Regal Petroleum PLC

Reserves & Resources Update

RNS Number : 6917J
Regal Petroleum PLC
21 August 2019
 

 

21 August 2019

 

Regal Petroleum plc

("Regal" or the "Company")

 

Reserves & Resources Update

 

Regal Petroleum plc (AIM: RPT), the AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration and production group, is pleased to announce an update on the Reserves and Contingent and Prospective Resources at its 100% owned and operated Vasyschevskoye ("VAS") gas and condensate licence in Ukraine.

 

The Company engaged independent petroleum consultants, DeGolyer and MacNaughton, to prepare an updated assessment of the remaining Reserves and Contingent Resources attributable to the VAS field, and the Prospective Resources attributed to the Vvdenska ("VED") prospect, located within the VAS licence area, as of 31 December 2018 (the "Report") as set out below. The Report accords with the March 2007 (as revised in June 2018) SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE Petroleum Resources Management System ("PRMS") standard for classification and reporting.  

 

The Report estimates the remaining Reserves as at 31 December 2018 in the VAS field as follows:-

 

 

 

Proved

(1P)

Proved + Probable

(2P)

Proved + Probable + Possible (3P)

 

Gas

 

 9,114 MMscf / 258 MMm3

15,098 MMscf / 427 MMm3

18,816 MMscf / 533 MMm3

 

Condensate

 

206 Mbbl / 25 Mtonne

346 Mbbl / 42 Mtonne

401 Mbbl / 48 Mtonne

 

Total

 

1.895 MMboe

3.145 MMboe

3.890 MMboe

 

 

The Report estimates the Contingent Resources as at 31 December 2018 in the VAS field as follows:-

 

 

 

Contingent Resources (1C)

Contingent Resources (2C)

Contingent Resources (3C)

 

Gas

 

0

0

2,912 MMscf / 83 MMm3

 

Condensate

 

0

0

74 Mbbl / 9 Mtonne

 

 

The Report estimates the Prospective Resources as at 31 December 2018 in the VED prospect as follows:-

 

 

 

Low (1U)

Best (2U)

High (3U)

Mean

 

Gas

 

23,721 MMscf / 672 MMm3

38,079 MMscf /

1,078 MMm3

62,293 MMscf / 1,764 MMm3

41,291 MMscf / 1,169 MMm3

 

Note: Under the current PRMS standard, 1U, 2U and 3U denote the unrisked low, best and high estimates respectively qualifying as prospective resources.

 

The VAS licence is located approximately 17 km south-east of Kharkiv in north-eastern Ukraine and extends over an area of 33.2 km².  The production licence was granted in August 2012, and has a duration of 20 years.  The gas and condensate resources located within the licence area are trapped in an anticlinal structure broken into several faulted blocks, which are gently dipping to the north, stretching from the north-east to south-west along a main bounding fault. These resources are located within Carboniferous sandstones of Bashkirian, Serpukhovian and Visean age at depths of 2,900 - 3,400 metres below the surface.  

 

The Report is consistent with the proposed field development plan for the VAS field, which comprises continued production from the existing four wells and the drilling of three additional wells to recover the 2P and 3P Reserves.

 

The Report provides an update on the Company's Reserves and Resources since the previous estimation undertaken by Senergy (GB) Limited ("Senergy") as at 1 January 2016 (announced on 5 July 2016) and takes into account data and information gathered since then. The Report shows a material increase in the Proved (1P) and Proved + Probable (2P) categories of remaining Reserves from the 2016 Senergy estimates, which were 0.66 MMboe and 1.8 MMboe respectively. These increases reflect a higher level of confidence in the understanding of the subsurface at the field as a result of the new data obtained since 2016. 

 

Sergii Glazunov, Chief Executive Officer said: "We are very pleased with the increase in reserves and resources estimated in this new independent assessment, both in relation to the producing VAS field and the recognition of the prospectivity of the VED prospect. It supports our confidence in the potential of the licence. The Report demonstrates the positive outcomes of the latest drilling project, derived from the successful implementation of efficient drilling and operations technologies. We are continuing with further work to integrate the new 3D seismic data into our subsurface model, with the aim of developing a comprehensive understanding of the reservoirs, which will be utilised in our planned field development programme."

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Regal Petroleum plc

Tel: 020 3427 3550

Chris Hopkinson, Chairman

Sergii Glazunov, Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Strand Hanson Limited

Tel: 020 7409 3494

Rory Murphy / Richard Tulloch

 

 

 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Tel: 020 7638 9571

Nick Hayns / Elizabeth Kittle

 

 

 

Dmitry Sazonenko, MSc Geology, MSc Petroleum Engineering, Member of AAPG, SPE and EAGE, Director of the Company, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained within this press release in his capacity as a qualified person, as required under the AIM Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions

 

 

 

AAPG

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

bbl

barrel

boe

one barrel of oil, plus (i) gas converted to oil equivalent using a conversion rate of 1,000 cubic metres of gas for 6.5704 barrels of oil equivalent; and (ii) condensate converted to oil equivalent using a conversion rate of one metric tonne of condensate for 8.033 barrels of oil equivalent

Gas

sales gas (meaning the total quantity of gas to be produced from the reservoirs, measured at the point of delivery, after reduction for field separation, usage, and other losses)

km

kilometre

m3

cubic metre

Mbbl

thousand barrels

MMboe

million barrels of oil equivalent

MMm3

million cubic metres

MMscf

million standard cubic feet

Mtonnes

thousand tonnes

scf

standard cubic feet measured at 20 degrees Celsius and one atmosphere

SPE

Society of Petroleum Engineers

SPEE

Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers

WPC

World Petroleum Council

 

 

The SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE Petroleum Resources Management System document, which includes definitions of Reserves and Contingent Resources categorisations, can be viewed at:-

 

www.spe.org/industry/reserves.php


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