Operations

Operations

Touchstone has been producing oil in Trinidad since 2010 and is now one of the largest onshore independent oil producers in the country. The Company holds interests on producing and exploration properties in southern Trinidad. All producing properties are operated by Touchstone; a full schedule of our producing assets are set out in the table below:

Summary of Producing Properties

DECEMBER 31, 2020 GROSS RESERVES (MBOE)
Properties Working Interest Lease Type Average 2020 Daily Production (bbls/d) Gross Acres Total Proved* Total Probable* Total Possible* Total Proved + Probable + Possible*
Coora (Block 1 & 2) 100% LOA 427 1,699 3,341 1,782 1,329 6,452
WD-4 100% LOA 535 700 2,921 2,419 2,130 7,470
WD-8 100% LOA 257 650 2,367 2,289 1,316 5,972
Fyzabad 100% Crown and Freehold 74 564 521 464 353 1,338
Barrackpore 100% Freehold 14 211 80 29 41 150
New Dome 100% Farmout 21 69 7 0 0 7
Palo Seco 100% Crown 9 499 13 5 9 27
San Francique 100% Freehold 55 1,351 181 43 58 282
South Palo Seco 100% Farmout 1 2,167 0 0 0 0
Coho 80% Crown 0 1,148 2,270 1,810 5,264
Cascadura 80% Crown 0 23,622 21,409 28,159 73,190
                 

 

 

The Company’s core focus is on exploration and development on the Ortoire block and development production on its four onshore lease operatorship properties (Coora Block 1 & 2, WD-4 & WD-8) and Fyzabad. The Company also has interests in a number of small undeveloped exploration properties and two larger exploration blocks. The Company’s exploration and undeveloped blocks consist of approximately 62,959 gross acres.

 

* The reserves information above summarizes certain information from the Company’s Reserves Report prepared by Touchstone’s independent reserves evaluator, GLJ Ltd. (“GLJ”), with an effective date of December 31, 2020. The report was prepared in accordance with definitions, standards and procedures contained in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook and National Instrument 51-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“NI 51-101”). The disclosure above represents only a portion of the disclosure required under NI 51-101. Full disclosure with respect to the Company’s reserves as at December 31, 2020 is contained in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2020 dated March 25, 2021.

The recovery and reserves estimates of crude oil and natural gas provided herein are estimates only, and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered. Actual petroleum reserves may be greater than or less than the estimates provided herein. The reserves evaluator forecasts reserve volumes and future cash flows based upon current and historical well performance through to the economic production limit of individual wells. Notwithstanding established precedence and contractual options for the continuation and renewal of the Company’s existing operating agreements, in many cases the forecast economic limit of individual wells are beyond the current term of the relevant operating agreements. There is no certainty as to any renewal of the Company’s existing operating arrangements.

Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves.