PetroTal Announces Significant Increases in 2021 Year-End Oil Reserves

68% increase in 1P Reserves to 37 million barrels

53% increase in 2P Reserves to 78 million barrels

39% increase in 3P Reserves to 147 million barrels

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - February 15, 2022) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTCQX: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 year-end reserve evaluation by Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. ("NSAI") for the Bretana oil field, operated 100% by PetroTal (the "NSAI Report"). All currency amounts are in United States dollars (unless otherwise stated) and comparisons refer to December 31, 2020.

Highlights:

  • Significant increases in all reserve categories:
    • Proved ("1P") reserves increasing by 68% to 37.4 million barrels. Net Present Value (before tax, discounted at 10% ("NPV-10")) is $724 million ($19.38/bbl) for 1P reserves;
    • Proved plus Probable ("2P") reserves increasing by 53% to 78 million barrels. Net Present Value (before tax, discounted at 10% ("NPV-10") is $1.39 billion ($17.82/bbl) for 2P reserves; and,
    • Proved plus Probable plus Possible ("3P") reserves increasing by 39% to 147 million barrels.
  • NPV-10 values have increased 129% for 1P and 67% for 2P, over year-end 2020, due to reserves growth and an increase in the Brent price forecast used by NSAI at year-end 2021;
  • Material progression of after tax NPV-10 per share to US$0.69/share, US$1.23/share, and US$2.00/share for 1P, 2P, and 3P categories;
  • 2021 Proved Developed Producing ("PDP") reserves increased 35% to 16.15 million barrels, representing 43% of 1P reserves, reflecting an attractive ratio of base production to low risk drilling targets;
  • Three key reserves parameters had material positive upgrades in the NSAI Report, compared to the prior year:
    • Original Oil in Place ("OOIP"): Increases of 5%, 7%, and 7% to 247, 389, and 618 million barrels, respectively, for the 1P, 2P and 3P cases;
    • Due to continued drilling success and additional subsurface data, 1P, 2P and 3P total booked well counts for 2021 are 17, 22, and 29, respectively, up materially from the 2020 well counts of 11, 15, and 20; and,
    • With additional subsurface similarities to Bretana's analogous fields now recognized, all three recovery factor percentages materially increased in 2021 to 18% (from 11%), 22% (from 15%), and 25% (from 19%) for 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve categories, respectively.
  • 2P Future Development Capital ("FDC") increased $96 million or 49% to $289 million from 2020 reflecting an additional 7 wells booked at year-end 2021 and the required associated water disposal capacity needed to accommodate higher anticipated flush and run rate production volumes;
  • 2021 Finding and Development ("F&D") cost per barrel of $6.63, $4.68 and $3.85 for 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve categories, respectively. The 1P and 2P per barrel costs were reduced 42%, and 6% from year-end 2020;
  • Attractive year-end 2021 reserves-based metrics:
    • Doubling 2021 Reserve Life Index ("RLI") for 1P and 2P reserves, to 13.8 and 28.9 years, respectively, compared to 6.4 and 14.6 years in 2020; and,
    • Robust 2021 production reserve replacement ratios of 457% and 816% for 1P and 2P reserves.
  • On a 2P per barrel basis, the NSAI Report reflected a 3.5% decrease in operating costs per barrel, which, given the inflationary pressures from higher Brent oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, is an important success story for PetroTal; and,
  • On a 3P basis, the 2021 NSAI production forecast shows a 16-year plateau above 10,000 barrels of oil per day ("bopd) instead of the prior 12-year plateau in NSAI's 2020 reserves report.

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented

"The Bretana field is proving itself to be a prolific investment given the significant achievements in 2021 and the 2021 year-end reserves report results. Based on the increased recovery factors and additional booked drilling locations, we have significantly extended the running room and future development potential of our asset. This should allow Bretana to generate free cash flow for a much longer period of time."

2021 Year-end Reserves Summary

The summary below sets forth PetroTal's reserves as at December 31, 2021, as presented in the reserves report prepared by NSAI, an independent qualified reserves evaluator. The figures in the following tables have been prepared in accordance with the standards contained in the most recent publication of the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (the "COGEH") and the reserve definitions contained in National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101"). In addition to the summary information disclosed in this announcement, more detailed information will be included in PetroTal's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the "AIF") to be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and posted on PetroTal's website (www.petrotal-corp.com) in April 2022.

Six Year Crude Oil Price Forecast - NSAI Report

Year-End Forecast: 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 6 Yr Avg
Brent (USD$/bbl) - January 1, 2021 $52.85 $56.04 $57.87 $59.00 $60.15 $61.33 $57.87
Brent (USD$/bbl) - January 1, 2022 $75.33 $71.46 $69.62 $71.01 $72.44 $73.88 $72.31

 

The oil price projections used by NSAI are based upon an average of December 31, 2021 and 2020 forecasts of Brent Crude futures prices prepared by three qualified reserves evaluators: GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd., McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. and Sproule Associates Limited. The six year average for the NSAI Report reflects an average Brent price of $72.31, which as at the time of this press release, is approximately $24/bbl lower than current market Brent prices.

Year-End Crude Oil Reserves (million barrels)

CATEGORY 2021 2020 Change
Proved
Developed Producing 16.2 12.0 +35%
Undeveloped 21.2 10.3 +106%
Total Proved 37.4 22.3 +68%
Probable 40.5 28.7 +41%
Total Proved plus Probable 77.9 51.0 +53%
Possible 69.1 55.1 +25%
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible 147.1 106.1 +39%

 

Represents gross and net barrels since PetroTal has a 100% working interest and a 100% net revenue interest in these properties. Royalties are paid from sales proceeds.

Year-End Net Present Value at 10% - Before Tax ($ millions)

CATEGORY 2021 2020 Change
Proved
Developed Producing $250 $135 +85%
Undeveloped $474 $182 +160%
Total Proved $724 $317 +129%
Probable $665 $513 +30%
Total Proved plus Probable $1,389 $830 +67%
Possible $932 $891 +5%
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible $2,321 $1,721 +35%

 

Year-End Net Present Value at 10% - After Tax ($ millions)

CATEGORY 2021 2020 Change
Proved
Developed Producing $244 $134 +82%
Undeveloped $326 $137 +138%
Total Proved $570 $271 +110%
Probable $449 $350 +28%
Total Proved plus Probable $1,020 $621 +64%
Possible $633 $607 +4%
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible $1,653 $1,228 +35%

 

Forecast Revenues and Costs(1-5) ($ millions)

Undiscounted Discounted Discounted
CATEGORY Revenue Royalties OPEX FDC B-Tax Net
Revenue
B-Tax Net
Revenue
A-Tax Net
Revenue
Total Proved $2,299 $160 $921 $141 $1,076 $724 $570
Total Proved plus Probable $4,865 $367 $1,488 $289 $2,722 $1,389 $1,020
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible $9,735 $813 $2,756 $504 $5,662 $2,321 $1,653

 

1) Royalties include the 2.5% social fund for all years.
2) FDC includes abandonment.
3) Net Revenue is defined as revenue less royalties less operating costs less FDC.
4) B-tax and A-tax refer to before and after tax.
5) Discounted values are discounted at 10%.

Year-End Reserves Value per Share - After tax

CATEGORY Dec. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2020
Reserves per share US$/sh CAD$/sh GBP/sh US$/sh CAD$/sh GBP/sh
Proved $0.69 $0.88 0.51 $0.33 $0.43 0.24
Proved plus Probable $1.23 $1.57 0.91 $0.76 $0.98 0.56
Proved plus Probable & Possible $2.00 $2.54 1.48 $1.50 $1.93 1.10

 

Represents NPV-10 (after tax) divided by the number of common shares issued as of December 31 of each respective year and excludes other balance sheet items at the relevant date. Canadian and GBP share prices are converted at the respective year end foreign exchange conversion rates. Common share count as at December 31, 2021 totaling 828.2 million shares and as at December 31, 2020 totaling 816.2 million shares.

Reserve Life Index(1-3) ("RLI")

CATEGORY Dec. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2020
Proved 13.8 years 6.4 years
Proved plus Probable 28.9 years 14.6 years
Proved plus Probable & Possible 54.5 years 30.3 years

 

(1) 2021 values based on 2021 year-end reserves divided by annualized Q1 2021 production of approximately 7,331 bopd.
(2) The license for Block 95 expires in 2041.
(3) 2020 values based on 2020 year-end reserves divided by annualized Q1 2020 production of approximately 9,686 bopd.

Future Development Costs

The following information sets forth development and abandonment costs deducted in the estimation of PetroTal's future net revenue attributable to the reserve categories noted below:

CATEGORY ($ million) 2021 2020 Change
Proved
Developed Producing $16 $15 +6%
Undeveloped $125 $104 +20%
Total Proved $141 $119 +19%
Probable $148 $75 +98%
Total Proved plus Probable $289 $193 +49%
Possible $215 $104 +108%
Total Proved plus Probable & Possible $504 $297 +70%

 

Future development costs ($/bbl) 2021 2020 Change
Proved $6.63 $11.52 -42%
Proved plus Probable $4.68 $4.96 -6%
Proved plus Probable & Possible $3.85 $3.16 +22%

 

The future development and abandonment costs are estimates of the future capital expenditures required to convert the corresponding reserves to proved developed producing ("PDP") reserves. Future development per barrel is determined using the future development capital divided by the 1P, 2P, or 3P reserves, less cumulative PDP.

2021 Year-End Gross Reserves Reconciliation (million barrels)

Proved Proved plus Probable Proved plus Probable & Possible
December 31, 2020 22.3 51.0 106.1
Technical Revisions 18.2 30.2 44.2
Economic Factors 0.2 0.0 0.0
Production (3.3) (3.3) (3.3)
December 31, 2021 37.4 77.9 147.0

 

Qualified Person's Statement

Dewi Jones, the Company's Vice President, Exploration and Development, who has over 35 years of relevant experience in the oil industry, has approved the technical information contained in this announcement. Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and is registered on the Texas and Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists.

The recovery and reserve estimates provided in this news release are estimates only, and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered. Actual reserves may eventually prove to be greater than, or less than, the estimates provided herein. In certain of the tables set forth below, the columns may not add due to rounding.

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) and (OTCQX: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, PetroTal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru and more recently the top crude oil producer. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

READER ADVISORIES

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to: PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; drilling, completions, workovers and other activities and the anticipated costs and results of such activities; the ability of the Company to achieve drilling success consistent with management's expectations; the ability of the Company to achieve near term production targets and operate at unrestricted levels; anticipated future production, revenue and free cash flow; drilling plans including the timing of drilling, commissioning, and startup and the impact of delays thereon; oil production levels, including production 2022; future development and growth prospects; and the timing of filing the AIF. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. In addition, statements relating to expected production, reserves, recovery, costs and valuation are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the reserves described can be profitably produced in the future. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning the ability of existing infrastructure to deliver production and the anticipated capital expenditures associated therewith, the ability of the Ministry of Energy to effectively achieve its objectives in respect of reducing social conflict and collaborating towards continued investment in the energy sector, reservoir characteristics, recovery factor, exploration upside, prevailing commodity prices and the actual prices received for PetroTal's products, including pursuant to hedging arrangements, the availability and performance of drilling rigs, facilities, pipelines, other oilfield services and skilled labour, royalty regimes and exchange rates, impact of inflation on costs, the application of regulatory and licensing requirements, the accuracy of PetroTal's geological interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities, current legislation, receipt of required regulatory approval, the success of future drilling and development activities, the performance of new wells, the Company's growth strategy, general economic conditions and availability of required equipment and services. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price volatility, price differentials and the actual prices received for products, exchange rate fluctuations, increased operating and capital costs due to inflationary pressures, legal, political and economic instability in Peru, access to transportation routes and markets for the Company's production, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. In addition, the Company cautions that current global uncertainty with respect to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on the broader global economy may have a significant negative effect on the Company. While the precise impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Company remains unknown, rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus may continue to have a material adverse effect on global economic activity, and may continue to result in volatility and disruption to global supply chains, operations, mobility of people and the financial markets, which could affect interest rates, credit ratings, credit risk, inflation, business, financial conditions, results of operations and other factors relevant to the Company. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

OIL REFERENCES: All references to "oil" or "crude oil" production, revenue or sales in this press release mean "heavy crude oil" as defined in NI 51-101. All references to Brent indicate Intercontinental Exchange ("ICE") Brent.

RESERVES DISCLOSURE: PetroTal's Statement of Reserves Data and Other Oil and Gas Information on Form 51-101F1 dated effective as at December 31, 2021, which will include further disclosure of PetroTal's oil and gas reserves and other oil and gas information in accordance with NI 51-101 and COGEH forming the basis of this press release, will be included in the AIF, which will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com in April 2022. All reserves values, future net revenue and ancillary information contained in this press release are derived from the NSAI Report unless otherwise noted. Estimates of reserves and future net revenue for individual properties may not reflect the same level of confidence as estimates of reserves and future net revenue for all properties, due to the effect of aggregation. There is no assurance that the forecast price and cost assumptions applied by NSAI in evaluating PetroTal's reserves will be attained and variances could be material. It should not be assumed that the estimates of future net revenues presented in the tables below represent the fair market value of the reserves. The recovery and reserve estimates of PetroTal's oil reserves provided herein are estimates only and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered. Actual oil reserves may be greater than or less than the estimates provided herein. There are numerous uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of crude oil, reserves and the future cash flows attributed to such reserves. The reserve and associated cash flow information set forth herein are estimates only. Proved reserves are those reserves that can be estimated with a high degree of certainty to be recoverable. It is likely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will exceed the estimated proved reserves. Probable reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves. It is equally likely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will be greater or less than the sum of the estimated proved plus probable reserves. Proved developed producing reserves are those reserves that are expected to be recovered from completion intervals open at the time of the estimate. These reserves may be currently producing or, if shut-in, they must have previously been on production, and the date of resumption of production must be known with reasonable certainty. Possible reserves are those reserves expected to be recovered from known accumulations where a significant expenditure (e.g., when compared to the cost of drilling a well) is required to render them capable of production. They must fully meet the requirements of the reserves category (proved, probable, possible) to which they are assigned. Certain terms used in this press release but not defined are defined in NI 51-101, CSA Staff Notice 51-324 - Revised Glossary to NI 51-101, Revised Glossary to NI 51-101, Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("CSA Staff Notice 51-324") and/or the COGEH and, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the same meanings herein as in NI 51-101, CSA Staff Notice 51-324 and the COGEH, as the case may be.

DRILLING LOCATIONS: This press release discloses drilling inventory in three categories: (a) proved locations; (b) probable locations; and (c) possible locations, all of which are derived from the NSAI Report and account for drilling locations that have associated proved, probable and/or possible reserves, as applicable. There is no certainty that PetroTal will drill all booked drilling locations and if drilled there is no certainty that such locations will result in additional oil reserves or production. The drilling locations considered for future development will ultimately depend upon the availability of capital, regulatory approvals, seasonal restrictions, oil prices, costs, actual drilling results, additional reservoir information that is obtained and other factors. While certain of the possible drilling locations have been de-risked by drilling existing wells in relative close proximity to such drilling locations, other possible drilling locations are farther away from existing wells where management has less information about the characteristics of the reservoir and therefore there is more uncertainty whether wells will be drilled in such locations and if drilled there is more uncertainty that such wells will result in additional oil reserves or production.

OIL AND GAS MEASURES: This press release contains metrics commonly used in the oil and natural gas industry which have been prepared by management, such as "netback", "OOIP", "development capital", "F&D costs", "net asset value", "recycle ratio" and "reserves life index". These terms do not have a standardized meaning and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies, and therefore should not be used to make such comparisons. "Netback" equals total petroleum sales less quality discount, lifting costs, transportation costs and royalty payments calculated on a bbl basis. "OOIP" is equivalent to total petroleum initially-in-place ("TPIIP"). TPIIP, as defined in the COGEH, is that quantity of petroleum that is estimated to exist in naturally occurring accumulations. It includes that quantity of petroleum that is estimated, as of a given date, to be contained in known accumulations, prior to production, plus those estimated quantities in accumulations yet to be discovered. A portion of the TPIIP is considered undiscovered and there is no certainty that any portion of such undiscovered resources will be discovered. If discovered, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of such undiscovered resources. With respect to the portion of the TPIIP that is considered discovered resources, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of such discovered resources. A significant portion of the estimated volumes of TPIIP will never be recovered. "Development capital" means the aggregate exploration and development costs incurred in the financial year on reserves that are categorized as development. Development capital excludes capitalized administration costs. "Finding and development costs" or "F&D costs" are calculated as the sum of field capital plus the change in future development costs for the period divided by the change in reserves that are characterized as development for the period. Finding and development costs take into account reserves revisions during the year on a per bbl basis. The aggregate of the exploration and development costs incurred in the financial year and changes during that year in estimated future development costs generally will not reflect total finding and development costs related to reserves additions for that year. "Net asset value" is based on present value of future net revenues discounted at 10% before tax on reserves, net of estimated net debt at year end divided by the basic shares outstanding at year end. "Recycle ratio" is measured by dividing the netback for the applicable period by finding and development cost per bbl for the year. The recycle ratio compares netback from existing reserves to the cost of finding new reserves and may not accurately indicate the investment success unless the replacement reserves are of equivalent quality as the produced reserves. "Reserve life index" is calculated as total Company interest reserves divided by annual production. These terms have been calculated by management and do not have a standardized meaning and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies, and therefore should not be used to make such comparisons. Management uses these oil and gas metrics for its own performance measurements and to provide shareholders with measures to compare PetroTal's operations over time. Readers are cautioned that the information provided by these metrics, or that can be derived from the metrics presented in this press release, should not be relied upon for investment or other purposes.

FOFI DISCLOSURE: This press release contains future-oriented financial information and financial outlook information (collectively, "FOFI") about PetroTal's prospective results of operations, production, NPV-10, future net revenue, future development and abandonment costs, and components thereof, all of which are subject to the same assumptions, risk factors, limitations and qualifications as set forth in the above paragraphs. FOFI contained in this press release was approved by management as of the date of this press release and was included for the purpose of providing further information about PetroTal's anticipated future business operations. PetroTal disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required pursuant to applicable law. Readers are cautioned that the FOFI contained in this press release should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein. All FOFI contained in this press release complies with the requirements of Canadian securities legislation, including NI 51-101.

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PetroTal Announces a Record Ten Day Production Level for Well 10H of 10,050 bopd

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - February 10, 2022) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTCQX: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Company's well 10H ("10H"), which commenced production on January 30, 2022, has set a new internal daily production record with an average standalone 10 day production level of 10,050 bopd.

Well 10H on Production

  • Well 10H has produced an average of 10,050 bopd over the last ten days ending February 9, 2022, with the latest reported rate at 10,122 bopd;
  • The well's final cost was $11.5 million, 17% under budget, and came onstream on schedule and has already paid out over 45% of its total well cost at $90/bbl Brent;
  • 10H represents the longest horizontal well drilled to date in Peru;
  • With the help of 10H and PetroTal's robust well portfolio, the Company set a new daily record production level of 20,891 bopd on February 1, 2022 surpassing the mark set in mid December 2021 when 9H was brought onstream; and,
  • With the Company's central processing facility ("CPF-2") fully commissioned, the Company is awaiting final ministry approval expected around February 15, 2022, to be able to operate to its maximum capacity of approximately 24,000 bopd to 26,000 bopd, from current constrained production of around 20,000 bopd.

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented

"We have set additional production records with 10H's early production rates. We are extremely pleased from a technical standpoint at what this could mean for the future performance of PetroTal's drilling inventory and are pleased to deliver a strong start to 2022 for shareholders."

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) and (OTCQX: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

READER ADVISORIES

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to: PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; future performance of 10H and other drilling inventory; the ability of the Company to achieve near term production targets and operate at unrestricted levels upon receipt of final ministry approval of CPF-2; anticipated future oil production,, including production targets in Q1 2022; future development and growth prospects; and the timing of release of 2022 guidance. 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 "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning the ability of existing infrastructure to deliver production and the anticipated capital expenditures associated therewith, the ability of the Ministry of Energy to effectively achieve its objectives in respect of reducing social conflict and collaborating towards continued investment in the energy sector, reservoir characteristics, recovery factor, exploration upside, prevailing commodity prices and the actual prices received for PetroTal's products, including pursuant to hedging arrangements, the availability and performance of drilling rigs, facilities, pipelines, other oilfield services and skilled labour, royalty regimes and exchange rates, the application of regulatory and licensing requirements, the accuracy of PetroTal's geological interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities, current legislation, receipt of required regulatory approval, the success of future drilling and development activities, the performance of new wells, the Company's growth strategy, general economic conditions and availability of required equipment and services. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, failure to obtain final ministry approval in respect of CPF-2, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price volatility, price differentials and the actual prices received for products, exchange rate fluctuations, legal, political and economic instability in Peru, access to transportation routes and markets for the Company's production, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. In addition, the Company cautions that current global uncertainty with respect to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on the broader global economy may have a significant negative effect on the Company. While the precise impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Company remains unknown, rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus may continue to have a material adverse effect on global economic activity, and may continue to result in volatility and disruption to global supply chains, operations, mobility of people and the financial markets, which could affect interest rates, credit ratings, credit risk, inflation, business, financial conditions, results of operations and other factors relevant to the Company. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

OIL AND GAS INFORMATION: References in this press release to peak rates, production records, daily production levels of PetroTal, average 7 day production levels of 10H and other short‐term production rates are useful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons, however such rates are not determinative of the rates at which such wells will commence production and decline thereafter and are not indicative of long term performance or of ultimate recovery. While encouraging, readers are cautioned not to place reliance on such rates in calculating the aggregate production for PetroTal. The Company cautions that such results should be considered to be preliminary.

OIL REFERENCES: All references to "oil" or "crude oil" production, revenue or sales in this press release mean "heavy crude oil" as defined in National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101"). All references to Brent indicate Intercontinental Exchange ("ICE") Brent.

FOFI DISCLOSURE: This press release contains future-oriented financial information and financial outlook information (collectively, "FOFI") about PetroTal's future production, production capacity and components thereof, all of which are subject to the same assumptions, risk factors, limitations and qualifications as set forth in the above paragraphs. FOFI contained in this press release was approved by management as of the date of this press release and was included for the purpose of providing further information about PetroTal's anticipated future business operations. PetroTal and its management believe that FOFI has been prepared on a reasonable basis, reflecting management's best estimates and judgments, and represent, to the best of management's knowledge and opinion, the Company's expected course of action. However, because this information is highly subjective, it should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results. PetroTal disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required pursuant to applicable law. Readers are cautioned that the FOFI contained in this press release should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein. All FOFI contained in this press release complies with the requirements of Canadian securities legislation, including NI 51-101.

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/113361


PetroTal Announces TR-1 Notification of a New Major Shareholder - Fidelity International

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - January 27, 2022) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTCQX: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") advises that it has received a TR-1 Standard form for notification of major holdings from Fidelity International dated January 26, 2022.

As indicated in the TR-1 form, as at January 24, 2022, Fidelity International held 42,315,097 shares of PetroTal representing approximately 5.1% total ownership.

Based on 830,942,270 common shares outstanding, and as far as the Company is aware, the current major shareholders of PetroTal are:

  • Meridian Capital International - 154,010,361 (18.5%)
  • Kite Lake Capital Management - 87,166,854 (10.5%)
  • Burggraben Holding AG - 67,399,012 (8.1%)
  • Encompass Capital Advisors LLC - 54,154,853 (6.5%)
  • Fidelity International - 42,315,097 (5.1%)

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented,

"We welcome Fidelity International into our major shareholder group, a strong indication of investor support for the operational/financial excellence and growth we offer."

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) and (OTCQX: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/111817


PetroTal Commences Trading on the OTCQX Market in the United States

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - January 19, 2022) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) and (OTCQX: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that is has upgraded from the Pink market to the OTCQX Best Market in the U.S. under the ticker symbol PTALF. U.S. investors can now find current disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on the OTC Markets website.

The OTCQX Best Market provides investors with a premium U.S. public market and is the highest tier on which over 11,000 U.S. and global securities trade. Upgrading to the OTCQX Market is an important milestone for PetroTal, as it provides transparent trading, visibility and accessibility for U.S. investors.

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented,

"This is an excellent initiative for PetroTal and we are very excited to be part of the OTCQX market. We hope to share our story with a wide range of U.S. investors that can now access PetroTal shares in a more transparent way."

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) and (OTCQX: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/110730


PetroTal Provides Q4 and Year-End 2021 Operations and Liquidity Update

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - January 17, 2022) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following updates:

Key Highlights

  • Q4 2021 production averaged 10,147 bopd, constrained by temporary oil delivery disruptions;
  • Oil production for 2021 was 8,966 bopd, up 58% from 5,675 bopd for 2020;
  • Wells 9H and 8H continue to perform significantly above internal expectations, with average production rates over the past five days of approximately 8,500 bopd and 6,700 bopd, respectively;
  • Production at the field is now again averaging approximately 20,000 bopd since January 12, 2022 with export routes, including the Northern Peruvian Pipeline (the "ONP"), fully functional;
  • Well 10H drilling operations continue according to plan with estimated completion in early February 2022;
  • Q4 2021 oil deliveries for export via Brazil were approximately 300,000 barrels and are expected to increase to approximately 240,000 barrels per month; and,
  • December 31, 2021 total cash of $74.4 million, including $29.5 million of restricted cash.

Q4 Production Update

PetroTal's production averaged 10,147 bopd in Q4 2021, impacted by unplanned and extended downtime of the ONP from social and protest issues at pump stations 1 and 5. October was the only month in the quarter with largely unrestricted production rates, with November and December having only 16 and five producing days, respectively, where all wells were producing fully.

As a result of wells 9H and 8H generating large initial production rates in the quarter, PetroTal was still able to average over 10,000 bopd in Q4 2021 and demonstrate quarter on quarter production growth of 7% despite only producing unconstrained for approximately 57% of the period. Included in Q4 2021, were five days where PetroTal averaged above 20,000 bopd.

Current field production is again at approximately 20,000 bopd, having produced at that rate for the past five days. As announced on December 16, 2021, PetroTal had to significantly constrain production, from that date until January 9, 2022, to an average of 5,006 bopd. This allowed the Company to manage storage capacity and barge availability due to pump station 1 bottlenecks, which have now been alleviated.

Well 10H Update

Drilling of the 10H well progressed according to plan, with its 1,200 meter horizontal section successfully reaching total depth. Well 10H is the longest horizontal well drilled to date in Peru and completion operations are now underway, with the well expected to be completed in early February 2022.

Exports via Brazil Expected to Increase in 2022

During Q4 2021, oil deliveries to Brazil were approximately 300,000 barrels with an all-in differential, marketing and transportation cost of approximately $21/bbl.

In December 2021, PetroTal executed a new sales contract to deliver up to 240,000 barrels per month to Brazil, and is currently working to advance the logistics to further increase export volumes by 50%. Including the current Iquitos Refinery point of sale, the expanded Brazil export route would allow PetroTal to market approximately 13,300 bopd without dependance on the ONP.

Strong Liquidity Management in Q4 2021

PetroTal continues to manage liquidity exceptionally well despite the route to market headwinds. PetroTal ended Q4 2021 with $74.4 million in total cash, of which $29.5 million was restricted, including $20 million dedicated to accretive acquisitions. Ending Q4 2021 cash was higher compared to internal forecast as a result of receiving a $15.8 million revenue true up payment for exported oil at Bayovar. Accounts receivable and accounts payable at year-end were approximately $0.5 and $54.0 million (11% due after Q1 2022), respectively. Accounts receivable balances were substantially lower in Q4 2021 due to December 2021 ONP sales disruptions caused by nearby protests.

CPF-2 Commissioned

PetroTal is pleased to announce that CPF-2 has been fully commissioned and is operational, thereby allowing field production capacity of 24,000 bopd, water disposal capacity of 100,000 barrels of water per day and oil storage of 90,000 barrels at the field.

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented

"We are excited to start the new year with record production of 20,000 bopd, a solid base for ongoing growth. PetroTal will continue to manage our business to maximize cash flow and support stable operations for shareholders while always placing safety above all else.

"The Company is very supportive of community efforts and the active dialogue engagement that led to the reopening of pump stations 1 and 5. Our team has been working hard to find creative sales business solutions so 2022 can be a record year for the Company from cash flow and production perspectives."

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

READER ADVISORIES

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to: PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; the impact of social disruption on the Company's operations; drilling, completions, workovers and other activities and the anticipated costs and results of such activities; the ability of the Company to achieve drilling success consistent with management's expectations; the ability of the Company to achieve near term production targets and operate at unrestricted levels; anticipated future production and revenue; drilling plans including the timing of drilling, commissioning, and startup and the impact of delays thereon; oil production levels, including production 2022; sales expansion through alternative exports routes, including barging and trucking; the Company's expectations regarding netbacks and cash flow; the Company's proposals for collaboration with local communities; and future development and growth prospects. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. In addition, statements relating to expected production, reserves, recovery, costs and valuation are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the reserves described can be profitably produced in the future. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning the ability of existing infrastructure to deliver production and the anticipated capital expenditures associated therewith, the ability of the Ministry of Energy to effectively achieve its objectives in respect of reducing social conflict and collaborating towards continued investment in the energy sector, reservoir characteristics, recovery factor, exploration upside, prevailing commodity prices and the actual prices received for PetroTal's products, including pursuant to hedging arrangements, the availability and performance of drilling rigs, facilities, pipelines, other oilfield services and skilled labour, royalty regimes and exchange rates, the application of regulatory and licensing requirements, the accuracy of PetroTal's geological interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities, current legislation, receipt of required regulatory approval, the success of future drilling and development activities, the performance of new wells, the Company's growth strategy, general economic conditions and availability of required equipment and services. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price volatility, price differentials and the actual prices received for products, exchange rate fluctuations, legal, political and economic instability in Peru, access to transportation routes and markets for the Company's production, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. In addition, the Company cautions that current global uncertainty with respect to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on the broader global economy may have a significant negative effect on the Company. While the precise impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Company remains unknown, rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus may continue to have a material adverse effect on global economic activity, and may continue to result in volatility and disruption to global supply chains, operations, mobility of people and the financial markets, which could affect interest rates, credit ratings, credit risk, inflation, business, financial conditions, results of operations and other factors relevant to the Company. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

OIL AND GAS INFORMATION: References in this press release to short‐term production rates are useful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons, however such rates are not determinative of the rates at which such wells will commence production and decline thereafter and are not indicative of long term performance or of ultimate recovery. While encouraging, readers are cautioned not to place reliance on such rates in calculating the aggregate production for PetroTal. The Company cautions that such results should be considered to be preliminary.

OIL REFERENCES: All references to "oil" or "crude oil" production, revenue or sales in this press release mean "heavy crude oil" as defined in NI 51-101. All references to Brent indicate Intercontinental Exchange ("ICE") Brent.

NON-GAAP MEASURES: This press release contains financial terms that are not considered measures under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") such as netback that do not have any standardized meaning under GAAP and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Management uses these non-GAAP measures for its own performance measurement and to provide shareholders and investors with additional measurements of the Company's efficiency and its ability to fund a portion of its future capital expenditures. Netback is calculated by dividing net operating income by barrels sold in the corresponding period.

FOFI DISCLOSURE: This press release contains future-oriented financial information and financial outlook information (collectively, "FOFI") about PetroTal's prospective results of operations, production and production capacity, cash flow, liquidity and components thereof, all of which are subject to the same assumptions, risk factors, limitations and qualifications as set forth in the above paragraphs. FOFI contained in this press release was approved by management as of the date of this press release and was included for the purpose of providing further information about PetroTal's anticipated future business operations. PetroTal disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required pursuant to applicable law. Readers are cautioned that the FOFI contained in this press release should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein. All FOFI contained in this press release complies with the requirements of Canadian securities legislation, including National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities.

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/110420


PetroTal Provides Operational Update; Oil Production Reaches 20,000 bopd

Pipeline Settlement Framework for Pump Station 5

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - December 16, 2021) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following updates:

Achieved 20,000 bopd Production Level

PetroTal has achieved a trailing 5-day unconstrained production rate ending December 15, 2021, of approximately 20,200 barrels of oil per day ("bopd"). With wells 8H and 9H producing over 6,300 bopd and 8,200 bopd respectively, PetroTal was able to achieve its long-standing goal of exceeding 20,000 bopd much earlier than anticipated and previously guided. PetroTal has reached this milestone only four years after commencing operations at the Bretana oil field in early 2018, an indication of operational excellence, perseverance and teamwork.

Robust Production from Well 9H

Well 9H is delivering a strong initial production profile having averaged approximately 8,200 bopd over the last 10 days, and trending very close to the performance of well 8H.

Well 10H Commences Drilling

PetroTal commenced drilling well 10H on December 11, 2021. This long-reach horizontal well is similarly located to well 9H and is estimated to cost $13.9 million with a targeted completion date in early February 2022.

Settlement Framework Reached at Pump Station 5

PetroTal advises that a joint framework was reached between the communities, Ministry of Energy and Mines, and Petroperu, that demonstrates trust and a commitment to ongoing dialogue, which has resulted in the expected return of Pump Station 5 back to Petroperu on December 16, 2021, as a gesture of goodwill toward longer term solutions. Once Petroperu restarts operations at Pump Station 5, it will take approximately one week to complete the required inspections needed to fully recommence oil throughput in the Northern Peruvian Pipeline ("ONP"). Based on this forecast, it is still likely PetroTal will have to constrain production after December 16, 2021, for up to two weeks, to manage storage capacity, at which time it expects to go back to levels near 20,000 bopd.

Brazilian Export Update

In November and December, PetroTal will export nearly 320,000 barrels of oil through the Brazil sales route. Commencing in January 2022, estimated Brazilian oil exports will be approximately 240,000 barrels monthly and expected to increase further in Q2 2022.

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are very pleased at the progress made at Pump Station 5 and the demonstration of trust and goodwill shown by the communities. This, together with the initiatives PetroTal is pursuing, is expected to lead to long term stability for the region at a critical time for the new Talara refinery that is expected to start operation in 2022, Peruvian producers, the local communities, and Petroperu. I would also like to thank our team for their dedication and perseverance over the past four years enabling PetroTal to achieve our original 20,000 bopd goal. I am humbled by the expertise and drive our team continues to demonstrate through unprecedented operating conditions. Additionally, I'd like to thank our shareholders for their ongoing support, patience and confidence as we continue development of the prolific Bretana oil field."

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, PetroTal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

READER ADVISORIES

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to: PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; and the impact of social disruption on the Company's operations, including a potential field shutdown at Bretana. 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 "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/107774


PetroTal Announces Grant of Performance Share Units

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - December 10, 2021) - PetroTal Corp. ("PetroTal" or the "Company")  announces the annual grant of performance share units ("PSUs") to officers and employees of the Company.

The Company has granted an aggregate of 10,030,262 PSUs, of which 6,467,416 are to officers of the Company ("Officers") in accordance with the provisions of the Company's PSU plan. The PSUs issued to Officers will vest three years from the date of grant and each PSU will entitle the holder to acquire, for nil cost, between zero and two common shares of the Company ("Shares"), subject to the achievement of performance conditions relating to the Company's total shareholder return, net asset value and certain production and operational milestones.

The remaining PSUs issued vest annually, on an equal basis, over the next three years.

Summary of PSU grants to Officers

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and CEO   4,325,813
Douglas Urch, Executive Vice President and CFO  1,199,428
Dewi Jones, Vice President, Exploration and Development  942,175

 

Further details regarding the PSU plan are set out in the management information circular of the Company dated May 13, 2021, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of the Board is charged with overseeing the PSU plan.

Following this grant, the Company has a total of 23,583,322 PSUs outstanding.

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) AIM: PTAL) (OTC: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T: 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

READER ADVISORIES

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to: PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; oil production levels, well payout production and the ability of the Company to achieve near term production targets; anticipated future production and revenue; continued operation of the ONP and PetroTal's access thereto, the Company's expectations regarding netbacks and free cash flow; and future development and growth prospects. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. In addition, statements relating to expected production, reserves, recovery, costs and valuation are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the reserves described can be profitably produced in the future. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning the ability of existing infrastructure to deliver production and the anticipated capital expenditures associated therewith, the ability of the Ministry of Energy to effectively achieve its objectives in respect of reducing social conflict and collaborating towards continued investment in the energy sector, reservoir characteristics, recovery factor, exploration upside, prevailing commodity prices and the actual prices received for PetroTal's products, including pursuant to hedging arrangements, the availability and performance of drilling rigs, facilities, pipelines, other oilfield services and skilled labour, royalty regimes and exchange rates, the application of regulatory and licensing requirements, the accuracy of PetroTal's geological interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities, current legislation, receipt of required regulatory approval, the success of future drilling and development activities, the performance of new wells, the Company's growth strategy, general economic conditions and availability of required equipment and services. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price volatility, price differentials and the actual prices received for products, exchange rate fluctuations, legal, political and economic instability in Peru, access to transportation routes and markets for the Company's production, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. In addition, the Company cautions that current global uncertainty with respect to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on the broader global economy may have a significant negative effect on the Company. While the precise impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Company remains unknown, rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus may continue to have a material adverse effect on global economic activity, and may continue to result in volatility and disruption to global supply chains, operations, mobility of people and the financial markets, which could affect interest rates, credit ratings, credit risk, inflation, business, financial conditions, results of operations and other factors relevant to the Company. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the most recent management's discussion and analysis and the most recent annual information form which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/107233


PetroTal Announces a Peaceful Resolution to the Protest Near PetroTal's Loading Dock

Well 9H Production Started

Strong Forward Liquidity Profile

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - December 6, 2021) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following update:

End of Social Protests at PetroTal's Loading Dock

Following recent announcements, PetroTal is pleased to announce an end to the social protests near PetroTal's oil loading facility. PetroTal's recently announced social initiatives contributed to the peaceful resolution.

Barges from Brazil are on site and commenced oil loading operations on December 3, 2021. This will allow PetroTal to ramp up production during the next few days starting with the new 9H horizontal well that was put on production on December 5, 2021 and recommence sales to the Iquitos refinery and through the Brazilian export routes.

Currently, PetroTal has approximately 300,000 barrels of oil on barges, of which 135,000 barrels are near Pump Station No.1 ("PS1") at Saramuro, awaiting Petroperu's ONP pipeline operations to restart, and involves reopening PS5. The remaining barrels on barges are heading to the Iquitos refinery or to Brazil.

As of December 3, 2021, the protests at PS1 were resolved, demonstrating the positive momentum of the initiatives PetroTal is promoting. Regarding Pump Station No.5 ("PS5"), a meeting between the government and the indigenous federations has been proposed for December 10, 2021, with the intent to set a working table aimed at achieving a long-term solution to the ongoing protests due to lack of government attention. In exchange for setting up this working table, the protesters have offered a 30-day truce starting that same day.

If the 30-day truce is not achieved, the Company may need to constrain production by the third week of December 2021. PetroTal is also commissioning additional barges that would allow the Company to produce unconstrained through December 2021. Including flush production from the recently drilled and completed 9H well, the Company expects to initially produce over 18,000 bopd, although this is likely to be constrained to manage storage and offtake capacity. Beyond December 2021, PetroTal will require normal access to Petroperu's ONP pipeline route to produce unconstrained in 2022.

Well 9H Update

PetroTal is also pleased to announce well 9H was completed on December 1, 2021, to fill the wellbore with oil and inflate the packers. A recent December 6, 2021 initial flow rate achieved approximately 9,000 bopd of flush production. When available, PetroTal will provide the 10 and 30-day average production rates for the 9H well.

Liquidity Update

PetroTal is pleased to announce that its forward liquidity profile remains strong with a material cash buffer in December 2021, which is forecast to continue through Q1 2022 with a continuous capital program. This simulated forecast assumes conservative field closure conditions for the remainder of 2021, constrained oil field operations, reduced Brent prices, and moderate oil sales from currently loaded barges.

Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented

"We are very pleased to have reached a peaceful settlement with the protesting community near the PetroTal dock. Based on the Company's initiatives to promote change and an equalization of social profits, a sense of confidence and trust was created between our groups. We look forward to completing the legal and administrative efforts through the remainder of 2021 for the Social Fund to be live and active in early 2022. We are also seeing the government engaged in achieving a long-term resolution to the ongoing ONP protests at pump stations 1 and 5 which will hopefully lead to a full reopening of the ONP route in the near term. PetroTal is doing everything we can to support those discussions. On operations, I need to thank the entire PetroTal team for achieving another exceptional result in the 9H horizontal oil well, which was opened at more than 9,000 bopd, a new record for our Bretana oil field."

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

READER ADVISORIES

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to possible future events, including, but not limited to: PetroTal's business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; and the impact of social disruption on the Company's operations, including a potential field shutdown at Bretana. 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 "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "will", "should", "continue", "may", "objective" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. Please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 and management's discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/106716


PetroTal Advises of Strong Earthquake in Northern Peru

PetroTal reports no damage or injuries

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - November 29, 2021) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") advises that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit northern Peru early Sunday November 28, 2021, with the epicenter approximately 98km from the town of Santa Maria de Nieva and 400km from Bretana.

PetroTal's production facilities were not damaged, and the Company reported no injuries related to the earthquake. Earthquakes are relatively common in Peru and PetroTal's development platform and related facilities are designed to withstand earthquakes of equal or greater scale.

The social unrest disruption, as reported by the Company on November 24, 2021 remains ongoing, with production rates being managed to align with remaining storage capacity. Further updates will be provided as and when known.

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) and (OTC Pink: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, PetroTal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/105510


PetroTal Advises of Gran Tierra Share Ownership Reduction

Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - November 26, 2021) - PetroTal Corp. (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) ("PetroTal" or the "Company") advises that, as announced by Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("GTEI") on November 26, 2021, Gran Tierra Resources Limited ("GTRL") has sold an aggregate of 137,093,750 common shares in the Company, ("Common Shares") representing all shares owned by GTEI. The Company understands that multiple entities purchased the Common Shares sold by GTRL. PetroTal was not a party to the agreements and did not receive any proceeds from the sale transactions.

The Company has 826,662,172 Common Shares in issue and there are no shares held in treasury. For purposes of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the total number of voting rights (TVR) in the Company is 826,662,172. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change of their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

ABOUT PETROTAL

PetroTal is a publicly traded, tri‐quoted (TSXV: TAL) (AIM: PTAL) (OTC Pink: PTALF) oil and gas development and production Company domiciled in Calgary, Alberta, focused on the development of oil assets in Peru. PetroTal's flagship asset is its 100% working interest in Bretana oil field in Peru's Block 95 where oil production was initiated in June 2018. In early 2020, Petrotal became the second largest crude oil producer in Peru. The Company's management team has significant experience in developing and exploring for oil in Peru and is led by a Board of Directors that is focused on safely and cost effectively developing the Bretana oil field. It is actively building new initiatives to champion community sensitive energy production, benefiting all stakeholders.

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.petrotal-corp.com, the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com, or below:

Douglas Urch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Durch@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

Manolo Zuniga
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mzuniga@PetroTal-Corp.com
T: (713) 609-9101

PetroTal Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@PetroTal-Corp.com

Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
petrotal@celicourt.uk
T : 44 (0) 208 434 2643

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / James Spinney / Robert Collins
T: 44 (0) 207 409 3494

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint Broker)
Callum Stewart / Simon Mensley / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Auctus Advisors LLP (Joint Broker)
Jonathan Wright
T: +44 (0) 7711 627449

Neither the 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 press release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/105208