Reabold Resources (LON: RBD), the AIM investing company which focuses on investments in pre-cash flow upstream oil and gas projects, has today provided the conclusion of a third party reserves report into its assets at the West Brentwood field in Kern County, California. Reabold has a 50 per cent. interest in the West Brentwood field; Integrity Management Solutions is the contract operator.
· Close to 1 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of Proven reserves attributed to Reabold’s net interest at West Brentwood, with associated value of US$19.3 Million (NPV10)
· Significant multiple achieved on capital invested to date
· Returns should improve further with earn in now completed
As part of an evaluation of the current and future potential value associated with its California business, Reabold commissioned Petrotech Resources Company Inc., based in Bakersfield, California, to compile a reserves report to cover the West Brentwood field.
The Proved Developed Producing (“PDP”) and Proved Undeveloped (“PUD”) reserves reported for oil and associated gas, net to the Reabold interest, are as follows:
|M bbl||MMscf||M boe|
|PDP (2 wells)||550.84||612.58||652.94|
|PUD (1 well)||267.32||363.60||327.92|
Note: gas equivalence based on 6,000 scf/bbl
The report attributes an NPV10 value1, net to Reabold, of US$19.31 Million associated only with the PDPs at the VG-3 and VG-4 locations, and the PUDs at the upcoming VG-5 location, which is planned to be drilled this year. Additional prospectivity associated with other potential drilling locations at West Brentwood, along with “Probable” and “Possible” upsides, have not been included in the valuation calculation.
This corresponds to a total capitalised expenditure by Reabold at West Brentwood to 30 June 2019 of US$2.9 Million, associated with the drilling and completion of the VG-3 and VG-4 wells. Almost all expenditure to date at West Brentwood has been 100 per cent. funded by Reabold in order to earn its 50 per cent. equity interest. Going forward, all expenditure will be funded by Reabold on a 50 per cent. basis.
Marcos Mozetic, an exploration geologist, with over 42 years of international technical experience has reviewed the technical information in this announcement and approved it for release in his capacity as a Qualified Person under the AIM Rules. Marcos holds a BSc and Post-Graduate degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Buenos Aires. Marcos is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Stephen Williams, Co-CEO of Reabold Resources, commented:
“We are delighted to be able to demonstrate independent validation with regard to the impressive economic returns we have been able to achieve in California. The 6x multiple on cash investment to date at West Brentwood has been delivered even whilst Reabold has been paying almost 100 per cent. of the costs, and economics can essentially double on a go forward basis. We have further running room at West Brentwood, and significant opportunity to create further value at Monroe Swell and Grizzly Island.”
1 The reference oil price used is NYMEX Brent strip as at 1 August 2019 and a natural gas price of USD 3 per thousand standard cubic feet