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Kyalla 117 N2-1 – Horizontal Drilling Commenced, Evaluation of Vertical Well Advances

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Kyalla 117 N2-1 – Horizontal Drilling Commenced, Evaluation of Vertical Well Advances

10 December 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG) is pleased to announce that drilling of the horizontal section of the Kyalla 117 N2-1H appraisal well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Australia has commenced, along with the advancement of the vertical well evaluation.

 Drilling of the Kyalla 117 N2-1H horizontal well has commenced

  • The JV has elected to land the horizontal well within the Lower Kyalla shale, at a depth of ~1800mTVD.
  • The horizontal section will be drilled for approximately 1,000-2,000 metres.
  • On completion of drilling, the horizontal section will be fracture stimulated and production tested.

 Evaluation of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 vertical well advances

  • Three source rock reservoir (“SRR”) sections are identified within the Kyalla Shale Formation, characterised as the Lower, Middle and Upper Kyalla.
  • The thickness of the entire Kyalla Shale Formation measured almost 900 metres.
  • Gross thickness of each SRR interval is between 75 and 125 metres.
  • Each SRR exhibited elevated gas shows with relatively high C3, C4 and C5
  • Diagnostic fracture injection tests (“DFITs”) were performed on each SRR.

 

Ongoing analysis of conventional cores acquired in each of the Upper and Lower Kyalla reservoir sections, along with sidewall cores, DFITs and extensive wireline logging, will enable a full-scale evaluation of prospectivity of the Kyalla Formation in the central part of the Beetaloo Sub-Basin.

 

Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon commented:

“Ongoing evaluation of the of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 vertical appraisal well is very encouraging. The drilling of a 1,000-2,000 metre horizontal well in the Lower Kyalla shale has started and we will continue to update the market as soon as more results become available”.

 

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CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Cenkos Securities plc (NOMAD & Broker)
Neil McDonald / Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

 

This announcement has been reviewed by Dr. Gábor Bada, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd’s Head of Technical Operations. Dr. Bada obtained his geology degree at the Eötvös L. University in Budapest, Hungary and his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of AAPG.

 

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited is a c. 98% subsidiary of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

 

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

 

Glossary of terms

JV                                           Joint venture between Origin Energy 70% and Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Ltd. 30%

LNG                                       Liquefied natural gas

MW                                        Megawatt

TVD                                        True Vertical Depth

  

Advisory regarding forward looking statements

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “projects”, “dependent”, “potential”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “outlook”, “budget”, “hope”, “support” or the negative of those terms or similar words suggesting future outcomes.  This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  Such information may include, but is not limited to, comments made with respect to the type, number, schedule, stimulating, testing and objectives of the wells to be drilled in the Beetaloo Sub-basin Australia, the prospectivity of the Middle Velkerri and Kyalla plays and the prospect of the exploration programme being brought to commerciality,  risks associated with fluctuations in market prices for shale gas; risks related to the exploration, development and production of shale gas reserves; general economic, market and business conditions; substantial capital requirements; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of reserves and resources; extent of, and cost of compliance with, government laws and regulations and the effect of changes in such laws and regulations; the need to obtain regulatory approvals before development commences; environmental risks and hazards and the cost of compliance with environmental regulations; aboriginal claims; inherent risks and hazards with operations such as mechanical or pipe failure, cratering and other dangerous conditions; potential cost overruns, drilling wells is speculative, often involving significant costs that may be more than estimated and may not result in any discoveries; variations in foreign exchange rates; competition for capital, equipment, new leases, pipeline capacity and skilled personnel; the failure of the holder of licenses, leases and permits to meet requirements of such; changes in royalty regimes; failure to accurately estimate abandonment and reclamation costs; inaccurate estimates and assumptions by management and their joint venture partners; effectiveness of internal controls; the potential lack of available drilling equipment; failure to obtain or keep key personnel; title deficiencies; geo-political risks; and risk of litigation.

 

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive and that these factors and risks are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements.  Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com, including under “Risk Factors” in the Annual Information Form.

 

Neither the 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.

Drilling data from Kyalla 117 N2-1 Vertical Well Very Encouraging

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Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

(“Falcon”)

 Drilling data from Kyalla 117 N2-1 Vertical Well Very Encouraging

20 November 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG) is pleased to announce that drilling of the vertical section of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 appraisal well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Australia has been completed to a vertical total depth (“TD”) of 1,895 metres.

Preliminary drilling data from the vertical section of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 appraisal well confirms:

  • The continuation of the regionally pervasive Kyalla Fm between the Beetaloo W-1 and Amungee NW-1H wells.
  • Elevated gas show with relatively high C3, C4 and C5 components were observed across the carbonaceous shales.

Other work carried out as part of this drilling operation included:

  • 45 metres of conventional coring was acquired in each of the Upper and Lower Kyalla reservoir sections.
  • Sidewall cores and extensive wireline logging have been acquired.

Horizontal drilling, stimulation and testing:

  • The JV is now preparing to drill the horizontal section within the Kyalla formation.
  • Horizontal drilling will commence following the final evaluation of the vertical well results.
  • Once completed, the horizontal section will be fracture stimulated, and production tested.
  • The JV has prepared for continued operations during the wet season.

 Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon commented:

“Preliminary results of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 vertical appraisal well represents an excellent re-start to the Beetaloo drilling program. The election by the JV to immediately proceed to the drilling of the horizontal section signifies the JV’s confidence in the potential of the Kyalla shale. Whilst it is still early days to fully understand reservoir characteristics and completion quality, drilling results to date are very encouraging. Electric logs calibrated by core analysis results together with the planned fracture stimulation of the horizontal section will give us a more quantitative view on this play. We look forward to updating the market as soon as more results become available”.

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CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Cenkos Securities plc (NOMAD & Broker)
Neil McDonald / Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

 

This announcement contains inside information.

This announcement has been reviewed by Dr. Gábor Bada, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd’s Head of Technical Operations. Dr. Bada obtained his geology degree at the Eötvös L. University in Budapest, Hungary and his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of AAPG.

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited is a c. 98% subsidiary of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

 About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

Glossary of terms

C3, C4 and C5 components Constituents of natural gas propane, butane and pentane, respectively

Fm                                           Formation

JV                                            Joint venture between Origin Energy 70% and Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Ltd. 30%

LNG                                         Liquefied natural gas

MW                                          Megawatt

  Advisory regarding forward looking statements

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “projects”, “dependent”, “potential”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “outlook”, “budget”, “hope”, “support” or the negative of those terms or similar words suggesting future outcomes.  This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  Such information may include, but is not limited to, comments made with respect to the type, number, schedule, stimulating, testing and objectives of the wells to be drilled in the Beetaloo Sub-basin Australia, the prospectivity of the Middle Velkerri and Kyalla plays and the prospect of the exploration programme being brought to commerciality,  risks associated with fluctuations in market prices for shale gas; risks related to the exploration, development and production of shale gas reserves; general economic, market and business conditions; substantial capital requirements; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of reserves and resources; extent of, and cost of compliance with, government laws and regulations and the effect of changes in such laws and regulations; the need to obtain regulatory approvals before development commences; environmental risks and hazards and the cost of compliance with environmental regulations; aboriginal claims; inherent risks and hazards with operations such as mechanical or pipe failure, cratering and other dangerous conditions; potential cost overruns, drilling wells is speculative, often involving significant costs that may be more than estimated and may not result in any discoveries; variations in foreign exchange rates; competition for capital, equipment, new leases, pipeline capacity and skilled personnel; the failure of the holder of licenses, leases and permits to meet requirements of such; changes in royalty regimes; failure to accurately estimate abandonment and reclamation costs; inaccurate estimates and assumptions by management and their joint venture partners; effectiveness of internal controls; the potential lack of available drilling equipment; failure to obtain or keep key personnel; title deficiencies; geo-political risks; and risk of litigation.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive and that these factors and risks are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements.  Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com, including under “Risk Factors” in the Annual Information Form.

Neither the 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.

Spudding of Kyalla 117 N2-1 Well

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Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

(“Falcon”)

Spudding of Kyalla 117 N2-1 Well

 

9 October 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG) is pleased to announce the spudding of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 appraisal well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Australia.

 

Highlights:

  • Kyalla 117 N2-1 is the first well in the Stage 2 drilling programme to target the Kyalla shale liquids rich gas play.
  • Located within Exploration Permit 117 approx. 32 kilometres north of the Beetaloo W-1 well.
  • A vertical pilot hole will target a total vertical depth of approximately 1,750 metres into the Kyalla Formation.
  • A subsequent horizontal section is planned for approximately 1,000 metres that will be drilled, completed, stimulated and production tested in the prospective Kyalla shale reservoir interval.
  • Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd (“Origin”), as Operator, will drill the Kyalla 117 N2-1 well.
  • Origin hold a participating interest of 70% and Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited hold the other 30% participating interest over the Beetaloo Exploration Permits, 76, 98 and 117.

 

The principal objectives for the drilling of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 well are to:

  • Penetrate the Kyalla Formation to assess hydrocarbon maturity, saturation and reservoir quality.
  • Provide further information on the areal distribution of the Kyalla Formation.
  • Collect data for subsequent horizontal drilling, completion, stimulation and production testing; including ability to flow liquids rich gas.

 

Formation evaluation, including reservoir characterisation, will be carried out through petrophysical interpretation, geo-mechanical studies and core analysis.

 

Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon commented:

 

“The spudding of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 appraisal well is an exciting development for Falcon and marks the re-commencement of the drilling programme with our JV partner. We look forward to updating the market as soon as results become available”.

 

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CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Cenkos Securities plc (NOMAD & Broker)
Neil McDonald / Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

 

This announcement has been reviewed by Dr. Gábor Bada, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd’s Head of Technical Operations. Dr. Bada obtained his geology degree at the Eötvös L. University in Budapest, Hungary and his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of AAPG.

 

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

 

Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited is a c. 98% subsidiary of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

 

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

 

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

 

www.originenergy.com.au

 

Glossary of terms

JV            Joint venture

LNG         Liquefied natural gas

MW        Megawatt

 

Advisory regarding forward looking statements

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “projects”, “dependent”, “potential”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “outlook”, “budget”, “hope”, “support” or the negative of those terms or similar words suggesting future outcomes.  This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  Such information may include, but is not limited to, comments made with respect to the type, number, schedule, stimulating, testing and objectives of the wells to be drilled in the Beetaloo Sub-basin Australia, the prospectivity of the Middle Velkerri and Kyalla plays and the prospect of the exploration programme being brought to commerciality,  risks associated with fluctuations in market prices for shale gas; risks related to the exploration, development and production of shale gas reserves; general economic, market and business conditions; substantial capital requirements; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of reserves and resources; extent of, and cost of compliance with, government laws and regulations and the effect of changes in such laws and regulations; the need to obtain regulatory approvals before development commences; environmental risks and hazards and the cost of compliance with environmental regulations; aboriginal claims; inherent risks and hazards with operations such as mechanical or pipe failure, cratering and other dangerous conditions; potential cost overruns, drilling wells is speculative, often involving significant costs that may be more than estimated and may not result in any discoveries; variations in foreign exchange rates; competition for capital, equipment, new leases, pipeline capacity and skilled personnel; the failure of the holder of licenses, leases and permits to meet requirements of such; changes in royalty regimes; failure to accurately estimate abandonment and reclamation costs; inaccurate estimates and assumptions by management and their joint venture partners; effectiveness of internal controls; the potential lack of available drilling equipment; failure to obtain or keep key personnel; title deficiencies; geo-political risks; and risk of litigation.

 

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive and that these factors and risks are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements.  Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com, including under “Risk Factors” in the Annual Information Form.

 

Neither the 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.

Kyalla 117 N2 Horizontal Appraisal Well EMP Approved

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FALCON OIL & GAS LTD.

(“Falcon”)

Kyalla 117 N2 Horizontal Appraisal Well EMP Approved

 

22 August 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, Euronext Growth: FAC) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Management Plan (“EMP”) for the Kyalla 117 N2 horizontal appraisal well, for the planned 2019 drilling, stimulation, and well testing prepared by Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd. (“Origin”) on behalf of the JV, has been approved by the Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Kyalla 117 N2 Horizontal Appraisal Well

  • The well is targeting the Kyalla shale liquids rich gas fairway
  • Construction of the well pad and related civil works is nearing completion
  • Drilling operations will commence in September

 

Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon, commented: 

“Today’s announcement relating to the approval of the Kyalla 117 N2 Well EMP targeting the Kyalla shale liquids rich gas fairway is an exciting development for Falcon shareholders. We look forward to the commencement of drilling operations.”

 

For further information, please contact:

CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Davy (NOMAD, Euronext Growth Advisor & Joint Broker)
John Frain / Barry Murphy +353 1 679 6363
RBC (Joint Broker)
Matthew Coakes / Martin Copeland +44 20 7653 4000
Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)
Neil McDonald/Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

 

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

 

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

 

Glossary of Terms

EMP                             Environmental Management Plan

JV                                 Joint Venture

 

Neither the 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.

 

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

Beetaloo Sub-Basin Operational Update

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FALCON OIL & GAS LTD.

(“Falcon”)

 Beetaloo Sub-Basin Operational Update

 

31 July 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, Euronext Growth: FAC) notes the operational update on the Beetaloo Sub-Basin provided by Origin Energy Limited as part of their June 2019 Quarterly Production Report, which reads as follows:

Preparatory work ongoing in the Beetaloo. Two horizontal appraisal wells planned in CY2019:

  • Kyalla liquids rich gas play – water extraction licence in place, drilling approval anticipated in August. Water bores drilled and access road and well pad construction nearing completion.
  • Velkerri liquids rich gas play – water extraction licence in place, water bore and access roads approved, awaiting well pad civils and drilling approval.

 

 Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon, commented: 

“We look forward to updating the market when the JV re-commences drilling in the highly prospective Beetaloo Sub-basin in 2019.”

 

For further information, please contact:

CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Davy (NOMAD, Euronext Growth Advisor & Joint Broker)
John Frain / Barry Murphy +353 1 679 6363
RBC (Joint Broker)
Matthew Coakes / Martin Copeland +44 20 7653 4000
Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)
Neil McDonald/Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

 

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

 

Neither the 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.

 

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

Kyalla 117 N2 Exploration Well EMP Accepted for Assessment

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FALCON OIL & GAS LTD.

(“Falcon”)

 Kyalla 117 N2 Exploration Well EMP Accepted for Assessment

3 May 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, Euronext Growth: FAC) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Management Plan (“EMP”) for the Kyalla 117 N2 Exploration well,  for the planned 2019 drilling, stimulation, and well testing prepared by Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd. (“Origin”) on behalf of the JV, has been accepted for assessment by the Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources (“DENR”).

The EMP’s 28 day consultation period opens from 3 May 2019 and has been published on the DENR website at the following link: https://denr.nt.gov.au/environment-information/onshore-gas-in-the-northern-territory/environment-management-plan.

The EMP provides detail on how Origin will ensure the environmental impacts and risks associated with its activities are reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable and acceptable. The EMP has been prepared with reference to regulatory obligations and relevant Inquiry recommendations that have underpinned the Code of Practice for Petroleum Activities in the Northern Territory.

All EMP decisions will be published on the DENR website, including a statement outlining the decision made.

Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon, commented: 

“Today’s announcement of acceptance for assessment of the Kyalla 117 N2 Exploration Well EMP targeting the Kyalla shale is an exciting development for Falcon shareholders as the JV prepares to re-commence drilling in the highly prospective Beetaloo Sub-basin in 2019. We look forward to updating the market as work progresses over the coming months.”

For further information, please contact:

CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
 
Davy (NOMAD, Euronext Growth Advisor & Joint Broker)
John Frain / Barry Murphy +353 1 679 6363
RBC (Joint Broker)
Matthew Coakes / Martin Copeland  +44 20 7653 4000
Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)
Neil McDonald/Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

 

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

Glossary of Terms

DENR                          Department of Environment and Natural Resources

EMP                             Environmental Management Plan

JV                                 Joint Venture

Neither the 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.

 Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

Extension of ORRI Call Option

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FALCON OIL & GAS LTD.

 Extension of ORRI Call Option

23 April 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, Euronext Growth: FAC) is pleased to announce that Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Ltd. (“Falcon”) has successfully negotiated a two-year extension of the call option (“the Extension”) to acquire it’s 30% portion of the 2% ORRI from the TOG Group. The Extension will be submitted to the Northern Territory Government, Australia, for review, approval and registration if required.

 Background

In December 2013, Falcon entered an agreement with the TOG Group to acquire 7% (seven-eighths) of their 8% private ORRI over the Beetaloo Sub-basin exploration permits. Falcon made a payment to the TOG Group of $5 million to acquire 5% (five-eighths) of their ORRI on completion of a Beetaloo farm-out transaction. The TOG Group granted Falcon and Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd. (“Origin”) a five-year call option in proportion to their Participating Interest to acquire a further 2% (two-eighths) of their ORRI for a payment of US$15 million. The TOG Group retains a 1% ORRI. The call option is due to expire on 22 August 2019.

The Extension highlights are as follows:

  • Allows Falcon to exercise its 30% share of the call option up to and including 31 August 2021.
  • Falcon to pay US$500,000 to the TOG Group for granting the Extension
  • The cost of exercising Falcon’s portion of the call option increases from US$4.5m to US$7.5m.

The Extension granted to Falcon does not change the rights or obligations for Origin under the original call option agreement.

Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon, commented: 

“Falcon had originally envisaged the call option decision would follow the completion of the Beetaloo work programme under the 2014 Farmin Agreement with Origin.  In consideration of the delays to the work programme due to the moratorium on hydraulic fracture stimulation in the Northern Territory, this two-year Extension enables Falcon to further progress the Beetaloo work program, allowing Falcon make a more informed decision with the additional work completed while providing greater financial flexibility over the next couple of years.”

This announcement contains inside information.

For further information, please contact:

CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Davy (NOMAD, Euronext Growth Advisor & Joint Broker’)
John Frain / Barry Murphy +353 1 679 6363
RBC (Joint Broker)
Matthew Coakes / Martin Copeland  +44 20 7653 4000
Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)
Neil McDonald/Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

 

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.1 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

Glossary of Terms

ORRI                            Overriding Royalty Interest over Exploration Permits 76, 98 and 117

Participating Interest   Falcon Australia – 30%, Origin – 70%

TOG Group                  Malcolm John Gerrard, Territory Oil & Gas LLC and Tom Dugan Family Partnership LLC

US$                              United States Dollar

Neither the 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.

 Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

 

2019 Beetaloo Drilling Programme – Rig Contract Signed

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FALCON OIL & GAS LTD.

(“Falcon)

 2019 Beetaloo Drilling Programme – Rig Contract Signed

21 January 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, ESM: FAC) is very pleased to announce that Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd. (“Origin”), our joint venture (“JV”) partner and Operator of the Beetaloo project, in the Northern Territory, Australia, has signed a rig contract with Ensign Australia Pty Ltd. for Rig 963 for the 2019 Stage 2 Beetaloo drilling programme, with an option to extend the contract into 2020.

2019 Stage 2 Beetaloo Drilling Programme

Subject to relevant approvals, and implementation of the exploration recommendations of the Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in the Northern Territory, the JV will evaluate the potential of the liquids-rich gas fairways in both the Kyalla and Velkerri plays. Exploration and appraisal activities include the drilling and hydraulic fracture stimulation of two horizontal wells. Together with the Velkerri B dry gas play discovered in 2016, this allows for the assessment of three plays, enabling the most commercially prospective play to be targeted for Stage 3 drilling during 2020.

Work has already commenced at some well sites, including water bore drilling and water monitoring, with drilling targeted to commence in June 2019.

The Stage 2 Cost Cap is approximately A$65m for the exploration and appraisal programme, including the drilling and hydraulic fracture stimulation costs of two horizontal wells.

Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon, commented: 

“Today’s announcement is an exciting development for Falcon shareholders as the JV prepares to commence drilling in the highly prospective Beetaloo Sub-basin. We look forward to updating the market as work progresses over the coming months.”

For further information, please contact:

CONTACT DETAILS:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. +353 1 676 8702
Philip O’Quigley, CEO +353 87 814 7042
Anne Flynn, CFO +353 1 676 9162
Davy (NOMAD & Joint Broker)
John Frain / Barry Murphy +353 1 679 6363
RBC (Joint Broker)
Matthew Coakes / Martin Copeland +44 20 7653 4000
Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)
Neil McDonald/Derrick Lee +44 131 220 9771

 

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is a leading Australian integrated energy company. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.2 million customer accounts, has approximately 6,000 MW of power generation capacity and is also a large natural gas supplier. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG under long term contracts.

www.originenergy.com.au

Glossary of Terms

A$                     Australian dollar

Cost Cap          The costs up to which Origin has agreed to fund 100%. Any costs incurred above the Cost Cap will be paid 70% by Origin and 30% by Falcon

Neither the 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.

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon’s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.