ARC, Camcor backed Tangle Creek closes assets acquisition

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By Ted Liu

Tangle Creek Energy Ltd., a portfolio company of ARC Financial and Camcor Capital, has closed an acquisition of assets primarily in the Waskahigan and Kaybob areas of Alberta.

Included in the acquisition is approximately 2,500 boe/d of production (35% light oil), half of which is from the Waskahigan property (60% light oil) where Tangle Creek will focus future development activities. The acquisition increases Tangle Creek’s current production to over 8,000 boe/d (55% light oil).

“This acquisition is transformational for Tangle Creek as we have identified over 250 high quality Montney light oil drilling locations which significantly extend our existing light oil operations at Kaybob. Free cash flow from our existing assets will be directed to the Montney growth assets in Waskahigan. We plan to drill three to five Montney wells this winter using up to date drilling and completion technologies and grow production and reserves,” said Glenn Gradeen, Tangle Creek’s CEO.

Tangle Creek financed the majority of the acquisition with equity, welcoming a new strategic shareholder, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Tangle Creek is a private Calgary-based resource company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in Western Canada.

Tangle Creek Energy Ltd. was founded in 2011 and backed by $147 million equity funding from a syndicate