Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. Signs a Definitive Agreement to Provide the Corporation with Long-Term Natural Gas Transportation to Serve its Growing British Columbia Production Base
Jun 29 15
Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to provide the corporation with long-term natural gas transportation to serve its growing British Columbia production base. This contract represents a critical step in Painted Pony's plan to develop and deliver 240 million cubic feet equivalent per day ("MMcfe/d") of natural gas and gas liquids volumes by the end of 2016. A contract with Spectra Energy Transmission for 220 MMcf/d of firm capacity on the T-North pipeline, expected to commence on November 1, 2016. The contract carries a term of 25 years on 200 MMcf/d and a term of 18 years, 8 months on 20 MMcf/d. The expected commencement of the Spectra Energy contracted service has been timed to coincide with the start-up of the planned AltaGas Townsend area gas processing plant, which is scheduled to be operational by mid-year 2016. The execution of this firm transportation agreement provides Painted Pony with certainty around pipeline egress for growing production in addition to strengthening the Corporation's marketing position and underpinning the opportunity to pursue a wide range of gas sales opportunities with customers at multiple sales points.
Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. Presents at RBC Capital Markets 2015 Global Energy and Power Executive Conference, Jun-02-2015
May 29 15
Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. Presents at RBC Capital Markets 2015 Global Energy and Power Executive Conference, Jun-02-2015 . Venue: The Ritz Carlton Battery Park Hotel, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Patrick Russel Ward, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director.
Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. Announces Unaudited Earnings and Operating Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Production and Financial Guidance for 2015
May 13 15
Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. announced unaudited earnings and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. During the first quarter of 2015, the company generated funds flow from operations of $10.2 million, which represents a 48% decrease over the first quarter of 2014. On a per share basis, the company generated funds flow from operations of $0.10 per share, a decrease of 55% over the results of the first quarter 2014 of $0.22 per share. Decreased funds flow from operations was primarily a result of lower natural gas and natural gas liquids prices received during the quarter, as well as the disposition of higher netback oil production in July 2014, partially offset by higher production volumes, as well as lower royalties and operating costs. During the first quarter of 2015, the company had a net loss of $3.5 million or $0.04 per basic and dilute share primarily due to non-cash depletion and depreciation expense, compared to a net loss of $1.5 million or $0.02 per basic and dilute share in the first quarter of 2014. During the three months ended March 31, 2015 the Corporation invested $48.3 million in exploration and development capital expenditures, including $39.6 million on drilling and completions activity, compared to $45.5 million a year ago. Petroleum and natural gas revenue was $23.6 million against $37.2 million a year ago.
Production averaged 16,243 boe/d (97,461 Mcfe/d) in the first quarter of 2015, weighted 93% to natural gas and represented an increase of 67% over the first quarter of 2014, compared to 9,734 boe/d (58,404 Mcfe/d) in the first quarter of 2014. Average NGL production for the first quarter of 2015 was 1,068 bbl/d, up 126% from the first quarter of 2014 production of 473 bbl/d.
Production guidance remains unchanged at an average of approximately 16,000 boe/d (96,000 Mcfe/d) for 2015. Due to planned maintenance at the McMahon Gas Plant, production is expected to average approximately 15,500 boe/d (93,000 Mcfe/d) in the second and third quarters, with volumes rising to 17,000 boe/d (102,000 Mcfe/d) in the fourth quarter. The Corporation has approximately 15 MMcf/d of additional volumes behind pipe due to limited processing capacity. The 2015 capital budget remains unchanged at $104 million. During the remainder of 2015, the Corporation intends to drill 8 (8.0 net) Montney horizontal natural gas wells on its 100% working interest lands in the Blair and Townsend areas, of which the majority will be part of the pre-drill program directed towards the AltaGas Townsend Facility.