Forward –Looking Statements
This Presentation includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts included in this Presentation regarding the Company's financial position, future revenues, net income, potential evaluations, business strategy and plans and objectives for future operations are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are commonly identified by the use of such terms and phrases as “may,” “will,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates” and “believes“ or the negative variations thereof or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different than any future results expressed or implied in those statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results are described under “Risk Factors” in our 2012 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 1, 2013. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which such forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such assumptions will prove to be correct. All forward-looking statements in this Presentation are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions that may prove to be incorrect.
The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof, except as required by applicable law. The financial and operating projections contained in this presentation represent our reasonable estimates as of the date of this presentation. Neither our auditors nor any other third party has examined, reviewed or compiled the projections and, accordingly, none of the foregoing expresses an opinion or other form of assurance with respect thereto. The assumptions upon which the projections are based are described in more detail herein. Some of these assumptions inevitably will not materialize, and unanticipated events may occur that could affect our results. Therefore, our actual results achieved during the periods covered by the projections will vary from the projected results. Prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the projections included herein.
Cautionary Note regarding Hydrocarbon Disclosures
The SEC has generally permitted oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use the terms “estimated ultimate recovery,” “EUR,” “probable,” “possible,” and “non-proven” reserves, reserve “potential” or “upside” or other descriptions of volumes of reserves potentially recoverable through additional drilling or recovery techniques that the SEC’s guidelines may prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. Reference to EUR (estimated ultimate recovery) of natural gas and oil includes amounts that are not yet classified as proved reserves under SEC definitions, but that we believe will ultimately be produced. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized by us. Factors affecting ultimate recovery include the scope of our drilling program, which will be directly affected by capital availability, drilling and production costs, commodity prices, availability of services and equipment, permit expirations, transportation constraints, regulatory approvals and other factors, and actual drilling results, including geological and mechanical factors affecting recovery rates. Accordingly, actual quantities that may be recovered from our interests will differ from our estimates, and could be significantly less than our targeted recovery rate. In addition, our estimates may change significantly as we receive additional data.