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Madalena Announces Q2 - 2017 Results and Operational Update

(All dollar figures are expressed in United States dollars unless otherwise stated)

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Madalena Energy Inc. ("Madalena" or the "Company") (TSXV: MVN) (OTCQX: MDLNF) announces its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017.  Selected information is outlined below and should be read in conjunction with Madalena's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and the associated management's discussion and analysis (“MD&A”), which are available for review under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.madalenaenergy.com.

SUMMARY FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL RESULTS

 Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
 2017 2016 2017 2016 
Financial – ($000s, except per share amounts)    
Oil and gas revenue9,357 13,070 19,693 27,881 
Funds flow from (used in) continuing operations(1)(780)1,821 (3,780)4,980 
Per share - basic & diluted(1)(0.01)(0.00)(0.02)(0.02)
Net loss from continuing operations(5,449)(3,491)(8,716)(9,983)
Per share - basic & diluted(1)(0.01)(0.01)(0.02)(0.03)
Capital expenditures173 524 838 5,386 
Working capital (deficiency)1,362 (4,413)1,362 (4,413)
Common shares outstanding - 000s543,780 543,780 543,780 543,780 
Operating    
Average Daily Sales    
Crude oil and Ngls – Bbls/d1,719 2,084 1,808 2,246 
Natural gas – Mcf/d2,049 2,636 2,027 2,806 
Total  - Boe /d2,061 2,523 2,146 2,714 
Average Sales Prices    
Crude oil and Ngls - $/Bbl52.85 62.41 54.01 62.29 
Natural gas -  $/Mcf5.83 5.15 5.49 4.73 
Total - $/Boe49.90 56.93 50.69 56.45 
Operating Netbacks(2) - $/Boe7.96 26.23 12.05 25.48 
         
  1. This table contains the term "funds flow from continuing operations", which is a non-GAAP measure and should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than "cash flows from operating activities " as determined in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as an indicator of the Company's performance. Funds flow from operations and funds flow from operations per share (basic and diluted) do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures for other entities. Management uses funds flow from continuing operations to analyze operating performance and considers funds flow from continuing operations to be a key measure as it demonstrates the Company's ability to generate the cash necessary to fund future capital investment. The reconciliation between funds flow from continuing operations and cash flows from operating activities can be found in the MD&A. Funds flow from continuing operations per share is calculated using the basic and diluted weighted average number of shares for the period, consistent with the calculations of earnings (loss) per share.
  2. Operating netback is a non-GAAP measure calculated as the average per boe of the Company's oil and gas sales, less royalties and operating costs.

2017 Operational Highlights

  • Madalena has successfully completed its strategic alternatives process which it initiated in June 2016.  Pursuant to the completion of the strategic alternatives process, Mr. Jose David Penafiel was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company and on May 31, 2017 Mr. Alejandro Augusto Penafiel was appointed as interim-Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Company.
  • On May 8, 2017, the Company entered into a series of agreements to provide for a package of debt and mezzanine financing which, if required approvals are obtained from shareholders at the Company's annual general and special meeting scheduled for September 13, 2017 and from the TSX Venture Exchange, are expected to alleviate Madalena's liquidity challenges and permit the Company access to growth capital for drilling and investment activities.
  • Effective as of July 1, 2017, Mr. Ezequiel Martinez Ariet was appointed as the permanent Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
  • Pursuant to the Pan American Energy LLC, Sucursal Argentina (“PAE”) transaction completed in Q1 2017, the Company has a maximum $5.6 million carry on the 2017 work program at Coirón Amargo – Sur Este (“CASE”).  Thus far in 2017, the Company has been carried for $3.4 million in capital costs in the CAS.x-15 well.  The CAS.x-15 well was successfully re-entered and drilled horizontally for approximately 1,000 metres in the Vaca Muerta unconventional oil resource play at a vertical depth of approximately 3,200 metres. The well tested an average of 430 barrels of oil per day through 3mm choke during the first 3 weeks of production.
  • The Company sold 4.7 million escrowed common shares in Point Loma Resources Ltd. in April 2017 for gross cash proceeds of $0.8 million. 

             

About Madalena Energy
Madalena is an independent, Canadian head-quartered Argentina upstream oil and gas company with operations in four provinces of Argentina where it is focused on the delineation of unconventional resources in the Vaca Muerta shale, Lower Agrio shale and Loma Montosa oil plays. The Company is implementing horizontal drilling and completions technology to develop both its conventional and resource plays.

Madalena trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MVN and on the OTCQX under the symbol MDLNF.

Reader Advisories

Forward Looking Information
The information in this news release contains certain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future performance, in particular, but not limited to, with respect to the characteristics of the properties held by the Company, production levels, the strategic value and opportunities available to Madalena, operational, business development and financial plans, and opportunities and the ability of Madalena to execute on such plans and opportunities and the Company's ability to meet its commitments and continue as a going concern. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "approximate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "would" and similar expressions. These statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control, including: the impact of general economic conditions; industry conditions; changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced; fluctuations in commodity prices and foreign exchange and interest rates; stock market volatility and market valuations; volatility in market prices for oil and natural gas; liabilities inherent in oil and natural gas operations; uncertainties associated with estimating oil and natural gas reserves; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions, of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in income tax laws or changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the oil and gas industry; geological, technical, drilling and processing problems and other difficulties in producing petroleum reserves; and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. The Company's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them do, what benefits the Company will derive from them. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to review and consider the additional risk factors set forth in the Company's Annual Information Form, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Meaning of Boe
The term "boe" or barrels of oil equivalent may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil equivalent (6 Mcf: 1 bbl) is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Additionally, given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil, as compared to natural gas, is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1; utilizing a conversion ratio of 6:1 may be misleading as an indication of value.

Well Test Results
Well test results should be considered as preliminary and not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery. Neither a pressure transient analysis nor a well-test interpretation has been carried out on the well test data contained herein and therefore the data contained herein should be considered to be preliminary until such analysis or interpretation has been done.

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

For further information please contact:	

Jose David Penafiel			               
Chief Executive Officer			               
E-mail:jpenafiel@madalenaenergy.com 			
Phone: (403) 262-1901 

Ezequiel Martinez Ariet
Chief Financial Officer
E-mail: ezequielariet@madalenaenergy.com
Phone: (403) 262-1901



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