Aug 28, 2017
IFR Reports 2017 Second Quarter Financial and Operating Results
Calgary, Alberta - August 28, 2017 - International Frontier Resources Corporation ("IFR" or the "Company") (TSX-V: IFR) (OTCQB: IFRTF) reported today its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. Selected financial and operational information is set out below and should be read in conjunction with IFR's June 30, 2017 interim financial statements and the related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A"). The financial statements and MD&A are available for review at www.sedar.com and on the Corporation's website at www.internationalfrontier.com. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
Second Quarter 2017
In the second quarter, IFR, through its jointly owned Mexican Company Tonalli Energia ("Tonalli"), continued to engage and secure service and equipment suppliers in Mexico to prepare for our development drilling program on Block 24 Tecolutla, in the state of Veracruz. As a result of this engagement, we expect all capital costs to remain within budgeted estimates for the upcoming drill program and facilities installation.
Tonalli has submitted the regulatory applications and documentation which will allow us to proceed with the drilling permit and operations at Tecolutla. The review and approval process of these applications by the Mexican authorities has been slower than anticipated and has resulted in various requests for clarifications from both Tonalli and from the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) and Agencia de Seguridad, Energia y Ambiente (ASEA). Both CNH and ASEA have acknowledged that the implementation of new regulatory processes has been slow moving, however, they indicate that changes are being made to streamline these processes. As a result of the extensive regulatory work that has been done, IFR and Tonalli have gained an intimate knowledge of the Mexican regulatory process which will continue to enhance our firstmover advantage in the Mexican Energy Reform. Once these regulatory approvals are received, IFR and Tonalli will provide an operations update with an anticipated spud date.
As previously announced, Tonalli participated in the Mexican Energy Reform Onshore Bid Round 2.3 completed on July 12, 2017. Although highly competitive, Tonalli was not awarded any licenses. Tonalli placed second in bidding on Block CS-03 and came in third place on Blocks CS-02 and CS-04. The documentation submitted for Block CS-03 will remain with CNH and Tonalli will be awarded this block if the winner is unable to meet its bid round completion requirements 150 days from July 13, 2017.
The evaluation of Round 2.3 gave our team valuable in-country data strongly confirming our belief the opportunity provided by the Mexican Energy Reform is compelling. As well, it provided Tonalli with additional information that has further enhanced our outlook on Tecolutla.
About International Frontier Resources
International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFR) is a Canadian publicly traded company with a demonstrated track record of advancing oil and gas projects. Through its Mexican subsidiary, Petro Frontera S.A.P.I de CV (Frontera) and strategic joint ventures, it is advancing the development of petroleum and natural gas assets in Mexico. The Company also has projects in Canada and the United States, including the Northwest Territories and Montana.
The Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture, trading under the symbol IFR and on the OTCQB under the symbol IFRTF. For additional information please visit www.internationalfrontier.com.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to the Company's plans, strategy, business model, focus, objectives and other aspects of IFR's anticipated future operations and financial, operating and drilling and development plans and results, including, expected future production, production mix, reserves, drilling inventory, net debt, cash flow, operating netbacks, decline rate and decline profile, product mix, capital expenditure program, capital efficiencies, commodity prices, tax pools and targeted growth. In addition, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this press release contains forward-looking information regarding: anticipated cost savings and operational efficiencies; anticipated capital cost estimations; the focus and allocation of IFR's 2017 capital budget; anticipated production rates, available free cash flow, management's view of the characteristics and quality of the opportunities available to the Company; and other matters ancillary or incidental to the foregoing.
Forward-looking information typically uses words such as "anticipate", "believe", "project", "target", "guidance", "expect", "goal", "plan", "intend" or similar words suggesting future outcomes, statements that actions, events or conditions "may", "would", "could" or "will" be taken or occur in the future. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by IFR's management, including expectations concerning prevailing commodity prices, exchange rates, interest rates, applicable royalty rates and tax laws; capital efficiencies; decline rates; future production rates and estimates of operating costs; performance of existing and future wells; reserve and resource volumes; anticipated timing and results of capital expenditures; the success obtained in drilling new wells; the sufficiency of budgeted capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities; the timing, location and extent of future drilling operations; the state of the economy and the exploration and production business; results of operations; performance; business prospects and opportunities; the availability and cost of financing, labour and services; the impact of increasing competition; ability to market oil and natural gas successfully and IFR's ability to access capital.
Statements relating to "reserves" are also deemed to be forward looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated and that the reserves can be profitably produced in the future.
Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because IFR can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking information addresses future events and conditions, by its very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking information and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that the Company will derive there from. Management has included the above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking information provided in this press release in order to provide security holders with a more complete perspective on IFR's future operations and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists of factors are not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect IFR's operations or financial results are included in reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com).
These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and IFR disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as 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 or accuracy of this release". The Company seeks Safe Harbor.
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