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forward looking statement
Forward-Looking Statement

This presentation includes forward-looking statements made in reliance on the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on Whittier's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include (i) risks inherent in the exploration for and development and production of oil and gas and in estimating reserves, (ii) the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, (iii) the ability to replace reserves, (iv) unexpected future capital expenditures, (v) general economic conditions, (vi) oil and gas price volatility, (vii) the success of our risk management activities, (viii) competition, (ix) regulatory changes, (x) the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals and (xi) other factors discussed in Whittier's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Whittier assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

cautionary note to u s investors
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this presentation, such as "Potential Reserve Range," that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 10-KSB, File No. 000-30598, as amended, available from us at Whittier Energy Corporation - Investor Relations and Company Information, 333 Clay Street, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas, 77002. You also may obtain this information at the SEC's public reference room, located at 450 Fifth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. This filing is also available at the internet website maintained by SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

corporate information


Corporate Information
  • OTCBB: WHIT, 52-week H/L $2.35 /$1.10; 5,545 daily trading volume
  • Primary shares outstanding: 11,523,402
  • Enterprise value: $ 29.9 million (December 31, 2004)
  • Long-term debt: $9.7 million
  • 3Q EBITDA: $1.3 million
  • Reserves Status: 90% proved developed*
  • R/P Ratio: 9.5
  • Current net daily production: 1,100 Boepd



Reserves, Boe

Production, Boe



220 MBoe



2,750 MBoe


*2003 year-end reserves rolled forward to September 30, 2004, plus 2004 acquisitions of Cut Off field, three South Texas properties and discoveries year to date

company history and overview
Company History and Overview
  • Whittier family has been active in the California oil industry since late 1800s
    • Participated in discovery and development of several major California fields
    • Notable transactions:
      • 1979 sale of Belridge Oil Co. to Shell ($3.67 billion)
      • 1998 sale to Seneca Energy ($152 million)
  • Whittier Energy Company incorporated in 1991
    • Contributed South Texas royalty and non-operated working interests
    • Mandate to grow asset base by reinvesting cash flow
  • Whittier Energy initiated aggressive growth phase in 2002
    • Began acquiring operated properties
    • Used leverage with a revolving line of credit
    • Went public via reverse merger in September 2003
    • Raised $2.4 million in new equity in June, 2004
    • Whittier group reduced ownership to approximately79% of outstanding stock
management team
Management Team

Experienced management team with a significant stake in the company

Bryce W. Rhodes

President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 25 years of energy industry experience
  • Former V.P. and investment manager - Whittier Energy
  • Director of PYR Energy Corp. since 1999
  • Education: MBA – Stanford Univ.; BA Geology, BA Biology – UC Santa Cruz
  • Former Managing Director of Acquisition and Divestitures and Director for Torch Energy Advisors
  • Former manager of acquisitions and divestitures for Apache Corp.
  • Over 17 years of energy industry experience
  • Education: MS Mineral Econ - Colorado School of Mines; BS Pet Eng - UT Austin

Daniel H. Silverman

V.P. & Chief Operating Officer

  • Over 12 years of financial accounting experience
  • Former V.P. and CFO of Chaparral Resources, Inc.
  • Significant public company experience
  • Education: MPA – UT Austin; BBA - UT Austin

Michael B. Young, CPA

V.P. & Chief Financial Officer

business plan
Business Plan
  • Acquire Gulf Coast producing properties and explore in Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, Rockies and California
    • Regions offer low-risk property acquisitions and impactive

exploration and exploitation opportunities

  • Maintain a disciplined portfolio investment approach
    • Continuously review acquisition and exploration opportunities
    • Allocate 70% to acquisitions and 30% to exploitation/exploration projects
    • Divest under-performing and non-core assets
  • Target impactive acquisitions
    • Detailed technical analysis to define opportunities
    • Focus on niche of transactions less than $10 MM
    • Exploitation with exploration upside
    • Reduce operating costs
  • Create sustainable per share growth in value
    • Goal: Attain at least $100 MM Enterprise Value (EV) in 3-5 years
    • Monetize value at appropriate time
achievements from 1 1 02 through 9 30 04
Achievements from 1/1/02 through 9/30/04
  • Accelerated Growth
    • Went public with reverse merger (September 2003)
    • Acquired 8 operated producing properties in Texas and Louisiana, including:
      • Cut Off Field in Louisiana - $2 million (April 2004 & August 2004)
      • Three South Texas gas fields - $7.5 million (June 2004)
    • Proforma 9/30/04 proved reserves: up over 900% to 2.750 MMBoe
    • 3rd Quarter 2004 total assets: up over 350% to $25.6 MM
    • Proforma average finding and development costs: approx. $6.20/Boe
  • Current Production (November 15, 2004)
    • Gross operated: Grew from no operations to 1,367 Boepd
    • Total company net: Grew 600% from 180 Boepd to 1,100 Boepd
  • Reached Enterprise Value of $29.9 million (December 31, 2004)
rincon energy partners llc
Rincon Energy Partners, LLC
  • 10% interest in Rincon Energy Partners, LLC
  • Rincon Energy LLC – Managing Member
    • Consulting G&G and Prospect Generation Group
    • 3D data set – 4600 Sq. Miles
    • In-house seismic re-processing and AVO analysis
  • Prospect sales – Fees, Orri’s, Carried & Working Interests
  • Completing 1st partnership well in Ventura Basin, California
  • Seven additional prospects to be drilled in 2005
  • Numerous prospects in various stages of development
  • Consultant to Whittier

Our Properties

Lost Dome

Greater Mayfield

Beaver Dam




Big Wells


Bonnie View

Cut Off


Tom Lyne

Scott & Hopper

N. Rincon

operated properties texas
Big Wells, 100% WI

15 wells; 170 Bopd and 40 Mcfd*

Producing zones: San Miguel

Bonnie View, 71% WI

4 wells; 130 Bopd and 500 Mcfd*

Producing zone: Frio

Scott & Hopper, 68% WI

2 wells; 550 Mcfd and 10 Bcpd*

Producing zone: Vicksburg

2 PUD; 2 probable locations

Tom Lyne, 73% WI

3 wells; 700 Mcfd and 11 Bcpd*

Producing zones: Queen City, Wilcox

1 PUD; 1 probable location

North Rincon, 98% WI

1 well; 500 Mcfd and 2 Bcpd*

Producing zones: Frio, Vicksburg

4 probable locations

Operated PropertiesTexas


Big Wells

Bonnie View

Tom Lyne

Scott & Hopper

N. Rincon

* Gross production as of November 15, 2004

north rincon field overview lower vicksburg
North Rincon Field Overview – Lower Vicksburg

8,000’ test offsetting successful wells NE of the field

Low Proven Gas

204 MMCF

Since 2001

882 MMCF

Since 2001


576 MMCF

Since 1996


141 MMCF

Since 1995

Lower Vicksburg

Prospect Loc.

north rincon field overview frio formation
North Rincon Field Overview – Frio Formation

Fluvial channels are the primary Frio targets at approximately 3000’ – 5000’.

operated properties louisiana
Operated PropertiesLouisiana
  • Beaver Dam Creek, 89% WI
    • 6 wells; 255 Bopd and 130 Mcfd*
    • Producing zone: Tuscaloosa
    • Potential sidetrack opportunity: 300 -500 Mbbls possible
  • Rayne, 33% WI
    • 3 wells; 35 Bopd and 750 Mcfd*
    • Producing zone: Frio
    • 12,500’ 3D prospect: 0.5 -1.5 Mmbbl target
  • Cut Off, 87% WI
    • 4 wells; 185 Bopd and 150 Mcfd*
    • Producing zone: Frio
    • Potential updip oil prospect: 300 Mbbls
    • Re-entry gas prospect: 1- 4 Bcf

Beaver Dam Creek


Cut Off

* Gross production as of November 15, 2004

iberia dome amber prospect amber sand depth structure
Iberia Dome – Amber ProspectAmber Sand Depth Structure

100 acre trap outline

Texaco Burleigh #1

Amber Sand Trap

Proposed OOWC ~150’ above HKW

Seismic Up-dip Sand Zero-edge

iberia dome amber prospect marg a net oil sand isopach
Iberia Dome - Amber ProspectMarg A Net Oil Sand Isopach

Marg A Sands zero-edge (seismic)

82 acre trap outline

Marg A Net Oil Sand Isopach

30% net-to-gross through Marg A Interval

Proposed OOWC ~100’ above HKW

Seismic Up-dip Sand Zero-edge

Marg A Interval

non operated properties wyoming oklahoma texas


Non-Operated PropertiesWyoming / Oklahoma / Texas
  • Lost Dome Unit, 18.75% WI
    • Operator: Breitburn Energy
    • 6 wells; 336 Bopd gross; 50 Bopd net
    • Producing zone: Tensleep
    • Full cycle project
  • Greater Mayfield Area, <1% WI
    • Operator: Chesapeake Energy
    • 14 wells; 180 Mmcfd gross; .9 Mmcfd net (10/04)
    • 4 wells drilling or completing
    • Producing zones: Atoka, Morrow, Springer, Hunton
    • Full cycle project
  • Hamel Field, 22.5 % WI
    • Operator: Prime Operating
    • 7 wells; 1.0 Mmcfed gross; 185 Mcfed net
    • Producing zone: Wilcox
    • Full cycle project

Lost Dome



3 year growth in production and reserves



3-Year Growth in Production and Reserves

Increased leasehold acreage, drilling prospects and acquisitions have

resulted in year-over-year reserve and production growth

Average Production, Boepd

Proforma Reserves, Boe



*2003 year-end reserves rolled forward to September 30, 2004, plus 2004 acquisitions of Cut Off field, three South Texas properties and discoveries reported since year-end.

reserve replacement ratio
Reserve Replacement Ratio

3 Yr Reserve Replacement Ratio

  • Source: John S. Herold 2004 Global Upstream Performance Review
  • PLS Publications
3 year comparison graphs
3-Year Comparison Graphs

3 Yr Average Total

Reserve Replacement Cost


3 Yr F&D Costs


  • Source: John S. Herold 2004 Global Upstream Performance Review
  • PLS Publications
recent transaction prices
Recent Transaction Prices

Proved $/boe

P+ 50%P $/boe


  • Source: John S. Herold 2004 Global Upstream Performance Review
  • PLS Publications
summary of whittier energy strengths
Summary of Whittier Energy Strengths
  • Diversified, long life, and stable reserve base
  • Dedicated, experienced management team
  • Track record of annual growth (1/1/02 to 9/30/04)
    • Proved reserves: up over 900%
    • Average daily production: up over 600%
  • Portfolio of low cost, low risk exploitation projects in our core area
    • Both operated and non-operated
  • Two-pronged growth strategy – acquisitions and drilling
  • Whittier is an early stage growth company
    • Small transactions & exploration successes can materially impact the bottom line
  • Strong balance sheet that provides flexibility for growth

Additional information available at company website www.whittierenergy.com