Gran Tierra Energy Announces 2014 Year-End Reserves

Peru Reserves to be Adjusted Downward Following Negative Well Results After Year-end; Oil Reserves in Colombia and Brazil Increase After Producing 9.1 MMbbl (Working Interest) Oil in 2014

CALGARY, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE MKT: GTE; TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and production in South America, today announced the results of an independent reserve evaluation of the company's reserves by Gran Tierra Energy's qualified reserve evaluator GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd. ("GLJ") effective December 31, 2014.

Through continued strong reservoir management and appraisal drilling in Colombia and Brazil in 2014, Gran Tierra Energy has achieved another successful year of replacing production and adding reserves. However in Peru, negative well results after year-end will result in reserves being revised downward. The results of our development program in the Moqueta field in Colombia have been encouraging, adding approximately 14% to our existing Proved ("1P") company interest reserves in that country. Reservoir performance and additional development drilling contributed to positive 1P reserves technical adjustments at Costayaco.  In Brazil, due to new production from the Agua Grande formation, results of seismic reprocessing and additional reservoir volume in the Sergi formation, Gran Tierra Energy successfully increased 1P reserves in that country by 68%. Although 2014 Proved plus Probable ("2P") and Proved plus Probable plus Possible ("3P") reserves also appear to have increased at year-end, new drilling data from the Bretaña field in Peru subsequent to year-end indicate that the 2P reserves and 3P reserves associated with that field will be reduced after year-end. A new reserve report for the Bretaña field is expected before the end of the first quarter, once new maps, reservoir rock volumes and related data are integrated and evaluated.

Year-end 2014 highlights, calculated in accordance with United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") rules (comparisons are to 2013 year-end amounts):

  • In Peru, as announced on January 20, 2015, Gran Tierra Energy expects the Bretaña Sur well results will remove all Possible reserves associated with the southern L4 lobe of the Bretaña field booked at year-end 2014.  A reduction in Probable reserves in the field is also expected, the magnitude of which is unknown at the moment. A new reserve report for the Bretaña field will be provided after analyzing new vertical seismic profile data from the new well, to reconcile the unexpected time-depth conversion encountered by the well against the time-depth conversion from the previous four wells in the Bretaña field that was used for the pre-drill seismic mapping.  The new reserve report incorporating the new mapping and reservoir characterization is expected before the end of the first quarter;
  • Total 1P oil and gas reserves net after royalty ("NAR") were 37.0 million barrels of oil equivalent ("MMBOE") at December 31, 2014, compared with 42.1 MMBOE in 2013 (100% light and medium oil and liquids compared with 95% at year-end 2013), and after producing 9.2 MMBOE of company interest oil and gas before royalties, inventory adjustments and losses or 7.0 MMBOE NAR before inventory adjustments and losses, excluding Argentina production. The decrease was primarily due to the sale of Gran Tierra Energy's Argentina business unit during 2014 which contributed 4.4 MMBOE NAR of 1P oil and gas reserves at December 31, 2013;
  • After producing 1.7 million barrels of oil ("MMbbl") NAR before inventory adjustments from the Moqueta field in Colombia in 2014, appraisal drilling resulted in increased 1P reserves of 14% to 15.5 MMbbl, 2P reserves increased by 20% to 23.2 MMbbl and 3P reserves increased by 17% to 33.6 MMbbl on a company interest basis, and 1P reserves increased to 11.1 MMbbl, 2P reserves increased to 16.6 MMbbl and 3P reserves increased to 23.9 MMbbl, each on a NAR basis;
  • The Costayaco field in Colombia continued its strong performance.  Costayaco 1P reserves decreased to 19.1 MMbbl NAR at year-end 2014 from 20.2 MMbbl NAR at year-end 2013, after production of 4.2 MMbbl NAR before inventory adjustments in 2014;
  • In Brazil, due to new production from the Agua Grande formation, results of seismic reprocessing, and additional reservoir volume in the Sergi formation,  Gran Tierra Energy successfully increased 1P reserves by 68%;
  • Total 2P reserves NAR were 108.5 MMBOE at December 31, 2014, compared with 111.9 MMBOE in 2013 (99%  oil and liquids compared with 97% at year-end 2013), prior to adjusting for the sale of the Argentina business unit, which had contributed 6.4 MMBOE NAR of 2P oil and gas reserves at December 31, 2013. Total 2P reserves are expected to be adjusted downward with release of the new Bretaña reserve report before the end of the first quarter;
  • Total 3P reserves NAR were 170.3 MMBOE at December 31, 2014, compared with 183.9 MMBOE in 2013 (99% oil and liquids compared with 94% at year-end 2013). The Argentina business unit contributed 16.7 MMBOE NAR of 3P oil and gas reserves at December 31, 2013. Total 3P reserves are expected to be adjusted downward with release of revised Bretaña reserves within a month;
  • In Peru, the Bretaña field contributed 2P reserves of 57.9 MMbbl NAR and 3P reserves of 104.4 MMbbl NAR. These are expected to be adjusted downward with release of a new Bretaña reserve report before the end of the first quarter;
  • Based on Gran Tierra Energy's 2014 year-end SEC NAR reserves and Gran Tierra Energy's 2014 total  NAR production, Gran Tierra Energy's 1P, 2P, and 3P reserves life indices are 5.3 years, 15.4 years, and 24.2 years respectively;  The 2P and 3P reserve life indices are expected to be adjusted downward with release of the new Bretaña reserve report before the end of the first quarter;
  • Annual production for 2014, excluding Argentina production,  averaged 25,182 company interest barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOEPD") before royalties, or 19,283 BOEPD NAR, both before inventory adjustments, or 18,523 BOEPD NAR adjusted for inventory changes and losses, including 17,619 BOEPD NAR from Colombia, and 904 BOPD NAR from Brazil.  Production in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 18,953 BOEPD NAR before inventory adjustments or 17,169 BOEPD NAR adjusted for inventory changes and losses.

All reserves values contained in the 2014 highlights provided above have been calculated using SEC rules at December 31, 2014.  For reserves values calculated in compliance with Canadian National Instrument 51-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101") and the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook ("COGEH"), see "Reserves Reported in Accordance with Canadian Reporting Requirements" below in this press release. All dollar ($) amounts referred to in this press release are United States (U.S.) dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

Reserves Reported in Accordance with United States Reporting Requirements

The following reserves are reported consistent with United States SEC rules.

Total Company

The following three tables summarize Gran Tierra Energy's year-end 2014 company interest reserves and NAR reserves (calculated using average start-of-month 2014 oil and gas prices). Also shown in the following tables are Gran Tierra Energy's NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (calculated using average start-of-month 2013 oil and gas prices).


Total Company

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids

(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

49,698

36,880


39,846

Total Probable

78,790

70,857


68,850

Total Proved plus Probable

128,488

107,737


108,696

Total Possible

70,910

61,425


63,650

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

199,398

169,162


172,346

*Mbbl (thousand barrels of oil).

 


Total Company

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas

(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

1,081

983

13,453

Total Probable

3,822

3,367

5,532

Total Proved plus Probable

4,903

4,350

18,985

Total Possible

3,152

2,549

50,313

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

8,055

6,899

69,298

**MMcf (million cubic feet)

 





Total Company

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

BOE

(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

Total Proved

49,879

37,044

42,088

Total Probable

79,427

71,418

69,772

Total Proved plus Probable

129,306

108,462

111,860

Total Possible

71,435

61,850

72,036

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

200,741

170,312

183,896

***MBOE (thousands of barrels of oil equivalent)

New drilling data from the Bretaña Sur (L-4) well drilled subsequent to year-end indicates the 3P reserves and 2P reserves associated with the Bretaña field in Peru will be reduced, resulting in a proportional negative impact to total Company reserves in those categories.  A new reserve report for the Bretaña field is expected before the end of the first quarter once new maps, reservoir rock volumes, and related data are integrated and evaluated.

Colombia

Gran Tierra Energy's Colombia year-end 2014 company interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following two tables (calculated using average start-of-month 2014 oil and gas prices). Also shown in the following two tables is Gran Tierra Energy's Colombian NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (calculated using average start-of-month 2013 oil and gas prices).

  • Costayaco reservoir performance and additional development drilling contributed to positive technical adjustments in the 1P, 2P and 3P categories.
  • Moqueta delineation drilling added 1P, 2P and 3P reserves. The Moqueta-13, -15, -16 and -17 wells were successfully drilled, with Moqueta-13 and -15 currently on production.




Colombia

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

46,427

34,044

34,559

Total Probable

15,374

11,311

8,084

Total Proved plus Probable

61,801

45,355

42,643

Total Possible

17,413

12,579

12,458

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

79,214

57,934

55,101











Colombia

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas

(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

1,081

983

8,776

Total Probable

1,341

1,199

2,372

Total Proved plus Probable

2,422

2,182

11,148

Total Possible

1,810

1,376

3,325

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

4,232

3,558

14,473









Colombia

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

BOE
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

Total Proved

46,607

34,208

36,022

Total Probable

15,597

11,511

8,479

Total Proved plus Probable

62,204

45,719

44,501

Total Possible

17,715

12,808

13,012

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

79,919

58,527

57,513

 

Gran Tierra Energy's Costayaco and Moqueta fields' 2014 year-end company interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following two tables (calculated using average start-of-month 2014 oil prices). Also shown in the following two tables is Gran Tierra Energy's Costayaco and Moqueta field NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (calculated using average start-of-month 2013 oil prices).





Costayaco

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Light and Medium Oil

(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

26,517

19,059

20,194

Total Probable

5,365

3,853

2,326

Total Proved plus Probable

31,882

22,912

22,520

Total Possible

4,414

3,145

3,868

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

36,296

26,057

26,388











Moqueta

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Light and Medium Oil
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

15,474

11,110

10,021

Total Probable

7,760

5,501

4,108

Total Proved plus Probable

23,234

16,611

14,129

Total Possible

10,346

7,321

6,547

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

33,580

23,932

20,676

 

Peru

Gran Tierra Energy's Peru 2014 year-end company interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following table (calculated using average start-of-month 2014 oil prices). Also shown in the following table is Gran Tierra Energy's Peru NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (calculated using average start-of-month 2013 oil prices).

  • Reserves in Peru are associated with the Bretaña field on Block 95. New drilling data from the Bretaña Sur (L-4) well drilled subsequent to year-end indicates the 3P reserves and 2P reserves associated with the Bretaña field will be reduced. At this time, Gran Tierra Energy is unable to reasonably and accurately estimate the extent of the reduction or the corresponding impact on the Company's reserve estimates.  A new reserve report for the Bretaña field is expected before the end of the first quarter once new maps, reservoir rock volumes, and related data are integrated and evaluated.




Peru

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Heavy Oil and Liquids

(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

Total Probable

61,527

57,873

57,635

Total Proved plus Probable

61,527

57,873

57,635

Total Possible

50,807

46,495

47,042

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

112,334

104,368

104,677

 

Argentina

On June 25, 2014, Gran Tierra Energy sold its Argentina business unit to Madalena Energy Inc. ("Madalena") for aggregate consideration of $69.3 million, comprising $55.4 million in cash and $13.9 million in Madalena shares. Gran Tierra Energy's Argentina company interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following two tables (calculated using average start-of-month 2013 oil and gas prices).





Argentina

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

3,604

Total Probable

1,774

Total Proved plus Probable

5,378

Total Possible

2,590

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

7,968









Argentina

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

4,677

Total Probable

1,701

Total Proved plus Probable

6,378

Total Possible

46,215

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

52,593









Argentina

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

BOE
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

Total Proved

4,384

Total Probable

2,058

Total Proved plus Probable

6,442

Total Possible

10,293

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

16,735

 

Brazil

Gran Tierra Energy's Brazil company interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following two tables (calculated using average start-of-month 2014 oil and gas prices). Also shown in the following table is Gran Tierra Energy's Brazil NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (calculated using average start-of-month 2013 oil prices).

  • Positive technical adjustments were given on a 1P, 2P and 3P basis at the Tiê field due to the successful dual completion program (GTE-3 and GTE-4) and the acid stimulation treatment of the Agua Grande formation.




Brazil

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

3,271

2,836

1,683

Total Probable

1,889

1,673

1,357

Total Proved plus Probable

5,160

4,509

3,040

Total Possible

2,690

2,351

1,560

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

7,850

6,860

4,600









Brazil

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

Total Probable

2,481

2,168

1,459

Total Proved plus Probable

2,481

2,168

1,459

Total Possible

1,342

1,173

773

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

3,823

3,341

2,232









Brazil

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

BOE
(SEC Compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Company Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

Total Proved

3,271

2,836

1,683

Total Probable

2,303

2,034

1,600

Total Proved plus Probable

5,574

4,870

3,283

Total Possible

2,914

2,547

1,689

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

8,488

7,417

4,972

 

Reserves Reported in Accordance with Canadian Reporting Requirements

The following reserves estimates are compliant with NI 51-101 and COGEH (with forecasted oil and gas prices and costs).  Please refer to the GLJ website at www.gljpc.com/commodity-price-forecasts for forecasted oil and gas prices.

Total Company





Total Company

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids

(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

48,920

37,337

39,504

Total Probable

78,749

70,843

69.178

Total Proved plus Probable

127,669

108,180

108,682

Total Possible

71,445

61,667

63.471

Total PPP

199,114

169,847

172,153

 

 





Total Company

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas

(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

1,081

983

13,252

Total Probable

3,699

3,260

5,694

Total Proved plus Probable

4,780

4,243

18,946

Total Possible

3,144

2,564

50,308

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

7,924

6,807

69,254









Total Company

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

BOE

(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

Total Proved

49,100

37,501

41,713

Total Probable

79,366

71,386

70,127

Total Proved plus Probable

128,466

108,887

111,840

Total Possible

71,969

62,095

71,855

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

200,435

170,982

183,695

 

New drilling data from the Bretaña Sur (L-4) well drilled subsequent to year-end indicates the 3P reserves and 2P reserves associated with the Bretaña field in Peru will be reduced, resulting in a proportional negative impact to total Company reserves in those categories. At this time Gran Tierra Energy is unable to reasonably and accurately estimate the extent of the reduction or the corresponding impact on the Company's reserves estimates.  A new reserve report for the Bretaña field is expected before the end of the first quarter once new maps, reservoir rock volumes, and related data are integrated and evaluated.

Colombia

Gran Tierra Energy's year-end 2014 Colombia working interest and NAR liquid reserves are shown in the following table (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast oil price and cost). Also shown in the following table are Gran Tierra Energy's Colombian NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast oil price and cost).





Colombia

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

45,649

34,513

34,170

Total Probable

15,434

11,598

8,705

Total Proved plus Probable

61,083

46,111

42,875

Total Possible

17,963

13,322

12,737

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

79,046

59,433

55,612

 

Gran Tierra Energy's year-end 2014 Colombia working interest and NAR gas reserves are shown in the following table (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast gas price and cost). Also shown in the following table are Gran Tierra Energy's Colombian NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast gas price and cost).





Colombia

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

1,081

983

8,510

Total Probable

1,269

1,146

2,575

Total Proved plus Probable

2,350

2,129

11,085

Total Possible

1,810

1,403

3,329

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

4,160

3,532

14,414

 

Gran Tierra Energy's Costayaco and Moqueta fields' 2014 year-end working interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following two tables (with forecast oil price and cost). Also shown in the following tables are Gran Tierra Energy's Costayaco and Moqueta field NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast oil price and cost). The estimate of reserves for individual properties may not reflect the same confidence level as estimates of reserves for all properties due to the effects of aggregation.





Costayaco

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Light and Medium Oil

(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

26,006

19,347

20,290

Total Probable

5,375

3,950

2,367

Total Proved plus Probable

31,381

23,297

22,657

Total Possible

4,916

3,687

3,962

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

36,297

26,984

26,619






Moqueta

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Light and Medium Oil
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

15,301

11,355

9,999

Total Probable

7,933

5,787

4,363

Total Proved plus Probable

23,234

17,142

14,362

Total Possible

10,346

7,447

6,691

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

33,580

24,589

21,053






 

Peru

Gran Tierra Energy's Peru 2014 year-end working interest and NAR reserves are shown in the following table (with forecast oil price and cost).Also shown in the following table is Gran Tierra Energy's Peru NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast oil price and cost). New drilling data from the Bretaña Sur (L-4) well drilled subsequent to year-end indicates the 3P reserves and 2P reserves associated with the Bretaña field will be reduced. At this time Gran Tierra Energy is unable to reasonably and accurately estimate the extent of the reduction or the corresponding impact on the Company's reserves estimates. A new reserve report for the Bretaña field is expected before the end of the first quarter once new maps, reservoir rock volumes, and related data are integrated and evaluated.





Peru

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Heavy Oil and Liquids

(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

Total Probable

61,527

57,669

57,391

Total Proved plus Probable

61,527

57,669

57,391

Total Possible

50,807

46,017

46,632

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

112,334

103,686

104,023

 

Argentina

On June 25, 2014, Gran Tierra Energy sold its Argentina business unit to Madalena. Gran Tierra Energy's Argentina year-end 2013 working interest and NAR liquid reserves are shown in the following table (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast oil price and cost).





Argentina

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

3,680

Total Probable

1,761

Total Proved plus Probable

5,441

Total Possible

2,594

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

8,035

 

Gran Tierra Energy's Argentina year-end 2014 working interest and NAR gas reserves are shown in the following table (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast gas price and cost). Also shown in the following table is Gran Tierra Energy's Argentina NAR reserves for year-end 2013 (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast gas price and cost).





Argentina

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MMcf **

MMcf **

MMcf **

Total Proved

4,742

Total Probable

1,692

Total Proved plus Probable

6,434

Total Possible

46,232

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

52,666









Argentina

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

BOE
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

MBOE ***

Total Proved

4,470

Total Probable

2,043

Total Proved plus Probable

6,513

Total Possible

10,299

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

16,812

 

Brazil

Gran Tierra Energy's Brazil year-end 2014 working interest and NAR liquid reserves are shown in the following table (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast oil price and cost).





Brazil

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Oil and Liquids
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest
Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

3,271

2,824

1,654

Total Probable

1,788

1,576

1,321

Total Proved plus Probable

5,059

4,400

2,975

Total Possible

2,675

2,329

1,508

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

7,734

6,729

4,483

 

Gran Tierra Energy's Brazil year-end 2014 working interest and NAR gas reserves are shown in the following table (NI 51-101 compliant with forecast gas price and cost).





Brazil

2014 Year-End

2014 Year-End

2013 Year-End

Gas
(COGEH compliant)

Gran Tierra Energy
Working Interest

Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Gran Tierra Energy
NAR Reserves

Reserves Category

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Mbbl *

Total Proved

Total Probable

2,430

2,114

1,427

Total Proved plus Probable

2,430

2,114

1,427

Total Possible

1,334

1,161

747

Total Proved plus Probable plus Possible

3,764

3,275

2,174

 


About Gran Tierra Energy Inc.

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated in the United States, trading on the NYSE MKT Exchange (GTE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (GTE), and operating in South America. Gran Tierra Energy holds interests in producing and prospective properties in Colombia, Peru and Brazil. Gran Tierra Energy has a strategy that focuses on establishing a portfolio of producing properties, plus production enhancement and exploration opportunities to provide a base for future growth.

Additional information concerning Gran Tierra Energy is available at www.grantierra.com, on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and with the SEC (www.sec.gov).

Cautionary Statements:

Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than Probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of Proved plus Probable plus Possible reserves. The estimate of reserves for individual properties may not reflect the same confidence level as estimates of reserves for all properties, due to the effects of aggregation.

A BOE is calculated using the conversion factor of six thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") of natural gas being equivalent to one barrel of oil. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.  A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf : 1 barrel of oil is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.  In addition, given the value ratio based on the current price of oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalent of six to one, utilizing a BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf : 1 barrel of oil would be misleading as an indication of value.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release regarding Gran Tierra Energy's expectations, plans, projections and actions including that Gran Tierra Energy will maintain its balance sheet strength, the expected timing of the new reserve report for the Bretaña field and the impact of such report, that Gran Tierra Energy is well positioned to drive through the current oil price correction and succeed in returning to growth in the future, and expected funding of its 2015 capital program are "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable U.S. federal and Canadian securities laws, including the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 51-102 - Continuous Disclosure Obligations. Statements containing the words "expected", "well positioned", and "anticipated" and variations of these words are forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release reflect several material factors and expectations and assumptions of Gran Tierra Energy including, without limitation, assumptions relating to the accuracy of its reserves estimates, the accuracy of current forecasted prices and costs, the accuracy of well test results, the continuity of certain industry conditions, and the ability of Gran Tierra Energy to execute its current business and operational plans in the manner currently planned.  Although Gran Tierra Energy believes that the assumptions underlying, and expectations reflected in, these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions and expectations will prove to be correct.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include: Gran Tierra Energy's operations are located in South America, and unexpected problems can arise due to guerilla activity, technical difficulties and operational difficulties which impact the production, transportation or sale of oil and gas, including the cost thereof; changing prices for crude oil may cause some scheduled projects or actions to become uneconomical, or may change Gran Tierra Energy's focus to other projects or actions which could be of more benefit to Gran Tierra Energy, which could cause projects or actions currently contemplated to be postponed or canceled, or could cause Gran Tierra Energy's revenues to decline or expenses to increase; unexpected problems due to technical difficulties, operational difficulties, and weather conditions may arise, which could cause Gran Tierra Energy's expenses to increase; the risk that  Gran Tierra Energy will not be able to fund the 2015 capital program through cash flow from operations and cash on hand due to unexpected expenditures needed to complete its 2015 goals; and those other risks found in the periodic reports filed by Gran Tierra Energy with the SEC, including in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 5, 2014, and available at the SEC's internet site www.sec.gov and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by information contained in Gran Tierra Energy's filings with regulatory authorities and, subject to its obligations under applicable securities laws, Gran Tierra Energy does not undertake to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Gran Tierra Energy Inc.

For further information: For investor and media inquiries please contact: Jason Crumley, Director, Investor Relations, 403-265-3221, info@grantierra.com.

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