Tower Resources PLC (LON:TRP)

Tower Resources PLC (LON:TRP)


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Tower Resources PLC RNS Release

Cameroon Operational Update


RNS Number : 2784Y
Tower Resources PLC
08 May 2019
 

8 May 2019

Tower Resources plc

Cameroon Operational Update

 

Tower Resources plc (the "Company" or "Tower" (TRP.L, TRP LN)), the AIM-listed oil and gas company with a focus on Africa, is pleased to provide an update on operations on the Thali block in Cameroon.

 

As previously disclosed, Tower is in the final stages of planning the NJOM3 well, which will be drilled to a total depth of 1,100 metres intersecting at least three reservoir zones already identified by the NJOM1B and NJOM2 discovery wells drilled on the Njonji structure by the previous operator Total. The well is designed to confirm the greater reservoir thicknesses observed on the reprocessed 3D seismic in the up-dip area of the structure, and also evaluate additional reservoirs that were not present in the areas where Total's wells are located.  The NJOM3 well is designed to supplement Total's well data with a suite of measurement and logging tools and drill stem test ("DST") flows to surface. The Company's intention is then to suspend the well with a view to subsequent completion as one of four initial production wells on the structure, as envisaged in the Reserve Report prepared by Oilfield International Limited (OIL) on 30 September 2018. This first phase of development envisaged by the Reserve Report, aiming to exploit the 2C contingent resources (Pmean 18 million barrels oil, gross) already identified in the structure, aims to provide significant production to Tower in 2020.

 

Since the Company's last update, the Company has received additional data from the original Total wells at NJOM1 and NJOM2, which indicate that further site preparation work will be required before the rig is moved to site. Therefore the Company has agreed with Vantage to move the planned mobilisation of the Topaz Driller to July 2019 instead of late May 2019, in order to allow sufficient time for the additional site preparation work to be completed. This is still within the original date range contemplated by the rig contract, and well within the license extension period agreed last year.

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

 

Contacts

 

Tower Resources plc

[email protected]

Jeremy Asher
Chairman and CEO

 

 

Andrew Matharu
VP - Corporate Affairs

 

 

 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP
Nominated Adviser

+44 20 3470 0470

Stuart Gledhill

Caroline Rowe

 

 

 

Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Limited
Joint Broker

Andy Thacker

 

+44 20 3621 4120

Whitman Howard Limited
Joint Broker

Nick Lovering

Hugh Rich

 

+44 20 7659 1234

Yellow Jersey PR Limited

+44 20 3735 8825

Tim Thompson

 

 

Notes:

 

Tower Resources Cameroon S.A, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tower Resources plc, holds a 100% interest in the shallow water Thali (formerly known as "Dissoni") Production Sharing Contract (PSC), in the Rio del Rey basin, offshore Cameroon. Tower was awarded the PSC on 15 September 2015 for an Initial Exploration Period of 3 years, which has been extended for a further year ending 15 September 2019.

The Thali PSC covers an area of 119.2 km², with water depths ranging from 8 to 48 metres, and lies in the prolific Rio del Rey basin, in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. The Rio del Rey basin has, to date, produced over one billion barrels of oil and has estimated remaining reserves of 1.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent ("boe"), primarily within depths of less than 2,000 metres. The Rio del Rey is a sub-basin of the Niger Delta, an area in which over 34.5 billion barrels of oil has been discovered, with 2.5 billion boe attributed to the Cameroonian section.

An independent Reserve Report conducted by Oilfield International Limited (OIL) has highlighted the contingent and potential resources on the Thali licence and the associated Expected Monetary Value (EMV) as follows:

§ Gross mean contingent resources of 18 MMbbls of oil across the proven Njonji-1 and Njonji-2 fault blocks;

§ Gross mean prospective resources of 20 MMbbls of oil across the Njonji South and Njonji South-West fault blocks;

§ Gross mean prospective resources of 111 MMbbls of oil across four identified prospects located in the Dissoni South and Idenao areas in the northern part of the Thali licence;

§ Calculated EMV10s of US$118 million for the contingent resources, and US$82 million for the prospective resources, respectively.

In accordance with the guidelines for the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, Dr Mark Enfield, BSc, PhD, FGS, Advisor to the Board of Tower Resources plc, who has over 30 years' experience in the oil & gas industry, is the qualified person that has reviewed and approved the technical content of this announcement.


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