CALGARY, Jan. 19, 2018 /CNW/ – Source Energy Services Ltd. (“Source” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has filed with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities updated National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) technical reports for each of its three mineral projects in Wisconsin, United States (collectively, the “Technical Reports”).
The Technical Reports have each been prepared with an effective date of December 31, 2017 and updated to include certain information regarding the mining methods, mining operations, engineering and planning, recovery methods, project infrastructure, market studies and contracts, environmental studies, permitting and social or community impact, capital and operating costs and economic analysis for each mineral project.
The mineral resources estimates from the Company’s previous technical reports remain current and are unchanged in the Technical Reports. The Sumner Mine has approximately 94.1 million metric tonnes of Inferred Mineral Resources according to the Sumner Report, the Blair Mine has approximately 25.0 million metric tonnes of Inferred Mineral Resources according to the Blair Report and the Preston Mine has approximately 32.3 million metric tonnes of Inferred Mineral Resources according to the Preston Report. See “Scientific and Technical Information“.
ABOUT SOURCE ENERGY SERVICES
Source is a fully integrated producer, supplier and distributer of high quality Northern White frac sand primarily to the WCSB. Source provides its customers with a full end-to-end solution through its Wisconsin mine, processing facilities, rail assets, strategically located terminal network and “last mile” logistics operations. In addition, Source provides storage and logistics services for other bulk oil and gas well completion materials that are not produced by Source. Source’s full service approach allows customers to rely on its logistics capabilities to increase reliability of supply and to ensure the timely delivery of their growing requirements for frac sand and other bulk completion materials.
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Further details with respect to the scientific and technical information contained in this press release are available in the Technical Reports, which are available under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, titled as follows: (i) the “Technical Report, Indicated and Inferred Resource Estimates for Source Energy Services Ltd.’s Sumner Silica Sand Mine and Property in Wisconsin, United States“, dated effective December 31, 2017, prepared by APEX Geoscience Ltd. (“APEX”) and John T. Boyd Company (“BOYD”) and authored by Roy Eccles, M. Sc., P. Geol., Steven Nicholls, BA.Sc, MAIG and Rachelle Hough, B.Sc., P. Geo. each of APEX and Robert J. Farmer, B. Sc., P. Eng. of BOYD (the “Sumner Report”); (ii) “Technical Report, Inferred Resource Estimate for Source Energy Services Ltd.’s Blair Silica Sand Mine and Property in Wisconsin, United States“, dated effective December 31, 2017, prepared by APEX and BOYD and authored by Roy Eccles, M. Sc., P. Geol., Steven Nicholls, BA.Sc, MAIG and Rachelle Hough, B.Sc., P. Geo. each of APEX and Robert J. Farmer, B. Sc., P. Eng. of BOYD (the “Blair Report”); and (iii) “Technical Report, Indicated and Inferred Resource Estimates for Source Energy Services Ltd.’s Preston Silica Sand Mine and Property, Wisconsin, United States“, dated effective December 31, 2017, prepared by APEX and BOYD and authored by Roy Eccles, M. Sc., P. Geol. and Steven Nicholls, BA.Sc, MAIG each of APEX and Robert J. Farmer, B. Sc., P. Eng. of BOYD (the “Preston Report”).
All scientific and technical information in this press release was prepared in accordance with the standards of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and NI 43-101 and was compiled, reviewed, verified and reported by Roy Eccles, M. Sc., P. Geol. who is the qualified person for the purpose of NI 43-101. Sample preparation, analytical techniques, laboratories used and quality assurance-quality control protocols used during the exploration drilling programs are done consistent with industry standards and independent certified assay labs.
Source has not based its production decisions and ongoing mine production on mineral reserve estimates, preliminary economic assessments, pre-feasibility studies or feasibility studies. As a result, there may be an increased uncertainty of achieving any particular level of recovery of minerals or the cost of such recovery and historically projects without any mineral reserves have increased uncertainty and risk of failure.
Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no guarantee that all or any part of the mineral resource will be converted into a mineral reserve.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements relating to, without limitation, expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs, including information as to the future events, results of operations and Source’s future performance (both operational and financial) and business prospects. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expects”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “plans”, “seeks”, “projects” or variations of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such forward-looking statements reflect Source’s beliefs, estimates and opinions regarding its future growth, results of operations, future performance (both operational and financial), and business prospects and opportunities at the time such statements are made, and Source undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or circumstances should change. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions made by Source that are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining, but not limited, to: mineral resources attributable to each mineral project. Statements relating to mineral resources are deemed to be forward looking-statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the mineral resources described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated and that the mineral resources described might be able to be profitably produced in the future.
By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous current assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Source to differ materially from those anticipated by Source and described in the forward-looking statements
With respect to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: proppant market prices; future oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices; future global economic and financial conditions; future commodity prices, demand for oil and gas and the product mix of such demand; levels of activity in the oil and gas industry in the areas in which Source operates; the continued availability of timely and safe transportation for Source’s products, including without limitation, rail accessibility; the maintenance of Source’s key customers and the financial strength of its key customers; the maintenance of Source’s significant contracts or their replacement with new contracts on substantially similar terms and that contractual counterparties will comply with current contractual terms; operating costs; that the regulatory environment in which Source operates will be maintained in the manner currently anticipated by Source; future exchange and interest rates; geological and engineering estimates in respect of Source’s resources; the recoverability of Source’s resources; the accuracy and veracity of information and projections sourced from third parties respecting, among other things, future industry conditions and product demand; demand for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing and the maintenance of current techniques and procedures, particularly with respect to the use of proppants; Source’s ability to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the regulatory framework governing royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which Source conducts its business and any other jurisdictions in which Source may conduct its business in the future; future capital expenditures to be made by Source; future sources of funding for Source’s capital program; Source’s future debt levels; the impact of competition on Source; and Source’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms.
A number of factors, risks and uncertainties could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated and described herein including, among others: the effects of competition and pricing pressures; risks inherent in key customer dependence; effects of fluctuations in the price of proppants; risks related to indebtedness and liquidity, including Source’s leverage, restrictive covenants in Source’s debt instruments and Source’s capital requirements; risks related to interest rate fluctuations and foreign exchange rate fluctuations; changes in general economic, financial, market and business conditions in the markets in which Source operates; changes in the technologies used to drill for and produce oil and natural gas; Source’s ability to obtain, maintain and renew required permits, licenses and approvals from regulatory authorities; the stringent requirements of and potential changes to applicable legislation, regulations and standards; the ability of Source to comply with unexpected costs of government regulations; liabilities resulting from Source’s operations; the results of litigation or regulatory proceedings that may be brought against Source; the ability of Source to successfully bid on new contracts and the loss of significant contracts; uninsured and underinsured losses; risks related to the transportation of Source’s products, including potential rail line interruptions or a reduction in rail car availability; the geographic and customer concentration of Source; the ability of Source to retain and attract qualified management and staff in the markets in which Source operates; labour disputes and work stoppages and risks related to employee health and safety; general risks associated with the oil and natural gas industry, loss of markets, consumer and business spending and borrowing trends; limited, unfavourable, or a lack of access to capital markets; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of mineral resources; sand processing problems; and the use and suitability of Source’s accounting estimates and judgments.
Although Source has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in its forward-looking statements, there may be other factors, including those described under the heading “Risk Factors” in Source’s long form prospectus dated April 6, 2017 and Source’s short form prospectus dated October 31, 2017, that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will materialize or prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, Source expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements or information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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