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Obsidian Energy Announces Agreement with the Woodland Cree First Nation

Newsfile 11-Jun-2024 7:02 AM

  • Commences Restart of Production at our Harmon Valley South field

Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - June 11, 2024) - OBSIDIAN ENERGY LTD. (TSX:OBE) (NYSE:OBE) (“Obsidian Energy”, the “Company”, “we” or “our”) today announced that we have reached a mutually beneficial agreement in principle with the Woodland Cree First Nation (the "WCFN").

Obsidian Energy has commenced the restart of production from our Harmon Valley South field in our Peace River area. As previously disclosed, the field was producing at an approximate rate of 4,500 net boe per day prior to being shut down on May 12, 2024, due to the conflict with the WCFN.

"We look forward to a strong, collaborative and respectful relationship with the WCFN," said Stephen Loukas, Obsidian Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The Company and the WCFN engaged in extensive discussions with the help of a mediator to arrive at a fair and equitable agreement that is beneficial to both parties."

The agreement between Obsidian Energy and the WCFN has a term through the end of 2025. The Company and the WCFN intend to keep the other terms of the agreement confidential.

ADDITIONAL READER ADVISORIES

OIL AND GAS INFORMATION ADVISORY

Barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of crude oil is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency conversion ratio of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis is misleading as an indication of value.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements or information (collectively "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of the safe harbour provisions of applicable securities legislation. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements or information. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward-looking statements and information concerning: our expectations for the relationship, and the term and confidentiality of the agreement.

The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Obsidian Energy. Although Obsidian Energy 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 Obsidian Energy can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. By its nature, such forward-looking statements and information are 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, among other things: our ability to work with the WCFN pursuant terms and conditions to the agreement entered into; the possibility that we change our 2024 capital plans in response to internal and external factors, including those described herein; the possibility that the Company will not be able to continue to successfully execute our business plans (including the three-year growth plan) and strategies in part or in full, and the possibility that some or all of the benefits that the Company anticipates will accrue to our Company and our stakeholders as a result of the successful execution of such plans and strategies do not materialize; and unanticipated operating events or environmental events that can reduce production or cause production to be shut-in or delayed (including extreme cold during winter months, wild fires, flooding, drought and warm weather in the spring and summer months), including inability to access our properties due to blockades or other activism. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such forward-looking statements and information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements and information. Obsidian Energy gives no assurance that any of the events anticipated will transpire or occur, or, if any of them do, what benefits Obsidian Energy will derive from them. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information contained herein. Readers should also carefully consider the matters discussed that could affect Obsidian Energy, or its operations or financial results in Obsidian Energy's Annual Information Form (see "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" therein) for the year ended December 31, 2023, which is available on the SEDAR+ website (www.sedarplus.ca), EDGAR website (www.sec.gov) or Obsidian Energy's website. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

Unless otherwise specified, the forward-looking statements contained in this document speak only as of the date of this document. Except as expressly required by applicable securities laws, we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Obsidian Energy shares are listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NYSE American in the United States under the symbol "OBE".

All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

CONTACT

OBSIDIAN ENERGY
   Suite 200, 207 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3
   Phone: 403-777-2500
   Toll Free: 1-866-693-2707
   Website: www.obsidianenergy.com;

   Investor Relations:
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   E-mail: investor.relations@obsidianenergy.com

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/212421

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