News


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

May 9, 2014

EGM Results

  • Farmout of 50% of Licence 61 approved by shareholders
  • Resolutions proposed by Natlata not approved by shareholders

April 24, 2014

Licence 61 Farmout EGM - Publication of Circular

Further to the announcement of 17 April 2014 in connection with the farmout of a 50 per cent. non-operating interest in Licence 61 to Oil India Limited, a Circular to convene an EGM to approve the Licence 61 Farmout (the “Licence 61 Farmout EGM”) has been posted to Shareholders. It will be held at 10.30 am on 9 May 2014 at the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

April 17, 2014

Licence 61 Farmout Agreement with Oil India Limited

Highlights

· Total investment by OIL of up to US$ 85 million consisting of:

· US$ 35 million upfront cash payment

· US$ 45 million of exploration and development expenditure on Licence 61

· US$ 5 million performance bonus

· PetroNeft to remain operator of Licence 61

· Subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals with completion expected around end-May 2014

Up to six well drilling campaign to start on completion of farmout

April 15, 2014

Licence 61 Farmout Update

All legal documentation and due diligence is now complete and the Company expects to execute binding legal agreements within the next week. Macquarie Bank Limited have been advised of this timetable. Shareholders will be updated fully once the agreements are signed.

April 1, 2014

EGM Requisition and Publication of Circular

EGM Requisition and Publication of Circular

Board Recommends Shareholders to Vote AGAINST ALL Resolutions

March 18, 2014

EGM Proposal

PetroNeft announces that it has received a proposal from Natlata Partners (the "Proposing Shareholder"), a holder of in excess of 10 percent of the share capital of the Company, to call an extraordinary general meeting of the Company ("EGM"). The Company is currently considering this proposal with its advisers.

March 17, 2014

Funding & Operations Update

Highlights

  • $6.7 million fundraising consisting of
    • $5.2 million new equity issue at 5 pence per share
    • $1.5 million in debt
  • Production higher at 2,400 bopd, reflecting improved well performance
  • Licence 61 farmout confirmatory due diligence and legals progressing well; completion anticipated in coming weeks

January 16, 2014

Operations Update

Highlights

  • Delineation drilling results at Lineynoye No. 9 indicate the J1-1 interval is oil saturated and in line with expectations.
  • Average Production remains at about 2,300 bopd, with additional workovers planned.
  • Farmout negotiations well advanced with an international oil company.

December 3, 2013

Operations update

Highlights

  • Drilling operations re-commenced
  • Production currently 2,300 bopd, workovers planned once winter roads available
  • Continued progress on re-financing as discussions widen to include additional parties

September 30, 2013

Interim Results for the Half Year Ended 30 June 2013

Highlights:

· H1 production of 445,949 barrels of oil for the period – average of 2,464 bopd

· Encouraging further progress on financing

· Current group production 2,500 bopd

September 11, 2013

Operations update

Highlights

  • Production steady at 2,500 bopd
  • Beginning to see positive impact of pressure maintenance at Arbuzovskoye
  • Strong realised oil prices
  • Encouraging progress on financing

June 28, 2013

2012 Final results and operations update

2012 Final results and annual report published

June 2013 Operations Update

• Current total production steady at 2,600 bopd
• Water injection commenced at Arbuzovskoye oil field
• Monthly repayments to Macquarie commenced
• Farmout and refinancing discussions ongoing


March 21, 2013

Operations update

Highlights:

  • Arbuzovskoye well 105 successfully completed
    • Initial oil flow rate of 160 bopd, with no water production
  • Successful workover restores production at Arbuzovskoye well 102 to 380 bopd
  • Recent pressure testing of two Arbuzovskoye wells shows normal pressure decline
  • Arbuzovskoye water source well completed, planned pressure maintenance to commence shortly
  • Timing and location of future Arbuzovskoye wells to be determined by response to pressure maintenance programme
  • Total production increased to 2,800 bopd

February 8, 2013

Operations update

· Arbuzovskoye well 112 successfully completed

· No water production associated with the well

· Initial oil flow rate of 140 bopd, well presently shut-in for pressure build up testing

· Well 105 currently drilling ahead

· Production from two Arbuzovskoye wells temporarily reduced by c300 bopd due to mechanical issues; expected to be fixable by workover or pressure maintenance

· Total production running at 2,600 bopd; excludes 400+ bopd potential from well 112 and the two mechanically reduced Arbuzovskoye wells

December 18, 2012

Operations update

· Arbuzovskoye well 111 successfully completed and put into production

· Initial oil flow rate of 150 bopd

· No water production associated with the well

· Well 112 currently drilling ahead targeting highest flow eastern side of field

· Total production running at 2,800 bopd with 3 producing wells off line for remedial work on pumps

November 23, 2012

Operations update

Highlights:

· Arbuzovskoye well 109 successfully completed and put into production

· The well is just beginning to stabilise after experiencing flow line problems caused by the very cold weather. We expect the initial flow rate of 100 bopd to increase somewhat

· There is no water production associated with the well

· Arbuzovskoye well 111 drilling ahead

· Group production is currently 2,500 bopd; however, 4 production wells are currently off line for remedial work on pumps

· The 4 off line wells plus well 111 are expected to be all on line by year end.

October 26, 2012

EGM Notice and Circular

Further to the press release of 25 October 2012, the Circular to convene an EGM to approve, amongst other things, the second tranche of the placing was recently posted to Shareholders. The EGM will be held at 11.00 am on Monday 19 November 2012 at the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.