Petromanas Energy Inc. Comments on Helicopter Incident in Albania CALGARY, Aug. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Petromanas Energy Inc. ("Petromanas", or the "Company") (TSXV: PMI) received notification from its seismic contractor in Albania, Geotec Spa, of an incident involving a helicopter owned by a third-party sub-contractor which occurred at approximately 13:10 hrs Central European Time on August 13, 2013. The helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from its operations base in Albania. The aircraft was not carrying any seismic equipment at the time and only the pilot, who suffered unspecified but believed to be non-life threatening injuries, was on board. The pilot was removed from the aircraft and transported to hospital in Tirana where his condition is being assessed further. No other injuries have been reported at this time. Investigators from the Albanian Civil Aviation Authority, Geotec, and the third-party helicopter contractor are currently on location to determine the cause of the incident. The Company is monitoring the situation and will cooperate with the investigation. Seismic operations have been temporarily suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. It is not known when seismic operations will recommence. About Petromanas Energy Inc. Petromanas Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas company focused on the exploration and development of its assets in Albania. Petromanas, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, holds two Production Sharing Contracts ("PSCs") with the Albanian government. Under the terms of the PSCs, Petromanas has a 100% working interest in Blocks D and E and a 25% working interest in Blocks 2-3 (assuming closing of the amended agreement with Shell) that comprise more than 1.1 million gross acres across Albania's Berati thrust belt. Petromanas also holds exploration assets in France and Australia. This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are based on the expectations, estimates and projections of management of Petromanas as of the date of this news release unless otherwise stated. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information. More particularly and without limitation, this press release contains forward-looking information concerning the future performance of the Company, including but not limited to the completion of the Company's 2013 seismic program. In respect of the forward-looking information concerning the future performance of the Company, Petromanas has provided such in reliance on certain assumptions that it believes are reasonable at this time, including assumptions as to the timing and drilling of wells and the Company's ability to meet its operational commitments, the ability of Petromanas to receive, in a timely manner, the necessary regulatory and governmental operational approvals; and expectations and assumptions concerning, among other things: commodity prices and interest and foreign exchange rates; planned construction activities, capital efficiencies and cost-savings; applicable tax laws; the sufficiency of budgeted capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities; and the availability and cost of labour and services. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Since forward-looking information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to the risks associated with the industries in which Petromanas operates in general such as operational and exploration risks; delays or changes in plans with respect to growth projects or capital expenditures; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or political risks in the completion of development or construction activities; access to drilling rigs, completion equipment, seismic equipment and operational personnel; costs and expenses; political risks; title disputes; health, safety and environmental risks; commodity price, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations; environmental risks; competition; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; regulatory investigations; and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws and environmental regulations. There is a specific risk that the Company may not be able to complete the 2013 seismic program. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on other factors that could affect the operations or financial results of Petromanas are included in reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities, including but not limited to; Petromanas' Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2011 which may be accessed on Petromanas' SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and Petromanas undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws. Neither 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. SOURCE Petromanas Energy Inc. Glenn McNamara, CEO Bill Cummins, CFO Petromanas Energy Inc. Suite 1720, 734 - 7th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 3P8 Tel: +1 403 457 4400 Fax: +1 403 457 4480 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.petromanas.com Nick Hurst The Equicom Group 300 - 5th Avenue SW, 10th Floor Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 3C4 Tel: +1 403 218 2835 Fax: +1 403 218 2830 Email:email@example.com To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2013/13/c5790.html CO: Petromanas Energy Inc. ST: Alberta NI: OIL -0- Aug/14/2013 02:47 GMT
Petromanas Energy Inc. Comments on Helicopter Incident in Albania
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