, with the remaining eight percent spent on
maintenance, land, seismic and other capital.  
Pengrowth invested $127 million (54 percent) of the total first
quarter 2014 capital expenditures in the Lindbergh commercial project
including the drilling of 54 wells (7 horizontal producers, 7
horizontal injectors, 39 delineation/core holes, and 1 observation
Pengrowth also participated in the drilling of 46 (29.6 net)
non-thermal wells in other areas.  
Lindbergh is Pengrowth's 100 percent owned and operated thermal
project, located in the Cold Lake area of eastern Alberta. The
project offers Pengrowth the potential to develop annual production
of up to 50,000 bbl/d of bitumen within the next five years.
Lindbergh's expected strong netbacks, low decline rates, long reserve
life and low sustaining capital requirements are expected to be the
foundation of Pengrowth's sustainable total return model, supporting
future growth in cash flow per share and an attractive dividend. 
During the first quarter 2014, civil and mechanical field
construction continued for the first 12,500 bbl/d commercial phase
and is progressing as planned. All major equipment has been set into
place. As buildings have been constructed, mechanical, electrical and
instrument crews are completing final tie-ins. To date, Pengrowth has
drilled 15 well pairs. Drilling of the second of three well-pads is
now complete and drilling on the third well pad has commenced.
Operations at the pilot project continued to show strong results
during the first quarter, with combined field production from the two
well pairs averaging approximately 1,780 bbl/d of bitumen. The
average ISOR for the pilot in the quarter was 2.1. Since steaming
commenced in February 2012, cumulative production from the two well
pairs reached approximately 1.2 million bbls of bitumen by March 31,
With over 75 percent of the first commercial phase capital spent or
committed, Pengrowth estimates total capital costs for the first
commercial phase will increase from the initial $590 million estimate
to the current estimate of $630 million. The $40 million increase is
attributed to $20 million from higher base costs including currency
exchange costs, $10 million for project scope changes made to enhance
performance, $5 million for increased fuel and weather related costs
and $5 million of additional pre-investment in phase two.  
Pengrowth still expects the first commercial phase of Lindbergh to be
on time, with first steam in the fourth quarter of 2014 and first oil
in early 2015. As a result of this increase in capital, Pengrowth is
increasing its overall capital spending budget in 2014 by $40 million
beyond the previously estimated range of $700 million to $730 million
to a new range of $740 million to $770 million. 
Non-thermal Oil and Gas  
Pengrowth's significant non-thermal oil and gas portfolio includes a
large contiguous land base in the Greater Olds/Garrington area
encompassing over 500 gross (250 net) sections of land, with stacked
opportunities in the Cardium and Mannville sands as well as in the
Mississippian carbonate section. An extensive gathering and
processing infrastructure provides an efficient platform for
continued development in this area. Pengrowth also controls large oil
accumulations in the Swan Hills area of northern Alberta providing
ongoing development projects with low decline production and strong
cash flow. 
During the first quarter of 2014, Pengrowth achieved 100 percent
success drilling and completing 28 (15.2 net) wells drilled in the
Cardium formation. Based on initial test data and early production
results, the Cardium wells appear to be exceeding type curve
expectations. Strong production generated by Pengrowth's 2014
drilling program should support forecast volumes in the second half
of 2014. 
During the first quarter of 2014, additional development activities
were carried out in the Caroline (Ellerslie formation), Garrington
(Elkton, Ellerslie, Mannville), Jenner (Glauconite) and Groundbirch
areas with 18 (14.4 net) wells being drilled.  
Operating Expenses 
First quarter 2014 operating expenses of $104 million ($15.39 per
boe) represented a decrease of approximately $5 million or five
percent compared to the fourth quarter 2013, mainly due to lower
general maintenance, processing fees, as well as property
divestitures. On a per boe basis, first quarter 2014 operating costs
increased $0.05 per boe compared to the fourth quarter 2013 as a
result of lower production volumes, particularly natural gas volumes. 
Full-year 2014 operating expenses are expected to remain on track
with guidance of between $15.20 and $15.80 per boe.  
Funds Flow from Operations  
First quarter 2014 funds flow from operations of approximately $140
million ($0.27 per share) increased 32 percent compared to the fourth
quarter 2013 mainly due to higher natural gas prices during the first
three months of 2014. In addition, the narrowing of Western Canadian
light and heavy oil differentials during the quarter contributed to
stronger oil revenues. Partially offsetting the advantages of
increased realized pricing were higher other expenses which included
a $20 million provision for environmental clean-up costs, as well as
higher royalty expense and lower production in the first quarter.  
Adjusted Net Income and Loss 
During the first quarter of 2014, Pengrowth reported an adjusted net
loss of $2.8 million, a decrease of $34.5 million compared to the
fourth quarter 2013 adjusted net loss of $37.3 million. This change
is primarily due to a $33.6 million increase in funds flow from
operations. In contrast, the first quarter adjusted net loss of $2.8
million increased by $1.7 million compared to the first quarter 2013
adjusted net loss of $1.1 million. This was primarily due to an $8.0
million decrease in funds flow from operations and higher non-cash
losses on disposition of properties, partly offset by lower
depletion, depreciation and amortization expense.  
Financial Flexibility  
Pengrowth remains on sound financial footing, with approximately $315
million of cash on hand and an undrawn $1.0 billion committed credit
facility as at March 31, 2014. The cash on hand will continue to be
used in conjunction with internally generated cash flow, to provide
the capital for the completion of the first 12,500 bbl/d commercial
phase of Lindbergh. Pengrowth expects to maintain a balanced cash
flow profile through 2014, whereby cash outflows, including increased
capital spending, will equal cash inflows plus cash on hand.  
Pengrowth continues to use hedging to mitigate commodity price risk,
foreign exchange risk and power costs and to provide a measure of
stability and predictability to cash flows. Pengrowth has 77 percent
of its remaining expected 2014 oil production hedged at Cdn$94.51 per
barrel and 63 percent of 2015 expected oil production hedged at
Cdn$93.97 per barrel. Natural gas hedges account for 59 percent of
remaining expected 2014 gas production at Cdn$3.81 per Mcf and 47
percent of 2015 expected production hedged at Cdn$3.85 per Mcf.
Pengrowth also hedges portions of its power consumption in order to
mitigate volatility in operating expenses. Pengrowth has hedged 78
percent of remaining expected 2014 power consumption at $55.63 per
MWh and 69 percent of expected 2015 power consumption at $49.50 per
Additional details of Pengrowth's risk management contracts in place
for 2014, 2015 and 2016 are outlined in the Management's Discussion
and Analysis and accompanying Notes to the March 31, 2014 unaudited
Financial Statements.  
Pengrowth's total long-term debt was approximately $1.7 billion as at
March 31, 2014, comprising $1.5 billion of fixed rate term notes and
$0.2 billion of convertible debentures.  
Pengrowth has engaged GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd. to provide an
independent Lindbergh reserves and contingent resource update prior
to Pengrowth's annual meeting on June 24, 2014. Pengrowth's internal
estimates suggest that this update will allow it to reclassify a
significant portion of contingent resources to total proved and total
2P reserves, in the range of 70 million to 90 million bbls, at
Lindbergh. This positive reclassification is primarily the result of
additional delineation drilling which took place earlier this year
and the larger development area associated with the Environmental
Impact Assessment application submitted in December 2013 to expand
the thermal project to 30,000 bbl/d. 
Pengrowth's transition to becoming a sustainable, low decline,
dividend paying, higher cash flowing energy producer remains on
track. In 2014, the primary objectives will continue to be to
maintain Pengrowth's dividend at the current level of four cents per
share per month, while continuing to execute on the commercial
development of the Lindbergh thermal project, ensuring Lindbergh is
on time and on target for first steam in the fourth quarter 2014,
with first oil production in early 2015. Pengrowth will invest
prudently in its non-thermal business, targeting the best oil and
liquids opportunities that allow the maximization of funds flow while
continuing to be prudent in managing its balance sheet and
maintaining financial flexibility.  
Pengrowth's unaudited Financial Statements for the three months ended
March 31, 2014 and related Management's Discussion and Analysis can
be viewed on Pengrowth's website at They have also
been filed on SEDAR at and on EDGAR at  
Conference call:  
Pengrowth will conduct a conference call and webcast with investors
on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30 AM Mountain Time (8:30 AM Eastern
Time). Participants should call 1-866-223-7781, ten minutes before
the start of the call or can listen in online via the webcast using
the link 
A replay of the call will be made available until midnight Eastern
Time on May 20, 2014 by calling 1-800-408-3053. The passcode is
Notice of Annual General Meeting: 
Pengrowth's 2014 annual meeting of shareholders will be held on June
24, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Mountain Time at the Metropolitan Conference
Centre, located at 333 - Fourth Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta.
Pengrowth expects to mail information circulars and proxy forms
pertaining to this meeting in late May to shareholders of record as
of May 20, 2014.  
About Pengrowth:  
Pengrowth Energy Corporation is a dividend-paying, intermediate
Canadian producer of oil and natural gas, headquartered in Calgary,
Alberta. Pengrowth's assets include the Cardium light oil, Lindbergh
thermal bitumen and Swan Hills light oil projects. Pengrowth's shares
trade on both the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGF" and
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGH". 
Derek Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer 
All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise
Advisory Regarding Production and Reserves Information 
All production information herein is based upon Pengrowth's Company
interest (Pengrowth's working interest share of production plus
Pengrowth's royalty interest, being Pengrowth's interest in
production and payment that is based on the gross production at the
wellhead), before royalties. Pengrowth's internal reserve estimates
have been prepared in accordance with COGE Handbook and are effective
May 12, 2014. 
Caution Regarding Engineering Terms: 
When used herein, the term "boe" means barrels of oil equivalent on
the basis of one boe being equal to one barrel of oil or NGLs or
6,000 cubic feet of natural gas (6 mcf: 1 bbl). Barrels of oil
equivalent may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A
conversion ratio of six mcf of natural gas to one boe is based on an
energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the
burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the
Initial production results and steam oil ratio 
This press release references early production results (IP rates) in
various areas and steam oil ratios for the Lindbergh pilot project.
These results are not necessarily reflective of long-term production
results, production profiles, steam oil ratios or ultimate
performance of these wells or the project. 
Caution Regarding Forward Looking Information:  
In the interest of providing our shareholders and potential investors
with information regarding us, including management's assessment of
our future plans and operations, certain statements in this press
release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of
securities laws, including the "safe harbour" provisions of the
Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information
is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as
"anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "forecast",
"target", "project", "guidance", "may", "will", "should", "could",
"estimate", "predict" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or
language suggesting an outlook. Forward-looking statements in this
press release include, but are not limited to: statements with
respect to 2015 and future cash flow growth; expected Lindbergh
reserve update and reserve additions; Lindbergh first steam and first
production; estimated capital cost of first commercial phase of
Lindbergh; full year production guidance; 2014 capital spending;
funding of 2014 capital spending and dividends; expected Lindbergh
future production and netbacks; decline rate; reserve life and
sustaining capital requirements; future growth in cash flow; expected
results of 2014 drilling program; use of cash on hand; funding of
Lindbergh development; expected cash flow profile; hedges in place;
expected 2015 production; 2014 power consumption and Lindbergh
proceeding on time. 
Forward-looking statements and information are based on current
beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently
available to Pengrowth concerning anticipated financial performance,
business prospects, strategies and regulatory developments. Although
management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on
information currently available to it, they may prove to be
By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent
risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that
predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking
statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place
undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors
could cause the actual results to differ materially from the beliefs,
plans, objectives, expectations and anticipations, estimates and
intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These
factors include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic,
market and business conditions; the volatility of oil and gas prices;
fluctuations in production and development costs and capital
expenditures; the imprecision of reserve estimates and estimates of
recoverable quantities of oil, natural gas and liquids; Pengrowth's
ability to replace and expand oil and gas reserves; geological,
technical, drilling and processing problems and other difficulties in
producing reserves; environmental claims and liabilities; incorrect
assessments of value when making acquisitions; increases in debt
service charges; the loss of key personnel; the marketability of
production; defaults by third party operators; unforeseen title
defects; fluctuations in foreign currency and exchange rates;
fluctuations in interest rates; inadequate insurance coverage;
compliance with environmental laws and regulations; actions by
governmental or regulatory agencies, including changes in tax laws;
Pengrowth's ability to access external sources of debt and equity
capital; the impact of foreign and domestic government programs and
the occurrence of unexpected events involved in the operation and
development of oil and gas properties. Further information regarding
these factors may be found under the heading "Business Risks" in our
most recent management's discussion and analysis and under "Risk
Factors" in our Annual Information Form dated February 28, 2014.  
The foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not
exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make
decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the
foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.
Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press
release are made as of the date of this press release, and Pengrowth
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 required by
applicable laws.  
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are
expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. 
Additional and Non-GAAP Measures  
In addition to providing measures prepared in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Pengrowth
presents additional and non-GAAP measures, Adjusted Net Income
(Loss), operating netbacks, adjusted payout ratio and Funds Flow from
Operations. These measures do not have any standardized meaning
prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to
similar measures presented by other companies. These measures are
provided, in part, to assist readers in determining Pengrowth's
ability to generate cash from operations. Pengrowth believes these
measures are useful in assessing operating performance and liquidity
of Pengrowth's ongoing business on an overall basis.  
These measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a
substitute for, net income (loss), cash provided by operations and
other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in
accordance with IFRS. Further information with respect to these
additional and non-GAAP measures can be found in Pengrowth's most
recent management's discussion and analysis. 
Note to US Readers 
We report our production and reserve quantities in accordance with
Canadian practices and specifically in accordance with NI 51-101.
These practices are different from the practices used to report
production and to estimate reserves in reports and other materials
filed with the SEC by companies in the United States. 
Current SEC reporting requirements permit, but do not require United
States oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to
disclose probable and possible reserves, in addition to the required
disclosure of proved reserves. The SEC does not permit the inclusion
of estimates of contingent resources in reports filed with it by
United States companies. Under current SEC requirements, net
quantities of reserves are required to be disclosed, which requires
disclosure on an after royalties basis and does not include reserves
relating to the interests of others. Because we are permitted to
prepare our reserves information in accordance with Canadian
disclosure requirements, we have included contingent resources,
disclosed reserves before the deduction of royalties and interests of
others and determined and disclosed our reserves and the estimated
future net cash therefrom using forecast prices and costs. See
"Presentation of our Reserve Information" in our most recent Annual
Information Form or Form 40-F for more information. 
We incorporate additional information with respect to production and
reserves which is either not generally included or prohibited under
rules of the SEC and practices in the United States. We follow the
Canadian practice of reporting gross production and reserve volumes;
however, we also follow the United States practice of separately
reporting these volumes on a net basis (after the deduction of
royalties and similar payments). We also follow the Canadian practice
of using forecast prices and costs when we estimate our reserves. The
SEC permits, but does not require, the disclosure of reserves based
on forecast prices and costs. 
Fred Kerr
Vice President, Investor Relations
Toll free 1-855-336-8814 
Wassem Khalil
Manager, Investor Relations
Toll free 1-855-336-8814
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