WESTERN ENERGY SERVICES CORP. RELEASES FIRST QUARTER 2024 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

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WESTERN ENERGY SERVICES CORP. RELEASES FIRST QUARTER 2024 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

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CALGARY, AB, April 23, 2024 /CNW/ - Western Energy Services Corp. ("Western" or the "Company") (TSX: WRG) announces the release of its first quarter 2024 financial and operating results.  Additional information relating to the Company, including the Company's financial statements and management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") as at March 31, 2024 and for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 will be available on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca.  Non-International Financial Reporting Standards ("Non-IFRS") measures and ratios, such as Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue, revenue per Operating Day, revenue per Service Hour and Working Capital, as well as abbreviations and definitions for standard industry terms are defined later in this press release.  All amounts are denominated in Canadian dollars (CDN$) unless otherwise identified.

First Quarter 2024 Operating Results:

  • First quarter revenue decreased by $17.2 million (or 22%), to $62.0 million in 2024, as compared to $79.2 million in the first quarter of 2023. Contract drilling revenue totalled $39.6 million in the first quarter of 2024, which was $18.5 million (or 32%), lower than $58.1 million in the first quarter of 2023. Production services revenue was $22.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, an increase of $1.1 million (or 5%) as compared to $21.3 million in the same period of the prior year. In the first quarter of 2024, revenue was negatively impacted by lower activity in contract drilling in Canada and the US due to lower commodity prices in the first part of 2024, specifically natural gas prices, compared to the first quarter of 2023 as described below:
    • In Canada, Operating Days of 952 days in the first quarter of 2024 were 331 days (or 26%) lower compared to 1,283 days in the first quarter of 2023. Drilling rig utilization in Canada was 31% in the first quarter of 2024, compared to 42% in the same period of the prior year mainly due to customers cancelling or deferring their programs into the second half of 2024, as a result of lower natural gas prices in 2023 that continued into 2024. The Canadian Association of Energy Contractors ("CAOEC") industry Operating Days decreased 1% in the first quarter of 2024, compared to the first quarter of 2023, while the CAOEC industry average utilization increased five percentage points to 50%1 for the first quarter of 2024, compared to the CAOEC industry average utilization of 45% in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in the CAOEC industry average utilization is attributable to a 13% decrease in the average number of drilling rigs registered with the CAOEC in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the first quarter of 2023.  If the number of registered drilling rigs with the CAOEC had not decreased, the CAOEC industry average utilization in the first quarter of 2024 would have been 45%, consistent with the first quarter of 2023.  Revenue per Operating Day averaged $34,233 in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 3% compared to the same period of the prior year, mainly due to higher pricing;
    • In the United States ("US"), drilling rig utilization averaged 26% in the first quarter of 2024, compared to 45% in the first quarter of 2023, with Operating Days decreasing from 327 days in the first quarter of 2023 to 164 days in the first quarter of 2024 due to lower industry activity. Average active industry rigs of 6232 in the first quarter of 2024 were 18% lower compared to the first quarter of 2023. Revenue per Operating Day for the first quarter of 2024 averaged US$31,858, a 4% decrease compared to US$33,021 in the same period of the prior year, mainly due to higher standby revenue in 2023; and
    • In Canada, service rig utilization of 44% in the first quarter of 2024 was consistent with the same period of the prior year. Revenue per Service Hour averaged $1,058 in the first quarter of 2024 and was 3% higher than the first quarter of 2023, due to improved pricing and inflationary pressures on operating costs, including higher wages that are passed through to the customer, which were partially offset by lower fuel surcharges as more customers provided their own fuel.
  • The Company generated net income of $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2024 ($0.04 net income per basic common share) as compared to net income of $4.4 million in the same period in 2023 ($0.13 net income per basic common share). The change can mainly be attributed to a $0.7 million decrease in income tax expense, a $0.5 million decrease in stock based compensation expense, and a $0.3 million decrease in finance costs, which were partially offset by a $4.0 million decrease in Adjusted EBITDA, $0.2 million increase in depreciation expense due to property and equipment additions and a $0.2 million increase in other items. Administrative expenses in the first quarter of 2024 were $0.6 million higher than the first quarter of 2023, due to higher employee related costs including severance.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $15.2 million in the first quarter of 2024 was $4.0 million (or 21%) lower compared to $19.2 million in the first quarter of 2023. Adjusted EBITDA in 2024 was lower due to lower drilling revenue in Canada and the US, as well as lower pricing in the US, and inflationary pressures on all costs.
  • First quarter additions to property and equipment of $1.9 million in 2024 compared to $5.2 million in the first quarter of 2023, consisting of $0.6 million of expansion capital related to rig upgrades and $1.3 million of maintenance capital.
  • On March 22, 2024, the Company extended the maturity of its $35.0 million syndicated revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility") and its $10.0 million committed operating facility (the "Operating Facility" and together the "Credit Facilities") from May 18, 2025 to the earlier of (i) six months prior to the maturity date of the Second Lien Facility (as defined below) which is currently November 18, 2025, or (ii) March 21, 2027 if the Second Lien Facility is extended. The total commitments under the Credit Facilities are unchanged and there were no changes to the Company's financial covenants, where are described on page 8 of the Company's first quarter 2024 MD&A under "Liquidity and Capital Resources".

 1 Source: CAOEC, monthly Contractor Summary.
 2 Source: Baker Hughes Company, North America Rotary Rig Count.

Selected Financial Information








(stated in thousands, except share and per share amounts)








                   Three months ended March 31


Financial Highlights





2024

2023

        Change


Revenue





61,982

79,239

(22 %)


Adjusted EBITDA(1)





15,219

19,196

(21 %)


Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue(1)





25 %

24 %

4 %


Cash flow from operating activities





7,802

6,445

21 %


Additions to property and equipment





1,902

5,165

(63 %)


Net income





1,455

4,421

(67 %)


   – basic and diluted net income per share





0.04

0.13

(69 %)


Weighted average number of shares









   – basic





33,843,015

33,841,323

-


   – diluted





33,843,015

33,843,048

-


Outstanding common shares as at period end





33,843,015

33,841,324

-


(1)      See "Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios" included in this press release.





                                             Three months ended March 31

Operating Highlights(2)




2024

2023

      Change

Contract Drilling










Canadian Operations:










Contract drilling rig fleet:










   – Average active rig count







10.5

14.3


(27 %)

Operating Days







952

1,283


(26 %)

Revenue per Operating Day(3)







34,233

33,275


3 %

Drilling rig utilization







31 %

42 %


(26 %)

CAOEC industry average utilization – Operating Days(4)







50 %

45 %


11 %

Average meters drilled per well







7,897

6,261


26 %

Average Operating Days per well







13.5

13.2


2 %











United States Operations:










Contract drilling rig fleet:











   – Average active rig count







1.8

3.6


(50 %)

Operating Days







164

327


(50 %)

Revenue per Operating Day (US$)(3)







31,858

33,021


(4 %)

Drilling rig utilization







26 %

45 %


(42 %)

Average meters drilled per well







6,048

3,516


72 %

Average Operating Days per well







16.2

14.4


13 %











Production Services










Well servicing rig fleet:











   – Average active rig count







28.3

28.0


1 %

Service Hours







18,399

18,253


1 %

Revenue per Service Hour(3)







1,058

1,032


3 %

Service rig utilization







44 %

44 %


-

(2)      See "Defined Terms" included in this press release.

(3)      See "Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios" included in this press release.

(4)      Source:  The CAOEC monthly Contractor Summary.  The CAOEC industry average is based on Operating Days divided by total available days. From March 31, 2023 to March 31, 2024, there were 55 drilling rigs deregistered with the CAOEC, which resulted in higher industry average utilization in the first quarter of 2024.

Financial Position at (stated in thousands)

          March 31, 2024


December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

Working capital(1)

29,423


20,125

21,923

Total assets

441,781


442,933

475,708

Long term debt – non current portion

111,109


111,174

126,527

(1)      See "Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios" included in this press release.

Business Overview

Western is an energy services company that provides contract drilling services in Canada and in the US and production services in Canada through its various divisions, its subsidiary, and its first nations relationships.

Contract Drilling

Western markets a fleet of 41 drilling rigs specifically suited for drilling complex horizontal wells across Canada and the US.  Western is currently the fourth largest drilling contractor in Canada, based on the CAOEC registered drilling rigs3

Western's marketed and owned contract drilling rig fleets are comprised of the following:


As at March 31


2024


2023

Rig class(1)

       Canada

          US

    Total


 Canada

        US

     Total

Cardium

11

-

11


11

1

12

Montney

18

1

19


18

1

19

Duvernay

5

6

11


5

6

11

Total marketed drilling rigs(2)

34

7

41


34

8

42

Total owned drilling rigs

48

7

55


48

8

56

(1)      See "Contract Drilling Rig Classifications" included in this press release.

(2)      Source: CAOEC Contractor Summary as at April 23, 2024.

Production Services

Production services provides well servicing and oilfield equipment rentals in Canada. Western operates 63 well servicing rigs and is the second largest well servicing company in Canada based on CAOEC registered well servicing rigs4.

Western's well servicing rig fleet is comprised of the following:

Owned well servicing rigs

               As at March 31

Mast type

2024

2023

Single

28

30

Double

27

27

Slant

8

8

Total owned well servicing rigs

63

65

Business Environment

Crude oil and natural gas prices impact the cash flow of Western's customers, which in turn impacts the demand for Western's services.  The following table summarizes average crude oil and natural gas prices, as well as average foreign exchange rates, for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023.



                   Three months ended March 31





2024

2023

   Change

Average crude oil and natural gas prices(1)(2)







Crude Oil








West Texas Intermediate (US$/bbl)




76.96

76.13

1 %

Western Canadian Select (CDN$/bbl)




77.81

74.55

4 %








Natural Gas







30 day Spot AECO (CDN$/mcf)




2.26

3.35

(33 %)








Average foreign exchange rates(2)







US dollar to Canadian dollar




1.35

1.35

-

(1)      See "Abbreviations" included in this press release.

(2)      Source: Sproule March 31, 2024, Price Forecast, Historical Prices.







3  Source: CAOEC Drilling Contractor Summary as at April 23, 2024.
4  Source: CAOEC Well Servicing Fleet List as at April 23, 2024.

West Texas Intermediate on average increased by 1% for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to the same period in the prior year.  Pricing on Western Canadian Select crude oil increased by 4% for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to the same period in the prior year.  In 2024, crude oil prices improved slightly due to tighter crude oil supplies resulting from OPEC production cuts and ongoing geopolitical conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.  However, natural gas prices in Canada declined in 2024 due to lower demand, as the 30-day spot AECO price decreased by 33% for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to the same period of the prior year.  Additionally, the US dollar to the Canadian dollar foreign exchange rate for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was consistent with the same period in the prior year.

Despite similar commodity prices in the first quarter of 2024 in both the US and Canada, industry drilling activity weakened in the US.  As reported by Baker Hughes Company5, the number of active drilling rigs in the US decreased by approximately 18% to 621 rigs as at March 31, 2024, as compared to 755 rigs at March 31, 2023 and averaged 623 rigs during the first quarter of 2024, compared to 760 rigs in the first quarter of 2023.  In Canada there were 146 active rigs in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin ("WSCB") at March 31, 2024, compared to 140 active rigs as at March 31, 2023, representing an increase of approximately 4%, however the CAOEC6 reported that for drilling in Canada, the total number of Operating Days in the WCSB for the three months ended March 31, 2024, were 1% lower than the same period in the prior year.

Outlook

In 2024, commodity prices are being impacted in the short term by concerns surrounding demand from continued uncertainty concerning the ongoing war in Ukraine and by the conflict in the Middle East.  Events such as these contribute to the volatility of commodity prices.  The precise duration and extent of the adverse impacts of the current macroeconomic environment and global economic activity on Western's customers and operations remains uncertain at this time.  Additionally, the threatened shutdown and relocation of a portion of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline and the recent challenge of the Blueberry River First Nations agreement in British Columbia by the Treaty 8 nations have contributed to continued uncertainty regarding takeaway capacity and resource development.  However, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, as of the date of this press release, is complete with an anticipated in-service date of May 2024.  The Trans Mountain pipeline project, the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which is mechanically complete and expected to be online in 2025, and the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia, now more than 85% complete and expected to be online in 2025, may contribute to increased industry activity.  Controlling fixed costs, maintaining balance sheet strength and flexibility, repaying debt and managing through a volatile market are priorities for the Company, as prices and demand for Western's services are expected to continue to improve.

As previously announced, Western's board of directors has approved a capital budget for 2024 of $23 million, comprised of $8 million of expansion capital and $15 million of maintenance capital.  Western will continue to manage its costs in a disciplined manner and make required adjustments to its capital program as customer demand changes.  Currently, 12 of Western's drilling rigs and 9 of Western's well servicing rigs are operating.

As at March 31, 2024, Western had $3.6 million drawn on its Credit Facilities and $5.6 million outstanding on its committed term non revolving facility (the "HSBC Facility"), which matures on December 31, 2026.  As at March 31, 2024, Western had $99.1 million outstanding on its second lien secured term loan with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (the "Second Lien Facility"), which matures on May 18, 2026.  Western will continue to focus its efforts on debt reduction in 2024.

Energy service activity in Canada will be affected by volatile commodity prices, the continued development of resource plays in Alberta and northeast British Columbia, ongoing pipeline completions that will increase takeaway capacity, environmental regulations, and the level of investment in Canada.  With Western's upgraded drilling rigs, the Company is well positioned to be the contractor of choice to supply drilling rigs in a tightening market.  Western is also active with three fit for purpose drilling rigs in the Clearwater formation in northern Alberta.  In the short term, the largest challenges facing the energy service industry are volatile commodity prices and the restrained growth in customer drilling activity due to their continuing preference to return cash to shareholders through share buybacks, increased dividends and repayment of debt, rather than grow production.  If commodity prices stabilize for an extended period, then as customers strengthen their balance sheets by reducing debt levels, we expect that drilling activity will increase.  In the medium term, Western's rig fleet is well positioned to benefit from the increased drilling and production services activity generated by the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.  The total rig fleet in the WCSB has decreased from 440 drilling rigs at March 31, 2023 to 384 drilling rigs as of April 23, 2024, representing a decrease of 56 drilling rigs, or 13%, which reduces the supply of drilling rigs for such projects.  Western is an experienced deep horizontal driller in Canada, with an average well length of 7,897 meters drilled per well and an average of 13.5 operating days to drill per well for the three months ended March 31, 2024.  It remains Western's view that its upgraded drilling rigs and modern well servicing rigs, reputation for quality and capacity of the Company's rig fleet, and disciplined cash management provides Western with a competitive advantage.

5  Source: Baker Hughes Company, 2024 Rig Count monthly press releases.
6  Source: CAOEC, monthly Contractor Summary.

Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios

Western uses certain financial measures in this press release which do not have any standardized meaning as prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").  These measures and ratios, which are derived from information reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other reporting issuers.  These measures and ratios have been described and presented in this press release to provide shareholders and potential investors with additional information regarding the Company.  The non-IFRS measures and ratios used in this press release are identified and defined as follows:

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a Percentage of Revenue

Adjusted earnings before interest and finance costs, taxes, depreciation and amortization, other non-cash items and one-time gains and losses ("Adjusted EBITDA") is a useful non-GAAP financial measure as it is used by management and other stakeholders, including current and potential investors, to analyze the Company's principal business activities prior to consideration of how Western's activities are financed and the impact of foreign exchange, income taxes and depreciation.  Adjusted EBITDA provides an indication of the results generated by the Company's principal operating segments, which assists management in monitoring current and forecasting future operations, as certain non-core items such as interest and finance costs, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash items and one-time gains and losses are removed.  The closest IFRS measure would be net income for consolidated results.

Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue is a non-IFRS financial ratio which is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by revenue for the relevant period.  Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue is a useful financial measure as it is used by management and other stakeholders, including current and potential investors, to analyze the profitability of the Company's principal operating segments.

The following table provides a reconciliation of net income, as disclosed in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income, to Adjusted EBITDA:



Three months ended March 31

(stated in thousands)



2024

2023

Net income



1,455

4,421

Income tax expense



528

1,167

Income before income taxes



1,983

5,588

Add (deduct):





  Depreciation



10,523

10,296

  Stock based compensation



437

876

  Finance costs



2,656

3,042

  Other items



(380)

(606)

Adjusted EBITDA



15,219

19,196








Revenue per Operating Day

This non-IFRS measure is calculated as drilling revenue for both Canada and the US respectively, divided by Operating Days in Canada and the US respectively. This calculation represents the average day rate by country, charged to Western's customers.

Revenue per Service Hour

This non-IFRS measure is calculated as well servicing revenue divided by Service Hours.  This calculation represents the average hourly rate charged to Western's customers.

Working Capital

This non-IFRS measure is calculated as current assets less current liabilities as disclosed in the Company's consolidated financial statements.

Defined Terms

Average active rig count (contract drilling): Calculated as drilling rig utilization multiplied by the average number of drilling rigs in the Company's fleet for the period.

Average active rig count (production services): Calculated as service rig utilization multiplied by the average number of service rigs in the Company's fleet for the period.

Average meters drilled per well: Defined as total meters drilled divided by the number of wells completed in the period.

Average Operating Days per well: Defined as total Operating Days divided by the number of wells completed in the period.

Drilling rig utilization:  Calculated based on Operating Days divided by total available days.

Operating Days:  Defined as contract drilling days, calculated on a spud to rig release basis.

Service Hours:  Defined as well servicing hours completed.

Service rig utilization:  Calculated as total Service Hours divided by 217 hours per month per rig multiplied by the average rig count for the period as defined by the CAOEC industry standard.

Contract Drilling Rig Classifications

Cardium class rig: Defined as any contract drilling rig which has a total hookload less than or equal to 399,999 lbs (or 177,999 daN). 

Montney class rig: Defined as any contract drilling rig which has a total hookload between 400,000 lbs (or 178,000 daN) and 499,999 lbs (or 221,999 daN).

Duvernay class rig: Defined as any contract drilling rig which has a total hookload equal to or greater than 500,000 lbs (or 222,000 daN).

Abbreviations

  • Barrel ("bbl");
  • Canadian Association of Energy Contractors ("CAOEC");
  • DecaNewton ("daN");
  • International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS");
  • Pounds ("lbs");
  • Thousand cubic feet ("mcf"); and
  • Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin ("WCSB").

Forward-Looking Statements and Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, as well as other information based on Western's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions based on information available as of the date hereof.  All information and statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature constitute forward-looking information, and words and phrases such as "may", "will", "should", "could", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "plan", "predict", "potential", "continue", or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking information.  Such information represents the Company's internal projections, estimates or beliefs concerning, among other things, an outlook on the estimated amounts and timing of additions to property and equipment, anticipated future debt levels and revenues or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance.  This forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information.

In particular, forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to: the business of Western; industry, market and economic conditions and any anticipated effects on Western; commodity pricing; the future demand for the Company's services and equipment; the effect of inflation and commodity prices on energy service activity; expectations with respect to customer spending; the completion and success of Western's drilling rig upgrade program; the potential continued impact of the current conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East on crude oil prices; the Company's capital budget for 2024, including the allocation of such budget; Western's plans for managing its capital program; the energy service industry and global economic activity; expectations with respect to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, including the impact of construction delays and other challenges; the potential shutdown and relocation of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline; expectations with respect to the Coastal GasLink pipeline project and LNG Canada facility; the impact of the recent challenge to the Blueberry River First Nations decision by the Treaty 8 nations; the development of Alberta and British Columbia resource plays; expectations relating to the increase in takeaway capacity resulting from ongoing pipeline completions; challenges facing the energy service industry; the Company's focus on debt reduction; expectations with respect to increased drilling activity; and the Company's ability to maintain a competitive advantage, including the factors and practices anticipated to produce and sustain such advantage.

The material assumptions that could cause results or events to differ from current expectations reflected in the forward-looking information in this press release include, but are not limited to: demand levels and pricing for oilfield services; demand for crude oil and natural gas and the price and volatility of crude oil and natural gas; pressures on commodity pricing; the impact of inflation; the continued business relationships between the Company and its significant customers; crude oil transport, pipeline and LNG export facility approval and development; that all required regulatory and environmental approvals can be obtained on the necessary terms and in a timely manner, as required by the Company; liquidity and the Company's ability to finance its operations; the effectiveness of the Company's cost structure and capital budget; the effects of seasonal and weather conditions on operations and facilities; the competitive environment to which the various business segments are, or may be, exposed in all aspects of their business and the Company's competitive position therein; the ability of the Company's various business segments to access equipment (including spare parts and new technologies); global economic conditions and the accuracy of the Company's market outlook expectations for 2024 and in the future; the impact, direct and indirect, of epidemics, pandemics, other public health crisis and geopolitical events, including the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East on Western's business, customers, business partners, employees, supply chain, other stakeholders and the overall economy; changes in laws or regulations; currency exchange fluctuations; the ability of the Company to attract and retain skilled labour and qualified management; the ability to retain and attract significant customers; the ability to maintain a satisfactory safety record; that any required commercial agreements can be reached; that there are no unforeseen events preventing the performance of contracts and general business, economic and market conditions.

Although Western believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based on are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information as Western cannot give any assurance that such will prove to be correct.  By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks.  These include, but are not limited to, volatility in market prices for crude oil and natural gas and the effect of this volatility on the demand for oilfield services generally; reduced exploration and development activities by customers and the effect of such reduced activities on Western's services and products; political, industry, market, economic, and environmental conditions in Canada, the US and globally; supply and demand for oilfield services relating to contract drilling, well servicing and oilfield rental equipment services; the proximity, capacity and accessibility of crude oil and natural gas pipelines and processing facilities; liabilities and risks inherent in oil and natural gas operations, including environmental liabilities and risks; changes to laws, regulations and policies; the ongoing geopolitical events in Eastern Europe and the Middle East and the duration and impact thereof; fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates; failure of counterparties to perform or comply with their obligations under contracts; regional competition and the increase in new or upgraded rigs; the Company's ability to attract and retain skilled labour; Western's ability to obtain debt or equity financing and to fund capital operating and other expenditures and obligations; the potential need to issue additional debt or equity and the potential resulting dilution of shareholders; uncertainties in weather and temperature affecting the duration of the service periods and the activities that can be completed; the Company's ability to comply with the covenants under the Credit Facilities, HSBC Facility and the Second Lien Facility and the restrictions on its operations and activities if it is not compliant with such covenants; Western's ability to protect itself from "cyber-attacks" which could compromise its information systems and critical infrastructure; disruptions to global supply chains; and other general industry, economic, market and business conditions.  Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks, uncertainties and assumptions are not exhaustive.  Additional information on these and other risk factors that could affect Western's operations and financial results are discussed under the headings "Risk Factors" in Western's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2023, which is available under the Company's SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca

The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Western does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements and information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.  Any forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

SOURCE Western Energy Services Corp.

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