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Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. announces second quarter 2011 financial results highlighted by increased sales volumes, cash flows and earnings


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CALGARY, Aug. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - (TSX: BXE) Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. ("Bellatrix" or the "Company") announces its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Please refer to our cautionary language on forward-looking statements and the other matters set forth at the beginning of the management's discussion and analysis attached to this press release.

Effective January 1, 2011, Bellatrix began reporting its financial results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").  Prior year comparative amounts have been restated to reflect results as if Bellatrix had always prepared its financial results using IFRS.  Please see additional discussion regarding IFRS later in this press release.

HIGHLIGHTS
    Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
    2011 2010 2011 2010
FINANCIAL (unaudited)        
(CDN$000s except share and per share amounts)        
Revenue (before royalties and risk management(1)) 53,444 25,574 93,979 52,503
Funds flow from operations (2) 23,126 10,610 40,153 20,808
  Per basic share(5) $0.22 $0.11 $0.40 $0.23
  Per diluted share(5) $0.21 $0.11 $0.37 $0.23
Cash flow from operating activities 23,825 6,065 39,543 19,521
  Per basic share(5) $0.23 $0.07 $0.39 $0.22
  Per diluted share(5) $0.22 $0.07 $0.37 $0.22
Net profit (loss)(7) 12,315 (6,351) 6,828 (2,382)
  Per basic share(5) $0.12 $(0.07) $0.07 $(0.03)
  Per diluted share (5) $0.11 $(0.07) $0.07 $(0.03)
Exploration and development 28,775 15,096 84,261 33,407
Corporate and property acquisitions 180 3,187 3,811 3,222
Capital expenditures - cash 28,955 18,283 88,072 36,629
Property dispositions - cash (171) (627) (41) (580)
Non-cash items 440 1,205 953 1,475
Total capital expenditures - net 29,224 18,861 88,984 37,524
Long-term debt 44,653 34,401 44,653 34,401
Convertible debentures(3) 48,316 46,906 48,316 46,906
Working capital excess (7,970) (11) (7,970) (11)
Total net debt (3) 84,999 81,296 84,999 81,296
Total assets(7) 541,717 431,764 541,717 431,764
Shareholders' equity(7) 358,890 283,013 358,890 283,013

OPERATING   Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
    2011 2010 2011 2010
Average daily sales volumes          
  Crude oil, condensate and NGLs (bbls/d) 4,450 2,076 4,157 1,992
  Natural gas (mcf/d) 43,157 33,570 40,268 32,811
  Total oil equivalent (boe/d) 11,643 7,671 10,868 7,461
Average prices        
  Light crude oil and condensate ($/bbl) 100.88 76.25 92.77 77.02
  NGLs ($/bbl) 56.15 42.72 53.99 43.41
  Heavy oil ($/bbl) 71.46 63.10 66.82 63.98
  Crude oil, condensate and NGLs ($/bbl) 91.13 65.66 84.77 66.16
  Crude oil, condensate and NGLs (including risk management(1)) ($/bbl) 84.67 66.73 80.02 66.72
  Natural gas ($/mcf) 4.06 4.15 4.00 4.65
  Natural gas (including risk management (1)) ($/mcf) 4.38 5.43 4.17 5.72
  Total oil equivalent ($/boe) 49.87 35.92 47.25 38.11
  Total oil equivalent (including risk management (1)) ($/boe) 48.58 41.81 46.07 42.99
             
Statistics          
  Operating netback(4) ($/boe) 26.70 14.67 25.15 16.18
  Operating netback(4) (including risk management (1)) ($/boe) 25.41 20.56 23.96 21.07
  Transportation ($/boe) 1.42 1.26 1.36 1.25
  Production expenses ($/boe) 11.50 13.00 11.93 13.18
  General & administrative ($/boe) 2.74 3.89 2.63 3.89
  Royalties as a % of sales after transportation   21% 20% 19% 20%
           
COMMON SHARES          
Common shares outstanding   107,389,799 92,483,866 107,389,799 92,483,866
Share options outstanding   7,863,932 6,159,872 7,863,932 6,159,872
Shares issuable on conversion of convertible debentures(6)   9,821,429 9,821,429 9,821,429 9,821,429
Diluted common shares outstanding   125,075,160 108,465,167 125,075,160 108,465,167
Diluted weighted average shares (5)   114,211,095 92,481,374 100,258,898 90,358,879
           
SHARE TRADING STATISTICS          
(CDN$, except volumes) based on intra-day trading          
High   5.96 4.04 6.19 4.60
Low   4.48 2.53 4.48 2.53
Close   4.54 3.07 4.54 3.07
Average daily volume   713,592 552,749 630,837 725,975

(1) The Company has entered into various commodity price risk management contracts which are considered to be economic hedges.  Per   unit metrics after risk management includes only the realized portion of gains or losses on commodity contracts.

  The Company does not apply hedge accounting to these contracts.  As such, these contracts are revalued to fair value at the end of each reporting date.  This results in recognition of unrealized gains or losses over the term of these contracts which is reflected each reporting period until these contracts are settled, at which time realized gains or losses are recorded.  These unrealized gains or losses on commodity contracts are not included for purposes of per share metrics calculations disclosed.

(2) The highlights section contains the term "funds flow from operations" which should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than cash flow from operating activities as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") as an indicator of the Company's performance. Therefore reference to diluted funds flow from operations or funds flow from operations per share may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures for other entities. Management uses funds flow from operations to analyze operating performance and leverage and considers funds flow from operations to be a key measure as it demonstrates the Company's ability to generate the cash necessary to fund future capital investments and to repay debt.  The reconciliation between cash flow from operating activities and funds flow from operations can be found in the Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A").  Funds flow from operations per share is calculated using the weighted average number of common shares for the period.

(3) Net debt and total net debt are considered non-GAAP terms.  The Company's calculation of total net debt includes the liability component of convertible debentures and excludes deferred liabilities, long-term commodity contract liabilities, decommissioning liabilities, long-term finance lease obligation and the deferred tax liability.  Net debt and total net debt include the net working capital deficiency (excess) before short-term commodity contract assets and liabilities and current finance lease obligation.  Net debt also excludes the liability component of convertible debentures. A reconciliation between total liabilities under GAAP and total net debt and net debt as calculated by the Company is found in the MD&A.

(4) Operating netbacks are calculated by subtracting royalties, transportation, and operating costs from revenues before other income.

(5) Basic weighted average shares for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 were 103,044,134 (2010: 92,481,374) and   100,258,898 (2010: 90,358,879), respectively.

  In computing weighted average diluted earnings per share, diluted cash flow from operations and funds flow from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2011 a total of 1,345,532 (2010: nil) common shares were added to the denominator as a consequence of applying the treasury stock method to the Company's outstanding share options and a total of 9,821,429 (2010: nil) common shares issuable on conversion of convertible debentures were also added to the denominator as they were dilutive, resulting in diluted weighted average common shares of 114,211,095.  As a consequence, a total of $0.7 million for interest accretion expense (net of income tax effect) was added to the numerator.

  In computing weighted average diluted earnings per share for the six months ended June 30, 2011 a total of 7,863,932 (2010: 6,159,872) share options and 9,821,429 (2010: 9,821,429) common shares issuable on conversion of convertible debentures were excluded from the calculation as they were not dilutive. 

In computing weighted average diluted cash flow from operations and funds flow from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2011 a total of 1,462,842 (2010: nil) shares were added to the denominator as a consequence of applying the treasury stock method to the Company's outstanding share options and a total of 9,821,429 (2010: nil) common shares issuable on conversion of convertible debentures were also added to the denominator as they were dilutive, resulting in diluted weighted average common shares of 111,543,169. As a consequence, a total of $1.5 million for interest accretion expense (net of income tax effect) was added to the numerator.

(6) Shares issuable on conversion of convertible debentures are calculated as the $55.0 million principal amount of the convertible   debentures divided by the conversion price of $5.60 per share.

(7) As of January 1, 2011, Bellatrix prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS, IFRS 1 - First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS 1") and International Accounting Standard 34 - Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.  Previously, Bellatrix's financial statements were prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("previous GAAP").  Reconciliations between previous GAAP and IFRS financial information can be found in the consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.

REPORT TO SHAREHOLDERS

West central Alberta has experienced a prolonged (April through July) extremely wet spring breakup turning the province into a quagmire of execrable conditions. As a result, most companies have experienced both increased production downtime and delays in initiating the third quarter drilling programs.

Bellatrix's strategy is to control its infrastructure and ensure "on time" tie-ins in consort with our well completions which has resulted in minimal disruption through breakup, which is estimated at approximately 300 boe/d.  Bellatrix's sales volumes for the second quarter of 2011 were 11,643 boe/d, a 15.5% increase from the first quarter 2011 sales volumes of 10,084 boe/d and up 52% from second quarter 2010 sales volumes of 7,671 boe/d.

OPERATIONS

Operational highlights for the six months ended June 30, 2011 include:

  • The Company established 100% drill bit success for the first six months of 2011 by drilling 23 gross (13.78 net) wells consisting of 17 gross (11.38 net) oil wells and 6 gross (2.4 net) liquids rich gas wells.  The Company drilled two gross Cardium oil wells (1.71 net) in the second quarter of 2011.

  • Q2 2011 sales volumes averaged 11,643 boe/d (weighted 38% to oil, condensate and NGLs and 62% to natural gas).  This represents a 15.5% increase from first quarter 2011 average sales volumes of 10,084 boe/d and up 52% from second quarter 2010 sales volumes of 7,671 boe/d.

  • Oil, condensate and NGLs have increased to 38% of total sales volumes in Q2 2011 from 27% in Q2 2010.

  • Year to date as at August 10, 2011, Bellatrix has added 40 gross and net contiguous sections in the Ferrier area which includes highly prospective Cardium and Duvernay mineral rights.  During the first quarter of 2011, Bellatrix entered into an agreement to acquire 20 net sections of Cardium rights.  In August 2011, Bellatrix added an additional 20 gross and net contiguous sections in the Ferrier area.

  • The Company now has 400 net locations in the Cardium light gravity oil play and 100 locations in the Notikewin condensate rich gas resource play yielding over $1.8 billion in future development expenditures based on current costs of drilling.

  • The Company now controls 49 gross (46 net) sections of Duvernay rights in West Central Alberta.

  • As at June 30, 2011 Bellatrix had approximately 218,067 net undeveloped acres of land in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

  • Bellatrix acquired ownership in 2 gas plants (with net 20% and 9.88% working interests, respectively) in our core area (Ferrier/Alder Flats) of 23 mmcf/d capacity to handle existing and future projected production which will significantly reduce processing fees.

  • For the year to date, Bellatrix installed 21 km of gathering system pipeline consisting of 15 km of 8 inch line and 6 km of 10 inch line which included a major river crossing under the Brazeau River facilitating the tie in of 6 wells boosting the operating results for Q2 2011.

  • With respect to acquisitions and dispositions in Q2 2011, Bellatrix closed two transactions consisting the sale of a minor property interest in Saskatchewan (160 gross and 14 net acres) and a swap of interests where Bellatrix increased its Cardium exposure in 3.5 gross (1.7 net) sections in the Greater Pembina area.

In addition to the production disruptions, the Company has experienced delays in drilling and completion activities due to the very wet field conditions.  The Company has drilled two gross Cardium wells (1.71 net) in the second quarter of 2011.  The first well (0.71 net) was completed and brought on production on July 3, 2011 with an initial production ("IP") average rate for 7 days of 945 boe/d. The second well (1.0 net) was completed on July 28, 2011 and has posted an IP average rate for 7 days of 595 boe/d.  In the second quarter 2011, the Company also completed one gross well (0.33 net) that was drilled in the first quarter of 2011 and was brought on production on June 16, 2011 with an IP average rate for 7 days of 667 boe/d, an IP average rate for 15 days of 485 boe/d, and an IP average rate for 30 days of 375 boe/d.

The following graph has been updated to show the Cardium well performance on average for the nine months since introducing water fracture treatments. The average production rate of 26 water fraced wells is 123 boe/d at nine months which compares to the average of 14 oil fraced wells at nine months of 65 boe/d.

To view "Bellatrix Horizontal Cardium Oil Production", please click on http://files.newswire.ca/958/GraphBellatrix.pdf

FINANCIAL

Financial highlights for the six months ended June 30, 2011 include:

  • Q2 2011 revenue of $53.4 million more than doubling the $25.6 million in Q2 2010.  Revenue for the first six months of 2011 was $94.0 million up from $53.1 million in the same period in 2010. The increase in revenues is a result of higher sales volumes in conjunction with higher light crude oil, condensate and NGL prices for 2011 compared to 2010.

  • Funds flow from operations for Q2 2011 was $23.1 million, up 118% from $10.6 million in Q2 2010 and up 36% when compared to $17.0 million generated in Q1 2011.  Funds flow from operations for the first six months of 2011 was $40.2 million, up from $20.8 million in the same period in 2010.

  • Bellatrix had a net profit of $12.3 million for Q2 2011, compared to a net loss of $6.4 million for Q2 2010. Net profit for the first six months of 2011 was $6.8 million, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million in the same period in 2010.  The net profit for the three and six month periods of 2011 is reflective of higher operating netbacks as a result of improved commodity pricing for crude oil, condensate and NGLs and increased sales volumes.  In addition, the net profit for Q2 2011 was impacted by non-cash unrealized gains on commodity price risk management contracts of $11.5 million, as well as higher depletion and depreciation and deferred tax expense.

  • Crude oil and NGLs produced 70% and 69% of revenue for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

  • Bellatrix spent $88.1 million on capital projects in the first six months of 2011 consisting of $61.5 million on drilling and completions, $12.2 million capital on facilities and equipment, $13.8 million capital on property and lease acquisitions and retention with the remaining $0.6 million spent on other items.   During the second quarter of 2011, Bellatrix spent $29.0 on capital projects, including approximately $6.0 spent on well tubing and other inventory, as well as, approximately $2.0 million on survey and lease preparation costs related  to the second half 2011 drilling program.

  • Production expenses tumbled to $11.50/boe ($12.2 million) for Q2 2011, compared to $13.00/boe ($9.0 million) for Q2 2010.  Production expenses for the first six months of 2011 were $11.94/boe ($23.5 million), compared to $13.18/boe ($17.8 million) for the same period in 2010.

  • G&A expenses continue to improve to $2.74/boe in the second quarter of 2011, a 30% reduction from $3.89/boe posted in the same period in 2010.

  • Operating netbacks before risk management continue to grow in response to the Company's improved liquids mix to $26.70/boe in Q2 2011, up 82% from $14.67/boe in Q2 2010 and up 14% from $23.33/boe in Q1 2011.

  • Total net debt as of June 30, 2011 was $85.0 million, including the liability component of convertible debentures.

  • On May 11, 2011, Bellatrix closed a $55 million bought deal equity financing.  The financing facilitates acceleration of development of our inventory of 400 net Cardium locations and 100 net Notikewin locations which represents $1.8 billion of development capital, based on current costs of drilling, exceeding 10 years of cash flow at current levels.

  • Increased 2011 capital expenditures program from $100 million to $170 million.

  • Effective June 1, 2011, the banking syndicate agreed to increase the borrowing base from $100 million to $140 million through to November 30, 2011 and extend the revolving period of the credit facility from June 28, 2011 to June 26, 2012.  As at June 30, 2011, Bellatrix had $44.7 million drawn on its credit facility.

  • Following the May 2011 equity financing, Bellatrix increased its estimated 2011 exit rate guidance from 13,000 boe/d to 15,000 boe/d.

COMMODITY PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT

As at August 10, 2011, the Company has entered into commodity price risk management arrangements as follows:

                     
Type   Period   Volume   Price Floor   Price Ceiling   Index
Oil fixed   January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011   1,000 bbl/d   $   88.18 CDN   $   88.18 CDN   WTI
Oil fixed   January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011   500 bbl/d   $   89.00 CDN   $   89.00 CDN   WTI
Oil fixed   January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011   500 bbl/d   $      89.10 US   $    89.10 US   WTI
Oil fixed   February 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011   500 bbl/d   $      95.00 US   $      95.00 US   WTI
Oil fixed   March 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011   500 bbl/d   $      97.50 US   $      97.50 US   WTI
Oil call option   January 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012   833 bbl/d   -   $    110.00 US   WTI
Natural gas fixed       April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011   5,000 GJ/d   $     3.87 CDN   $     3.87 CDN   AECO
Natural gas fixed   April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011   5,000 GJ/d   $     3.65 CDN   $     3.65 CDN   AECO
Natural gas fixed   April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011   5,000 GJ/d   $   3.805 CDN   $   3.805 CDN   AECO
Natural gas fixed   April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011   5,000 GJ/d   $     3.80 CDN   $     3.80 CDN   AECO
Natural gas fixed   May 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011   5,000 GJ/d   $     6.30 CDN   $     6.30 CDN   AECO

Outlook

As previously disclosed in the Company's first quarter 2011 report, as a result of the successful completion of the May 2011 equity offering, Bellatrix revised its capital expenditure budget for 2011 from $100 million to $170 million, which includes the $88.1 million spent in the first half of 2011 on capital expenditures. Bellatrix will use cash flow, the proceeds of the financing, and to the extent necessary, bank indebtedness to fund its 2011 capital expenditures budget. As a result of the expansion of its 2011 capital program, Bellatrix revised its guidance on 2011 exit production from 13,000 boe/d to 15,000 boe/d.

The ongoing wet field conditions has also delayed the start of the Company's second half 2011 program by approximately 4 weeks. This later than anticipated start is expected to delay the timing of the proposed second half 2011 expenditures and will result in a delay in the timing of bringing on production for the second half program wells.

Based on the timing of proposed expenditures, downtime for anticipated plant turnarounds and normal production declines, execution of the 2011 budget is anticipated to provide 2011 average daily production of approximately 12,000 boe/d and an exit rate of approximately 15,000 boe/d. The 2011 capital budget is expected to be directed primarily towards our two high rate of return projects, horizontal drilling and completions activities in the Cardium oil and Notikewin condensate rich gas resource plays.

The Company will have four rigs drilling Cardium horizontal wells in central Alberta and is on track to fulfill its drilling goals for the remainder of 2011.  Bellatrix currently plans to drill 37 gross wells (26.66 net) in the second half 2011 drilling program.  The Company expects to drill approximately 32 gross Cardium horizontal wells (25.07 net), 5 gross Notikewin horizontal wells (1.59 net) in the West Central area of Alberta in the second half 2011 program.

Bellatrix continues to focus on the development of its core assets and conducts exploration programs utilizing its large inventory of geological prospects. As at June 30, 2011, Bellatrix has approximately 218,067 net undeveloped acres in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with in excess of 700 exploitation drilling opportunities identified, representing over 10 years of drilling inventory based on annual cash flow and current costs of drilling.  The Company continues to focus on adding Cardium prospective lands.

Bellatrix is focused on expanding the oil side of our business and is always staunchly devoted to providing growth in shareholder value.


Raymond G. Smith, P. Eng.
President and CEO
August 10, 2011

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

August 10, 2011 - The following Management's Discussion and Analysis of financial results as provided by the management of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. ("Bellatrix" or the "Company") should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 and the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 and the related Management's Discussion and Analysis of financial results as disclosure which is unchanged from such Management's Discussion and Analysis may not be repeated herein. This commentary is based on information available to, and is dated as of, August 10, 2011. The financial data presented is in Canadian dollars, except where indicated otherwise.  As of January 1, 2011, Bellatrix prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), IFRS 1 - First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS 1") and International Accounting Standard 34 - Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.  Previously, Bellatrix's financial statements were prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("previous GAAP").  Reconciliations between previous GAAP and IFRS financial information can be found in the consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.

CONVERSION:  The term barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil equivalent (6 mcf/bbl) is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.  All boe conversions in this report are derived from converting gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil.

NON-GAAP MEASURES:  This Management's Discussion and Analysis contains the term "funds flow from operations" which should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than "cash flow from operating activities" as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") as an indicator of the Company's performance. Therefore reference to funds flow from operations or funds flow from operations per share may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures for other entities. Management uses funds flow from operations to analyze operating performance and leverage and considers funds flow from operations to be a key measure as it demonstrates the Company's ability to generate the cash necessary to fund future capital investments and to repay debt.  The reconciliation between cash flow from operating activities and funds flow from operations can be found in the Management's Discussion and Analysis. Funds flow from operations per share is calculated using the weighted average number of shares for the period.

This Management's Discussion and Analysis also contains other terms such as total net debt and operating netbacks, which are not recognized measures under GAAP.  Total net debt is calculated as long-term debt plus the liability component of the convertible debentures and the net working capital deficiency (excess) before short-term commodity contract assets and liabilities and current finance lease obligation. Net debt is calculated as long-term debt plus the net working capital deficiency (excess) before short-term commodity contract assets and liabilities and current finance lease obligation. Operating netbacks are calculated by subtracting royalties, transportation, and operating expenses from revenues before other income.  Management believes these measures are useful supplemental measures of firstly, the total amount of current and long-term debt and secondly, the amount of revenues received after transportation, royalties and operating expenses.  Readers are cautioned, however, that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to other terms such as current and long-term debt or net income determined in accordance with GAAP as measures of performance. Bellatrix's method of calculating these measures may differ from other entities, and accordingly, may not be comparable to measures used by other companies.

Additional information relating to the Company, including the Bellatrix's Annual Information Form, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:  Certain information contained herein may contain forward looking statements including management's assessment of future plans and operations, drilling plans and the timing thereof, commodity price risk management strategies, expected 2011 average production and exit rate, timing of completion and tie-in of wells, anticipated liquidity of the Company and various matters that may impact such liquidity, expected 2011 operating expenses and general and administrative expenses, 2011 capital expenditures budget and the nature of capital expenditures and the timing and method of financing thereof, method of funding drilling commitments, commodity prices and expected volatility thereof, estimated amount and timing of incurring decommissioning liabilities, use of proceeds from recent financings and activity levels, expectation that the acquisition of gas plants will significantly reduce processing fees, effect of wet field conditions on timing of second half 2011 capital expenditures and resulting in delay in bringing on production, number of rigs to be employed, expectations with respect to revenues for the remainder of 2011 compared to the corresponding period of 2010, estimated costs to satisfy drilling commitments and expectation that the ratio of total net debt to annual funds flow will increase, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. The recovery and reserve estimates of Bellatrix's reserves provided herein are estimates only and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered.  Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of the risk factors set out and other known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Bellatrix. In addition, forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. In addition, forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information in order to provide shareholders with a more complete perspective on Bellatrix's future operations.  Such information may prove to be incorrect and readers are cautioned that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified herein, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: the impact of increasing competition; the general stability of the economic and political environment in which the Company operates; the timely receipt of any required regulatory approvals; the ability of the Company to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; drilling results; the ability of the operator of the projects which the Company has an interest in to operate the field in a safe, efficient and effective manner; the ability of the Company to obtain financing on acceptable terms; field production rates and decline rates; the ability to replace and expand oil and natural gas reserves through acquisition, development of exploration; the timing and costs of pipeline, storage and facility construction and expansion and the ability of the Company to secure adequate product transportation; future commodity gas prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; the regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates; and the ability of the Company to successfully market its oil and natural gas products.  Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used.  As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Additional information on these and other factors that could effect Bellatrix's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com), at Bellatrix's website (www.bellatrixexploration.com).  Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained herein are made as at the date hereof and Bellatrix does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

The reader is further cautioned that the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires management to make certain judgments and estimates that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses.  Estimating reserves is also critical to several accounting estimates and requires judgments and decisions based upon available geological, geophysical, engineering and economic data.  These estimates may change, having either a negative or positive effect on net earnings as further information becomes available, and as the economic environment changes.

Overview and Description of the Business

Bellatrix is a Western Canadian based growth oriented oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production, of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Bellatrix is the continuing corporation resulting from the reorganization effective November 1, 2009 pursuant to a plan of arrangement involving, among others, True Energy Trust (the "Trust" or "True"), Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. ("Bellatrix" or the "Company") and securityholders of the Trust.

Bellatrix's common shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BXE and BXE.DB.A, respectively.

Changes in Accounting Policies

As of January 1, 2011, Bellatrix prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), IFRS 1 - First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS 1") and International Accounting Standard 34 - Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.  Previously, Bellatrix's financial statements were prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("previous GAAP").  Unless otherwise noted, 2010 comparative information has been prepared in accordance with IFRS.

The adoption of IFRS has not had an impact on the Company's operations, strategic decisions and cash flow.  The most significant area of impact was the adoption of the IFRS property, plant and equipment accounting principles, the related decommissioning liabilities and resulting deferred tax adjustments on transition. Further information on the IFRS impacts is provided in the Accounting Policies and Estimates Section of this Management's Discussion and Analysis.

Second Quarter 2011 Financial and Operational Results

Financing

In May 2011, Bellatrix closed an equity issuance of 9.8 million common shares on a bought deal basis at a price of $5.60 per share for gross proceeds of $55.0 million (net proceeds of $51.9 million after transaction costs).  The net proceeds from this financing have been used to temporarily reduce outstanding indebtedness, thereby freeing up borrowing capacity that may be redrawn to fund the Company's ongoing capital expenditures program and general corporate purposes.

Acquisitions and Dispositions

The Company's goal is to provide consistent growth by drilling and developing its extensive land position to maximize the value of its reserve and resource potential.  Bellatrix has been working on a number of internal initiatives to streamline and optimize our ongoing operations, specifically the ability to expand and accelerate the drilling of its Cardium oil and the liquid rich Notikewin gas resource.

On January 25, 2011, Bellatrix acquired the interest in a section of Frog Lake First Nation lands from a joint venture partner for a net purchase price of $2.2 million after adjustments. The transaction had an effective date of January 1, 2011. These assets consists of approximately 130 boe/d of net production; an additional 20% interest in the Colony formation in these lands (Bellatrix already has 13.75%WI) and an additional 50% WI in the McLaren formation in these lands (Bellatrix already has a 50% WI) except for a ¼ section (which Bellatrix already has a 13.75% WI).

On January 25, 2011, Bellatrix exercised a right of first refusal increasing its interest in a joint venture property in the Brazeau area of West Central Alberta for approximately $1.5 million. The asset acquisition consisted of approximately 3,200 gross (1,102.8 net) acres of Cardium rights providing the Company with up to 6.3 additional net Cardium locations and included 15 boe/d of production.

During the second quarter of 2011, Bellatrix closed two transactions consisting of the sale of a minor property interest in Saskatchewan (160 gross and 14 net acres) and a swap of interests where Bellatrix increased its Cardium exposure in 3.5 gross (1.7 net) sections in the Greater Pembina area.

Sales Volumes

Sales volumes for the three months ended June 30, 2011 averaged 11,643 boe/d compared to 7,671 boe/d for the same period in 2010, representing a 52% increase. Total crude oil, condensate and NGLs averaged approximately 38% of sales volumes for the three months ended June 30, 2011 compared to 27% of sales volumes in the same period in 2010.  The increase in sales is primarily a result of a year over year increased capital program.  Capital expenditures on exploration and development for the year ended December 31, 2009 were $15.8 million, compared to $98.4 million for the same period in 2010.  By comparison, Bellatrix's capital expenditures on exploration and development before drilling credits for the six months ended June 30, 2011 were $84.8 million compared to $36.2 million for the same period in 2010.

Sales Volumes

     
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
    2011 2010 2011 2010
Light oil and condensate (bbls/d) 3,335 1,204 3,184 1,130
NGLs (bbls/d) 692 516 624 504
Heavy oil (bbls/d) 423 356 349 358
Total crude oil, condensate and NGLs   (bbls/d) 4,450 2,076 4,157 1,992
           
Natural gas (mcf/d) 43,157 33,570 40,268 32,811
           
Total boe/d (6:1) 11,643 7,671 10,868 7,461

In the first half of 2011, Bellatrix has drilled or participated in a total of 23 gross (13.78 net) successful wells.  During the 2011 second quarter, Bellatrix drilled 2 gross (1.71 net) Cardium wells. One remaining well (1.0 net) was waiting on completion at June 30, 2011 and was brought on production in July 2011.

By comparison, Bellatrix drilled or participated in 24 gross (13.74 net) successful wells in the first half of 2010.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011, crude oil, condensate and NGL sales volumes increased by approximately 114% averaging 4,450 bbl/d compared to 2,076 bbl/d in the same period in 2010.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, crude oil, condensate and NGL sales volumes increased by approximately 109% averaging 4,157 bbl/d compared to 1,992 bbl/d in the same period in 2010.  For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, the weighting towards crude oil, condensate and NGLs increased by approximately 11% compared to the same period in 2010.  For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, sales volumes for crude oil, condensate and NGLs averaged approximately 38% of total sales volumes compared to an average of approximately 27% of total sales volumes in the same period in 2010.  The increase is a direct result of the Company's efforts to balance production by exploiting the Company's crude oil drilling locations.  In comparison, crude oil, condensate and NGL sales volumes increased by approximately 15% from the 3,860 bbl/d in the first quarter of 2011.

Sales of natural gas averaged 43.2 Mmcf/d for the second quarter of 2011, compared to 33.6 Mmcf/d in the same 2010 period, an increase of approximately 29%.  The weighting towards natural gas sales volumes averaged approximately 62% for the three months ended June 30, 2011 compared to 73% in the same period in 2010.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, sales of natural gas averaged 40.3 Mmcf/d, an increase of approximately 23% from the average sales volume of 32.8 Mmcf/d in the same 2010 period.

Based on the timing of proposed expenditures, downtime for anticipated plant turnarounds and normal production declines, execution of the 2011 budget is anticipated to provide 2011 average daily production of approximately 12,000 boe/d.  Bellatrix has revised its capital expenditure program for 2011 from $100 million to $170 million as a result of the May 2011 financing.  Due to the increased capital expenditure program for 2011, Bellatrix has increased its previously estimated exit production guidance for 2011 of 13,000 boe/d to 15,000 boe/d.  The 2011 capital budget is expected to be directed primarily towards horizontal drilling and completions activities in the Cardium and Notikewin resource plays.

Commodity Prices

Average Commodity Prices
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010 % Change
             
Exchange rate (US$/Cdn$) 1.0331 0.9731 6 1.0238 0.9673 6
             
Crude oil:            
WTI (US$/bbl) 102.38 78.05 31 98.52 78.46 26
Edmonton par - light oil ($/bbl) 102.63 75.46 36 95.27 77.88 22
Bow River - medium/heavy oil ($/bbl) 82.31 66.40 24 76.80 69.92 10
Hardisty Heavy - heavy oil ($/bbl) 73.21 59.67 23 67.79 64.23 6
Bellatrix's average prices ($/bbl)            
  Light crude oil and condensate 100.88 76.25 32 92.77 77.02 20
  NGLs 56.15 42.72 31 53.99 43.41 24
  Heavy crude oil 71.46 63.10 13 66.82 63.98 4
  Total crude oil and NGLs 91.13 65.66 39 84.77 66.16 28
  Total crude oil and NGLs (including risk management (1)) 84.67 66.73 27 80.02 66.72 20
             
Natural gas:            
NYMEX (US$/mmbtu) 4.38 4.35 1 4.29 4.66 (8)
AECO daily index (CDN$/mcf) 3.87 3.89 (0.5) 3.82 4.42 (14)
AECO monthly index (CDN$/mcf) 3.74 4.03 (7) 3.76 4.69 (20)
Bellatrix's average price ($/mcf) 4.06 4.15 (2) 4.00 4.65 (14)
Bellatrix's average price (including risk management(1)) ($/mcf) 4.38 5.43 (19) 4.17 5.72 (27)

(1)Per unit metrics including risk management include realized gains or losses on commodity contracts and exclude unrealized gains or losses on commodity contracts.

For light oil and condensate, Bellatrix recorded an average $100.88/bbl before commodity price risk management contracts during the second quarter of 2011, 32% higher than the average price received in the same period in 2010.  In comparison, the Edmonton par price increased by 36% over the same period.  For light oil and condensate, Bellatrix recorded an average $92.77/bbl before commodity price risk management contracts during the six months ended June 30, 2011, 20% higher than the average price received in the same period in 2010.  In comparison, the Edmonton par price increased by 22% over the same period.  The average WTI crude oil US dollar based price increased 26% in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. The average US$/CDN$ foreign exchange rate was 1.0238 for the six months ended June 30, 2011 compared to 0.9673 in the same period in 2010.

For heavy crude oil, Bellatrix received an average price before transportation of $71.46/bbl in the 2011 second quarter, an increase of 13% over prices in the same 2010 period.  The Bow River reference price increased by 24% and the Hardisty Heavy reference price increased by 23% from the second quarter of 2010 to that in 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, Bellatrix received an average price of $66.82/bbl for heavy crude oil, an increase of 4% when compared to the same period in 2010.  The Bow River reference price increased by 10% and the Hardisty Heavy reference price increased by 6% from the six months ended June 30, 2010 to that in 2011. The majority of Bellatrix's heavy crude oil density ranges between 11 and 16 degrees API consistent with the Hardisty Heavy reference price.

Bellatrix's natural gas sales are priced with reference to the daily or monthly AECO indices.  During the 2011 second quarter, the AECO daily and monthly reference price decreased by approximately 1% and 7%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2010.  Bellatrix's natural gas average sales price before commodity price risk management contracts for the 2011 second quarter decreased by 2% compared to the same period in 2010.  During the six months ended June 30, 2011, the AECO daily and monthly reference price decreased by approximately 14% and 20%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2010. Bellatrix's natural gas average sales price before commodity price risk management contracts for the six months ended June 30, 2011 decreased by 14% compared to the same period in 2010.  Bellatrix's natural gas average price after including commodity price risk management contracts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 was $4.38/mcf and $4.17/mcf, respectively, compared to $5.43/mcf and $5.72/mcf for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively.

Revenue

Revenue before other income, royalties and commodity price risk management contracts for the three month period ended June 30, 2011 was $52.8 million, 111% higher than the $25.0 million in the same period in 2010.  Revenue before other income, royalties and commodity price risk management contracts for the six month period ended June 30, 2011 was $92.9 million, 81% higher than the $51.5 million in the same period in 2010.

Revenue before other income, royalties and commodity price risk management contracts for crude oil and NGLs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 increased approximately 198% and 167%, respectively, as a result of higher sales volumes in conjunction with higher light crude oil, condensate and NGL prices when compared to the same period in 2010.  In the 2011 second quarter, total crude oil, condensate and NGL revenues contributed 70% of total revenue (before other) compared to 49% in the same period in 2010.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, total crude oil, condensate and NGL revenues contributed 69% of total revenue (before other) compared to 46% in the same period in 2010.  Light crude oil, condensate and NGL revenues in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 contributed 93% of total crude oil, condensate and NGL revenue (before other) compared to 84% and 83% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively.

Revenue before other income, royalties and commodity price risk management contracts for natural gas for the three months ended June 30, 2011 increased approximately 26% as a result of an approximate 29% increase in sales volumes.  Although sales volumes for natural gas for the six months ended June 30, 2011 have increased by approximately 23% in comparison to the same period in 2010, revenue before other income, royalties and commodity price risk management contracts for natural gas have only increased by approximately 6% as a result of weaker natural gas pricing in comparison to the same period in 2010.

     
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Light crude oil and condensate 30,616 8,354 53,460 15,748
NGLs 3,534 2,006 6,098 3,967
Heavy oil 2,755 2,044 4,219 4,143
Crude oil and NGLs 36,905 12,404 63,777 23,858
Natural gas 15,929 12,672 29,169 27,600
Total revenue before other 52,834 25,076 92,946 51,458
Other (1) 610 498 1,033 1,045
Total revenue before royalties and risk management 53,444 25,574 93,979 52,503

(1) Other revenue primarily consists of processing and other third party income.

Revenues for the remainder of 2011 are currently expected to be higher than the corresponding period in 2010 due to expected increased sales volumes and higher crude oil prices. While sales volumes and crude oil and liquid prices for 2011 are expected to be higher than 2010, natural gas prices remain relatively weak.

Commodity Price Risk Management

The Company has a formal commodity price risk management policy which permits management to use specified price risk management strategies including fixed price contracts, collars and the purchase of floor price options and other derivative financial instruments and physical delivery sales contracts to reduce the impact of price volatility for a maximum of eighteen months beyond the transaction date. The program is designed to provide price protection on a portion of the Company's future production in the event of adverse commodity price movement, while retaining significant exposure to upside price movements. By doing this, the Company seeks to provide a measure of stability to funds flow from operations, as well as, to ensure Bellatrix realizes positive economic returns from its capital development and acquisition activities.  The Company plans to continue its commodity price risk management strategies focusing on maintaining sufficient cash flow to fund Bellatrix's capital expenditure program.  Any remaining production is realized at market prices.

A summary of the financial commodity price risk management volumes and average prices by quarter currently outstanding as of August 10, 2011 is shown in the following tables:

Natural gas                 
                 
Average Volumes (GJ/d)                
              Q3 2011   Q4 2011
Fixed             25,000   11,739
Total GJ/d             25,000   11,739
                 
Average Price ($/GJ AECO C)                
              Q3 2011   Q4 2011
Fixed             4.29   4.85
                 
Crude oil and liquids                     
                 
Average Volumes (bbls/d)                
            Q3 2011   Q4 2011
Fixed (CDN$/bbl)           1,500   1,500
Fixed (US$/bbl)           1,500   1,500
Total bbls/d           3,000   3,000
                 
Average Price ($/bbl WTI)                
            Q3 2011   Q4 2011
Fixed price (CDN$/bbl)           88.45   88.45
Fixed Price (US$/bbl)           93.87   93.87
                 
Average Volumes (bbls/d)                
    Q1 2012   Q2 2012   Q3 2012   Q4 2012
Call option   833   833   833   833
Total bbls/d   833   833   833   833
                 
Average Price ($/bbl WTI)                
    Q1 2012   Q2 2012   Q3 2012   Q4 2012
Call option (ceiling price) (US$/bbl)   110.00   110.00   110.00   110.00

Included in the above natural gas table is a fixed price contract of $6.30/GJ at 5,000 GJ/d from May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 which was funded by selling a call option of 833 bbl/d at US$110.00 for the 2012 calendar year.

As of June 30, 2011, the fair value of Bellatrix's outstanding commodity contracts is a net unrealized liability of $1.5 million as reflected in the financial statements.  The fair value or mark-to-market value of these contracts is based on the estimated amount that would have been received or paid to settle the contracts as at June 30, 2011 and may be different from what will eventually be realized.  Changes in the fair value of the commodity contracts are recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income within the financial statements.

The following is a summary of the gain (loss) on commodity contracts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 and 2010 as reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income in the financial statements:

Commodity contracts                
($000s)   Crude Oil
& Liquids
  Natural
Gas
      Q2 2011
Total
  Q2 2010
Total
Realized cash gain (loss) on contracts   (2,617)   1,256   (1,361)   4,109
Unrealized gain (loss) on contracts (1)   12,406   (958)   11,448   (3,134)
Total gain on commodity contracts   9,789   298   10,087   975

Commodity contracts                
($000s)   Crude Oil
& Liquids
  Natural
Gas
  YTD 2011
Total
  YTD 2010
Total
Realized cash gain (loss) on contracts   (3,573)   1,256   (2,317)   6,601
Unrealized gain (loss) on contracts (1)   (556)   2,776   2,220   4,122
Total gain (loss) on commodity contracts   (4,129)   4,032   (97)   10,723

(1)Unrealized gain (loss) commodity contracts represent non-cash adjustments for changes in the fair value of these contracts during the period.

Royalties

For the three months ended June 30, 2011, total royalties were $10.9 million, compared to $4.9 million incurred in the same 2010 period.  Overall royalties as a percentage of revenue (after transportation costs) in the second quarter of 2011 were 21%, compared with 20% in the same 2010 period. 

The decrease in light oil, condensate and NGLs royalties' percentage from the second quarter of 2010 to 2011 is primarily due to increased production from recently drilled light oil wells which take advantage of Alberta royalty incentive programs.  The heavy oil royalty rate for the second quarter of 2011 increased as a result of the sale of Saskatchewan heavy oil assets with lower royalty rates in December 2010 and recently added heavy oil production in Frog Lake, Alberta with higher crown royalty rates.  Natural gas royalties for the three months ended June 30, 2011 were impacted by $1.0 million of Alberta crown gas cost allowance amendments for 2010.  Excluding these gas cost allowance adjustments, the average royalty rate percentage for the second quarter of 2011 would be 12% for natural gas and 19% for all commodities.

     
Royalties by Commodity Type Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Light crude oil, condensate and NGLs 6,545 2,622 10,589 5,121
$/bbl 17.86 16.75 15.36 17.31
Average light crude oil, condensate and
  NGLs royalty rate (%)
20 26 18 26
         
Heavy Oil 1,507 399 2,224 946
$/bbl 39.15 12.32 35.21 14.61
Average heavy oil royalty rate (%) 55 20 53 24
         
Natural Gas 2,813 1,856 4,523 4,060
$/mcf 0.72 0.61 0.62 0.68
Average natural gas royalty rate (%) 18 15 16 15
         
Total 10,865 4,877 17,336 10,127
$/boe 10.25 6.99 8.81 7.50
Average total royalty rate (%) 21 20 19 20

Royalties, by Type    
  Three months ended June 30,  Six months ended June 30,
($000s)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Crown royalties 4,022 1,712 6,685 3,058
Indian Oil and Gas Canada royalties 2,144 287 3,326 1,208
Freehold & GORR 4,699 2,878 7,325 5,861
Total                                     10,865 4,877 17,336 10,127

Expenses    
  Three months ended June 30,  Six months ended June 30,
($000s)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Production 12,180 9,079 23,478 17,796
Transportation 1,509 877 2,676 1,685
General and administrative 2,900 2,715 5,167 5,251
Interest and financing charges1 1,868 1,979 3,569 4,393
Share-based compensation 1,020 431 1,515 623

1Does not include financing charges in relation to the Company's unwinding of decommissioning liabilities.

Expenses per boe    
   Three months ended June 30,  Six months ended June 30,
($ per boe)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Production 11.50 13.00 11.93 13.18
Transportation 1.42 1.26 1.36 1.25
General and administrative 2.74 3.89 2.63 3.89
Interest and financing charges 1.76 2.83 1.81 3.25
Share-based compensation 0.96 0.62 0.77 0.46

Production Expenses

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, production expenses totaled $12.2 million ($11.50/boe) and $23.5 million ($11.93/boe), respectively, compared to $9.1 million ($13.00/boe) and $17.8 million ($13.18/boe) recorded in the same period in 2010, respectively.  The decrease in production expenses in 2011 on a boe basis is due to increased production which is a result of 2010 and continued 2011 drilling in areas with lower production expenses and the Company's continued efforts to streamline operations and field optimization projects.

Bellatrix is targeting operating costs of approximately $51.6 million ($11.78/boe) in 2011.  This is based upon assumptions of estimated 2011 average production of approximately 12,000 boe/d, continued field optimization work and planned capital expenditures in producing areas which are anticipated to have lower operating costs.

Production Expenses, by Commodity Type
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Light crude oil, condensate and NGLs 4,806 3,022 9,315 5,400
  $/bbl 13.11 19.31 13.51 18.25
         
Heavy oil 447 637 1,234 950
  $/bbl 11.61 19.63 19.53 14.66
         
Natural gas 6,927 5,420 12,929 11,446
  $/mcf 1.76 1.77 1.77 1.93
         
Total 12,180 9,079 23,478 17,796
  $/boe 11.50 13.00 11.93 13.18
         
Total  12,180 9,079 23,478 17,796
Processing and other third party
income (1)
(610) (498) (1,033) (1,045)
Total after deducting processing and
other third party income
11,570 8,581 22,445 16,751
$/boe 10.92 12.29 11.41 12.40

(1 Processing and other third party income is included within petroleum and natural gas sales on the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income.

Transportation

Transportation expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 were $1.5 million ($1.42/boe) and $2.7 million ($1.36/boe), respectively, compared to $0.9 million ($1.26/boe) and $1.7 million ($1.25/boe) in the same 2010 periods, respectively, which is reflective of an increase in oil hauling charges.

Operating Netback

Field Operating Netback - Corporate (before risk management)
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($/boe)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Sales 49.87 35.92 47.25 38.11
Transportation (1.42) (1.26) (1.36) (1.25)
Royalties (10.25) (6.99) (8.81) (7.50)
Production expense (11.50) (13.00) (11.93) (13.18)
Field operating netback 26.70 14.67 25.15 16.18

For the second quarter of 2011, corporate field operating netback (before commodity price risk management contracts) was $26.70/boe compared to $14.67/boe in the same 2010 period.  This was primarily the result of an increase in crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids commodity prices, as well as a decrease in production expenses offset by an increase in royalties and transportation expenses.  After including commodity price risk management contracts, the corporate field operating netback for the second quarter of 2011 was $25.41/boe compared to $20.56/boe in the same 2010 period.  In comparison, first quarter 2011 corporate field operating netback (before commodity price risk management contracts) was $23.33/boe.

Field Operating Netback - Crude Oil, Condensate and NGLs (before risk management)
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($/bbl)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Sales 91.13 65.66 84.77 66.16
Transportation (2.42) (1.05) (2.00) (1.01)
Royalties (19.88) (16.00) (17.03) (16.82)
Production expense (12.97) (19.37) (14.02) (17.61)
Field operating netback 55.86 29.24 51.72 30.72

Field operating netback for crude oil, condensate and NGLs averaged $55.86/bbl for the three month period ended June 30, 2011, up 91% compared to $29.24/bbl for the same period in 2010.  The significant increase is primarily due to the increase in commodity prices for crude oil, condensate and NGLs, as well as a decrease in production expenses, offset by an increase in transportation and royalties.  After including commodity price risk management contracts, field operating netback for crude oil and NGLs for the second quarter in 2011 was $49.40/boe compared to $46.97/boe in the same period in 2010.

Field Operating Netback - Natural Gas (before risk management)
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($/mcf)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Sales 4.06 4.15 4.00 4.65
Transportation (0.13) (0.22) (0.16) (0.22)
Royalties (0.72) (0.61) (0.62) (0.68)
Production expense (1.76) (1.77) (1.77) (1.93)
Field operating netback 1.45 1.55 1.45 1.82

Field operating netback for natural gas in the second quarter of 2011 decreased 6% to $1.45/mcf, compared to $1.55/mcf in the same period in 2010, reflecting weaker natural gas prices experienced and higher royalties, offset by lower transportation and production expenses.  After including commodity price risk management contracts, field operating netback for natural gas for the three month period ended June 30, 2011 was $1.76/mcf compared to $1.62/mcf in the same period in 2010.

General and Administrative

General and administrative ("G&A") expenses (after capitalized G&A and recoveries) for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2011 were $2.9 million ($2.74/boe) and $5.2 million ($2.62/boe), respectively, compared to $2.7 million ($3.89/boe) and $5.3 million ($3.89/boe) for the same period in 2010, respectively.  The increase in the G&A expense for the second quarter of 2011 from the same period in 2010 reflects higher compensation and base costs, partially offset by an increase in capitalized G&A and recoveries which are consistent with Bellatrix's higher 2011 capital program.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, G&A expenses are slightly lower in comparison to the same period in 2010 which is reflective of higher compensation and base costs, offset by an increase in capitalized G&A and recoveries.   The decrease in G&A expenses on a per boe basis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 compared to the same period in 2010 is primarily a result of higher average sales volumes.

For 2011, the Company is anticipating G&A costs after capitalization to be approximately $12.0 million ($2.74/boe) based on estimated 2011 average production volumes of approximately 12,000 boe/d.

General and Administrative Expenses
  Three months ended June 30,  Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Gross expenses 4,863 3,624 9,128 6,816
Capitalized (909) (584) (1,753) (948)
Recoveries (1,054) (325) (2,208) (617)
G&A expenses 2,900 2,715 5,167 5,251
G&A expenses, per unit ($/boe) 2.74 3.89 2.62 3.89

Interest and Financing Charges

Bellatrix recorded $1.9 million of interest and financing charges related to bank debt and its debentures for the three months ended June 30, 2011 compared to $2.0 million in the same period in 2010.  The decrease in interest and financing charges is primarily due to lower interest and accretion charges in relation to the Company's outstanding debentures, partially offset by higher interest charges related to the Company's long-term debt as the Company carried a higher average debt balance in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the second quarter of 2010. 

Bellatrix's total net debt at June 30, 2011 of $85.0 million includes the $48.0 million liability portion of its $55 million principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the "4.75% Debentures"), $44.6 million of bank debt and the net balance of a working capital surplus.  The 4.75% Debentures have a maturity date of April 30, 2015.

Interest and Financing Charges(1)    
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Interest and financing charges 1,868 1,979 3,569 4,393
Interest and financing charges ($/boe) 1.76 2.83 1.81 3.25
(1)Does not include financing charges in relation to the Company's unwinding of decommissioning liabilities
         
         
Debt to Funds Flow from Operations Ratio        
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
         
Debt to funds flow from operations(1) ratio annualized(3)        
Funds flow from operations(1) (annualized) 92,504 42,440 80,306 41,616
Total net debt (2) at period end 84,999 81,296 84,999 81,296
Total net debt to periods funds flow from operations ratio
annualized(3)
0.9x 1.9x 1.0x 1.9x
         
Net debt (2) (excluding convertible debentures) at period end 36,683 34,390 36,683 34,390
Net debt to periods funds flow from operations
ratio annualized (3)
0.4x 0.8x 0.5x 0.8x
         
Debt to funds flow from operations(1) ratio (trailing)(4)        
Funds flow from operations(1) ratio trailing 67,105 39,579 67,105 39,579
Total net debt (2) to funds flow from operations trailing 1.3x 2.0x 1.3x 2.0x
         
Net debt (2) (excluding convertible debentures) to funds flow from
operations for the period
0.5x 0.9x 0.5x 0.9x
         

(1) As detailed previously in this Management's Discussion and Analysis, funds flow from operations is a term that does not have any standardized meaning under GAAP.  Funds flow from operations is calculated as cash flow from operating activities, decommissioning costs incurred and changes in non-cash working capital incurred.

(2) Net debt and total net debt are considered non-GAAP terms.  The Company's calculation of total net debt includes the liability component of convertible debentures and excludes deferred liabilities, long-term commodity contract liabilities, decommissioning liabilities, long-term finance lease obligation and the deferred tax liability.  Net debt and total net debt include the net working capital deficiency (excess) before short-term commodity contract assets and liabilities and current finance lease obligation. Net debt also excludes the liability component of convertible debentures. Total net debt and net debt are non-GAAP measures; refer to the following reconciliation of total liabilities to total net debt and net debt.

(3)Total net debt and net debt to periods funds flow from operations ratio (annualized) is calculated based upon second quarter and year to date funds flow from operations annualized.

(4) Trailing periods funds flow from operations ratio annualized is based on the twelve-months period ended June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010.

 Reconciliation of Total Liabilities to Total Net Debt and Net Debt      
      As at June 30,
($000s, except where noted)     2011 2010
Total liabilities per financial statements     182,827 148,751
  Current liabilities included within working capital calculation      (44,441)      (26,622)
  Deferred liability - flow-through shares     (3,288) -
  Commodity contract liability     (1,016) -
  Decommissioning Liabilities     (39,744) (40,822)
  Finance lease obligation     (1,369) -
         
Working Capital        
  Current assets     (51,766) (34,129)
  Current liabilities     44,441 26,622
  Current portion of finance lease     (149) -  
  Net commodity contract asset (liability)     (496) 7,496
      (7,970) (11)
Total net debt     84,999 81,296
  Convertible debentures     (48,316) (46,906)
Net debt     36,683 34,390

Share-Based Compensation

Non-cash share-based compensation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2011 was an expense of $1.0 million compared to $0.4 million in the same period in 2010.  The increase in the expense is primarily due to the Deferred Share Unit Plan (the "Plan") which was approved by the Board of Directors of Bellatrix on May 11, 2011.  The Plan allows the Company to grant to non-employee directors Deferred Share Units ("DSUs"), each DSU being a right to receive, on a deferred payment basis, a cash payment equivalent to the volume weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares for the five trading days immediately preceding the redemption date of such DSU.  Participants of the Plan may also elect to receive their annual remuneration in the form of DSUs.  Subject to Toronto Stock Exchange and shareholder approval, Bellatrix may elect to deliver common shares from treasury in satisfaction in whole or in part of any payment to be made upon the redemption of the DSUs.  The DSUs vest immediately and must be redeemed by December 1st of the calendar year immediately following the year in which the participant ceases to hold all positions with Bellatrix or earlier if the participant elects to have the DSUs redeemed at an earlier date (provided that the DSUs may not be redeemed prior to the date that the participant ceases to hold all positions with Bellatrix).  The Plan was adopted to better align non-employee directors remuneration with that of shareholders.  On a go forward basis, it is intended that in the event of a share based award, non-employee directors would receive DSU grants instead of share option grants as has been the past practice.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011, Bellatrix recorded approximately $0.7 million (2010: nil) of share based compensation expense and a corresponding liability related to the Company's outstanding DSUs.

Depletion and Depreciation

Depletion and depreciation expense for the second quarter in 2011 was $16.2 million ($15.28/boe) compared to $11.1 million ($15.90/boe) in the same period in 2010.  The decrease in depletion and depreciation expense per boe from the second quarter in 2010 compared to the second quarter in 2011 is primarily due to a 35% increase in the reserve base used for depletion, partially offset by a higher cost base and increased future development costs.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011 Bellatrix has included a total $254.2 million (2010: $93.3 million) for future development costs in the depletion calculation and excluded from the depletion calculation a total of $34.9 million (2010: $28.5 million) for estimated salvage.

Depletion and Depreciation
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Depletion and Depreciation 16,190 11,102 29,949 21,248
Per unit ($/boe) 15.28 15.90 15.22 15.73

Income Taxes

Deferred income taxes arise from differences between the accounting and tax bases of the Company's assets and liabilities.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company recognized a deferred income tax expense of $3.0 million compared to an expense of $0.2 million in the same period in 2010.

As at June 30, 2011, the Company had a total net deferred tax asset balance of $12.1 million.  IFRS requires that a deferred tax asset be recorded when the tax pools exceeds the book value of assets, to the extent the amount is probable to be realized.

At June 30, 2011, Bellatrix had approximately $498.1 million in tax pools available for deduction against future income as follows:

 

($000s)    
Rate % 2011 2010
Intangible resource pools:      
  Canadian exploration expenses 100 44,300 43,900
  Canadian development expenses 30     334,800     236,100
  Canadian oil and gas property expenses 10 19,900 14,800
  Foreign resource expenses 10 800 1,000
Attributed Canadian Royalty Income 100 (Alberta) 16,100 16,100
Undepreciated capital cost 6 - 55(1) 77,200 108,700
Non-capital losses (expire through 2027) 100 300 400
Financing costs    20 straight line 4,700 2,000
    498,100 423,000

(1) Approximately $70 million of undepreciated capital cost pools are class 41, which is claimed at a 25% rate.

As a result of the issuance of the common shares issued on a "flow-through" basis ("Flow-Through Shares") on August 12, 2010, Bellatrix is committed to incur approximately $20.0 million in qualifying Canadian Exploration Expenses ("CEE") on or prior to December 31, 2011.  As of June 30 2011, Bellatrix has satisfied approximately $2.5 million of this commitment, reducing its remaining commitment to $17.5 million.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities, Funds Flow from Operations and Net Profit (Loss)

As detailed previously in this Management's Discussion and Analysis, funds flow from operations is a term that does not have any standardized meaning under GAAP.  Funds flow from operations is calculated as cash flow from operating activities before realization of imputed interest costs on the 7.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the "7.5% Debentures"), decommissioning costs incurred and changes in non-cash working capital incurred.

Reconciliation of Cash Flow from Operating Activities and Funds Flow from Operations
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
($000s) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Cash flow from operating activities  23,825 6,065 39,543 19,521
Realization of imputed interest costs on 7.5% Debentures - 5,050 - 5,050
Decommissioning costs incurred 321 441 470 603
Change in non-cash working capital (1,020) (946) 140 (4,366)
Funds flow from operations 23,126 10,610 40,153 20,808

Bellatrix's cash flow from operating activities of $23.8 million ($0.22 per diluted share) for the three months ended June 30, 2011 increased approximately 293% from the $6.1 million ($0.07 per diluted share) generated in the same 2010 period.  Bellatrix generated funds flow from operations of $23.1 million ($0.21 per diluted share) for the three months ended June 30, 2011, up 118% from $10.6 million ($0.11 per diluted share) for the same period in 2010.  The increase in cash flow from operating activities and funds flow from operations for the second quarter of 2011 compared to the second quarter of 2010 was primarily the result of higher operating netbacks due to higher overall commodity pricing for crude oil, condensate and NGLs, in conjunction with increased sales volumes, as well as a reduction in finance and interest charges for the Company's convertible debentures.  The increase was partially offset by a realized loss of $1.4 million for commodity risk management contracts in the second quarter of 2011 when compared to a realized gain of $4.1 million in the same period in 2010 and higher operating expenses.

Bellatrix maintains a commodity price risk management program to provide a measure of stability to funds flow from operations.  Unrealized mark-to-market gains or losses are non-cash adjustments to the current fair market value of the contract over its entire term and are included in the calculation of net profit.

The net profit for the three month period ended June 30, 2011 was $12.3 million ($0.11 per diluted share) compared to a net loss of $6.4 million ($0.07 per diluted share) for the same period in 2010.  The net profit recorded in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the net loss in the second quarter of 2010 is primarily a consequence of higher cash flows as noted above and a $14.6 million non-cash difference between a $3.1 million unrealized loss on commodity risk management contracts in Q2 2010 compared to a $11.5 million unrealized gain on commodity risk management contracts recorded in Q2 2011 offset partially by $5.1 million of additional depletion and depreciation expense and a $6.4 million increase in deferred tax expense.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities, Funds Flow from Operations and Net Profit (Loss)
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except per share amounts) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Cash flow from operating activities 23,825 6,065 39,543 19,521
  Basic   ($/share) 0.23 0.07 0.39 0.22
  Diluted ($/share) 0.22 0.07 0.37 0.22
Funds flow from operations 23,126 10,610 40,153 20,808
  Basic   ($/share) 0.22 0.11 0.40 0.23
  Diluted ($/share) 0.21 0.11 0.37 0.23
Net  profit (loss) 12,315 (6,351) 6,828 (2,382)
  Basic   ($/share) 0.12 (0.07) 0.07 (0.03)
  Diluted ($/share) 0.11 (0.07) 0.07 (0.03)

Capital Expenditures

Bellatrix invested $29.3 million on exploration and development activities (before drilling credits) during the second quarter of 2011 compared to $15.3 million in the same 2010 period. The increase in these expenditures during the period is consistent with the higher capital budget for 2011.

Capital Expenditures    
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s)   2011 2010 2011 2010
Lease acquisitions and retention 168 53 10,164 252
Geological and geophysical 25 69 318 672
Drilling and completion costs 22,625 11,650 62,093 30,386
Facilities and equipment 6,512 3,493 12,241 4,910
    29,330 15,265 84,816 36,220
Drilling incentive credits (555) (169) (555) (2,813)
    Exploration and development(1) 28,775 15,096 84,261 33,407
Corporate (2) 103 - 162 35
Property acquisitions 77 3,187 3,649 3,187
   Total capital expenditures - cash 28,955 18,283 88,072 36,629
Property dispositions - cash (171) (627) (41) (580)
    Total net capital expenditures - cash 27,784 17,656 88,031 36,049
Other - non-cash (3) 440 1,205 953 1,475
Total net capital expenditures 29,224 18,861 88,894 37,524

(1)     Excludes capitalized costs related to decommissioning liabilities expenditures incurred during the period.

(2)     Corporate costs include office furniture, fixtures and equipment and other costs.

(3)     Other includes non-cash adjustments for current period's decommissioning liabilities and share based compensation.

In the first half of 2011, Bellatrix has drilled or participated in a total of 23 gross (13.78 net) successful wells.  The Company drilled 2 gross (1.71 net) Cardium wells in the second quarter of 2011.  One well (0.71 net) was completed and brought on production on July 3, 2011 and the other well (1.0 net) was waiting on completion at June 30, 2011 and was brought on production on July 28, 2011. In the second quarter of 2011, the Company also completed one gross well (0.33 net) that was drilled in the first quarter of 2011 and was brought on production on June 16, 2011. During the second quarter of 2011, Bellatrix experienced delays in drilling and completion activities due to very wet field conditions.  The ongoing wet field conditions have delayed the start of the Company's second half 2011 capital expenditures program by approximately 4 weeks.  This later than anticipated start is expected to delay the timing of the proposed second half 2011 expenditures and will result in a delay in the timing of bringing on production for the second half program wells.  The 2011 second quarter capital expenditures includes approximately $6.0 million relating to inventory pre-purchased for well tubing, storage tanks, well site packages, as well as, approximately $2.0 million of survey and lease preparation costs relating to the second half 2011 drilling program.

Year to date as at August 10, 2011, Bellatrix has added 40 gross and net contiguous sections in the Ferrier area which includes highly prospective Cardium and Duvernay mineral rights.  During the first quarter of 2011, Bellatrix entered into an agreement to acquire 20 net sections of Cardium rights.  In August 2011, Bellatrix added an additional 20 gross and net contiguous sections in the Ferrier area.

By comparison, Bellatrix drilled or participated in 24 gross (13.74 net) successful wells in the first half of 2010.

The $29.0 million capital program, for the three months ended June 30, 2011 was financed with funds flow from operations and bank debt.

Based on the current economic conditions and Bellatrix's operating forecast for 2011, the Company budgets a capital program of $170 million funded from the Company's cash flows, proceeds from the May 2011 offering and to the extent necessary, bank indebtedness.  The 2011 capital budget is expected to be directed primarily towards horizontal drilling and completions activities in the Cardium and Notikewin resource plays.

Impairment of Assets

The Company calculates an impairment test on a quarterly basis in accordance with IFRS.  The impairment test is performed at the asset or cash generating unit ("CGU") level.   IAS 36 - "Impairment of Assets" ("IAS 36") is a one step process for testing and measuring impairment of assets.  Under IAS 36, the asset or CGU's carrying value is compared to the higher of: value-in-use and fair value less costs to sell.  Value in use is defined as the present value of future cash flows expected to be derived from the asset or CGU.

For the three months ended June 30, 2011, Bellatrix performed an impairment test in accordance with IAS 36 resulting in recoverable amounts to be greater than the carrying value of Bellatrix's assets or CGU.  Consequently, no impairment in oil and gas assets was identified as at June 30, 2011.  For the three months ended June 30, 2010, the Company recognized a $0.3 million impairment relating to minor non-core properties as a result of the carrying value of the asset exceeding fair market value.

The impairment test is based upon fair market values for the Company's properties, including but not limited to an updated external reserve engineering report which incorporates a full evaluation of reserves on an annual basis or internal reserve updates at quarterly periods, and the latest commodity pricing deck.  Estimating reserves is very complex, requiring many judgments based on available geological, geophysical, engineering and economic data.  Changes in these judgments could have a material impact on the estimated reserves.  These estimates may change, having either a negative or positive effect on net earnings as further information becomes available and as the economic environment changes.

Decommissioning Liabilities

As at June 30, 2011, Bellatrix has recorded decommissioning liabilities of $39.7 million, compared to $38.7 million at December 31, 2010, for future abandonment and reclamation of the Company's properties.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the liability increased by $1.0 million as a result of $0.8 million incurred on property acquisitions and development activities, $0.5 million as a result of charges for the unwinding of the discount rates used for fair valuing the liabilities, and $0.3 million for changes in estimates, offset by a reduction of $0.03 million for liabilities reversed on dispositions and $0.5 million for liabilities settled during the period.

Unwinding of Decommissioning Liabilities
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Unwinding of decommissioning liabilities 258 261 537 542
Per unit ($/boe) 0.24 0.37 0.27 0.38

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As an oil and gas business, Bellatrix has a declining asset base and therefore relies on ongoing development and acquisitions to replace production and add additional reserves. Future oil and natural gas production and reserves are highly dependent on the success of exploiting the Company's existing asset base and in acquiring additional reserves. To the extent Bellatrix is successful or unsuccessful in these activities, cash flow could be increased or reduced.

Bellatrix is focused on growing oil and natural gas production from its diversified portfolio of existing and emerging resource plays in Western Canada.  Bellatrix remains highly focused on key business objectives of maintaining financial strength, optimizing capital investments - attained through a disciplined approach to capital spending, a flexible investment program and financial stewardship. Natural gas prices are primarily driven by North American supply and demand, with weather being the key factor in the short term. Bellatrix believes that natural gas represents an abundant, secure, long-term supply of energy to meet North American needs. Bellatrix's results are affected by external market and risk factors, such as fluctuations in the prices of crude oil and natural gas, movements in foreign currency exchange rates and inflationary pressures on service costs.

Liquidity risk is the risk that Bellatrix will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. Bellatrix actively manages its liquidity through daily and longer-term cash, debt and equity management strategies.  Such strategies encompass, among other factors: having adequate sources of financing available through its bank credit facilities, estimating future cash generated from operations based on reasonable production and pricing assumptions, analysis of economic risk management opportunities, and maintaining sufficient cash flows for compliance with operating debt covenants.  Bellatrix is fully compliant with all of its operating debt covenants.

Bellatrix generally relies on operating cash flows and its credit facilities to fund capital requirements and provide liquidity.  Future liquidity depends primarily on cash flow generated from operations, existing credit facilities and the ability to access debt and equity markets.  From time to time, the Company accesses capital markets to meet its additional financing needs and to maintain flexibility in funding its capital programs.  While Bellatrix recently completed a May 2011, $55 million offering on a bought deal basis, there can be no assurance that future debt or equity financing, or cash generated by operations will be available or sufficient to meet these requirements or for other corporate purposes or, if debt or equity financing is available, that it will be on terms acceptable to Bellatrix.

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to Bellatrix if a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations, and arises principally from Bellatrix's trade receivables from joint venture partners, petroleum and natural gas marketers, and financial derivative counterparties.

A substantial portion of Bellatrix's accounts receivable are with customers and joint interest partners in the petroleum and natural gas industry and are subject to normal industry credit risks.  Bellatrix sells substantially all of its production to five primary purchasers under standard industry sale and payment terms.  Purchasers of Bellatrix's natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids are subject to a periodic internal credit review to minimize the risk of non-payment. Bellatrix has continued to closely monitor and reassess the creditworthiness of its counterparties, including financial institutions. This has resulted in Bellatrix reducing or mitigating its exposures to certain counterparties where it is deemed warranted and permitted under contractual terms.

Bellatrix may be exposed to third party credit risk through its contractual arrangements with its current or future joint venture partners, marketers of its petroleum and natural gas production and other parties.  In the event such entities fail to meet their contractual obligations to Bellatrix, such failures may have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.  In addition, poor credit conditions in the industry and of joint venture partners may impact a joint venture partner's willingness to participate in Bellatrix's ongoing capital program, potentially delaying the program and the results of such program until Bellatrix finds a suitable alternative partner.

During 2010, Bellatrix concentrated on executing its considerable drilling program and improving its balance sheet.  Bellatrix took advantage of several financial opportunities that improved the Company's financial flexibility.  In 2011, Bellatrix continues to focus on its drilling program and maintaining a strong balance sheet.  In May 2011, Bellatrix closed an equity issuance of 9.8 million common shares on a bought deal basis at a price of $5.60 per share for gross proceeds of $55.0 million (net proceeds of $51.9 million after transaction costs). The net proceeds from this financing have been used to temporarily reduce outstanding indebtedness, thereby freeing up borrowing capacity that may be redrawn to fund Bellatrix's ongoing capital expenditures program and general corporate purposes.

Total net debt levels at June 30, 2011 have decreased $2.4 million from $87.4 million at December 31, 2010, primarily as a consequence of an increase in working capital surplus.  Total net debt includes the liability component of the 4.75% Debentures and excludes unrealized commodity contract assets and liabilities, deferred taxes, finance lease obligations, deferred liabilities and decommissioning liabilities.

Funds flow from operations represents 80% and 46% of the funding requirements for Bellatrix's capital expenditures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.  The remainder has been funded through bank indebtedness.

Effective June 1, 2011, Bellatrix's banking syndicate agreed to increase the borrowing base from $100 million to $140 million.  The Company's credit facilities consist of a $15 million demand operating facility provided by a Canadian bank and a $125 million extendible revolving term credit facility provided by a Canadian bank and a Canadian financial institution.  Amounts borrowed under the credit facility will bear interest at a floating rate based on the applicable Canadian prime rate, U.S. base rate or LIBOR rate, plus between 1.00% and 3.50%, depending on the type of borrowing and the Company's debt to cash ratio.  The credit facilities are secured by a $400 million debenture containing a first ranking charge and security interest.  Bellatrix has provided a negative pledge and undertaking to provide fixed charges over major petroleum and natural gas reserves in certain circumstances.  A standby fee is charged of between 0.50% and 0.875% on the undrawn portion of the credit facilities, depending on the Company's debt to cash flow ratio.

The revolving period for the revolving term credit facility will end on June 26, 2012, unless extended for a further 364 - day period.  Should the facility not be extended it will convert to a non-revolving term facility with the full amount outstanding due 366 days after the last day of the revolving period of June 26, 2012.  The Company's borrowing base will be subject to re-determination on November 30, 2011. Thereafter, a semi-annual re-determination of the borrowing base will occur on May 30 and November 30 in each year prior to the maturity date.

As at June 30, 2011, approximately $95.3 million was undrawn under the existing credit facilities and is available to fund Bellatrix's capital spending and operational requirements.

As an added layer of protection of its cash flows, Bellatrix has fixed contracts that provide for 1,500 bbl/d of crude oil at an average price of CAD$88.45/bbl and 1,500 bbl/d of crude oil at average price of US$93.87/bbl for the remainder of 2011.  In addition, the company has fixed price contracts for natural gas that provide for 25,000 GJ/d at an average price of $4.29/GJ for the third quarter of 2011 and 11,739 GJ/d at an average price of $4.85/GJ for the fourth quarter of 2011.  Included in the natural gas contracts for 2011 is a fixed price contract of $6.30/GJ at 5,000 GJ/d from May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 which was funded by selling a call option of 833 bbl/d at US$110.00 for the 2012 calendar year.

Bellatrix currently has commitments associated with its credit facilities outlined above and the commitments outlined under the "Commitments" section.  Bellatrix continually monitors its capital spending program in light of the recent volatility with respect to commodity prices and Canadian dollar exchange rates with the aim of ensuring the Company will be able to meet future anticipated obligations incurred from normal ongoing operations with funds flow from operations and draws on Bellatrix's credit facility, as necessary.  Bellatrix has the ability to fund its 2011 capital program of $170 million by utilizing cash flow, the proceeds of the May 2011 financing, and to the extent necessary, bank indebtedness.

As at July 29, 2011, Bellatrix had outstanding a total of 7,856,431 options exercisable at an average exercise price of $3.42 per share, $55.0 million principal amount of 4.75% Debentures convertible into common shares (at a conversion price of $5.60 per share) and 107,391,298 common shares.

Commitments

As at June 30, 2011, Bellatrix committed to drill 5 gross (3.9 net) wells pursuant to farm-in agreements.  Bellatrix expects to satisfy these drilling commitments at an estimated cost of approximately $13.4 million.  In addition, on February 1, 2011, Bellatrix entered into a joint venture agreement which includes a minimum commitment for the Company to drill 3 gross (3.0 net) wells per year for 2011 to 2015 for a total estimated cost of approximately $52.5 million.  In connection with the addition of 20 gross and net contiguous sections in the Ferrier area in August 2011, Bellatrix entered into a joint venture agreement which includes a minimum commitment for the Company to drill between 5 to 10 gross and net wells per year for 2011 to 2016 for a total of 40 gross and net wells at an estimated total cost of approximately $140.0 million.

As a result of the issuance of the Flow-Through Shares on August 12, 2010, Bellatrix is committed to incur approximately $20.0 million in CEE on or before December 31, 2011.  As of June 30, 2011, the Company has incurred approximately $2.5 million on CEE, reducing its remaining commitment to $17.5 million.

The following are the contractual maturities of financial liabilities as at June 30, 2011:

                 
Financial liability ($000s)   < 1 Year   1-2 Years   2-5 Years   Thereafter
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(1)   $    40,327   $              -   $               -   $            -
Commodity contract liability   3,272   1,016   -   -
Bank debt - principal(2)   -   44,653   -   -
Convertible debentures - principal   -   -   55,000   -
Convertible debentures - interest(3)   2,620   2,612   4,788   -
Finance lease obligation   371   355   956   1,376
Total   $   46,590   $   48,636   $    60,744   $     1,376

(1) As at June 30, 2011, $0.4 million of accrued coupon interest payable in relation to the 4.75% Debentures and $0.01 million of accrued interest payable in relation to the credit facilities is included in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities.

(2) Bank debt is based on a revolving term which is reviewed annually and converts to a 366 day non-revolving facility if not renewed.

(3) The 4.75% Debentures outstanding at June 30, 2011 bear interest at a coupon rate of 4.75%, which currently requires total annual interest payments of $2.6 million.

Interest due on the bank credit facility is calculated based upon floating rates.

The Company estimates the total undiscounted amount of cash flows required to settle its decommissioning liabilities to be approximately $41.6 million which is estimated to be incurred between 2013 and 2053.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company has certain fixed term lease agreements, including primarily office space leases, which were entered into in the normal course of operations.  All leases have been treated as operating leases whereby the lease payments are included in operating expenses or G&A expenses depending on the nature of the lease.  The lease agreements do not currently provide for early termination.  No asset or liability value has been assigned to these leases in the balance sheet as of June 30, 2011.

Business Prospects and 2011 Year Outlook

Bellatrix continues to develop its core assets and conducts exploration programs utilizing its large inventory of geological prospects.  As at June 30, 2011, Bellatrix has approximately 218,067 net undeveloped acres in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with in excess of 700 exploitation drilling opportunities identified, representing over 10 years of drilling inventory.  In August 2011, Bellatrix added 20 gross and net contiguous sections in the Ferrier area.

As a result of the successful completion of the May 2011 equity offering, Bellatrix revised its capital expenditure budget for 2011 from $100 million to $170 million, which includes the $88.1 million spent in the first half of 2011 on capital expenditures. Bellatrix will use cash flow, the proceeds of the financing, and to the extent necessary, bank indebtedness to fund its 2011 capital expenditures budget.  Consequently, the Company revised its guidance on 2011 exit production from 13,000 boe/d to 15,000 boe/d.

Based on the timing of proposed expenditures, downtime for anticipated plant turnarounds and normal production declines, Bellatrix is maintaining the 2011 average production guidance of approximately 12,000 boe/d and an exit rate of 15,000 boe/d, despite the delay the Company has experienced in the execution of its second half 2011 capital program due to wet field conditions.

The Company will have four rigs drilling Cardium horizontal wells in central Alberta and is on track to fulfill its drilling goals for the remainder of 2011.  Bellatrix currently plans to drill 37 gross wells (26.66 net) commencing in Q2 through Q4 2011.  The Company expects to drill approximately 32 gross Cardium horizontal wells (25.07 net), 5 gross Notikewin horizontal wells (1.59 net) in the West Central area of Alberta in the second half 2011 program.

As an added layer of protection of its cash flows, Bellatrix has fixed contracts that provide for 1,500 bbl/d of crude oil at an average price of CAD$88.45/bbl and 1,500 bbl/d of crude oil at average price of US$93.87/bbl for the remainder of 2011.  In addition, the company has fixed price contracts for natural gas that provide for 25,000 GJ/d at an average price of $4.29/GJ for the third quarter of 2011 and 11,739 GJ/d at an average price of $4.85/GJ for the fourth quarter of 2011.  Included in the natural gas contracts for 2011 is a fixed price contract of $6.30/GJ at 5,000 GJ/d from May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 which was funded by selling a call option of 833 bbl/d at US$110.00 for the 2012 calendar year.

Financial Reporting Update

Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

As of January 1, 2011, Bellatrix prepares its interim consolidated financial statements and comparative information in accordance with IFRS, "IFRS 1" and International Accounting Standard 34 - Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.  Previously, Bellatrix's financial statements were prepared in accordance with previous GAAP.

The Company's IFRS accounting policies are provided in Note 3 of the March 31, 2011 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements.  The MD&A for the three months ended March 31, 2011 includes detailed information on the Company's IFRS accounting policies and elections, including the estimated impact of adoption of the accounting policies. In addition, Note 19 to the June 30, 2011 Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements presents reconciliations between the Company's 2010 previous GAAP results and the 2010 IFRS results.  The Company presents reconciliations of equity as at January 1, 2010, June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2010, and reconciliations of Total Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 and for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Accounting Policy Changes

The following discussion explains the significant differences between Bellatrix's previous GAAP accounting policies and those applied by the Company under IFRS and specifically, IFRS 1. IFRS policies have been retrospectively and consistently applied except where specific IFRS 1 optional and mandatory exemptions permitted an alternative treatment upon transition to IFRS for first-time adopters.

The most significant changes to the Company's accounting policies relate to the accounting for petroleum and natural gas expenditures.  Under previous GAAP, Bellatrix followed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants ("CICA") guideline on full cost accounting in which all costs directly associated with the acquisition of, the exploration for, and the development of crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas reserves were capitalized on a cost centre basis.  Under previous GAAP, Bellatrix only had one cost centre.  Costs accumulated within the cost centre were depleted using the unit-of-production method based on proved reserves determined using estimated future prices and costs. Upon transition to IFRS, Bellatrix was required to adopt new accounting policies for petroleum and natural gas expenditures, including exploration and evaluation ("E&E") costs and development costs.

Under IFRS, exploration and evaluation costs are those expenditures for an area where technical feasibility and commercial viability has not yet been determined. Development costs include those expenditures for areas where technical feasibility and commercial viability has been determined. Bellatrix adopted the IFRS 1 exemption whereby the Company deemed its January 1, 2010 property, plant and equipment ("PP&E) costs to be equal to its previous GAAP historical PP&E net book value. Accordingly, exploration and evaluation costs were deemed equal to the unproved properties balance and the development costs were deemed equal to the remaining PP&E balance. Under IFRS, exploration and evaluation costs are presented as exploration and evaluation assets and development costs of reserves are presented within property, plant and equipment on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

The following discussion highlights significant changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates from those disclosed in our MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Exploration and Evaluation ("E&E")

E&E costs are capitalized when the legal right to explore has been obtained but before technical feasibility and commercial viability have been determined.  Under previous GAAP, Bellatrix would capitalize all expenditures associated with unproved properties. Once technical feasibility and commercial viability has been determined, the capitalized costs are transferred from E&E assets to PP&E and are subject to an impairment test.

Bellatrix has adopted an accounting policy whereby E&E assets will not be subject to depletion.  Costs associated with unproved properties under previous GAAP were not subject to depletion.

Depletion and Depreciation

Previous GAAP provided specific guidelines on the depletion calculation for oil and natural gas properties.  Depletion was calculated based on proved reserves.  Under IFRS, the Company has a choice in the reserve base to use for its depletion calculations.  Bellatrix has adopted a policy of depleting its oil and natural gas properties using its proved plus probable reserve base.  In addition, depletion calculations under previous GAAP were done on a cost centre basis, for which under previous GAAP, the Company only had one.  Under IFRS, the Company is required to calculate depletion based on individual components for which the company has identified to be at the area level.

Impairments

IFRS requires an asset impairment test to be conducted on transition date and when indicators of impairment are present.  Under previous GAAP, impairment of long-lived assets is assessed on the basis of an asset's estimated undiscounted future cash flows compared with the asset's carrying amount and if impairment is indicated, discounted cash flows are prepared to quantify the amount of impairment.  The impairment test under previous GAAP is done at the cost centre level.  Under previous GAAP, Bellatrix had one cost centre for impairment test purposes.  Impairments recognized under previous GAAP were not reserved.

IFRS requires the impairment test to occur at the asset level or at the cash generating unit ("CGU") level. Bellatrix currently has 6 CGUs.  The carrying amount of the asset or CGU is compared to its recoverable amount which is the higher of discounted cash flows or fair value less costs to sell.  Under IFRS, impairments recognized are reversed when there has been a subsequent increase in the recoverable amount.  In the case of an impairment reversal, the carrying amount of the asset or CGU is limited to the original carrying amount less depreciation, depletion and amortization as if no impairment had been recognized for the asset or CGU for prior periods.

Asset Divestitures

Under previous GAAP, proceeds of a divestiture are deducted from the country cost centre pool without recognition of a gain or loss unless such a deduction resulted in a change to the depletion rate of 20% or greater.  Under IFRS, proceeds of a divestiture are deducted from the carrying value of the asset and a gain or loss is recognized in earnings.

Decommissioning Liabilities

IAS 37 - "Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets," will govern how the Company accounts for its decommissioning liabilities (previously referred to as asset retirement obligations).  The discount rate used for the decommissioning liability will be a risk free rate as the estimated provision is adjusted to reflect risks specific to the liability.  Under previous GAAP, the Company used a credit-adjusted risk free rate.  Therefore, under IFRS, the decommissioning liabilities are higher due to lower discount rates used. Under IFRS, the liability is to be re-measured each reporting period in order to reflect interest rates in effect at that time.

Share Based Payments

Differences in the accounting for the Company's share option plan under previous GAAP and IFRS exist.  IFRS 2 - "Share-based Payments," requires the Company to estimate the number of options expected to vest when a grant of equity instruments do not vest immediately.  IFRS 2 does not allow the recognition of the expense on a straight-line basis and requires each installment to be treated as a separate arrangement.  Under previous GAAP, the Company accounted for forfeitures as they occurred and recognized share-based compensation expense using the graded method, which is the method required under IFRS.

Flow-through Shares

Under previous GAAP, the accounting treatment of flow-through shares was addressed by EIC 146 - "Flow-Through Shares".  Under previous GAAP, the proceeds received for the flow-through shares are credited to shareholders' capital and the deferred tax liability is recognized when the Company files the renouncement documents with the tax authorities to renounce the tax credits associated with the expenditures.

Under IFRS, Bellatrix set up a liability for the difference between the proceeds received and the market price of the shares on the date of the transaction (the "premium").  As the expenditures are made, Bellatrix will record the related tax liability associated with the renouncement of the tax benefits and remove the deferred liability originally set up.  The difference between the deferred tax liability and the original liability set up will go through profit or loss.

Convertible Debentures

Convertible debentures have both a debt and equity component under IFRS and previous GAAP.  As a consequence of the Company having status as an income trust in 2009, and no IFRS 1 exemption related to the conversion feature of convertible debentures for trust units, the Company has treated the 7.5% Debentures as a financial derivative instrument (the "instrument").  As a result, the fair value of the instrument was determined to be nil.  The offsetting entry was made to share capital as a result of the Company's deficit elimination effective November 1, 2009.  In addition, this IFRS difference has caused a $1.6 million increase to the Company's deficit as a result of the 7.5% Debenture redemption in the second quarter of 2010, as opposed to the $2.9 million reduction in the deficit under previous GAAP.

Also, the allocation of deferred tax on the convertible debentures differs under previous GAAP and IFRS.  Under previous GAAP, the tax basis of the liability is considered to be the same as its carrying amount; therefore, no temporary difference exists.  IFRS does not contain this special exemption and requires the temporary difference to be recognized.  The deferred tax adjustment is charged directly to the carrying amount of the equity component of the convertible debentures.

Future Accounting Pronouncements

IFRS Accounting Policies

Our IFRS consolidated financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2011 must use the standards that are in effect on December 31, 2011, and therefore we have prepared our interim Consolidated Financial Statements using the standards that are expected to be effective at the end of 2011. However, our IFRS accounting policies will only be finalized when our first annual IFRS Consolidated Financial Statements are prepared for the year ending December 31, 2011. Therefore, certain accounting policies that we currently expect to follow under IFRS may not be adopted and the application of such policies to certain transactions or circumstances may be modified. As a result, our interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the six months ended June 30, 2011 are subject to change. Changes to the accounting policies used may result in material changes to our reported financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

New and Amended Standards

The following pronouncements from the IASB are applicable to Bellatrix and will become effective for future reporting periods, but have not yet been adopted:

IFRS 10 - "Consolidated Financial Statements" ("IFRS 10"), which requires an entity to consolidate an investee when it is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the investee. Under existing IFRS, consolidation is required when an entity has the power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities. This standard replaces SIC-12 - "Consolidation—Special Purpose Entities" and parts of IAS 27 - "Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements."

IFRS 11 - "Joint Arrangements" ("IFRS 11"), requires a venturer to classify its interest in a joint arrangement as a joint venture or joint operation, each having its own accounting model.  Joint ventures will be accounted for using the equity method of accounting whereas for a joint operation the venture will recognize its share of the assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses of the joint operation. The standard provides for a more substance based reflection of joint arrangements by focusing on the rights and obligations of the arrangement, rather than its legal form.   IFRS 11 replaces IAS 31 - "Interests in Joint Ventures" and SIC-13 - "Jointly Controlled Entities—Non-monetary Contributions by Venturers" and establishes principles for accounting for all joint arrangements.

IFRS 12 - "Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities" ("IFRS 12"), establishes disclosure requirements for interests in other entities, such as joint arrangements, associates, special purpose vehicles and off balance sheet vehicles. The standard carries forward existing disclosures and also introduces significant additional disclosure requirements that address the nature of, and risks associated with, an entity's interests in other entities.

Amendments have been made to existing standards, including IAS 27 - "Separate Financial Statements" ("IAS 27") and IAS 28 - "Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures" ("IAS 28"). IAS 27 addresses accounting for subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates in non-consolidated financial statements. IAS 28 has been amended to include joint ventures in its scope and to address the changes in IFRS 10 to 12.

The above standards are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. Early adoption is permitted, providing the five standards are adopted concurrently. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting these standards on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

IFRS 13 - "Fair Value Measurement" ("IFRS 13"), is a comprehensive standard for fair value measurement and disclosure requirements for use across all IFRSs. The new standard clarifies that fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset, or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants, at the measurement date. It also establishes disclosures about fair value measurement. Under existing IFRS, guidance on measuring and disclosing fair value is dispersed among the specific standards requiring fair value measurements and in many cases does not reflect a clear measurement basis or consistent disclosures.  IFRS 13 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013 and applies prospectively from the beginning of the annual period in which the standard is adopted. Early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting IFRS 13 on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

IFRS 9 - "Financial Instruments", which is the result of the first phase of the IASB's project to replace IAS 39, "Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement". The new standard replaces the current multiple classification and measurement models for financial assets and liabilities with a single model that has only two classification categories: amortized cost and fair value.  This standard is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013 with different transitional arrangements depending on the date of initial application. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting IFRS 9 on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In June 2011, the IASB issued an amendment to IAS 1 - "Presentation of Financial Statements" ("IAS 1") requiring companies to group items presented within Other Comprehensive Income based on whether they may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss.  This amendment to IAS 1 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after July 1, 2012 with full retrospective application.  Early adoption is permitted. Bellatrix has yet to assess the full impact of adopting this amendment on its consolidated financial statements.

Business Risks and Uncertainties

The reader is advised that Bellatrix continues to be subject to various types of business risks and uncertainties as described in the Company's Management, Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2010 and the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Critical Accounting Estimates

The reader is advised that the critical accounting estimates, policies, and practices as described herein continue to be critical in determining Bellatrix's financial results.

The reader is cautioned that the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires management to make certain judgments and estimates that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses.  The following discussion outlines accounting policies and practices that are critical to determining Bellatrix's financial results.

Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable are recorded at the estimated recoverable amount which involves the estimate of uncollectable accounts.

Derivatives

The fair value of commodity contracts are based on published market prices as at the balance sheet date and may differ from what will eventually be realized.  Changes in the fair value of the commodity contracts are recognized in profit or loss.  The actual gains and losses realized on eventual cash settlement can vary due to subsequent fluctuations in commodity prices.

Oil and gas reserves

Reserves and resources are used in the units of production calculation for depreciation, depletion and amortization and the impairment analysis which affect net income.  There are numerous uncertainties inherent in estimating oil and gas reserves.  Estimating reserves is very complex, requiring many judgments based on geological, geophysical, engineering and economic data.  Changes in these judgments could have a material impact on the estimated reserves.  These estimates may change, having either a negative or positive effect on net earnings as further information becomes available and as the economic environment changes.

Depreciation and depletion

Depletion of petroleum and natural gas properties is provided using the unit-of-production method based on production volumes before royalties in relation to total estimated proved and probable reserves as determined annually by independent engineers and determined in accordance with National Instrument 51-101.  Natural gas reserves and production are converted at the energy equivalent of six thousand cubic feet to one barrel of oil.

Calculations for depletion and depreciation of production equipment are based on total capitalized costs plus estimated future development costs of proved and probable undeveloped reserves less the estimated net realizable value of production equipment and facilities after the proved reserves are fully produced.  The costs of acquiring and evaluating unproved properties are excluded from depletion calculations.

Recoverability of asset carrying values

The Company assesses its oil and gas properties, including exploration and evaluation assets, for possible impairment if there are events or changes in circumstances that indicate that carrying values of the assets may not be recoverable, or at least at every reporting date.

The assessment of any impairment of property, plant and equipment is dependent upon estimates of recoverable amount that take into account factors such as reserves, economic and market conditions, timing of cash flows, the useful lives of assets and their related salvage values.

Liability component of convertible debentures

The Company's liability component of its convertible debentures has been determined by estimating a market rate of interest by reference to similar liabilities that do not have a conversion option.

Decommissioning obligations

Provisions for decommissioning obligations associated with the Company's drilling operations are based on current legal and constructive requirements, technology, price levels and expected plans for remediation.  Actual costs and cash outflows can differ from estimates because of changes in laws and regulations, public expectations, prices and analysis of site conditions and changes in clean up technology.

Share-based compensation

The fair value of stock options granted is measured using a Black Scholes model.  Measurement inputs include share price on measurement date, exercise price of the option, expected volatility, expected life of the options, expected dividends and the risk-free rate.  The Company estimates volatility based on historical share price excluding specific time frames in which volatility was affected by specific transactions that are not considered to be indicative of the Company's expected share price volatility.  The expected life of the options is based on historical experience and general option holder behaviour.  Dividends were not taken into consideration as the Company does not expect to pay dividends.  Management also makes an estimate of the number of options that will forfeit and the rate is adjusted to reflect the actual number of options that actually vest.

Income taxes

Related assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated tax consequences between amounts included in the financial statements and their tax base using substantively enacted future income tax rates.  Timing of future revenue streams and future capital spending changes can affect the timing of any temporary differences, and accordingly affect the amount of the deferred income tax asset or liability calculated at a point in time.  These differences could materially impact earnings.

Legal, Environmental Remediation and Other Contingent Matters

The Company is involved in various claims and litigation arising in the normal course of business.  While the outcome of these matters is uncertain and there can be no assurance that such matters will be resolved in the Company's favor, the Company does not currently believe that the outcome of adverse decisions in any pending or threatened proceeding related to these and other matters or any amount which it may be required to pay by reason thereof would have a material adverse impact on its financial position or results of operations.

The Company reviews legal, environmental remediation and other contingent matters to both determine whether a loss is probable based on judgment and interpretation of laws and regulations and determine that the loss can reasonably be estimated.  When the loss is determined, it is charged to earnings.  The Company's management monitor known and potential contingent matters and make appropriate provisions by charges to earnings when warranted by the circumstances.

Controls and Procedures

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

The Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have designed, or caused to be designed under their supervision, disclosure controls and procedures to provide reasonable assurance that: (i) material information relating to the Company is made known to the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer by others, particularly during the period in which the annual and interim filings are being prepared; and (ii) information required to be disclosed by the Company in its annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted by it under securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in securities legislation.

Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have designed, or caused to be designed under their supervision, internal control over financial reporting to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of the Company's financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP.

The Company is required to disclose herein any change in the Company's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period beginning on April 1, 2011 and ended on June 30, 2011 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.  No material changes in the Company's internal control over financial reporting were identified during such period that has materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

In conjunction with its conversion to IFRS, the Company completed an assessment of its information systems and based on this review no significant changes to the information systems were required as part of the IFRS conversion process. In addition, the effects of the adoption of IFRS on the Company's business activities and internal controls, including disclosure controls and procedures, were reviewed and no significant changes to the Corporation's business activities and internal control environment were required.

It should be noted that a control system, including the Company's disclosure and internal controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived, can provide only reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system will be met and it should not be expected that the disclosure and internal controls and procedures will prevent all errors or fraud.

Sensitivity Analysis

The table below shows sensitivities to funds flow from operations as a result of product price and operational changes.  This is based on actual average prices received for the second quarter of 2011 and average production volumes of 11,643 boe/d during that period, as well as the same level of debt outstanding at June 30, 2011.  Diluted weighted average shares are based upon the second quarter of 2011.  These sensitivities are approximations only, and not necessarily valid under other significantly different production levels or product mixes.  Commodity price risk management activities can significantly affect these sensitivities.  Changes in any of these parameters will affect funds flow as shown in the table below:

     
  Funds Flow from Operations(1) Funds Flow  from Operations(1)
  (annualized) Per Diluted Share
Sensitivity Analysis ($000s) ($)
Change of US $1/bbl WTI 1,200 0.01
Change of $0.10/ mcf 1,300 0.01
Change of US $0.01 CDN/ US exchange rate 1,100 0.01
Change in prime of 1% 440 0.01

(1)The term "funds flow from operations" should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than cash flow from operating activities as determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of the Company's performance. Therefore reference to diluted funds flow from operations or funds flow from operations per share may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures for other entities. Management uses funds flow from operations to analyze operating performance and leverage and considers funds flow from operations to be a key measure as it demonstrates the Company's ability to generate the cash necessary to fund future capital investments and to repay debt.  The reconciliation between cash flow from operating activities and funds flow from operations can be found elsewhere herein.  Funds flow from operations per share is calculated using the weighted average number of common shares for the period.

Selected Quarterly Consolidated Information

The following table sets forth selected consolidated financial information of the Company for the most recently completed quarters ending June 30, 2011 and for the quarters in 2010 and 2009.  The adoption date of IFRS of January 1, 2011 requires restatement for comparative purposes, of the Company's opening balance sheet as at January 1, 2010, all interim quarterly periods in 2010 and for its year ended December 31, 2010.  As a result, 2009 comparative information has not been restated and is in accordance with previous GAAP.

                 
2011 - Quarter ended (unaudited)
($000s, except per share amounts)


March 31


June 30

 

 
Revenues before royalties and risk management   40,535   53,444        
Cash flow from operating activities   15,718   23,825        
Cash flow from operating activities per share                
   Basic   $0.16   $0.23        
   Diluted   $0.15   $0.22        
Funds flow from operations(1)   17,027   23,126        
Funds flow from operations per share(1)                
   Basic   $0.17   $0.22        
   Diluted   $0.16   $0.21        
Net profit (loss)   (5,487)   12,315        
Net profit (loss) per share                
   Basic   ($0.06)   $0.12        
   Diluted   ($0.06)   $0.11        
Net capital expenditures (cash)   59,247   28,784        
                 
                 
2010 - Quarter ended (unaudited)
($000s, except per share amounts)
  March 31   June 30   Sept. 30   Dec. 31
Revenues before royalties and risk management   26,929   25,574   27,344   37,826
Cash flow from operating activities   13,456   6,065   13,466   11,285
Cash flow from operating activities per share                
   Basic   $0.15   $0.07   $0.14   $0.12
   Diluted   $0.15   $0.07   $0.14   $0.11
Funds flow from operations(1)   10,198   10,610   16,342   15,892
Funds flow from operations per share(1)                
   Basic   $0.12   $0.11   $0.17   $0.16
   Diluted   $0.11           $0.11   $0.17   $0.15
Net profit (loss)   3,969   (6,350)   (3,321)   (57)
Net profit (loss) per share                
   Basic   $0.04   $(0.07)   $(0.03)   $(0.00)
   Diluted   $0.04   $(0.07)   $(0.03)   $(0.00)
Net capital expenditures (cash)   18,393   17,656   30,416   25,716
                 
                 
Previous GAAP
2009 - Quarter ended (unaudited)
($000s, except per share amounts)
  March 31   June 30   Sept. 30   Dec. 31
Revenues before royalties and risk management   31,345   29,805   23,860   24,004
Cash flow from operating activities   9,311   6,467   12,150   2,743
Cash flow from operating activities per share                
   Basic and Diluted   $0.12   $0.08   $0.15   $0.03
Funds flow from operations(1)   6,489   10,765   11,090   7,681
Funds flow from operations per share(1)                
   Basic and Diluted   $0.08   $0.14   $0.14   $0.10
Net loss   (9,056)   (99,715)   (9,363)   (8,216)
Net loss per share                
   Basic and Diluted   $(0.12)   $(1.27)   $(0.12)   $(0.10)
Net capital expenditures (cash)   2,764   (7,138)   (81,986)   9,926
Distributions declared   1,570   -   -   -
Distributions per share   $0.02   -   -   -

(1)Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" in respect of the term "funds flow from operations" and "funds flow from operations per share".



BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.
     
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS      
As at June 30 and December 31      
         
($000s)   (unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars) 2011 2010  
    (note 19)  
ASSETS      
Current assets      
    Accounts receivable     $    44,285 $       39,500  
    Deposits and prepaid expenses 4,705 4,619  
    Commodity contract asset (note 18) 2,776 -  
    51,766 44,119  
Exploration and evaluation assets (note 4) 27,843 18,535  
Property, plant and equipment (note 5) 449,996 399,580  
Deferred taxes (note 14) 12,112 14,820  
Total assets   $   541,717     $     477,054  
         
LIABILITIES       
Current liabilities      
    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $    41,020 $       42,792  
    Current portion of finance lease obligation (note 9) 149 146    
    Commodity contract liability (note 18) 3,272 3,732  
    44,441 46,670  
         
Deferred liability - flow-through shares (note 6) 3,288 3,768  
Commodity contract liability (note 18) 1,016 -  
Long-term debt (note 7) 44,653 41,172  
Convertible debentures (note 8) 48,316 47,599  
Finance lease obligation (note 9) 1,369 1,443  
Decommissioning liabilities (note 10) 39,744 38,710  
Total liabilities 182,827 179,362  
       
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
    Shareholders' capital (note 11) 370,019 316,779  
    Equity component of convertible debentures (note 8) 4,378 4,378  
    Contributed surplus (note 12) 31,619 30,489  
    Deficit (47,126) (53,954)  
Total shareholders' equity 358,890 297,692  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $    541,717 $     477,054  

COMMITMENTS (note 17)
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
For the three months and six months ended June 30,
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)
    Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s)   2011 2010 2011 2010
      (note 19)   (note 19)
REVENUES        
  Petroleum and natural gas sales $  52,834 $  25,076 $  92,946 $  51,458
  Other income 610 498 1,033 1,045
  Royalties (10,865) (4,877) (17,336) (10,127)
  Total revenues 42,579 20,697 76,643 42,376
           
  Realized gain (loss) on commodity contracts (1,361) 4,109 (2,317) 6,601
  Unrealized gain (loss) on commodity contracts 11,448 (3,134) 2,220 4,122
    52,666 21,672 76,546 53,099
           
EXPENSES        
  Production 12,180 9,079 23,478 17,796
  Transportation 1,509 877 2,676 1,685
  General and administrative 2,900 2,715 5,167 5,251
  Share-based compensation (notes 11 and 12) 1,020 431 1,515 623
  Depletion and depreciation 16,190 11,102 29,949 21,248
  Gain on property dispositions (128) (458) (219) (136)
  Write down of property, plant and equipment - 336 - 336
  Loss on redemption of 7.5% Debentures (note 8) - 3,514 - 3,514
    33,671 27,596 62,566 50,317
           
           
NET PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE FINANCE AND TAXES 18,995 (5,924) 13,980 2,782
         
  Finance expenses (note 15) 2,126 2,240 4,106 4,935
         
NET PROFIT(LOSS) BEFORE TAXES 16,869 (8,164) 9,874 (2,153)
           
TAXES        
  Deferred tax expense (recovery) (note 14) 4,554 (1,813) 3,046 229
           
NET PROFIT (LOSS) AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) 12,315 (6,351) 6,828 (2,382)
         
           
           
Net profit (loss) per share        
  Basic $0.12 ($0.07) $0.07 $(0.03)
  Diluted $0.11 ($0.07) $0.07 $(0.03)

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
For the six months ended June 30,
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)
  Six months ended June 30,
($000s)   2011 2010
    (note 19)
     
SHAREHOLDERS' CAPITAL (note 11)    
  Common shares    
    Balance, beginning of period 316,779 257,629
    Issued for cash, net of transaction costs and tax effect 52,734 43,164
    Issued on exercise of share options 359 82
    Contributed surplus transferred on exercised options 147 29
    Balance, end of period 370,019 300,904
     
     
EQUITY COMPONENT OF CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURES (note 8)    
    Balance, beginning of period 4,378 -
    Conversion feature of 4.75% Debentures issued - 4,378
    Balance, end of period 4,378 4,378
     
CONTRIBUTED SURPLUS (note 11 and 12)     
    Balance, beginning of period 30,489 28,186
    Share-based compensation expense 1,326 925  
    Adjustment of share-based compensation expense for forfeitures of unvested share options (49) -
    Transfer to share capital for exercised options (147) (29)
    Balance, end of period 31,619 29,082
     
     
DEFICIT    
    Balance, beginning of period (53,954) (47,338)
    Adjustment for redemption of 7.5% debentures - (1,631)
    Net profit (loss) 6,828 (2,382)
    Balance, end of period (47,126) (51,351)
     
     
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $  358,890 $  283,013

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
For the three and six months ended June 30,
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)
    Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s) 2011 2010 2011 2010
      (note 19)   (note 19)
Cash provided by (used in):        
         
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES        
Net profit (loss) $ 12,315 $ (6,351) $ 6,828 $ (2,382)
Adjustments for:        
  Depletion and depreciation 16,190 11,102 29,949 21,248
  Finance expenses (note 15) 623 715 1,254 1,498
  Share-based compensation (notes 11 and 12) 1,020 431 1,515 623
  Unrealized loss (gain) on commodity contracts (11,448) 3,134 (2,220) (4,122)
  Loss (gain) on property dispositions (128) (458) (219) (136)
  Write down of property, plant and equipment - 336 - 336
  Loss on redemption of 7.5% Debentures - 3,514 - 3,514
  Deferred tax expense (recovery) (note 14) 4,554 (1,813) 3,046 229
  Realization of imputed interest costs on 7.5% Debentures - (5,050) - (5,050)
  Decommissioning costs incurred (note 10) (321) (441) (470) (603)
  Change in non-cash working capital (note 13) 1,020 946 (140) 4,366
    23,825 6,065 39,543 19,521
           
CASH FLOW FROM (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES        
  Issuance of share capital, net of share issue costs 52,244 15 52,274 42,529
  Issuance of 4.75% Debentures, net of issue costs - 52,519 - 52,519
  Redemption of 7.5% Debentures - (88,009) - (88,009)
  Realization of imputed interest costs on 7.5% Debentures allocated to operating activities - 5,050 - 5,050
  Advances from loans and borrowings 108,755 85,758 213,131 88,853
  Repayment of loans and borrowings (134,400) (51,357) (209,650) (82,354)
  Obligations under finance lease (note 9) (36) - (71) -
    26,563 3,976 55,684 18,588
  Change in non-cash working capital (note 13) (546) (961) 93 593
    26,017 3,015 55,777 19,181
           
CASH FLOW FROM (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES        
  Expenditure on exploration and evaluation assets (168) (53) (10,164) (252)
  Additions to property, plant and equipment (28,787) (18,230) (77,908) (36,377)
  Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment 171 627 41 580
    (28,784) (17,656) (88,031) (36,049)
  Change in non-cash working capital (note 13) (21,058) (421) (7,289) (2,653)
    (49,842) (18,077) (95,320) (38,702)
           
  Change in cash - (8,997) - -
           
  Cash, beginning of period - 8,997 - -
           
  Cash, end of period $          - $        - $          -    $          -
           
Cash paid:        
  Interest $   1,941 $ 2,423 $  2,513 $  2,637
  Taxes - - - -

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)

1. CORPORATE INFORMATION

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (the "Company" or "Bellatrix") is a growth oriented, public exploration and production company.  The Company resulted from a reorganization (the "Reorganization) effective November 1, 2009 pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") involving, among others, True Energy Trust (the "Trust" or "True"), Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. and securityholders of the Trust.

The Arrangement involved the exchange, on a one-for-one basis of trust units and exchangeable shares, after accounting for the conversion factor applicable to the exchangeable shares, for common shares of Bellatrix.  All outstanding incentive unit rights to acquire Trust units of True became share options to acquire an equal number of common shares of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. on the same terms and conditions, including as to exercise price, vesting and expiry dates.

In connection with the Reorganization, the unitholders' capital was reduced by the deficit of the Trust as of October 31, 2009 and trust units were exchanged for common shares of Bellatrix.

2. BASIS OF PREPARATION AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements are unaudited and in accordance with International Accounting Standard ("IAS") 34 - "Interim Financial Reporting" and have been prepared using accounting policies consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") and interpretation of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee ("IFRIC").  These are the Company's first IFRS condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements are part of the period covered by the Company's first IFRS consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011.  Previously, the Company prepared its consolidated annual and consolidated interim financial statements in accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("Previous GAAP").  Previous GAAP differs in some areas from IFRS.  The comparative figures from 2010 have been restated to reflect these adjustments, and are in accordance with IFRS 1 - "First-time Adoption of IFRS".  Certain information and footnote disclosure which are considered material to the understanding of the Company's interim financial statements and which are normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS are provided in note 19 along with reconciliation and descriptions of the effect of the transition from Previous GAAP to IFRS on equity, earnings and comprehensive income.

The interim consolidated financial statements of the Company were authorized by the Board of Directors on August 10, 2011.

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with IAS 34 requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates.  It requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated interim financial statements and accompanying notes.   Actual results may differ from these estimates.

The consolidated financial statements are presented in Canadian dollars, the Company's functional currency, and have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for derivative financial instruments measured at fair value.  The condensed consolidated financial statements have, in management's opinion, been properly prepared using careful judgment and reasonable limits of materiality.  These are within the framework of the same significant policies, critical judgments, accounting estimates and methods of computation as the consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2011, except as noted below.  These interim condensed consolidated financial statement note disclosures do not include all of those required by IAS 1 - "Presentation of Financial Statements" ("IAS 1"), applicable for annual financial statements.  Accordingly, these interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's first IFRS consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto as at and for the three months ended March 31, 2011, which are in compliance with IAS 1.

The standards that will be effective or available for voluntary early adoption in the financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2011 are subject to change and may be affected by additional interpretation(s). Accordingly, the accounting policies will be finalized when the first annual IFRS financial statements are prepared for the year ending December 31, 2011. In addition to the accounting policies described below, the accounting policies the Company expects to adopt in its financial statements as at and for the year ended December 31, 2011 are disclosed in Note 3 of the Company's interim Consolidated Financial Statements as at and for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Deferred Share Unit Plan

The Company's Deferred Share Unit Plan (the "Plan") is accounted for as a cash settled share based payment plan in accordance with IFRS 2 - "Share-based Payments" in which the fair value of the amount payable under the Plan is recognized as an expense with a corresponding increase in liabilities. The liability is re-measured at each reporting date and at settlement date.  Any changes in the fair value of the liability are recognized in profit or loss.  The Company's common share price is used to fair value the liability.

3. NEW STANDARDS AND INTERPRETATIONS NOT YET ADOPTED

The following pronouncements from the IASB are applicable to Bellatrix and will become effective for future reporting periods, but have not yet been adopted:

IFRS 10 - "Consolidated Financial Statements" ("IFRS 10"), which requires an entity to consolidate an investee when it is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the investee. Under existing IFRS, consolidation is required when an entity has the power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities. This standard replaces SIC-12 - "Consolidation—Special Purpose Entities" and parts of IAS 27 - "Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements."

IFRS 11 - "Joint Arrangements" ("IFRS 11"), requires a venturer to classify its interest in a joint arrangement as a joint venture or joint operation, each having its own accounting model.  Joint ventures will be accounted for using the equity method of accounting whereas for a joint operation the venture will recognize its share of the assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses of the joint operation. The standard provides for a more substance based reflection of joint arrangements by focusing on the rights and obligations of the arrangement, rather than its legal form.   IFRS 11 replaces IAS 31 - "Interests in Joint Ventures" and SIC-13 - "Jointly Controlled Entities—Non-monetary Contributions by Venturers" and establishes principles for accounting for all joint arrangements.

IFRS 12 - "Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities" ("IFRS 12"), establishes disclosure requirements for interests in other entities, such as joint arrangements, associates, special purpose vehicles and off balance sheet vehicles. The standard carries forward existing disclosures and also introduces significant additional disclosure requirements that address the nature of, and risks associated with, an entity's interests in other entities.

Amendments have been made to existing standards, including IAS 27 - "Separate Financial Statements" ("IAS 27") and IAS 28 - "Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures" ("IAS 28"). IAS 27 addresses accounting for subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates in non-consolidated financial statements. IAS 28 has been amended to include joint ventures in its scope and to address the changes in IFRS 10 to 12.

The above standards are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. Early adoption is permitted, providing the five standards are adopted concurrently. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting these standards on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

IFRS 13 - "Fair Value Measurement" ("IFRS 13"), is a comprehensive standard for fair value measurement and disclosure requirements for use across all IFRSs. The new standard clarifies that fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset, or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants, at the measurement date. It also establishes disclosures about fair value measurement. Under existing IFRS, guidance on measuring and disclosing fair value is dispersed among the specific standards requiring fair value measurements and in many cases does not reflect a clear measurement basis or consistent disclosures.  IFRS 13 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013 and applies prospectively from the beginning of the annual period in which the standard is adopted. Early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting IFRS 13 on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

IFRS 9 - "Financial Instruments", which is the result of the first phase of the IASB's project to replace IAS 39, "Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement". The new standard replaces the current multiple classification and measurement models for financial assets and liabilities with a single model that has only two classification categories: amortized cost and fair value.  This standard is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013 with different transitional arrangements depending on the date of initial application. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting IFRS 9 on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In June 2011, the IASB issued an amendment to IAS 1 - "Presentation of Financial Statements" ("IAS 1") requiring companies to group items presented within Other Comprehensive Income based on whether they may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss.  This amendment to IAS 1 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after July 1, 2012 with full retrospective application.  Early adoption is permitted. Bellatrix has yet to assess the full impact of adopting this amendment on its consolidated financial statements.

4. EXPLORATION AND EVALUATION ASSETS

($000s)    
     
Deemed cost (note 19)    
Balance, January 1, 2010 $         20,542
Additions   481
Transfer to oil and natural gas properties   (1,809)
Disposals   (679)
Balance, December 31, 2010   18,535
Additions   10,621
Transfer to oil and natural gas properties   (856)
Disposals1   (457)
Balance, June 30, 2011 $       27,843

1 Disposals include swaps.

Exploration and evaluation ("E&E") assets consist of the Company's exploration projects which are pending the determination of proven or probable reserves.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011 $0.9 million was transferred to property, plant, and equipment.

5. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

($000s)            
  Oil and
natural gas
properties
Office
furniture and
equipment
Total
Deemed cost (note 19)            
Balance, January 1, 2010 $ 388,276 $ 1,748 $ 390,024
Additions   112,145   488   112,633
Transfer from exploration and evaluation assets   1,809   -   1,809
Disposals1   (17,630)   -   (17,630)
Balance, December 31, 2010   484,600   2,236   486,836
Additions   82,588   162   82,750
Transfer from exploration and evaluation assets   856   -   856
Disposals1   (3,241)   -   (3,241)
Balance, June 30, 2011 $ 564,803 $ 2,398 $ 567,201
             
Accumulated Depletion, Depreciation and Impairment losses            
Balance, January 1, 2010 (note 19) $ 43,193 $ 602 $ 43,795
Charge for time period   47,650   251   47,901
Impairment loss   6,489   121   6,610
Impairment reversal   (9,648)   (200)   (9,848)
Disposals1   (1,202)   -   (1,202)
Balance, December 31, 2010 $ 86,482 $ 774 $ 87,256
Charge for time period   29,800   149   29,949
Balance, June 30, 2011 $ 116,282 $ 923 $ 117,205
1 Disposals include swaps.            
             
Carrying amounts            
At January 1, 2010 $ 345,083 $ 1,146 $ 346,229
At December 31, 2010 $ 398,118 $ 1,462 $ 399,580
June 30, 2011 $ 448,521 $ 1,475 $ 449,996

Bellatrix has included $254.2 million (2010: $93.3 million) for future development costs and excluded $34.9 million (2010: $28.5 million) for estimated salvage from the depletion calculation during the three months ended June 30, 2011.

For the six month period ended June 30, 2011, the Company capitalized $1.8 million (2010: $1.0 million) of general and administrative expenses and $0.8 million (2010: $0.3 million) of share-based compensation expense directly related to exploration and development activities.

Bellatrix's credit facilities are secured against all of the assets of the Corporation by a $400 million debenture containing a first ranking charge and security interest.  The Corporation has provided a negative pledge and undertaking to provide fixed charges over major petroleum and natural gas reserves in certain circumstances.

Exploration and evaluation ("E&E") assets consist of the Company's exploration projects which are pending the determination of proven or probable reserves.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, $0.9 million was transferred to property, plant, and equipment following the successful discovery of proven and probable reserves.

6. DEFERRED LIABILITY

On August 12, 2010, Bellatrix issued 4,710,000 common shares on a flow-through basis ("Flow-Through Shares") at $4.25 each.  As a result of the Flow-Through Shares, the Company is committed to incur $20.0 million of Canadian Exploration Expenses ("CEE") on or before December 31, 2011.

Bellatrix has recognized a deferred liability based on the premium received on the Flow-Through Shares compared to the Company's closing share price on the date of the issuance.  The deferred liability is de-recognized as the CEE expenditures are incurred by the Company.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company has satisfied approximately $2.5 million of its $20.0 million commitment; as a result, the deferred liability has been reduced to $3.3 million and a deferred tax expense of $0.2 million has been recognized.

7. LONG-TERM DEBT

     
($000s) June 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
Operating facility $  4,653 $    6,172
Revolving term facility 40,000 35,000
Balance, end of period $ 44,653 $   41,172

The Company's credit facilities consist of a $15 million demand operating facility provided by a Canadian bank and a $125 million extendible revolving term credit facility provided by a Canadian bank and a Canadian financial institution.  Amounts borrowed under the credit facility will bear interest at a floating rate based on the applicable Canadian prime rate, U.S. base rate or LIBOR rate, plus between 1.00% and 3.50%, depending on the type of borrowing and the Company's debt to cash ratio.  The credit facilities are secured by a $400 million debenture containing a first ranking charge and security interest.  Bellatrix has provided a negative pledge and undertaking to provide fixed charges over major petroleum and natural gas reserves in certain circumstances.  A standby fee is charged of between 0.50% and 0.875% on the undrawn portion of the credit facilities, depending on the Company's debt to cash flow ratio.

The revolving period for the revolving term credit facility will end on June 26, 2012, unless extended for a further 364 - day period.  Should the facility not be extended it will convert to a non-revolving term facility with the full amount outstanding due 366 days after the last day of the revolving period of June 26, 2012.  The Company's borrowing base will be subject to re-determination on November 30, 2011. Thereafter, a semi-annual re-determination of the borrowing base will occur on May 30 and November 30 in each year prior to the maturity date.

Payment will not be required under the revolving term facility for more than 365 days from June 30, 2011 and as there is sufficient availability under the revolving term credit facility to cover the operating facility, the entire amounts owing on the credit facilities have been classified as long-term.

Pursuant to Bellatrix's credit facilities, the Company is permitted to pay the semi-annual interest payments on the debentures, and payments by the Company to debenture holders in relation to the redemption of debentures and in relation to debenture normal course issuer bids approved by the Toronto Stock Exchange, provided that the aggregate of all such normal course issuer bids and redemptions do not exceed $10.0 million in any fiscal year.

As at June 30, 2011, approximately $95.3 million was not drawn under the existing facilities and Bellatrix was fully compliant with all of its operating debt covenants.

8. CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURES

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of the convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the "4.75% Debentures"):

Convertible debentures

     
($000s except number of debentures)   4.75%
Number of Debentures      
Balance, December 31, 2010 and June 30, 2011   55,000
Debt Component    
Balance, December 31, 2010 $ 47,599
Accretion   717  
Balance, June 30, 2011 $ 48,316
Equity Component      
Balance, December 31, 2010 and June 30, 2011 $ 4,378

On April 20, 2010, Bellatrix issued $55 million principal amount of 4.75% Debentures on a bought deal basis.  The 4.75% Debentures have a face value of $1,000 each, bear interest at the rate of 4.75% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on the last day of April and October of each year commencing on October 31, 2010 and mature on April 30, 2015 (the "Maturity Date"). The 4.75% Debentures are convertible at the holder's option and at any time prior to the close of business on the earlier of the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the Maturity Date and the date specified by the Corporation for redemption of the 4.75% Debentures into common shares of the Corporation at a conversion price of $5.60 per common share (the "Conversion Price"), subject to adjustment in certain events. The 4.75% Debentures are not redeemable by the Corporation before April 30, 2013. On and after April 13, 2013 and prior to April 30, 2014, the 4.75% Debentures are redeemable at the Corporation's option, in whole or in part, at par plus accrued and unpaid interest if the weighted average trading price of the common shares for the specified period is not less than 125% of the Conversion Price. On and after April 30, 2014, the 4.75% Debentures are redeemable at the Corporation's option, in whole or in part, at any time at par plus accrued and unpaid interest.  The 4.75% Debentures are listed and posted for trading on the TSX under the symbol "BXE.DB.A".

As the 4.75% Debentures are convertible into common shares, the liability and equity components are presented separately.  The initial carrying amount of the financial liability is determined by discounting the stream of future payments of interest and principal and has been determined to be $48.8 million.  A total of $2.2 million of issue costs has been allocated to the liability component of the debentures.  Using the residual method, the carrying amount of the conversion feature is the difference between the principal amount and the carrying value of the financial liability.  Within the Shareholder's Equity section of the consolidated financial statements, $4.4 million has been recorded as the carrying amount of the conversion feature of the debentures, net of $0.3 million of issue costs and $1.5 million of deferred taxes.  The 4.75% Debentures, net of the equity component and issue costs, of $46.6 million, is accreted using the effective interest rate method over the term of the 4.75% Debentures such that the carrying amount of the financial liability will equal the principal balance at maturity.

On April 20, 2010, Bellatrix deposited with Computershare Trust Company of Canada, the trustee (the "Trustee") for Bellatrix's previously outstanding series of debentures, being the 7.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due June 30, 2011 (the "7.5% Debentures"), sufficient funds to satisfy the principal amount and interest owing on the 7.5% Debentures and on May 3, 2010 the trustee provided notice to the registered holders of the 7.5% Debentures of its intention to redeem the 7.5% Debentures on July 2, 2010. The 7.5% Debentures were redeemed for an amount of $1,025 for each $1,000 principal amount of the 7.5% Debentures plus accrued and unpaid interest, or a total of $88.0 million. Proceeds from the issuance of the 4.75% Debentures have been used by Bellatrix to partially fund the redemption of the 7.5% Debentures and the balance of the redemption amount has been funded through bank indebtedness.  The funds deposited with the Trustee on April 20, 2010 and acknowledgment by the Trustee thereof discharged and extinguished the Company's financial liability for the 7.5% Debentures as of that date.  Bellatrix recorded a $3.6 million loss and an increase of the deficit of $1.6 million in connection with the redemption of the 7.5% Debentures.

9. FINANCE LEASE OBLIGATION

Bellatrix entered into an agreement with a certain joint venture ("Joint Venture") for the use of certain facilities which will expire in year 2030 or earlier if certain circumstances are met.  At the end of the term of the agreement, ownership of the facilities is transferred to the Company.  The agreement is accounted for as a finance lease in accordance with International Accounting Standard 17- "Leases".  Assets under finance lease at June 30, 2011 totaled $1.6 million with accumulated depreciation of $0.2 million.

The following is a schedule of future minimum lease payments under the finance lease obligation:

     
Period ending June 30,   ($000s)
2012 $          371
2013   355
2014   339
2015   322
Thereafter   1,671
Total lease payments   3,058
Amount representing implicit interest at 15.28%   (1,540)
    1,518
Current portion of capital lease obligation   (149)
Capital lease obligation $    1,369

10. DECOMMISSIONING LIABILITIES

The Company's decommissioning liabilities result from net ownership interests in petroleum and natural gas assets including well sites, gathering systems and processing facilities.  The Company estimates the total undiscounted amount of cash flows required to settle its decommissioning liabilities is approximately $41.4 million which will be incurred between 2013 and 2053.  A risk-free rate between 1.59% - 3.55% percent and an inflation rate of 2 percent were used to calculate the fair value of the decommissioning liabilities.

     
($000s) June 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
Balance, beginning of period (note 19) $   38,710  $   39,001
Incurred on development activities 750 2,140
Revisions on estimates 251 1,182
Reversed on dispositions (34) (3,302)
Settled during the period (470) (1,373)
Accretion expense 537 1,062
Balance, end of period $   39,744 $   38,710

11. SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

a.     Common Shares

Bellatrix is authorized to issue an unlimited number of common shares.  All shares issued are fully paid and have no par value.  The common shareholders are entitled to dividends declared by the Board of Directors; Bellatrix does not anticipate paying dividends.

               
  June 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
  Number   Amount ($000s) Number   Amount ($000s)
Common shares, opening balance 97,446,026 $ 316,779 78,809,039 $ 257,629
Shares issued for cash, net of  transaction costs and tax effect of $0.8 million 9,822,000   52,734 18,350,000   62,358
Premium on flow-through shares classified as a deferred liability -   - -   (3,768)
Shares issued on exercise of options 121,773   359 286,987   434
Contributed surplus transferred on exercised options -   147 -   126
Balance, end of period 107,389,799 $  370,019 97,446,026 $ 316,779

On May 11, 2011, Bellatrix closed an equity issuance of 9.8 million common shares on a bought deal basis at a price of $5.60 per share for gross proceeds of $55.0 million (net proceeds of $51.9 million after transaction costs and before tax effect).  The net proceeds from this financing have been used to temporarily reduce outstanding indebtedness, thereby freeing up borrowing capacity that may be redrawn to fund the Company's ongoing capital expenditures program and general corporate purposes.

b.     Share Option Plan

Bellatrix has a share option plan where the Company may grant share options to its directors, officers, employees and service providers.  Under this plan, the exercise price of each share option is not less than the volume weighted average trading price of the Company's share price for the five trading days immediately preceding the date of grant.  The maximum term of an option grant is five years.  Option grants are non-transferable or assignable except in accordance with the share option plan and the holding of share options shall not entitle a holder to any rights as a shareholder of Bellatrix.  Share options, entitling the holder to purchase common shares of the Company, have been granted to directors, officers, employees and service providers of Bellatrix.  One third of the initial grant of share options normally vests on each of the first, second, and third anniversary from the date of grant.

The following tables summarize information regarding Bellatrix's Share Option Plan:

Share Options Continuity

     
  Weighted Average
Exercise Price
Number
Balance, December 31, 2010 $   2.69 5,823,377
Granted $   5.29 2,296,000
Exercised $   2.95 (121,773)
Forfeited and cancelled $   4.01 (133,672)
Balance, June 30, 2011 $   3.42 7,863,932

As of June 30, 2011, a total of 9,720,186 share options were reserved, leaving an additional 1,856,254 available for future grants.

Share Options Outstanding, June 30, 2011
  Outstanding   Exercisable
 
Exercise Price
At
June 30, 2011
Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
At
June 30, 2011
 
Exercise Price
$  0.65 - $  0.83 319,463 $    0.70      2.8 189,428 $    0.69     
$  1.07 - $  1.50 874,013 $    1.36      2.9 492,199 $    1.38     
$  1.64 - $  2.00 1,727,788 $    1.88      2.8 995,187 $    1.87     
$  2.47 - $  3.94 2,245,168 $    3.64      3.4 947,479 $    3.33     
$  3.98 - $  5.57 2,697,500 $    5.22      4.3 401,500 $    4.93    
$  0.65 - $  5.57 7,863,932 $    3.42      3.5 3,025,793 $    2.58     

c.          Deferred Share Unit Plan

On May 11, 2011, the Directors of Bellatrix approved a Directors' Deferred Share Unit Plan ("the Plan") where the Company may grant to non-employee directors Deferred Share Units ("DSUs"), each DSU being a right to receive, on a deferred payment basis, a cash payment equivalent to the volume weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares for the five trading days immediately preceding the redemption date of such DSU.  Participants of the Plan may also elect to receive their annual remuneration in the form of DSUs.  Subject to Toronto Stock Exchange and shareholder approval, Bellatrix may elect to deliver common shares from treasury in satisfaction in whole or in part of any payment to be made upon the redemption of the DSUs.  The DSUs vest immediately and must be redeemed by December 1st of the calendar year immediately following the year in which the participant ceases to hold all positions with Bellatrix or earlier if the participant elects to have the DSUs redeemed at an earlier date (provided that the DSUs may not be redeemed prior to the date that the participant ceases to hold all positions with Bellatrix).  On a go forward basis, it is intended that in the event of a share based award, non-employee directors would receive DSU grants instead of share option grants as has been the past practice.

As of June 30, 2011, 152,633 DSUs were outstanding.  For the six months ended June 30, 2011, Bellatrix recorded approximately $0.7 million of share based compensation expense and a corresponding liability related to the Company's outstanding DSU's.                    

12. CONTRIBUTED SURPLUS

     
($000s) June 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
Balance, beginning of period $      30,489 $        28,186
Share-based compensation expense 1,326 2,429
Transfer to share capital for exercised options (147) (126)
Adjustment of share-based compensation expense for forfeitures of unvested options (49) -
Balance, end of period $      31,619 $       30,489

Share-based Compensation Expense

During the six months ended June 30, 2011, Bellatrix granted 2,296,000 (2010: 2,054,500) share options and 152,633 DSUs.  During the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company recorded share-based compensation of $2.0 million, of which $0.7 million related to the Company's DSU's and $0.5 million was capitalized to property, plant and equipment.

The fair values of all share options granted are estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model.  The weighted average fair market value of share options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2011 and the weighted average assumptions used in their determination are as noted below:

       
        June 30, 2011
Inputs:      
  Share price   5.29
  Exercise price   5.29
  Risk free interest rate (%)   1.90
  Option life (years)   3.69
  Option volatility (%)         65
Results:      
  Weighted average fair value of each share option granted   2.56

Bellatrix calculates volatility based on historical share price excluding particular time frames in which specific transactions affected the company's share price.  These time frames are excluded as they are not considered to be indicative of the Company's expected share price volatility.   A forfeiture rate between 3% to 10% (2010: 3% to 10%) is used when recording stock based compensation.  This estimate is adjusted to the actual forfeiture rate on the option's vesting date.

In the six months ended June 30, 2011, a total of 121,773 options (2010: 34,827) were exercised; the weighted average share trading price for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $5.45 (2010: $3.68).

13. SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

Change in Non-cash Working Capital

 
 ($000s) Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
    2011   2010   2011   2010
Changes in non-cash working capital items:                
  Accounts receivable $ (7,885) $ 2,688 $ (4,785) $ (1,966)
  Deposits and prepaid expenses   536   (392)   (86)   995
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (13,235)   (2,732)   (2,465)   3,277
  $ (20,584) $ (436) $ (7,336) $ 2,306
Changes related to:                
  Operating activities $ 1,020 $ 946 $ (140) $ 4,366
  Financing activities   (546)   (961)   93   593
  Investing activities   (21,058)   (421)   (7,289)   (2,653)
  $ (20,584) $ (436) $ (7,336) $ 2,306

14. INCOME TAXES

Bellatrix is a corporation as defined under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and is subject to Canadian federal and provincial taxes.  Bellatrix is subject to provincial taxes in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan as the Company operates in those jurisdictions.

Deferred taxes reflect the tax effects of differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts reported for tax purposes.  As June 30, 2011, Bellatrix has approximately $498 million in tax pools available for deduction against future income.  Included in this tax basis are estimated non-capital loss carry forwards of approximately $0.3 million that expire in years through 2027.

The provision for income taxes differs from the expected amount calculated by applying the combined Federal and Provincial corporate income tax rate of 26.5% (2010: 28.06%) to loss before taxes.  This difference results from the following items:

     
    Six months ended June 30,
($000s)     2011 2010
Expected income tax expense (recovery) $   2,617 $(604)
Share based compensation expense 218 175
Change in tax rates (14) 633
Other 225 25
Deferred tax expense $   3,046 $  229

The components of the net deferred tax asset at June 30 are as follows:

       
($000s)   2011
Deferred income tax liabilities:    
  Equity component of 4.75% Debentures   $ (1,235)
  Petroleum and natural gas properties   (83)
       
Deferred income tax assets:    
  Commodity contract liability   401
  Future site restoration / decommissioning liabilities   9,989
  Share issue costs   1,174
  Non-capital losses   79
  Attributed Canadian Royalty Income   1,209
  Other   578
Deferred income tax asset   $   12,112

15. FINANCE INCOME AND EXPENSES        
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
($000s) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Finance expense        
 Interest on long-term debt        $        853       $        661         $    1,557      $    1,216
 Interest on convertible debentures 650 864 1,295 2,221
 Accretion on convertible debentures 365 454 717 956
 Accretion on decommissioning liabilities 258 261 537 542
Finance expense $    2,126 $    2,240 $   4,106       $  4,935

16. PER SHARE AMOUNTS

The calculation of basic earnings per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 was based on a profit of $12.3 million (2010 loss: $6.4 million) and $6.8 million (2010 loss: $2.4 million), respectively.  For the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2011, a total of $0.7 million was added to the numerator as a result of the interest expense, net of tax, associated with the Company's 4.75% Debentures as a result of their dilutive effect.  The 4.75% Debentures did not have a dilutive effect on net profit as they were not dilutive for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

         
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2011 2010 2011 2010
Basic common shares outstanding 107,389,799 92,483,866 107,389,799 92,483,866
Dilutive effect of:        
  Share options outstanding 7,863,932 6,159,872 7,863,932 6,159,872
  Shares issuable for convertible debentures 9,821,429 9,821,429 9,821,429 9,821,429
Diluted common shares outstanding 125,075,160 108,465,167 125,075,160 108,465,167
Weighted average shares outstanding 103,044,134 92,481,374 100,258,898 90,358,879
Dilutive effect of share options and convertible debentures (1) 11,166,961 - - -
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 114,211,095 92,481,374 100,258,898 90,358,879

(1)     A total of 6,518,400 (2010: 6,159,872) share options, nil (2010: 9,821,429) common shares issuable pursuant to the conversion of the convertible debentures were excluded from the calculation for the three month period ended June 30, 2011 as they were not dilutive. A total of 7,863,932 (2010: 6,159,872) share options, 9,821,429 (2010: 9,821,429) common shares issuable pursuant to the conversion of the convertible debentures were excluded from the calculation for the six month period ended June 30, 2011 as they were not dilutive.

17. COMMITMENTS

As at June 30, 2011, Bellatrix committed to drill 5 gross (3.9 net) wells pursuant to farm-in agreements.  Bellatrix expects to satisfy these drilling commitments at an estimated cost of approximately $13.4 million.  In addition, on February 1, 2011, Bellatrix entered into a joint venture agreement which includes a minimum commitment for the Company to drill 3 gross (3.0 net) wells per year for 2011 to 2015 for a total estimated cost of approximately $52.5 million.  On August 4, 2011, Bellatrix entered into a joint venture agreement which includes a minimum commitment for the Company to drill between 5 to 10 gross and net wells per year for 2011 to 2016 for a total of 40 gross and net wells at an estimated total cost of approximately $140.0 million.

As a result of the issuance of the Flow-Through Shares on August 12, 2010, Bellatrix is committed to incur approximately $20.0 million in CEE on or before December 31, 2011.  As of June 30, 2011, the Company has incurred approximately $2.5 million on CEE, reducing its remaining commitment to $17.5 million.

18. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

a.     Credit risk

As at June 30, 2011, accounts receivable was comprised of the following:

       
Aging ($000s) Not past due
(less than 90
days)
Past due (90
days or more)
Total
Joint venture and other trade accounts receivable 17,915 5,210 23,125
Amounts due from government agencies 561 101 662
Revenue and other accruals 17,710 570 18,280
Cash call receivables - 535 535
Plant revenue allocation receivable - 2,855 2,855
Less:  Allowance for doubtful accounts - (1,172) (1,172)
Total accounts receivable 36,186 8,099 44,285
Less:       
Accounts payable due to same partners (6,768) (584) (7,352)
Subsequent receipts (18,070) (2,236) (20,306)
  11,348 5,278 16,626

Amounts due from government agencies include drilling royalty credits, GST and royalty and other adjustments.  Plant revenue allocation receivable includes amounts under dispute over plant revenue allocations, net of expenses, from an operator.  The Company has commenced legal action for collection of these amounts.  Accounts payable due to same partners includes amounts which may be available for offset against certain receivables.

Cash calls receivables consist of advances paid to joint interest partners for capital projects.

The carrying amount of accounts receivable and derivative assets represents the maximum credit exposure. The Company has an allowance for doubtful accounts as at June 30, 2011 of $1.2 million.

b.     Liquidity risk

The following are the contractual maturities of financial liabilities as at June 30, 2011:

         
Financial liability ($000s) < 1 Year 1-2 Years 2-5 Years Thereafter
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(1) $    40,327 $              - $               - $            -
Commodity contract liability 3,272 1,016 - -
Bank debt - principal(2) - 44,653 - -
Convertible debentures - principal - - 55,000 -
Convertible debentures - interest(3) 2,620 2,612 4,788 -
Finance lease obligation 371 355 956 1,376
Total $   46,950 $    48,636 $    60,744 $     1,376

(1) As at June 30, 2011, $0.4 million of accrued coupon interest payable in relation to the 4.75% Debentures and $0.01 million of accrued interest payable in relation to the credit facilities is included in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities.
(2) Bank debt is based on a revolving term which is reviewed annually and converts to a 366 day non-revolving facility if not renewed.
(3) The 4.75% Debentures outstanding at June 30, 2011 bear interest at a coupon rate of 4.75%, which currently requires total annual interest payments of $2.6 million.

Interest due on the bank credit facility is calculated based upon floating rates.

c.     Commodity price risk

Commodity price risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows will fluctuate as a result of changes in commodity prices. Commodity prices for petroleum and natural gas are impacted by not only the relationship between the Canadian and United States dollar, as outlined above, but also world economic events that dictate the levels of supply and demand.

The Company utilizes both financial derivatives and physical delivery sales contracts to manage commodity price risks. All such transactions are conducted in accordance with the commodity price risk management policy that has been approved by the Board of Directors.

The Company's formal commodity price risk management policy permits management to use specified price risk management strategies including fixed price contracts, costless collars and the purchase of floor price options, other derivative financial instruments, and physical delivery sales contracts to reduce the impact of price volatility and ensure minimum prices for a maximum of eighteen months beyond the current date. The program is designed to provide price protection on a portion of the Company's future production in the event of adverse commodity price movement, while retaining significant exposure to upside price movements. By doing this, the Company seeks to provide a measure of stability to cash flows from operating activities, as well as, to ensure Bellatrix realizes positive economic returns from its capital developments and acquisition activities.

As at June 30, 2011, the Company had entered into commodity price risk management arrangements as follows:

           
           
Type Period Volume Price Floor Price Ceiling Index
Oil fixed January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 1,000 bbl/d $   88.18 CDN $  88.18 CDN WTI
Oil fixed January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 500 bbl/d $   89.00 CDN $  89.00 CDN WTI
Oil fixed January 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 500 bbl/d $      89.10 US $     89.10 US WTI
Oil fixed February 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 500 bbl/d $      95.00 US $     95.00 US WTI
Oil fixed March 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 500 bbl/d $      97.50 US $     97.50 US WTI
Oil call option January 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012 833 bbl/d - $   110.00 US WTI
Natural gas fixed April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011 5,000 GJ/d $     3.87 CDN $    3.87 CDN AECO
Natural gas fixed April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011 5,000 GJ/d $     3.65 CDN $    3.65 CDN AECO
Natural gas fixed April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011 5,000 GJ/d $   3.805 CDN $  3.805 CDN AECO
Natural gas fixed April 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011 5,000 GJ/d $     3.80 CDN $    3.80 CDN AECO
Natural gas fixed May 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011 5,000 GJ/d $     6.30 CDN $    6.30 CDN AECO

d.     Interest rate risk

The Company had no interest rate swap or financial contracts in place as at or during the six months ended June 30, 2011.

e.   Capital management

The Company's policy is to maintain a strong capital base so as to maintain investor, creditor and market confidence and to sustain the future development of the business.  The Company manages its capital structure and makes adjustments to it in the light of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of the underlying petroleum and natural gas assets. The Company considers its capital structure to include shareholders' equity, bank debt, convertible debentures and working capital. In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Company may from time to time issue common shares, issue convertible debentures, adjust its capital spending, and/or dispose of certain assets to manage current and projected debt levels.

The Company monitors capital based on the ratio of total net debt to annualized funds flow (the "ratio").  This ratio is calculated as total net debt, defined as outstanding bank debt, plus the liability component of convertible debentures, plus or minus working capital (excluding commodity contract assets and liabilities and current finance lease obligation), divided by funds flow from operations (cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital and deductions for decommissioning costs) for the most recent calendar quarter, annualized (multiplied by four).  The total net debt to annualized funds flow ratio may increase at certain times as a result of acquisitions, fluctuations in commodity prices, timing of capital expenditures and other factors.  In order to facilitate the management of this ratio, the Company prepares annual capital expenditure budgets which are reviewed and updated as necessary depending on varying factors including current and forecast prices, successful capital deployment and general industry conditions.  The annual and updated budgets are approved by the Board of Directors.  Bellatrix does not pay dividends.

On May 11, 2011, Bellatrix closed an equity issuance on a bought deal basis to further the Company's financial flexibility.

The Company's long-term strategy is to target a total net debt to annualized funds flow ratio of 1.2 times.  As at June 30, 2011 the Company's ratio of total net debt to annualized funds flow based on second quarter results was 0.9 times.  The total net debt to annualized funds flow ratio as at June 30, 2011 decreased from that at June 30, 2010 of 1.9 times as a result of greater funds flow from operations primarily due to increased sales volumes and higher overall commodity pricing for crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids. Bellatrix expects the total net debt to annualized funds flow ratio to increase slightly as the Company executes the remaining portion of its capital expenditure program.  The total net debt to annualized funds flow as at June 30, 2011, of 0.9 times decreased in comparison to the ratio of 1.9 times as at March 31, 2011 as total net debt levels decreased as the Company used the proceeds of the May 2011 offering to temporarily reduce its outstanding indebtedness and due to higher annualized funds flow.  Bellatrix continues to take a balanced approach to the priority use of funds flows.  The 4.75% Debentures have a maturity date of April 30, 2015.  Upon maturity, the Company may settle the principal in cash or issuance of additional common shares.

Excluding the 4.75% Debentures, net debt to annualized funds flow based on second quarter results was 0.4 times.

Bellatrix's capital structure and calculation of total net debt and total net debt to funds flow ratios as defined by the Company is as follows:

         
  Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
($000s, except where noted) 2011 2010 2011 2010
         
Shareholders' equity 358,890 283,013 358,890 283,013
         
Long-term debt 44,653 34,401 44,653 34,401
Convertible debentures (liability component) 48,316 46,906 48,316 46,906
Working capital surplus (7,970) (11) (7,970) (11)
Total net debt (1) at period end 84,999 81,296 84,999 81,296
         
Debt to funds flow from operations ratio (annualized) (2)        
Funds flow from operations (annualized) 92,504 42,440 80,306 41,616
Total net debt(1)  to periods funds flow from operations ratio (annualized) 0.9x 1.9x 1.0x 1.9x
         
Net debt(1) (excluding convertible debentures) at quarter end 36,683 34,390 36,683 34,390
Net debt to periods funds flow from operations ratio (annualized) 0.4x 0.8x 0.5x 0.8x
         
Debt to funds flow from operations ratio (trailing) (3)        
Funds flow from operations ratio trailing 67,105 39,579 67,105 39,579
Total net debt(1)  to periods funds flow from operations trailing 1.3x 2.0x 1.3x 2.0x
         
Net debt(1) (excluding convertible debentures) to funds flow from operations for the period 0.5x 0.9x 0.5x 0.9x

(1) Net debt and total net debt are considered non-GAAP terms.  The Company's calculation of total net debt includes the liability component of convertible debentures and excludes deferred liabilities, long-term commodity contract liabilities, decommissioning liabilities, long-term finance lease obligation and the deferred tax liability.  Net debt and total net debt include the net working capital deficiency (excess) before short-term commodity contract assets and liabilities and current finance lease obligation.  Net debt also excludes the liability component of convertible debentures.
(2) Funds flow from operations is a non-GAAP term.  Debt to funds flow from operations ratio annualized is calculated based upon second quarter and year to date funds flow from operations  annualized.
(3)  Trailing periods funds flow from operations is based on the twelve-months period ended June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010.

The Company's credit facility is based on petroleum and natural gas reserves (see note 7).  The credit facility outlines limitations on percentages of forecasted production, from external reserve engineer data, which may be hedged through financial commodity price risk management contracts. 

f. Fair value of financial instruments

The Company's financial instruments as at June 30, 2011 include accounts receivable, deposits, commodity contract asset, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, long-term debt and convertible debentures. The fair value of accounts receivable, deposits, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their carrying amounts due to their short-terms to maturity.

The fair value of commodity contracts is determined by discounting the difference between the contracted price and published forward price curves as at the balance sheet date, using the remaining contracted petroleum and natural gas volumes.  The fair value of commodity contracts as at June 30, 2011 was a net liability of $1.5 million (2010: $3.7 million).  The commodity contracts are classified as level 2 within the fair value hierarchy.

Long-term bank debt bears interest at a floating market rate and the credit and market premiums therein are indicative of current rates; accordingly the fair market value approximates the carrying value.

The fair value of the 4.75% Debentures of $59.1 million is based on exchange traded values.  The 4.75% Debentures are classified as level 1 within the fair value hierarchy.

19. TRANSITION TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS

On February 13, 2008 the CICA Accounting Standards Board announced that Canadian public reporting issuers will be required to report under IFRS, replacing Canadian GAAP for years beginning on or after January 1, 2011.

The adoption date of January 1, 2011 requires restatement for comparative purposes, of the Company's opening balance sheet as at January 1, 2010, all interim quarterly periods in 2010 and for its year ended December 31, 2010.

The Company has prepared reconciliations of equity as at January 1, 2010, June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2010 and reconciliations of Total Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 and the year ended December 31, 2010, using the accounting policies in note 3 of the interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the period ended March 31, 2011 and the following IFRS 1 - "First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards" ("IFRS 1") exemptions:

Key First-time Adoption Exemptions Applied and Comparative Period Adjustments

IFRS 1 is the standard that governs mandatory exceptions and optional exemptions that an entity may elect for its transition to IFRS in order to assist the entity with the transition process.  This standard is only applicable to the opening balance sheet of the entity on the transition date of January 1, 2010.  All adjustments made as a result of adoption of IFRS are offset against Bellatrix's January 1, 2010 deficit.

a.     Business Combinations

An exemption under IFRS 1 provides the entity with relief on the restatement of business combinations prior to the transition date.  Under IFRS 3 - "Business Combinations," the determination of the fair value of share consideration differs from the determination under Canadian accounting standards.  Any difference in the fair value calculation would have a resulting impact on the carrying amount of net assets acquired, non-controlling interest and any goodwill.  The Company has taken advantage of this election, allowing Bellatrix to be exempt from restating business combinations prior to the transition date to IFRS.

b.     Property, Plant and Equipment ("PP&E")

The adopter has the option to elect fair value at the date of transition as the deemed cost for its PP&E or to use a revalued amount according to its previous Canadian GAAP if the revaluation, at the date of revaluation, is comparable to fair value or depreciated cost in accordance with IFRS or to measure oil and gas assets at the date of transition to IFRS at the amount previously determined under previous Canadian GAAP.

Bellatrix has elected to value its PP&E as previously determined by previous Canadian GAAP.  The measurement upon transition to IFRS is as follows:

  • exploration and evaluation assets were reclassified from the full cost pool to exploration and evaluation ("E&E") assets at the amount that was recorded under previous Canadian GAAP; and
  • the remaining full cost pool was allocated to development and producing assets on a pro rata basis using reserve values for its proved plus probable company interest reserves.

This resulted in $20.5 million in exploration and evaluation assets and $390.1 million in property, plant and equipment.

c.     Share Based Payments

Differences in the accounting for the Company's share option plan under previous Canadian GAAP and IFRS exist.  IFRS 2 - "Share-based Payments," requires the Company to estimate the number of options expected to vest when a grant of equity instruments do not vest immediately.  IFRS 2 does not allow the recognition of the expense on a straight-line basis and requires each installment to be treated as a separate arrangement.  Under previous Canadian GAAP, the Company accounted for forfeitures as they occurred and recognized share-based compensation expense using the graded method, which is the method required under IFRS.  IFRS 1 provides an elective exemption, which the Company has elected, which allows Bellatrix to apply IFRS 2 to the unvested options outstanding on transition date.

An adjustment of $0.05 million has been made on transition date to contributed surplus, with an offsetting entry to the January 1, 2010 deficit, as a result of applying this exemption.

As a result of applying IFRS 2, a reduction of share-based compensation of $0.2 million and $0.1 million has been made to the Statement of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively, and an increase of $0.03 million for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Due to differences in the accounting for share-based compensation under previous Canadian GAAP and IFRS, adjustments are required in the amount of capitalized share-based compensation.  For the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, the Company capitalized $0.05 million and $0.07 million less, respectively, for share-based compensation under IFRS when compared to previous Canadian GAAP.  For the year ended December 31, 2010, Bellatrix capitalized $0.3 million less under IFRS when compared to previous Canadian GAAP.

d.     Decommissioning Liabilities

IAS 37 - "Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets," will govern how the Company accounts for its decommissioning liabilities (previously referred to as asset retirement obligations).  The discount rate used for the decommissioning liability will be a risk free rate as the estimated provision is adjusted to reflect risks specific to the liability.  Under previous Canadian GAAP, the Company used a credit-adjusted risk free rate.  Therefore, under IFRS, the decommissioning liabilities are higher due to lower discount rates used.  IFRS 1 provides an exemption that the Company has elected which allows Bellatrix to measure decommissioning liabilities as at the date of transition of January 1, 2010 to IFRS in accordance with IAS 37 and recognize directly in the Company's deficit any difference between that amount and the carrying amount of those liabilities at the date of transition to IFRS determined under previous Canadian GAAP.

As a result of applying this exemption, an increase of $13.3 million has been made to decommissioning liabilities and Bellatrix's deficit on January 1, 2010.

Under IFRS, the liability is to be re-measured each reporting period in order to reflect interest rates in effect at that time.  As a result of lower interest rates used for the discounting and unwinding of decommissioning liabilities, accretion expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 decreased by $0.3 million and $0.5 million, respectively, when compared to accretion expense under previous GAAP.

As a result of re-measuring the decommissioning liabilities each reporting period, on a cumulative basis in 2010, PP&E and decommissioning liabilities decreased $0.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2010.  The decrease in discount rates used under IFRS versus previous GAAP caused a decrease of $1.1 million in accretion expense for the year ended December 31, 2010.

e.     Depletion Policy

Previous GAAP provided specific guidelines on the depletion calculation for oil and natural gas properties.  Depletion was calculated based on proved reserves.  Under IFRS, the Company has a choice as to the reserve base to use for its depletion calculations.  Bellatrix has adopted a policy of depleting its oil and natural gas properties using its proved plus probable reserve base.  In addition, depletion calculations under previous GAAP were done on a cost centre basis, for which under previous GAAP, the Company only had one.  Under IFRS, the Company is required to calculate depletion based on individual components for which the company has identified to be at the area level.

The adoption of this policy was effective January 1, 2010.

As a result of using proved plus probable reserves for its depletion calculation, depreciation and depletion expense decreased by $5.7 million and $11.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.  For the year ended December 31, 2010, depletion and depreciation decreased by $24.8 million.

f.     Impairment Test

IFRS requires an asset impairment test to be conducted on transition date and when indicators of impairment are present.  Under previous GAAP, impairment of long-lived assets is assessed on the basis of an asset's estimated undiscounted future cash flows compared with the asset's carrying amount and if impairment is indicated, discounted cash flows are prepared to quantify the amount of impairment.  The impairment test under previous GAAP is done at the cost centre level.  Under previous GAAP, Bellatrix had one cost centre for impairment test purposes.

IFRS requires the impairment test to occur at the asset level or at the cash generating unit ("CGU") level when long-lived assets exist that do not generate largely independent cash inflows.  The carrying amount of the asset or CGU is compared to its recoverable amount which is the higher of value in use or fair value less costs to sell.

Bellatrix performed an impairment test on transition to IFRS on January 1, 2010 based on fair value less costs to sell.  Fair value less costs to sell was based on merger and acquisition transactions on oil and gas properties similar to those owned by Bellatrix.  The Company experienced transitional write-downs on its non-core and certain heavy oil properties with an offsetting entry to Bellatrix's January 1, 2010 deficit.

Based on the assessment, the carrying amount of the following CGU's were impaired, with an offsetting entry to the January 1, 2010 deficit:

($000's)

Cash Generating Unit   Product (1) Transitional Impairment (2)
South East Alberta   100% Natural Gas $          5,366
North East Alberta   89% Natural Gas 10,895
Meekwap   75% Oil and NGL's           4,093
Saskatchewan   100% Heavy Oil 23,441
Total            $       43,795

(1) Based on 2009 year end proved and probable reserves.
(2) Includes impairment related to corporate assets assigned to each CGU on a pro-rata basis.

Due to the continued weakening of natural gas prices, Bellatrix performed impairment tests on its oil and gas properties for all of the quarterly reporting periods in 2010 and further wrote down its Meekwap CGU in the second quarter of 2010.  Fair value less costs to sell was used as the recoverable amount, using market transactions and the company's proved and probable reserves.  The following impairments and impairment reversals were recorded in 2010:

($000's)

Cash Generating Unit   Product (1) Impairment (Reversal)(2)
Meekwap   75% Oil and NGL's       $              336
Meekwap   70% Oil and NGL's 1,286
South East Alberta   100% Natural Gas 4,988
North East Alberta   81% Natural Gas (9,848)
Total reversal            $       (3,238)

(1)  Based on applicable year end proved and probable reserves.
(2)  Includes impairment (reversal) related to corporate assets assigned to each CGU on a pro-rata basis.

Natural gas properties were further impaired in the fourth quarter of 2010, as well as another non-core oil property.  Bellatrix also experienced an impairment reversal in the fourth quarter of 2010 in its North East AB CGU as recent transactions in the CGU have increased the fair value of the properties written down on transition.  In the case of an impairment reversal, the carrying amount of the asset or CGU is limited to the original carrying amount less depreciation, depletion and amortization as if no impairment had been recognized for the asset or CGU for prior periods.

g.     Asset Divestitures

Under previous GAAP, proceeds of a divestiture are deducted from the country cost centre pool without recognition of a gain or loss unless such a deduction resulted in a change to the depletion rate of 20% or greater.  Under IFRS, proceeds of a divestiture are deducted from the carrying value of the asset and a gain or loss is recognized in earnings.

As a result of divestitures during 2010, including property swaps and prior period adjustments relating to divested properties, Bellatrix recognized a gain on dispositions of $0.5 million and $0.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively, and a net gain on dispositions of $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2010.

h.     Flow-through Shares

Under previous GAAP, the accounting treatment of flow-through shares was addressed by EIC 146 - "Flow-Through Shares".  Under previous GAAP, the proceeds received for the flow-through shares are credited to shareholders' capital and the deferred tax liability is recognized when the Company files the renouncement documents with the tax authorities to renounce the tax credits associated with the expenditures.

Under IFRS, Bellatrix set up a liability for the difference between the proceeds received and the market price of the shares on the date of the transaction (the "premium").  As the expenditures are made, Bellatrix will record the related tax liability associated with the renouncement of the tax benefits and remove the deferred liability originally set up.  The difference between the deferred tax liability and the original liability set up will go through profit or loss.

As a result of the issuance of Flow-Through Shares in the third quarter of 2010, the Company set up a deferred liability of $3.7 million with an offsetting adjustment to share capital.  No qualifying CEE were made in 2010.

i.     Convertible Debentures

Convertible debentures have both a debt and equity component under IFRS and previous GAAP.  As a consequence of the Company having status as an income trust in 2009, and no IFRS 1 exemption related to the conversion feature of convertible debentures for trust units, the Company has treated the 7.5% debentures as a financial derivative instrument (the "instrument").  As a result, the fair value of the instrument was determined to be nil.  The offsetting entry was made to share capital as a result of the Company's deficit elimination effective November 1, 2009.  In addition, this IFRS difference has caused a $1.6 million increase to the Company's deficit as a result of the 7.5% Debenture redemption in the second quarter of 2010, as opposed to the $2.9 million reduction in the deficit under previous GAAP.

Also, the allocation of deferred tax on the convertible debentures differs under previous GAAP and IFRS.  Under previous GAAP, the tax basis of the liability is considered to be the same as its carrying amount; therefore, no temporary difference exists.  IFRS does not contain this special exemption and requires the temporary difference to be recognized.  The deferred tax adjustment is charged directly to the carrying amount of the equity component of the convertible debentures.

Bellatrix recorded a deferred tax adjustment of $0.5 million related to its 7.5% Debentures on transition to IFRS with an offsetting entry to the January 1, 2010 deficit.

Upon the issuance of its 4.75% Debentures in the second quarter of 2010, the Company recognized an adjustment of $1.5 million to the equity component of its 4.75% Debentures with an offsetting entry to the deferred tax asset.

j.     Income Taxes

IFRS does not use the terminology of future income taxes; IFRS refers to deferred income taxes.

Under IFRS, all tax assets and liabilities must be classified as non-current.  All of the recognized IFRS conversion adjustments as discussed in this transition note have related effects on deferred taxes.  The tax impact of the above changes increased (decreased) the deferred tax asset as follows:

             
($000's)   January 1, 2010   For the year ended
December 31, 2010
  As at December 31, 2010
Impairment (reversal) of assets       $       11,251                       $         (908)         $          10,343
Depletion and depreciation   -   (7,033)   (7,033)
Convertible debentures   (491)   (864)   (1,355)
Decommissioning liabilities   3,434   (308)   3,126
Gain on property dispositions   -   399   399
Increase in deferred tax asset   $       14,194   $      (8,714)   $           5,480

k.     Presentation

Certain presentation and classification differs under IFRS in comparison with the Company's previous GAAP as follows:

  • Interest and finance charges - the net finance income or expense is presented separately from operating expenses.  These charges also include the unwinding of the discount rate on decommissioning liabilities that were presented as part of depletion, depreciation and accretion under previous GAAP.
  • Deferred income taxes - all tax assets and liabilities are classified as non-current.  The amount of income taxes paid during a period must be disclosed on the face of the statements of cash flows instead of within the notes to the financial statements.
  • Loans and borrowings - the cash inflow and outflow associated with loans and borrowings have been disclosed separately on the statements of cash flows.  Previously, the Company netted these amounts.
  • No material changes have occurred in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows as a result of the adoption of IFRS.


BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.
     
RECONCILIATION OF EQUITY
As at January 1, 2010 (Date of Transition to IFRS) (unaudited)      
         
($000s Previous
GAAP
Effect of
transition to
IFRS
IFRS
ASSETS      
Current assets      
  Accounts receivable $   20,722 $              - $     20,722
  Deposits and prepaid expenses 4,940 - 4,940
  Commodity contract asset 3,374 - 3,374
    29,036 - 29,036
Exploration and evaluation assets - 20,542 20,542
Property, plant and equipment 410,566   346,229
  Transfer to exploration and evaluation assets (note b)   (20,542)  
  Transitional impairment to property, plant and equipment (note f)   (43,795)  
Deferred taxes 1,368   14,602
  Re-class from current liabilities (note k)   (960)  
  Due to transitional adjustments (note j)   14,194  
Total assets   $   440,970 $  (30,561) $   410,409
         
LIABILITIES       
Current liabilities      
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $     23,345 $               - $     23,345
  Deferred taxes (note k) 960 (960) -
    24,305 (960) 23,345
         
Long-term debt 27,902 - 27,902
Convertible debentures 81,684 - 81,684
Decommissioning liabilities (note d) 25,728 13,273 39,001
Total liabilities 159,619 12,313 171,932
       
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
  Shareholders' capital (note i) 252,592 5,037 257,629
  Equity component of convertible debentures (note i) 5,037 (5,037) -
  Contributed surplus (note c) 28,232 (46) 28,186
  Deficit (4,510) (42,828) (47,338)
Total shareholders' equity 281,351 (42,874) 238,477
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $    440,970 $    (30,561) $   410,409

BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.      
RECONCILIATION OF EQUITY
As at June 30, 2010 (unaudited)      
         
($000s)  Previous
GAAP
Effect of
transition to
IFRS
IFRS
ASSETS      
Current assets      
  Accounts receivable $      22,688   $      22,688
  Deposits and prepaid expenses 3,945 - 3,945
  Commodity contract asset 7,496 - 7,496
    34,129 - 34,129
Exploration and evaluation assets - 19,845 19,845
Property, plant and equipment 416,604   363,711
  Transfer to exploration and evaluation assets (note b)   (19,845)  
  Transitional impairment to property, plant and equipment (note f)   (43,795)  
  Quarter to date 2010 adjustments (notes c, d, e, g)   10,747  
Deferred taxes 5,911   14,079
  Re-class from current liabilities (note k)   (2,129)  
  Due to transitional adjustments (note j)   14,194  
  Quarter to date 2010 adjustments   (3,897)  
Total assets   $    456,644 $   (24,880) $   431,764
         
LIABILITIES       
Current liabilities      
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $     26,622 $              - $    26,622
  Deferred taxes (note g and h) 2,129 (2,129) -
    28,751 (2,129) 26,622
         
Long-term debt 34,401   34,401
Convertible debentures 46,906 - 46,906
Decommissioning liabilities 27,949   40,822
  Opening adjustment (note d)   13,273  
  Quarter to date 2010 adjustments (note d)   (400)  
Total liabilities 138,007 10,744 148,751
       
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
  Shareholders' capital (note i) 295,867 5,037 300,904
  Equity component of convertible debentures (note i) 5,881 (1,503) 4,378
  Contributed surplus 29,289   29,082
      Opening adjustment (note c)   (46)  
      Quarter to date 2010 adjustment (note c)   (161)  
  Deficit (12,400)   (51,351)
      Opening adjustment   (42,828)  
      Quarter to date 2010 adjustments to profit   8,423  
      Adjustment for repurchase of 7.5% Debentures (note i)   (4,546)  
Total shareholders' equity 318,637 (35,624) 283,013
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $    456,644 $    (24,880) $    431,764

BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.      
RECONCILIATION OF EQUITY
As at December 31, 2010 (unaudited)      
         
($000s Previous
GAAP
Effect of
transition to
IFRS
IFRS
ASSETS      
Current assets      
  Accounts receivable $   39,500 $               - $  39,500
  Deposits and prepaid expenses 4,619 - 4,619
  Deferred taxes (note g) 989 (989) -
    45,108 (989) 44,119
Exploration and evaluation assets - 18,535 18,535
Property, plant and equipment 433,697   399,580
  Transfer to exploration and evaluation assets (note b)   (18,535)  
  Transitional impairment to property, plant and equipment (note f)   (43,795)  
  2010 adjustments (notes c, d, e, g)   28,213  
Deferred taxes (note g) 8,351   14,820
  Re-class from current assets (note k)   989  
  Due to transitional adjustments (note j)   14,194  
  2010 adjustments   (8,714)  
Total assets   $   487,156 $   (10,102) 477,054
         
LIABILITIES       
Current liabilities      
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $     42,792 $                - $   42,792
  Current portion of capital lease obligation 146 - 146
  Commodity contract liability 3,732 - 3,732
    46,670 - 46,670
         
Deferred liability, Flow-through Shares (note h ) - 3,768 3,768
Long-term debt 41,172 - 41,172
Convertible debentures 47,599 - 47,599
Capital lease obligation 1,443 - 1,443
Decommissioning liabilities 27,483 - 38,710
  Opening adjustment (note d)   13,273  
  2010 adjustments (note d)   (2,046)  
Total liabilities 164,367 14,995 179,362
       
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
  Shareholders' capital 315,510   316,779
    Opening adjustment (note i)   5,037  
    Flow-through shares (note h)   (3,768)  
  Equity component of convertible debentures 5,881   4,378
    Opening adjustment (note i)   (5,037)  
    2010 adjustments (note i)   3,534  
  Contributed surplus (note c) 30,526   30,489
    Opening adjustment (note c)   (46)  
    2010 adjustment (note c)   9  
  Deficit (29,128)   (53,954)
    Opening adjustment   (42,828)  
    Adjustment for repurchase of 7.5% Debentures (note i)   (4,546)  
    2010 adjustments to profit   22,548  
Total shareholders' equity 322,789 (25,097) 297,692
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $    487,156 $    (10,102) $   477,054

BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.  
RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
For the three months ended June 30, 2010
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)
                
($000s)     Previous
GAAP
Effect of
transition to
IFRS
IFRS
           
REVENUES        
  Petroleum and natural gas sales   $  25,574 $     (498) $  25,076
  Other income     498 498
  Royalties   (4,877) - (4,877)
  Total Revenues   20,697   20,697
  Gain on commodity contracts (note k)   975 - 975
      21,672 - 21,672
EXPENSES        
  Production   9,079 - 9,079
  Transportation   877 - 877
  General and administrative   2,715 - 2,715
  Interest and financing charges (note k)   1,979 (1,979) -
  Share-based compensation (note c)   601 (170) 431
  Depletion and depreciation and accretion   17,349 - 11,102
    Q2 2010 depletion and depreciation adjustments (note e)     (5,712)  
    Re-class of unwinding of decommissioning liabilities (note k)     (535)  
  Gain on dispositions (note g)   - (458) (458)
  Writedown (reversal) of property, plant and equipment  (note i)   - 336 336
  Loss on redemption of 7.5% Debentures   3,514 - 3,514
      36,114 (8,518) 27,596
           
NET PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE FINANCE AND TAXES     (14,442) 8,518 (5,924)
             
  Finance expenses       2,240
    Interest and financing charges (note k)   - 1,979  
    Unwinding  of decommissioning liabilities (note d,k)     261  
NET PROFIT BEFORE TAXES   (14,442) 6,278 (8,164)
         
TAXES        
  Deferred tax recovery (note j)   (3,630) 1,817 (1,813)
NET PROFIT AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME   (10,812) 4,461 (6,351)
           

 
BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.  
RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
For the six months ended June 30, 2010
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)
                
($000s)     Previous
GAAP
Effect of
transition to
IFRS
IFRS
           
REVENUES        
  Petroleum and natural gas sales   $  52,503 $     (1,045) $  51,458
  Other income     1,045 1,045
  Royalties   (10,127) - (10,127)
  Total Revenues   42,376   42,376
  Gain on commodity contracts (note k)   10,723 - 10,723
      53,099 - 53,099
           
EXPENSES        
  Production   17,796 - 17,796
  Transportation   1,685 - 1,685
  General and administrative   5,251 - 5,251
  Interest and financing charges (note k)   4,393 (4,393) -
  Share-based compensation (note c)   721 (98) 623
  Depletion and depreciation and accretion   33,325 - 21,248
    Quarter to date 2010 depletion and depreciation adjustments (note e)     (11,030)  
    Re-class of unwinding of decommissioning liabilities (note k)     (1,047)  
  Gain on dispositions (note g)   - (136) (136)
  Writedown (reversal) of property, plant and equipment  (note i)   - 336 336
  Loss on redemption of 7.5% Debentures   3,514 - 3,514
      66,685 (16,368) 50,317
           
           
NET PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE FINANCE AND TAXES   (13,586) 16,368 2,782
         
  Finance expenses       4,935
    Interest and financing charges (note k)   - 4,393  
    Unwinding  of decommissioning liabilities (note d,k)     542  
NET PROFIT BEFORE TAXES   (13,586) 11,433 (2,153)
         
TAXES        
  Deferred tax recovery (note j)   (2,781) 3,010 229
NET PROFIT AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME   (10,805) 8,423 (2,382)

 
BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD.
RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
For the year ended December 31, 2010
(unaudited, expressed in Canadian dollars)
 
($000s)     Previous
GAAP
Effect of
transition to
IFRS
IFRS
           
REVENUES        
  Petroleum and natural gas sales   $  117,673 $     (1,997) $ 115,676
  Other income     1,997 1,997
  Royalties   (22,914) - (22,914)
  Total revenues   94,759 - 94,759
  Gain on commodity contracts (note k)   8,282 - 8,282
      103,041 - 103,041
           
EXPENSES        
  Production   37,964 - 37,964
  Transportation   3,723 - 3,723
  General and administrative   9,414 - 9,414
  Interest and financing charges (note k)   7,403 (7,403) -
  Share-based compensation (note c)   1,618 31 1,649
  Depletion and depreciation and accretion   74,856   47,901
    2010 depletion and depreciation adjustments (note e)     (24,801)  
    Re-class of unwinding of decommissioning liabilities (note k)     (2,154)  
  Provision for uncollectible accounts   250 - 250
  Loss on redemption of 7.5% Debentures   3,514 - 3,514
  Writedown (reversal) of property, plant and equipment  (note i)   - (3,238) (3,238)
  Net gain on dispositions (note g)   - (1,425) (1,425)
      138,742 (38,990) 99,752
           
           
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE FINANCE AND TAXES   (35,701) 38,990 3,289
         
  Finance expenses   -   8,465
    Interest and financing charges (note k)     7,403  
    Unwinding  of decommissioning liabilities (note d,k)     1,062  
NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES   (35,701) 30,525 (5,176)
           
TAXES        
  Deferred tax expense (note j)   (8,168) 7,977 (191)
NET LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS   (27,533) 22,548 (4,985)

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Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. is a Western Canadian based growth oriented oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  Common shares and convertible debentures of Bellatrix trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbols BXE and BXE.DB.A, respectively.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
1920, 800 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T6
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