Touchstone announces increased 2018 capital program

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Press release from Touchstone Exploration

Calgary, Alberta - August 14, 2018 - Touchstone Exploration Inc. ("Touchstone" or the "Company") (TSX / LSE: TXP) announces its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. Selected financial and operational information is outlined below and should be read in conjunction with Touchstone's June 30, 2018 unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and the related Management's discussion and analysis, both of which will be available under the Company's profile on SEDAR ( and the Company's website ( Tabular amounts herein are in thousands of Canadian dollars, and the amounts in text are rounded to thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

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• Achieved quarterly average crude oil production of 1,717 barrels per day ("bbls/d"), representing increases of 11% and 29% from the first quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2017, respectively.

• Continued our 2018 development program with total drilling and development capital expenditures of $4,520,000, drilling three wells and performing four well recompletions.

• Realized $12,508,000 in petroleum sales, a 68% increase from the prior year second quarter.

• Generated an operating netback of $38.19 per barrel, a 92% increase relative to the $19.88 per barrel generated in the prior year comparative quarter.

• Delivered funds flow from operations of $3,258,000 ($0.03 per basic share) compared to $438,000 ($0.01 per basic share) in the second quarter of 2017.

• Recognized a reduced net loss of $692,000 ($0.01 per basic share) compared to a net loss of $1,848,000 ($0.02 per basic share) realized in the equivalent quarter of 2017.

• Extended our $15 million term loan maturity date and initial principal repayments by one year.

• Maintained balance sheet strength with second quarter cash of $10,556,000 and net debt of $11,266,000, representing 1.0 times net debt to first half 2018 annualized funds flow from operations.

• Expanded our 2018 drilling program from ten to fourteen wells.

The complete statement is available here