Greenfields Announces Achievement of the TPR1 Production Milestone
Greenfields Petroleum Corporation Announces Achievement of the TPR1 Production Milestone under ERDPSA in Azerbaijan
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Houston, Texas – (January 10, 2014) – Greenfields Petroleum Corporation ("Greenfields" or the "Company"; TSX-VENTURE: GNF and GNF.DB), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce that the operating company of the Bahar project, Bahar Energy Operating Company (“BEOC”), has exceeded the important milestone of maintaining production for 90 consecutive days at an average rate of 6,944 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) referred to as Target Production Rate 1 (“TPR1”) under the Exploration, Rehabilitation, Development Production Sharing Agreement (“ERDPSA”). On January 10, 2014, BEOC informed the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (“SOCAR”) that BEOC had maintained an average rate of 6,962 BOEPD for the previous 90 consecutive days. Meeting the TPR1 requirement secures for the Contractor Parties in the ERDPSA the rights under the ERDPSA to the full twenty-five (25) year development and production period.
John W. Harkins, CEO of Greenfields, commented, "Through hard work and perseverance, BEOC has steadily increased production this year. We would particularly like to commend Mr. Amir Mahmoudzadeh, President of the Representative Office, and Mr. Norman Benson, First Vice-President of the Representative Office, for the turn-around in BEOC. This achievement guarantees the full production rights under the ERDPSA for the Contractor Parties. The Parties will continue to work to maximize production from the production area and a work program is in place which will permit the drilling of up to 8 additional wells during 2014.”
About Greenfields Petroleum Corporation
Greenfields is a junior oil and natural gas corporation focused on the development and production of proven oil and gas reserves principally in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Company plans to expand its oil and gas assets through further farm-ins and acquisitions of Production Sharing Agreements from foreign governments containing previously discovered but under-developed international oil and gas fields, also known as "greenfields". More information about the Company may be obtained on the Greenfields website at www.greenfields-petroleum.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release may include, but is not limited to, statements concerning: increased average production, drilling and completion plans and the expected timing thereof, securing the production and operating period of the Bahar Contract and seismic acquisition. In addition, the use of any of the words “initial, “scheduled”, “can”, “will”, “prior to”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “should”, “forecast”, “future”, “continue”, “may”, “expect”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning the success of optimization and efficiency improvement projects, the availability of capital, current legislation, receipt of required regulatory approval, the success of future drilling and development activities, the performance of existing wells, the performance of new wells, general economic conditions, availability of required equipment and services, weather conditions and prevailing commodity prices. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company’s operations and financial results are included under the headings "Risk Factors" in Greenfield’s Annual Information Form, its Management Information Circular and similar headings in the Company’s Management’s Discussion & Analysis which may be viewed on www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
Notes to Oil and Gas Disclosures
Barrels Oil Equivalent or “boe” may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. The volumes disclosed in this press release uses a 5.559 mcf: 1bbl conversion ratio as the Bahar Contract (ERDPSA) uses a 5.559 mcf: 1bbl conversion ratio to measure total field production in calculating the 6,944 boe production threshold to earn the full 25 year initial term of the Bahar Contract. A boe conversion ratio of 6mcf: 1bbl is typically used in oil and gas reporting and is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. The Company uses a 6mcf: 1bbl ratio to calculate its share of entitlement sales from the Bahar Project for its financial reporting and reserves disclosure, but, for greater clarity, not for the purposes of this press release.
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Greenfields Petroleum Corporation
John W. Harkins A. Wayne Curzadd
Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer
(832) 234-0836 (832) 234-0835