Calgary, August 13, 2018: Valeura Energy Inc. (TSX:VLE) (“Valeura” or the “Company”) acknowledges the recent drop in the price of its shares and increased trading volume. The Company notes that this coincides with a drop in the value of the Turkish lira over the same period.
Valeura is fully focused on appraising and de-risking its Basin Centered Gas Accumulation (“BCGA”) in Turkey, discovered by the Yamalik-1 well in 2017. As part of its appraisal program spanning 2018 and 2019, the Company has started operations to production test the Yamalik-1 well. The Company confirms that there is no information from that testing operation which would cause the decline in the share price. Results from the production testing are expected in two to three weeks.
The Company continues to believe that the BCGA in Turkey offers tremendous long-term value, both for Turkey and for Valeura shareholders.
For further information please contact:
Sean Guest, President and CEO
Valeura Energy Inc.
Steve Bjornson, CFO
Valeura Energy Inc.
Robin Martin, Investor Relations Manager
Valeura Energy Inc.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Valeura Energy Inc. is a Canada-based public company currently engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas in Turkey.
ADVISORY AND CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and information (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking information”) including, but not limited to: Valeura’s view that it has discovered a world-class unconventional gas play; the timing of results from the production testing; management’s belief regarding the potential of the Company’s deep BCGA play and long term value for Turkey and Valeura’s shareholders. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as “anticipate”, estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “potential”, “could”, “should”, “would” or similar words suggesting future outcomes. The Company cautions readers and prospective investors in the Company’s securities to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, as by its nature, it is based on current expectations regarding future events that involve a number of assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company.
Forward-looking information is based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding, among other things: political stability of the areas in which the Company is operating and completing transactions; continued safety of operations and ability to proceed in a timely manner; continued operations of and approvals forthcoming from the Turkish government in a manner consistent with past conduct; future seismic and drilling activity on the expected timelines; the prospectivity of the deep BCGA and shallow gas plays on the TBNG joint venture lands and Banarli licences; the continued favourable pricing and operating netbacks in Turkey; future production rates and associated operating netbacks and cash flow; future sources of funding; future economic conditions; future currency exchange rates; the ability to meet drilling deadlines and other requirements under licences and leases; and the Company’s continued ability to obtain and retain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost efficient manner. In addition, the Company’s work programs and budgets are in part based upon expected agreement among joint venture partners and associated exploration, development and marketing plans and anticipated costs and sales prices, which are subject to change based on, among other things, the actual results of drilling and related activity, availability of drilling, fracing and other specialized oilfield equipment and service providers, changes in partners’ plans and unexpected delays and changes in market conditions. Although the Company believes the expectations and assumptions reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect.
Forward-looking information involves significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company including, but not limited to: the risks of currency fluctuations; changes in gas prices and netbacks in Turkey; uncertainty regarding the contemplated timelines for the timelines and costs for the deep evaluation in 2018 and 2019; the risks of disruption to operations and access to worksites, threats to security and safety of personnel and potential property damage related to political issues, terrorist attacks, insurgencies or civil unrest in Turkey; political stability in Turkey, including potential changes in Turkey’s political leaders or parties or a resurgence of a coup or other political turmoil; the uncertainty regarding government and other approvals; counterparty risk; potential changes in laws and regulations; and the risks associated with weather delays and natural disasters; the risk associated with international activity. The forward-looking information included in this news release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking information included herein is made as of the date hereof and Valeura assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. See the 2017 AIF for a detailed discussion of the risk factors.
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