CALGARY, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today released its financial and operating
results for the third quarter of 2011. A copy of Rodinia's unaudited
condensed consolidated financial statements and related management's
discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be accessed either at www.sedar.com or on Rodinia's website.
Third Quarter 2011 Highlights
During the third quarter 2011, Rodinia remained focused on the
completion of its first exploration well, "Mulyawara-1". Due to
operational and mechanical issues, drilling was substantially slower
than anticipated. On October 13, 2011, Rodinia announced that the well
reached a total measured depth of 2,691.2 metres. As there was a
washout in portions of the wellbore, a definitive petrophysical
interpretation of the deeper Pindyin zone was not possible due to the
poor quality of the wireline logs. The decision was made to plug and
abandon the well.
Shows in the Neoproterozoic Mundallio and Emeroo sandstones in
Mulyawara-1 are encouraging as they demonstrate an active mature
petroleum system capable of generating hydrocarbons. As well, the
existence of excellent reservoir quality rocks in the upper
Neoproterozoic formations was proven, with the Ediacaran Age Murnaroo
sandstone having an average log porosity of 18% (commonly up to 23%).
Small gas peaks and traces of hydrocarbon fluorescence exhibiting
blooming cut over discrete intervals were also encountered.
Total capital expenditures for the three and nine months ended September
30, 2011 totaled $11.1 million and $35.0 million respectively as
compared to the $0.2 million and $0.5 million incurred in the same
periods in 2010. The majority of expenditures were incurred in South
Australia associated with Rodinia's Phase III seismic acquisition and
interpretation program and drilling preparation and drilling expenses.
As at September 30, 2011, Rodinia had a working capital surplus of $17.7
million with no debt.
On October 13, 2011, Rodinia's Board of Directors adopted a Shareholder
Rights Plan (the "Rights Plan") to ensure the fair treatment of
shareholders in connection with any take-over offer for Rodinia, and to
provide the Board of Directors and shareholders with additional time to
fully consider any unsolicited take-over bid. On November 10, 2011, the
Rights Plan was approved by shareholders at Rodinia's Annual and
On November 2, 2011, Rodinia spudded its second wildcat exploration
well, "Kutjara-1", located approximately 45 km southeast of
About Rodinia Oil Corp.
Rodinia is an international oil and gas exploration corporation. The
Common Shares and Warrants are listed for trading on the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbols "ROZ" and "ROZ.WT" respectively. Rodinia is
engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of petroleum
and natural gas assets in Australia's Officer Basin. Founded in 2006,
Rodinia has access to large tracts of exploratory lands and is one of
the first companies to undertake exploration in the Officer Basin.
Rodinia has offices in Calgary, Alberta and Adelaide, South Australia.
This press release may contain forward-looking information that involves
substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which
are beyond the control of Rodinia, including, without limitation,
statements pertaining to Rodinia's drilling plans and operations. All
statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact,
are forward-looking information and such information involves various
risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
information. A description of assumptions used to develop such
forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may
cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking
information can be found in Rodinia's disclosure documents on the SEDAR
website at www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this
release and, other than as required by applicable securities laws,
Rodinia does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to
reflect new events or circumstances.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Rodinia Oil Corp.
For further information:
Susan Showers, Manager, Investor Relations
Rodinia Oil Corp.
Suite 320, 715 5 Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2X6
Telephone: (403) 718-0366
Toll Free: (877) 822-7280
Fax: (403) 718-3888