Ivanhoe Energy Inc. Announces Acquisition Opportunity

CALGARY, July 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Pursuant to an order of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (the "Court") made June 16, 2015, KPMG Inc. in its capacity as Court-appointed receiver (the "Receiver") of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. ("Ivanhoe" or the "Company"), is soliciting written proposals for the acquisition of the Company's assets and/or shares, in accordance with a sale and investor solicitation process approved by the Court on July 13, 2015, either en bloc or parts thereof.

Primary assets offered for sale include the following:

  • Tamarack – two oil sands leases in Alberta in the Athabasca region of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin with over 7,400 net acres. According to the 2013 reserve report, the asset consists of 172 million barrels of heavy oil (2P) reserves and 340 million barrels of additional resources and an estimated reserve life of 30 years;
  • Patented heavy oil upgrading process "HTL" or "Heavy-to-Light" - a proprietary and patented process that converts heavy oil to lighter synthetic crude oil that can be transported by pipeline without the need for light blend oils. The HTL process can be located in the heavy oil field, completely integrated with upstream field operations. It includes a patent portfolio, a feedstock testing facility, proprietary research and engineering data, and operational know-how; and
  • Tax Pools – significant non-capital losses in Canada and the US available for use on a go forward basis, subject to income tax rules and regulations in both Canada and the US.

In addition to the three principal assets, Ivanhoe also holds oil and gas exploration and production rights in Mongolia.

The assets are being sold on an "as is-where is" basis and the Receiver provides no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to title, condition or fitness for use.

Interested parties must be qualified by the Receiver in order to participate in the process and are required to submit non-binding indications of interest by no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on August 28, 2015.

To obtain further details about bid qualification, or the process in general, please contact Ms. Pinky Law at +1 (604) 691-3051 or plaw@kpmg.ca or Ms. Jennifer Lin at +1 (403) 691-4263 or jlin5@kpmg.ca and/or visit the Receiver's website (www.kpmg.ca/ivanhoe-energy).

SOURCE KPMG INC

For further information: KPMG INC., in its capacity as Court-appointed Receiver of Ivanhoe Energy Inc., 3100-205 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4B9

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