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Petro-Victory Energy Corp. Reserves and Resources as of December 31, 2023

CALGARY, AB, May 9, 2024 /CNW/ – Petro-Victory Energy Corp. (“Petro-Victory” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: VRY) is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 year-end reserves evaluation by GLJ, Ltd. (“GLJ”).

The Company holds 100% working interest in all forty-one (41) blocks. Six (6) of the forty-one (41) blocks have reserves valuation in the report. The Company continues to invest G&G resources in further evaluation of the remaining thirty-five (35) blocks. The additional thirty-five (35) concession blocks are not included in the reserve figures below. Currency amounts are in United States dollars (unless otherwise indicated) and comparisons refer to the GLJ year-end 2022 report dated April 27, 2023 with an effective date of December 31, 2022.

Highlights

  • Proved (“1P”) reserves:
    • 3,434 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (“Mboe”); and
    • Net present value before tax, discounted at 10% (“NPV10“) is $130.5 million ($40.68/boe) for 1P reserves.
  • Proved plus Probable (“2P”) reserves:
    • 6,873 Mboe; and
    • Before tax NPV10 is $257.7 million ($40.05/boe) for 2P reserves.
  • Proved plus Probable plus Possible (“3P”) reserves:
    • 10,116 Mboe;
    • Before tax NPV10 is $368.5 million ($38.91/boe) for 3P reserves.
  • Development Pending Risked Contingent Resources
    • 8,359 Mboe; and
    • Best Estimate before tax NPV10 is $97.3 million

CEO Commentary

Richard F. Gonzalez, CEO of Petro-Victory, commented: “Our growth story advances as we assess reserves and resources in our Brazilian onshore concessions. Amidst a robust commodity cycle, we are pleased to secure 8.4 million boe of additional risked contingent natural gas resources in the São João field. These resources have 100% chance of discovery, tested by Petrobras, with a 77% chance of commerciality pending potential partnerships for midstream and downstream sales in a high-demand region.

“Our strategy of identifying, quantifying, and qualifying reserves has been pivotal in acquiring valuable assets and pursuing risk-based development. This positions us for future growth as we execute a disciplined capex program to boost production and cash flow.

“Petro-Victory’s prospect inventory is expanding, and we continue to dedicate resources to the identification of future prospects and development plans.

“Our experienced team anticipates a successful second-half 2024 focused on drilling infill, development wells, and workovers.”

2023 Year-End Reserves Summary

Management has presented below a summary of reserves as of December 31, 2023, which have been estimated by GLJ Ltd., an independent qualified reserves evaluator, in a reserves report with an effective date of December 31, 2023. The figures in the following tables have been prepared in accordance with the standards contained in the most recent

publication of the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (the “COGEH”) and the reserves definitions contained in National Instrument 51-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“NI 51-101”). In addition to the summary information disclosed in this announcement, more detailed information is included in the Company’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2023 filed on SEDAR+ (www.sedarplus.com).

Brent Crude Oil Price Forecasts in GLJ Reserves Evaluation

Year-End Forecast: 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
Brent (US$/bbl) – Dec. 31, 2023 $77.00 $79.50 $81.49 $82.58 $84.19 $85.90 $87.64

 

Year-End Gross Reserves – Breakdown by Category (Mboe)

2023 2022 Change % Change
Proved developed producing 32 185 (153) (82)
Proved developed non-producing 1,343 1,170 173 14.7
Proved undeveloped 2,059 2,191 (132) (6)
Total Proved (1P) 3,434 3,546 (112) (3.2)
Probable 3,439 3,393 (500) (14.7)
Total Proved plus Probable (2P) 6,873 6,939 (66) (0.9)
Possible 3,243 3,342 (99) (2.9)
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible (3P) 10,116 10,282 (165) (1.6)

Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

The GLJ evaluation includes Risked Contingent Resources and has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines and standards contained in the COGE Handbook National Instrument 51-101. In addition to the oil reserves assigned by GLJ to the São João field and included in the reserves above, contingent resources were assigned to the same field for the deeper non-associated gas.

The GLJ Report estimates the Chance of Development as 77 percent. The contingencies incorporated into the chance of development are associated with the pending MOU which has not been assigned with a potential mid-stream partner prior to the effective date of this report. The Company is in possession of a non-binding MOU for this development. Upon execution of a binding MOU with an off-take agreement, it is expected that the remaining contingencies related to corporate sanctioning of the field development plan within a timeframe consistent with reserves as per COGEH, would be removed and the resources will be converted to reserves. As there is no risk related to discovery, the Chance of Commerciality for the contingent resource has been assessed as 77 percent, with the contingent resources classified as Development Pending. Risked company gross contingent resources and the net present value figures reported below as of December 31, 2023.

Low Est. Best Est. High Est.
Gas (MMcf) 26,990 50,156 122,904
Oil Equivalent (Mboe) 4,498 8,359 20,484

 

Year-End Net Present Value at 10% – Before Tax ($ Thousands)

Category 2023 2022 % Change
Developed Producing 684 8,472 (92)
Non-Producing 58,543 47,967 22
Undeveloped 71,237 75,798 (6)
Total Proved 130,465 132,237 (1.3)
Probable 127,221 123,429 3
Total Proved plus Probable 257,685 255,666 0.7
Possible 110,791 107,196 3.4
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible 368,476 362,861 15.5

Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

Summary of Development Pending Risked Before Tax NPV of Future Net Revenue of Contingent Resources is shown below:

Low Est. Best Est. High Est.
Net Present Value at 10% 56,496 97,247 191,432

 

Year-End Net Present Value at 10% – After Tax ($ Thousands)

Category 2023 2022 % Change
Developed Producing 198 4,637 (96)
Non-Producing 35,748 28,756 24
Undeveloped 48,957 52,692 (7.1)
Total Proved 84,902 86,085 (1.4)
Probable 86,080 83,690 2.9
Total Proved plus Probable 170,982 169,775 0.7
Possible 75,566 73,049 3.4
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible 246,547 242,824 1.5

Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

2023 Year-End Reserves Reconciliation (Mboe)

Total Proved Total Proved plus Probable Total Proved plus Probable & Possible
31-Dec-22 3,547 6,939 10,282
Technical Revisions 3 31 16
Economic Factors (91) (74) (158)
Production (24) (24) (24)
31-Dec-23 3,434 6,873 10,116

Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

About Petro Victory Energy Corp.

Petro Victory Energy Corp. is engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas resources in Brazil. The company holds 100% operating and working interests in forty-one (41) licenses totaling 272,912 acres in two (2) different producing basins in Brazil. Petro-Victory generates accretive shareholder value through disciplined investments in high-impact, low-risk assets. The Company’s Common Shares trade on the TSXV under the ticker symbol VRY.

Cautionary Note

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless an exemption from such registration is available.

Advisory Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

In the interest of providing Petro Victory’s shareholders and potential investors with information regarding Petro Victory’s future plans and operations, certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “ongoing,” “outlook,” “potential,” “project,” “plan,” “should,” “target,” “would,” “will” or similar words suggesting future outcomes, events or performance. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date thereof and are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, but not limited to, our business strategies, plans and objectives, and drilling, testing, and exploration expectations. These forward-looking statements are based on certain key assumptions regarding, among other things, our ability to add production and reserves through our exploration activities; the receipt, in a timely manner, of regulatory and other required approvals for our operating activities; the approval by the TSXV of the Market Maker Agreement; the availability and cost of labor and other industry services; the continuance of existing and, in certain circumstances, proposed tax and royalty regimes; and current industry conditions, laws and regulations continuing in effect (or, where changes are proposed, such changes being adopted as anticipated). Readers are cautioned that such assumptions, although considered reasonable by Petro Victory at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect.

Actual results achieved will vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors.

The above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking statements in this press release has been provided in order to provide shareholders and potential investors with a more complete perspective on Petro Victory’s current and future operations, and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. There is no representation by Petro Victory that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those referenced in the forward-looking statements, and Petro Victory does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities law.

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves and Resources

The disclosure in this news release summarizes certain information contained in the GLJ Reserves and Resources Report but represents only a portion of the disclosure required under National Instrument 51-101 (“NI 51-101”). Full disclosure with respect to the Company’s reserves as at December 31, 2023 is contained in the Company’s Form 51-101F1 for the year ended December 31, 2023 which has been filed on SEDAR+ (www.sedarplus.com) as part of the Annual Information Form. All net present values in this press release are based on estimates of future operating and capital costs and GLJ’s forecast prices as of December 31, 2023 and have been made assuming the development of each property in respect of which the estimate is made will occur, without regard to the likely availability to the reporting issuer of funding required for that development. The reserves and resource definitions used in this evaluation are the standards defined by the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGEH) reserve definitions, are consistent with NI 51-101 and are used by GLJ. The net present values of future net revenue attributable to the Petro Victory’s reserves and resources estimated by GLJ do not represent the fair market value of those reserves. Other assumptions and qualifications relating to costs, prices for future production, and other matters are summarized herein. The recovery and reserve estimates of the Company’s reserves and resources provided herein are estimates only, and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered. Actual reserves and resources may be greater than or less than the estimates provided herein. Possible

reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

With respect to the development pending risked contingent resources, there can be no certainty that the project will be developed on the timelines outlined within reserve and resource report. There is uncertainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources. The development of the project is dependent on several contingencies as described. The project is based on a conceptual study. Significant positive factors relevant to the estimate include existing test logs of the gas in the field and corporate commitment to the project. Significant negative factors relevant to the estimate include the economic viability of the project (with sensitivity to low commodity prices), access to commitment from future partners and/or amount of capital required to develop resources at an acceptable cost, and regulatory approvals for planned activities including stimulations and new infrastructure developments.

BOE Disclosure

The term BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT (“boe”) may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet per barrel (6 Mcf/bbl.) of natural gas to barrels of oil equivalence is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. All boe conversions in this news release are derived from converting gas to oil in the ratio mix of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil.

For further information

Petro Victory Energy Corp.
Richard F. Gonzalez, CEO 214-971-2647
Daniel R. Wray, CFO 214-971-2647