Since 2012, the Company has completed nine acquisitions of high-quality, natural gas assets with low operating costs, low decline production and significant upside potential. As a result of these transactions, Pine Cliff has built three major operated core areas:
Central Assets, Edson Assets and Southern Assets.
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In December 2015, Pine Cliff added a new core area to the portfolio, with the acquisition of natural gas weighted, low decline assets in the Ghost Pine and Viking Kinsella areas of Central Alberta. The Central Assets provide further opportunities for consolidation and increase the corporate reserve life index and drilling and recompletion inventory.
Central Assets - Ghost Pine Area
The Ghost Pine Area has attractive and predictable low-cost production with a long reserve life weighted 92% to natural gas. The Company has acquired significant Horseshoe Canyon Coal Bed Methane upside potential and operated infrastructure.
Central Assets - Viking Kinsella Area
The Company’s Viking Kinsella area has long reserve life assets with a predictable production profile and high working interest production weighted 85% to natural gas. The Viking Kinsella area offers significant upside potential in conventional, shallow gas and oil within the emerging Colorado Shale play. The assets also provide ownership in key strategic infrastructure that generates third party revenue.
The acquisition of Edson Assets in the first quarter of 2012 provided Pine Cliff with its first core area in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Pine Cliff acquired additional assets in this core area in August 2014 and in May 2015.
Pine Cliff completed its first acquisition of the Southern assets on February 19, 2013 which included a high working interest in a package of high quality, long-term, low decline producing shallow gas assets. These assets are weighted 100% towards natural gas. In July 2013, Pine Cliff closed the acquisition of an additional 53% working interest in the Monogram unit and related infrastructure.
Pine Cliff acquired additional interests in the Monogram unit and Southern assets in August 2013 which included a further 7% working interest in the Monogram unit and a further 20% working interest in the Pendor, Black Butte and Eagle Butte areas. As part of the acquisition, Pine Cliff became the operator of these assets which provides the company with a high degree of control over capital development and costs.
Pine Cliff acquired the Many Islands / Hatton properties in Southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan in October 2014. The Alberta assets are located east of the City of Medicine Hat and the Saskatchewan assets are located near the town of Maple Creek.
In addition to its two core areas, Pine Cliff has minor production from its other assets. These include liquids rich natural gas assets in the Sundance, Carstairs, Garrington and Harmattan areas of Alberta and natural gas assets in the Cadillac area of Southern Saskatchewan.