Storm Cat Energy Corporation Announces 2006 Net Proved Reserve Estimates.* Proven net reserves increase 150% over 2005
* Proved developed net reserves increase 244% over 2005
* Average daily production increases 132% over 2005
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2006 Year-end Reserve Estimates
At year-end 2006 Storm Cat had proven net reserves of 25.0 billion cubic feet (Bcf), probable reserves of 5.9 Bcf and possible reserves of 26.4 Bcf. Approximately 54% of the proven reserves were classified as proved developed. The 2006 estimated quantities of proven reserves are 150% higher than year-end 2005 proven reserves of 10.0 Bcf. In addition, Storm Cat increased proved developed reserves by 244% at year-end 2006. All of Storm Cat's reserves are located in the Powder River Basin The Powder River Basin is a region in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming about 120 miles east to west and 200 miles north to south known for its coal deposits. It is both a topographic drainage and geologic structural basin. (PRB PRB Pharmaceutical Resources Branch ).
Storm Cat's estimated, pre-tax future net cash flows discounted at 10% (commonly known as the SEC PV-10 figure) for proved reserves proved reserves
The quantity of minerals expected to be recoverable under current economic and operating conditions. The amount of proved reserves is important in valuing the stock of a company with significant holdings in natural resources. at year-end was $32.04 million The 2006 PV-10 calculation used net year-end Colorado Interstate Gas Colorado Interstate Gas is a major producer of natural gas, connected to major supply basins in the Rocky Mountains and production areas in the Texas Panhandle, western Oklahoma, western Kansas, and Wyoming. Originally an independent company, CIG is now a subsidiary of El Paso Corp. (CIG CIG Ceiling (height above ground level to base of clouds)
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CIG Conservation Innovation Grants (USDA NRCS) ) commodity prices of $4.46 per thousand British thermal units British thermal unit, abbr. Btu, unit for measuring heat quantity in the customary system of English units of measurement, equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water at its maximum density [which occurs at a temperature of 39. (Mbtu) of natural gas as compared to year end 2005 SEC CIG price of $7.72 per Mbtu of natural gas. The PV-10 calculation does not include Storm Cat's financial hedges which are substantially higher than year end SEC CIG prices. All reserve estimates are based on an evaluation of the reserves prepared by independent reservoir engineering Reservoir engineering is a branch of petroleum engineering, typically concerned with maximizing the economic recovery of hydrocarbons from the subsurface.
Of particular interest to reservoir engineers is generating accurate reserves estimates for use in financial reporting consultants, Netherland Sewell and Associates. All reserves conform to Verb 1. conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well" the definitions as set forth in the SEC Regulation S-X S-X Sex Part 210.4-10 (a) as clarified by subsequent SEC Staff Accounting bulletins. The proved reserves are also in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
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In addition to the SEC proved reserve report, the Company also estimated year end proven, possible and probable reserves using current strip pricing. Using current strip pricing, proven reserves were 28.7 Bcf, probable reserves were 9.0 Bcf and possible reserves were 28.2 Bcf. The PV-10 calculation using current strip pricing was $75.299 million for proven reserves.
Storm Cat Energy Corp. > Reserves > December 31, 2006 > > SEC CIG Pricing - $4.46 per Mbtu > > > Net Gas PV 10 Reserve Category > (Bcf) (MM$) > PDP > 5.2 9.853 > PDNP > 8.2 14.075 > PUD > 11.6 8.109 > Total Proved > 25.0 32.036 > Prepared by Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc. > > > Storm Cat Energy Corp. > Reserves > December 31, 2006 > > Natural Gas Sensitivity - Current Available Strip Pricing > > > Net Gas PV 10 Reserve Category > (Bcf) (MM$) > PDP > 5.5 18.802 > PDNP > 8.2 27.365 > PUD > 15.1 29.132 > Total Proved > 28.7 75.299 > Probable > 9 17.161 > 2P (PV. + PB.) > 37.7 92.46 > Possible > 28.2 73.882 > 3P (PV. + PB. + PS.) > 66.0 166.341 > Prepared by Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc. >
Year-end 2006, PRB exit-rate production was 15 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) gross and 8 MMcf/d net. Average daily production during 2006 was 4.4 MMcf/d net compared to 1.9 MMcf/d net in 2005, a 132% increase. PRB gas production currently comprises 100% of the Company's production.
J. Scott Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive officer, said: "I am extremely pleased with the reserves that Storm Cat was able to book for 2006, building on a strong year of drilling successes and production growth. We are well prepared to capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
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About Storm Cat Energy
Storm Cat Energy is an independent oil and gas company focused on the pursuit, exploration and development of large unconventional gas reserves from fractured shales, coal beds and tight sand formations. The Company has producing properties in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, exploitation and development acreage in Canada and Alaska. The Company's shares trade on the American Stock Exchange American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
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