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Jersey Oil & Gas PLC - Business Update

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Jersey Oil and Gas PLC
18 March 2020
 

18 March 2020

 

Jersey Oil and Gas plc

("Jersey Oil & Gas", "JOG" or the "Company")

 

Business Update

 

Jersey Oil & Gas (AIM:JOG), an independent upstream oil and gas company ‎focused on the UK Continental Shelf ("UKCS") region of the North Sea,  provides an update on its current business, in light of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus and its effect on the global market.

 

As the world implements measures to tackle the ongoing outbreak, we acknowledge there is growing uncertainty around economic growth and underlying business conditions.

 

Jersey Oil and Gas remains fully funded to deliver the concept select work we are progressing on our Greater Buchan Area ("GBA") development. We benefit from having no debt and on current plans the company has sufficient working capital through to the end of 2021, prior to any proceeds from our planned sale of a part interest in our GBA project, the process for which is expected to be launched later this year.  Cost control continues to be monitored closely by our Board.  Our year end 2019 unaudited cash position was £12.3m.  JOG's core GBA asset base is estimated to hold more than 140 million barrels of oil equivalent ("mmboe") of discovered and recoverable oil volumes and more than 230 mmboe of exploration upside net to JOG.  With further area collaboration across the wider GBA, there is a potential to produce more than 200 mmboe of discovered oil and gas resources.

 

Therefore, while it would be inappropriate to describe the situation as 'business as usual', we continue to  work  on  the various  workstreams  required to achieve  our  stated  goals and create long term shareholder value,  including  advancing concept select for the GBA development which remains on track for delivery this summer.  Given the nature of our current workstreams these can mostly be completed remotely by our team and contractors and therefore we have set up business continuity measures to enable our team to work from home to  ensure that the safety of those in our employ remains a top priority.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

 

 

Jersey Oil and Gas plc

 

Andrew Benitz, CEO

C/o Camarco:

Tel: 020 3757 4983

 

Strand Hanson Limited

James Harris

Matthew Chandler

James Bellman

Tel: 020 7409 3494

 

Arden Partners plc

Paul Shackleton

Benjamin Cryer

Tel: 020 7614 5900

 

BMO Capital Markets Limited

Jeremy Low

Tom Rider

Tel: 020 7236 1010

 

Camarco

Billy Clegg

James Crothers

Tel: 020 3757 4983

 

           

 

 

Notes to Editors:

Jersey Oil & Gas is a UK E&P company focused on building an upstream oil and gas business in the North Sea. The Company holds a significant acreage position within the Central North Sea referred to as the Greater Buchan Area, which includes operatorship and 100% working interests in blocks that contain the Buchan oil field and J2 and Glenn oil discoveries, and, following the acquisition of an additional 70% working interest announced in late January 2020 will, subject to completion, also assume operatorship of and hold an 88% working interest in the P2170 Licence, Blocks 20/5b & 21/1d,  that contains the Verbier oil discovery.

 

JOG's acreage is estimated by management to contain more than 140 million barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") of discovered mean recoverable resources net to JOG, in addition to significant exploration upside potential.  JOG is currently progressing the appraise and select phases of a Field Development Plan ("FDP") for the Greater Buchan Area.

 

JOG is focused on delivering shareholder value and growth through creative deal-making, operational success and licensing rounds. Its management is convinced that opportunity exists within the UK North Sea to deliver on this strategy and the Company has a solid track-record of tangible success.

 

 

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


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