Hemisphere Energy Announces Record First Quarter Results

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 18, 2022 – Hemisphere Energy Corporation ("Hemisphere" or the "Company") provides its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Q1 2022 Highlights

  • Produced a record quarterly average of 2,648 boe/d, a 60% increase over the first quarter of 2021.
  • Attained record quarterly revenue of $22.9 million, a 190% increase over the first quarter of 2021.
  • Delivered an operating field netback1 of $64.89/boe, 80% higher than the first quarter of 2021.
  • Achieved operating and transportation costs of $11.22/boe, only 7% higher than the first quarter of 2021 despite the addition of polymer flooding at the Upper Mannville G pool.
  • Realized record quarterly adjusted funds flow from operations (AFF)1 of $11.0 million ($0.11 per diluted share), a 173% increase over the comparable period in 2021. 
  • Achieved free funds flow1 of $9.2 million, a 212% increase over the comparable period in 2021, after capital expenditures1 of $1.8 million.
  • Generated net income of $4.6 million, a 161% increase over the comparable period in 2021.
  • Lowered net debt1 at the end of the quarter to $8.7 million from $21.1 million at the end of March 2021, representing a 59% reduction year-over-year. 
  • Exited the quarter with a net debt to annualized AFF ratio1 of 0.2.

Corporate Update and Outlook

In the first quarter of 2022, Hemisphere achieved record production levels due to the continued operational success of the Company’s enhanced oil recovery projects and the additional production from four new wells drilled in late 2021. Production through the first quarter averaged 22% higher than during the prior quarter, and 60% higher than the same period last year. Based on field estimates, production for the month of April has increased again by almost 10% over the first quarter to 2,900 boe/d (99% heavy oil). 

During the first quarter Hemisphere realized several other record milestones with revenue of $22.9 million, AFF of $11.0 million, and free funds flow of $9.2 million. With strong cash flow and limited capital expenditures, Hemisphere lowered its net debt to $8.7 million and exited the quarter with a net debt to annualized AFF ratio of only 0.2. 

Hemisphere is committed to the prudent management of its long life, low decline, high netback enhanced oil projects, with the purpose of maximizing value per share from the Company’s assets. With a combination of strong oil prices, production performance, balance sheet strength, and continued field execution, management believes that Hemisphere is in a favourable position to both accelerate high return projects and deliver significantly enhanced return of capital to shareholders. 

The Company is currently in the process of renewing and extending its credit facility, and expects to be in a position within the next few weeks to update both its 2022 guidance and return of capital plan once the bank review is complete. 

The rest of the news release can be viewed here.