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NR 1/4...w/$56m cash...,need to buy some assets

posted on Nov 06, 2009 01:45PM

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2009) - BlackPearl Resources Inc. ("BlackPearl" or the "Company") (TSX:PXX)(FIRST NORTH:PXXS) is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.

Highlights during the quarter included:

- Stronger oil prices and narrower heavy oil differentials over Q1 positively impacted financial results;

- Revenues of $22.1 million, a 41% increase over Q1;

- Cash flow of $7.9 million;

- Completion of a $46 million equity offering in April;

- Strong balance sheet with $56.8 million in working capital and no debt;

- Continued progress on preparing development plans for the Company's three core areas of Onion Lake, Blackrod and Mooney;

John Festival, President of BlackPearl, commenting on the second quarter results, indicated that, "Higher oil prices and narrower differentials resulted in improved financial results for the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year. We also made good progress with our cost reduction initiatives with both operating costs and general and administrative costs lowered from first quarter amounts. Activity levels were low during the quarter, as we elected to conserve cash; however, as a result of the improvement in oil prices and our recent equity offering, BlackPearl is in a strong financial position. We intend to advance the development of each of our core area projects. We have increased our capital budget and are planning to spend $85-90 million over the next 18-24 months. Initially we will drill primary vertical wells at Onion Lake, along with development of the SAGD pilot project at Blackrod, and implement phase one of the polymer flood at Mooney. In addition, we will continue to evaluate thermal recovery options at Onion Lake. These projects are not expected to have an immediate impact on short-term production growth but they will lay the foundation for growth over the next three to five years."

Financial and Operating Highlights

Three months ended June 30 Six months ended June 30
2009 2008 2009 2008

Daily production /
sales volumes (1)
Oil (bbl/d) 4,167 6,679 4,294 7,695
Natural gas (mcf/d) 6,017 9,402 6,271 10,080
Combined (Boe/d) 5,170 8,246 5,339 9,375

Product pricing ($)
Crude oil - per bbl 53.33 84.65 42.40 72.55
Natural gas - per mcf 3.51 9.80 4.32 8.73
Combined - per Boe 47.07 79.74 39.22 68.97

($000's, except per
share and Boe amounts)
Oil and gas revenue -
gross 22,143 59,839 37,898 117,669

Royalties ($/Boe) 10.74 19.93 8.20 16.93
Transportation costs
($/Boe) 1.46 1.34 2.06 1.29
Operating costs
($/Boe) 12.48 15.26 16.60 17.78

Net income (loss) for
the period (10,889) 6,688 (31,405) 2,898
Per share, basic and
diluted (0.05) 0.04 (0.14) 0.02

Cash flow from
operating activities,
before working capital
adjustments 7,910 28,023 6,106 47,475

Capital expenditures 932 17,605 4,079 35,117

Working Capital, end
of period 56,794 57,371 56,794 57,371
Long term debt - 5,000 - 5,000

Shares outstanding,
end of period 261,684,050 189,241,716 261,684,050 189,241,716
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