11 March 2013 The Manager Company Announcements Australian Securities Exchange Limited Level 6, 20 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000 By e-lodgement TEXAS SALE AGREEMENT REACHED Range Resources Limited ("Range" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the following update with respect to the sale of its Company's Texan assets. * Agreement reached on total cash consideration of US$30m with US$25m payable at closing plus $US5m in royalty payments from future production Earlier this year, the Company looked to source alternative suitors for the Texan assets following the delays in completing a sale of the assets to parties identified in late 2012. Range is pleased to announce that it has now reached an agreement to sell its Texas producing assets for cash payments totaling $US30 million. Subject to final due diligence, the Company will sell its interest in the North Chapman Ranch and East Clarksville fields for $US25 million in cash at Closing plus $US5 million in royalty payments from future production with closing expected to occur in the coming weeks. Commented Pete Landau, Executive Director for Range, "Along with our recently announced corporate financing and the renewal and restructuring of our Trinidad concessions, divestiture of the Texas assets is consistent with the Company's stated strategy to accelerate growth of production and cash flow in Trinidad while expanding the Range portfolio within select Latin American markets. Sale of the Company's Texas properties allows us to monetize significant gains from an area that has already reached payout and to redeploy proceeds from the sale into our core international areas." Issue of Shares Range Resources Limited is pleased to announce the issue of the following securities: * 62,439,223 Ordinary Fully Paid Shares issued in lieu of cash loan repayments (YA Global and Crede) * 5,000,000 unlisted options ($0.10, 31 January 2016) as employee options as approved at the 2012 AGM - 29 November 2012. * 5,000,000 unlisted options ($0.05, 10 February 2016) in facilitation, introduction and corporate advisory fees. Application will be made for the 62,439,223 new shares to be admitted to trading on the ASX and AIM. Trading in the new shares is expected to commence on or around 18 March 2013. Following the issue of these securities the total number of securities on issue are as follows: 2,567,810,783 Ordinary Fully Paid Shares (RRS) 855,166 Unlisted Options (£0.04, 30 June 2015) 7,058,824 Unlisted Options (£0.17p, 30 April 2016) 5,180,000 Unlisted Options (£0.075p, 31 January 2017) 9,000,000 Unlisted Options (£0.125p, 31 March 2015) 17,921,146 Class B Performance Shares 15,708,801 Unlisted Options (£0.0615, 19 October 2015) 32,275,862 Unlisted Options (£0.05075, 30 November 2015) 40,000,000 Unlisted Options (A$0.05, 31 January 2016) 5,000,000 Unlisted Options (A$0.10, 31 January 2016) 5,000,000 Unlisted Options (A$0.06, 10 February 2016) Yours faithfully Peter Landau Executive Director Contacts Range Resources Limited Peter Landau Tel : +61 (8) 9488 5220 Em: firstname.lastname@example.org RFC Ambrian Limited (Nominated Advisor) Old Park Lane Capital (Joint Broker) Stuart Laing Michael Parnes Tel: +61 (8) 9480 2500 Tel: +44 (0) 207 493 8188 Fox-Davies Capital Limited GMP Securities Europe LLP (Joint Broker) Daniel Fox-Davies / Richard Hail James Pope / Chris Beltgens Tel: +44 (0) 203 463 5000 Tel: +44 (0) 207 647 2800 Dahlman Rose & Company (Principal American Liaison) OTCQX International Market (U.S.) Christopher Weekes / Stephen Nash Tel: +1 (212)-372-5766 PPR (Australia)- Public Relations David Tasker Tel: +61 (8) 9388 0944 Em: email@example.com Range Background Range Resources Limited is a dual listed (ASX:RRS; AIM:RRL) oil & gas exploration company with oil & gas interests in the frontier state of Puntland, Somalia, the Republic of Georgia, Texas, USA, Trinidad and Colombia. * In Trinidad Range holds a 100% interest in holding companies with three onshore production licenses and fully operational drilling subsidiary. Independently assessed Proved (P1) reserves in place of 17.5 MMbls with 25.2 MMbls of proved, probable and possible (3P) reserves and an additional 81 MMbls of unrisked best estimate prospective resources. * In the Republic of Georgia, Range holds a 40% farm-in interest in onshore blocks VIa and VIb, covering approx. 7,000sq.km. Range completed a 410km 2D seismic program with independent consultants RPS Energy identifying 68 potential structures containing an estimated 2 billion barrels of undiscovered oil-in-place (on a mean 100% basis) with the first (Mukhiani-1) exploration well having spudded in July in 2011. The Company is focussing on a revised development strategy that will focus on low-cost, shallow appraisal drilling of the contingent resources around the Tkibuli-Shaori ("Tkibuli") coal deposit, which straddles the central sections of the Company's two blocks. * In Puntland, Range holds a 20% working interest in two licenses encompassing the highly prospective Dharoor and Nugaal valleys. The operator and 60% interest holder, Horn Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:HRN) has completed two exploration wells and will continue with a further seismic and well program over the next 12-18 months. * Range holds a 25% interest in the initial Smith #1 well and a 20% interest in further wells on the North Chapman Ranch project, Texas. The project area encompasses approximately 1,680 acres in one of the most prolific oil and gas producing trends in the State of Texas. Independently assessed 3P reserves in place (on a 100% basis) of 228 Bcf of natural gas, 18 mmbbls of oil and 17 mmbbls of natural gas liquids. * Range holds a 21.75% interest in the East Texas Cotton Valley Prospect in Red River County, Texas, USA, where the prospect's project area encompasses approximately 1,570 acres encompassing a recent oil discovery. The prospect has independently assessed 3P reserves in place (on a 100% basis) of 3.3mmbbls of oil. * Range is earning a 65% (option to move to 75%) interest in the highly prospective PUT 6 and PUT 7 licences in Putumayo Basin in Southern Colombia. The Company will undertake a 350km2 3D seismic program across the two licences and drill one well per licence, as well as looking to re-enter a previously suspended well that had a significant historical reserve estimate. * Range has taken a strategic stake (19.9%) in Citation Resources Limited (ASX: CTR) which holds a 70% interest in Latin American Resources (LAR). LAR holds an 80-100% interest in two oil and gas development and exploration blocks in Guatemala with Canadian NI 51-101 certified proved plus probable (2P) reserves of 2.3 MMBBL (100% basis). Range also holds a 10% interest in LAR. All of the technical information, including information in relation to reserves and resources that is contained in this document has been reviewed internally by the Company's technical consultant, Mr Mark Patterson. Mr Patterson is a geophysicist who is a suitably qualified person with over 25 years' experience in assessing hydrocarbon reserves and has reviewed the release and consents to the inclusion of the technical information. The reserves estimate for the Guatemalan Blocks in which LAR (and CTR) have an interest in is as reported by CTR. CTR has not reported 1P and 3P estimates, but Range is seeking such information from CTR for future reporting purposes. All of the technical information, including information in relation to reserves and resources that is contained in this document has been reviewed internally by the Company's technical consultant, Mr Mark Patterson. Mr Patterson is a geophysicist who is a suitably qualified person with over 25 years' experience in assessing hydrocarbon reserves and has reviewed the release and consents to the inclusion of the technical information. The reserves estimates for the 3 Trinidad blocks and update reserves estimates for the North Chapman Ranch Project and East Texas Cotton Valley referred above have been formulated by Forrest A. Garb & Associates, Inc. (FGA). FGA is an international petroleum engineering and geologic consulting firm staffed by experienced engineers and geologists. Collectively FGA staff has more than a century of world–wide experience. FGA have consented in writing to the reference to them in this announcement and to the estimates of oil and natural gas liquids provided. The definitions for oil and gas reserves are in accordance with SEC Regulation S–X an in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Petroleum Engineers ("SPE"). The SPE Reserve definitions can be found on the SPE website at spe.org. RPS Group is an International Petroleum Consulting Firm with offices worldwide, who specialise in the evaluation of resources, and have consented to the information with regards to the Company's Georgian interests in the form and context that they appear. These estimates were formulated in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Petroleum Engineers ("SPE"). The prospective resource estimates for the two Dharoor Valley prospects are internal estimates reported by Africa Oil Corp, the operator of the joint venture, which are based on volumetric and related assessments by Gaffney, Cline & Associates. The TSX certified 51-101 certified reserves with respect to the Guatemalan project are as reported by ASX listed Company Citation Resources (ASX: CTR). In granting its consent to the public disclosure of this press release with respect to the Company's Trinidad operations, Petrotrin makes no representation or warranty as to the adequacy or accuracy of its contents and disclaims any liability that may arise because of reliance on it. The Contingent Resource estimate for CBM gas at the Tkibuli project is sourced from the publically available references to a report by Advanced Resources International's ("ARI") report in 2009: CMM and CBM development in the Tkibuli-Shaori Region, Georgia. Advanced Resources International, Inc., 2009. Prepared for GIG/Saknakhshiri and U.S. Trade and Development Agency. - .globalmethane.org/documents/toolsres_coal_overview_ch13.pdf. Range's technical consultants have not yet reviewed the details of ARI's resource estimate and the reliability of this estimate and its compliance with the SPE reporting guidelines or other standard is uncertain. Range and its JV partners will be seeking to confirm this resource estimate, and seek to define reserves, through its appraisal program and review of historical data during the next 12 months. Reserve information on the Putumayo 1 Well published by Ecopetrol 1987. SPE Definitions for Proved, Probable, Possible Reserves and Prospective Resources Proved Reservesare those quantities of petroleum, which by analysis of geoscience and engineering data, can be estimated with reasonable certainty to be commercially recoverable, from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under defined economic conditions, operating methods, and government regulations. Probable Reservesare those additional Reserves which analysis of geoscience and engineering data indicate are less likely to be recovered than Proved Reserves but more certain to be recovered than Possible Reserves. Possible Reservesare those additional reserves which analysis of geoscience and engineering data indicate are less likely to be recoverable than Probable Reserves. 1P refers to Proved Reserves, 2P refers to Proved plus Probable Reserves and 3P refers to Proved plus Probable plus Possible Reserves. Prospective Resourcesare those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of future development projects. Prospective Resources have both an associated chance of discovery and a chance of development. Prospective Resources are further subdivided in accordance with the level of certainty associated with recoverable estimates assuming their discovery and development and may be sub-classified based on project maturity. Contingent Resourcesare those quantities of hydrocarbons which are estimated, on a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations, but which are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable. Undiscovered Oil-In-Placeis that quantity of oil which is estimated, on a given date, to be contained in accumulations yet to be discovered. The estimated potentially recoverable portion of such accumulations is classified as Prospective Resources, as defined above. END -0- Mar/11/2013 09:19 GMT
RANGE RESOURCES LTD: Texas Sale Agreement Reached
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