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Bonterra Energy Income Trust Announces Third Quarter Results

Nov 14, 2007 - 12:00 ET

 

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2007) - Bonterra Energy Income Trust (www.bonterraenergy.com) (TSX:BNE.UN) is pleased to announce its financial and operational results for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.


HIGHLIGHTS
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                                   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
                                      September 30        September 30
                                      2007      2006      2007      2006
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FINANCIAL ($000, except $ per unit)

Revenue - oil and gas               23,794    23,665    69,858    67,015
Adjusted Distribution Base(1)       13,149    14,401    37,973    40,562
  Per Unit - Basic                    0.78      0.86      2.25      2.43
  Per Unit - Diluted                  0.77      0.85      2.24      2.40

Net Earnings                         9,086    10,441    22,430    30,779
  Per Unit - Basic                    0.54      0.62      1.33      1.84
  Per Unit - Diluted                  0.53      0.62      1.32      1.82

Cash Distributions per Unit           0.66      0.72      1.98      2.10
Capital Expenditures and
 Acquisitions                        2,763    12,597    12,087    28,891
Total Assets                                           138,140   130,655
Working Capital Deficiency(2)                           50,041    38,853
Unitholders Equity                                      50,820    60,387
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OPERATIONS

Oil and NGL's
  Barrels Per Day                    3,054     3,024     3,118     3,007
  Average Price ($ per barrel)       73.68     71.11     67.87     66.06

Natural Gas
  MCF Per Day                        6,196     5,925     6,442     6,059
  Average Price ($ per MCF)           5.47      6.95      6.77      7.54
Total Barrels per Day                4,088     4,012     4,192     4,017

(1) Adjusted distribution base (formally funds flow from operations) is
    not a recognized measure under GAAP. Management believes that in
    addition to net earnings, adjusted distribution base is a useful
    supplemental measure as it demonstrates the Trust's ability to
    generate the cash necessary to make trust distributions, repay debt
    or fund future growth through capital investment. Investors are
    cautioned, however, that this measure should not be construed as an
    indication of the Trust's performance. The Trust's method of
    calculating this measure may differ from other issuers and
    accordingly, it may not be comparable to that used by other issuers.

    For these purposes, the Trust defines adjusted distribution base as
    funds provided by operations before changes in non-cash operating
    working capital items excluding gain on sale of property and asset
    retirement expenditures. The Canadian Institute of Chartered
    Accountants ("CICA") recently published recommendations regarding
    disclosure of a measure called Standardized Distributable Cash. For
    details kindly refer to Analysis of Relationship between Standardized
    Distributable Cash, Distributions, and Investing and Financing
    Activities in this report.

(2) Includes 100 percent of debt.

(3) BOE's are calculated using a conversion ratio of 6 MCF to 1 barrel of
    oil. The conversion is based on an energy equivalency conversion
    method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent
    a value equivalency at the wellhead and as such may be misleading if
    used in isolation.
 


Forward-looking Information
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Certain statements contained in this press release include statements which contain words such as "anticipate", "could", "should", "expect", "seek", "may", "intend", "likely", "will", "believe" and similar expressions, relating to matters that are not historical facts, and such statements of our beliefs, intentions and expectations about development, results and events which will or may occur in the future, constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by us derived from our experience and perceptions. Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to: expected cash provided by continuing operations; cash distributions; future capital expenditures, including the amount and nature thereof; oil and natural gas prices and demand; expansion and other development trends of the oil and gas industry; business strategy and outlook; expansion and growth of our business and operations; and maintenance of existing customer, supplier and partner relationships; supply channels; accounting policies; credit risks; and other such matters.

All such forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. The risks, uncertainties, and assumptions are difficult to predict and may affect operations, and may include, without limitation: foreign exchange fluctuations; equipment and labour shortages and inflationary costs; general economic conditions; industry conditions; changes in applicable environmental, taxation and other laws and regulations as well as how such laws and regulations are interpreted and enforced; the ability of oil and natural gas trusts to raise capital; the effect of weather conditions on operations and facilities; the existence of operating risks; volatility of oil and natural gas prices; oil and gas product supply and demand; risks inherent in the ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet current and future obligations; increased competition; stock market volatility; opportunities available to or pursued by us; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control.

Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, this forward-looking information and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits will be derived therefrom. Except as required by law, Bonterra disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

General
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Bonterra is pleased to report its results for the first nine months of 2007. Oil and natural gas revenue increased by four percent from $67,015,000 in the 2006 nine month period to $69,858,000 for the 2007 nine month period. The increase is mainly attributable to an increase in crude oil pricing (offset partially by lower natural gas prices as well as an increase in production volumes of 4.4 percent to 4,192 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE's) from 4,017 BOE's for the comparable nine month period.

Adjusted distribution base (formally funds flow from operations) and net earnings decreased by 6 and 27 percent respectively in 2007 compared to the results from the first nine months of 2006. Both reductions were impacted by second quarter one time issues that related to prior periods. The second quarter one time issues that affected net earnings and adjusted distribution base consisted of an approximate $750,000 royalty adjustment for 2005 and, 2006 and extra operating costs and reworking costs to existing producing and non-producing wells that will assist in increased production volumes in future quarters.

Other cash items that had a negative impact on adjusted distribution base and net earnings were an approximate $2,297,000 increase in operating costs, an interest expense increase of $1,082,000 and the elimination of Alberta royalty tax credits resulting in a reduction of revenue of $484,000 and no gain on sale of property in 2007 compared to a 2006 gain of $532,000.

Production volumes in Q3 were a little lower than budgeted, mainly due to overall weather related low production in July, and production problems for most of the quarter in the Peck Lake area of Saskatchewan (which has been corrected in Q4). Also production from new wells that are higher volume producers at higher pressures are overloading existing gathering systems and in some areas it is reducing production from older low pressure wells. Bonterra is presently dealing with this issue by reducing production volumes from some of its new wells. On a long term basis Bonterra will attempt to improve upon the issue by renting space on other companies gathering systems or by increasing compression in its own system.

These negatives more than offset the increase in oil and gas revenues (including hedging adjustments) of $2,843,000. Net earnings were also affected by an increase in non-cash items of $1,552,000 of depletion, depreciation and accretion, dry hole costs of $1,720,000 and additional future income taxes of $2,345,000 resulting from the Federal Governments legislated change in how income trusts will be taxed.

The above items also had an impact on the payout ratio for the first nine months of 2007 resulting in a payout ratio of 88 percent compared to an objective of 80 percent. The elimination of one time charges as well as increasing commodity prices should assist in improving upon this ratio for the balance of 2007. Bonterra's production consists of approximately 75 percent crude oil (most of which is light sweet gravity crude) and therefore is benefiting from the current strong crude oil pricing.

At September 30, 2007, Bonterra had 4 gross (3.2 net) Cardium oil wells, 6 gross (4.5 net) natural gas wells, and 4 gross (3.5 net) coal-bed methane wells (CBM) drilled but not on production. The Trust anticipates completing and tying-in 3 gross (2.4 net) Cardium wells as well as 3 gross (1.7 net) shallow gas wells by the end of Q4 2007. The Trust is currently examining the recompletion of one (.8 net) Cardium well and intends to have it on production by spring 2008. The remaining natural gas wells and CBM wells will not be tied in until later in 2008.

While service costs continue to be high, Bonterra will continue to focus more on directing capital expenditures towards completions, tie-ins, reworking of existing wells, recompletions of gas zones to take advantage of new commingling regulations for gas wells, and refracing of existing Cardium oil wells rather than just drilling new wells. Exceedingly wet weather during the second and third quarters delayed the implementation of the above however, the Trust still anticipates capital expenditure for 2007 to be $20 million. The Trust commenced in late October with its fall drill program and anticipates the drilling of 8 gross (7.9 net) Cardium oil wells by the end of the year.

The Trust continues to have upside potential by continuing to drill and develop its large inventory of undrilled locations and potentially from additional recovery of oil in place by water flooding, CO(2) sequestration, and by reworking and refracing existing producing and suspended wells.

With regard to dealing with the federal taxation changes that were announced on October 31, 2006 and now have been legislated, Bonterra is evaluating the implications and various alternatives that are available to mitigate the impact of the additional taxes commencing in 2011. One of the difficult issues that has to be dealt with is that Bonterra has three types of unitholders that are affected differently; being Canadian resident unitholders that hold the units outside of tax shelters (approximately 60 percent), Canadian resident unitholders that hold units within tax shelters (approximately 18 percent) and foreign unitholders (approximately 22 percent). Generally what is beneficial for one type of unitholder may be detrimental to other types of unitholders.

The recent announcement by the Alberta provincial government regarding changes to the royalty tax structure is expected to have little or no effect to the Trust. The Trust current production mix is predominantly low producing oil and natural gas wells that will be least affected by the royalty adjustment. Additional oil royalties that will be payable as a result of the currently high oil prices should be offset by reductions in natural gas royalties due to the low production status of most of the Trust's natural gas production.

Financial and Operational Discussion
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Production
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The Trust drilled 7 gross (6.4 net) Cardium oil wells and 2 gross (0.7 net) shallow gas wells in the first nine months of 2007 on its operated lands. As at September 30, 2007 Bonterra had 4 gross (3.2 net) Cardium oil wells, 6 gross (4.5 net) natural gas wells and 4 gross (3.5 net) coal-bed methane ("CBM") wells drilled but not on production on its operated lands. During the first nine months of 2007, the Trust tied-in 15 gross (13 net) Cardium wells and 5 gross (2.8 net) natural gas wells on its operated lands.

As of the date of this report a further 100 percent owned Cardium well has been placed on production and management anticipates that 2 (1.4 net) of the remaining drilled but not producing Cardium wells will be completed and tied-in by the end of the fourth quarter of 2007. Three gross (1.7 net) of the natural gas wells are anticipated to be completed and tied-in by the end of the fourth quarter of 2007. The remaining shallow gas wells and CBM wells will not be completed and tied-in in 2007 for various reasons, including landowner issues, regulatory factors, gathering system capacity and line pressure issues.

The reduction in natural gas volumes is primarily due to operational problems at the Trusts Peck Lake property. Production from this area was down 225 MCF per day during the quarter. The production problem at Peck Lake has been rectified with production returning to approximately 80 percent of the field's first quarter levels in late October. Overall production rates in the third quarter of 2007 were affected by unseasonably wet summer weather resulting in the inability to perform maintenance on wells as well as higher initial declines in production on the newly completed Cardium oil wells which is a normal happening for new Cardium wells.

On October 30, 2007, the Trust completed an asset exchange agreement whereby it disposed of its entire interest in the Dodsland area of Saskatchewan properties in exchange for 100 percent interests in approximately 30 producing wells and an additional interest in an operated property all located in the Pembina area of Alberta. The exchange will have no impact on total production as the Dodsland properties were producing approximately 265 BOE per day and the acquired properties are expected to produce approximately 270 BOE per day. However, the newly acquired properties are expected to produce approximately 185 barrels per day of crude oil and natural gas liquids and approximately 500 MCF per day of natural gas whereas the Dodsland properties produced 245 barrels per day of crude oil and natural gas liquids and only 110 MCF per day of natural gas.

The exchange allows the Trust to increase its presence in the Pembina area of Alberta allowing for further consolidation of its operations including the tieing in of two (1.4 net) Cardium wells (see above). It should also result in a significant reduction in the Trust's operating costs as the acquired properties are anticipated to have operating costs in the $18 per BOE range verses $37 plus per BOE for the Dodsland assets. The exchange also reduces the number of wells owned by the Trust as the Dodsland property contained in excess of 400 wells whereas the Pembina properties acquired have approximately 40 total wells. The exchange will also result in a slightly higher average royalty rate as the newly acquired properties have a royalty rate of approximately 12 percent compared to 2.5 percent for the Dodsland properties. Overall it is expected that this property exchange will be neutral from a cash flow perspective.

Revenue
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Revenue from petroleum and natural gas sales was $69,858,000 (2006 - $67,015,000). The increase in revenue over the 2006 first nine months was primarily due to additional production from the wells drilled during 2006 and spring of 2007. The average price received for crude oil and natural gas liquids during the first nine months of 2007 was $67.87 ($73.68 in the third quarter) per barrel and $6.77 ($5.47 in the third quarter) per MCF for natural gas compared to $66.06 per barrel and $7.54 per MCF in the corresponding 2006 period. On a quarter over quarter basis, revenue increased by $332,000 due primarily to increased crude oil prices from second quarter pricing of $67.60 offset partially by reduced production volumes.

Royalties
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During the second quarter of 2007, two significant royalty adjustments were recorded. Firstly, the Trust discovered that the production limit, resulting in additional gross overriding royalty in respect of certain of its Cardium oil wells, had been reached. The production limit was calculated on a multitude of Cardium wells including several that were not owned by the Trust. In addition the exact wells that the production limit was applicable to was not readily known by the Trust nor easily determined. In discussions with the payee it was determined that the production limit was reached in late 2005. The royalty has been calculated based on this agreed date and the affected wells for Bonterra and other operators in the area were identified. The approximate amount of the adjustment, net to the Trust is $700,000 for periods prior to April 1, 2007. The monthly amount of the royalty on a go forward basis is approximately $40,000 per month based on current pricing and production levels.

Secondly, the Trust was informed by the operator of one of its non-operated properties that it had not charged a net profit royalty for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. In review of the agreements it was confirmed no payment was made and an amount of approximately $150,000 was accrued by the Trust for payment of such net profit royalty.

Royalties paid by the Trust consist of Crown royalties paid to the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as numerous gross override and freehold royalties. During the first nine months of 2007 the Trust paid $6,575,000 (2006 - $6,546,000) in Crown royalties and $2,553,000, which includes the above described adjustments of $700,000 and $150,000, (2006 - $1,552,000) in freehold royalties, gross overriding royalties and net carried interests. The majority of the Trust's wells are low productivity wells and therefore have low Crown royalty rates. The Trust's average Crown royalty rate is approximately 9.5 percent (2006 - ten percent) and approximately 2.5 percent (after adjusting for the one time items discussed above) (2006 - 2 percent) for other royalties before hedging adjustments. The previously discussed property swap will result in a one to two percent increase in the average royalty rate on a go forward basis. The Trust was eligible for Alberta Crown Royalty rebates for Alberta production from all wells that it drilled on Crown lands and from a small amount of purchased wells; however this program was discontinued by the Alberta Government effective January 1, 2007 which resulted in a reduction of revenue of $484,000 in 2007.

Gain on Sale of Property
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During the first quarter of 2006, the Trust disposed of a non-operated; non-core property for gross proceeds of $750,000 (approximately $75,000 per producing BOE). The Trust follows successful efforts accounting for its oil and gas properties and therefore reported a gain of $532,000 on the difference between the depleted value of the property and the above proceeds.

Production Costs
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Production costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 were $18,538,000 compared to $16,241,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2006. On a BOE basis production costs averaged $16.20 in 2007 ($17.02 in Q3) verses $14.81 in the corresponding 2006 period. Production costs in Q3 decreased $155,000 from Q2 due to the Trust performing numerous maintenance programs on its oil producing facilities and pipelines and the operator of a number of the Trusts gas plants performing its annual turnarounds during the second quarter. Costs also have continued to increase for services related to well workovers.

The Trust is facing continuing maintenance issues with regard to its infrastructure to accommodate the additional production resulting from its 2006 and 2007 drill programs resulting in significant additional operational costs. However, the swap of the Dodsland properties for additional Pembina properties should result in a reduction of total operating costs on a go forward basis since operating costs for the Dodsland area have recently been in the $35.00 range per BOE compared to approximately $14.00 per BOE for production in the Pembina field.

The Trust's production comes primarily from low productivity wells. These wells generally result in higher production costs on a per unit-of-production basis as costs such as municipal taxes, surface lease, power and personnel costs are not variable with production volumes. Production costs in the $14 to $15 per BOE range are expected. The high production costs for the Trust are substantially offset by low royalty rates of approximately 12.5 percent, which is much lower than industry average for conventional production and results in high cash net backs on a combined basis despite higher than average production costs.

General and Administrative Expenses
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General and administrative expenses were $1,864,000 ($773,000 in the third quarter) in the first nine months of 2007 compared to $1,814,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2006 and $527,000 in the three months ended June 30, 2007. Costs on a BOE basis decreased to $1.63 per BOE in the first nine months of 2007 compared to $1.65 per BOE in the first nine months of 2006. On a quarter over quarter basis, administrative expenses increased by $246,000.

During the third quarter the Trust incurred approximately $275,000 in professional fees relating to the evaluation of several organizational options. This review was part of the Trusts continuing examination of means to address the changes resulting from the federal government's taxation of Trusts announcement on October 31, 2006. Off-setting these expenditures were increased recoveries (approximately $240,000) of administration expenses charged to the Trust's various partners and capital projects. Increases in employee salary compensation were offset by reduced bonus accruals and a general reduction in overall office expenditures.

Interest Expense
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Interest expense increased to $2,150,000 ($709,000 in the third quarter) for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 compared to $1,068,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2006. Increased average debt levels and increased interest rates were the primary factors in the increase in interest expense. The Trust's average borrowing rate for 2007 is approximately 5.6 percent compared to 5.5 percent for the first nine months of 2006. Quarter over quarter saw a decrease of $35,000. Although ending Q3 debt level was higher than Q2, the average outstanding debt balance was less. The Trust's net debt as a percentage of annualized third quarter adjusted distribution base was approximately eleven and a half months which is slightly below the Trust's goal of one year.

Unit Based Compensation
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Unit based compensation is a statistically calculated value representing the estimated expense of issuing employee unit options. The Trust records a compensation expense over the vesting period based on the fair value of options granted to employees, directors and consultants.

In 2007, the Trust issued 546,000 unit options of which 517,000 were issued at the end of June 2007 at an average price of $28.31 and a fair value of $2.75 per unit. The fair value of the options granted has been estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, assuming a weighted risk free interest rate of 4.7 (2006 - 4.1) percent, expected weighted average volatility of 27 percent (2006 - 27), expected weighted average life of 2.5 years (2006 - 2.5) and an annual dividend rate based on the distributions paid to the Unitholders during the year. As the options were issued at the end of the second quarter no significant expense in relation to these options was recorded in Q2. The future unit based compensation impact of these options is approximately $235,000 per quarter over the next four quarters.

Depletion, Depreciation and Accretion and Dry Hole Costs
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The Trust follows the successful efforts method of accounting for petroleum and natural gas exploration and development costs. Under this method, the costs associated with dry holes are charged to operations. For intangible capital costs that result in the addition of reserves, the Trust depletes its oil and natural gas intangible assets using the unit-of-production basis by field. Tangible assets are depreciated over an expected 10 year life. The Trust believes that the successful efforts method of accounting provides a more accurate cost of the producing properties than the alternative measure of full cost accounting.

Provision for depletion, depreciation and accretion was $10,278,000 and $8,726,000 for the nine month periods ending September 30, 2007 and September 30, 2006 respectively. The increase was primarily due to increased production resulting from the Trust's 2006 and spring 2007 drill programs. The Trust continues to replace production declines with newly drilled wells that have higher capital costs. The Trust has capital costs of approximately $6 per proven BOE of reserves based on the December 31, 2006 independent engineering report. The increase in Q3 of $208,000 from Q2 depletion amounts was due to increased production volumes from newly completed wells resulting in higher depletion claims per BOE of production.

During the third quarter, the Trust reviewed its inventory of previously drilled natural gas and CBM wells. Various tests were performed and based on these results and continuing low natural gas prices it was determined that six gross (4.7 net) natural gas and CBM wells did not have sufficient economics to justify reserves and the capital costs for these wells totalling $1,244,000 were expensed as dry hole costs.

Income Taxes
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On October 31, 2006, the Canadian Federal Government announced a proposed Trust taxation pertaining to taxation of distributions paid by publicly traded income trusts and this was enacted by legislation in June 2007. Previously, distributions paid to unitholders, other than returns of capital, are claimed as a deduction by the Trust in arriving at taxable income whereby tax is eliminated at the Trust level and is paid by the unitholders. The June, 2007 legislation results in a two-tiered tax structure whereby distributions commencing in 2011 would first be subject to a 31.5 percent at the Trust level tax and then investors would be subject to tax on the distribution as if it were a taxable dividend paid by a taxable Canadian corporation.

Future income tax expense for 2007 increased by a one time adjustment of $3,801,000, with a corresponding increase to the future tax liability, upon the June 2007 enactment. Until June 2007, the Trust had been tax effecting the reversal of taxable temporary differences at a nil tax rate on the assumption that the Trust would make sufficient tax deductible cash distributions to unitholders such that the Trust's taxable income would be nil for the foreseeable future and the tax burden would have continued to be with whomever received the monthly distribution. The new legislation limits the tax deductibility of cash distributions such that income taxes may become payable in the future.

The Trust has estimated its future income taxes based on its best estimates of results from operations and tax pool claims and cash distributions in the future assuming no material change to the Trust's current organizational structure. As currently interpreted, Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") does not permit the Trust's estimate of future income taxes to incorporate any assumptions related to a change in organizational structure until such structures are given legal effect even though it is anticipated that many trusts will change their organizational structure to attempt to reduce this impact.

The Trust's estimate of its future income taxes will vary as to the Trust's assumptions pertaining to the factors described above, and such variations may be material.

Until 2011, the new legislation does not directly affect the Trust's cash flow from operations, and accordingly, the Trust's financial condition.

Currently taxable income earned within the Trust is required to be allocated to its Unitholders and as such the Trust will not incur any current taxes. However, the Trust operates its oil and gas interests through its 100 percent owned subsidiaries Bonterra Energy Corp. ("Bonterra Corp.") and Novitas Energy Ltd. ("Novitas") and these corporations may periodically be taxable.

These corporations pay the majority of their income to the Trust through interest and royalty payments which are deductible for income tax purposes. The current tax provision relates to resource surcharge payable by the Trusts subsidiaries to the Province of Saskatchewan. The surcharge is calculated as a flat percent of revenues generated from the sale of petroleum products produced in Saskatchewan. The provincial government of Saskatchewan has reduced the current resource surcharge rate of 3.3 percent to 3.1 percent on July 1, 2007 and to 3.0 percent on July 1, 2008.

The Trust's subsidiaries have the following tax pools, which may be used to reduce taxable income in future years, limited to the applicable rates of utilization:


                                                 Rate of
                                               Utilization
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Undepreciated capital costs                         20-100  $ 16,324,000
Canadian oil and gas property expenditures              10     1,665,000
Canadian development expenditures                       30    29,526,000
Canadian exploration expenditures                      100        93,000
Income tax losses carried forward(1)                   100    16,367,000
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                                                            $ 63,975,000
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(1) Income tax losses carried forward expire in 2014 ($635,000),
    2015 ($3,574,000), 2026 ($4,826,000) and 2027 ($7,332,000). 

The Trust itself has the following tax pools, which may be used in reducing future taxable income allocated to its Unitholders: 

                                                Rate of
                                               Utilization
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Canadian oil and gas property expenditures              10  $ 14,583,000
Finance costs                                           20       411,000
Eligible capital expenditures                            7       354,000
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                                                            $ 15,348,000
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The Canadian taxable portion of distributions for each taxation year is calculated on an annual basis and is reported by February 28 of the following year.

Net Earnings
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Net earnings decreased to $22,430,000 in the first nine months of 2007 from $30,779,000 in the corresponding 2006 period. Revenue increases due to increased production volumes were generally offset by increased operating costs, interest expense, depletion, depreciation, accretion and dry hole costs, and provision for future income taxes. The Trust's quarter over quarter net earnings increased by $4,646,000 primarily due to future income tax adjustments.

Comprehensive Income
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On January 1, 2007 the Trust became obliged to adopt the new accounting standards regarding the accounting for financial instruments. On adoption the Trust increased its investment in related party by $1,836,000 for the fair value of this investment. On January 1, 2007 the Trust further recognized a current asset of $1,148,000 for the fair value of its commodity derivative contracts. These adjustments resulted in a further increase in the future income tax liability and accumulated other comprehensive income of $604,000 and $2,380,000 respectively.

Other comprehensive income for the nine months included an increase in the unrealized gain on investment in a related party of $1,170,000 ($542,000 in the third quarter), a reduction of $654,000 ($77,000 in the third quarter) relating to the recognition and transfer of previously reported hedging gains in accumulated other comprehensive income and a gain of $202,000 was recorded in relation to the fair value adjustment on outstanding commodity derivative contracts. All of the above adjustments are net of applicable income tax effects.

Standardized Distributable Cash
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Compliance with Guidance

The following is in all material respects in accordance with the recommendations provided in CICA's publication Standardized Distributable Cash in Income Trusts and Other Flow-Through Entities: Guidance on Preparation and Disclosure.


Definition and Disclosure of Standardized Distributable Cash
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                                                             Cumulative
                                 Nine Months  Nine Months   Amounts From
                                    Ended         Ended     Inception of
                                  September     September       Trust
                                     2007          2006    (July 1, 2001)
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Cash Flow from Operating
 Activities                     $ 38,064,000  $ 40,019,000  $166,842,000
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Less adjustment for:
  Capital expenditures           (12,087,000)  (28,891,000)  (75,198,000)
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  Financing restrictions caused
   by debt                                 -             -             -
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Standardized Distributable Cash $ 25,977,000  $ 11,128,000  $ 91,644,000
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Definition and Disclosure of Adjusted Distribution Base (Formerly Funds
Flow from Operations)

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                                                             Cumulative
                                 Nine Months  Nine Months   Amounts From
                                    Ended         Ended     Inception of
                                  September     September       Trust
                                     2007          2006    (July 1, 2001)
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Standardized Distributable Cash
 - per above                    $ 25,977,000  $ 11,128,000  $ 91,644,000
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Adjusted for:
  Capital expenditures            12,087,000    28,891,000    75,198,000
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  Gain on sale of property                 -       532,000     1,089,000
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  Changes in accounts receivable    (369,000)     (955,000)    4,494,000
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  Changes in crude oil inventory     (33,000)      186,000       304,000
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  Changes in parts inventory          41,000      (112,000)     (208,000)
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  Changes in prepaid expenses        188,000       604,000       254,000
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  Changes in accounts payable
   and accrued liabilities          (450,000)     (105,000)    1,594,000
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  Asset retirement obligations
   settled                           532,000       393,000     1,709,000
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Adjusted Distribution Base
 (formerly Funds Flow from
 Operations)(1)                 $ 37,973,000  $ 40,562,000  $176,078,000
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(1) Adjusted distribution base (formerly funds flow from operations) is
    not a recognized measure under GAAP. The Trust believes that in
    addition to net earnings, adjusted distribution base is a useful
    supplemental measure as it demonstrates the Trust's ability to
    generate the cash necessary to make trust distributions, repay debt
    or fund future growth through capital investment. Investors are
    cautioned, however, that this measure should not be construed as an
    indication of the Trust's performance. The Trust's method of
    calculating this measure may differ from other issuers and
    accordingly, it may not be comparable to that used by other issuers.
    For these purposes, the Trust defines adjusted distribution base as
    funds provided by operations before changes in non-cash operating
    working capital items excluding gain on sale of property and asset
    retirement obligations.
 


Working Capital Policies
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The Trust, excluding current portion of debt, maintains a consistent level of working capital. All items of working capital are generally turned over every 30 to 60 days. Excluding minor variations due to payment of bonuses and property taxes there are no reoccurring items that would cause a seasonality impact in working capital.

Analysis of Relationship between Standardized Distributable Cash,
Distributions, and Investing and Financing Activities


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                   Nine Months
                      Ended       Year ended    Year ended    Year ended
                    September    December 31,  December 31,  December 31,
                       2007          2006          2005          2004
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Standardized
 Distributable
 Cash              $25,977,000   $13,596,000   $22,316,000   $18,875,000
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Distributions(1)  ($33,474,000) ($47,281,000) ($38,949,000) ($27,088,000)
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Increase in
 bank debt         $11,215,000   $25,202,000   $11,717,000  ($17,969,000)
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Proceeds on
 exercise of
 employee unit
 options           $   845,000   $ 5,161,000   $ 2,823,000   $ 3,292,000
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Issuance of units
 (net of costs
 of issue)                   -             -     ($259,000)  $20,272,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proceeds on sale
 of properties               -   $   750,000   $ 1,097,000             -
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Non cash financing
 and investing
 working capital
 adjustments      ($ 4,563,000)  $ 2,572,000   $ 1,255,000   $ 2,618,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Includes distribution declared in October in respect of September
    operations. 
 


The only unfunded operating transaction of the Trust is its asset retirement obligations. The Trust has the following estimated timing of expenditures for asset retirement obligations:


                                                 Expected
Year                                           Expenditure
-----------------------------------------------------------
2007 (including expenditures incurred to date)  $  695,000
2008                                               494,000
2009                                               398,000
2010                                               986,000
2011                                               805,000
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
                                                $3,378,000
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
 


Definition and History of Productive Capacity and Strategy

Bonterra's primary objective is to grow its reserves from which it expects to generate cash flow so it will be able to continue with distributions for its unitholders. The Trust defines Productive Capacity Maintenance as the maintaining of the Trusts proven plus probable reserves. The Trust follows a policy of internal development as its primary method of planned growth. Bonterra has a significant inventory of undrilled Cardium oil infill drilling locations as well as several shallow gas opportunities on its lands or through farm-in agreements. It is management's view that the calculation of the amount required for Productive Capacity Maintenance is the amount of reserves produced in the relevant time period multiplied by the Trust's finding and development costs for proven plus probable reserves. For this purpose the Trust believes that the use of a three year average rate is reasonable given fluctuations in annual costs due to market conditions.


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                       Nine Months
                          Ended     Year ended   Year ended   Year ended
                        September  December 31, December 31, December 31,
                          2007         2006         2005         2004
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Proven and probable
 reserves at beginning
 of period (BOE's)     26,476,000   23,870,000   19,711,000   16,529,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reserves added due to
 acquisitions (BOE's)     161,000       16,000    2,393,000            -
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reserves added due to
 capital expenditures
 (BOE's)                       (1)   4,082,000    3,100,000    4,351,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Production during
 period (BOE's)         1,144,000    1,476,000    1,334,000    1,169,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Increase in productive
 capacity (BOE's)              (1)   2,606,000    4,159,000    3,182,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reserves per unit
 (fully diluted)           1.50(2)        1.57         1.46         1.39
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Productive capacity
 maintenance
 requirements         $18,200,000  $17,472,000  $ 9,205,000  $ 3,460,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capital expenditures
 for the period       $12,087,000  $38,348,000  $56,703,000  $10,595,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capital expenditures
 in excess of
 maintenance
 requirements         ($6,113,000) $20,876,000  $47,498,000  $ 7,135,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cost of increased
 productive capacity
 (per BOE)                     (1) $      8.01  $     11.42  $      2.24
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) The Trust does not update reserve information quarterly.

(2) Assuming no other additional reserves in 2007.
 


Financing Strategy

The Trust maintains a strategy of limiting its debt levels to approximately one year adjusted distribution base. Bonterra has a long term goal to retain between 15 to 20 percent of its adjusted distribution base to finance its capital maintenance expenditures. Over the past years, this level of retention of adjusted distribution base has proven to be sufficient to maintain the productive capacity of the Trust. To the extent additional capital expenditures are incurred to increase reserves, the Trust anticipates financing them through proceeds received on exercise of employee unit options, equity placements or from its line of credit.

Periods may exist where the cost of replacing reserves exceed the level of funds withheld. However, the Trust with its long life reserves and relatively low debt levels compared to other income trusts has the flexibility to increase or decrease its capital commitments depending on commodity prices and costs of development.

It is management's strategy to finance the costs of reclamation as well as potential income taxes (commencing in 2011) resulting from the recently enacted income trust tax law from the adjusted distribution base. Management is reviewing various organizational alternatives and operational strategies to mitigate the impact of the new tax.

Compliance with Financial Covenants

Due to the relatively low debt levels maintained by the Trust, the Trust's loan agreements do not contain any debt covenants other than that the debt is payable upon demand.


Per Unit and Ratio Disclosures

                                                             Cumulative
                                                               Amounts
                                                           From Inception
                                                              of Trust
                                 Nine Months   Nine Months (July 1, 2001)
                                    Ended         Ended          to
                                  September     September    December 31,
                                    2007          2006          2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Standardized Distributable Cash $ 25,977,000  $ 11,128,000  $ 91,644,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Per weighted average unit       $       1.54  $       0.67  $       6.11
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Per fully diluted unit          $       1.53  $       0.66  $       6.06
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash distributions(1)           $ 33,474,000  $ 35,132,000  $159,651,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Payout ratio                            1.29          3.16          1.74
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adjusted Distribution Base      $ 37,973,000  $ 40,562,000  $176,078,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Per weighted average unit       $       2.25  $       2.43  $      11.75
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Per fully diluted unit          $       2.24  $       2.40  $      11.64
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash distributions(1)           $ 33,474,000  $ 35,132,000  $159,651,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Payout ratio                            0.88          0.87          0.91
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Includes distribution declared in October 2007 and 2006 in respect of
    September 2007 and 2006 operations respectively.
 


On a go forward basis the Trust plans to reduce the payout ratio in respect of Standardized Distributable Cash to a level between 110 to 120 percent to facilitate a debt to cash flow level of approximately one year and to incur no current income tax (excluding Saskatchewan Resource Surcharge). This will be attained through better controlling costs of capital replacement, by examining lower cost methods of reserve replacement as well as increased cash flow from wells currently producing.

Tax Attributes of Distributions and the Trust's Assets

See discussion under Income Taxes.

Cash Netback
------------

The following table illustrates the Trust's cash netback per BOE for the nine month periods ending in September 2006 and 2007 (The 2007 netback includes one time charges to royalties and field operating costs as described above in this report):


                                      September 30  September 30
$ per Barrel of Oil Equivalent (BOE)          2007          2006
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Production volumes (BOE)                 1,144,307     1,096,723
Gross production revenue              $      61.05  $      61.11
Royalties                                    (7.98)        (6.94)
Field operating                             (16.20)       (14.81)
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Field netback                                36.87         39.36
General and administrative                   (1.63)        (1.65)
Interest and taxes                           (2.09)        (1.24)
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Cash netback                          $      33.15  $      36.47
-----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
 


The following table illustrates the Trust's cash netback per BOE for the three month periods ending September 30 and June 30, 2007 (The June 30 netback includes one time charges to royalties and field operating costs as described above in this report):


                                      September 30       June 30
$ per Barrel of Oil Equivalent (BOE)          2007          2007
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Production volumes (BOE)                   375,962       380,891
Gross production revenue              $      63.29  $      61.61
Royalties                                    (7.13)       (10.16)
Field operating                             (17.02)       (17.21)
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Field netback                                39.14         34.24
General and administrative                   (2.06)        (1.38)
Interest and taxes                           (2.12)        (2.17)
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Cash netback                          $      34.96  $      30.69
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
 


Liquidity and Capital Resources
-------------------------------

During the first nine months of 2007, the Trust incurred capital costs of $12,087,000. The Trust drilled 7 gross (6.4 net) Cardium oil wells and 2 gross (0.7 net) shallow gas wells in the first nine months of 2007 on its operated lands.

The Trust currently has plans to drill a total of 17 gross (15 net) wells in 2007 (8 wells will be drilled in Q4). Total capital cost of approximately $20,000,000 is budgeted for 2007. The capital expenditures will be funded from the adjusted distribution base, the Trust's lines of credit and funds from the exercising of employee unit options.

The Trust through its operating subsidiaries has a bank revolving credit facility of $69,900,000 at September 30, 2007 (December 31, 2006 - $49,900,000). The credit facilities carry an interest rate of Canadian chartered bank prime.

The TSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of

this release.


BONTERRA ENERGY INCOME TRUST

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As at September 30, 2007 (unaudited) and December 31, 2006

                                                  2007          2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Assets

Current
  Accounts receivable                         $  9,124,000  $ 10,486,000
  Crude oil inventory                              790,000       843,000
  Parts inventory                                  155,000       114,000
  Prepaid expenses                               1,274,000     1,086,000
  Derivative asset (Note 1)                        511,000             -
  Investments in related party (Notes 1 and 2)   3,669,000       461,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                15,523,000    12,990,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Property and Equipment (Note 3)
  Petroleum and natural gas properties
   and related equipment                       186,526,000   176,602,000
  Accumulated depletion and depreciation       (63,909,000)  (54,650,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               122,617,000   121,952,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              $138,140,000  $134,942,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Liabilities

Current
  Distributions payable                       $          -  $  4,050,000
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       8,970,000    13,748,000
  Debt (Note 4)                                 56,594,000    45,379,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                65,564,000    63,177,000

Future Income Tax Liability (Note 5)             6,914,000     3,587,000
Asset Retirement Obligations                    14,842,000    14,819,000
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                                                87,320,000    81,583,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Commitments (Note 9)
Unitholders' Equity (Note 6)
  Unit capital                                  90,426,000    89,488,000
  Contributed surplus                            1,863,000     1,116,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                92,289,000    90,604,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Deficit                                      (44,567,000)  (37,245,000)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income
   (Note 7)                                      3,098,000             -
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               (41,469,000)  (37,245,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                50,820,000    53,359,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              $138,140,000  $134,942,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


BONTERRA ENERGY INCOME TRUST

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND DEFICIT

For the periods ended September 30 (unaudited)

                          Three Months                Nine Months
                       2007          2006          2007         2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revenue

  Oil and gas
   sales           $23,685,000   $23,269,000   $68,934,000   $67,710,000
  Hedging gain
   (loss)              109,000       396,000       924,000      (695,000)
  Royalties         (2,682,000)   (2,647,000)   (9,128,000)   (8,098,000)
  Gain on sale
   of property               -             -             -       532,000
  Alberta royalty
   tax credits               -       149,000             -       484,000
  Interest and
   other                 9,000         4,000        42,000        39,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    21,121,000    21,171,000    60,772,000    59,972,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Expenses

  Production costs   6,401,000     5,689,000    18,538,000    16,241,000
  General and
   administrative      773,000       570,000     1,864,000     1,814,000
  Interest on debt     709,000       414,000     2,150,000     1,068,000
  Unit based
   compensation        437,000       332,000       840,000       697,000
  Dry hole costs     1,244,000             -     1,720,000             -
  Depletion,
   depreciation
   and accretion     3,492,000     3,219,000    10,278,000     8,726,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    13,056,000    10,224,000    35,390,000    28,546,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Earnings before
 Income Taxes        8,065,000    10,947,000    25,382,000    31,426,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Income Taxes
 (Recovery)
  Current               89,000        97,000       247,000       287,000
  Future            (1,110,000)      409,000     2,705,000       360,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    (1,021,000)      506,000     2,952,000       647,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net Earnings for
 the Period          9,086,000    10,441,000    22,430,000    30,779,000
Deficit at beginning
 of period         (42,489,000)  (26,065,000)  (37,245,000)  (27,214,000)
Distributions
 declared          (11,164,000)  (11,899,000)  (29,752,000)  (31,088,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Deficit at End
 of Period        ($44,567,000) ($27,523,000) ($44,567,000) ($27,523,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net Earnings per
 Trust Unit -
 Basic (Note 6)    $      0.54   $      0.62   $      1.33   $      1.84
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net Earnings per
 Trust Unit -
 Diluted (Note 6)  $      0.54   $      0.62   $      1.32   $      1.82
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


BONTERRA ENERGY INCOME TRUST

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF UNITHOLDERS' EQUITY

For the periods ended September 30 (unaudited)

                          Three Months                Nine Months
                       2007          2006          2007         2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unitholders'
 equity, beginning
 of period         $51,920,000   $61,202,000   $53,359,000   $57,322,000
Comprehensive
 income for the
 period              9,487,000    10,441,000    23,148,000    30,779,000
Adjustment of
 opening accumulated
 comprehensive
 income (Note 1)             -             -     2,380,000             -
Net capital
 contributions         140,000       311,000       845,000     2,677,000
Unit based
 compensation
 adjustment            437,000       332,000       840,000       697,000
Distributions
 declared          (11,164,000)  (11,899,000)  (29,752,000)  (31,088,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unitholders'
 Equity, End of
 Period            $50,820,000   $60,387,000   $50,820,000   $60,387,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

BONTERRA ENERGY INCOME TRUST
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
For the periods ended September 30 (unaudited)

                                               Three Months  Nine Months
                                                   2007          2007
Net Earnings for the Period                    $ 9,086,000   $22,430,000

Other comprehensive income, net of tax
Unrealized gains and losses on investments
 (net of income taxes; Three months ended
 - $93,000, Nine months ended $202,000)            542,000     1,170,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gains and losses on derivatives designated as
 cash flow hedges (net of income taxes;
 Three months ended ($26,000),
 Nine months ended $83,000)                        (64,000)      202,000
Gains and losses on derivatives designated
 as cash flow hedges in prior periods
 transferred to net earnings in the current
 period (net of income taxes; Three Months
 ended - ($32,000), Nine Months ended
 - ($268,000))                                     (77,000)     (654,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Changes in gains and losses on derivatives
 designated as cash flow hedges (net of
 income taxes; Three months ended ($58,000),
 Nine months ended ($185,000))                    (141,000)     (452,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Other Comprehensive Income                         401,000       718,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comprehensive Income                           $ 9,487,000   $23,148,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

BONTERRA ENERGY INCOME TRUST
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the periods ended September 30 (unaudited)

                          Three Months                 Nine Months
                       2007          2006          2007          2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating Activities
  Net earnings for
   the period      $ 9,086,000   $10,441,000   $22,430,000   $30,779,000
  Items not
   affecting cash
    Gain on sale
     of property             -             -             -      (532,000)
    Unit based
     compensation      437,000       332,000       840,000       697,000
    Dry hole costs   1,244,000             -     1,720,000             -
    Depletion,
     depreciation
     and accretion   3,492,000     3,219,000    10,278,000     8,726,000
    Future income
     taxes
     (recovery)     (1,110,000)      409,000     2,705,000       360,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    13,149,000    14,401,000    37,973,000    40,030,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Change in non-cash
   operating working
   capital
    Accounts
     receivable       (230,000)      665,000       369,000       955,000
    Crude oil
     inventory         (32,000)      (33,000)       33,000      (186,000)
    Parts inventory    (65,000)      116,000       (41,000)      112,000
    Prepaid expenses   266,000       (73,000)     (188,000)     (604,000)
    Accounts payable
     and accrued
     liabilities      (979,000)     (710,000)      450,000       105,000
  Asset retirement
   obligations
   settled            (223,000)     (268,000)     (532,000)     (393,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    (1,263,000)     (303,000)       91,000       (11,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash Provided by
 Operating
 Activities         11,886,000    14,098,000    38,064,000    40,019,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Financing
 Activities
  Increase in debt   1,993,000     6,183,000    11,215,000    17,525,000
  Unit option
   proceeds            140,000       311,000       845,000     2,677,000
  Unit
   distributions   (11,164,000)  (11,899,000)  (33,802,000)  (34,726,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash Used in
 Financing
 Activities         (9,031,000)   (5,405,000)  (21,742,000)  (14,524,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Investing Activities
  Property and
   equipment
   expenditures     (2,763,000)  (12,597,000)  (12,087,000)  (28,891,000)
  Proceeds on sale
   of properties             -             -             -       750,000
  Change in non-cash
   working capital
    Accounts
     receivable              -       379,000       993,000      (342,000)
    Accounts payable
     and accrued
     liabilities       (92,000)    3,525,000    (5,228,000)    2,988,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash Used in
 Investing
 Activities         (2,855,000)   (8,693,000)  (16,322,000)  (25,495,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net Cash Inflow              -             -             -             -
Cash, beginning
 of period                   -             -             -             -
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash, End of
 Period            $         -   $         -   $         -   $         -
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash Interest Paid $   709,000   $   414,000   $ 2,150,000   $ 1,068,000
Cash Taxes Paid
 (Recovered)       $    90,000   $   102,000   $   273,000  ($   292,000)
 


NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
------------------------------------------------------

Periods Ended September 30, 2007 and 2006 unaudited

1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The accounting policies and methods of application followed in the
preparation of the interim financial statements other than described
below are the same as those followed in the preparation of the Trust's
2006 annual financial statements. These interim financial statements do
not include all disclosure requirements for annual financial statements.
The interim financial statements as presented should be read in
conjunction with the 2006 annual financial statements.

Financial instruments - recognition and measurement

On January 1, 2007, the Trust adopted Section 3855 of the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Accounts' ("CICA") Handbook, "Financial
Instruments - Recognition and Measurement" and Section 3861 Financial
Instruments - Presentation and Disclosure. It sets out the standards for
recognizing and measuring financial instruments in the balance sheet and
the standards for reporting gains and losses in the financial statements.
Financial assets available for sale, assets and liabilities held for
trading and derivative financial instruments, part of a hedging
relationship or not, have to be measured at fair value.

The Trust has made the following classifications:

- Investment in related party is classified as available-for sale and
will thus be marked-to-market through comprehensive income at each
period end.

- Accounts receivable are classified as loans and receivables and are
recorded at amortized cost using the effective interest method. Gains
and losses are recognized in net earnings when the asset is no longer
recognized.

- Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and bank debt are classified
as other financial liabilities and are recorded at amortized cost
using the effective interest method. Gains and losses are recognized
in net earnings when the liability is no longer recognized.

The adoption of this Section is done retroactively without restatement of
the consolidated financial statements of prior periods. As of
January 1, 2007, the impact on the consolidated balance sheet of
measuring the investment in related party at marked-to-market was an
increase of $1,836,000 to investment in a related party, an increase in
future tax liability of $270,000 and an increase in accumulated other
comprehensive income of $1,566,000.

The impact on the consolidated financial balance sheet of measuring
hedging derivatives at fair value as at January 1, 2007 was an increase
in other assets of $1,148,000, an increase in future tax liability of
$334,000 and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income of
$814,000.

The Trust selected January 1, 2003 as its transition date for embedded
derivatives. An embedded derivative is a component of a financial
instrument or another contract of which the characteristics are similar
to a derivative. This had no impact on the consolidated financial
statements.

Comprehensive income

On January 1, 2007, the Trust adopted Section 1530 of the CICA Handbook,
"Comprehensive Income". It describes reporting and disclosure
recommendations with respect to comprehensive income and its components.
Comprehensive income is the change in unitholders' equity, which results
from transactions and events from sources other than the Trust's
unitholders. These transactions and events include unrealized gains and
losses from changes in fair value of certain financial instruments.
The adoption of this Section implied that the Trust now presents a
consolidated statement of comprehensive income as a part of the
consolidated financial statements.

Equity

On January 1, 2007, the Trust adopted Section 3251 of the CICA Handbook
"Equity" replacing Section 3250 "Surplus". It describes standards for the
presentation of equity and changes in equity for reporting periods as a
result of the application of Section 1530 "Comprehensive Income".

Hedges

On January 1, 2007, the Trust adopted Section 3865 of the CICA Handbook
"Hedges". The recommendations of this Section expand the guidelines
required by Accounting Guideline 13(AcG-13), Hedging Relationships. This
section describes when and how hedge accounting can be applied as well as
the disclosure requirements. Hedge accounting enables the recording of
gains, losses, revenues and expenses from the derivative financial
instrument in the same period as those related to the hedge item.

Accounting changes

The Trust also adopted Section 1506, "Accounting Changes," whereby the
only impact is to provide disclosure of when an entity has not applied a
new source of GAAP that has been issued but is not yet effective. This is
the case with Section 3862, "Financial Instruments Disclosures" and
Section 3863, "Financial Instruments Presentations" which are required to
be adopted for fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 2007. The
Trust will adopt these standards on January 1, 2008 and it is expected
that the only effect on the Trust will be incremental disclosures
regarding the significance of financial instruments for the entity's
financial position and performance; and the nature, extent and management
of risks arising from financial instruments to which the entity is
exposed.

2. INVESTMENT IN RELATED PARTY

The investment consists of 689,682 (December 31, 2006 - 689,682) common
shares in Comaplex Minerals Corp. (Comaplex), a company with common
directors and management. The investment is recorded at fair market
value. The fair market value, as determined by using the trading price of
the stock at September 30, 2007, was $3,669,000 (December 31, 2006 -
$2,297,000). The common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol CMF. The investment represents less than a two percent
ownership in the outstanding shares of Comaplex.


3.  PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

                      September 30, 2007           December 31, 2006
                                Accumulated                 Accumulated
                               Depletion and               Depletion and
                       Cost     Depreciation       Cost     Depreciation
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Undeveloped land  $    334,000  $          -  $    334,000  $          -
Petroleum and
 natural gas
 properties and
 related equipment 185,202,000    63,242,000   175,353,000    54,008,000
Furniture,
 equipment and
 other                 990,000       667,000       915,000       642,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  $186,526,000  $ 63,909,000  $176,602,000  $ 54,650,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 


4. DEBT

The Trust through its operating subsidiaries has a bank revolving credit
facility of $69,900,000 at September 30, 2007 (December 31, 2006 -
$59,900,000). The terms of the credit facility provide that the loan is
due on demand and is subject to annual review. The credit facility has no
fixed payment requirements. The amount available for borrowing under the
credit facility is reduced by the amount of outstanding letters of
credit. Letters of credit totalling $340,000 were issued at
September 30, 2007 (December 31, 2006 - $340,000). Security for the
credit facility consists of various fixed and floating demand debentures
totalling $79,000,000 over all of the Trust's assets, and a general
security agreement with first ranking over all personal and real
property.

The credit facility carries an interest rate of Canadian chartered bank
prime. The Trust has classified this debt as a current liability as
required by generally accepted accounting principles. It has been
management's experience that these types of loans which are required to
be classified as a current liability are seldom called by principal
bankers as long as all the terms and conditions of the loan are complied
with. Cash interest paid during the nine month periods ended
September 30, 2007 and 2006 for these loans were $2,150,000 and
$1,068,000 respectively.

5. INCOME TAXES

The Trust has recorded a future income tax liability related to assets
and liabilities and related tax amounts. The following figures reflect
the consequences of the Canadian Federal Governments October 31, 2006
announcement on the future taxation of Income Trusts:


                                              September 30, December 31,
                                                   2007          2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Future income tax liability related to assets
 and liabilities:                             $ 11,805,000  $  6,233,000
Future tax asset related to finance costs:         (95,000)            -
Future tax asset related to corporate
 tax losses carried forward in the subsidiary
 companies                                      (4,796,000)   (2,646,000)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              $  6,914,000  $  3,587,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Income tax expense varies from the amounts that would be computed by
applying Canadian federal and provincial income tax rates as follows:

                                                   2007          2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Earnings before income taxes                  $ 25,382,000  $ 31,426,000
Combined federal and provincial income tax
 rates                                               32.38%        34.97%
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Income tax provision calculated using
 statutory tax rates                             8,219,000    10,989,000
Increase (decrease) in taxes resulting from:
  Saskatchewan resource surcharge                  247,000       287,000
  Unit-based compensation                          272,000       244,000
  Non-deductible crown royalties                         -       815,000
  Resource allowance                                     -    (1,452,000)
  Change in effective tax rate of the Trust      3,801,000             -
  Trust income allocated to Unitholders         (9,685,000)  (10,098,000)
  Others                                            98,000      (138,000)
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Income tax expense                            $  2,952,000  $    647,000
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The Trust's subsidiaries have the following tax pools, which may be used
to reduce taxable income in future years, limited to the applicable rates
of utilization:

                                                 Rate of
                                               Utilization
                                                    %          Amount
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Undepreciated capital costs                         20-100  $ 16,324,000
Canadian oil and gas property expenditures              10     1,665,000
Canadian development expenditures                       30    29,526,000
Canadian exploration expenditures                      100        93,000
Income tax losses carried forward(1)                   100    16,367,000
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                                                            $ 63,975,000
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(1) Income tax losses carried forward expire in 2014 ($635,000), 2015
    ($3,574,000), 2026 ($4,826,000) and 2027 ($7,332,000). 

The Trust has the following tax pools, which may be used in reducing
future taxable income allocated to its Unitholders:

                                                 Rate of
                                               Utilization
                                                    %          Amount
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Canadian oil and gas property expenditures              10  $ 14,583,000
Finance costs                                           20       411,000
Eligible capital expenditures                            7       354,000
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                                                            $ 15,348,000
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On October 31, 2006, the Canadian Federal Government announced a proposed
Trust taxation pertaining to taxation of distributions paid by publicly
traded income trusts and this was enacted by legislation in June, 2007.
Previously, distributions paid to unitholders, other than returns of
capital, were claimed as a deduction by the Trust in arriving at taxable
income whereby tax is eliminated at the Trust level and is paid by the
unitholders. The June, 2007 legislation results in a two-tiered tax
structure whereby distributions commencing in 2011 would first be subject
to a 31.5 percent tax at the Trust level and then investors would be
subject to tax on the distribution as if it were a taxable dividend paid
by a taxable Canadian corporation.

Prior to June 2007, the Trust estimated the future income tax on certain
temporary differences between amounts recorded on its balance sheet for
book and tax purposes at a nil effective tax rate. The entire balance of
the future income tax liability reported related to assets and
liabilities and related tax amounts held through the Trust's 100 percent
held subsidiaries. Under the legislation, the Trust now estimates the
effective tax rate on post 2010 reversal of these temporary differences
to be 31.5%. Temporary differences at the Trust level reversing before
2011 will still give rise to nil future income taxes.

Based on its assets and liabilities as at September 30, 2007, the Trust
has estimated the amount of its temporary differences which were
previously not subject to tax and estimated the periods in which these
differences will reverse. The Trust estimates that $12,070,000 net
taxable temporary differences will reverse after January 1, 2011,
resulting in an additional $3,801,000 future income tax liability. The
taxable temporary differences relate principally to the excess of net
book value of oil and gas properties over the remaining tax pools
attributable thereto.

As the legislation gives rise to a change in the Trust's estimated future
income tax liability in the period, the recognition of the additional
liability is accounted for prospectively in the period and an additional
$3,801,000 of future income tax expense has been recorded for the period.
While the Trust believes it will be subject to additional tax under the
new legislation, the estimated effective tax rate on temporary difference
reversals after 2011 may change in future periods. As the legislation is
new, future technical interpretations of the legislation could occur and
could materially affect management's estimate of the future income tax
liability.

The amount and timing of reversals of temporary differences will also
depend on the Trust's future operating results, acquisitions and
dispositions of assets and liabilities, and distribution policy. A
significant change in any of the preceding assumptions could materially
affect the Trust's estimate of the future income tax liability.

6. UNIT CAPITAL

Authorized

The Trust is authorized to issue an unlimited number of trust units
without nominal or par value.


Issued                             Number        Amount
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Trust Units
Balance, January 1, 2007          16,874,658  $ 89,488,000
Issued pursuant to Trust's unit
 option plan                          47,000       845,000
Transfer of contributed surplus
 to unit capital                           -        93,000
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Balance, September 30, 2007       16,921,658  $ 90,426,000
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The number of trust units used to calculate diluted net earnings per unit
for the period ended September 30, 2007 of 16,941,635 (2006 - 16,809,422)
included the basic weighted average number of units outstanding of
16,907,105 (2006 - 16,703,957) plus 34,530 (2006 - 105,465) units related
to the dilutive effect of unit options.


The deficit balance is composed of the following items:

                                September 30, September 30,
                                     2007          2006
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Accumulated earnings            $144,836,000  $115,935,000
Accumulated cash distributions  (189,403,000) (143,458,000)
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Deficit                         ($44,567,000) ($27,523,000)
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The Trust provides an option plan for its directors, officers, employees
and consultants. Under the plan, the Trust may grant options for up to
1,692,000 (December 31, 2006 - 1,687,000) trust units. The exercise price
of each option granted equals the market price of the trust unit on the
date of grant and the option's maximum term is five years.
A summary of the status of the Trust's unit option plan as of
September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, and changes during the nine
month and twelve month periods ending on those dates is presented below:


                      September 30, 2007          December 31, 2006
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                                  Weighted-                   Weighted-
                                   Average                     Average
                                  Exercise                    Exercise
                     Options        Price        Options        Price
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Outstanding at
 beginning of
 period                721,500  $      26.55       646,000  $      18.67
Options granted        546,000         28.12       447,000         29.18
Options exercised      (47,000)        17.97      (339,500)        15.20
Options cancelled      (44,000)        27.92       (32,000)        24.70
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Outstanding at end
 of period           1,176,500  $      27.57       721,500  $      26.55
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Options exercisable
 at end of period      229,500  $      24.56       212,500  $      22.62
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The following table summarizes information about unit options outstanding
at September 30, 2007:

                        Options Outstanding        Options Exercisable
                 -------------------------------- ----------------------
                              Weighted-
                               Average   Weighted-             Weighted-
Range of            Number    Remaining   Average    Number     Average
Exercise         Outstanding Contractual Exercise Exercisable  Exercise
Prices            At 9/30/07     Life      Price   At 9/30/07    Price
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$22.45-$23.35        231,500  1.5 years  $   23.32    194,500  $   23.31
$24.20-$25.00         20,000  2.3 years      24.21          -          -
$26.60                 5,000  2.3 years      26.60          -          -
$28.30-$28.75        880,000  2.2 years      28.49     15,000      28.72
$32.00-$33.75         40,000  2.2 years      33.55     20,000      33.55
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$22.45-$33.75      1,176,500  2.1 years  $   27.57    229,500  $   24.56
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The Trust records a compensation expense over the vesting period based on
the fair value of options granted to employees, directors and
consultants.

7. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


Nine months ended September 30, 2007

                                                Other
                                            Comprehensive
                                Opening         Income         Ending
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Unrealized gains and losses
 on available-for sale
 financial assets            $   1,566,000  $   1,170,000  $   2,736,000
Unrealized gains and losses
 on derivatives designated
 as cash flow hedges               814,000       (452,000)       362,000
                             -------------- -------------- --------------
                             $   2,380,000  $     718,000  $   3,098,000
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8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Trust received a management fee from Comaplex of $225,000
(2006 - $225,000) for management services, accounting services and office
administration. This cost has been included as a recovery of general and
administrative expenses. The above charge represents the fair value of
the services rendered. At September 30, 2007 the Trust had an accounts
receivable from Comaplex of $121,000 (December 31, 2006 - $38,000).
The Trust received a management fee from Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.

(Pine Cliff) of $162,000 (2006 - $162,000) for management services,
accounting services and office administration. This fee has been included
as a recovery in general and administrative expenses. As at
September 30, 2007 the Trust had no amounts for accounts receivable from
or accounts payable to Pine Cliff. The above charge represents the fair
value of the services rendered.

9. COMMITMENTS - FUTURE SALES AGREEMENTS

The Trust entered into the following commodity hedging contracts for a
portion of its 2007 and 2008 production:


                                      Volume
Period of Agreement     Commodity     per day   Index    Price (Cdn.)
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July 1, 2007 to
 December 31, 2007      Crude Oil    500 barrels   WTI   Floor of $75.00
                                                         and ceiling of
                                                         $93.00 per
                                                         barrel

July 1, 2007 to
 December 31, 2007      Crude Oil    500 barrels   WTI   Floor of $70.00
                                                         and ceiling of
                                                         $80.06 per
                                                         barrel

January 1, 2008 to
 June 30, 2008          Crude Oil  1,000 barrels   WTI   Floor of $73.00
                                                         and ceiling of
                                                         $83.00 per
                                                         barrel

July 1, 2008 to
 December 30, 2008      Crude Oil    500 barrels   WTI   Floor of $73.00
                                                         and ceiling of
                                                         $80.68 per
                                                         barrel

April 1, 2007 to
 October 31, 2007     Natural Gas     1,000 GJ's  AECO   Floor of $6.50
                                                         and ceiling of
                                                         $9.20 per GJ

November 1, 2007 to
 March 31, 2008       Natural Gas     2,000 GJ's  AECO   Floor of $6.50
                                                         and ceiling of
                                                         $10.37 per GJ 


10. SUBSEQUENT EVENT - DISTRIBUTIONS

Subsequent to September 30, 2007, the Trust declared distributions of
$0.22 per unit payable on October 31 and November 30, 2007 to Unitholders
of record on October 15 and November 15, 2007 respectively. The
distributions represent amounts related to September and October 2007
operations.


For further information: Additional information relating to the Trust may be found on SEDAR.COM as well as on the Trust's website at www.bonterraenergy.com


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

George F. Fink
President, and CEO

or

Garth E. Schultz
Vice President - Finance, and CFO
(403) 262-5307
Fax (403) 265-7488

 

 
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