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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

________________________________

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 8, 2018

 

 

TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Bermuda

001-34574

None

(State or other jurisdiction of

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

incorporation)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

16803 Dallas Parkway

Addison, Texas

 

 

 

75001

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 220-4323

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

________________________________

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 


 

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 8, 2018, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 and providing an operations update. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to this Current Report on Form 8-K in such filing.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

99.1

Press release, dated August 8, 2018, issued by TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

 


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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date:

August 8, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Chad D. Burkhardt

 

 

 

Chad D. Burkhardt

 

 

 

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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tat-ex991_6.htm

Exhibit 99.1

 

TransAtlantic Petroleum Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides an Operations Update

 

Hamilton, Bermuda (August 8, 2018) – TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX: TNP) (NYSE American: TAT) (the “Company” or “TransAtlantic”) today announced the financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 and provided an operations update. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com.

Summary

 

In update to the Company’s previously announced strategic alternatives process, the special committee of the board of directors has received several proposals to acquire the Company or certain of its assets. Following evaluation of the proposals, the special committee is currently in discussions with a potential acquiror of the entire Company and expects to receive a formal offer from such party and begin negotiating a letter of intent within the next 30 days. There is no assurance that the Company will receive an offer or enter into any agreement with such party.

 

Revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $18.2 million, as compared to $16.9 million for the first quarter of 2018 and $12.3 million for the second quarter of 2017.1

 

Operating income for the second quarter of 2018 was $6.9 million, as compared to $4.8 million for the first quarter of 2018 and $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2017.

 

Net loss was $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2018, as compared to $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2018 and net income of $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2017.

 

Adjusted EBITDAX for the second quarter of 2018 was $8.7 million, as compared to $8.3 million for the first quarter of 2018 and $6.8 million for the second quarter of 2017.2

 

Average daily net sales volumes were approximately 2,746 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) in the second quarter of 2018, as compared to 2,885 BOEPD in the first quarter of 2018 and 3,308 BOEPD in the second quarter of 2017.

 

The Company’s year-to-date average daily net wellhead production through July 2018 was approximately 2,885 BOEPD, comprised of 2,772 barrels of oil per day (“BOPD”) and 0.7 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (“MMCFPD”), and the Company’s July 2018 average daily net wellhead production was approximately 3,103 BOEPD, comprised of 3,003 BOPD and 0.6 MMCFPD.

 

Net debt as of June 30, 2018 was $11.5 million, as compared to $8.2 million as of March 31, 2018.3

 

1 

Beginning January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contacts with Customers (Topic 606), requiring transportation and processing expenses previously netted from revenue classified as expenses.

2 

Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation at the end of the press release.

3 

Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure consisting of total debt as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet minus cash and cash equivalents as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet. For June 30, 2018, total debt was $30.4 million, and cash and cash equivalents was $18.9 million. For March 31, 2018, total debt was $24.5 million, and cash and cash equivalents was $16.3 million.

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Second Quarter 2018 Results of Operations

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

June 30, 2018

 

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

June 30, 2017

 

Net Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil (MBBL)

 

241

 

 

 

248

 

 

 

290

 

Natural gas (MMCF)

 

56

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

66

 

Total net sales (MBOE)

 

250

 

 

 

260

 

 

 

301

 

Average net sales (BOEPD)

 

2,746

 

 

 

2,885

 

 

 

3,308

 

Realized Commodity Prices:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil ($/BBL unhedged)

$

74.10

 

 

$

65.71

 

 

$

41.27

 

Oil ($/BBL hedged)

$

66.37

 

 

$

60.32

 

 

$

41.38

 

Natural gas ($/MCF)

$

4.84

 

 

$

5.00

 

 

$

4.77

 

Total revenues were $18.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to $16.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and $12.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The Company had a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to a net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.04 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2018, and net income of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Capital expenditures and seismic and corporate expenditures totaled $5.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and $4.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

Adjusted EBITDAX for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $8.7 million, as compared to $8.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and $6.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

Impact of Foreign Currency Exchange

During the three months ended June 30, 2018, accumulated other comprehensive loss increased $9.1 million to a total of $136.2 million as of June 30, 2018, due primarily to foreign exchange rate changes in Turkey compared to the U.S. Dollar. The financial statement impact is 100% non-cash and is reflected in other comprehensive (loss) income on the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive (Loss) Income and in shareholder’s equity on the Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets. This adjustment impacts the value of comprehensive income and shareholders’ equity but does not impact net income or earnings per share.

The Company records its foreign operations’ assets, liabilities, and transactions in the functional currency, which for Turkey is the New Turkish Lira and for Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev. For more information

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regarding the effects of foreign currency exchange on Company operations and reported financial results, please refer to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 21, 2018, and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, filed with the SEC on August 8, 2018.

Strategic Alternatives Process

On January 16, 2018, the Company announced the formation of a special committee of the board of directors to market the Company and explore strategic alternatives to increase shareholder value. Since that time, the special committee has received several proposals to acquire the Company or certain of its assets. Following evaluation of the proposals, the special committee is currently in discussions with a potential acquiror of the entire Company and expects to receive a formal offer from such party and begin negotiating a letter of intent within the next 30 days. There is no assurance that the Company will receive an offer or enter into any agreement with such party. The Company will provide a further update at the appropriate time.

Costs associated with the strategic alternatives process, which include professional expenses and travel, were approximately $0.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and approximately $0.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

Operational Update

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company spud one well and continued workover and recompletion production optimizations in southeastern Turkey.

In January 2018, the Company announced a planned drilling program in Southeast Turkey. This drilling program consisted of a six-well development program in the Selmo field and a two-well development program in the Molla area. Due to the Company’s recent success with the Yeniev-1 well, the increase in oil prices over the past six months, and optimism regarding the potential of the Company’s licenses in the Thrace Basin’s Basin Center Gas Accumulation (“Thrace Basin BCGA”), the Company has adjusted its drilling program and capital expenditure allocations for the remainder of 2018.

The following summarizes the Company’s operations by location during the second quarter of 2018 and the Company’s drilling plans by location for the remainder of 2018:

Southeastern Turkey

Selmo

In the second quarter of 2018, the Company vertically completed the Selmo-81H2 well and established commercial production of 68 BOPD.

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Workover and recompletion production optimizations in the Selmo field are ongoing, but the Company does not expect to drill additional wells in the Selmo field in the second half of 2018.

Molla

Bahar

The Company spud the Bahar-8 well targeting the Bedinan, Hazro, and Mardin formations in June 2018 and completed drilling and casing the well in July 2018. Oil shows were observed in all targeted zones. the Company expects to complete the Bahar-8 well in the third quarter of 2018.

After drilling the Bahar-8 well, the Company moved the rig to the Bahar-10 well location and spud the Bahar-10 well on August 5, 2018. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company plans to drill an additional well on the southeastern flank of the Bahar field to test the Dadas Sand, Mardin, and Bedinan formations.

Other

In the second quarter of 2018, the Company drilled the Yeniev-1 well to a total depth of 10,306 feet. Oil shows while drilling and log analysis indicate prospective pay in the Bedinan, Hazro, and Mardin formations. The Company perforated the first zone in the Bedinan formation on June 28, 2018. The initial production rate for this zone was 730 BOPD from a 24/64 choke and the current production rate is 375 BOPD from a 16/64 choke.

The Yeniev-1 well is a discovery on a new structure in the Molla area, opening up potentially significant drilling locations and potentially leading to additional development drilling. The Company expects to drill two additional wells to further delineate this structure in the second half of 2018.

The Company continues to test the Cavuslu-1 well following the discovery of hydrocarbons in the Bedinan and Dadas formations. The Company recently completed the Mardin zone at 25-40 BOPD after acid stimulation. The Company will test this isolated zone for approximately 30 days. Following this testing, the Company expects to begin long-term production in one or more of the tested zones.

On June 12, 2018, the Company was awarded a production license for the M44-b2-1 block, which covers 37,700 acres contiguous to its acreage in West Molla. This license includes the Catak, Pinar, and Yeniev wells.

The Company expects to fracture stimulate the Bedinan formation in the Pinar-1 well during the third quarter of 2018.

The Company has completed the 3D seismic processing and initial interpretation of its East Molla 3D seismic and has identified several prospects, which the Company expects to drill in the first half of 2019, contingent on financing.

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Northwestern Turkey

Thrace Basin

Thrace Basin BCGA

The Company continues to evaluate its prospects in the Thrace Basin BCGA in light of the recent positive production test results at the Yamalik-1 exploration well operated by Valeura Energy Inc. (“Valeura”) with their partner Equinor ASA (formerly Statoil ASA) (“Equinor”). The Yamalik-1 exploration well is located on a license directly adjacent to the Company’s 120,000 net acres in the Thrace Basin of which the Company believes approximately 50,000 net acres (100% working interest, 87.5% net revenue interest) is in the Thrace Basin BCGA and analogous to the Valeura and Equinor acreage. The Company expects to spud the Karli-1 well, a gas exploration well in the Thrace Basin BCGA, in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Company will test zones and depths at the Karli-1 well equivalent to those tested at the Yamilik-1 well.

Other

The Company expects to resume production operations on the Yildurm-1 well in the second half of 2018

Bulgaria

The Company has prepared plans to side track and re-drill the Devinci R-1 well, which the Company plans to commence in the third quarter of 2018.

The Company’s year-to-date average daily net wellhead production through July 2018 was approximately 2,885 BOEPD, comprised of 2,772 BOPD and 0.7 MMCFPD, and the Company’s July 2018 average daily net wellhead production was approximately 3,103 BOEPD, comprised of 3,003 BOPD and 0.6 MMCFPD.

Conference Call

Due to the continuation of the strategic alternatives process, the Company has decided not to hold an earnings call to discuss its results for the second quarter of 2018.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

On August 8, 2018, the Company filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.


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TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited)

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

For the Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and natural gas sales

$

18,100

 

 

$

12,283

 

 

$

34,761

 

 

$

28,051

 

Sales of purchased natural gas

 

1

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

654

 

Other

 

97

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

362

 

 

 

72

 

Total revenues

 

18,198

 

 

 

12,341

 

 

 

35,124

 

 

 

28,777

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production

 

2,803

 

 

 

2,714

 

 

 

5,672

 

 

 

5,801

 

Transportation and processing

 

1,138

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,331

 

 

 

-

 

Exploration, abandonment and impairment

 

191

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

231

 

 

 

108

 

Cost of purchased natural gas

 

1

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

568

 

Seismic and other exploration

 

59

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

218

 

 

 

80

 

General and administrative

 

3,786

 

 

 

3,181

 

 

 

7,123

 

 

 

6,771

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

3,276

 

 

 

4,255

 

 

 

7,735

 

 

 

8,752

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

43

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

95

 

Total costs and expenses

 

11,297

 

 

 

10,264

 

 

 

23,400

 

 

 

22,175

 

Operating income

 

6,901

 

 

 

2,077

 

 

 

11,724

 

 

 

6,602

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on sale of TBNG

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(15,226

)

Interest and other expense

 

(2,091

)

 

 

(2,288

)

 

 

(4,873

)

 

 

(4,659

)

Interest and other income

 

377

 

 

 

188

 

 

 

631

 

 

 

481

 

(Loss) gain on derivative contracts

 

(3,141

)

 

 

676

 

 

 

(3,866

)

 

 

1,664

 

Foreign exchange (loss) gain

 

(1,938

)

 

 

1,116

 

 

 

(3,996

)

 

 

(1,007

)

Total other expense

 

(6,793

)

 

 

(308

)

 

 

(12,104

)

 

 

(18,747

)

Income (loss) from operations before income taxes

 

108

 

 

 

1,769

 

 

 

(380

)

 

 

(12,145

)

Income tax expense

 

(1,114

)

 

 

(1,203

)

 

 

(2,401

)

 

 

(3,338

)

Net income (loss)

 

(1,006

)

 

 

566

 

 

 

(2,781

)

 

 

(15,483

)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(9,109

)

 

 

2,132

 

 

 

(11,452

)

 

 

23,051

 

Comprehensive (loss) income

$

(10,115

)

 

$

2,698

 

 

$

(14,233

)

 

$

7,568

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss) per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net earnings (loss) per common share

$

(0.02

)

 

$

0.01

 

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.33

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

50,420

 

 

 

47,412

 

 

 

50,397

 

 

 

47,355

 

Diluted net earnings (loss) per common share

$

(0.02

)

 

$

0.01

 

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.33

)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding

 

50,420

 

 

 

47,826

 

 

 

50,397

 

 

 

47,355

 

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TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

Summary of Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

12,234

 

 

$

13,577

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(11,446

)

 

 

6,092

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

1,735

 

 

 

(15,555

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(4,104

)

 

 

(1,713

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$

(1,581

)

 

$

2,401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)

 

 

June 30, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2017

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,715

 

 

$

18,926

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and natural gas sales

 

17,997

 

 

 

15,808

 

Joint interest and other

 

1,121

 

 

 

1,576

 

Related party

 

1,153

 

 

 

1,023

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

7,333

 

 

 

3,866

 

Inventory

 

6,198

 

 

 

7,494

 

Total current assets

 

52,517

 

 

 

48,693

 

Property and equipment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and natural gas properties (successful efforts method)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proved

 

173,942

 

 

 

193,647

 

Unproved

 

15,969

 

 

 

24,445

 

Equipment and other property

 

12,525

 

 

 

14,075

 

 

 

202,436

 

 

 

232,167

 

Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

(114,109

)

 

 

(129,183

)

Property and equipment, net

 

88,327

 

 

 

102,984

 

Other long-term assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

661

 

 

 

2,247

 

Note receivable - related party

 

6,287

 

 

 

6,726

 

Total other assets

 

6,948

 

 

 

8,973

 

Total assets

$

147,792

 

 

$

160,650

 

LIABILITIES, SERIES A PREFERRED SHARES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

5,588

 

 

$

4,853

 

Accounts payable - related party

 

3,388

 

 

 

3,141

 

Accrued liabilities

 

11,990

 

 

 

10,014

 

Derivative liability

 

2,882

 

 

 

2,215

 

Asset retirement obligations - current

 

4

 

 

 

-

 

Loans payable

 

19,175

 

 

 

15,625

 

Total current liabilities

 

43,027

 

 

 

35,848

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset retirement obligations less current portion

 

4,143

 

 

 

4,727

 

Accrued liabilities

 

7,838

 

 

 

8,810

 

Deferred income taxes

 

16,957

 

 

 

19,611

 

Loans payable

 

11,200

 

 

 

13,000

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

40,138

 

 

 

46,148

 

Total liabilities

 

83,165

 

 

 

81,996

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A preferred shares, $0.01 par value, 426,000 shares authorized; 426,000 shares issued and outstanding with a liquidation preference of $50 per share as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

 

21,300

 

 

 

21,300

 

Series A preferred shares-related party, $0.01 par value, 495,000 shares authorized; 495,000 shares issued and outstanding with a liquidation preference of $50 per share as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

 

24,750

 

 

 

24,750

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares, $0.10 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 50,591,375 shares and 50,319,156 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

 

5,059

 

 

 

5,032

 

Treasury stock

 

(970

)

 

 

(970

)

Additional paid-in-capital

 

575,591

 

 

 

575,411

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(136,218

)

 

 

(124,766

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(424,884

)

 

 

(422,103

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

18,578

 

 

 

32,604

 

Total liabilities, Series A preferred shares and shareholders' equity

$

147,792

 

 

$

160,650

 

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Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDAX (Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

For the Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30, 2018

 

 

Mar 31, 2018

 

 

June 30, 2017

 

 

June 30, 2018

 

 

June 30, 2017

 

Net loss

$

(1,006

)

 

$

(1,775

)

 

$

566

 

 

$

(2,781

)

 

$

(15,483

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

 

1,714

 

 

 

2,528

 

 

 

2,100

 

 

 

4,242

 

 

 

4,178

 

Current and deferred income tax expense

 

1,114

 

 

 

1,287

 

 

 

1,203

 

 

 

2,401

 

 

 

3,338

 

Exploration, abandonment, and impairment

 

191

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

231

 

 

 

108

 

Seismic and other exploration expense

 

59

 

 

 

159

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

218

 

 

 

80

 

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

 

1,938

 

 

 

2,058

 

 

 

(1,116

)

 

 

3,996

 

 

 

1,007

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

117

 

 

 

101

 

 

 

278

 

 

 

218

 

 

 

414

 

(Gain) loss on commodity derivative contracts

 

3,141

 

 

 

725

 

 

 

(676

)

 

 

3,866

 

 

 

(1,664

)

Cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts

 

(1,860

)

 

 

(1,339

)

 

 

32

 

 

 

(3,200

)

 

 

32

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligation

 

43

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

95

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

3,276

 

 

 

4,459

 

 

 

4,255

 

 

 

7,735

 

 

 

8,752

 

Loss on sale of TBNG

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

15,226

 

Net other items

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Adjusted EBITDAX

$

8,727

 

 

$

8,289

 

 

$

6,756

 

 

$

17,015

 

 

$

16,113

 

 

Adjusted EBITDAX (“Adjusted EBITDAX”) is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net loss plus interest and other, net, current and deferred income tax expense, exploration, abandonment, and impairment, seismic and other exploration expense, foreign exchange loss (gain), share based compensation expense, loss (gain) on commodity derivative contracts, cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts, accretion of asset retirement obligation, depreciation, depletion, and amortization, loss on sale of TBNG, and net other items.

The Company believes Adjusted EBITDAX assists management and investors in comparing the Company’s performance on a consistent basis without regard to depreciation, depletion, and amortization and impairment of oil and natural gas properties and exploration expenses, among other items, which can vary significantly from period to period. In addition, management uses Adjusted EBITDAX as a financial measure to evaluate the Company’s operating performance. 

Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income or income prepared in accordance with GAAP. Net income or income may vary materially from Adjusted EBITDAX. Investors should carefully consider the specific items included in the computation of Adjusted EBITDAX.

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About TransAtlantic

The Company is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped properties in Turkey and Bulgaria.

(NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION, OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.)

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements concerning the Company’s strategic alternatives process, the Company’s drilling program, the evaluation of the Company’s prospects in the Selmo field and the Molla area of southeastern Turkey, the Thrace Basin in northwestern Turkey, and Bulgaria, the drilling, completion, and cost of wells, the production and sale of oil and natural gas, the holding of an earnings conference call, and the issuance of an operations update, as well as other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, and information about future events, conditions, results of operations, and performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, access to sufficient capital; market prices for natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; estimates of reserves and economic assumptions; the ability to produce and transport natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; economic conditions in the countries and provinces in which the Company carries on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities; receipt of required approvals; increases in taxes; legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to fracture stimulation activities; changes in environmental and other regulations; renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including actions by insurgent groups or other conflict; outcomes of litigation; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the SEC.

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The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news 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.

Note on BOE

Barrels of oil equivalent, or BOE, are derived by the Company by converting natural gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas (“MCF”) to one stock tank barrel, or 42 U.S. gallons liquid volume (“BBL”), of oil. A BOE conversion ratio of six MCF to one BBL is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. BOE may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.

Contacts:

Chad D. Burkhardt

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

(214) 265-4705

 

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

16803 Dallas Parkway

Addison, Texas 75001

http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com