Sales and result update fourth quarter and full year 2014


The growth in sales from Tethys’ production in the Sultanate of Oman
continued in the fourth quarter 2014, and the company reports record net
sales of MSEK 1,046 for the full year 2014. The increasingly stronger
USD to the SEK during the fourth quarter has positively affected the
company’s liquidity. The book value of the producing assets in Lithuania
is written off completely following the sharp drop in oil prices.


Tethys Oil’s net sales amounted during the fourth quarter 2014 to MSEK
310 and to MSEK 1,046 during the full year 2014. The average selling
price during the quarter was USD 97.1 per barrel and 434,035 barrels
were sold. The average selling price during 2014 was USD 103.9 per
barrel and 1,464,228 barrels were sold. As per 31 December 2014, the
overlift position amounted to 12,828 barrels (underlift of 27,188
barrels as per 30 September 2014). All oil sales relate to Blocks
3&4 in Oman, where Tethys Oil holds 30 per cent of the licence.

 

| Tethys Oil’s share Blocks 3&4 | Net sales of oil and gas (MSEK) | Average
selling price (USD/bbl) | Net sales (bbl)* | Production (bbl)** |
Over-/underlift (bbl)*** | 
| Q4 2014 | 310 | 97.1 | 434,035 | 757,730 | 12,828 |
| Q3 2014 | 296 | 107.6 | 399,352 | 762,375 | -27,188 |
| Q2 2014 | 245 | 105.9 | 350,059 | 647,569 | -30,105 |
| Q1 2014 | 195 | 106.6 | 280,782 | 597,979 | -43,428 |
| Q4 2013 | 193 | 108.5 | 271,175 | 488,522 | -13,261 |
| Full year 2014 | 1,046 | 103.9 | 1,464,228 | 2,765,654 | 12,828 |
| Full year 2013 | 592 | 106.6 | 850,926 | 1,663,069 | -13,261 |

 

* After government take

** Before government take

*** Volumes sold do not always correspond to Tethys Oil’s share of
production after government take during a period. The difference is
called over-/underlift. The over-/underlift position is stated as per
the end of each quarter. Underlift is stated as a negative number.

The majority of cash and cash equivalents are kept in USD, which has
appreciated against the SEK during the fourth quarter from 7.17 to 7.77
SEK per USD. The currency exchange effect on cash and cash equivalents
amounted during the fourth quarter 2014 to MSEK 40. Net cash as per 31
December 2014 amounted to MSEK 347 compared to MSEK 161 as per 30
September 2014.

Tethys Oil will in the fourth quarter of 2014 report a complete write
down of the producing assets at the Gargzdai licence in Lithuania
amounting to MSEK 127, which will negatively impact the net result. The
non-cash write down is a consequence of the significantly lower oil
prices. The result from the marginal Lithuanian production is reported
in the Group’s income statement as net profit/loss from associates.

Year-end report 2014 (January – December 2014) will be published on 10
February 2015.

 

For further information, please contact

Magnus Nordin, Managing Director, phone +46 70 576 6555;
magnus@tethysoil.com

Morgan Sadarangani, CFO, phone +46 8 505 947 01; morgan@tethysoil.com

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The information in this press release has been made public by the
Company in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the
Financial Instruments Trading Act.

 

Tethys Oil AB (publ)

Tethys Oil is a Swedish energy company focused on exploration and
production of oil and natural gas. Tethys Oil’s core area is Oman, where
the company is one of the largest onshore oil and gas concession
holders. Tethys Oil also has exploration and production assets onshore
France and Lithuania. The shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TETY).

Website: www.tethysoil.com

About Tethys Oil

Tethys Oil is a Swedish oil company with focus on onshore areas with known oil discoveries. Tethys Oil's core area is Oman, where the company holds 2P Reserves of 25 mmbo and 2C Contingent Resources of 13 mmbo and had an average oil production of 11,767 barrels per day from Blocks 3&4 during 2018. Tethys Oil also has onshore exploration licences in Lithuania and France and some production in Lithuania. The shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TETY).