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Volga Gas Plc LSE:VGAS London Ordinary Share GB00B1VN4809 ORD 1P
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  +0.00p +0.00% 34.00p 33.00p 35.00p - - - 0 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Oil & Gas Producers 36.0 8.3 8.1 4.3 27

Volga Gas PLC DRILLING UPDATE AND PRODUCTION REPORT FOR JUNE 19

02/07/2019 1:19pm

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Volga Gas plc

("Volga Gas", the "Company" or the "Group")

DRILLING UPDATE AND

PRODUCTION REPORT FOR JUNE 2019

Volga Gas plc, the oil and gas exploration and production group operating in the Volga Region of Russia, is pleased to provide the following update on its average production volumes for May 2019.

Drilling Update

Drilling of Uzen 4 horizontal sidetrack into the shallower Albian reservoir commenced on 16(th) March and completed on 1(st) June. The total meters drilled in the sidetrack was 1,132 meters including a 407 meters horizontal section at vertical depth of 795 meters. Initial flow testing resulted in gas and oil production, testing commenced during June and is to be continued in July for further hydrodynamic measurements.

Production Report

The average production in June 2019 was 6,190 barrels of oil equivalent per day (46.6% higher than May 2019). As Gazprom's pipeline maintenance programme was completed in May 2019, production levels during June 2019 returned to normal planned operational levels.

Average production comprised:

 
               June 2019     May 2019     Jan-June 2019 
                Average       Average        Average 
 Gas:         21.7 mmcfd    13.6 mmcfd     20.0 mmcfd 
 Condensate    1,808 bpd     1,228 bpd      1,525 bpd 
 Oil            426 bpd       468 bpd        419 bpd 
 LPG            332 bpd       257 bpd        352 bpd 
 Total        6,190 boepd   4,221 boepd    5,634 boepd 
 

Management's expectation for 2019 for production to average 5,900 boe per day including LPG volumes remains unchanged.

Production data is based on preliminary monthly production reports prepared for the purposes of submissions to tax authorities for Mineral Extraction Tax purposes.

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

For further information, please contact:

 
 Volga Gas plc 
                                                +7 (903) 385 9889 
 Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive Officer         +7 (905) 381 4377 
  Vadim Son, Chief Financial Officer             +44 (0) 7824 884 
  Tony Alves, Investor Relations Consultant      342 
 
                                                +44 (0) 20 3470 
 S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP                0470 
 Richard Redmayne, Richard Morrison, Richard 
  Hail 
 
                                                +44 (0) 20 3727 
 FTI Consulting                                  1000 
 Alex Beagley, Fern Duncan 
 

Notes

The information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and verified by Mr. Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive Officer of Volga Gas plc, for the purposes of the Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas companies issued by the London Stock Exchange in June 2009. Mr. Andrey Zozulya holds a degree in Geophysics and Engineering from the Groznensky Oil & Gas Institute and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

The Company records production in metric tonnes (for oil and condensate) and in cubic metres (for gas). Conversions from metric to standard oil field units are used for illustrative purposes only and are based on the Company's estimate of the applicable ratios. The ratios used are 7.833 barrels per tonne for oil and 8.75 barrels per tonne for condensate and 11.735 barrels per tonne for LPG. Gas volumes are translated using 35.3 cubic feet per cubic meter and 6,000 cubic feet per barrel of oil equivalent.

Glossary

   bpd             Barrels per day 
   boepd         Barrels of oil equivalent per day 
   mmcfd         Millions of standard cubic feet per day 

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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