Tethys Oil has been informed by the operator of Block 3 and 4, that due to an inadvertent fiscal metering calibration problem, an over-reporting of exported oil from Blocks 3 and 4 during the period August 2010 until February 2016 occurred. Tethys Oil estimates that its share of the overestimated volume of oil amounts to 157,000 barrels (before government take). To rectify the over-reported quantity of delivered oil, the Blocks 3 and 4 partners have agreed with the pipeline operator and the Ministry of Oil and Gas to repay the over-lifted amount in cash. Tethys Oil estimates, that Tethys Oil’s share of the cash repayment, will amount to approximately MUSD 5.9, which consequently will reduce Tethys Oil’s fourth quarter 2016 revenue and result with that amount. The mechanism for the settlement details are being discussed, but Tethys Oil expects that the final settlement will reflect the relevant agreements. Tethys Oil estimates that the negative undiscounted net cash effect for Tethys Oil will be less than MUSD 1.4.
Tethys Oil AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Tethys Oil Block 3 and 4 Ltd, has a 30 per cent interest in Blocks 3 and 4. Partners are Mitsui E&P Middle East B.V. with 20 per cent and the operator CC Energy Development S.A.L. (Oman branch) holding the remaining 50 per cent.
For further information, please contact
Magnus Nordin, Managing Director, phone +46 8 505 947 00
This information is information that Tethys Oil AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 7:15 CET on 14 February 2017.
Tethys Oil AB (publ)
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 18 mmbo and has oil production of about 12,000 barrels per day from Blocks 3 and 4. Tethys Oil also has onshore exploration licences in Lithuania and France and some production in Lithuania. The shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TETY).