Yangarra Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial and Operating Results

CALGARY, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Yangarra Resources Ltd. ("Yangarra" or the "Company") (TSXV: YGR) is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Highlights and accomplishments in the first quarter of 2011 included

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    -   Oil and gas sales during Q1 2011 were $3.6 million and cash flow from
        operations was $2.5 million ($0.03 per share), a 27% and 62% increase
        from the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively
        -  Production increased by 13% from the fourth quarter
        -  42% of production was generated from oil and NGL's
        -  82% of our production came from the Willesden Green/Ferrier area

    -   Production and transportation costs dropped in the first quarter of
        2011 to $8.26 per boe from $11.60 in Q4, 2010
        -  Operating costs in the Willesden Green/Ferrier area were $7.53/boe
           in the first quarter

    -   The Q1 2011 field netback of $37.95 per boe is a 32% increase from
        the $28.84 per boe reported in the fourth quarter

    -   Capital expenditures of $18.1 million, the focus of the Q1 capital
        program was the drilling of wells in Central Alberta.
        -  $14.2 million spent on the drilling and completion of 9 gross
           (4.0 net) wells as well as the completion and tie in of 2.0
           (1.7 net) wells from the 2010 drilling program
        -  $1.3 million was spent on land, increasing our future drilling
           inventory to 123 gross (70.0 net) locations, representing a 171%
           increase from year-end on a net basis, and this was increased to
           134 gross (78.0 net) after the end of the quarter
        -  $2.3 million spent on equipment purchases and infrastructure
           development during the quarter
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Operations Update

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    Willesden Green area
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    -   Yangarra drilled a total of 4 gross (2.84 net) horizontal (HZ)
        Glauconite wells. 2.0 wells (2.0 net) were completed during the
        quarter and were tied into facilities with initial production during
        the first 30 days (IP 30) of 324 and 527 boe/d, respectively, (35%
        oil and NGL's). The wells were completed with a water based
        foam/surfactant fracture stimulation with initial flow rates
        deliberately restricted to confirm the Company's theory that pressure
        decline during the initial 90 days of production should be more
        gradual. Of the two remaining Glauconite wells, one has been fracture
        stimulated with similar test results to previous wells and the second
        well will be completed by the end of May. Both of these wells have
        been connected by pipeline and will be produced into the Keyera plant
        at Rimbey once the completions are finished. The Keyera plant will
        significantly increase NGL recoveries from these wells.
    -   In addition, the Company participated in 1 gross (0.50 net) HZ
        Cardium well which has been fracture stimulated and is currently in
        the process of being tied into facilities and 1 gross (0.20 net) HZ
        Viking well which is scheduled to be fracture stimulated by the end
        of May and will be tied into facilities shortly thereafter.

    Ferrier area
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    -   Yangarra participated in 1 gross (0.15 net) Glauconite well which is
        scheduled to be fracture stimulated by the end of May.
    -   In addition, Yangarra participated in 2 gross (0.47 net) HZ Cardium
        wells one of which was fracture stimulated with a water based
        foam/surfactant stimulation and the second well fractured using a oil
        based facture stimulation. Both wells are expected to be tied into
        facilities and placed on-stream by mid June.

    Land Purchases/Acquisitions
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    -   Yangarra continued to accumulate quality perspective acreage in
        Central Alberta during Q1 with 11.25 sections purchased during the
        quarter and an additional 9.25 sections after the end of the quarter
        for a total of 20.5 sections at recent crown sales.
    -   Yangarra also closed a minor property acquisition on Willesden Green
        during the quarter.
    -   Total drilling inventory now consists of 134 gross (78.0 net)
        locations, representing a 202% increase from year end 2010.

    Hedging program
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    -   A total of 400 bbl/d of oil hedged for the remainder of 2011
        -  200 bbl/d at an average swap price of $93.92/bbl CAD
        -  200 bbl/d in a costless collar range of $95.00-$113.50/bbl CAD

    -   A total of 600 bbl/d of oil hedged for 2012
        -  100 bbl/d swap priced at $99.00/bbl CAD
        -  100 bbl/d swap priced at $102.00/bbl CAD
        -  200 bbl in a costless collars with a range of $95.00-$109.57/bbl
           CAD
        -  200 bbl/d in a costless collar priced at $100.00-$113.00/bbl CAD

    Current Production
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    -   1,100 boe/d with approximately 900 boe/d of flush behind pipe volumes
        all of which are expected to be on production by mid June.

    Future Development
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    -   The post breakup drilling program has commenced with the spud of the
        Yangarra operated Rock Creek HZ well in Willesden Green on May 18,
        2011.
    -   During the remainder of 2011 Yangarra will continue to advance its
        $50 million capital budget focused in Central Alberta. The remainder
        of the drilling program includes 22 gross (10 net) wells with a
        portion of capital allocated to land and equipment.
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The following tables summarize the Company's financial and operating statistics for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Operating / Production Summary

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                                         2011                 2010
                                          Q1            Q4            Q1
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    Daily production volumes
      Natural gas (mcf/d)                  2,978         2,564         2,018
      Oil (bbl/d)                            258           260             9
      NGL's (bbl/d)                           86            54            13
      Royalty income (boe/d)                  23            19             -
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      Combined (boe/d 6:1)                   863           761           358

    Product pricing
      Oil ($/bbl)                    $     86.66   $     80.54   $     78.39
      NGL  ($/bbl)                   $     62.53   $     62.30   $     61.36
      Gas ($/mcf)                    $      3.87   $      3.93   $      4.82
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      Combined ($/boe)               $     46.70   $     40.94   $     31.30

    Revenue
    Petroleum & natural gas sales
     - Gross                         $ 3,628,974   $ 2,864,802   $ 1,009,188
    Royalty income                   $   104,430   $    93,882             -
    Royalty expense                  $  (143,368)  $  (128,984)  $    40,588
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    Petroleum & natural gas sales
     - Net                           $ 3,590,036   $ 2,829,700   $ 1,049,776
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                                         2011                 2010
                                          Q1            Q4            Q1
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    Production by area (boe/d)
      Willesden Green/Ferrier                681           546            54
      Willesden Green/Ferrier
       - royalty income                       23            19             -
      Medicine Hat                            70            87            94
      Jaslan                                  80            98           206
      Other                                   10            11             4
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    Total                                    863           761           358
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    Netback Summary

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                                         2011                 2010
                                          Q1            Q4            Q1
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    Revenues                         $     46.70   $     40.94   $     31.30
    Royalty income                          1.34          1.34             -
    Royalty expense                        (1.85)        (1.84)        (1.26)
    Production costs                       (7.36)       (10.56)        (8.47)
    Transportation costs                   (0.90)        (1.04)        (1.52)
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    Netback per boe                  $     37.95   $     28.83   $     20.05
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    Financial Summary

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                                         2011                 2010
                                          Q1            Q4            Q1
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    Statement of Operations and
     Deficit
    Net (loss) income for the period $(2,230,631)  $  (183,574)  $  (147,119)
    Net (loss) income per share
     - basic                         $     (0.03)  $      0.00   $      0.00
    Net (loss) income per share
     - fully diluted                 $     (0.02)  $      0.00   $      0.00

    Weighted average number of shares
     - basic                          85,987,807    73,869,598    39,876,895
    Weighted average number of shares
     - fully diluted                  93,649,398    80,497,022    39,876,895

    Statement of Cash Flows
    Funds flow from operations       $ 2,535,251   $ 1,567,756   $   410,168
    Funds flow from operations per
     share - basic                   $      0.03   $      0.02   $      0.01
    Funds flow from operations per
     share - fully diluted           $      0.03   $      0.02   $      0.01
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                                         2011                 2010
                                          Q1            Q4            Q1
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    Balance Sheet
    Property and equipment           $80,990,090   $63,263,452   $40,987,140
    Total assets                     $87,597,721   $68,373,813   $42,817,351
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    Capital Expenditures

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                                         2011                 2010
                                          Q1            Q4            Q1
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    Land and lease rentals           $ 1,339,435   $ 3,827,343   $ 1,411,343
    Drilling and completion           14,286,734    10,593,594     1,997,955
    Geological and geophysical           170,632       190,640       125,432
    Equipment                          2,327,862     2,148,426       265,116
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                                     $18,124,663   $16,760,003   $ 3,799,846
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Disclosure Items

The Company's financial statements, notes to the financial statements and management's discussion and analysis have been filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and are available on the Company's website (www.yangarra.ca).

The Company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday May 26, 2011 in the Plaza Room - Metropolitan Centre, 333-4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB.

Natural gas has been converted to a barrel of oil equivalent (Boe) using 6,000 cubic feet (6 Mcf) of natural gas equal to one barrel of oil (6:1), unless otherwise stated. The Boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf to 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method and does not represent a value equivalency; therefore Boe's may be misleading if used in isolation. References to natural gas liquids ("NGLs") in this news release include condensate, propane, butane and ethane and one barrel of NGLs is considered to be equivalent to one barrel of crude oil equivalent (Boe). One ("BCF") equals one billion cubic feet of natural gas. One ("Mmcf") equals one million cubic feet of natural gas. Operating netbacks are calculated as revenue from all products less operating costs.

Forward looking information

Certain information regarding Yangarra set forth in this news release, including management's assessment of future plans, operations and operational results may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities law and necessarily involve risks associated with oil and gas exploration, production, marketing and transportation such as loss of market, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserves estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

All reference to $ (funds) are in Canadian dollars.

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

SOURCE Yangarra Resources Ltd.

For further information: James Glessing, Chief Financial Officer, at (403) 262-9558


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