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Harvest Natural Resources Announces 2015 Third Quarter Results

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (HNR) (Harvest or the Company) today announced 2015 third quarter earnings and provided an operational update.

Harvest reported third quarter net income of approximately $5.7 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the same period last year. The third quarter results include non-cash income from (i) the change in the fair value of the warrant (the CT Warrants) issued to CT Energy Holding SRL (CT Energy) of $10.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, (ii) the change in the fair value of derivative assets and liabilities of $2.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, (iii) a loss from the conversion of debt of $1.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, and (iv) a charge related to the impairment of inventory of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. Adjusted for these non-cash items, Harvest would have posted a third quarter net loss of approximately $4.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, before any adjustment for income taxes.

The loss on conversion of debt is the result of the difference between (i) the September 14, 2015 fair value of the $7.0 million 9.0% convertible note (the 9% Note) issued to CT Energy with embedded derivatives of $11.1 million, plus the accrued interest and amortized debt discount of $0.2 million less (ii) the value of the 8,667,597 shares issued to CT Energy upon conversion of the 9% Note at the September 15, 2015 closing price of $1.52 per share, or $13.2 million. The amount is recognized as a non-cash pre-tax loss of $1.9 million during the third quarter of 2015.

It should be noted, the warrant and notes and the resulting fluctuation of derivative liabilities are associated with the CT Energy strategic transaction.

Petrodelta generated $128.6 million in revenue during the third quarter before deductions for royalties, compared to $324.3 million for the same period in 2014. The average price of crude oil sold by Petrodelta during the third quarter was $35.35 per barrel, compared to $84.17 per barrel for the same period during 2014. Petrodelta reported a third quarter operating loss before taxes and non-operating items of $187.2 million, compared to operating income before taxes and non-operating items of $80.3 million for the third quarter of 2014. Petrodelta posted a net loss of $165.8 million during the third quarter, compared to net income of $73.4 million for the same period in 2014. The Petrodelta financial results are prepared and presented under IFRS and the exchange rate of 6.3 Venezuelan Bolivars (Bolivar) to one US dollar was applied to the Bolivar denominated based expenditures.

Highlights for the third quarter of 2015 include:

Venezuela

  • During the third quarter of 2015, Petrodelta drilled and completed five development wells and sold approximately 3.59 million barrels of oil (MMBO) for a daily average of approximately 39,042 barrels of oil per day (BOPD), a decrease of 6% over the same period in 2014.
  • Petrodelta's current production rate is approximately 47.0 thousand barrels of oil per day (MBOPD) and the 2015 expected average production rate is 40,200 BOPD, with 2015 capital expenditures currently projected at $396 million.

Gabon

  • Operational activities during the period included continued evaluation of exploration and development plans, based on the 3D seismic data acquired in late 2013 and processed during 2014.
  • Harvest engaged a third party to undertake a fixed-price, geophysical site survey over multiple potential well locations in the Dussafu block, which completed in August 2015.
  • Subsequently, Harvest has conducted a tender for a jack-up drilling rig to drill a well in the second quarter of 2016.
  • The Company is engaged in a process with the objective to farm down some of its 66.667% working interest in the Dussafu block.

Corporate

  • At our annual shareholder meeting on September 9, 2015, Harvest stockholders approved all proposals relating to the CT Energy transaction.
  • On September 15, 2015, CT Energy converted the 9% Note and accrued interest into 8,667,597 shares of Harvest stock. After the conversion, CT Energy owns approximately 16.6% of our outstanding shares.
  • With the conversion of the 9% Note, the Series C Preferred shares were redeemed.

VENEZUELA

During the three months ended September 30, 2015, Petrodelta sold approximately 3.59 MMBO for a daily average of 39,042 BOPD, a decrease of 6% over the same period in 2014, and 3% higher than the previous quarter. Petrodelta sold 1.05 billion cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas for a daily average of 11.5 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD), an increase of 43% over the same period in 2014 and a decrease of 6% over the previous quarter. Petrodelta's current production rate is approximately 47.0 MBOPD.

During the third quarter of 2015, Petrodelta drilled and completed five development wells. Currently, Petrodelta is operating five drilling rigs and one workover rig and continues with infrastructure enhancement projects in the El Salto and Temblador fields.

Petrodelta's production target for 2015 is projected to be approximately 40,200 BOPD. The 2015 Petrodelta capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $396 million. Petrodelta expects to drill 18 oil wells during 2015.

EXPLORATION AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Dussafu Project - Gabon (Dussafu PSC)

Operational activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2015, included continued evaluation of exploration and development plans, based on the 3D seismic data acquired in late 2013 and processed during 2014. Harvest and its joint venture partner engaged a third party to undertake a fixed-price, geophysical site survey over multiple...


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