Stream Announces 2012 Annual Results

Achieves Increases in Production, Revenues and Net Operating Income

CALGARY, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Stream Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: SKO) (the "Company") is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the year ended November 30, 2012.

2012 Summary of Results

     
  Three Months Ended 
November 30, 
Year Ended
November 30,
(US$000s, except as noted) 2012            2011  2012  2011
Financial        
  Revenue 7,781            4,741  28,677  14,738
  Net operating income (loss) 2,586            3,214  18,250  8,697
  Funds from operations 4,566            8,955  13,339  8,796
  Net income (loss) (8,668)           1,765  1,975  2,757
    Per share - basic & diluted (0.13)           0.03  0.03  0.04
  Additions to property & equipment and exploration & evaluation assets 3,329           9,467  29,953  18,610
Operating        
  Average production (boed) 1,259           800  1,159  814
  Average price ($/boed) 68.76           67.50  67.33  62.11
  Netback ($/boed) 36.10           44.46  46.01  41.10
         
As at     Nov. 30, 2012   Nov. 30, 2011
Cash and cash equivalents     1,147  500
Shareholders' equity     26,946  24,572
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic (#)     66,503,921  64,147,454

2012 Highlights:

  • Average net production increased by 42% to 1,159 net boed compared to 814 net boed in 2011.

  • Realized price increased by 8% to $67.33 per boe from $62.11 per boe in 2011.

  • Revenue increased by 95% to $28.7 million compared to $14.7 million for 2011.

  • Net operating income increased by 110% to $18.3 million from $8.7 million.

  • Net income decreased to $2.0 million from $2.8 million in 2011.

  • Executed a $20 million facility with Raiffeisen Bank Albania in the first quarter.

  • Received government confirmation for Company's takeover of the oil and gas inter-field pipelines, enabling further development and future deployment of enhanced oil recovery ("EOR") programs.

  • Acquired a gas reinjection compressor for the Delvina gas/condensate field to allow near future gas and liquid/condensate production alternatives.

Consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards, the Company booked a deferred income tax expense of $8,896,000 related its Albanian operations during the fourth quarter of 2012.  The expense is a result of the Company's utilization of its cost recovery pools due to increased production and an increase in net income before tax in Albania.  The amount does not represent actual income taxes owed, but is derived by the resulting difference between the carrying values of property and equipment in comparison to available tax cost pools.

Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • Average net production was 1,259 net boed compared to 800 net boed in the fourth quarter 2011.

  • Realized average net crude price was $68.76 per barrel, a 2% increase over $67.50 per barrel in the same period 2011.

  • Increased revenue by 68% to $7.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $4.7 million for the corresponding period in 2011.

  • Net income decreased to a loss of $8.7 million from a profit of $3.2 million in 2011.

  • Completed work on the installation of an additional six jet pump units at the Cakran-Mollaj oilfield, targeting increasing individual well production to approximately 100 bbls/d.

  • Continued the Gorisht-Kocul waterflood commercial pilot projects.

Activities Subsequent to Year-End:

  • Stream executed a gas sales contract with Thermo Energy for the purchase of up to 6.5 MMcf/d natural gas from the Delvina gas field, which will be used in the generation of electricity in Albania

Outlook

Stream's growth strategy is focused on increasing production, reserves, sales and cash flow through the effective development of its Albanian assets. At the same time, the Company is concentrating on developing incremental reserve value opportunities from tertiary development through EOR in the oilfields and exploration of the sister structures adjacent to its producing Delvina field.

Stream's 2013 work plan incorporates two key elements: a) continued production growth; and b) developing local operating capability.  Management is committed to execute its 2013 growth program, subject to the availability of resources and services, which includes activities as follows:

  • During the first quarter of 2013, Stream continued its focus on rehabilitating ALS surface production equipment to return to peak production capability, while rehabilitating power/pipeline infrastructure to support production volumes;

  • During the second quarter of 2013, Stream plans to add additional expatriate personnel in order to improve operations reliability and control, maximizing and stabilizing production volumes.  Central treating and incremental storage facilities will also be improved to allow uninterrupted production;

  • In the Cakran-Mollaj oilfield, three additional jet pumps and eight new reactivations with RRP systems will be commissioned. In addition, central treating facility conversion to continuous operation is expected to be completed;

  • In the Gorisht-Kocul oilfield, twelve PCP systems interventions, twenty RRP interventions and twelve new reactivations with RRP systems are planned to be commissioned in 2013.  The Company also expects to complete central treating facility conversion to continuous operation, and augment facilities for the incremental water treating and recycling.  Commencing near year end, Stream plans to expand the existing waterflood commercial pilots into commercial projects;

  • Stream anticipates finalizing the takeover of the Ballsh-Hekal oilfield and plans to commence the field campaign, including twenty well reactivations, and twenty eight RRP and PCP interventions.  At the same time, the Company expects to   integrate the Ballsh-Hekal treatment facility into the Cakran-Mollaj central facilities;

  • In the Delvina gas/condensate field, Stream expects to complete the tie-in of gas supply to the power generator in the second quarter, commencing partial monetization of Stream's 2.5 MMcf/d gas capacity. Management expects to commence drilling of the first horizontal well and  expanding the field facilities in time to accept increased production;

  • In the Delvina block, the MT/gravity surveys will conclude during the year, assisting with locating the exploration well potential drilling sites. The Company will complete preparations for future drilling; and

  • Continue the field development geoscience program to reconfirm the previously identified EOR exploitation opportunities and impact future potential resource conversion, which is currently not captured in Stream's reserve reports.

Taking into consideration factors impacting production in 2012, Management resolved to focus on improving systems reliability, resolving operational resources constraints and improving exploitation of existing infrastructure during the first half of 2013.  As a result, the Company plans the aggressive execution of its 2013 oilfield work programs to commence mid-year.  Stream anticipates that this work program will be completed within 2013 as services and equipment are staged to allow efficient execution.  The execution of the Company's growth program, continued development of long-term export contracts and strengthening of financial resources is expected to result in additional value to Stream and its shareholders.

Additional Information

Stream has filed its audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended November 30, 2012, and related Management's Discussion and Analysis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Copies of these documents may be obtained via www.sedar.com or the Company's website, www.streamoilandgas.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Information in this news release respecting matters such as plans of development or exploration, reserves estimates, production estimates and targets, development costs, work programs and budgets constitute forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") under the meaning of applicable securities laws, including Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations. Such forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions, including the availability of funds for capital expenditures necessary to construct the infrastructure required for future development, a favorable political and economic operating environment, a consistent rate of well re-completions and costs, success rates, production performance and build-up periods for well re-completions that are consistent with or an improvement over historical levels.

The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this release solely for the purpose of generally disclosing Stream's 2012 annual results and outlook for 2013. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. Such forward-looking information reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual costs and results of the Company and its operations to be materially different from estimated costs or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others political and economic risks associated with foreign operations, general risks inherent in petroleum operations, risks associated with equipment procurement and equipment failure, availability of qualified personnel, risks associated with transportation, currency and exchange rate fluctuations and other general risks inherent in oil and gas operations.

Although the Company has attempted to take into account important factors that could cause actual costs or results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause costs and timing of the Company's program or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances except as required under applicable securities legislation.

Use of Boe Equivalents

The oil and gas industry commonly expresses production and reserve volumes on a barrel of oil equivalent (Boe) basis whereby natural gas volumes are converted at the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil. Boe may be misleading particularly if used in isolation. A Boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

About Stream Oil & Gas Ltd.

Stream Oil & Gas Ltd. is a Canadian-based emerging oil and gas production, development and exploration company focused on the re-activation and re-development of three oilfields and a gas/condensate field in Albania. The Company's strategy is to use proven technology, incremental and enhanced oil recovery techniques to significantly increase production and reserves.

Neither 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: Stream Oil & Gas Ltd.

For further information:

Dr. Sotirios Kapotas President & Chief Executive Officer   P: (403) 531-2358

James Hodgson, Chief Financial Officer   P: (403) 531-2358

Email info@streamoilandgas.com

Website: www.streamoilandgas.com

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