Ironhorse Announces Q3 2012 Financial and Operating Results

CALGARY, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc. ("Ironhorse" or the "Company") (TSX-V: IOG) announces its third quarter 2012 financial and operating results.

Recent Developments:

  • Funds from operations for the third quarter 2012 was an outflow of $0.1 million ($0.00 per diluted share) compared to an inflow of $0.3 million ($0.01 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2011 as a result of the dispositions in late 2011 with no significant replacement of reserves until Pembina comes onto production.
  • Net debt at September 30, 2012 was $3.3 million within current credit facilities of $5.0 million compared to net debt at December 31, 2011 of $7.8 million.
  • The Company and its partners continue to work with the ERCB and Pembina area residents in order to obtain regulatory approvals to complete the final development and production plans for its Pembina oil wells. The wells are expected to come on production by the fourth quarter of 2013 at an initial restricted rate of 2,000 (310 net) boe/d.
  • In November 2012, Tim Veenstra, Chief Operating Officer, left the Company. His services were provided under the management contract with Grizzly Resources Ltd.
   
SELECTED INFORMATION For three months ended
  September 30 June 30 September 30
($ thousands except per share & unit amounts) 2012 2012 2011
Financial      
Petroleum and natural gas revenues (1) 451 421 1,671
Funds from operations (2) (85) (146) 258
  Per share - basic and diluted 0.00 (0.01) 0.01
Net (loss) income (318) (256) (1,644)
  Per share - basic and diluted (0.01) (0.01) (0.06)
Capital expenditures (3) 186 125 626
Operation      
Production      
  Oil (bbl/d) 51 63 89
  Gas (mcf/d) 355 4 3,139
  Total (boe/d) 110 64 612
Petroleum and natural gas revenues ($/boe) 44.32 73.14 29.69
Royalties ($/boe) (9.38) (24.51) (7.65)
Operating expenses ($/boe) (18.60) (30.59) (8.79)
Operating netback ($/boe) 16.34 18.04 13.25

(1)     Petroleum and natural gas revenues are before royalty expense.
(2)     Funds from operations and net debt are non-GAAP measures as defined in the Advisory section of the MD&A.
(3)     Capital expenditures are before acquisitions and dispositions.

Additional Information

Ironhorse's complete results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, including unaudited condensed financial statements and the management's discussion and analysis are available on SEDAR or the Company's web site at www.ihorse.ca.

About Ironhorse:

Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc. is a Calgary-based junior oil and natural gas production company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IOG."

Forward-looking statements:

Statements throughout this release that are not historical facts may be considered to be "forward looking statements." These forward looking statements sometimes include words to the effect that management believes or expects a stated condition or result. All estimates and statements that describe the Company's objectives, goals, or future plans, including management's assessment of future plans and operations, drilling plans and timing thereof, expected production rates and additions and the expected levels of activities may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, volatility of commodity prices, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions, failure to complete and/or realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources and changes in the regulatory and taxation environment. As a consequence, the Company's actual results may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified in this document, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: the ability of the Company to obtain equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; drilling results; the ability of the operator of the projects which the Company has an interest in to operate the field in a safe, efficient and effective manor; and field production rates and decline rates. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company's operations and financial results are included elsewhere herein and in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as at the date of this release.

Boe Conversion - Certain natural gas volumes have been converted to barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") whereby six thousand cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas is equal to one barrel (bbl) of oil. This conversion ratio is based on an energy equivalency conversion applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release." 

SOURCE: Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc.

For further information:

Larry J. Parks
President & Chief Executive Officer
(403) 355-3620
lparks@ihorse.ca

Karen Hutson
VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer
(403) 355-3620
khutson@ihorse.ca
www.ihorse.ca