Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. has successfully closed the previously announced $240 million joint venture partnership (the "Joint Venture") with TCA Energy Ltd. (TCA). TCA is a Canadian incorporated special purpose vehicle for Troika Resources Private Equity Fund which is based in Seoul, Korea and managed by KDB Bank, SK Energy and Samchully AMC.
Pursuant to the agreement forming the Joint Venture, Bellatrix and TCA will drill and develop lands in the Ferrier Cardium area of West Central Alberta, with the program to be completed by December 31, 2014. TCA will contribute $120 million, representing a 50% share, towards the capital program for the drilling of an expected 63 gross wells, and in exchange, will receive 35% of Bellatrix's working interest until payout (being recovery of TCA's capital investment plus a 15% internal rate of return) on the total program, and thereafter reverting to 25% of Bellatrix's working interest. As part of this agreement, TCA will be participating in 14 gross wells (as included in the total expected 63 gross well program) for wells that have been drilled since January 1, 2013, resulting in net proceeds of $16.7 million that was received by Bellatrix at closing.