Petroflow Energy Notes Reserve Changes
Petroflow Energy announced that it has received its independent oil and gas reserve report for the year ended December 31, 2009 from Haas Petroleum Engineering Services. Due to the uncertainty regarding the status of the farmout agreement between Petroflow and Enterra Energy Trust, the Company's proved undeveloped (PUD) and Probable reserves within the Area of Mutual Interest (AMI) as defined in Petroflow's farmout agreement with Enterra have not been included. As a result of the exclusion, a reduction of approximately $40.9 million PUD and Probable (at escalated pricing) reserves has been removed from the Company's report. Under Canadian GAAP reserve reporting, no impairment is required.
Petroflow's 2009 year end total proved net present worth discounted at 10% per annum before income taxes using escalated pricing is approximately $213.9 million as compared to a total proved net present worth discounted at 10% of approximately $400.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, as previously reported. Proved and Probable reserves using escalated pricing had a future net present worth discounted at 10% per annum of approximately $234.3 million. Escalated pricing ranges from $6.05/MMBTU in 2010 to $9.45/MMBTU in the year 2020 for natural gas, $80.00/barrel in 2010 to $109.70/barrel in the year 2020 for oil, and $1.14/gal in 2010 and $1.57/gal in the year 2020 for natural gas liquids.
Under the new constant price reporting requirements for SEC reporting, which require using the previous year's first of the month average prices, Petroflow's total proved net present worth discounted at 10% per annum is approximately $88.9 million at year end as compared to a total proved net present worth discounted at 10% of approximately $173.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, as previously reported. Constant pricing used was $3.87MMBTU for natural gas, $61.18/barrel for oil, and $0.70/gal for natural gas liquids. As a result of these reserve changes, if the Company was reporting under US GAAP, an impairment charge would likely result. This would most likely increase Petroflow's depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) level on the Company's financials.