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Oando Plc - Oando Energy Resources Announces Second Quarter Results

Release Date: 18/08/2014 07:05:00      Code(s): OAO     
Oando PLC
(Incorporated in Nigeria and registered as an external company in South Africa)
External Registration number: RC 6474
Company registration number: 2005/038824/10
Share Code on the JSE Limited: OAO
Share Code on the Nigerian Stock Exchange: UNTP
ISIN: NGOANDO00002
(?Oando? or the ?Company?)

               OANDO ENERGY RESOURCES ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

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CALGARY, ALBERTA, AUGUST 15, 2014 ? 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



                                                                            Six Months Ended June 30
US$?000, except production 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
                                                                             91.25               95.64
revenue)
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
                                                                                              September
 (US$ ?000, except [production                June 30         March 31     December 31               30
 and] per share data)
                                                  2014             2014             2013           2013
 Production (bbls)                             413,985         407,802          406,029          363,032
 Total Revenue                                  30,440           32,163           23,976          37,461
 Net Income for the Period                   (137,668)         (39,881)         (41,008)          11,645
 Earnings Per Share                              (0.24)           (0.14)           (0.32)           0.12
 Diluted Earnings Per Share                      (0.24)           (0.14)           (0.32)           0.12
 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 Liabilities                 245,925         274,812          275,195          206,150



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 S?o Tome & Principe

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.
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

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Lagos
18 August 2014

JSE Sponsor
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