Erin Energy Corporation - Provides Operational UpdateRelease Date: 09/06/2015 15:00:00 Code(s): ERN
Erin Energy Corporation
(Formerly CAMAC Energy Inc)
(Incorporated and registered in Delaware, United States of America)
Share code on the NYSE MKT: ERN
Share code on the JSE: ERN
(?Erin Energy? or ?the Company?)
Erin Energy Provides Operational Update
Progress continues across asset portfolio
HOUSTON June 9, 2015 ? Erin Energy Corporation (?Erin Energy? or the ?Company?) (NYSE
MKT: ERN) (JSE: ERN) today provided an update of its current operations.
Kase Lawal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented: ?With the success of the Oyo-8
well and impending tie-in of the Oyo-7 well, we are very pleased with our current operations in
Nigeria and the progression of our work program across our entire asset portfolio. The
operational team?s advancement of the work program in Ghana is remarkable and we are
excited that Ghana is looking to be a very near-term source of significant value for our
Company. We continue to advance both the exploration and development programs on our
assets; we are building on our success and are well positioned to continue growth in 2015.?
The Company is continuing the completion operations on the Oyo-7 well, and production from
the well is expected to commence by mid-June.
The Oyo-8 well?s performance has been exceptional, and the well is now producing at a
stabilized rate of more than 7,200 barrels of oil per day. Further, the Company has begun
discussions on rig availability for its planned drilling campaign, consisting of Erin Energy?s first
exploration well in the Miocene formation later this year, the Oyo-9 development well in 1H
2016, and a water injection well to further enhance production from the Oyo field. At the core of
its near-term offshore exploration program in Nigeria, Erin Energy has four drill-ready
exploration prospects, with combined recoverable P50 resources of approximately three billion
barrels of oil equivalent (83% oil).
The Company has completed the static and dynamic modelling of the three previously
discovered oil fields in its Expanded Shallow Water Tano block, which has resulted in sizeable
oil and gas in-place volumes. Erin Energy continues to work with an independent reservoir
engineering firm and is creating development scenarios for the block and running preliminary
economics on the volumes. Based on these initial results, the Company expects to declare
commerciality no later than September 2015.
Erin Energy recently met with the government of The Gambia to review the Company?s work
plan, which includes a 3D seismic acquisition this year in blocks A2 and A5 and the drilling of an
exploration well in early 2018. Permits have been granted, and the Company expects to
commence the 3D seismic acquisition in early July 2015.
In light of recent offshore Senegal oil discoveries, which are on-trend with the Company?s A2
block, Erin Energy continues to receive interest from potential partners and is in advanced
discussions with potential farminees.
The Company has completed preliminary interpretation of the seismic data acquired on blocks
L1b and L16 and has identified several promising leads. Based on the results of the data
interpretation, Erin Energy has met with the government of Kenya and has requested approval
to move into the first exploration extension period on both blocks.
Erin Energy Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company
focused on energy resources in sub-Saharan Africa. Its asset portfolio consists of 9 licenses
across 4 countries covering an area of 43,000 square kilometers (10 million acres), including
current production and other exploration projects offshore Nigeria, as well as exploration
licenses offshore Ghana, Kenya and Gambia, and onshore Kenya. Erin Energy is
headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is listed on the New York and Johannesburg Stock
Exchanges under the ticker symbol ERN. More information about Erin Energy can be found at
This news release contains ?forward-looking statements? within the meaning of Section 27A of
the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All
statements, other than statements of historical fact, concerning activities, events or
developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future
are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in
these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they involve assumptions, risks and
uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect.
The Company?s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in these
forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including the Company?s ability to
successfully finance, drill, produce and/or develop the wells and prospects identified in this
release, and risks and other risk factors discussed in the Company?s periodic reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are expressly
qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. You should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their respective dates. The Company
undertakes no duty to update these forward-looking statements.
This press release refers to prospective resources, including recoverable resources and
resources in place. The Securities and Exchange Commission (?SEC?) permits oil and gas
companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only ?reserves,? as that term is defined
under SEC rules. Prospective resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as at a
given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of
future development projects. Prospective resources have both an associated chance of
discovery and a chance of development. Investors should not assume there will be any
discovery associated with prospective resources, or that any discovery will be economically
drillable or ever be upgraded into reserves.
Source: Erin Energy Corporation
Chris du Toit, +27 11 593 7301
Lionel McBee, +1 713 797 2960
Sasfin Capital (a division of Sasfin Bank Limited)
9 June 2015
Date: 09/06/2015 03:00:00 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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