DNO International ASA : DNO International Releases Annual Statement of
Oslo, 29 April 2013 -- DNO International ASA ("DNO International"), the
Norwegian oil and gas company, today released its Annual Statement of Reserves
setting total remaining proved and probable (2P/P50) reserves at 520.3 million
barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) on a company working interest (CWI) basis as
at yearend 2012. The comparable figures for yearend 2011, yearend 2010 and
yearend 2009 were 371.9 MMboe, 194.2 MMboe and 149.4 MMboe, respectively.
"I am hard pressed to name other international exploration and production
companies of our size with such a record of year-on-year reserves growth over
this period," said Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, Executive Chairman of DNO
The 40 percent increase in 2012 was driven principally by upward revisions at
the Tawke field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and reserve additions from the
merger of RAK Petroleum PCL's operating subsidiaries into DNO International.
The 2012 reserves evaluation and report was prepared by independent petroleum
consultants DeGolyer and MacNaughton. DNO International's yearend 2012 proved
and probable (CWI) reserves of 520.3 MMboe comprised of 495.4 million barrels
(MMbbls) of oil (including condensate and other liquids) and 140.1 billion
cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas.
These volumes represent the Company's commercial reserves, class 1-3, under
the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate classification.
Proved and probable oil reserves for the Tawke field, adjusting for 2012
production of 16.6 MMbbls, were 722.2 MMbbls, of which 447.7 MMbbls were net
to DNO International on a CWI basis. Also in Kurdistan, proved and probable
reserves for the Benenan and Bastora oil discoveries on the Erbil license were
42.1 MMbbls as at 31 December 2012, of which 19.6 MMbbls were net to DNO
International on a CWI basis.
In Yemen, proved and probable oil reserves, adjusting for 2012 production of
3.8 MMbbls, were 18.0 MMbbls, of which 8.4 MMbbls were net to DNO
International on a CWI basis.
Proved and probable reserves associated with the assets acquired from RAK
Petroleum PCL, adjusting for 2012 production of 4.2 MMboe, were at 36.1 MMbbls
of oil (including condensate and other liquids) and 254.3 Bcf of natural gas,
of which 19.7 MMbbls and 140.1 Bcf were net to DNO International on a CWI
In addition to its class 1-3 2P CWI reserves, the Company held 42.7 MMboe in
2C contingent resources, class 4-5, and 39.9 MMboe in 2C contingent resources
The 2012 Annual Statement of Reserves, published in accordance with Oslo Stock
Exchange Circular no. 9/2009, is attached. All volumes in the Annual Statement
of Reserves attributable to DNO International are calculated for each asset
based on the Company's contractual share of operating expenses and capital
costs, including any carried interests and reduced by any royalty burden.
--- DNO International ASA is an Oslo-listed, Middle East and North Africa
focused oil and gas company holding stakes in 18 licenses in various stages of
exploration, development and production both onshore and offshore in the
Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, the
United Arab Emirates, the Tunisian Republic and Somaliland. http://www.dno.no
Oslo, 29 April 2013
DNO International ASA
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(Norwegian Securities Trading Act)
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