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    KUB.V - Cub Energy Inc.

    Cub Energy Due Diligence Report (Based on 2018 Year End Results – Released March 2019)

    Financials + MD&A – All Information Found On Sedar

    Stock Symbols: KUB – Canada & TPNEF - USA

    Price: $0.05
    Common Shares: 314,215,355
    Insider/Institutional Holdings: 172,466,105 or 55% of common shares
    Options: 15.3 million
    Recent Fact Sheet: http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...tsheet.pdf?v=1
    Recent Company Presentation: http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...tation.pdf?v=1
    Financials – All Numbers Are Expressed In US Dollars.

    ASSETS
    Cash & Equivalents: $7,236,000
    Prepaid Expenses & Inventory: $1,607,000
    Trade & Receivables: $771,000
    Equity Investments: $7,967,000
    Property & Equipment: $3,588,000
    Non-Current Receivables: $919,000
    TOTAL ASSETS: $22,088,000 (2017 - $19,827,000)

    LIABILTIIES
    Trade Payables: $5,318,000
    Shareholder Loans(Portion): $498,000
    Loan from KUB-gas: $3,591,000
    Shareholder Loans: $2,000,000
    Provisions: $458,000
    TOTAL LIABILITIES: $11,865,000 (2017 - $14,036,000)
    Asset/Debt Ratio: 1.86

    Q1 2019 results will be released end of April. Below are results from 2017 and 2018 sales.
    2017 – All USD
    Gas Sales: $24,000
    Gas Trading: $13,099,000
    Royalty Expense: ($7,000)
    Income From Equity Investment: $6,767,000
    Operating Expenses (Total): $34,218,000 - $16 million one time impairment included
    Loss: $14,869,000 – Should have been a profit with one time expense removed

    2018 – All USD
    Gas Sales: $142,000
    Gas Trading: $20,428,000
    Royalty Expense: ($38,000)
    Income From Equity Investment: $6,121,000
    Operating Expenses (Total): $23,573,000
    Income Tax Expense: $2,000
    Foreign Currency Gain: $52,000
    Income: $ 3,130,000
    Earnings Per Share In 2018: $3,130,000 USD X 1.3344 CDN (Exchange Rate March 31 2019) = $4,176,672
    **Canadian Company, Therefore earnings must be converted to reflect true share value**
    $4,176,672 / 314,215,355(common shares) = $0.0133 EPS

    MD&A Highlights From 2018 Results
    The Company is a publicly-traded, international energy company engaged in exploration and development of onshore oil and gas properties in Ukraine. Key to success in this region is the Company’s strong local relationships, key operating partnerships and a history of management experience operating in-country.
    Current production is driven by a 35% interest in KUB-Gas LLC (“KUB-Gas”) in eastern Ukraine and the Company’s 100% operated interest in western Ukraine in Tysagaz LLC (“Tysagaz”). The Company also holds a 50% interest in CNG Holdings Netherland B.V. (“CNG Holdings”) which in turn owns CNG LLC (“CNG LLC”) to jointly explore a production licence in western Ukraine.
    As at December 31, 2018, the Company had an effective 35% ownership interest in KUB-Gas, a Ukrainian company which owns assets representing a substantial portion of the Company’s core operating properties, income and cashflow. The Company also owns 100% ownership of Tysagaz, whose producing assets are in western Ukraine but have been suspended since April 1, 2016 other than minor production from RK-1. In addition, the Company has an effective 50% ownership interest in CNG LLC, a Ukrainian company with a production licence in western Ukraine that has no current production but the Company expects to drill exploratory wells in 2019.
    Highlights
    • Kub-Gas successfully recompleted the Olgovskoye-3 (“O-3”) well to a “behind pipe pay” zone designated as the Bashkirian-1b (“B1b”). The well initially tested at higher rates and put into production at a stabilized rate at 1.4 million cubic feet per day (“MMcf/d”) in the fourth quarter of 2018.

    • Kub-Gas also recompleted the Olgovskoye-9 (“O-9”) well to the zone designated as the Bashkirian-3 (“B3”). During a standard multi-rate test, the zone was tested up to 2.5 million cubic feet per day (“MMcf/d”) and was put into production at a stable rate of 1.7 MMcf/d during the second half of 2018.

    • The Company reported income from equity investment of $6,121,000 during the year ended December 31, 2018 as compared to income of $6,767,000 in 2017.

    • The Company reported net income of $3,078,000 or $0.01 per share during the year ended December 31, 2018 as compared to a net loss of $14,342,000 or $0.05 per share during 2017 when the Company recorded one-time impairment charges.

    • During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company received $5,676,000 in dividends from KUB Holdings as compared to $4,134,000 in dividends in 2017.

    • The Company made a loan repayment of $1,067,000 to KUB-Gas during 2018 in conjunction with its maturity. In addition, the Company received $300,000 from Kub Holdings in conjunction with a longterm loan repayment.

    • Production averaged 836 boe/d (97% weighted to natural gas and the remaining to condensate) for the year ended December 31, 2018 as compared to 977 boe/d for 2017.

    • Netbacks of $29.33/boe or $4.88/Mcfe for the year ended December 31, 2018 as compared to netback of $25.19/Boe or $4.20/Mcfe for 2017.

    • Achieved average natural gas price of $7.94/Mcf and condensate price of $70.47/bbl during the year ended December 31, 2018 as compared to $6.50/Mcf and $69.56/bbl for 2017.

    • On January 1, 2018, the royalties on new wells drilled in Ukraine after January 1, 2018 were reduced to 12% from 29% for a minimum period of five years.

    • On March 1, 2018, a new law was passed in Ukraine intended to simplify regulatory procedures for the oil and gas sector which should increase the speed and efficiency of approvals.

    • The new Nitrogen Rejection Unit (“NRU”) is nearing completion and is planned to be operational in 2019. However, due to continued construction delays, on November 19, 2018, the Company filed a claim with American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), seeking $300,000 (plus interest and attorney fees) from the NRU manufacturer in contractual delay damages.

    • The Company and its partner plan to start a three well exploration program at Uzhgorod in mid 2019, dependent on timing of permitting and weather conditions in the field. The well costs are expected to be incurred 100% by our partner.
    Eastern Ukraine KUB-Gas Assets (35%)
    Kub-Gas has successfully recompleted the O-3 and O-9 wells in 2018. There are ten other wells with “behind pipe pays” that may be attractive recompletion opportunities in the Olgovskoye License. As the currently producing intervals deplete, the production team can recomplete these additional zones in the existing wells. Opportunities such as these generate above average returns for shareholders, particularly given the current gas price in Ukraine. The North Yatskivska #3 (“NY-3”) well on the West Olgovskoye (“WO”) licence was drilled to a total depth of 2,300 metres and evaluated several prospective horizons. Test results indicated the well encountered noncommercial gas shows. The well was drilled based on 2D seismic and the Company believes the commencement of a 3D seismic program later this year should improve the probability of success of future exploration wells.
    Western Ukraine Tysagaz Assets (100% Interest)
    The RK field was temporarily suspended on April 1, 2016 because the nitrogen concentration exceeded the allowable limit stipulated by the gas pipeline operator. While the Company waitsfor the nitrogen rejection unit (“NRU”) that can extract nitrogen from natural gas from the shallower sands, the Company began selling a nominal amount of rich gas from a deep well to evaluate the Mesozoic formation. The Company is purchasing a new NRU to re-commence production on the RK field. The new NRU is being manufactured in the United States. The new NRU is planned to be operational in 2019.
    Western Ukraine CNG Assets (50% Interest)
    During 2017, CNG LLC completed a 118 square kilometre 3D seismic survey on the Uzhgorod production licence in western Ukraine. The results were interpreted and identified multiple drill targets. The Company and its partner plan to start a three well exploration program at Uzhgorod in mid 2019, dependent on timing of the permitting and weather conditions in the field. The well costs are expected to be incurred 100% by our partner.
    Ukraine Gas Prices and Currency
    The Ukrainian exchange, the Hryvnya (“UAH”) rate versus the USD was 27.76 UAH/USD at December 31, 2018, which was relatively flat as compared to the 28.1 UAH/USD at December 31, 2017. During the year ended December 31, 2018, gas pricesrealized were $7.94/Mcf which was higher than the 2017 price of $6.50/Mcf. The Company believes gas prices in 2018 were higher than 2017 because of a longer colder winter in Europe this year and lack of inventory. The future of natural gas prices in Ukraine is currently subject to a high degree of uncertainty and it is unknown what the future prices the Company will receive on its Ukraine production.
    Outlook
    The Company is participating with KUB-Gas to complete additional recompletion operations given the success of the O-3 and O-9 recompletions, one of which is underway at the time of this report with another 3 in the permitting phase. Kub-Gas may drill one additional well in 2019 and kickoff a 3D seismic program on the WO licence to delineate known structures found from 2D seismic. In western Ukraine, the Company is purchasing a new NRU with a plan to resume production at the RK field in 2019. The Company and its partner plan to start a three well exploration program in the Uzhgorod license in mid 2019 on structures defined by 3D seismic. The well costs are expected to be incurred 100% by our partner.
    From Last Information Circular:
    Principal Holders of Voting Shares Other than as disclosed below, to the knowledge of the Corporation's directors and executive officers, as at the date of this Information Circular, no person or corporation beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, or controls or directs voting securities carrying 10% or more of the voting rights attached to the issued and outstanding Common Shares of the Corporation. Name No. of Common Shares % of Outstanding Common Shares Pelicourt Limited(1) 124,336,089 39.5% Fergava Finance Inc. 44,444,444 14.1% Notes: (1) Mikhail Afendikov, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, owns a 72.4% interest in Pelicourt Limited. As of the Record Date, the directors and officers of Cub own, directly or indirectly, 3,685,572 Common Shares, representing approximately 1.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares, 9,900,000 Stock Options, representing approximately 57% of outstanding Stock Options, zero Restricted Share Units and zero Warrants.

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    Cub Energy's 2018 2P oil, gas reserves at 1,572 mboe

    2019-03-27 07:17 MT - News Release


    Mr. Mikhail Afendikov reports

    CUB ENERGY INC. REPORTS YEAR-END RESERVES FOR 2018

    Cub Energy Inc. has released results of its independent reserves evaluations as of Dec. 31, 2018, on its oil and gas properties in Ukraine. The evaluation of the Tysagaz LLC property (100-per-cent working interest) and KUB-Gas LLC properties (35-per-cent working interest) was conducted by Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, an independent qualified reserves evaluator and auditor.

    All evaluations were prepared using guidelines outlined in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation (COGE) Handbook and are in accordance with Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 51-101, Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities. Cub's NI 51-101 disclosure is contained in its annual information form for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, filed on SEDAR and posted on the company's website. Highlights of the net reserves are as follows (2):

    Proved developed producing (PDP) oil and natural gas net reserves of 287,000 barrels of oil equivalent, or 1,723 million cubic feet of gas equivalent with net present value at 10-per-cent discount before tax (NPV-10) of $9.5-million (U.S.) (four cents per share) (1);
    Proved (1P) oil and natural gas net reserves of 988,000 barrels of oil equivalent or 5,930 million cubic feet of gas equivalent with NPV-10 of $19.47-million (U.S.) (eight cents per share) (1);
    Proved and probable (2P) oil and natural gas net reserves of 1,572,000 barrels of oil equivalent or 9,431 million cubic feet of gas equivalent with NPV-10 of $30.39-million (U.S.) (13 cents per share) (1).
    Notes:

    (1) The per-share amounts are calculated by dividing the respective NPV-10 before tax numbers by the number of common shares issued and outstanding shares, being 314,215,355.

    (2) Reserves net to the company's interest after deduction of royalties.

    Total company reserves summary

    The attached tables summarize the total company reserves and associated net present values discounted at 10 per cent before tax at Dec. 31, 2018, using forecast prices.

    TOTAL COMPANY NET RESERVES VOLUMES (1)

    Reserves category Natural gas NGLs Mboe Mmcfe
    (mmcf) (mbbl)

    Developed producing 1,681 7 287 1,723
    Developed non-produced 1,895 3 319 1,913
    Undeveloped 2,295 - 382 2,295
    Total proved (1P) 5,870 10 988 5,930
    Total proved plus
    probable (2P) 9,311 20 1,572 9,431

    Note:
    (1) Reserves net to the company's interest after deduction of royalties.
    NET PRESENT VALUE AT 10-PER-CENT DISCOUNT
    BEFORE TAX (NPV-10) (1) (2) (3)

    Reserves category NPV-10
    (US$ millions)

    Proved developed producing (PDP) $9.50
    Total proved (1P) $19.47
    Total proved plus probable (2P) $30.39

    Notes:
    (1) The forecast prices used in the calculations of
    the present value of future net revenue for year-end
    2018 are based on the reserves reports of eastern
    Ukraine and western Ukraine asset forecast prices.
    (2) Estimated values do not represent fair market
    value.
    (3) The total proved NPV-10 value of the estimated
    future net revenues are not intended to represent
    the current market value of the estimated oil and
    natural gas reserves. NPV-10 of probable reserves
    represents the present value of estimated future
    revenues to be generated from the production of
    probable reserves, calculated net of estimated
    lease operating expenses, production taxes and
    future development costs, using costs as of the date
    of estimation and using estimated future gas prices,
    without giving effect to non-property-related
    expenses such as general and administrative expenses,
    debt service, depreciation, depletion, and
    amortization, or future income taxes, and discounted
    using an annual discount rate of 10 per cent. With
    respect to pretax NPV-10 amounts for probable
    reserves, they do not purport to present the fair
    value of the company's probable reserves.
    About Cub Energy Inc.

    Cub Energy is an upstream oil and gas company with a proven record of exploration and production cost efficiency in Ukraine. The company's strategy is to implement Western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high-pricing environment.

    We seek Safe Harbor.

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    Cub Energy earns $3.07-million (U.S.) in 2018

    2019-03-27 07:21 MT - News Release


    Mr. Mikhail Afendikov reports

    CUB ENERGY ANNOUNCES NET EARNINGS OF US $3.1 MILLION OR US $0.01 PER SHARE FOR FISCAL 2018

    Cub Energy Inc. has released its audited financial and operating results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018. All dollar amounts are expressed in United States dollars unless otherwise noted. This update includes results from KUB-Gas LLC, of which Cub has a 35-per-cent equity ownership interest, Tysagaz LLC, Cub's 100-per-cent-owned subsidiary, and CNG LLC, of which Cub has a 50-per-cent equity ownership interest.

    Mikhail Afendikov, chairman and chief executive officer of Cub, said: "We wish to report net income $3.1-million or one cent per share during the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, and receipt of $5.7-million in dividends from its eastern Ukraine investment. Kub-Gas maintained deliverability over 14 million cubic feet per day by successfully recompleting two wells in the Olgovskoye licence during 2018 and Kub-Gas is continuing other recompletions in 2019. In western Ukraine, Cub and its partner plan to drill our first three wells on the jointly owned Uzhgorod licence in 2019, which costs are expected to be incurred 100 per cent by our partner."

    Operational highlights:

    In the fourth quarter of 2018, Kub-Gas successfully recompleted the Olgovskoye-3 well to a "behind pipe pay" zone designated as the Bashkirian-1b (B1b). The well initially tested at higher rates and put into production at a stabilized rate of 1.4 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).
    This followed the other successful recompletion, the Olgovskoye-9 (O-9) well to the zone designated as the Bashkirian-3 (B3). During a standard multirate test, the zone was tested up to 2.5 million cubic feet per day and was put into production at a stable rate of 1.7 MMcf/d.
    The price of natural gas averaged $7.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) and condensate price of $70.47/barrel during the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, as compared with $6.50/Mcf and $69.56/bbl for 2017.
    Production averaged 836 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) (97 per cent weighted to natural gas and the remaining to condensate) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, as compared with 977 boe/d for 2017.
    On Jan. 1, 2018, royalties on new wells drilled in Ukraine after Jan. 1, 2018, were reduced to 12 per cent from 29 per cent for a minimum period of five years.
    On March 1, 2018, a new law was passed in Ukraine intended to simplify regulatory procedures for the oil and gas sector, which should increase the speed and efficiency of approvals.
    The new nitrogen rejection unit (NRU) is planned to be operational in 2019. However, due to continued construction delays, on Nov. 19, 2018, the company filed a claim with American Arbitration Association, seeking $300,000 (plus interest and attorney fees) from the NRU manufacturer in contractual delay damages.
    The company and its partner plan to start a three-well exploration program at Uzhgorod in mid-2019. The well costs are expected to be incurred 100 per cent by the company's partner.
    Financial highlights:

    The company reported net income of $3.1-million during the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, as compared with a net loss of $14.3-million in 2017 when the company recorded one-time impairment charges.
    Netbacks of $29.33/boe or $4.88/Mcfe for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, as compared with netback of $25.19/boe or $4.20/Mcfe for 2017.
    During the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, the company received $5.7-million in dividends from KUB Holdings as compared with $4.1-million in dividends in 2017.
    The company repaid $1.1-million of its loan to KUB-Gas during the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, in conjunction with its maturity.
    (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

    Three months ended, Year ended,
    Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2017

    Petroleum and natural gas revenue 74 - 142 24
    Pro rata petroleum and natural gas revenue (1) 4,385 3,609 14,864 14,285
    Revenue from gas trading (2) 6,831 3,957 20,428 13,099
    Net income (loss) 570 (15,290) 3,078 (14,342)
    Income per share -- basic and diluted 0.00 (0.05) 0.01 (0.05)
    Funds generated from operations (3) 2,353 2,832 2,690 2,519
    Capital expenditures (5) 2 637 221 1,678
    Pro rata capital expenditures (5) 222 596 1,682 4,320
    Pro rata netback ($/boe) 35.28 27.29 29.33 25.19
    Pro rata netback ($Mcfe) 5.88 4.55 4.88 4.20

    Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2017

    Working capital (deficit) 3,798 (478)
    Cash and cash equivalents 7,236 6,190
    Long-term debt 5,591 5,451

    Notes:
    (1) Pro rata petroleum and natural gas revenue is a non-international financial reporting standards measure that adds
    the company's petroleum and natural gas revenue earned in the respective periods to the company's 35-per-cent equity
    share of the KUB-Gas natural gas sales that the company has an economic interest in.
    (2) During the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2018, the company recorded $6,831,000 (2017 -- $3,957,000) and
    $20,428,000 (2017 -- $13,099,000) in revenue for gas trading and $6,276,000 (2017 -- $3,767,000) and $19.15-million
    (2017 -- $12,767,000) for the cost of the sales for a net profit from gas trading of $555,000 (2017 -- $56,000) and
    $1,278,000 (2017 -- $233,000), respectively.
    (3) Funds from operations is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as cash flow from operating activities, excluding changes
    in non-cash working capital.
    (4) Pro rata funds from operations is a non-IFRS measure that adds the company's funds from operations in the respective
    periods to the company's 35-per-cent equity share of the KUB-Gas and 50-per-cent equity share of CNG Holdings funds from
    operations that the company has an economic interest in.
    (5) Capital expenditures includes the purchase of property, plant and equipment, and the purchase of exploration and
    evaluation assets. Pro rata capital expenditures are a non-IFRS measure that add the company's capital expenditures in
    the respective periods to the company's 35-per-cent equity share of the KUB-Gas and 50-per-cent equity share of CNG
    Holdings capital expenditures that the company has an economic interest in.
    Outlook

    The company is participating with KUB-Gas to complete additional recompletion operations given the success of the O-3 and O-9 recompletions, one of which is under way at the time of this report with another three in the permitting phase. Kub-Gas may drill one additional well in 2019 and kick off a 3-D seismic program on the WO licence to delineate known structures found from 2-D seismic.

    In western Ukraine, the company is purchasing a new NRU with a plan to resume production at the RK field in 2019. The company and its partner plan to start a three-well exploration program in the Uzhgorod licence in mid-2019 on structures defined by 3-D seismic. The well costs are expected to be incurred 100 per cent by the company's partner.

    Supporting documents

    Cub's complete quarterly reporting package, including the unaudited interim financial statements and associated management's discussion and analysis, has been filed on SEDAR and has been posted on the company's website.

    About Cub Energy Inc.

    Cub Energy is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven record of exploration and production cost-efficiency in Ukraine. The company's strategy is to implement Western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

    We seek Safe Harbor.

    © 2019 Canjex Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    December 18th 2018 interview article regarding Cub Energy's joint venture partner who will be drilling 3 wells in 2019 at no cost to KUB.V. This is a multi billion dollar company

    December 18th 2018 - Nafta plans to invest almost $ 200 million in natural gas production in Ukraine

    https://ukranews.com/news/603158-kom...gaza-v-ukrayne

    Large multinational companies are planning to invest hundreds of millions of euros in the modernization and development of oil and gas fields in Ukraine. And the first for many years a serious foreign investor who enters the domestic market of hydrocarbons is the Slovak company Nafta. This was announced today at a press conference of the management of this company.
    "The EPH industrial and energy holding has been operating in Ukraine for the first year. We have studied almost the entire territory of the country and concluded that in the next 5 years we will be able to effectively invest $ 200 million in Ukrainian gas fields. Directly organizing and carrying out gas exploration and production Our subsidiary Slovak company Nafta, which has been successfully operating in the western region of the country for 5 years, will be engaged in, "said Robert Bundil, project manager for EPH holding, to journalists.

    According to R. Bundila, this is a guaranteed investment in the development of the Yuzovskoye field. The businessman recalled that today, in the first half of the day, the Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting approved the transfer of 90% of the rights and obligations of Nadra Yuzovskaya LLC in the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) on Yuzovskaya Square (Kharkiv and Donetsk region) to Yuzgaz BV (Netherlands) with the investor-operator of the project represented by the Slovak company Nafta. According to the explanatory note to the draft government order, Nafta provided a guarantee of 100% collateral for Yuzgaz’s obligations, which would cover $ 200 million in search funding (drilling at least 15 wells).

    In turn, Lubomir Kopchik (Nafta RV), director of the Nafta representative office in Ukraine, stressed that in his work on hydrocarbon production, the company will not only explore new sites, but also reconstruct and renew old wells, which number 47 facilities. At the same time, advanced world technologies will be used, with which the Ukrainian specialists will mainly work.

    “We definitely count on attracting both local specialists and Ukrainian companies to work. This is about creating hundreds of new jobs. And at least 80% of local specialists will work in our facilities. As a result: filling local budgets through taxation” - noted L. Kopchik.

    In turn, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine, Radek Matula, noted that entering the Ukrainian investment market of such a serious representative of Central European business, like the ERN holding and its subsidiary Nafta, is an excellent example for other potential investors.

    “For more than four years we have been supporting the Ukrainian government’s policy of increasing its own gas production. In the situation in which your country is today, the arrival of serious European capital will only contribute to the growth of Ukraine’s energy independence,” Radek Matula summed up.

    As the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Natalia Boyko noted on her Facebook page, an important step was taken in the direction of energy independence at the Government meeting today! A step towards new investments. Approved competitive conditions for 12 new projects on the conclusion of agreements on production sharing. Ukraine expects to attract more than 50 billion UAH to hydrocarbon production as a result of the conclusion of future agreements.

    "Competitions will be held with maximum transparency. To increase transparency, a provision has been included that obliges applicants to disclose not only information about their participants, but also actual final beneficiaries ... Competitive conditions provide for a minimum investment, list and term of work at the site, main criteria for product distribution and the specifics of the terms of the agreement on the part of the state ", - said N. Boyko.

    The official emphasized that in this way, in 2019, the state would offer investors at auctions and tenders over 40 oil and gas areas with a total area of ​​over 20 thousand sq. Km.

    Reference:

    Oil and gas company Nafta is a leader in the field of hydrocarbon research and production in Slovakia with more than 100 years of experience. The company is engaged in the search and production of gas and oil, applies leading modern technologies in its work. During its existence, Nafta has drilled more than 3 thousand wells in the Vienna and East Slovak basins. The company has a storage capacity of 2.74 billion cubic meters. m of natural gas.

    Since 2016, Nafta has been implementing a joint project with the American company Cub Energy Inc. in Ukraine. gas prospecting and production in the Transcarpathian region. In two years, Nafta carried out seismic surveys and this year began drilling three exploratory wells.

    The management of the Slovak Nafta, of which 29% is owned by the state, is carried out by the infrastructure division of EPIF, which is 68% owned by the EPH Central European Energy Holding.

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    Another article done on January 15th 2019 regarding once again Cub Energy's JV Partner. Both the December and January articles mention Cub Energy Inc, which verifies that this is the actual partner.

    https://venergetike.sk/nafta-investo...nej-prevadzky/

    January 15, 2019 10:35 Gas News from vEnergetike.sk vEnergetike.sk/NAFTA

    NAFTA has invested in reliable and safe operation
    The operator of underground gas storage facilities was also active in the west of Ukraine.

    Last year, NAFTA's investments were mainly directed to reliable and safe operation. “In operating operations, we focus on increasing operational safety, which is extremely important for NAFTA. Investments are geared towards security, increased automation, and the use of a wealth of collected information to further optimize processes. We are constantly working on improving the safety of our facilities, protecting the health of our employees, suppliers and people living in the vicinity of our operations and protecting the environment, ”said NAFTA spokeswoman Martina Štecová.

    Last year, the company continued its projects on foreign markets. "In this context, we have expressed an interest in taking over the underground storage facilities of Inzenham, Wolfersberg and Breitbrunn in Bavaria, Germany, and we have signed a sales agreement with DEA ​​Deutsche Erdoel AG in early 2018," Štecová added.

    The operator of underground gas storage facilities was also active in the west of Ukraine. “As part of our international activities, we have been developing exploration activities in Uzhgorod, where NAFTA is actively working with Cub Energy Inc. In 2017, 3D seismic measurements were made on 118 square kilometers. Last year, the entry and clearance of land for drilling areas and access roads was provided; legislative permits and preparation for the implementation of exploration wells scheduled for this year. In this area we see a similar geological trend as in Slovakia, which gives us the opportunity to fully exploit our long-term knowledge and experience in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, ”added Štecová.

    NAFTA also continued its exploration project around Trnava with a company from Vermillion Energy Inc. In 2017, a 3D seismic measurement was carried out on an area of ​​approximately 250 square kilometers, which is the largest 3D seismic project implemented in Slovakia. “Last year, the 2017 3D seismic data were interpreted and the brochures were identified. We are currently preparing drilling projects, ”said Štecová.

    In order to increase efficiency, NAFTA has concluded a cooperation agreement with OMV Austria Exploration & Production GmbH. “The subject of the contract was mutual support in the event of an emergency in the future. In removing the emergency situation, both companies are ready to help each other by earmarking their technology or human resources, ”said Štecová.

    In addition to the aforementioned cooperation, NAFTA joined the hydrogen initiative last year to maximize the potential of hydrogen produced from renewable sources. “Hydrogen as an energy carrier has the potential to cover the unevenness of electricity generation from renewable sources, while its storage will bring flexibility just for renewable electricity sources. The potential of "renewable" hydrogen is not only in its ability to tackle energy storage, but renewable hydrogen is considered a sustainable climate energy carrier that can be used in various fields - transport, energy, industry and so on. It is for these reasons that renewable hydrogen is expected to become a key instrument for the global decarbonisation of the environment in the coming years, ”Štecová concluded.

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    The Cub Energy proxy states one resolution of a rollback being considered if appropriate. I myself and several associates of mine have verified that this will not happen unless a major asset is acquired. If you look on SEDAR, several prior proxy forms show a rollback and this is just carrying forward.

    From the 2019 proxy: to amend the Articles of the Corporation to consolidate the issued and outstanding common shares in a range of one common share for up to every 10 of the issued and outstanding common shares that the board of directors, in its sole discretion, determines to be appropriate;

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    Below is the website for NAFTA Gas, the JV partner who will be drilling 3 major wells this summer and KUB owns 50% of the lease and isn't paying a penny to drill those wells. As you will see on the Nafta website, this is a serious company with plans to expand across Europe. They have been waiting since 2016 to drill these wells and now the time has come to get the project started. Keeping in mind they sepent some serious money doing seismic and understand the geology perfectly since the same reservoir on the Slovakia side is owned by them. Compare the Nafta map to page 9 of the Kub presentation and you'll see how close their facility is to our lease.

    https://www.nafta.sk/en/development-projects

    http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...esentation.pdf

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    April 30th 2019 - Interview with Analyst on Cub Energy Inc. (KUB - Canada & TPNEF - USA)

    https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode...-zirp-and-nirp

    20:30 - 22:30

    - Profitable

    - Paying down debt

    - Organic production growth, easily double that

    - Like Mart Resources he says (Went from $0.10 to $.150)

    - 3 wells this summer from JV partner. "Low hanging fruit"

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    This analyst is serious about KUB, he went to the Ukraine and to the Houston office:

    http://chenpicks.com/chenvisit.html

    Ukraine 2016 - http://chenpicks.com/chenvisitukraine.html

    Houston 2018 - http://chenpicks.com/chenvisitcubenergyhouston.html

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    Naftogaz raises gas prices for industry by 5.2-11.5% in May

    https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-eco...15-in-may.html

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine will raise the price of natural gas for industrial consumers and other economic entities by 5.2-11.5% from May 1, 2019, the company’s press service has reported.
    “The proposed prices for natural gas from the company's resource have been differentiated depending on the volume of purchases, terms of payment and the state of previous settlements with Naftogaz. Depending on these indicators, Naftogaz proposes natural gas at the price of UAH 6,299.00 – 6,948.00 per 1,000 cubic meters (without VAT),” reads the report.

    Comparing with the prices in April 2019, the prices will be raised by 5.2-11.5% in May, the company stated.

    In particular, the final price for industrial consumers and other economic entities that purchase up to 50,000 cubic meters of natural gas on a prepayment basis will be UAH 7,558.8 per 1,000 cubic meters. For industrial consumers and other economic entities that purchase over 50,000 cubic meters of natural gas or make a payment during a month, the final price will be set at UAH 8,337.6 per 1,000 cubic meters.

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    From The March 2019 Company presentation, KUB has 6 projects on the go. If all work out as planned, the upside is tremendous here. See info below:

    http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...esentation.pdf

    Uzhgorod Licence –Western Ukraine
    U Field: Asset Overview
    W.I. 50% owned by Cub
    Operator Joint
    Contract 20 year special production permit (expires 2036)
    Status No current production
    Area 75,000 acres
    Highlights
    ▪ The Company partnered with a Slovakian based company with
    extensive experience in E&P
    ▪ The partnership included a sale of 50% ownership in Uzhgorod.
    Pursuant to the agreement, the partner is to:
    – Pay Cub €1.5 million (paid)
    – Fund a 100 square kilometer 3D seismic survey (completed)
    – Fund the drilling and tie-in of the first three wells (2019)
    ▪ The licence is on the border with Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
    Adjoining producing or past producing fields
    Work Plan
    ▪ Plan is to drill up to three exploratory wells in mid 2019

    O Field – Eastern Ukraine
    O Field: Asset Overview
    W.I. 35% owned by Cub
    Operator KUB-Gas
    Contract 20 year special production permit (expires 2032)
    Status Producing
    Area 22,000 acres gross
    Highlights
    ▪ Recompleted the O-9 well in Q2 2018 and put into production at a
    stable rate of 1.7 MMcf/d since June.
    ▪ Recompleted the O-3 well in Q4 2018 and put into production at a
    stable rate of 1.4 MMcf/d since October.
    ▪ Multiple other recompletion opportunities exist.
    ▪ 100% success rate on five O wells prior to 2107
    – All five wells tied in for commercial production
    ▪ Successful fracture stimulations performed in prior years
    Work Plan
    ▪ 2019 work plan will include several recompletion candidates.

    M Field – Eastern Ukraine
    M Field: Asset Overview
    W.I. 35% owned by Cub
    Operator KUB-Gas
    Contract 20 year special production permit (expires 2032)
    Status Producing
    Area 18,000 acres gross
    Highlights
    ▪ Upgraded processing facility brought on line and boosts throughput
    capacity
    Work Plan
    ▪ 2019 work plan will include several recompletion candidates

    West O Field – Eastern Ukraine
    WO Field: Asset Overview
    W.I. 35% owned by Cub
    Operator KUB-Gas
    Contract 20 year special production permit (expires 2035)
    Status No current production
    Area 111,000 acres gross
    Highlights
    ▪ The licence immediately offsets the O and NM licences
    ▪ It surrounds (but does not include) the existing Druzhelyubovskoe gas/condensate field,
    which has produced gas from the same zones that produce in the O and M fields.
    ▪ Completed 26 km of 2D seismic in 2016; Completed150 km 2D seismic survey in 2017.
    Interpreting results to identify drill targets.
    Work Plan
    ▪ 2019 work plan to include 3D seismic survey to evaluate new drill targets

    RK Field –Western Ukraine
    RK Field: Asset Overview
    W.I. 100% owned by Cub
    Operator Cub
    Contract 20 year special production permit (expires 2030)
    Status Producing nominal amounts
    Area 2,000 acres
    Highlights
    ▪ Ordered a new Nitrogen Rejection Unit
    ▪ Goal of resuming material production in 2019
    ▪ During 2018, the Company began selling a nominal amount of rich
    gas from a deep well to evaluate the Mesozoic formation
    ▪ Adjacent to producing fields in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia

    Stanivske Licence –Western Ukraine
    S Field: Asset Overview
    W.I. 100% owned by Cub
    Operator Cub
    Contract 20 year special production permit (expires 2036)
    Status No current production
    Area 31,000 acres
    Highlights
    ▪ Recently granted 20 year production licence
    ▪ A 45 square kilometer 3D seismic survey was acquired by the
    company in 2013
    ▪ Gas was discovered on the field in 1990 by a prior operator
    Work Plan
    ▪ The company is currently evaluating its 2019 work program

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    KUB.V Performance from 2009 to 2018

    KUB.V - Cub Energy Inc.-kub-2009-2018-jpg

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    Cub Energy Inc. Private Placements From 2009 to 2013, all done at much higher prices compared to where the stock trades now:

    Private Placement Dates & Amounts (Does Not Include Shares From Finder Fee's Or Options/Warrants Execised)
    May 12th 2010 - 4,186,664 shares raised at $0.15 for $628,000
    July 21 2010 - KUB.V Acquired Galizien Energy Corp For 4,400,000 shares
    September 28 2010 - 20,035,000 shares raised at $0.25 for $5 million
    October 26th 2010 - 20,000,000 shares raised at $0.40 for $8 million
    November 25th 2011 - 17,500,000 shares raised at $0.40 for $7 million
    March 29 2012 - KUB.V Acquired Gastek for 123,278,089 shares
    December 17 2012 - 31,250,000 shares raised at $0.40 for $12.5 million
    April 26 2013 - KUB.V Acquired Anatolia Energy For 13,900,000 shares

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    One well was put into production in Q4 that is averaging 220boed. 10 More wells possible just from just that one location. Then add in their other projects like the JV, NRU, etc.

    Cub Energy recompletes Olgovskoye-3 well in Ukraine

    2018-11-20 07:52 MT - News Release

    Mr. Mikhail Afendikov reports

    CUB ENERGY INC. ANNOUNCES THE SUCCESSFUL RECOMPLETION OF THE O-3 WELL IN EASTERN UKRAINE

    Cub Energy Inc.'s KUB-Gas LLC, owner and operator of the eastern Ukraine licences, has released results of its recent recompletion of the Olgovskoye-3 well.

    Kub-Gas utilized its own workover rig and crew to recomplete a productive gas sand interval designated as the Bashkirian-1b. The well has stabilized at a rate of 1.4 million cubic feet per day since October, 2018.

    Mikhail Afendikov, chairman and chief executive officer of Cub Energy, commented: "The successful O-3 recompletion, coupled with the recent success of the O-9 recompletion in the second quarter of 2018, has increased the total field production by almost 20 per cent. Given the recent successes of the recompletions, their relatively low cost and the high gas price environment in Ukraine at present, Kub-Gas's priority is to focus on additional recompletion candidates, of which at least 10 wells have been identified."

    About Cub Energy Inc.

    Cub Energy is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven record of exploration and production cost-efficiency in Ukraine. The company's strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

    We seek Safe Harbor.

    © 2019 Canjex Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Ukraine Faces a Bleak Winter as Russia Prepares to Cut Off Gas
    The head of Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz expects deliveries to stop on January 1, 2020.

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/...off-gas-a65496

    If Russia does cut off gas to Ukraine, local producer pricing could easily double given supply/demand metrics. KUB could double their current cash flow and more depending on how many new wells are drilled.

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    Cub Energy Inc. Q1 2019 Results. Financials + MD&A – All Information Found On Sedar

    Stock Symbols: KUB – Canada & TPNEF – USA

    Price: $0.06
    Common Shares: 314,215,355
    Insider/Institutional Holdings: 172,466,105 or 55% of common shares
    Options: 15.3 million
    2019 Company Pres: http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...tation.pdf?v=1
    2019 Fact Sheet: http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...tsheet.pdf?v=1

    Financials – All Numbers Are Expressed In US Dollars. Ending March 31st 2019

    ASSETS
    Cash: $6,958,000
    Dividend Receivable: $1,684,000
    Prepaid Expenses: $702,000
    Trade & Other Receivables: $644,000
    Equity Investments: $8,049,000
    Property & Equipment: $3,749,000
    Non-Current Receivables: 587,000
    Total Assets: $22,373,000

    LIABILITIES
    Trade & Other Payables: $4,382,000
    Loan From KUB-Gas(100% Owned Subsidiary): $ 5,229,000
    Shareholder Loan(current portion): $250,000
    Shareholder Loans (total): $2,000,000
    Provisions: $484,000
    Total Liabilities: $12,345,000

    Asset/Debt Ratio: 1.81

    2017-2019 Performance

    2017 – All USD
    Gas Sales: $24,000
    Gas Trading: $13,099,000
    Royalty Expense: ($7,000)
    Income From Equity Investment: $6,767,000
    Operating Expenses (Total): $34,218,000 - $16 million one time impairment included
    Loss: $14,869,000 – Should have been a profit with one time expense removed

    2018 – All USD
    Gas Sales: $142,000
    Gas Trading: $20,428,000
    Royalty Expense: ($38,000)
    Income From Equity Investment: $6,121,000
    Operating Expenses (Total): $23,573,000
    Income Tax Expense: $2,000
    Foreign Currency Gain: $52,000
    Income: $ 3,130,000

    2019 Q1 – All USD
    Gas Sales: $49,000
    Gas Trading: $4,479,000
    Royalty Expense: ($14,000)
    Income From Equity Investment: $1,522,000
    Operating Expenses (Total): $5,074,000
    Net Income: $962,000
    Foreign Currency Gain: $437,000
    Income: $1,399,000

    2019 Earnings: $1,399,000 X 1.30(CDN Exchange) / 314,215,355 = $0.00578 or $0.006 cents earnings
    *Must convert USD to CDN to get real stock value of KUB.V(Canadian listed)

    Management Discussion Highlights

    Highlights
    The Company reported income from equity investment of $1,522,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2019 as compared to income of $1,706,000 in the comparative 2018 quarter.
    The Company reported net income of $962,000 or $0.00 per share during the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to net income of $779,000 or $0.00 per share during the same period in 2018.
    The Company recorded $1,684,000 in dividends during the three months March 31, 2019 compared with $1,054,000 in dividends in the first quarter of 2018.
    Production averaged 895 boe/d (97% weighted to natural gas and the remaining to condensate) for the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to 837 boe/d for the 2018 first quarter.
    Netbacks of $24.49/boe or $4.08/Mcfe were achieved for the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to netback of $25.93/Boe or $4.32/Mcfe for the comparative 2018 period.
    Achieved average natural gas price of $7.11/Mcf and condensate price of $42.57/bbl during the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to $7.16/Mcf and $60.60/bbl for the first quarter of 2018.
    Kub-Gas recompleted the Olgovskoye-7 (“O-7”) well during 2019 and it is currently being tested.

    The Company and its partner plan to drill a three-well exploration program at Uzhgorod in mid 2019, dependent on timing of permitting and weather conditions. To date, the long-lead items for drilling have been delivered and road construction to the drill pads has commenced. The cost of for the first three wells are financed 100% by our partner.
    Eastern Ukraine KUB-Gas Assets (35%)

    Kub-Gas recompleted the O-7 well in 2019 and is awaiting testing. There are approximately ten other wells with “behind pipe pays” that may be attractive recompletion opportunities in the Olgovskoye License. As the currently producing intervals deplete, the production team can recomplete these additional zones in the existing wells. Opportunities such as these generate above average returns for shareholders, particularly given the current gas price in Ukraine. Kub-Gas is also contemplating drilling a new well on the Makeevskoye Licence later in 2019. The Company expects to commence a 3D seismic program later this year should improve the probability of success of future exploration wells.

    Western Ukraine Tysagaz Assets (100% Interest)

    The RK field was temporarily suspended on April 1, 2016 because the nitrogen concentration exceeded the allowable limit stipulated by the gas pipeline operator. The Company is currently selling a modest amount of rich gas from a deep well to evaluate the Mesozoic formation on the RK field. Subsequent to the three months ended March 31, 2019, due to continued delays in the completion of the NRU, the Company and the NRU manufacturer entered into a mutual release agreement, including the release of the arbitration claim, in exchange for the Company taking physical possession of the NRU “as is”. The NRU has been relocated to another manufacturer in the Houston, Texas area and will undergo an evaluation and testing during the summer of 2019 to determine what is required to complete the NRU.

    Western Ukraine CNG Assets (50% Interest)

    The Company and its partner plan to drill a three-well exploration program at Uzhgorod in mid 2019, dependent on timing of permitting and weather conditions. To date, the long-lead items for drilling have been delivered and road construction to the drill pads has commenced. The cost of for the first three wells are financed 100% by our partner.

    Ukraine Gas Prices and Currency

    The Ukrainian exchange, the Hryvnya (“UAH”) rate versus the USD was 27.25 UAH/USD at March 31, 2019, which was relatively flat as compared to the 27.76 UAH/USD at December 31, 2018. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, gas prices realized were $7.11/Mcf which was relatively flat compared to the comparative 2018 price of $7.16/Mcf. The future of natural gas prices in Ukraine is currently subject to a high degree of uncertainty and it is unknown what the future prices the Company will receive on its Ukraine production.

    Commencing August 2016, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Tysagaz, began taking possession of its 35% ownership of gas produced at KUB-Gas. Tysagaz purchased the gas from KUB-Gas at the same price that KUB-Gas sold its gas to an affiliate of the majority shareholder of KUB-Gas. The Company agreed to this arrangement so it could attempt to earn additional net income on the gas sales price sold to majority shareholder’s affiliate. There were impairment charges that impacted net losses in 2017. During the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company recorded impairment charges due to the carrying value of its petroleum and natural gas assets exceeding the net present value of expected future cash flows using a discount rate of 26%. The high discount rate relates to the local discount rate in Ukraine and related country risk at that time. During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company took a $5,300,000 impairment charge relating to the RK field and an impairment on its equity investment in Kub Holdings of $10,700,000.

    Revenue from Gas Sales, Net of Royalty

    The Company began selling a modest amount of rich gas from the RK field in western Ukraine from a deep well (RK-1) in the Mesozoic formation resulting in revenue during the three months ended March 31, 2019 of $49,000 as compared to $nil in the comparative 2018 period.

    Revenue from Gas Trading, Net of Cost of Sales for Gas Trading

    Commencing August 2016, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Tysagaz, began taking possession of some of its 35% ownership of gas produced at KUB-Gas. Tysagaz purchased the gas from KUB-Gas at the same price that KUB-Gas sold its gas to an affiliate of the majority shareholder of KUB-Gas. The Company agreed to this arrangement so it could attempt to earn additional net income from the gas sales price sold to the majority owner’s affiliate. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded $4,479,000 in gas trading revenue and $4,240,000 for the cost of the gas trading for a net profit of $239,000 as compared to $5,670,000 in gas sales and $5,516,000 for the cost of the sales for a net profit from gas trading of $154,000 during the comparative 2018 quarter.

    Income from Equity Investments

    The Company accounts for its 35% indirect ownership in KUB Holdings and 50% ownership of CNG Holdings as investments under the equity method. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, KUB-Gas generated gross revenues of approximately $9,724,000 (2018 - $9,791,000) and had net income of $4,349,000 (2018 – $4,872,000). This resulted in a net income to the Company from its equity investment for the quarterly period of $1,522,000 (2018 – $1,706,000). The net income at CNG Holdings was $30,000 (2018 – $8,000) during the three months ended March 31, 2019. Net income in both periods primarily related to finance income, net of finance expense, on intercompany loans and the effects of foreign exchange to funds the exploration activities in Ukraine. The Company only records income/losses in its consolidated financial statements from its equity investment in CNG Holdings to the extent of interest in the equity investment which amounted to nil as at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

    Outlook

    In eastern Ukraine, Kub-Gas is focused on additional recompletion operations given the success of the O-3 and O-9 recompletions in 2018. The O-7 recompletion was performed in 2019 and is awaiting testing. Three other recompletion opportunities are in the permitting phase. Kub-Gas may drill one additional well in late 2019 on the Makeevskoye Licence and kickoff a 3D seismic program on the WO licence to delineate known structures found from 2D seismic.

    In western Ukraine, the Company and its partner plan to start a three well exploration program in the Uzhgorod license in mid 2019 on structures defined by 3D seismic. The three-well program is to be financed 100% by our partner

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    HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 15, 2019 / Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSX-V: KUB), a Ukraine-focused upstream oil and gas company, announced today its unaudited interim financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2019. All dollar amounts are expressed in United States Dollars unless otherwise noted. This update includes results from KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), which Cub has a 35% equity ownership interest, Tysagaz LLC ("Tysagaz"), Cub's 100% owned subsidiary and CNG LLC ("CNG"), which Cub has a 50% equity ownership interest.

    Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and CEO of Cub said: "We wish to report net income $1.0 million during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and recorded $1.7 million in dividends from its eastern Ukraine investment. Kub-Gas successfully maintained deliverability of over 14 million cubic feet per day during the first quarter of 2019. In western Ukraine, preparatory works are underway for the first three wells on the jointly owned Uzhgorod license, expected to be drilled this year. All three wells are to be financed 100% by our partner. "

    Financial Highlights

    The Company reported net income of $1.0 million or $0.00 per share during the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to net income of $0.8 million or $0.00 per share during the same period in 2018.

    Netbacks of $24.49/boe or $4.08/Mcfe were achieved for the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to netback of $25.93/Boe or $4.32/Mcfe for the comparative 2018 period.

    The Company recorded $1.7 million in dividends during the three months March 31, 2019 compared with $1.0 million in dividends in the first quarter of 2018.

    Operational Highlights

    Kub-Gas recompleted the Olgovskoye-7 ("O-7") well during 2019 and it is currently being tested.

    Achieved average natural gas price of $7.11/Mcf and condensate price of $42.57/bbl during the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to $7.16/Mcf and $60.60/bbl for the first quarter of 2018.

    Production averaged 895 boe/d (97% weighted to natural gas and the remaining to condensate) for the three months March 31, 2019 as compared to 837 boe/d for the 2018 first quarter.

    The Company and its partner plan to drill a three-well exploration program at Uzhgorod in mid 2019, dependent on timing of permitting and weather conditions. To date, the long-lead items for drilling have been delivered and road construction to the drill pads has commenced. The costs for the first three wells are financed 100% by our partner.

    In eastern Ukraine, Kub-Gas is focused on additional recompletion operations given the success of the O-3 and O-9 recompletions in 2018. The O-7 recompletion was performed in 2019 and is awaiting testing. Three other recompletion opportunities are in the permitting phase. Kub-Gas may drill one additional well in late 2019 on the Makeevskoye Licence and kickoff a 3D seismic program on the WO licence to delineate known structures found from 2D seismic.

    In western Ukraine, the Company and its partner plan to start a three-well exploration program in the Uzhgorod license in mid 2019 on structures defined by 3D seismic. The three-well program is to be financed 100% by our partner.

    Supporting Documents

    Cub's complete quarterly reporting package, including the unaudited interim financial statements and associated Management's Discussion and Analysis, have been filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and has been posted on the Company's website at www.cubenergyinc.com.

    About Cub Energy Inc.

    Cub Energy Inc. (TSX-V: KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in Ukraine. The Company's strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

    For further information please contact us or visit our website: www.cubenergyinc.com

    Mikhail Afendikov
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    (713) 677-0439
    mikhail.afendikov@cubenergyinc.com

    Patrick McGrath
    Chief Financial Officer
    (713) 577-1948
    patrick.mcgrath@cubenergyinc.com

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    May 2019 - Update Company Presentation & Fact Sheet

    Fact Sheet: http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...tsheet.pdf?v=2

    Company Presentation: http://www.cubenergyinc.com/_resourc...tation.pdf?v=2

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    Regarding KUB, the new Ukrainian president today said his top priority is peace with the rebels in Eastern Ukraine. This means if it happens, the area will be secured and KUB can drill without any worry or issue. This also includes investors looking at the company in a different light and bringing back value, especially since Cub Energy trades at a major discount compared to it's earnings and growth potential through drilling.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.2b7dfa84edf2

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    I was referred to some interesting notes regarding KUB and I missed this because it was in the financials as a note and not the MD&A. Keep in mind that Cub Energy Inc holds 35% of KUB Holdings and increasing that to 40%(5% increase) would be a significant revenue boost given current production AND all the wells being worked on now.

    Per Note 1, the Company has the ability to further increase its ownership interest in KUB Holdings from 35%
    to 40% on meeting certain benchmarks and optional payments. The Company can earn an additional 2.5%
    ownership interest when the majority owner of KUB Holdings has received a cumulative $25,000 in dividends
    from KUB Holdings of which they have received $16,873 as at March 31, 2019. The Company also has an
    option to purchase, within one year of the above-mentioned 2.5% transfer from the majority owner, a further
    2.5% ownership interest in KUB Holdings at a price equal to 2.5% of the net present value of 2P reserves of
    KUB-Gas at a 10% discount at the time of exercise.

    Another note to follow given the excess of cash in the bank for KUB.V:

    During the year ended December 31, 2018 and the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company
    purchased Guaranteed Investment Certificates with a Canadian financial institution with annual interest rates
    between 2.26% and 2.5% that are redeemable at any time

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    Vermilion, Aspect and EPH submitted bids for oil and gas acreage in Ukraine & Ukraine boosts gas imports by 19% in Jan-May 2019

    Vermilion, Aspect and EPH submitted bids for oil and gas acreage in Ukraine - https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5...age-in-ukraine

    Ukraine boosts gas imports by 19% in Jan-May - https://www.unian.info/economics/105...n-jan-may.html

    UKRAINE INCREASES GAS INVENTORIES BY 2 BCM IN MAY - https://open4business.com.ua/ukraine...-2-bcm-in-may/

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    Chens Picks NYC - KUB June 2019 Update

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    June 2019 (Starts At 18:30) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfHB...ature=youtu.be

    Note - Chen fails to mention the RK field requiring the NRU unit. This well was producing 400boed and 100% owned by Cub Energy. Once in production later this year, it can increase significant cash flow.

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    June 19th 2019 Interview: Majors expected back in hunt for Ukraine gas as activity picks up

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    London — International energy majors will be tempted back to Ukraine to drill for gas in the future, according to the head of the country's gas industry association, on the back of a period of intense exploration activity in the eastern European nation.

    Ukraine, whose gas production has been steady at some 20 Bcm/year for the past 25 years, has vast untapped potential in its onshore blocks -- both for conventional and unconventional resources -- as well as in the Black Sea.

    New exploration has been hampered in the past by the lack of a transparent licensing process and concern over political instability. But Ukraine is now looking to attract international companies back to the upstream through a series of tenders and license rounds for blocks.

    "The majors will come. It is just a matter of time," Roman Opimakh, the executive director of the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine, said in an interview.

    Big hitters such as Chevron and Shell came to Ukraine in the early 2010s in an attempt to develop the country's unconventional gas resources, but none remain.


    Drilling resurgence

    Despite that, the upstream in Ukraine is enjoying a resurgence with 84 active rigs drilling exploration, development and production wells in the country -- almost half of the 186 rigs operational in Europe -- according to Baker Hughes.

    "The number of wells drilled in Ukraine has increased significantly since 2017," Opimakh said. "Many positive reforms have been introduced for the upstream industry in the past two years."

    Last year more than 150 wells were spudded, mostly in eastern Ukraine where reserves are located at deeper intervals of more than 5,000 meters.

    "The domestic fleet of rigs has been modernized and sophisticated rigs are coming to replaced outdated equipment," Opimakh said, adding that foreign outsourced contractors were also contributing resources.

    The increased activity could help Ukraine boost its domestic gas production as the government looks to eliminate imports, which currently all come from Europe after it halted direct Russian gas purchases in November 2015. Domestic gas production has edged up in recent years, reaching 20.9 Bcm in 2018.

    Opimakh expected it would take "5-6 years" for Ukraine to become self-sufficient in gas -- meaning Ukraine could produce all the gas it needs by 2024 -- assuming annual demand remained in the range of 30-32 Bcm.

    In a bid to boost exploration yet further, some 36 blocks have been offered in 2019 in two tenders for 50-year production sharing agreements and three license rounds for 20-year exploration contracts.

    The PSA tenders have attracted the most international interest, with bids from Canada's Vermilion Energy, US-based Aspect Energy, Slovakia's Nafta and Poland's Unimot.

    The deadline for bids for the nine onshore blocks was May 28 and for the offshore Dolphin block was June 12, with results of both expected within one month of their deadlines (June 28 and July 12, respectively).

    Opimakh said four companies had submitted bids for the Dolphin block, located in the shallow waters of the Black Sea.

    "There is significant interest, especially taking in account ongoing political elections in Ukraine," he said.


    License rounds

    As well as the PSA tenders, three rounds of bidding for smaller exploration licenses have been held, hosted on an open electronic platform to ensure full transparency following accusations of wrongdoing in previous contract awards to upstream companies in the country.

    A total of 26 blocks were offered, with 16 block licenses awarded. Some 10 of the blocks across the three rounds received no bids.

    The big winner in the three bid rounds was Ukraine's state-owned UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV), a subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukrayiny, with a total of 13 blocks awarded.

    The other three were awarded to private Ukraine-based upstream companies: Burisma, DTEK, and Yedyna Oil & Gas.

    A further six blocks were expected to be auctioned at a later date along with the 10 blocks not awarded in the first three rounds.

    The 36 blocks offered so far -- including those in the PSA tenders -- cover a combined acreage of some 25,000 sq km and are all in well-developed petroleum provinces of Ukraine, Opimakh said.

    "The chance of making a discovery is high," he said.


    Asked what obstacles there were to even more upstream activity in Ukraine, Opimakh said the country still needed to "simplify the access to geological data" to attract more investors.

    -- Stuart Elliott, stuart.elliott@spglobal.com

    -- Edited by Dan Lalor, daniel.lalor@spglobal.com

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    Club members only: Would foreign companies be allowed to extract Ukraine's gas?

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    Foreign investors are making another attempt to break into Ukraine’s gas production industry. The competition to attract investors to the development of nine oil and gas areas on the terms of production-sharing agreements involves six foreign companies. Foreigners are taking part in the competition for the shelf area: the name of the winning company to be announced no earlier than September. Ukrgazvydobyvannia state-owned enterprise and companies owned by Ukrainian oligarchs also participate in the competition.



    Crony gas perspectives

    Despite the declarations of the authorities, in recent years not a single major foreign investor was able to enter Ukraine. Permits for the best deposits were concentrated in the hands of the Ukrainian oligarchs and state-owned companies; about a third of them fell into the hands of the speculators. Almost 80% of gas in Ukraine is mined by the state-owned Ukrgazvydobyvannia and the semi-state-owned Ukrnafta (oligarch Igor Kolomoysky maintains control over the company). Private companies have no more than 20% of production – DTEK strategic holding company of oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, companies controlled by Igor Kolomoysky, Regal Petroleum, part of Smart Holding of MP Vadym Novinsky, Geo Alliance of oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, Burisma company of Mykola Zlochevsky.



    Related: Poland is ready to connect its gas pipeline to Ukrainian gas transporting system


    Another part of special permits is concentrated in the hands of second-hand dealers, who are waiting for the best time to resell the companies. At the same time, these blocks do not operate. According to the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine, there is about a third of “frozen” special permits.



    After world giants Shell and Chevron left Ukraine in 2014-2015, foreign companies in the field of gas production were represented rather modestly. Cub Energy operates in Ukraine, the largest shareholder of which is Mikhail Afendikov, a native of eastern Ukraine, which has become a US citizen. The company implements, in particular, a joint (50 to 50%) project with the Slovak Nafta on the Uzhgorod gas area (301.4 sq. km). Gas production within the framework of this project is not in progress yet: a 3D seismic survey was carried out on the area, which made it possible to estimate possible reserves, three exploration wells were planned to be drilled.



    Since 2015, Nafta has been trying to become a party to the production sharing agreement for Yuzivska Square (Kharkiv and Donetsk regions), from which the American Shell emerged. According to the Nadra Ukraine national company, Yuzivska PSA Block is promising for the search for reserves of natural gas, shale gas, the gas of central basin type, methane, oil, condensate, and also coal deposits. Potential reserves of the area are estimated at 148 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 3200 billion cubic meters of shale gas/gas of the central-basin type. The area can give an estimated annual production of more than 10 billion cubic meters.



    Related: Russia ready to keep gas transit across Ukraine


    In mid-December, Ukraine’s Cabinet approved the transfer of 90% of the rights and obligations of Nadra Yuzivska to the production sharing agreement for Yuzivska PSA Block in favor of Yuzgaz B.V, belongs to entrepreneurs Yaroslav Kinakh and Timothy M. Elliott. Liubomyr Kopchyk, the director of Nafta representative office in Ukraine, voiced the intention to buy out 100% of Yuzgaz B.V from entrepreneurs, which would allow Nafta to enter the project and begin to study and develop Yuzivska PSA Block. The deal has not been completed yet. There are no necessary decisions of the Antimonopoly Committee and the Kharkiv Regional Council. Also, the environmental impact assessment is still not done. According to the World Bank, not only in the hydrocarbon industry but in general in the economy of Ukraine in 2018, foreign investment is only 2% of GDP, which is very small.

    Why are foreigners interested in Ukraine’s subsoil?

    The interest of foreign companies in the Ukrainian subsoil became obvious after two large-scale projects to attract investors to develop 9 areas on land and one on the Black Sea shelf. The total area of the plots exceeds 20 thousand square meters. The results of the competition on the shelf will be announced no earlier than September. After the major foreign players left in 2015, new ones did not come due to the lack of an attractive investment climate, said Roman Opimakh, Executive Director of the Association of Gas Production Companies of Ukraine.

    "For many years, Ukraine had a monopoly of state-owned companies on oil and gas production, and there were practically no auctions for oil and gas subsoil. Moreover, hydrocarbon rent was extremely high. There was no access to the subsoil, regulatory environment, and regulatory systems were unstable, access to land was problematic, local authorities conducted situational blocking of work - these factors have created an unfavorable investment climate," the press service of one of Ukraine’s largest gas producing companies D Fuel and Naftogaz Energy Complex (they participate in a competition to conclude a PSA on Sofiivska and Zinkivska PSA blocks).



    Related: Ukrtransgaz claims low tariffs on gas transporting cause lack of funds


    The current competition for 9 gas areas is the first serious competition and an attempt to attract an investor, said Vadym Bodayev, the head of the American Sigma Bleyzer Foundation in Ukraine (together with Aspect Energy applied for a PSA competition on Varvynska Block).



    In recent years, Ukrainian authorities have done a lot of work to change the regulatory and investment environment in the field of gas production, Yulia Borzhemsk, manager of regulatory policy at DTEK Naftogaz, noted. “They have elaborated the special stabilization clause regarding the fixation of stimulating rents for the period from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2023,” she stated.

    What foreign companies claim to manage Ukrainian subsoil?

    Vermilion Energy, the Canadian company, claims for four out of nine development projects on land on a PSA basis. The stock is listed on New York and Toronto stock exchanges. According to Opimakh, the company's main business is concentrated in North America: the region accounts for 62% of Vermilion’s total production. The company operates in 10 more countries: seven of them are located in Europe: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia. Presented by Vermilion and in Australia. Its market capitalization is $ 5.5 billion. Revenue in 2018 is $ 1.25 billion, profit is $ 240 million. The company has experience in the extraction of traditional and unconventional gas deposits.

    Slovakian Nafta together with EPH, a vertically integrated energy-industrial holding, which owns 68% of the company (another 29% is owned by the state of Slovakia), also claims to Sofiyivska PSA Block. EPH is among the ten largest energy companies in Europe. The total installed capacity of generating facilities, including two NPPs located in Slovakia, exceeds 24.3 GW, and the annual production of electrical energy reaches 100.2 TWh.

    Pretending to Varvynska Block, Sigma Bleyzer is the largest private equity fund operating in the country with assets of over $ 1 billion. Its founder, Mikhail Bleyzer, emigrated to the United States in 1978, and from the 90s began to conduct business in Ukraine. The most successful and well-known project of Blazer is the creation of Volya Kabel telecommunication company, which has become the largest provider of television and the Internet. The fund withdrew from the project in 2007, selling the company at a price peak for about $ 300 million with an initial investment of $ 12 million. In total, Sigma Bleyzer invested up to 100 million euros in telecommunications. One of the co-investors was the EBRD.

    Who else wants to produce gas?

    Competition to foreign companies in the PSA competition consists of the largest Ukrainian gas producers. In particular, the company DTEK Naftogaz, which specializes in deep drilling (over 5 thousand meters). Since 2013, the company has increased its gas production in Ukraine three times. DTEK Naftogaz participates in tenders for Sofiyivska and Zinkivska PSA Blocks.

    Ukraine’s well-known gas producers Geo Alliance Group of Viktor Pinchuk (claims for Sofiyivska Block), Ukrnaftoburinnia of Igor Kolomoysky, Vitaliy Homutynnik, and Pavlo Fuks (claims for Rusanivska and Zinkivska PSA Blocks) also take part in the competition. Ukrnaftoburinnia also claims on the site “Dolphin,” located on the shelf. Semi-state enterprise Ukrnafta, co-owned by Kolomoysky, also takes part in the competition. Despite the difficult situation with tax debt and regulatory restrictions, the company increased production by 10.1% over 5 months of the current year, producing 481.5 million cubic meters of gas. Ukrnafta filed applications for Rusanivska and Sofiyivska PSA Blocks. Eurogas Ukraine is one of the participants, but there is no information about it, it claims for Zinkivska Block.



    Related: Naftogaz comments on Gazprom statements about direct gas supplies contract from Russia


    However, the biggest irritation among market participants is caused by Ukrgazdobuvannia, which, in addition to the four areas for which it claims together with Vermilion, has applied for five other areas on land. The claims of Ukrgazdobuvannia in all nine areas are not clear. This is not a private company. According to our information, at least 70 licenses that the company already has are not completely used.

    Unofficially, Ukrgazdobuvannia talked about some interests in developing f the shelf. In addition, another subsidiary of Naftogaz, Chornomornaftogaz company, has extensive experience in drilling on the shelf.

    Why does Ukraine need foreigners in its gas production?

    In such conditions, it is difficult to predict whether foreign investors will be able to win the battle, however. However, if at least one foreign investor concludes a real PSA in Ukraine, there will be many more advantages than disadvantages.



    Related: Gazprom: Ukraine will not have time to sign gas contract in 2019


    In particular, this will increase the attractiveness of Ukraine in the eyes of other foreign players, who are closely watching the development of the situation. It also activates the demand for services, and in fact, even the processes that occurred in the last 5 years in the country, gave a huge boost to the service market. Over the past three years, such players as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes GE, Weatherford, NOV, Bentec, Crosco, Honghua, National Oilwell Varco, Tacrom, Belarusneft have entered Ukraine over the past three years, Ukrgazdobuvannia press service reported.

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    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/ho...estors~1721640

    How Ukraine is the 'last frontier market' for investors
    The Ukraine Reform Conference brings together government and private sector stakeholders to assess the progress of democratic reforms in the region. Lenna Koszarny, CEO of Horizon Capital, a leading private equity firm in Ukraine, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss how the country is attracting investment.

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    https://smallcappower.com/top-storie...ocks-momentum/

    The Canadian oil and gas stocks we’ve identified with market caps under $1B have demonstrated strong price momentum of late
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    *Share prices as at close Tuesday, July 16, 2019, data obtained from S&P Capital IQ

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