CALGARY and HOUSTON, TX, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - PetroTal Corp. ("PetroTal" or the "Company") (TSXV: TAL), an exploration and production company focused on oil assets in Peru, is pleased to announce the Company has notified Perupetro of a declaration of commerciality in respect of the Bretana oil field in Block 95, an important event for the Company as it has focused significant effort and capital to bring this area into commercial production.
The declaration of commerciality in Bretana was a result of the successful ongoing long-term testing and the stability of production. The notification allows the Company's Peruvian subsidiary to formally record revenue and operating costs on the statement of income, rather than a capital cost reduction.
Manolo Zuniga, President and Chief Executive Officer, said:
"This is yet another milestone for PetroTal and is a result of the success of our team. This is both a positive for PetroTal as well as the country of Peru. The declaration of commerciality has positive financial implications for the Company, and Peru benefits from having yet another producing company in country that reduces the reliance on oil imports. We have positioned PetroTal to make an even greater impact for the country as we grow production in Peru."
PetroTal is a publicly-traded independent oil and gas development and production company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing oil fields in Northern Peru and is focused on safely and cost effectively developing and exploiting the Bretaña oil field in Block 95 and to continue to evaluate the Osheki prospect in Block 107.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release may contain certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus and the impact of the declaration of commerciality in respect of the Bretana oil field. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. In addition, statements relating to expected production, reserves, resources, recovery, costs and valuation are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the reserves and resources described can be profitably produced in the future. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning the ability of existing infrastructure to deliver production and the anticipated capital expenditures associated therewith, reservoir characteristics, recovery factor, exploration upside, prevailing commodity prices and the actual prices received for PetroTal's products, the availability and performance of drilling rigs, facilities, pipelines, other oilfield services and skilled labour, royalty regimes and exchange rates, the application of regulatory and licensing requirements, the accuracy of PetroTal's geological interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities, current legislation, receipt of required regulatory approval, the success of future drilling and development activities, the performance of new wells, the Company's growth strategy, general economic conditions, availability of required equipment and services and prevailing commodity prices. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, legal, political and economic instability in Peru, access to transportation routes and markets for the Company's production, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2017 and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
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SOURCE PetroTal Corporation
For further information: Greg Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, [email protected], T: (713) 609-9101; Manolo Zuniga, President and Chief Executive Officer, [email protected], T : (713) 609-9101; Mark Antelme / Henry Lerwill, Celicourt Communications, [email protected], T : 44 207 520 9261, http://www.petrotal-corp.com/