Profile: Baytex Energy Corp (BTE.N)
23 Jan 2017
Baytex Energy Corp. (Baytex), incorporated on October 22, 2010, is engaged in the business of acquiring, developing, exploiting and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets in Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and in the United States (Texas). The Company's crude oil and natural gas operations are organized into three business units: Lloydminster, Central and United States. Each business unit has a portfolio of mineral leases, operated and non-operated properties and development prospects. The Company's subsidiaries include Baytex Energy Ltd. and Baytex Energy USA, Inc. Baytex Energy Ltd. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in Canada. Baytex Energy USA, Inc. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the United States. It holds all of the operating assets in the United States.
Lloydminster Business Unit
The Lloydminster Business Unit's heavy oil operations include primary and thermal production. Production is generated from vertical, directional/slant and horizontal wells using progressive cavity pumps capable of handling large volumes of heavy oil combined with gas, water and sand. The oil is delivered to markets in Canada and the United States through pipelines, tanker trucks or railways. Its production in the Lloydminster Business Unit averaged approximately 14,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), which consists of over 12,250 barrels per day (bbl/d) of heavy oil; approximately 1,850 bbl/d of bitumen, and over 1,720 thousand cubic feet per day (Mcf/d) of natural gas. Baytex has drilled approximately 30 (over 18.4 net) wells in the Lloydminster Business Unit resulting in approximately 30 (over 17.4 net) oil wells and a stratigraphic and service well. Its net undeveloped lands in the Lloydminster Business Unit totaled approximately 230,350 acres.
The properties within the Lloydminster Business Unit include Cold Lake/Ardmore, Alberta; Carruthers, Saskatchewan; Celtic, Saskatchewan; Kerrobert/Hoosier, Saskatchewan, and Tangleflags, Saskatchewan. Baytex has working interest in approximately 50 sections of undeveloped oil sands leases in the Angling Lake (Cold Lake) area of northern Alberta. Average production from the primary is approximately 960 bbl/d of heavy oil and over 440 Mcf/d of natural gas (approximately 1,030 boe/d). Baytex has over 26,240 net undeveloped acres in this area. The Carruthers property consists of separate North and South oil pools in the Cummings formation. The Company has drilled approximately four horizontal wells (including over three multi-laterals) and a service well. Average production is approximately 2,710 bbl/d of heavy oil and over 170 Mcf/d of natural gas (approximately 2,735 boe/d). Baytex has over 9,800 net undeveloped acres in this area. Baytex has drilled approximately two oil wells in this Celtic, Saskatchewan. Average production is approximately 1,890 bbl/d of heavy oil. Baytex has over 7,660 net undeveloped acres in this area.
The production from the cold primary and thermal assets averaged approximately 1,040 bbl/d of heavy oil; over 1,680 bbl/d of bitumen, approximately 10 bbl/d of light oil and natural gas liquids (NGL), and over 30 Mcf/d of natural gas (2,748 boe/d). Baytex has approximately 19,210 net undeveloped acres in this area. Baytex has drilled over nine horizontal oil wells. Average production is approximately 2,620 bbl/d of heavy oil and over 634 Mcf/d of natural gas (approximately 2,730 boe/d). Baytex has over 6,300 net undeveloped acres in this area.
Central Business Unit
The Central Business Unit produces light and heavy gravity crude oil, bitumen, natural gas and natural gas liquids from various fields, primarily in northern, southeast and central Alberta. The production from this business unit averaged approximately 30,290 boe/d, which consists of over 20,350 bbl/d of heavy oil; approximately 520 bbl/d of bitumen; over 2,880 bbl/d of light oil and NGL, and approximately 39,190 Mcf/d of natural gas. Baytex has drilled approximately 10 wells in the Central Business Unit resulting in over six oil wells, approximately two natural gas wells and over five stratigraphic/service wells. Its net undeveloped lands in this business unit totaled approximately 425,340 acres. The properties within the Central Business Unit include Peace River, Alberta and Pembina, Alberta.
Baytex holds approximately 340 net sections of oil sands leases in the Peace River area, which includes the legacy Seal area and the Reno area. The production from the Peace River area averaged over 20,350 bbl/d of heavy oil; approximately 520 bbl/d of bitumen, and over 5,760 Mcf/d of natural gas (approximately 21,830 boe/d). Baytex has drilled over six cold horizontal production wells and approximately five stratigraphic test wells in the Peace River area. Baytex has over 180,200 net undeveloped acres of oil sands leases in this area.
The Pembina property's production is from the Cretaceous and Jurassic age formations, including the Cardium, Notikewin, Falher, Ellerslie, Glauconite, Rock Creek and Nordegg. The majority of Baytex's oil production in this area is treated at a Baytex-operated oil battery with the remaining production treated at third-party operated oil batteries. Natural gas production is delivered to a combination of over four mid-stream gas processing facilities and approximately three producer-operated gas processing facilities. Baytex owns a working interest in a of the midstream-operated gas processing facilities. Production from this area is averaged over 1,360 bbl/d of light oil and NGL, and approximately 24,680 Mcf/d of natural gas (over 5,480 boe/d). Baytex participates in the drilling of approximately two wells in this area, resulting in over two natural gas wells. Baytex has approximately 35,450 net undeveloped acres in this area.
United States Business Unit
Baytex has an interest in approximately 80,200 (over 22,200 net) acres in the Sugarkane area located in South Texas in the core of the liquids-rich Eagle Ford shale through its Aurora. The assets include both operated and non-operated assets. The non-operated assets include working interests in approximately 80,100 (over 20,200 net) acres within the Eagle Ford, comprising over four areas of mutual interest (Sugarloaf, Longhorn, Ipanema and Excelsior), together with interests in wells, field infrastructure and related assets. The operated assets include working interest in approximately 2,800 acres consists of over two separate blocks (Heard Ranch and Axle Tree Ranch) located in the Eagle Ford shale trend. Additional leasehold held in East Texas (approximately 10,020 gross/9,751 net acres) and New Mexico (over 13,810 gross/net acres). The production from the United States Business Unit averaged approximately 31,480 bbl/d of tight oil and NGL and over 50,850 Mcf/d of shale gas (approximately 39,960 boe/d). Baytex has participated in the drilling of over 190 (approximately 50.2 net) wells in the Sugarkane area, resulting in over 70 (16.7 net) oil wells; approximately 120 (over 32.6 net) natural gas wells, a stratigraphic and service well and over two dry and abandoned wells.
Baytex Energy Corp
Centennial Place, 2800-520 3 Ave
CALGARY AB T2P 0R3
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-BAYTEX ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF PEACE RIVER ACQUISITION
- Baytex buying northern Alberta heavy oil assets for C$65 million
- Baytex buying northern Alberta heavy oil assets for C$65 mln
- BRIEF-Baytex enters into agreement to acquire heavy oil assets located in Peace River area of northern Alberta
- BRIEF-Baytex reports Q3 FFO per share c$0.34