NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY MARKETWIRED
FOR: FALCON OIL & GAS LTD.
TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: FO
AIM SYMBOL: FOG
ISE SYMBOL: FAC
July 25, 2016
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.: Update on Amungee NW-1H Horizontal Well and Spudding of Beetaloo W-1 Vertical Well
DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - July 25, 2016) - Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FO)(AIM:FOG)(ESM:FAC) is
pleased to announce the successful re-entry and casing of Amungee NW-1H horizontal well and the spudding of the
Beetaloo W-1 vertical well in the Beetaloo Basin, Australia.
The Amungee NW-1H well was drilled to a total measured depth of 3,808 metres last November, including a 1,100
metres horizontal section in the "B Shale" interval of the Middle Velkerri formation. The horizontal section
was successfully cased and cemented earlier this month and preparations are now being finalised to conduct a
multi-stage hydraulic stimulation. The hydraulic stimulation is expected to commence around mid-August and will
involve up to 10 stages and will take up to 2 weeks to complete. This will then be followed by an extended
production testing program.
The Beetaloo W-1 well is the fourth of Falcon's fully carried five well 2015-2016 drilling and evaluation
programme, the initial phase of a nine well drilling and evaluation programme.
-- This well, targeting the unexplored southern Beetaloo Basin for shale
and hybrid shale-sand plays in the Velkerri and Kyalla formations, was
spudded on 22 July 2016.
-- The well is designed to test the presence, depth, thickness and physical
reservoir properties of the organic rich mudstones of the Kyalla
Formation and the Middle Velkerri member.
-- The well is located approximately 85 kilometres south of the first well
drilled, Kalala S-1; within exploration permit 117 with drilling
estimated to be to a total depth of 3,045 meters.
-- Rig 185, an ATS 400 originally commissioned for the drilling of Kalala
S-1, Amungee NW-1 and Amungee NW-1H from Saxon Energy Services Australia
Pty. Ltd, is being used.
-- Drilling is estimated to take between 35 - 50 days.
-- The drilling of Beetaloo W-1 will be operated by Origin Resources
Limited ("Origin") (35%) with partners Sasol Petroleum Australia Limited
("Sasol") (35%) and Falcon (30%).
Philip O'Quigley, CEO of Falcon commented:
"The multi-stage hydraulic stimulation of the horizontal section of the Amungee NW-1H well, scheduled to be
completed next month, could go a long way towards proving up the resource potential of the Beetaloo Basin.
The Beetaloo W-1 well represents another exciting phase of the exploration program given that it will be the
first well to penetrate the Middle Velkerri member in the south of the basin.
We look forward to updating the market on both of these key operations as information becomes available."
Background - Australia
On 2 May 2014, Falcon announced it had entered into a Farm-Out Agreement and Joint Operating Agreement with
Origin and Sasol (collectively referred to herein as the "Farminees") with each farming into 35% of the
Falcon's exploration permits in the Beetaloo Basin, Australia through its 98% subsidiary, Falcon Oil & Gas
Australia Ltd. ("Falcon Australia"). The Farminees will carry Falcon in a nine well exploration and appraisal
programme from 2015 to 2018.
-- Farminees will pay for the full cost of completing the first five wells
estimated at A$64 million, and will fund any cost overruns, with work
expected to be completed between 2015 and 2016.
-- Farminees to pay the full cost of the following two horizontally
fracture stimulated wells, 90 day production tests and micro seismic
data collection with a capped expenditure of A$53 million, any cost
overrun funded by each party in proportion to their working interest.
This work programme is expected to be undertaken in 2017.
-- Farminees to pay the full cost of the final two horizontally fracture
stimulated wells and 90 day production tests capped at A$48 million, any
cost overrun funded by each party in proportion to their working
interest. This work programme is expected to be undertaken in 2018.
-- Farminees may reduce or surrender their interests back to Falcon
Australia only after:
-- The drilling of the first five wells; or
-- The drilling and testing of the next two horizontally fracture
This announcement has been reviewed by Dr. Gabor Bada, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd's Head of Technical Operations. Dr.
Bada obtained his geology degree at the Eotvos L. University in Budapest, Hungary and his PhD at the Vrije
Aniversiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of AAPG and EAGE.
About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and
development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in
Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and
headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.
For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com
About Origin Energy
Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) is the leading Australian integrated energy company with market leading positions in
energy retailing (approximately 4.2 million customer accounts), power generation (approximately 6,000 MW of
capacity owned and contracted) and natural gas production (1,093 PJ of 2P reserves and annual production of 82
Through Australia Pacific LNG, its incorporated joint venture with ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, Origin is
developing Australia's biggest CSG to LNG project based on the country's largest 2P CSG reserves base.
Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and expertise of
its 30,400 people working in 36 countries. Sasol develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate
world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and
Sasol, through its subsidiary, Sasol Exploration and Production International ("E&PI") develops and manages the
group's upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in Mozambique, South Africa, Australia,
Canada and Gabon. It produces natural gas and condensate from Mozambique's Pande and Temane fields, shale gas
from their share in the Farrell Creek and Cypress A assets in Canada, and oil in Gabon through their share in
the offshore Etame Marin Permit. E&PI sells Mozambican gas under long-term contracts to Sasol Gas and external
customers, condensate on short term contracts, while selling Canadian gas into the market at spot prices. Oil
is sold to customers under annual contracts. For more information go to www.sasol.com.
Glossary of terms
A$ Australian dollar
CSG Coal seam gas
LNG Liquefied natural gas
LPG Liquefied petroleum gas
PJ(E) Petajoule (equivalent)
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies
of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based
on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.
Such information may include, but is not limited to comments made with respect to the type, number, schedule,
stimulating, testing and objectives of the wells to be drilled in the Beetaloo basin Australia, expected
contributions of the partners, the prospectivity of the Middle Velkerri & Kyalla shale plays and the prospect
of the exploration programme being brought to commerciality. Actual results might differ materially from
results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward
looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information
identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon's filings with the Canadian securities regulators,
which filings are available at www.sedar.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
+353 1 676 8702
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
+353 87 814 7042
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
+353 1 676 9161
Davy (NOMAD & Broker)
John Frain / Anthony Farrell
+353 1 679 6363
INDUSTRY: Energy and Utilities-Oil and Gas
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.