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Monday 07 September, 2020

Chariot Oil & Gas Ld

Significant Resource Upgrade on Anchois, Morocco

RNS Number : 1466Y
Chariot Oil & Gas Ld
07 September 2020
 

 

 

 

 

7 September 2020

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited

("Chariot", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Significant Resource Upgrade on Anchois, Morocco

Remaining recoverable resources increases by 148%

 

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (AIM: CHAR), the Atlantic margins focused energy company, announces that it has completed the reprocessing of 3D seismic data across the Lixus Offshore Licence ("Lixus"), Morocco, resulting in significant improvements in both image quality and in depth control. This has had a positive impact on the understanding of the distribution and extent of the Anchois gas sands.

 

Following the reprocessing of the data, Netherland Sewell & Associates Inc. ("NSAI") has performed an updated Independent Assessment on a c.50km2 area, covering the Anchois gas discovery on the Lixus licence, which has led to a significant resource upgrade for the proposed Anchois Gas Field Development.

 

 

· Upgrade of audited total remaining recoverable resource to in excess of 1 Tcf for Anchois, representing a 148% increase (comprising 361 Bcf 2C contingent resources and 690 2U prospective resources)

 

· Ability for the low-risk prospective  targets (C, M and O sands) to be drilled at low cost as part of any appraisal or development drilling activity on the Anchois Discovery (A and B sands); the development of which brings the potential for material free cash flow

· Chariot technical team continues to identify, evaluate and quantify additional material gas prospects in the Lixus licence based on the reprocessed data

 

· Management to hold a detailed audio webcast for investors at 12.00 noon (BST) on 8 September 2020 (details below)

 

 

Adonis Pouroulis, Acting CEO, commented:

 

"The recent work on the Lixus Licence confirms the materiality of the Anchois Gas Field Development project.

We continue to hold the view that this asset has the capacity to be a value accretive and long-term project of national significance to Morocco. The Anchois development has the potential to supply material gas volumes into existing markets in the near-term, and the exploration prospectivity of the Lixus licence is of a scale sufficient to provide the Moroccan power sector with a clean, reliable, low cost and sustainable supply of gas for decades to come. We continue to make progress in unlocking the Anchois development and generating near term cash flows and we look forward to keeping our shareholders updated on developments on Lixus and, as previously announced, the other opportunities being reviewed over the coming months."

 

 

Investor Audio Webcast:

 

Management will host an audio webcast call for investors at 12.00 noon (BST) on 8 September 2020. Please click on the link below to access:

 

https://webcasting.brrmedia.co.uk/broadcast/5f4fca61b14d87262643e2c2

 

 

Further Information

 

Chariot, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Chariot Oil & Gas Holdings (Morocco) Limited, has a 75% interest and operatorship of Lixus, in partnership with the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines ("ONHYM") which holds a 25% interest.

 

The Lixus licence covers an area of approximately 2,390km2,   with water depths ranging from the coastline to 850m. The area has been subject to earlier exploration with legacy 3D seismic data covering appro ximately 1,425km2 on-block and four exploration wells, including the Anchois gas discovery.

 

The reprocessing of the legacy seismic data was performed by PGS. PGS delivered a reprocessed cube covering 1,735 km2 and with Pre-Stack Depth Migration (PSDM) technology applied for the first time, with the legacy data being Pre-Stack Time Migration (PSTM). With the completion of this project, and the subsequent generation of Seismic Inversion products, this now completes the minimum work programme on the Lixus licence.

 

 

UPDATED INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT REPORT BASED ON REPROCESSED DATA WITH THE INCLUSION OF 2 NEW TARGETS

Field / Prospect

Unrisked Gross (100 percent)  Contingent Gas resources*  (Bcf)  Prospective Gas resources  (Bcf)

Probability of Geologic Success (Pg)

1C*

2C*

3C*

Mean

1U

2U

3U

Mean

Anchois Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

Anchois A sand*

65

114

175

117

N/A

Anchois B sand*

136

247

375

252

N/A

Anchois Contingent Resource*

201

361

550

369

N/A

Anchois Deep (C sand)

60

164

284

168

64%

Anchois Deep (M sand)

9

21

36

22

38%

Anchois Deep (O sand)

225

358

481

362

37%

Anchois Footwall (O sand)

90

147

212

149

46%

Anchois  Remaining Recoverable Resource

585

1051

1563

1070

N/A

 

 

 

PREVIOUS INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT REPORT BASED ON ORIGINAL DATA

Field / Prospect

Unrisked Gross (100 percent)  Contingent Gas resources*  (Bcf)  Prospective Gas resources  (Bcf)

Probability of Geologic Success (Pg)

1C*

2C*

3C*

Mean

1U

2U

3U

Mean

Anchois Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

Anchois A sand*

45

107

143

100

N/A

Anchois B sand*

111

201

290

201

N/A

Anchois Contingent Resource*

156

307

433

301

N/A

Anchois Deep (C sand)

56

116

172

115

N/A

Anchois  Remaining Recoverable Resource

212

423

605

416

N/A

 

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

 

Qualified Person Review

 

This release has been reviewed by Duncan Wallace, Technical Director of Chariot, who is a petroleum geologist with over 15 years' experience in petroleum exploration, MSc in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Geological Society. Mr Wallace has consented to the inclusion of the technical information in this release in the form and context in which it appears.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited

Adonis Pouroulis, Acting CEO

Julian Maurice-Williams, CFO

 

 

+44 (0)20 7318 0450

 

finnCap (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Christopher Raggett (Corporate Finance)

Andrew Burdis (ECM)

 

 

+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Celicourt Communications (Financial PR)

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea

+44 (0)20 8434 2754

 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

ABOUT CHARIOT

 

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited is an independent energy company which holds a high value, low risk gas development project with strong ESG credentials in a fast growing emerging economy with a clear route to early monetisation, delivery of free cashflow and material exploration upside.

 

The ordinary shares of Chariot Oil & Gas Limited are admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol 'CHAR'

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