Recovery Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: RECV), an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations and assets in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, today reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010 and provided an operations update.

“Our first year of operations, 2010, was a year of strategic acquisitions in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin. Five separate acquisitions in 2010, along with two so far in 2011, have increased our DJ Basin holdings to 148,000 gross acres, 134,000 net acres. Through geologic and geophysical analysis and an initial “J” sand drilling program, we’ve identified numerous conventional targets that provide near-term, lower-risk drilling inventory. Additionally, our extensive long-term leasehold gives us significant exposure to the emerging Niobrara oil shale resource play, as well as being prospective for other hydrocarbon-bearing formations such as the Pierre Shale, Codell, Greenhorn and Paleozoic horizons,” said Roger Parker, Chairman and CEO of Recovery Energy. “Looking ahead, this year’s focus is on growing revenue, cash-flow and reserves through conventional and unconventional drilling programs. In the near term, we are either directly conducting or have agreed to participate in 3-D seismic shoots on much of our holdings. We have also initiated a horizontal Niobrara drilling program on our 14,400-acre block in the Chugwater area of Laramie County, Wyoming with our initial test well underway and another permitted.”

2010 Recovery Energy Operations Highlights
  • In January, the Company acquired the Wilke oil field in Kimball County, Nebraska.
  • In March, the Company acquired the Albin (Palm) oil field in Banner County, Nebraska and 16,000 acres of oil and gas leasehold interests in Laramie County, Wyoming and Kimball and Banner Counties, Nebraska.
  • In April, the Company acquired the State Line oil field in Laramie County, Wyoming.
  • In May, the Company acquired oil and gas leasehold interests in approximately 64,000 acres in Laramie and Goshen Counties, Wyoming and Banner and Kimball Counties, Nebraska.
  • In November, the Company acquired oil and gas leasehold interests in approximately 33,800 net acres in Laramie and Goshen Counties, Wyoming, and Banner, Kimball and Scotts Bluff Counties, Nebraska.

2010 Financial Results

For the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2010, the Company reported revenues of $2,139,621 and $9,757,692, respectively. Revenues and expenses were significantly higher in 2010 when compared to inception on March 6, 2009, through December 31, 2009 as during 2009 the Company was a development stage company with minimal activities.

Net loss for the year ended 2010 was $16,785,583, or $0.46 per share, compared with a net loss of $29,911,381, or $3.05 per share, for the period March 6, 2009 (inception) through December 31, 2009. Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $3,758,694 in 2010 from ($381,239) in 2009.

Total non-cash general and administrative expenditures for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2010 was approximately $3,024,212 and $10,400,000, respectively. This compares to approximately $1,057,306 in general and administrative expenditures from inception through December 31, 2009 which included non-cash expenditures of $690,000.

As of December 31, 2010, the Company had working capital of $5,586,906, including $6,679,285 of cash and cash equivalents of which $1,150,541 is restricted cash.

For additional information, please refer to the Recovery Energy, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Recovery Energy, Inc.

Recovery Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: RECV) is a Denver-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin where it holds 134,000 net acres and management has more than 70 years’ experience. Recovery Energy’s primary focus is on growing revenue, cash-flow and reserves through its conventional drilling program on low-risk, low-cost, in-field targets, as well as through an unconventional drilling program targeting the various prospective oil shale horizons on its land. In addition to being prospective for the Niobrara oil shale formation, the Company’s asset base is comprised of current production and reserves from the “J” sand along with extensive leasehold prospective for other hydrocarbon-bearing formations such as the Pierre Shale, Codell, Greenhorn and Paleozoic horizons.

This press release may include “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including statements, without limitation, regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things the Company's: (1) proposed exploration and drilling operations, (2) expected production and revenue, and (3) estimates regarding the reserve potential of its properties. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) the Company’s ability to finance its the continued exploration and drilling operations, (2) positive confirmation of the reserves, production and operating expenses associated with the Company's properties; and (3) the general risks associated with oil and gas exploration and development, including those risks and factors described from time to time in the Company’s reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.


December 31,

December 31,
2010 2009
Current Assets:
Cash $ 5,528,744 $ 108,400
Restricted Cash 1,150,541 20,876
Accounts Receivable 857,554 100,000
Prepaid assets   27,772   55,249
Total current assets   7,564,611   284,525
Oil and gas properties (full cost method), at cost:
Undeveloped properties 33,605,594 -
Developed properties 26,307,975 -
Wells in progress   1,219,397   -
Total Property and equipment   61,132,966   -
Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization   (5,008,606 )   -
Net properties and equipment   56,124,360   -
Other assets:
Office equipment, net 56,236 470
Prepaid advisory fees 979,449 -
Deferred financing costs 3,211,566 -
Restricted cash and deposits 185,707 110,031
Assets held for sale   -   500,000
Total other assets   4,432,958   610,501
Total Assets $ 68,121,929 $ 895,026

December 31,

December 31,
2010 2009
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 968,295 $ 106,355
Liabilities from price risk management 398,840 -
Related Party Payable 11,638 70,876
Common Stock Issuable - 100,000
Accrued expenses 1,540,592 51,523
Short term note   208,881   -
Total current liabilities   3,128,246   328,754
Asset retirement obligation 507,280 -
Term notes   20,229,801   -
Total long term liabilities   20,737,081   -
Total Liabilities 23,865,327 328,754

Common Stock Subject to Redemption Rights, $0.0001 par value; 42,500 and 85,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2010 and 2009
86,258 172,516
Other Shareholders’ Equity:
Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value: 10,000,000 authorized; no shares issued or outstanding - -
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 57,814,369 shares and 10,774,000 shares issued and outstanding (excluding shares subject to redemption) as of December 31, 2010 and 2009 5,781 1,077
Additional Paid in Capital 90,861,527 30,304,060
Accumulated deficit   (46,696,964 )   (29,911,381 )
Total other shareholders' equity 44,170,344 393,756
Total Liabilities, Common Stock Subject to Redemption Rights and Other Shareholders’ Equity $ 68,121,929 $ 895,026

Year Ended

March 6, 2009(Inception)through

December 31,2010

December 31,2009
Oil sales $ 9,504,737 $ -
Gas sales 68,075 -
Operating fees 13,487 -
Realized gain (loss) on hedges 570,233 -
Price risk management activities   (398,840 )   -
Total Revenues   9,757,692   -
Costs and expenses:
Production costs 862,042 -
Production taxes 1,056,244 -
General and administrative (includes non-cash consideration of $10,143,896 and $684,778 for the periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009) 12,576,798 1,057,306
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 5,036,648 -
Impairment of equipment - 2,750,000
Bad debt expense 400,000 -
Fair value of common stock and warrants issued in aborted property acquisitions - 8,404,106
Reorganization and merger costs   -   17,700,000
Total costs and expenses   19,931,732   29,911,412
Loss from operations (10,174,040 ) (29,911,412 )
Unrealized gain on Lock-up $ 28,666 $ -
Interest expense (includes non-cash interest expense of $3,989,649 and $0 for the periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009) $ (6,640,209 ) $ 31
Net Loss $ (16,785,583 ) $ (29,911,381 )
Earnings per common share
Basic and Diluted $ (0.46 ) $ (3.05 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted   36,671,213   9,815,683

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