Athabasca Oil Guides 2022 Annual Production To 33,000 – 34,000 BOE/D

Athabasca Oil Corporation (TSX: ATH) announced on Wednesday its 2022 budget guidance. The announcement highlighted an annual 2022 production guidance of 33,000 – 34,000 boe/d.

The firm said the production guidance for next year is consistent with 2021 results and already considers the planned two-week turnaround at Leismer in the second quarter, considering the production of 5 well pairs at the site.

Further, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow guidances for 2022 are approximately $300 million and $125 million, respectively.

The energy company said that its 2022 budget will be focused “on sustaining base production and maximizing free cash flow generation.” The planned expenditures are at approximately $128 million, primarily focused on Leismar projects, Duvernay operations, and routine maintenance.

The firm also remains committed to directing 75% of future free cash flow to term debt repayment. It targets a total outstanding term debt of US$175 million in 2023, with the first debt repayment happening in May 2022.

The company also confirmed an increase in its credit facility with ATB Capital Markets to $50 million from $10 million. The target corporate liquidity at the end of 2021 is at $290 million, with $210 million in cash.

Athabasca Oil last traded at $1.17 on the TSX.

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