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Lycos Energy Inc. Announces Closing of Previously Announced Wyatt Resources Ltd. Acquisition

By September 1, 2023September 5th, 2023No Comments

​Calgary, Alberta – September 1, 2023 – Lycos Energy Inc. (“Lycos” or the “Company“) (TSXV: LCX) is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the previously announced acquisition (the “Acquisition“) of Wyatt Resources Ltd. (“Wyatt“), a privately held, heavy oil producer. Lycos acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Wyatt for total consideration of $8.8 million, consisting of $6.5 million in cash and $2.3 million of equity. The Acquisition includes current production of 400 boe/d. Significant growth opportunities have been identified on the 12,335 net acres of Wyatt land, including over 20 net drilling locations.

The cash consideration for the Acquisition was funded through the Company’s credit facilities. The equity consideration for the Acquisition comprised of 635,640 post-consolidation common shares of Lycos (the “Lycos Shares“) at a deemed price of approximately $3.62 per Lycos Share. The post-consolidation Lycos Shares will commence trading on the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange at market open today. Following the completion of the Acquisition and the consolidation, the Company has 40,404,140 Lycos Shares issued and outstanding. For further details on the Acquisition and the consolidation, please refer to the Company’s press release dated August 24, 2023.

About Lycos

Lycos is an oil-focused, exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, operating high-quality, heavy-oil, development assets in the Gull Lake area of southwest Saskatchewan and heavy-oil assets in the Lloydminster area.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact:

Dave Burton
President and Chief Executive Officer
T: (403) 616-3327

Lindsay Goos
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
T: (403) 542-3183

Reader Advisories

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements contained within this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable  Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “budget”, “plan”, “endeavor”,  “continue”, “estimate”, “evaluate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “monitor”, “may”, “will”, “can”, “able”, “potential”, “target”, “intend”,  “consider”, “focus”, “identify”, “use”, “utilize”, “manage”, “maintain”, “remain”, “result”, “cultivate”, “could”, “should”, “believe”  and similar expressions. Lycos believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the  date hereof, but no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements  should not be unduly relied upon. Without limitation, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to: Lycos’  business strategy, objectives, strength and focus; the anticipated benefits of the Acquisition, including the impact of the Acquisition  on the Company’s operations, reserves, inventory and opportunities, financial condition, access to capital and overall strategy; the  performance characteristics of the Company’s oil and natural gas properties; the ability of the Company to achieve drilling success  consistent with management’s expectations; and the source of funding for the Company’s activities including development costs.  Statements relating to production, reserves, recovery, replacement, costs and valuation 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.

The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Lycos, including  expectations and assumptions concerning the business plan of Lycos; the timing of and success of future drilling, development and  completion activities; the geological characteristics of Lycos’ properties, including those acquired in connection with the  Acquisition; prevailing commodity prices, price volatility, price differentials and the actual prices received for the Company’s  products; the availability and performance of drilling rigs, facilities, pipelines and other oilfield services; the timing of past  operations and activities in the planned areas of focus; the drilling, completion and tie-in of wells being completed as planned; the  performance of new and existing wells; the application of existing drilling and fracturing techniques; prevailing weather and break- up conditions; royalty regimes and exchange rates; the application of regulatory and licensing requirements; the continued  availability of capital and skilled personnel; the ability to maintain or grow its credit facility; the accuracy of Lycos’ geological  interpretation of its drilling and land opportunities, including the ability of seismic activity to enhance such interpretation; and  Lycos’ ability to execute its plans and strategies.

Although Lycos believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are  based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because Lycos can  give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. By its nature, such forward-looking information is subject to various risks and  uncertainties, which could cause the actual results and expectations to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations  expressed. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen difficulties in integrating the Wyatt assets into  Lycos’ operations; incorrect assessments of the value of benefits to be obtained from acquisitions and exploration and development  programs (including the Acquisition); fluctuations in commodity prices, changes in industry regulations and political landscape  both domestically and abroad, wars (including Russia’s military actions in Ukraine), hostilities, civil insurrections, foreign exchange  or interest rates, increased operating and capital costs due to inflationary pressures (actual and anticipated), volatility in the stock  market and financial system, impacts of pandemics, the retention of key management and employees, risks with respect to  unplanned third-party pipeline outages and risks relating to the Alberta wildfires, including in respect of safety, asset integrity and  shutting in production. Ongoing military actions between Russia and Ukraine have the potential to threaten the supply of oil and  gas from the region. The long-term impacts of the actions between these nations remains uncertain. Please refer to the annual  information form for the year ended December 31, 2022, and the management discussion and analysis for the three and six months  ended June 30, 2023, for additional risk factors relating to Lycos, which can be accessed either on the Company’s website at or under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at Readers are cautioned not to place undue  reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date hereof, and to not use such forward-looking information  for anything other than its intended purpose. Lycos undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking  information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Disclosure of Oil and Gas Information  

Reserves Information. All reserves information in this press release relating to the Wyatt assets was prepared by Sproule  Associates Limited (“Sproule”) for Wyatt effective March 31, 2023 (the “Wyatt Reserves Report”). The evaluation of Wyatt’s  properties was prepared in accordance with the definitions, standards and procedures contained in National Instrument 51-101 –  Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“NI 51-101”) and the most recent publication of the Canadian Oil and Gas  Evaluations Handbook (“COGEH”) and is based on Sproule’s published price forecast as of March 31, 2023. Reserves values are  based on working interest reserves of the Wyatt assets being acquired before deduction of royalties and without including any of  royalty interest reserves.

Unit Cost Calculation. The term barrels of oil equivalent (“boe”) may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe  conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet per barrel (6 Mcf/bbl) of natural gas to barrels of oil equivalence is based on an energy  equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.  All boe conversions in the report are derived from converting gas to oil in the ratio mix of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one  barrel of oil.

Product Types. Throughout this press release, “crude oil” or “oil” refers to heavy crude oil product types as defined by NI 51-101.   Drilling Locations. This press release discloses drilling locations in two categories: (i) booked locations; and (ii) unbooked  locations. Booked locations are derived from the Wyatt Reserves Report and account for drilling locations that have associated  proved and/or probable reserves, as applicable. Unbooked locations are internal estimates based on the Company’s assumptions as  to the number of wells that can be drilled per section based on industry practice and internal review. Unbooked locations do not  have attributed reserves or resources. Unbooked locations have been identified by management as an estimation of Company’s  multi-year drilling activities based on evaluation of applicable geologic, seismic, engineering, production and reserves information.  There is no certainty that the Company will drill all unbooked drilling locations and if drilled there is no certainty that such locations  will result in additional oil and gas reserves, resources or production. The drilling locations considered for future development will ultimately depend upon the availability of capital, regulatory approvals, seasonal restrictions, oil and natural gas prices, costs, actual  drilling results, additional reservoir information that is obtained and other factors. While certain of the unbooked drilling locations  have been derisked by the drilling of existing wells in relative close proximity to such unbooked drilling locations, other unbooked  drilling locations are farther away from existing wells where management has less information about the characteristics of the  reservoir and therefore there is more uncertainty whether wells will be drilled in such locations and if drilled there is more  uncertainty that such wells will result in additional oil and gas reserves, resources or production


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All dollar figures included herein are presented in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.

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