Operations

“Industry Leading Low Costs & Capital Efficiencies”

The company is focused on development and delineation of its world class Montney natural gas and liquids resource at Glacier, Wembley, Valhalla and Progress, Alberta. Advantage holds a total of 200 net sections (128,000 net acres) of Doig/Montney rights with 110 of those sections being outside of Glacier in the Valhalla/Progress/Wembley areas that have potential for liquids-rich and multi-layer development. Since 2008, production has grown to approximately 255 mmcfe/d (42,500 boe/d) and 2P reserves have increased to 2.5 Tcfe at December 31, 2017. Upper, Middle & Lower Montney wells generate strong half-cycle rates of return at $2.00/mcf Cdn AECO prices and $60 US/bbl WTI pricing, and have low break-even prices. Future investment will target increasing liquids content and moderating gas growth. Glacier Gas Plant Expansion RenderingClick the image for a rendering of the Glacier Gas Plant Expansion to 400 MMscfd

Current Production:
255 mmcfe/d (42,500 Boe/d)
96% natural gas
4% light oil & NGLs
P+P Reserves Life Index: ~27 years

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Glacier
At Glacier Advantage holds 90 sections of contiguous Doig/Montney rights. The property is located adjacent to the provincial boundary between Alberta and British Columbia and is between the cities of Grande Prairie, Alberta and Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

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The total thickness of the Montney at Glacier is approximately 300 metres and lends itself to multiple layers of development which contributes to an inventory of >1,000 future well locations within this resource play.

Since the spud of the first horizontal well in July 2008, as of December 31, 2017, Advantage has drilled & completed approximately 200 horizontal wells. While our original focus was on the Upper and Lower Montney, Advantage has continued with its program to delineate the Glacier land block by drilling and testing wells in the liquids rich Middle Montney formation. To date, a total of 34 horizontal wells and 3 vertical recompletions have been tested and or produced, confirming the presence of liquids across Glacier with liquid yields up to 83 bbls/mmcf in the eastern half of the land block. Advantage’s Middle Montney wells at Glacier are continuing to demonstrate strong production performance and extended our liquids rich fairway across the entire land block. Well performance improvements from frac design technology changes on more recent drilling programs will be applied to high liquids rich areas and reservoir layers within our Montney lands.

Advantage owns and operates a 100% working interest gas plant located at 5-02-76-12W6. The Glacier gas plant was recently expanded to a throughput capacity of 400 MMcf/d of raw gas including 6,800 bbls/d of C3+ liquid extraction. The expansion provides sufficient capacity to accommodate our growth plans through 2021 and provide opportunities to process additional third party gas at our facility. All gas is sold through Advantage’s 100% owned sales pipeline into the TransCanada pipeline system. Combined operating costs at our Glacier field and plant are the lowest among the Montney producers at less than $0.25/mcfe.

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Wembley
At Wembley Advantage holds 31 sections of contiguous Montney rights. Our first delineation well was drilled in 2017 to a lateral length of 2,254 meters and was fracture stimulated with 38 stages. The well was tested over a total of 17 days at restricted rates due to regulatory flaring limitations. At the conclusion of our production test period, our well demonstrated an average flow rate of 1,312 boe/d consisting of 2.9 mmcf/d of gas and 819 bbls/d of hydrocarbon liquids. The wellhead condensate/oil rate was 624 bbls/d with an additional 195 bbls/d of C3+ liquids based on a shallow cut extraction process. Industry drilling adjacent to our lands have targeted multiple Montney layers with results demonstrating liquids-rich gas accumulations in all layers to date.

Valhalla
At Valhalla Advantage holds 40 sections of contiguous Doig/Montney rights. We are building an initial facility installation which includes 40 mmcf/d of compression and 2,000 bbls/d of liquids handling to collect and transport natural gas and liquids for processing at our 100% owned Glacier gas plant. The facility is expandable to accommodate future liquids rich production growth and could also be utilized as a hub where future production from Wembley and Progress could be collected and transported to our Glacier gas plant. This facility is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.

In 2017, a 4 well Montney pad was drilled as a follow-up to 3 wells that were placed on production in 2016. This new 4 well pad demonstrated a combined initial production test rate of 6,410 boe/d comprised of 32 mmcf/d gas and 1,075 bbls/d of liquids (based on Glacier gas plant shallow cut extraction process). Individual well C3+ liquid yields of 20 bbls/mmcf to in-excess of 80 bbls/mmcf. Industry drilling adjacent to our lands have targeted multiple Montney layers with results demonstrating liquids-rich gas accumulations in all layers to date.

Progress
At Progress Advantage holds approximately 39 sections of contiguous Doig/Montney rights. Our first delineation well was drilled in 2017 to a lateral length of 2,313 meters and was fracture stimulated with 44 stages. The well was production tested over a 6 day period and was drawn down to less than 40% of the reservoir pressure while flowing up production casing. At the conclusion of the test, the well was producing at an average rate of 624 boe/d consisting of 2.7 mmcf/d of gas and 172 bbls/d of hydrocarbon liquids. Industry drilling adjacent to our lands have targeted multiple Montney layers with results demonstrating liquids-rich gas accumulations in all layers to date.

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