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Leucrotta Exploration Announces Update on Business Program Which includes Gasoline Processing and Mica Battery Funding Preparations, Expansion of Mica Project into Alberta, and Graduation of Drilling Program

Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – March 17, 2022) – Leucrotta Exploration Inc. (TSXV: LXE) (“Leucrotta” or the “Enterprise”) has formerly declared a Strategy to attain 30,000 boepd within a 5-year time body. The achievements outlined down below will aid in accelerating the development and give bigger clarity on funding and timeline to reach those ambitions:

  • Gas processing arrangement noted beneath together with now owned services delivers Leucrotta with sufficient gas processing to achieve an interim target of somewhere around 25,000 boepd.

  • $55 million infrastructure funding permits Leucrotta to access its objectives employing existing dollars ($30 million), believed funds movement, and projected credit rating amenities.

  • Growth of Mica Undertaking into Alberta supplies jurisdictional and time overall flexibility in business enterprise plan.

  • Commencement of Drilling Software will insert creation and cash movement sooner than previously predicted.


Leucrotta has entered into a 10 year gas processing arrangement with NorthRiver Midstream Inc. (“NRM”) to supply 50 mmcf/d of company processing capability at NRM’s West Doe gasoline processing facility. The agreement commences after the building of the Mica Battery and is issue to a ramp-up period. Leucrotta will also maintain selected legal rights to more company processing capability that, alongside with Leucrotta’s owned 25 mmcf/d processing facility at Doe, will let Leucrotta to reach 25,000 boepd in the Mica location.

Concurrent with this arrangement, NRM has agreed to give up to $55 million of funds funding that Leucrotta will use to construct a battery facility at Mica (the Mica Battery”). The Mica Battery will consist of facilities for in-industry processing of oil, fuel and h2o and will supply fuel to NRM’s West Doe gasoline processing facility. The Mica Battery will have an original ability of 60 mmcf/d expandable to 90 mmcf/d with additional compression.


Leucrotta owns approximately 50 sections of Montney lands in Alberta that mirror the Mica Enhancement in British Columbia. These lands are geologically pretty comparable to Mica with fantastic properly control.

Leucrotta not long ago finished a Reduced Montney effectively in Alberta that was flowing more than 600 boepd (150 bopd of 42 API gentle oil and 2.8 mmcf/d of liquids-abundant gasoline) at the conclude of an 18-working day flow examination.(1) The very well was drilled in 2018 for land retention and made use of a 1500 metre lateral and a 52 phase frac. This is in contrast to the lately accomplished Mica Test Pad that employed 2400 metre laterals and 133 phase fracs. The Alberta well compares favourably to very similar Mica wells and Leucrotta is very delighted with the end result.

Leucrotta sights this as a very materials growth supplied the major delineation of the resource and jurisdictional overall flexibility to commit money and raise shareholder benefit while the Mica Task is staying permitted and produced.

Commencement OF DRILLING Software

Leucrotta has secured a drilling rig and is planning to drill a 5-perfectly Montney Pad located in Alberta offsetting the Mica Growth in British Columbia. Drilling is expected to commence by early April and will be drilled to a lateral duration of 3,000 metres with 166 frac stages. The wells can be accomplished in early Q3 2022 and outfitted and on-stream in late Q3 2022.

The Mica growth will proceed with a overall of 10 wells in the course of 2022 and early Q1 2023 to coincide with the commissioning of the Mica Battery at the time all regulatory approvals are received for Mica Task.


Leucrotta estimates Q1 2022 and current manufacturing at 4,250 boepd. Production for the remainder of the year is projected to continue to be relatively flat until eventually the new Alberta Pad is positioned on creation at which issue roughly 4,000 boepd will be extra. Mica Pads II and III (5,000 boepd for each Pad) would be brought on sequentially all through Q1 2023 and Q2 2023 in conjunction with the expected get started-up of the Mica Battery in Q1 2023.

Leucrotta estimates that existing income and performing money are around $30 million with no debt. In conjunction with 12 months-conclusion filings, Leucrotta will search to increase its financial institution credit facility to offer additional overall flexibility with respect to its potential funds operations.

A new Company Presentation has been posted to the Leucrotta site at www.leucrotta.ca.

We glimpse ahead to reporting on foreseeable future developments as we proceed to execute our program and achieve various milestones.

(1) Exam Results and Original Production Premiums

The Alberta Reduce Montney perfectly was production examined for 5.8 days after the first cleanup and developed at an typical price of 522 boe/d (73% fuel, 27% Oil and Condensate) about that interval, excluding load fluid and energizing fluid. At the close of the take a look at, flowing wellhead stress and manufacturing costs were steady.

A pressure transient analysis or effectively-examination interpretation has not been carried out and as a result selected of the examination results provided herein ought to be considered to be preliminary till these analysis or interpretation has been finished. Test success and preliminary generation fees disclosed herein, notably people shorter in period, could not automatically be indicative of lengthy-expression performance or of greatest recovery.

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2110, 530 – 8th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3S8
Phone: (403) 705-4525

Robert Zakresky
President and Main Govt Officer

Nolan Chicoine
Vice President, Finance and Chief Money Officer

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