Calfrac announces update on 2014 capital program

CALGARY, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Calfrac Well Services Ltd. ("Calfrac") (TSX-CFW) is pleased to provide an update on its 2014 capital program. In response to significantly improved customer demand in the United States, Canada and Argentina, Calfrac's 2014 capital program was increased by $210 million to $360 million, including carryover capital. A portion of the increased capital spending is expected to occur in 2015. The incremental capital spending will be funded by Calfrac's existing credit facilities and cash flow. At June 30, 2014, Calfrac had approximately $247 million available under its existing credit facilities.

The majority of the capital program increase is related to the construction of two fracturing fleets totaling 80,000 horsepower for Calfrac's United States operations, a 35,000 horsepower fracturing fleet for Canada and a 40,000 horsepower fracturing fleet that will operate in the Vaca Muerta shale play in Argentina. In addition, two new twin cementing units will be constructed for Calfrac's Argentina operations. Delivery of this equipment is expected to begin in early 2015. The increase in capital also includes approximately $38 million of additional support and maintenance capital to optimize fleet utilization in North America and Latin America.

Calfrac's common shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CFW". Calfrac provides specialized oilfield services to exploration and production companies designed to increase the production of hydrocarbons from wells drilled throughout western Canada, the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Russia.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. More particularly and without limitation, this press release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to future capital expenditures, demand for Calfrac's services and the sources and availability of funding. These forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Calfrac. Although Calfrac believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information as Calfrac cannot give any assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information 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, prevailing economic conditions; commodity prices; sourcing, pricing and availability of raw materials, component parts, equipment, suppliers, facilities and skilled personnel; dependence on major customers; uncertainties in weather and temperature affecting the duration of the service periods and the activities that can be completed; health, safety and environmental risks; exchange rate fluctuations; marketing and transportation; loss of markets; environmental risks; governmental regulations; competition; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; failure to obtain required regulatory and other approvals; and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws, royalties and environmental regulations.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other risk factors that could affect Calfrac's operations or financial results are included in Calfrac's annual information form and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Calfrac does not undertake any 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.

SOURCE Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

For further information:

Fernando Aguilar
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (403) 266-6000
Fax: (403) 266-7381     

Michael J. McNulty
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (403) 266-6000
Fax: (403) 266-7381

Ian Gillies
Manager, Investor Relations
Telephone: (403) 266-6000
Fax: (403) 266-7381