September 28, 2012

Interim Results for the Half Year Ended 30 June 2012


· H1 production of 394,652 barrels of oil for the period – average of 2,168 bopd

· Arbuzovskoye oil field brought into production from the discovery well

· Successful completion of the first of ten planned Arbuzovskoye production wells

· Lineynoye pad 2 studies to inform future field development strategies

· New debt facility for US$15 million agreed with Arawak Energy

· Current group production 2,300 bopd

September 24, 2012

Update on Arbuzovskoye well No. 101


· Arbuzovskoye well 101 successfully completed with a stabilised flow of 310 bopd

· Production confirms good reservoir properties interpreted from log and core data

· Arbuzovskoye well 102 drilling ahead

· Group production increases to 2,300 bopd with addition of well 101

September 19, 2012

Operations update

· Arbuzovskoye well 101 successfully drilled and completion underway

· Initial results positive with similar reservoir properties to prior discovery well

· Arbuzovskoye well 102 drilling ahead

· Group production remains stable at 2,000 bopd

August 13, 2012

Operations update


· Drilling of new production wells commences at Arbuzovskoye

· Two Lineynoye wells converted to water injectors for planned pressure support

· Production stable at 2,000 bopd

· Benefit of pressure support and new production wells anticipated over coming months

June 29, 2012

2011 Final results and operations update

2011 Final results and annual report published

June 2012 Operations Update

  • Arbuzovskoye No.1 well producing at 350 bopd without fracture stimulation.
  • Current total production steady at 2,200 bopd exclusive of wells temporarily shut-in for pressure transient testing.

May 31, 2012

New Debt Facility and Operations Update

· US$15 million three-year term loan agreed with Arawak Energy (“Arawak”)

· New Area of Mutual Interest Agreement agreed with Arawak

· Production drilling to commence at Arbuzovskoye

· Production stable at 2,200 bopd

April 2, 2012

Reserves and Operations update

PetroNeft Resources plc (AIM: PTR) owner and operator of Licences 61 and 67, Tomsk Oblast, Russian Federation, is pleased to provide an update on its operations.


· PetroNeft’s 2P reserves increase 36% to 131.7 mmbbls

o Sibkrayevskoye 49.83 mmbbls

· PetroNeft’s proved reserves (P1) increase 50% to 20.03 mmbbls

o Lineynoye 8.86 mmbbls

· Ledovaya No. 2a well achieves natural flow

· Arbuzovskoye pipeline construction completed; Development Programme on schedule

· Option to advance Sibkrayevskoye development later this year

· Production remains steady at 2,300 bopd

February 17, 2012

Operations update

· Year end production reached approximately 3,000 bopd; current production steady at 2,300 bopd

o Lineynoye Pad 1 responded to pressure maintenance

o Lineynoye Pad 2 fracture results below expectations

· Arbuzovskoye Development ahead of schedule

o Pipeline production expected to commence in Q2 2012

o Plans for 10 new production wells in 2012 progressing ahead of schedule

· Ledovaya 2a exploration well

o oil encountered in primary Upper Jurassic interval

o oil discovered in secondary Lower Cretaceous interval

· Cheremshanskaya No. 3 exploration well

o testing successfully completed; three separate oil pools discovered

o primary Upper Jurassic J1-3 interval tests good quality oil + water

secondary Upper Jurassic J1-1 + Bazhenov interval tests high quality oil

December 6, 2011

Operations Update

· 10 well hydraulic fracturing programme completed

o Wells now being brought back online and cleaning-up

o Initial results encouraging

· Additional five well hydraulic fracturing programme planned on Pads 1 and 2 in January / February 2012

· Cheremshanskaya No. 3 well testing progressing successfully

o Lower Jurassic J14 interval achieves natural flow

o Primary Upper Jurassic J1-3 interval may contain 7.0 metres of net oil pay

· Arbuzovskoye Development Programme Approved by Russian Government

· Ledovoye exploration well spudded on 5 December

October 19, 2011

Cheremshanskaya Discovery

· Cheremshankaya No. 3 well discovers two hydrocarbon pools

o Oil discovery in main Upper Jurassic target

o Gas/oil discovery in Lower Jurassic target

o Successful open hole inflow test on both intervals

· Development drilling at Lineynoye continues to push field boundary further north

· The hydraulic fracturing programme at Lineynoye to commence shortly

September 21, 2011

North Varyakhskaya Discovery

· Seventh oil field discovered in Licence 61

· North Varyakhskaya No. 1 well makes oil discovery in main Upper Jurassic target

o 2.2 metres of net oil pay confirmed in J1-1 interval

o Open hole inflow test of 36 bfpd (unstimulated)

September 20, 2011

Interim Results H1 2011

· Maiden pre-tax profit of US$3.8 million

· H1 production of 399,327 barrels of oil for the period

· Major exploration success at Sibkrayevskaya with potential to increase Group reserves by at least 50%

· Extension of Lineynoye field to the north has significant implications for overall structure size

· New tax law passed which will boost future cash flows

· Improved debt facility for up to US$75 million agreed with Macquarie Bank

August 4, 2011

Sibkrayevskaya Discovery

· Sibkrayevskaya No. 372 well makes significant oil discovery in main Upper Jurassic target

o Approximately 12.6 metres of net oil pay in J1 interval – exceeding pre-drill estimates

o Good reservoir properties indicated with oil saturation throughout

o Open hole inflow test of 170 bopd (unstimulated)

o Sixth oil field discovered in Licence 61

July 6, 2011

Operations Update


· Kondrashevskoye No. 2 sidetrack well confirms 2P reserves

· Lineynoye 206 contains thickest oil pay encountered to date

· Lineynoye/West Lineynoye has materially thicker pay and extends significantly further north than originally anticipated

· Several new oil bearing structures are now likely to the north of Lineynoye/West Lineynoye

June 22, 2011

Operations Update

· Production currently averaging about 2,500 bopd, primarily from 7 wells

· Autumn production enhancement programme planned to re-frac, with larger frac sizes, existing wells on Pad 1 and new wells on Pad 2

· Planned number of wells required from Pad 3 to be reduced recognising thinner oil pays

· Extension of Lineynoye oil field north of Pad 2 with thicker pay zones expected in the longer term to compensate for reserve and production reductions from Pad 3

Q1 2012 production target has been revised to between 4,000 to 5,000 bopd and Q2 2013 to between 7,000 to 9,000 bopd

June 7, 2011

Operations Update

· Kondrashevskoye No. 2 well successfully tests oil

· Four additional wells completed in the Lineynoye Development Drilling Programme

· Drilling establishes interconnection between Lineynoye and West Lineynoye fields

· New structural interpretation of Lineynoye shows thicker pays extend significantly further north

· Facilities construction to expand capacity from 7,400 bopd to 14,800 bopd is on schedule for completion in July

May 31, 2011

Notice of AGM and posting of Annual Report

The Company's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2010 and Notice of AGM were posted to shareholders on 27 May 2011 and are available online at the Company's website.

May 11, 2011

PetroNeft 2010 final results

PetroNeft Resources plc (“PetroNeft”, “the Company” or “the Group”), (AIM: PTR) owner and operator of Licences 61 and 67, Tomsk Oblast, Russian Federation, is pleased to report its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2010.

April 4, 2011

Operations Update

  • Update on Hydraulic Fraturing programme and production target.
  • Results of first two production wells in 2011 17 well campaign.
  • Update on 2011 5 well exploration programme.

March 10, 2011

Reserves, Operations and Financing Update

  • Group 2P reserves increase 36.8% to 96.9 mmbbls
  • Hydraulic fracturing programme nearing completion
  • Production drilling programme has commenced
  • Exploration drilling programme to commence in early April
  • New Loan facility agreed with Macquarie Bank