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i3 Energy PLC (I3E)


Tuesday 18 September, 2018

i3 Energy PLC

Joint Venture and Operational Update

RNS Number : 0412B
i3 Energy PLC
18 September 2018

18 September 2018


i3 Energy plc

("i3" or the "Company")


Joint Venture and Operational Update



i3 Energy plc, an independent oil and gas company with assets and operations in the UK, announces the following update regarding the exclusivity period entered into with a potential joint venture partner.


Under the exclusivity agreement announced on 27th June 2018, i3's potential joint venture partner was expected to deliver on key assurances within the 90-day period of exclusivity. Some of these conditions remain outstanding and are not expected to be addressed in advance of exclusivity ending on September 24th. i3 remains ready to enter a legally binding Farmout Agreement with the potential JV partner at such time as these key assurances have been provided.


The Company continues to complete all regulatory and commercial requirements to obtain Field Development Plan ("FDP") approval for Liberator. i3 has signed the final license documentation from the UK Oil & Gas Authority ("OGA") for its 30th Round Award of Block 13/23c, containing the Liberator West extension. This licence, effective from 1st October 2018, is a prerequisite to the submittal of i3's enlarged Liberator FDP. Additionally, the site survey field operations as previously announced on August 30th are about to commence, the outputs of which will enable i3 to complete the required Environmental Statement for Liberator's expected production wells, appraisal target and pipeline route.


Graham Heath, CFO, commented

"The independent work concluded by our potential JV partner since the beginning of our engagement validates the significant potential of the Liberator asset. We continue to progress i3's necessary deliverables to attain FDP approval in 2019 and don't see the delay in concluding potential joint venture discussions as an impediment to that."





i3 Energy plc

Neill Carson (CEO) / Graham Heath (CFO)

c/o Camarco

Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4980

WH Ireland Limited (Nomad and Joint Broker)

James Joyce, James Sinclair-Ford

Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666

GMP FirstEnergy (Joint Broker)

Jonathan Wright, David van Erp

Tel: +44 (0) 207 448 0200


Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)

Henry Fitzgerald- O'Connor, James Asensio


Tel: +44 (0) 207 523 8000



Georgia Edmonds, Jane Glover, James Crothers


Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4980


Notes to Editors:

i3 is an oil and gas development company initially focused on the North Sea. The Company's core asset is the Greater Liberator Area, located in Blocks 13/23d and 13/23c, containing an estimated mid case recoverable resources of 80 MMBO. The Greater Liberator Area consists of the Liberator oil field discovered by well 13/23d-8 and the Liberator West extension, both of which i3 hold a 100% working interest in.


The Company's strategy is to acquire high quality, low risk producing and development assets, to broaden its portfolio and grow its reserves and production.


i3 has a strong management team with a track record of delivery and was founded by Neill Carson, previously founder and CEO of Ithaca Energy, where he built an asset portfolio including multiple developments.


The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.



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