Mountainview Energy Ltd. announces significant 2013 year end reserves growth

CUT BANK, MT, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Mountainview Energy Ltd. ("Mountainview" or "the Company") (TSXV: MVW)  is  pleased to  announce significant 2013 year end reserve growth, highlighting success at the 12 Gage Three Forks  play, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Selected reserve information is outlined below and should be read in conjunction with Mountainview's upcoming audited financial statements and related management discussion and analysis, which will be made available for review under Mountainview's  SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.  Mountainview's reserves were evaluated by Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc. ("CG&A") effective December 31, 2013, in accordance with National Instrument 51‐101 ("NI 51‐101") - Standards for Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities of the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CG&A Report").  All of the Company reserves were evaluated in the CG&A Report.  All dollar figures are in USD unless otherwise specified.

2013 Year End Reserve Highlights:

  • Increased Total Proved ("TP") plus Probable Reserves ("P+P") by 14.9 times to 11,466 Mboe (88% liquids) and Total Proved ("TP") Reserves by 14.7 times to 6,776.2 Mboe (88% liquids);
  • Increased P+P Reserves per basic share by 13 times;
  • Increased P+P, Before Tax Net Present Value, discounted at 10% ("BT NPV10%") by 844% to $103.5 million;
  • Increased P+P, BT NPV10% value per share basic by 718% to $1.18;
  • Achieved P+P finding, development cost (F&D) of $26.19/boe, including changes in future development capital;
  • Achieved a P+P Recycle Ratio of 1.42 times, based on F&D of $26.19/boe and a Q4, 2013 field netback of $37.06/boe;
  • Increased Reserve Life Index (RLI) to 15.7 years (TP) and 26.6 years (P+P) based on Q4 2013 production of 1,183 boe/day compared to 6.2 years (TP) and 10.3 years (P+P) based on Q4 2012 production of 205.2 boe/day;
  • Reserve additions in 2013 of 10,969 Mboe, replaced annual corporate production 40.1 times;
  • Successful initial drilling results and associated booking of future locations on Mountainview's 12 Gage Three Forks light oil play have attributed 10,277 Mboe (89% liquids) or 94% of the 10,969 Mboe,  P+P, reserves additions in 2012. The eight drilled and booked locations (6.6 net) at 12 Gage represent approximately 10% of the original inventory of net locations, with 72 net un‐drilled locations remaining;
  • There were no acquisitions in 2013.  All reserve increases were achieved through the drill bit; and
  • 100% of reserves evaluated by CG&A per NI 51‐101 standards.

Reserve Category (Gross) Before Tax Net Present Value
Discounted at 10% ($000's)
Light Oil
(Mbbl)
Gas
(MMcf)
BOE's
(MBOE)
Proved        
Developed Producing 2,064.9 2,049.5 2,406.5 49,721.6
Undeveloped 3,898.1 2,829.3 4,369.7 26,192.7
Total Proved 5,963.0 4,878.8 6,776.2 75,914.3
         
Probable 4,178.0 3,071.7 4,689.8 27,588.3
         
Total Proved & Probable 10,141.0 7,950.5 11,466.0 103,502.6

Mountainview Energy Ltd. President and CEO Patrick Montalban commented:

"The oil and gas reserves have increased 15 times year over year, which is a testament to the hard work and expertise of the team at Mountainview.  We have grown our reserve value by over 800 percent, supporting our view that the 12 Gage Project is a tremendous asset, a "Company Builder." We look forward to further growth as we continue to develop the Three Forks and begin to develop the Bakken in Divide County, North Dakota. We will continue to focus on improving development and production costs as we refine operations in the field."

About Mountainview

Mountainview Energy Ltd. is a public oil and gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, with a primary focus on the exploration, production and development of the Bakken and Three Forks Shale in the Williston Basin and the South Alberta Bakken.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements.  Statements relating to "reserves" are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated and can be profitably produced in the future. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond the Company's control including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, environmental risks, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified service providers, personnel or management, stock market volatility and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, inability to meet or continue to meet listing requirements, the inability to obtain required consents, permits or approvals and the risk that actual results will vary from the results forecasted and such variations may be material.  Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release.  Mountainview disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Additionally, Mountainview undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release.  Mountainview disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Additionally, Mountainview undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

Barrels of Oil Equivalent

The term barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil equivalent (6 mcf/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. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value. All boe conversions in this report are derived from converting gas to oil in the ratio of six  thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil.

Finding and Development Costs

NI 51-101 specifies how finding and development costs should be calculated if they are reported. Essentially NI 51-101 requires that the exploration and development costs incurred in the year along with the change in estimated finding and development costs be aggregated and then divided by the applicable reserve additions. The calculation specifically excludes the effects of acquisitions and dispositions on both reserves and costs. By excluding the effects of acquisitions and dispositions Mountainview believes that the provisions of the NI 51-101 do not fully reflect Mountainview's ongoing reserve replacement costs. Since acquisitions can have a significant impact on Mountainview's annual reserve replacement costs, excluding these amounts could result in an inaccurate portrayal of Mountainview's cost structure. Accordingly, Mountainview also provides FD&A costs in addition o the F&D costs, as FD&A costs incorporate all acquisitions and excludes dispositions during the year. Finding and development costs disclosed herein is based on working interest gross reserves.

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

SOURCE Mountainview Energy Ltd.

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For further information, please contact:

Patrick M. Montalban, President & Chief Executive Officer
E-Mail: mvw@bresnan.net
Fax: (406) 873-2835

Brent Osmond, Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer
E-Mail: brento@mountainviewenergy.com
Phone: (403) 999-8511