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Second quarter and half year report ending 30 June 2016

2016-08-16T07:30:00 CET

Second quarter 2016

  • Production amounted to 12,164 barrels per day, which is in line with the first quarter 2016. The production has been negatively affected by planned maintenance work continued from the first quarter 2016
  • Revenue amounted to MUSD 21, up 5 per cent compared to first quarter 2016
  • EBITDA amounted to MUSD 8, down 18 per cent compared to first quarter 2016
  • Net result amounted to MUSD -3, down from first quarter 2016
  • Earnings per share amounted to USD -0.08 during second quarter 2016
  • Dividend of SEK 1.00 per share amounting to MUSD 4 was distributed to shareholders during the second quarter 2016
 

 

MUSD (unless specifically stated) 
Second quarter 2016 First quarter 2016 Second quarter 2015
       
Net daily production before government take (bbl) 12,164 12,212 9,434
Net barrels sold, after government take (bbl) 740,844 531,918 545,019
       
Average selling price per barrel, USD 35.88 35.70 57.77
       
Revenue 21 20 26
EBITDA 8 10 15
Operating result -3 -1 7
Result for the period -3 -2 4
Net cash 41 45 39
Investments in oil and gas properties 9 15 6
       
Earnings per share, USD -0.08 -0.07 0.13

 

 

MUSD (unless specifically stated) 
First

half

2016
First half 2015
     
Net daily production before government take (bbl) 12,188 9,075
Net barrels sold, after government take (bbl) 1,272,762 853,911
     
Average selling price per barrel, USD 35.80 59.95
     
Revenue 40 51
EBITDA 19 27
Operating result -3 12
Result for the period -5 12
Net cash 41 39
Investments in oil and gas properties 24 22
     
Earnings per share, USD -0.15 0.34

Starting 1 January 2016, the Tethys Oil group presents the financial reports in USD. Please note that all comparative financials have been restated. For further information, please see Accounting principles on page 14.

Letter to shareholders

Dear friends and investors,

it is a pleasure to report a continued solid operational and financial performance for Tethys Oil. We produced over 12,000 barrels of oil per day, which was in line with our production in the first quarter, even though our producing fields on Blocks 3 and 4 in Oman were partially shut down for planned maintenance.

Robust balance sheet

In the second quarter, we report revenue of MUSD 21, up 5 per cent quarter on quarter. Our EBITDA for the quarter amounted to MUSD 8, a decrease quarter on quarter after slightly higher operating costs. We invested MUSD 9 in oil and gas assets during the second quarter 2016, and again we report positive cash flow after investments of MUSD 2. Our net result this quarter was negative amounting to MUSD -3. Our net cash stood at MUSD 41 as per 30 June 2016.

Stronger macro environment

An element of stability and possibly predictability returned to the industry in the course of the second quarter as oil prices increased and volatility dropped. A price range for Brent oil of between USD 40-50 per barrel emerged, a price at which our producing assets in Oman generate strong profitability and cash flow. As we have a two months lag in our selling price, our average selling price in the second quarter was in line with the first quarter. We will see the benefit of the price increase in the third quarter.

Infrastructure on Blocks 3 and 4 upgraded

Planned maintenance work was carried out on all three fields on Blocks 3 and 4 during the first half of 2016. The maintenance work caused some temporary shut downs of the fields, which had a limited impact on production. The main objectives of the maintenance work were to verify asset integrity of the systems and to add and change components. The assets are now fully served to handle present and future volumes.

Outlook

The new oil price environment favours consolidation and forward looking. For Tethys Oil, this is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the organisation, recruit new colleagues and expand the data base, to broaden the long term outlook and implement a more systematic approach to surveying opportunities within the industry. We would expect more corporate transactions in general in the oil industry in the second half of 2016, as the expectations of price recovery for underfunded projects are not fulfilled and the lack of available capital firmly establishes a buyer's market. We are calmly, collectedly and systematically evaluating possibilities to expand our portfolio of value creating projects.

Blocks 3 and 4 in Oman are maturing as we gain an increasing understanding of our producing plays, resulting in even better predictability and enhanced ability to map out further opportunities. A number of far field exploration and appraisal opportunities remain, and we gain a better and better understanding of where they may be located. We have ample seismic coverage, and from a staff point of view, Tethys Oil has never been stronger. We take advantage of the overall lower cost environment to cleverly and systematically mature prospects and develop play concepts.

So stay with us, time is on our side and we intend to continue to share our strong balance sheet with our investors as we let our other strengths play out within our chosen industry!

Stockholm in August 2016

Magnus Nordin

Managing director

Conference call

Date: 2016-08-16

Time: 10.00 CET

To participate in the conference call you may choose one of the following options:

To participate via phone, please call:

Sweden: +46 8 505 564 74

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For further information, please contact:

Magnus Nordin, managing director, phone: +46 8 505 947 00

Morgan Sadarangani, CFO, phone: +46 8 505 947 00

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Om Tethys Oil

Tethys Oil är ett svenskt oljebolag med fokus på onshoreområden med kända oljefynd. Tethys kärnområde är Oman, där bolaget har 22 miljoner fat i bevisade och sannolika oljereserver och 17 miljoner fat i betingade resurser 2C. Under 2017 hade Tethys Oil en genomsnittlig oljeproduktion om 12 162 fat om dagen från Block 3&4. Tethys Oil har också prospekteringstillgångar onshore Frankrike och Litauen och viss produktion i Litauen. Aktierna är noterade på Nasdaq Stockholm (TETY).