Oando Energy Resources announces second quarter results

 CALGARY, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Oando Energy Resources Inc. ("OER" or the  "Company") (TSX:OER), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and  production in Nigeria, today announced financial and operating results for the  six month period ended June 30, 2014. The unaudited financial statements,  notes and management's discussion and analysis pertaining to the period are  available on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval  ("SEDAR") at www.sedar.com and by visiting www.oandoenergyresources.com. All  monetary figures reported herein are U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated.  Operational Highlights            --  Production from existing assets for the six months ended June             30, 2014 was 821,786 bbls (an average of 4,540 barrels per day)             compared to 687,757 bbls (an average of 3,800 barrels per day)             for the comparative period primarily as a result of improved             well optimization at OML 125;         --  The average net sales price of $76.18/bbl for the six months             ended June 30, 2014 declined by 20.3% from $95.64/bbl in the             comparative period;         --  Progressed construction of the 45,000 bbls/d Umugini pipeline,             designed as an alternative evacuation route for the OML 56             (Ebendo Field) asset, with a target completion date of Q4,             2014; and         --  Completion of the $1.5 Billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips'             Nigeria Business Unit (the COP Acquisition).  Financial Highlights                                                                                 US$'000, except production                     Six Months Ended June 30     and per share data                             (unless otherwise noted)                                                   2014                 2013     Revenue                                     62,603               65,774     Barrels of oil produced            (bbl)                                      821,786              687,757                                                              Average sales price per            barrel (Gross)                              108.79               109.00                                                              Average sales price per            barrel (Net, Including     unrecognized revenue)                        91.25                95.64     Average sales price per            barrel (Net)                                 76.18                95.64     Cash flows from operating          activities                                (11,220)             (22,171)     Comprehensive income/(loss)              (177,549)              (8,866)     Net income/(loss) per share:       Basic                                       (0.41)               (0.08)     Net income/(loss) per share:       Diluted                                     (0.41)               (0.08)     Total assets                             1,662,142            1,299,422     Total non-current Financial        liabilities                                245,925              275,195                                                                                     --  The average net sales price of $76.18/bbl for the six months             ended June 30, 2014 declined by 20.3% from $95.64/bbl in the             comparative period, due to the non-recognition of $13.0 million             in revenues related to excessive liftings' by the NNPC at OML             125. If the unrecognised revenues of $13.0 million related to             excessive NNPC liftings' at OML 125 was recognized, the net             average sales price per barrel would be $91.25 for the six             months ended June 30, 2014.         --  Cash outflow from operating activities for the six months ended             June 30, 2014 was $11.2 million, compared to $22.2 million in             the comparative prior year period.         --  For the six months ended June 30, 2014 revenue declined from             the comparative period by $3.2 million. During this period,             lower realized net sales prices reduced revenues by $13.4             million and increased production increased revenues by $10.2             million.  Lower revenues from lower realized net sales prices             were primarily due to $13.0 million in unrecognized revenue at             OML 125.  Increases in production were due primarily to             increased production at OML 125 and the Ebendo Field (OML 56).             OML 125 production increased by 17% to 651,000 bbls in the six             months ended June 30, 2014 from 557,000 bbls in the comparative             period. The Ebendo Field (OML 56) production increased by 30%             to 171,000 bbls in the six months ended June 30, 2014 from             131,000 bbls in the comparative period.         --  The $177.5 million loss is attributed to the following:       o Fair value loss on financial instruments of $106.9 million in the         quarter driven primarily by warrants and equity conversion rights         held by Oando PLC, these losses were recognised due to the large         swing in OER's share price from CA$ 1.31 per share on 31st March,         2014 to CA$ 1.90 per share on 30 June, 2014 and PLC's right to         convert at CA$ 1.57 per share;       o $30.7 million financing fee due to Oando PLC, which was recognised         as a finance expense for the six months period;       o Non-recurring G&A cost of $27.3 million due to the COP acquisition;         and       o Unrecognized revenue of $13.0 million from production at OML 125         related to excessive liftings' by the NNPC.         --  Capital expenditures for the six months ended June 30, 2014             were $66.9 million, compared to $44.7 million for comparative             period.  Subsequent Events  On July 30, 2014, the Corporation completed the acquisition of ConocoPhillips  Nigerian business unit, with an effective date of January 1, 2012.  The final  purchase consideration for the Acquisition transferred on July 30, 2014, net  of working capital adjustments, transaction costs, purchase price adjustments  was $1.5 Billion. The total reserves and resources associated with this  transaction are; Proved plus Probable Reserves of 211.6 million barrels oil  equivalent ("MMboe"); Best Estimate Contingent Resources of 498.6 MMboe;  Unrisked Best Prospective Resources of 656.9 MMboe.  "This half year we have witnessed a 20% growth in production against last  year, due to optimization processes on our current producing assets". said  CEO, Pade Durotoye, "we are truly excited at the 9 fold ramp up in production  that we are experiencing in H2, 2014 as well as a much larger corporation, as  a result of our completion of the acquisition of the ConocoPhillips Nigeria  business unit, our immediate outlook will be to integrate the systems,  processes and people towards growing the business and creating true value for  our shareholders".  Selected Quarterly Results                                         For the three months ended     (US$ '000, except        June 30  March 31 December 31 September 30     [production and]per     share                       2014      2014        2013         2013     data)     Production (bbls)        413,985   407,802     406,029      363,032     Total Revenue             30,440    32,163      23,976       37,461     Net Income for the     (137,668)  (39,881)    (41,008)       11,645     Period     Earnings Per Share        (0.24)    (0.14)      (0.32)         0.12     Diluted Earnings Per      (0.24)    (0.14)      (0.32)         0.12     Share     Capital Expenditures      24,355    42,550      45,573       29,684     Total Assets           1,662,142 1,689,937   1,299,422    1,223,808     Total Non-Current        245,925   274,812     275,195      206,150     Liabilities        OPERATIONAL UPDATE  OML 125 (Abo Field)  Budgeted capital expenditures for OML 125 for the six months ended June 30,  2014 was $26.6 million. The Corporation incurred expenditures of $40.7 million  during the first six months of the year on Abo 8 and Abo 12 drilling and  completion activities, FPSO revamp and Abo 3 flow line de-sanding.  Abo 8 re-entry and completion was budgeted at $9.1 million with actual  expenditure incurred to date being $5.8 million with remedial works still  ongoing to put the well back on stream. Abo 12 drilling and completion was  budgeted at $12.9 million for the first half of the year. Actual expenditure  to date of $20 million has been incurred. The increase in expenditure was as a  result of a delay in completion costs. The well is temporarily plugged pending  planned hook up in 2015.  Abo 3 flow line de-sanding costs of $5.5 million was incurred during the first  six months of the year but was not budgeted for in 2014. This expenditure was  incurred as a result of plugged flow lines from sand production. Remedial  works are ongoing to put well back on stream.  FPSO revamp activities were planned for the fourth quarter of 2014 at a budget  of $4.5 million. However, this expenditure was incurred during the first six  months of the year at a cost of $5.6 million.  OML 56 (Ebendo Field)  Budgeted capital expenditures for OML 56 for the six months ended June 30,  2014 was $11 million. The Corporation spent $9.2 on Umugini pipeline  construction and Ebendo Well 7 drilling and completion activities and flow  station de-bottlenecking.  The Umugini pipeline project over the course of the year has achieved  completion milestones around fiber optic cable laying and pipeline works and  projected delivery date remain to be completed during the fourth quarter of  2014. Ebedo Well 7 was successfully drilled and completed on the 1(st) of  April 2014. The well has since been shut in pending completion of Umugini  pipeline. The Akri-Kwale flow lines were also de-bottlenecked during the first  six months of the year to increase crude production capacity for the field.  The cost of de-bottlenecking was $1.1 million.  OML 13 (Qua Ibo Field)  Budgeted capital expenditures for OML 13 - Qua Ibo field were set at $40.6  million for 2014.  In the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Corporation  incurred capital expenditures of about $9.4 million on pipeline and facility  costs as well as flow station construction. Oil production from the Qua Ibo  field's D5 reservoir is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014  after the commissioning of a crude processing facility which is currently  under construction and should be finalized in the third quarter of 2014.  Production from the C4 reservoir of the Qua Ibo is expected to commence in the  first quarter of 2015.  OML 134 (Oberan Field)  Budgeted capital expenditures for OML 134 were set at $7.4 million for 2014.   In the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Corporation paid $7 million of the  costs incurred on exploratory activities related to the Mindiogboro prospect.  Based on results from the drilling of the exploration well into the  Mindiogboro prospect, the Corporation plans to continue geological,  geophysical, and environmental studies in 2015.  OML 90 (Akepo Field) and Blocks 5 & 12, EEZ of São Tomé & Príncipe  Budgeted capital expenditures for OML 90 and Block 5 and 12, EEZ of Sao Tome &  Principe were set at $2.0 million and $5.2 million, respectively, for 2014. No  significant capital expenditures were incurred in these fields in the six  months ended June 30, 2014.  For OML 90, planned capital expenditures to  develop an evacuation route for crude production remain.  For Blocks 5 & 12,  planned capital expenditures related to a four year work programme of 2D and  3D seismic acquisition and studies remains.  About Oando Energy Resources Inc. (OER)  OER currently has a broad suite of producing, development and exploration  assets in the Gulf of Guinea (predominantly in Nigeria).  OER's sales  production was 41,071 boe/d in 2013 and 44,512 boe/d in the first half of 2014.  Reserves and resources attributable to OER as of July 31, 2014 include Proved  plus Probable reserves of 230.6 MMboe, Best Estimate Contingent Resources of  547.3 MMboe and Risked Best Prospective Resources of 525.2 MMboe.  OER has been specifically structured to take advantage of current  opportunities for indigenous companies in Nigeria, which currently has the  largest population in Africa, and one of the largest oil and gas resources in  Africa.  Cautionary Statements  Oil and Gas Equivalents  Production information is commonly reported in units of barrel of oil  equivalent ("boe" or "Mboe" or "MMboe") or in units of natural gas equivalent  ("Mcfe" or "MMcfe" or Bcfe"). However, boe's or Mcfe's may be misleading,  particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf = 1 barrel,  or a Mcfe conversion ratio of 1 barrel = 6 Mcf, is based on an energy  equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does  not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Readers are cautioned that  boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.  Forward Looking Statements:  This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking  information within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  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  or statements.  In particular, this news release contains forward-looking  statements relating to intended acquisitions.  Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which  such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, undue reliance  should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because  the Company can give no assurance that such statements and information will  prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and 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: risks  related to international operations, the integration of assets acquired under  the COP acquisition, the actual results of current exploration and drilling  activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined and  the future price of crude oil. Accordingly, readers should not place undue  reliance on the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the  foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.  Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the  Company's financial results are included in reports on file with applicable  securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR  website (www.sedar.com) under the Company. The forward-looking statements and  information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and  the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any  forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new  information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable  securities laws.    SOURCE  Oando Energy Resources Inc.  Contact Information:  Pade Durotoye, CEO Oando Energy Resources Inc.  pdurotoye@oandoenergyresources.com +1 403-561-1713  Tokunboh Akindele Head Investor Relations Oando Energy Resources Inc.  takindele@oandoenergyresources.com +1 403-560-7450  David Feick Investor Relations +1 403-218-2839 dfeick@tmxequicom.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2014/15/c7279.html  CO: Oando Energy Resources Inc. ST: Alberta NI: OIL ERN  
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