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Tower Resources PLC - Cameroon Update

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Tower Resources PLC
19 February 2020
 

19 February 2020

Tower Resources plc

Cameroon Update

Tower Resources plc (the "Company" or "Tower" (TRP.L, TRP LN)), the AIM-listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, is pleased to provide the following update on its work on the Thali licence in Cameroon, conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tower Resources Cameroon SA.

The Company is presently preparing plans for drilling for NJOM-3 well, now that the site survey is complete. Management's present view, subject to further work and confirmation of equipment availability, is that it would like to spud the well in the course of June 2020. Long lead items are already at the Company's base in Douala. Some testing equipment will still need to be mobilised prior to spudding the well, along with personnel, and so this intended date is still subject to change.

The Company has made considerable progress in farm-out discussions with a number of parties regarding some or all of the well funding, including exchanging draft term sheets, following a pause in discussions that took place while the Company was waiting for formal confirmation of the extension of the current exploration period of the Thali PSC.  The Company believes that it will be able to complete a farm-out within its desired timeframe for the NJOM-3 well although there can be no certainty as to timing or eventual outcome of such discussions.

The Company has updated its corporate presentation with a revised indicative time line for the development of the Njonji structure, and the Company is now preparing updated cash flows and working with OIL to prepare an updated version of the Reserve Report. The updated corporate presentation, which was shared with an investor conference yesterday evening, is available on the Company's website at www.towerresources.co.uk. The Company will update its corporate presentation further when the updated Reserve Report is complete, and will also make the executive summary of the updated Reserve Report available on its website at that time.

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 and Joint Broker

Stuart Gledhill

Caroline Rowe

+44 20 3470 0470



Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Limited
Joint Broker

Andy Thacker

Zoe Alexander

 

+44 20 3657 0050

Whitman Howard Limited
Joint Broker

Nick Lovering

 

 

 

+44 20 7659 1234

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.

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.

 

 


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