Source - SMW
Lansdowne Oil & Gas posts a  loss after tax of £0.52 million for the six months to the end of June compared to a loss of £0.55 million for the first six months of 2015.

Group operating expenses for the first half of 2016 were £0.42 million compared to operating expenses of £0.51 million for the first six months of 2015.

Net finance expense was £0.1 million for the current period against net finance expense of £0.04 million for the first six months of 2015.

Cash balances at 30 June 2016 were £0.83 million (31 December 2015: £0.32 million).

Total equity attributable to the ordinary shareholders of the Group has decreased from £24.87 million as at 30 June 2015 to £12.89 million as at 30 June 2016.

First half highlights include:

-     In the second quarter of 2016, the Company secured an additional £2.1 million of funding by way of a placing in order to meet an additional liability arising from the Transocean Court Case relating to the drilling of the Barryroe appraisal well in 2012.

-     At the same time, a portion of the LC Capital Master Fund loan was converted into equity, the remaining loan extended to end June 2017 and the interest rate reduced

-    In addition, the Company put in place an option, with Brandon Hill Capital, to provide additional finance to the sum of £500,000. Exercise of the option is conditional upon the Company being required to reimburse Providence Resources in respect of further costs associated with the Transocean Dispute.

-    Action was also taken to further reduce overhead costs


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