updated 3/15/2011 8:16:27 AM ET 2011-03-15T12:16:27

BILLINGS, Mont., March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc. (AMEX:VOG), announces strong acreage positions, oil and gas production and revenue growth for full year 2010. For the year, the Company reported oil and gas revenues of $942,840. Fourth quarter revenues were $493,000, representing sequential growth of 85.7% over the third quarter revenue figure of $265,000. Second to third quarter sequential revenue growth was 63.2%.

2010 Highlights:

  • Established production from 7 gross (0.74 net) wells in which it holds working interests. Production at December 31, 2010 approximated 120 barrels of oil per day.
     
  • Drilled with a 100% success rate in 2010 with 18 Bakken and Three Forks wells completed or completing.  The Company also had one successful Niobrara discovery at December 31, 2010.
      
  • Purchased oil, gas and mineral leases totaling approximately 15,000 net mineral acres for an average of $650 per acre.
     
  • Entered into an exploration and development agreement with Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. to develop Slawson's 48,000 net acres in the Denver-Julesberg Basin Niobrara Formation in Weld County, Colorado. Slawson has set surface casing for 22 wells that it expects to drill in 2011. Voyager purchased a 50% working interest in the approximately 48,000 acre block for $7.5 million and will participate on a heads-up basis on all wells drilled, as well as participate for its proportionate working interest in all additional acreage acquired in an area of mutual interest consisting of Weld and Laramie Counties.
     
  • Had a cash balance of $11,358,520 at year-end.

Subsequent Events:

  • Voyager Oil & Gas was approved for listing on the NYSE Amex stock exchange under the symbol "VOG." Voyager's common stock was previously traded on the OTCBB.
     
  • On February 8, 2011, the Company completed a private placement to accredited investors of 12,500,000 shares of common stock for net proceeds of $46.6 million. The Company also issued 6,250,000 warrants to subscribers of the private placement concurrently with the sale of shares, with an exercise price of $7.10, and a five year term from the date of the closing.

During the year ended December 31st, 2010, the Company reported oil production of 13,198 barrels and natural gas production of 3,489 McF for a total of 13,780 in barrel of oil equivalent. For the year, the average sales price of oil was $70.26 per barrel and natural gas was $4.44 per McF. This compares very favorably to the average production cost for oil of $9.87 per barrel and $0.21 per McF for natural gas. As of year-end 2010, the Company has seven gross wells and 0.74 net wells in which it holds working interests. 

J.R. Reger, CEO commented: "2010 was an excellent first year for Voyager. We have achieved some significant milestones during the year, and look forward to continued strength and growth into 2011 and beyond. We will continue to focus on exploring for and developing oil with the leases that we control as well as continue to expand our acreage positions. In 2011 we expect to drill approximately six net Bakken/Three Forks wells, a minimum of six net Niobrara wells and we expect to continue our aggressive acreage expansion. Thanks to a strong balance sheet and proven operating strategy, we believe that we are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace as they develop." 

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About Voyager Oil & Gas

Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc. is an exploration and production company based in Billings, Montana. Voyager's primary focus is oil shale resource prospects in the continental United States. Voyager currently controls approximately 138,000 net acres in the following five primary prospect areas:

  • 24,000 core net acres targeting the Bakken/Three Forks in North Dakota and Montana;
  • 14,200 net acres targeting the Niobrara formation in Colorado and Wyoming;
  • 800 net acres targeting a specific Red River prospect in Montana;
  • 33,500 net acres in a joint venture targeting the Heath Shale formation in Musselshell, Petroleum, Garfield and Fergus Counties of Montana; and
  • 65,000 net acres in a joint venture in the Tiger Ridge gas field in Blaine, Hill and Chouteau Counties of Montana.

For additional information on Voyager Oil & Gas visit the Company's new website at: http://www.voyageroil.com/

SAFE HARBOR

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this report, such as statements regarding our future expectations to drill additional wells and that we will continue our aggressive acreage expansion are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions about future events and involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Important factors (many of which are beyond our control) could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including those described in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date hereof. Voyager undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in Voyager's expectations.

VOYAGER OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
DECEMBER 31, 2010 AND 2009
 
ASSETS
   December 31,
  2010 2009
CURRENT ASSETS    
Cash and Cash Equivalents $11,358,520 $ 691,263
Trade Receivables 295,821 --
Short Term Investments 242,070 275,151
Prepaid Drilling Costs 493,660 --
Prepaid Expenses 85,988 --
Restricted Cash 51,000 --
Other Current Assets 1,465 7,781
Total Current Assets 12,528,524 974,195
     
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT    
Oil and Natural Gas Properties, Full Cost Method    
Proved Properties 6,700,438 --
Unproved Properties 31,176,109 4,477,236
Other Property and Equipment 18,346 17,748
Total Property and Equipment 37,894,893 4,494,984
Less - Accumulated Depreciation and Depletion (1,927,991) (30)
Total Property and Equipment, Net 35,966,902 4,494,954
     
Total Assets $48,495,426 $5,469,149
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES    
Accounts Payable $ 537,757 $ 30,712
Accrued Expenses 188,923 5,833
Operating Lease Reserve 200,756 --
Senior Secured Promissory Notes 14,836,644 --
Total Current Liabilities 15,764,080 36,545
     
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES    
Other Noncurrent Liabilities 10,522 --
     
Total Liabilities 15,774,602 36,545
     
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Preferred Stock - Par Value $.001; 20,000,000 Shares Authorized; None Issued or Outstanding -- --
Common Stock, Par Value $.001; 100,000,000 Authorized, 45,344,431Outstanding (12/31/2009 – 18,339,408 Shares Outstanding) 45,344 18,339
Additional Paid-In Capital 39,204,507 7,668,237
Accumulated Deficit (6,529,027) (2,260,458)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) -- 6,486
Total Stockholders' Equity 32,720,824 5,432,604
     
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $48,495,426 $5,469,149
   
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.  
 
 
VOYAGER OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010, AND 2009 AND THE PERIOD
FROM INCEPTION (APRIL 18, 2008) THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008
 
  Year Ended December 31,
  2010 2009
REVENUES    
Oil and Gas Sales $  942,840 $ --
     
OPERATING EXPENSES    
Production Expenses 26,686 --
Production Taxes 102,743 --
General and Administrative Expense 1,778,161 2,308,199
Depletion of Oil and Gas Properties 547,844 --
Impairment of Oil and Gas Properties 1,377,188 --
Depreciation and Amortization 2,929 30
Accretion of Discount on Asset Retirement Obligations 358 --
Total Expenses 3,835,909 2,308,229
     
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (2,893,069) (2,308,229)
     
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)    
Merger Costs (735,942) --
Interest Expense (629,026) --
Other Income (Expense) 54,708 31,037
Total Other Income (Expense) (1,310,260) 31,037
     
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES (4,203,329) (2,277,192)
     
INCOME TAX PROVISION 65,240 --
     
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ (4,268,569) $ (2,277,192)
     
Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share – Basic and Diluted $ (0.11) $ (0.14)
     
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding – Basic and Diluted 38,038,591 15,768,998
     
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.    
 
 
VOYAGER OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010 AND 2009 AND THE PERIOD
FROM INCEPTION (APRIL 18, 2008) THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008
 
  Year Ended December 31,
  2010 2009
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net Income (Loss) $ (4,268,569) $ (2,277,192)
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Net Cash Provided by (Used for) Operating Activities    
Depletion of Oil and Gas Properties 547,844 --
Impairment of Oil and Gas Properties 1,377,188 --
Depreciation and Amortization 2,929 30
Amortization of Premium on Bonds 46,448  
Amortization of Loan Discount 61,664  
Loss on Disposal of Property and Equipment 34,305  
Accretion of Discount on Asset Retirement Obligations 358 --
Cash Paid for Income Taxes -- --
Gain on Sale of Available for Sale Securities (1,520) (14,803)
Share – Based Compensation Expense 882,804 2,244,504
Changes in Working Capital and Other Items:    
Increase in Trade Receivables  (295,821) --
Decrease in Restricted Cash 99,000 --
Decrease in Prepaid Expenses 9,821 --
Decrease (Increase) in Other Current Assets 89,529 (7,781)
Increase in Accounts Payable 411,469 30,712
Increase (Decrease) in Accrued Expenses 121,327 (631)
Decrease in Operating Lease Reserve (284,410) --
Net Cash Provided by (Used For) Operating Activities (1,165,634) (25,161)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES    
Cash Received from Merger Agreement 17,413,845 --
Cash Received on Note Receivable 500,000 --
Purchases of Other Property and Equipment (598) (17,748)
Prepaid Drilling Costs (493,660) --
Purchase of Available for Sale Securities -- (569,321)
Proceeds from Sales of Available for Sale Securities 9,769,881 315,459
Acquisition of Oil and Gas Properties (30,934,671) (3,604,861)
Net Cash Used For Investing Activities (3,745,203) (3,876,471)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock - Net of Issuance Costs 779,240 2,817,472
Proceeds from Issuance of Senior Secured Promissory Notes 14,775,000 --
Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Options 23,854 --
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities 15,578,094 2,817,472
     
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 10,667,257 (1,084,160)
     
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – BEGINNING OF PERIOD 691,263 1,775,423
     
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS – END OF PERIOD $ 11,358,520 $ 691,263
     
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information    
Cash Paid During the Period for Interest $ 380,933 $ --
Cash Paid During the Period for Income Taxes $ 65,240 $ --
     
Non-Cash Financing and Investing Activities:    
Purchase of Oil and Gas Properties Paid Subsequent to Period End $ 95,576 $ --
Purchase of Oil and Gas Properties through Issuance of Common Stock $ 2,358,900 $ --
Payment of Capital Raise Costs with Issuance of Common Stock $ -- $ 171,771
Fair Value of Warrants and Options Granted as Compensation $ 653,300 $ 2,076,841
Payment of Compensation through Issuance of Common Stock $  229,504 $ 130,688
Payment of Consulting Fees through Issuance of Common Stock $ -- $ 36,975
Available for Sale Securities Received from Merger $ 9,795,238 $ --
Capitalized Asset Retirement Obligations $ 10,164 $ --
     
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.    
CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
         The WSR Group
         Gerald Kieft
         772-219-7525
         http://www.wallstreetresources.net/voyager.asp

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