DENVER, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recovery Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:RECV), an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on development in the Wattenberg field and surrounding areas of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin where it holds 112,000 net acres, reported its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, and provided an operations update.
"The third quarter brought beneficial executive management changes and a subsequent review of near-term oil E&P targets on our 112,000 net acre leasehold position in the DJ Basin. We were pleased to recently complete the Anderson 32-2 well remediation and Muddy 'J' formation workover in our Silo East Prospect, creating a proof-of-concept completion program that sets up several potential offsets to the Anderson well. We expect to drill two locations there by the end of the first quarter," said A. Bradley Gabbard, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. "Our new President, Avi Mirman, with 20 years of experience in the investment banking and securities industry including in the oil and gas sector, is focused on financing unconventional E&P development of our two primary Wattenberg prospects. Avi has brought a renewed excitement to the Board and the entire Recovery Energy team."
"I am pleased to report forward momentum on both of our Wattenberg prospects, where we are in the good company of many fine operators that continue to report successful projects," said Mirman. Mirman also noted that "we are currently participating in the drilling of one horizontal well in our North Wattenberg Prospect that has been drilled to total depth, and is expected to be completed late this year. We expect that our North Wattenberg property will be fully developed by the end of 2014, and we are also planning on operating a 7 to 9 well program in our de-risked South Wattenberg Prospect and expect to commence the drilling of the first two horizontal wells in this program, targeting the Niobrara and Codell horizons, in the first quarter of 2014.
"I commend the team on the substantial progress made this quarter, and look forward to gaining significant traction in both conventional and unconventional drilling activity for Recovery Energy in the DJ Basin in the months ahead," concluded Mirman.
- Wattenberg North Prospect - Horizontal non-operated well participation in Richter #34M-203, immediately adjacent to the company's acreage, was drilled from a pad operated by leasehold neighbor, PDC Energy, and targets the Niobrara "B" Bench and Codell formations. The Richter 34M-203 was drilled to a total depth of 11,812 feet, and completion activities are scheduled to commence in late this year.
- Wattenberg South Prospect - Increased net working interest participation in 320-acre South Wattenberg Prospect to 63%. The company also completed negotiations of a surface use agreement and commenced activities to permit the drilling of up to seven horizontal wells to test the Niobrara and Codell formations.
- Silo East Prospect - Anderson 32-2 well remediation and workover has been successfully completed and sets up several potential offsets to the Anderson well, with two of up to a total of 12 field locations expected to be drilled by the end of the first quarter of 2014. Recovery Energy owns a 50% interest in the 1,200 acre Silo East Prospect area, including a 50% interest in the Anderson 32-2 well.
- Northern Colorado Acreage - An assessment of operations following Northern Colorado regional flooding in September confirmed none of the company's producing properties were affected and only one of its properties, operated by a third party operator, had any substantial downtime. Recovery Energy did not have any resultant significant interruptions of its revenues or unexpected material expenses.
Third Quarter Financial Results
For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, the Company reported revenues from oil and gas operations of $1.09 million, as compared to $1.94 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of $0.85 million, or 44.81%. Total costs and expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 decreased to $2.17 million compared from $3.18 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. This resulted in a net loss for the same period in 2013 and 2012 of approximately $1.90 million and $2.84 million, respectively a decrease of $0.94 million, or a 33% decrease in net loss.
Net cash used in operating activities was $1.56 million, compared to $2.75 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of cash used in operating activities of $1.19 million or 43%. Net cash used in investing activities was $0.12 million, compared to net cash used in investing activity of $3.27 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of cash used in investing activities of $3.15 million or 96%. Net cash provided in financing activities was $1.06 million, compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $4.01 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of $2.95 million, or 74%. Net change in cash and cash equivalents for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was a decrease in cash of $0.62 million compared to a decrease in cash and cash equivalent for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 of $2.01 million, a decrease of $1.39 million, or 69.15%.
About Recovery Energy, Inc.
Recovery Energy, Inc. ("Recovery Energy") is a Denver-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin where it holds approximately 125,000 gross, 112,000 net acres. Recovery Energy's near-term E&P focus is to grow reserves and production in its de-risked Wattenberg Field acreage targeting the Niobrara benches and Codell Sandstone.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may include or incorporate by reference "forward-looking statements" as defined by the SEC, including statements, without limitation, regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things the Company's: (1) proposed exploration and drilling operations, (2) expected investments, production and revenue, and (3) the Company's growth plans potential of its properties. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) the Company's ability to finance its continued exploration and drilling operations, (2) positive confirmation of the reserves, production and operating expenses associated with the Company's properties; and (3) the general risks associated with oil and gas exploration and development, including those risks and factors described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.
|RECOVERY ENERGY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash||$ 353,934||$ 970,035|
|Accounts receivable (net of allowance of $50,000 and $50,000 at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)||482,115||934,591|
|Total current assets||1,772,337||2,589,466|
|Oil and gas properties (full cost method), at cost:|
|Undeveloped acreage, excluded from amortization||28,258,138||28,067,005|
|Wells in progress, excluded from amortization||180,153||193,515|
|Total oil and gas properties, at cost||86,661,587||86,870,615|
|Less accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization, and impairment||(44,989,495)||(43,187,962)|
|Total oil and gas properties, net||41,672,092||43,682,653|
|Office equipment, net||95,006||90,630|
|Deferred financing costs, net||443,116||974,856|
|Restricted cash and deposits||215,541||215,435|
|Total other assets||753,663||1,280,921|
|Total assets||$ 44,198,092||$ 47,553,040|
|RECOVERY ENERGY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 771,275||$ 1,831,590|
|Commodity price derivative liability||40,955||--|
|Short term loans payable||18,967,191||388,351|
|Convertible notes payable, net of discount||13,128,936||--|
|Convertible notes conversion derivative liability||1,150,000||--|
|Total current liabilities||35,742,387||3,630,957|
|Long term liabilities:|
|Asset retirement obligation||1,028,831||911,546|
|Term loans payable||--||18,947,963|
|Convertible notes payable, net of discount||--||10,300,361|
|Convertible notes conversion derivative liability||--||1,680,000|
|Total long-term liabilities||1,028,831||31,839,870|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, 10,000,000 authorized, none issued and outstanding||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value:100,000,000 shares authorized; 19,477,337 and 18,394,401 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively||1,948||1,839|
|Additional paid in capital||120,836,115||118,296,679|
|Total shareholders' equity||7,426,874||12,082,213|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$ 44,198,092||$ 47,553,040|
|RECOVERY ENERGY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|Three months ended September 30,||Nine months ended September 30,|
|Oil sales||$ 1,003,745||$ 1,775,383||$ 3,320,083||$ 4,685,713|
|Realized gain (loss) on commodity price derivatives||(43,551)||37,341||(23,661)||49,729|
|Unrealized gain (loss) on commodity price derivatives||(20,000)||(130,000)||(20,000)||445,609|
|Costs and expenses|
|General and administrative||1,207,123||1,515,868||3,559,358||5,099,932|
|Depreciation, depletion and amortization||539,079||1,069,068||1,879,908||2,897,156|
|Impairment of evaluated properties||--||--||--||3,274,718|
|Total costs and expenses||2,167,443||3,181,510||6,697,847||12,866,719|
|Loss from operations||(1,116,267)||(1,287,036)||(3,074,719)||(7,156,008)|
|Other income (expense)||143||333||535||(372)|
|Convertible notes conversion derivative gain (loss)||700,000||600,000||670,000||700,000|
|Net loss||$ (1,901,146)||$ (2,836,634)||$ (7,194,884)||$ (12,777,299)|
|Net loss per common share Basic and diluted||$ (0.09)||$ (0.16)||$ (0.38)||$ (0.72)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic and diluted||19,254,329||17,833,466||18,786,598||17,732,304|
RECOVERY ENERGY, INC.
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Nine months ended September 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net loss||$ (7,194,884)||$ (12,777,299)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Impairment provision, developed leases||--||3,274,718|
|Common stock issued for convertible note interest||830,660||686,934|
|Common stock for services and compensation||1,293,315||1,773,658|
|Changes in the fair value of commodity price derivatives||20,000||(445,609)|
|Amortization of deferred financing costs||531,739||1,504,751|
|Change in fair value of convertible notes conversion derivative||(670,000)||(700,000)|
|Accretion of debt discount||1,809,175||1,651,772|
|Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion of asset retirement obligation||1,873,002||2,897,156|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts payable and other accrued expenses||(667,912)||(140,846)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(1,558,307)||(2,747,079)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Sale of oil and gas properties||640,000||1,443,852|
|Additions to oil and gas properties||(303,814)||(436,023)|
|Drilling capital expenditures||(429,678)||(4,278,785)|
|Other investing activities||(25,081)||(3,112)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(118,573)||(3,274,068)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of debt||1,429,902||5,000,000|
|Repayment of debt||(369,123)||(988,299)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||1,060,779||4,011,701|
|Change in cash and cash equivalents||(616,101)||(2,009,446)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||970,035||2,707,722|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 353,934||$ 698,276|
CONTACT: MDC GROUP Investor Relations: David Castaneda 414.351.9758 Media Relations: Susan Roush 747.222.7012Source:Recovery Energy, Inc.