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MONTREAL, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ -Forest Gate Energy reports that it has
closed its acquisition of oil and gas assets located in south western
Saskatchewan from a private, Calgary-based company.
As a result of the transaction Forest Gate owns a non-operated 20
percent interest in oil and gas licenses encompassing 19,848 gross
acres in south western Saskatchewan. The remaining 80 percent interest
is owned and operated by Trafina Energy Ltd., a publicly-traded oil and
gas company based in Calgary, Alberta.
The licenses are located in areas known as Rangeview, Divide and
Katherine. Rangeview and Divide are currently producing 30 barrels per
day of oil and the equivalent of 10 barrels of oil per day in gas
production net to Forest Gate. Production is from the Upper Shaunavon
(18 degree API), and Madison formations (10 degree API). Katherine has
known hydrocarbon reserves.
Forest Gate's combined oil and gas production from Saskatchewan and
Alberta is approximately 80 barrels per day of oil equivalent. The
weighting is in favour of oil production with approximately 50 of the
80 barrels in oil and 30 in gas.
Forest Gate and its partner, Trafina Energy, intend to drill at least
two additional horizontal wells in the Upper Shaunavon formation and at
least two horizontal wells in the Madison formation at Rangeview and
Divide in 2011.
"In March, we will be drilling a new horizontal well, which will once
again target the Upper Shaunavon formation at Divide," said Michael
Judson, President Chief and Executive Officer of Forest Gate.
As a result of this transaction Forest Gate also has been able to
attract new technical talent in Calgary, says Judson. "The relationship
is in the process of being formalized but we have recruited a highly
experienced oil and gas operator to join us in helping build the
company. This individual was responsible for putting together the play
at Divide, Rangeview and Katherine."
"We are also extremely pleased to be working with Trafina Energy", said
Judson. "They have a track record of success in the Canadian Western
The total consideration for the acquisition was $1.5 million. Forest
Gate issued to the private company 7.35 million shares, assumed its
bank line of credit of $350,000 and various liabilities the private
company had with its joint venture partner in the amount of $100,000.
Forest Gate will also make an additional cash payment of approximately
$50,000 by March 31, 2011, subject to normal industry adjustments.
The Transaction is subject to final approval of the TSX Venture
Exchange. Conditional approval was granted on January 20, 2011.
About Forest Gate
Forest Gate Energy Inc. is a publicly listed oil and gas exploration and
production, and non-energy resource company trading on the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol FGE. The Company is seeking to increase
shareholder value through participation and development of energy and
other resources in Canada and internationally.
BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE
conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl 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, the
estimated values disclosed in this release do not represent fair market
Certain statements regarding Forest Gate, including management's
assessments of future plans and operations and Forest Gate's
anticipated financial performance, may constitute forward-looking
statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond
Forest Gate's control. These risks may cause actual financial and
operating results, performance, levels of activity and achievements to
differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such
Such factors include, but are not limited to: the impact of general
economic conditions in Canada and the United States; industry
conditions including changes in laws and regulations including adoption
of new environmental laws and regulations, and changes in how they are
interpreted and enforced; competition; the lack of availability of
qualified personnel; fluctuations in commodity prices; the results of
exploration and development drilling and related activities;
imprecision in reserve estimates; the production and growth potential
of Forest Gate's various assets; fluctuations in foreign exchange or
interest rates; the ability to access sufficient capital from internal
and external sources; and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The
securities have not been and will not be registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"),
or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the
United States or to United States Persons unless registered under the
U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an
exemption from such registration is available.
Neither 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 or the accuracy of this
SOURCE FOREST GATE ENERGY INC.
For further information:
Robert Kramberger, V-P, Investor Relations