TransAtlantic Petroleum Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides an Operations Update
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX: TNP) (NYSE American: TAT) (the “Company” or “TransAtlantic”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 and provided an operations update. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com.
SummaryNet income was $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, as compared to a net loss of $0.01 million for the second quarter of 2019 and a net loss of $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2018.Average daily net sales volumes were 2,662 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) in the third quarter of 2019, as compared to 2,873 BOEPD in the second quarter of 2019 and 2,917 BOEPD in the third quarter of 2018. Average daily net sales volumes for the trailing seven-day period were 2,745 BOEPD.Revenues were $14.7 million for the third quarter of 2019, as compared to $17.2 million for the second quarter of 2019 and $20.1 million for the third quarter of 2018.Operating income was $4.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, as compared to $6.3 million for the second quarter of 2019 and $11.0 million for the third quarter of 2018.Adjusted EBITDAX was $7.8 million for the third quarter of 2019, as compared to $10.7 million for the second quarter of 2019 and $13.9 million for the third quarter of 2018.1Net debt was $11.6 million as of September 30, 2019, as compared to $17.5 million as of June 30, 2019.2 Bank debt was reduced by $5.8 million in the third quarter of 2019, and capital expenditures were $10.2 million for the third quarter of 2019._________________
1 Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation at the end of the press release.
2 Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure consisting of total debt as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet minus cash and cash equivalents as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet. For September 30, 2019, total debt was $26.1 million, and cash and cash equivalents was $14.5 million. For June 30, 2019, total debt was $31.2 million, and cash and cash equivalents was $13.7 million.Third Quarter 2019 Results of OperationsThe Company had net income of $1.1 million, or $0.02 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to a net loss $0.01 million, or $0.00 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended June 30, 2019, and a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended September 30, 2018. Total revenues were $14.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $17.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and $20.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. Capital expenditures and seismic and corporate expenditures totaled $10.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $6.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and $6.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018.Adjusted EBITDAX was $7.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to $10.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and $13.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018.Operational UpdateSoutheastern TurkeyMollaYeniev FieldIn the third quarter of 2019, completion operations continued on the Yeniev-4 well, which had been drilled to a total measured depth of 9,520 feet targeting the Bedinan, Hazro, and Mardin formations. The Company successfully recovered 84 feet of core from the Bedinan sandstone, which is currently undergoing analysis to assist in infill development planning and secondary recovery evaluation. The well was completed naturally in the lower Bedinan sandstone with an unstimulated initial production rate of 167 barrels of oil per day (“Bopd”). In the third quarter of 2019, the Company drilled the Yeniev-5 well to a total measured depth of 7,060 feet targeting the Mardin formation. The Company successfully recovered 159 feet of core from two intervals within the Mardin, both of which showed live streaming oil on the cores. Completion operations are ongoing.In October 2019, the Company drilled the Yeniev-6 well to a total measured depth of 9,650 feet, targeting the Mardin and Bedinan formations. Completion operations are ongoing.The West Yeniev-1 well underwent production optimization with the installation of artificial lift in the third quarter of 2019. Production increased to 173 Bopd from 104 Bopd when the well was flowing naturally. Further production optimization is planned in the fourth quarter of 2019 with the goal of further increasing production.Bahar FieldThe Company drilled the Bahar-12 well in the third quarter of 2019, targeting the Bedinan and Hazro formations. A three-stage Bedinan stimulation was executed. The well had an initial production rate of 382 Bopd flowing naturally. The Company successfully recovered a total of 274 feet of core from intervals within the Bedinan and Hazro formations. The Company intends to analyze the cores to assist in optimizing reservoir development.Bati-Yasince FieldIn the third quarter of 2019, the Company reentered the Bati-Yasince-1 well, targeting the Hazro formation. The Company drilled the well to a total measured depth of 8,628 feet. Completion operations are ongoing.Arpatepe FieldIn the third quarter of 2019, the Company engaged in technical design and planning of a water-flood of the Arpatepe field. Following completion of the design and planning, the Company plans to recomplete the Arpatepe-2 well as a water injection well and execute the first phase of the water-flood.SelmoDuring the third quarter of 2019, the Company continued recompletion, workover, and production optimization operations in the Selmo field. Northwestern TurkeyThrace Basin BCGAThe Company continues to evaluate its prospects in the Thrace Basin’s Basin Center Gas Accumulation (“Thrace Basin BCGA”) in light of the recent exploration activity by Valeura Energy Inc. with its partner Equinor ASA (formerly Statoil ASA) on a license directly adjacent to the Company’s 120,000 net acres in the Thrace Basin of which the Company believes approximately 50,000 net acres (100% working interest, 87.5% net revenue interest) is in the Thrace Basin BCGA.In the second quarter of 2019, the Company drilled the Karli-1 well to a total measured depth of 1,289 feet and encountered several shallow gas sand intervals. While the shallow gas horizon proved non-productive, the well is strategically positioned to test the Company’s Thrace Basin BCGA acreage.BulgariaThe Company is currently evaluating future activity in Bulgaria.Conference CallThe Company will host a live webcast and conference call on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Central time (8:30 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss third quarter 2019 financial results and provide an operations update. Investors who would like to participate in the conference call should call (877) 878-2762 or (678) 809-1005 approximately ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask for the TransAtlantic conference call. The conference ID is 1544107.A live webcast of the conference call and replay will be available through the Company’s website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com. To access the webcast and replay, click on “Investors,” select “Events and Presentations,” and click on “Listen to webcast” under the event list. The webcast requires IOS, Microsoft Windows Media Player, or RealOne Player.A telephonic replay of the call will be available through November 15, 2019 and may be accessed by dialing (855) 859 -2056 or (404) 537-3406. The conference ID is 1544107. Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net income (loss) plus interest and other income, net, income tax expense, exploration, abandonment, and impairment, seismic and other exploration expense, foreign exchange loss, share-based compensation expense, (gain) loss on commodity derivative contracts, cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts, accretion of asset retirement obligation, and depreciation, depletion, and amortization.The Company believes Adjusted EBITDAX assists management and investors in comparing the Company’s performance on a consistent basis without regard to depreciation, depletion, and amortization, impairment of oil and natural gas properties, exploration expenses, and foreign exchange gains and losses among other items, which can vary significantly from period to period. In addition, management uses Adjusted EBITDAX as a financial measure to evaluate the Company’s operating performance. Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income prepared in accordance with GAAP. Net income may vary materially from Adjusted EBITDAX. Investors should carefully consider the specific items included in the computation of Adjusted EBITDAX.About TransAtlanticThe Company is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped properties in Turkey and Bulgaria.(NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION, OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.)Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains statements concerning the Company’s drilling program, the evaluation of the Company’s prospects in southeastern Turkey, the Thrace Basin in northwestern Turkey, and Bulgaria, the drilling, completion, and cost of wells, the production and sale of oil and natural gas, and the holding of an earnings conference call, as well as other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, and information about future events, conditions, results of operations, and performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, access to sufficient capital; market prices for natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; estimates of reserves and economic assumptions; the ability to produce and transport natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; economic conditions in the countries and provinces in which the Company carries on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities; receipt of required approvals; increases in taxes; legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to fracture stimulation activities; changes in environmental and other regulations; renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including sanctions, armed conflicts, and actions by insurgent groups; outcomes of litigation; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news 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.Note on BOEBarrels of oil equivalent, or BOE, are derived by the Company by converting natural gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas (“MCF”) to one stock tank barrel, or 42 U.S. gallons liquid volume (“BBL”), of oil. A BOE conversion ratio of six MCF to one 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. BOE may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.Contacts: Tabitha T. Bailey
Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
(214) 265-4708TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
16803 Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Addison, Texas 75001