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Wednesday, 08/30/2023 9:15:27 PM

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 9:15:27 PM

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8/30/23


Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas

Eco has announced its results for the three months ended 30 June 2023.

Highlights:

Financials (as at 30 June 2023)

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of US$2.4 million and no debt.
Eco has cash and cash equivalents of US$4.7 million as at 30 August 2023.
The Company had total assets of US$53.31 million, total liabilities of US$3.56 million and total equity of US$49.75 million.

Operations:

Guyana

Post Period end, on 10 August 2023, the Company signed a Sale Purchase Agreement for its wholly owned subsidiary, Eco Guyana Oil and Gas (Barbados) Limited to acquire a 60% Operated Interest in Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana, through the acquisition of Tullow Guyana B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil Plc. in exchange for a combination of upfront cash and contingent consideration.
Eco, via its wholly owned subsidiary Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc, currently holds a 15% working interest in the Orinduik Block. On completion of the Transaction, which is subject to certain market-standard conditions precedent, including customary Government and JV partner approvals, Eco, as operator and majority interest holder in the Orinduik Block, intends to drive the exploration process and focus on its strategy to attract new partners to join the license and proactively engage in drilling.

South Africa

Block 3B/4B

Post period end, on 17 July 2023, the Company issued 1,200,000 shares to the Lunn Family Trust in place of the US$500,000 cash consideration due in respect of the acquisition of the 6.25% interest in Block3B/4B from the Lunn Family Trust as previously announced on 27 June 2022.
On 11 July 2023, the Company signed a legally binding Letter of Intent with Africa Oil to farm out a 6.25% Participating Interest in Block 3B/4B, offshore South Africa for up to US$10.5 million in cash. On 14 August 2023, the parties signed the final Assignment and Transfer agreement. Additional US$2.5m cash consideration is expected to be received upon Government of SA approval of the transfer, with the initial consideration of US$2.5m already having been received.
In March 2023, Africa Oil released a New Competent Person’s Resource Report confirming that the Block contains an estimated P50 Prospective Resources of approximately four billion barrels of oil equivalent (“BOE”), one Billion BOE net to Eco Atlantic prior to the sale of the aforementioned Participating Interest which is expected to complete shortly.
The JV partners continue to progress plans to conduct a two-well campaign on the Block in conjunction with progressing the collaborative farm out process, up to 55% gross working interest, with various potential parties.

Block 2B

On 15 November 2022, a Production Right Application to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa, for Block 2B, based on the existing oil discovery of AJ-1 and potential future operations was submitted by the JV Partners.
Eco continues to believe that Block 2B contains considerable hydrocarbon resources and looks forward to providing further updates as the Company looks to deliver value from the licence for all stakeholders.

Namibia

Following the significant drilling success in the area, Eco continues to receive third party interest in its strategic acreage position offshore Namibia.
The Company continues to assess farm out opportunities with its four licences in the region as it considers options for progressing exploration and commercial activity on its acreage.

Gil Holzman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eco Atlantic, commented:

“Our Q1 results serve as an important opportunity to remind investors of the strategic work which is happening across all areas of the portfolio. Recently announced deals in both South Africa and Guyana are examples of the team’s efforts to position the portfolio to continue creating high-impact catalysts for investors. I am excited for the future and look forward to progressing our work programmes across our entire Atlantic Margin portfolio.

These figures are neither here nor there but for investors there has much been going on beneath the waterline. Eco’s boys and girls have been very busy, in Guyana where they have evicted Tullow and should get that programme revitalised.

They have also been wheeling and dealing in South Africa on Block 3B/4B which I am most excited about being in a smart post code and very much in demand.

Eco remains a solid member of the Bucket List and patient shareholders should be rewarded if the current level of hard work proves anything like the potential in the CPR’s. At these levels it looks more and more like a ten-bagger every day.

The Company’s unaudited financial results and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended 30 June 2023 are available for download on the Company’s website at www.ecooilandgas.com and on Sedar at www.sedar.com.