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August 8, 2013 - Calgary, Alberta- Canoel International Energy Ltd. ("Canoel" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CIL) considers it is appropriate to communicate to the market following the completion of its important acquisition in Italy.
On the 1st of August 2013, Canoel has officially started gas and condensate production under its formal flag and legal ownership with its own managers, technicians and equipment.
Most of the Gas Licenses are located in the Southern part of Continental Italy in the Regions of Puglia, Basilicata, Molise, Abruzzo and Marche.
The Exploration Permits and Exploration Applications are in respect of properties located in the South of Italy and have a total acreage dimension of 1.285,41 square kilometres.
Canoel obtained approval of the Italian Ministero Sviluppo Economico before completing this acquisition.
The production assets (the "Assets") are comprised of (i) 6 operated onshore gas production concessions: Masseria Grottavecchia (20% working interest), San Teodoro (100% working interest), Torrente Cigno (45% working interest), Misano Adriatico (100% working interest), Sant'Andrea (40% working interest) and Masseria Petrilli (50% working interest); (ii) 3 non-operated onshore gas production concessions: Masseria Acquasalsa (8.8% working interest), Lucera (13.6% working interest) and San Mauro (18% working interest) (collectively, the "Gas Licences"); (iii) an operated exploration permit: Montalbano (57.15% working interest) (the "Exploration Permit"); and (iv) and 3 exploration permit applications: Serra dei Gatti (100% working interest), Villa Carbone (50% working interest) and Colle dei Nidi (25% working interest) (the "Exploration Applications").
In addition, in 2011 Canoel was awarded 2 gas producing concessions in this same geographical area by the Italian "Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico".
These concessions, Torrente Vulgano and Canaldente, are respectively located in the Regions of Puglia and Basilicata.
Canoel has filed on July, 5 2013 for the year ending 31 March 2013 an Engineering Report, An Annual Oil & Gas Disclosure Filing compliant with National Instrument 51-101 only on the properties held at the time, i.e. the Argentinean properties as well as the concession in Italy previously acquired.
Italy ranks as the 4th largest producer of oil & gas in Europe with 8,330 billion m3 (294,500 bcf) of annual natural gas production. Current European pricing metrics offer a premium to North American commodity prices. with current cost per MMBtu ranging in the equivalent of approximately CAD $12.00 compared to North American pricing approximately around CAD $3.50. ( Source NEB)
Indeed in the Italian markets the current prices at which Canoel's natural gas is sold presently vary between Euro 0.30 and Euro 0.44 per m3 of gas.
Andrea Cattaneo, the company's CEO, states " We are very satisfied to see our Italian production developing steadily under our flag. These new producing concessions complement Canoel's current operational structure, i.e. its Italian subsidiary, Canoel Italia S.r.l. which operates two existing licences already in Canoel hands, Torrente Vulgano and Canaldente; so maximizing Canoel Italia's resources in the region and the existing structures of the group in Italy.
We are combining these revenues with the already existing revenues in Argentina to form a stronger group based on the cash flows from Argentina and Italy and with the upside represented by the negotiations for new producing properties in Libya and in Nigeria."
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Certain information in this press release is forward-looking within the meaning of Canadian securities laws as it relates to anticipated events and strategies. When used in this context, words such as will, anticipate, believe, plan, mandated, intend, target, and expect or similar words suggest future outcomes.
Forward-looking information in this press release includes, among other things, information relating to: (i) the ability of the Company to operate the operated Gas Licences; (ii) the Company preparing its engineering report in accordance with National Instrument 51-101; and (iii) the sales prices expected to be received for gas produced from the properties subject to the exploration licences.
These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate. The material factors and assumptions used to develop these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) the ability of the Company to raise the needed capital to operate the operated Gas Licences; (ii) the ability of the Company to complete its engineering report of the Assets in accordance with National Instrument 51-101; and (iii) that the Company will be able to sell the gas produced from the Assets, if any, at current market prices.
Whether actual results, performance or achievements will conform to the Company's expectations and predictions is subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the Company's expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks relating to: (i) whether the Company is able to maintain tenure to Gas Licences and the Exploration Permit; (ii) whether the Exploration Applications will be successful; (iii) the ability of the Company to effectively operate the operated Gas Licences; and (iv) obtaining new financing, as required, to operate and maintain the properties. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case the trading price of the Company's common shares could decline, perhaps materially.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations, and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Canoel does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in Canoel's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.
For further information, please contact:
Jose Ramon Lopez Portillo Andrea Cattaneo
Chairman of the Board CEO & President
Telephone: (403) 938-8154
Telefax: (403) 775-4474
BcfBillion cubic feet
MMBtu Million British Thermal Unit
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