News


January 7, 2016

Director Shareholdings

PetroNeft received notification on 6 January 2016 that Dennis Francis acquired an additional 1,500,000 ordinary shares bringing his total holding to 25,890,416 (3.66%).

December 31, 2015

Director Shareholdings

PetroNeft received notification on 30 December 2015 that Dennis Francis acquired an additional 630,000 ordinary shares bringing his total holding to 24,390,416 (3.45%).

December 14, 2015

Operations Update

Tungolskoye

• T-501 and T-505 horizontal wells drilled. Logs suggest both to have better quality oil pay than earlier wells. Workovers in progress to improve initial flow rates.

• T-509 vertical injector well drilled. Potential for oil production before conversion to be tested.

Arbuzovskoye

· Workover programme to increase production is planned for January 2016.

· Southern portion development progressing with well pad currently under construction.

· Significant field reserve upgrade anticipated based on new well and seismic data.

Sibkrayevskoye Reserves

· Oil in Place estimates upgraded based on new seismic data; 2P reserves expected to increase significantly.

September 29, 2015

Interim Results H1 2015

Highlights

• Current gross production from Licence 61 is about 2,700 bopd.

o Represents a 46% increase in production in 2015.

• New wells drilled at Tungolskoye, Sibkrayevskoye, West Lineynoye and Arbuzovskoye during period.

September 18, 2015

Retirement of Director

Vakha Sobraliev, Non-Executive Director, has decided to retire from his position, effective from the conclusion of the AGM held earlier today, in order to concentrate on his other business interests.

September 10, 2015

Operations Update

Highlights

Tungolskoye

• T-502 horizontal well brought on line at sustained rate of over 450 bopd.

• T-503 horizontal well currently producing at around 400 bopd.

T-507 control well and water injector spudded on 25 August.

August 12, 2015

Operations Update

Highlights

West Lineynoye

• L-10 horizontal well brought online at a sustained rate of 230 bopd.

• L-10 result confirms short segment horizontal drilling greatly increases flow rates.

Tungolskoye

• T-503 horizontal well continues to produce at a sustained rate of over 500 bopd.

• T-502 horizontal segment drilling in progress.

• T-508 control well and water injector drilled in 17 days.

Production

• Current gross production from Licence 61 is about 2,600 bopd.

Represents a 41% increase in production thus far this year.

July 22, 2015

Operations Update

Tungolskoye

• T-503 horizontal well brought online at sustained rate of over 550 bopd.

• Latest test rate was 675 bopd.

Sibkrayevskoye

• Processing and interpretation of 1,000 km of high quality 2D seismic underway.

• Early indications suggest that the Sibkrayevskoye structure is larger than previously understood.

June 30, 2015

2014 Annual Report

The Company's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014 and Notice of AGM has been posted to shareholders today.

June 23, 2015

Final Results 2014

2014 Highlights

· Licence 61 Farmout to Oil India Limited completed in July 2014.

· Total investment by Oil India will be up to US$85 million.

· Licence 61 Farmout has left the Company debt free and is funding a major well drilling campaign.

· Drilling recommenced in August 2014.

· Production 728,826 barrels of oil from Licence 61 in 2014.

May 22, 2015

Operations Update

Highlights

Sibkrayevskoye

• Sibkrayevskoye No. 373 appraisal well flows 100 bopd (stabilised, unstimulated natural flow) and confirms 11.5 m net oil pay. Flow rates with a pump would be considerably higher.

• Acquisition of 1,000 km of high quality 2D seismic completed.

March 20, 2015

Operations Update

Highlights

Tungolskoye

• Tungolskoye Development drilling contract awarded to Eurasia Drilling, one of the largest drilling companies in Russia

Arbuzovskoye

• Arbuzovskoye further wells now on production

Sibkrayevskoye

• Sibkrayevskoye No. 373 appraisal well has spudded, result expected in April 2015

February 3, 2015

Operations Update

Highlights

Tungolskoye

· Tungolskoye No. 5 well tested at over 600 bopd and is now in production

· Development of Tungolskoye to proceed immediately

o 11 well Tungolskoye campaign to commence in Q2 2015

o Tenders awarded for drilling and for the development of additional infrastructure at Tungolskoye

Arbuzovskoye & Sibkrayevskoye

· Arbuzovskoye 103 well now in production at a stabilised average rate of 125 bopd and confirms southern lobe of field

· Arbuzovskoye 104 well drilled with 5.4 metres of net pay, expected on production shortly

· Arbuzovskoye 107 well has been spudded

December 18, 2014

Operations Update

Licence 61

· Arbuzovskoye 106 well now in production at a stabilised average rate of 170 bopd

· Arbuzovskoye 103 well drilling ahead

· Drilling of Tungolskoye 5 horizontal well continuing

· Total production now at 1,850 bopd

· Seismic crew mobilised to the Sibkrayevskoye field

Licence 67

· Processing and interpretation of 3D seismic survey completed

· Reserves calculation for Russian State Approval being finalised

Corporate

· Weakening Russian Rouble acting as a natural hedge to falling oil prices

October 14, 2014

Tungolskoye No. 5 update

· Vertical pilot hole successfully completed

· Structural interpretation of Tungolskoye confirmed

· Open hole flow test of 100 bopd, unstimulated

· 8.2 metres of net oil pay encountered

· Horizontal section of T-5 well to commence

September 26, 2014

Interim Results for the Half Year Ended 30 June 2014

Highlights:

· H1 production average of 2,163 bopd.

· Farmout of Licence 61 to Oil India completed, Company is now debt-free.

· Drilling underway at Tungolskoye and Arbuzovskoye.

August 19, 2014

Drilling Operations Re-commencing

· Drilling crew mobilised to commence drilling of Tungolskoye No. 5 well within the next week

· Second Drilling crew to re-commence production drilling at Arbuzovskoye will be mobilised shortly

· The Sibkrayevskoye No. 373 delineation well will follow the Tungolskoye No. 5 well

Seismic acquisition crew mobilised to commence operations for the acquisition of 1,000 km of high resolution 2D seismic in Q1 2015

July 4, 2014

Completion of Licence 61 Farmout

· All debt repaid

· Drilling to re-commence at Licence 61 this month as part of a fully funded exploration and development programme

· Introduces a strong industry partner seeking to build an oil and gas business and strategic position in Russia

· New chapter begins for a significantly strengthened PetroNeft

June 30, 2014

Update on Licence 61 Farmout

·         All Russian Regulatory Approvals received

·         Completion of transaction expected in the coming days

·         All debt to be repaid

·         Drilling to re-commence at Licence 61

June 27, 2014

Final results 2013

· Revenue up 12% to $38.6m

· Production up 8% to 870,965 barrels of oil

· Net loss of $9m, driven by $6m foreign exchange loss on intra-group loans

· Licence 61 Farmout will leave Company debt free and fund major well drilling campaign