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Savannah Petroleum PLC
27 September 2016
 

27 September, 2016

Savannah Petroleum PLC

("Savannah" or the "Company")

Half Year Results

Savannah Petroleum PLC ("Savannah"), together with its subsidiaries (together the "Group"), today announces its unaudited interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2016.

First Half Summary

·     Framework contract signed with BGP Niger SARL for the provision of 2D and 3D land seismic acquisition services in respect of the R1/R2 and R3/R4 PSC Areas;

·     H1 cash operating costs of US$2.5m, in line with 2015 and reflecting the Company's continued strong focus on financial discipline.


Post Period Summary

·     US$40m placing conducted in July 2016;

·     c.800km2 3D seismic survey operations commenced over part of the Company's R3 PSC Area, aimed at providing enhanced definition over 12 existing mapped exploration targets and the identification of new targets not currently mapped on existing 2D seismic dataset;

·     Gross best estimate risked recoverable resources estimated by CGG Robertson ("CGG") at 2,185 mmbbls, upgraded from their previous estimate of 1,191 mmbbls, principally driven by the addition of volumes from R3/R4 and from the Upper Sokor formation;

·     118 exploration targets now identified across the Savannah PSCs;

·    Environmental authorisations received which enable Savannah to conduct seismic and drilling operations over the R3/R4 PSC Area for the duration of the license term.


Outlook

·     R3 seismic acquisition expected to be complete early 2017, with processing to commence during acquisition to optimise timing;

·     Exploration drilling anticipated to commence in H1 2017;

·     Discussions with potential farm-in partners ongoing, any transaction expected to be announced prior to commencement of drilling activity;

·     Capital markets event to be held in Niger in November 2016.

 

Andrew Knott, CEO, said:

"Following our recent capital raise, Savannah is now funded for the next phase of seismic and drilling operations on our permit areas in Niger. We believe our forward work program is capable of delivering a material step change in value for our stakeholders, and ahead of this we look forward to welcoming our core stakeholders to Niger in November for our capital markets event, which we expect will provide a significant update on our business."   

For further information contact:

 

 

Savannah Petroleum    

+44 (0) 20 3817 9844

Andrew Knott, CEO

 

Jessica Hostage, Corporate Communications

 

 

 

Strand Hanson (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Rory Murphy     

 

James Spinney

 

Ritchie Balmer

 

 

 

Mirabaud (Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7878 3362

Peter Krens

 

Rory Scott

 

 

 

Celicourt Communications (Financial PR)            

+44 (0) 20 7520 9266

Mark Antelme

 

Jimmy Lea

 

 

 

 

 

SAVANNAH PETROLEUM PLC

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTH PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months ended

6 months ended

Year ended

 

 

 30 June 2016

 30 June 2015

 31 December 2015

 

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

Note

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

 

(3,532)

(2,512)

(7,044)

Operating loss

 

(3,532)

(2,512)

(7,044)

 

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

 

(9)

(479)

(250)

Foreign exchange gain

 

8

-

-

Loss before tax

 

(3,533)

(2,991)

(7,294)

Income tax

 

(761)

-

(565)

Net loss and total comprehensive loss

 

(4,294)

(2,991)

(7,859)

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss attributable to:

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

(4,173)

(2,886)

(7,582)

Non-controlling interests

 

(121)

(105)

(277)

 

 

(4,294)

(2,991)

(7,859)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted (US$)

4

(0.01)

(0.02)

(0.05)

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AT 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

30 June

31 December

 

 

2016

2015

2015

 

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

Note

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

Assets

 

 

 

 

Non-Current Assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

681

780

734

Exploration and evaluation assets

3

82,148

47,633

80,529

Total non-current assets

 

82,829

48,413

81,263

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

Other receivables and prepayments 

 

3,411

794

410

Cash and cash equivalents

 

700

8,703

7,849

Total current assets

 

4,111

9,497

8,259

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

86,940

57,910

89,522

 

 

 

 

 

Equity and Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Capital and reserves

 

 

 

 

Share capital

5

321

224

321

Share premium

5

108,576

73,668

108,576

Capital contribution

5

458

458

458

Other reserve

5

-

(375)

-

Share based payment reserve

5

2,119

388

1,223

Accumulated deficit

 

(26,322)

(17,505)

(22,149)

Equity attributable to owners of the Group

 

85,152

56,858

88,429

Non-controlling interests

 

(471)

(178)

(350)

Total equity

 

84,681

56,680

88,079

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

996

808

878

Corporation tax liability

 

1,263

422

565

Total current liabilities

 

2,259

1,230

1,443

Total Equity and Liabilities

 

86,940

57,910

89,522

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

FOR THE SIX MONTH PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 6 months ended

6 months ended

Year ended

 

 30 June 2016

 30 June 2015

 31 December 2015

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

  Loss for the period before tax

(3,533)

(2,991)

(7,294)

  Depreciation and amortisation

54

42

97

  Share option charge

896

327

1,162

  Finance costs

9

-

84

  Issue cost

-

-

(1,634)

  Loss on disposal

-

-

6

  Non-cash movement in provision

-

5

10

Operating cash flows before movements in working     capital

(2,574)

(2,617)

(7,569)

 

 

 

 

  (Increase) / decrease in other receivables and              

  Prepayments

(3,001)

681

815

  Increase / (decrease) in trade and other payables

55

(1,169)

(1,100)

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflow from operations

(5,520)

(3,105)

(7,854)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

  Payments for property, plant and equipment

(1)

(319)

(344)

  Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and

  equipment  

-

-

11

  Exploration and evaluation costs paid

(1,619)

(5,094)

(37,990)

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,620)

(5,413)

(38,323)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

  Finance charges

(9)

-

(84)

  Proceeds from issues of equity share, net of issue

  Cost

-

-

36,889

Net cash provided by financing activities

(9)

-

36,805

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(7,149)

(8,518)

(9,372)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

7,849

17,221

17,221

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

700

8,703

7,849

         

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

AS AT 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

 

Share

 

Capital

Share based

 

Accumulated

 

Non- Controlling

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

Premium

 Contribution

Payment Reserve

Deficit

Total

Interest

Total

 

 

 

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2014 (Audited)

224

73,668

458

61

(14,619)

59,417

(73)

59,344

 

 

 

Equity settled share based payment

-

-

-

327

-

327

-

327

 

 

 

Loss for the period and total comprehensive loss

-

-

-

-

-

(2,886)

(2,886)

(105)

(2,991)

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2015 (Unaudited)

224

73,668

458

(375)

388

(17,505)

56,858

(178)

56,680

 

 

 

Issue of ordinary shares to shareholders, net of issue costs

97

35,158

-

-

-

35,255

-

35,255

 

 

 

Equity settled share based payment

-

-

-

835

-

835

-

835

 

 

 

Loss for the period and total comprehensive loss

-

-

-

-

(4,696)

(4,696)

(172)

(4,868)

 

 

 

Reversal of provision and unpaid share capital

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(250)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2015 (Audited)

321

108,576

458

-

1,223

(22,149)

88,429

(350)

88,079

 

 

 

Equity settled share based payments

-

-

-

896

-

896

-

896

 

 

 

Loss for the period and total comprehensive loss

-

-

-

-

(4,173)

(4,173)

(121)

(4,294)

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2016 (Unaudited)

321

108,576

458

-

2,119

(26,322)

85,152

(471)

84,681

 

 

 

                             

 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.   General information

 

Savannah was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 3 July 2014. Savannah's principal activity is the management of its investment in Savannah Petroleum 1 Limited ("SP1"). SP1 was incorporated in Scotland on 3 July 2013. SP1's principal activity is the management of its investment in Savannah Petroleum 2 Limited ("SP2"), and the provision of services to other companies within the Group. SP2 has a 95% interest in Savannah Petroleum Niger R1/R2 S.A. ("Savannah Niger") whose principal activity is the exploration of hydrocarbons in the Republic of Niger.

 

2.   Accounting policies

 

Basis of Preparation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared using the same accounting policies that applied to the Group's latest annual audited financial statements. The provisions of IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' have not been applied.

The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all disclosures that would otherwise be required in a complete set of financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the 2015 Annual Report. The financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2016 does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434(3) of the Companies Act 2006 and is unaudited.

The annual financial statements of Savannah Petroleum PLC are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union. The Independent Auditors' Report on that Annual Report and financial statements for 2015 was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis, and did not contain a statement under 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The Group's statutory financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2015 have been filed with the Registrar of Companies.

All amounts have been prepared in US dollars, this being the Group's functional currency and its presentational currency.

 

Going concern

 

The Group closely monitors and manages its capital position and liquidity risk to ensure that it has sufficient funds to meet forecast cash requirements and satisfy the planned capital programme.

 

The majority of the Group's liabilities are trade and other payables. The Group has sufficient funds to meet its obligations in the short to medium term. The directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, they adopt the going concern basis in preparing the condensed interim financial statements.

 

In July 2016 the Company raised US$40 million (gross) from issuing new ordinary shares.

 

UNAUDITED NOTES FORMING PART OF THE CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Accounting policies (continued)

Intangible exploration and evaluation assets

 

Intangible assets relate to Exploration, evaluation and development expenditure and are accounted for under the 'successful efforts' method of accounting per IFRS 6 'Exploration for an Evaluation of Mineral Resources'. The successful efforts method means that only costs which relate directly to the discovery and development of specific oil and gas reserves are capitalised. Exploration and evaluation costs are valued at cost less accumulated impairment losses and capitalised within intangible assets. Development expenditure on producing assets is accounted for in accordance with IAS 16, 'Property, plant and equipment'. Costs incurred prior to obtaining legal rights to explore are expensed immediately to the income statement.

Segmental analysis

 

In the opinion of the directors, the Group is primarily organised into a single operating segment. This is consistent with the Group's internal reporting to the chief operating decision maker. Separate segmental disclosures have therefore not been included.

 

3.    Exploration and evaluation assets

 

Exploration and Evaluation assets consist of acquisition costs relating to the acquisition of exploration licenses and other costs associated directly with the discovery and development of specific oil and gas reserves in the R1/R2 license area.

 

30 June

30 June

  31 December

 

2016

2015

2015

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

            Audited

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

Exploration and evaluation assets

82,148

47,633

80,529

 

 

 

 

 

The amounts for Exploration and Evaluation assets represent active exploration projects. These will ultimately be written off to the statement of comprehensive income as exploration costs if commercial reserves are not established, but are carried forward in the statement of financial position whilst the determination process is ongoing. There are no indications of impairment having regard to the indicators in IFRS 6.

Exploration and evaluation costs of US$1,619,000 incurred in the period to 30 June 2016 relate mainly to geological and geophysical studies as well as other data analysis in relation to the R1/R2 and R3/R4 licences.

 

UNAUDITED NOTES FORMING PART OF THE CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4.    Loss per share

 

Basic loss per share amounts are calculated by dividing the loss for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period.

 

Diluted loss per share amounts are calculated by dividing the loss for the periods attributable to ordinary holders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, plus the weighted average number of shares that would be issued on the conversion of dilutive potential ordinary shares into ordinary shares. The effect of share options is anti-dilutive, and is therefore excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share.

 

Details of share capital movements are given in note 5.

 

 

30 June

30 June

31 December

 

2016

2015

2015

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to owners of the parent

4,173

2,886

7,582

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares

Number of shares

Number of shares

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares

274,621,447

131,337,172

160,878,154

 

 

 

 

 

US$

US$

US$

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted loss per share

0.01

0.02

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

UNAUDITED NOTES FORMING PART OF THE CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

5.    Share capital

 

 

30 June

30 June

31 December

 

2016

2015

2015

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully paid ordinary Shares in issue (number)

193,341,447

131,337,172

193,341,447

 

 

 

 

Par value per share in GBP

0.001

0.001

0.001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Shares

 

Share Capital

 

Share Premium

 

Total

 

 

 

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

At 30 June 2015 (Unaudited)

 

131,337,172

 

224

 

 73,668

 

73,892

Share issued

 

62,004,275

 

97

 

34,908

 

35,005

At 31 December 2015 (Audited)

and 30 June 2016 (Unaudited)

 

193,341,447

 

321

 

108,576

 

108,897

 

 

On 3 July 2014, 10 ordinary shares of £0.01 were issued.

 

On 22 July 2014, 49,999,991 ordinary shares of £0.001 were issued.

 

On 1 August 2014, 25,497,236 ordinary shares of £0.001 were issued as part of a debt to equity conversion.

 

On 1 August 2014, 55,839,935 ordinary shares of £0.001 were issued as part of the AIM listing.

 

The total aggregate increase in the share premium reserve regarding the share issues was US$73,668,000 after deducting US$3,770,000 in expenses.

 

In July 2015, 61,690,000 ordinary shares of £0.001 were issued as part of an equity fund raising.

 

In July 2015, 314,275 ordinary shares of £0.001 were issued as part of an employee remuneration award.

 

UNAUDITED NOTES FORMING PART OF THE CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Share capital (continued)

Other capital reserves

 

 

 

Capital contribution

 

Other reserve

 

Share based payment reserve

 

Total

 

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

At 30 June 2015 (Unaudited)

 

458

 

(375)

 

388

 

471

Group structuring

 

-

 

375

 

-

 

375

Share based payments expense during the year

 

-

 

-

 

835

 

835

At 31 December 2015 (Audited)

 

458

 

-

 

1,223

 

1,681

Share based payments expense during the period

 

-

 

-

 

896

 

896

At 30 June 2016 (Unaudited)

 

458

 

-

 

2,119

 

2,577

 

Nature and purpose of reserves

Capital contribution reserve

On 1 August 2014 a capital contribution of US$458,000 was made by shareholders of the Group as part of the loan note conversion.

 

Share based payment reserve

The share-based payment reserve is used to recognise the value of equity-settled share-based payments provided to employees, including key management personnel, as part of their remuneration.

 

6.    Capital commitments

 

At the reporting date the Group had capital commitments of US$2.5 million at signing of the seismic acquisition contract which was paid as at balance sheet date. (30 June 2015: US$ nil, 31 December 2015: US$ nil)

 

UNAUDITED NOTES FORMING PART OF THE CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

7.    Related parties

 

The related party transactions for the interim and prior period are as follows:

 

 

 

Outstanding

US$'000

 

Management services

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Lothian Oil & Gas Partners LLP:

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

 

24

 

180

At 30 June 2015

 

31

 

182

At 31 December 2015

 

-

 

441

 

Andrew Knott is a member of Lothian Oil & Gas Partners LLP ("LOGP") and the Chief Executive Officer of Savannah Petroleum PLC. As discussed on Page 57 of the Company's AIM Admission Document of 1 August 2014, LOGP incurred costs of US$2,002,000 relating to the Group's activities prior to Admission to AIM. US$500,000 of these costs was recharged to the Company on Admission. In addition, post-Admission, LOGP has continued to provide services to Savannah pursuant to a contract entered into on 28 July 2014, to enable Savannah to continue to benefit from the professional services of individuals affiliated to LOGP on an as required basis. Since the Company entered into this agreement with LOGP, Andrew Knott has not received remuneration from LOGP and is not expected to going forward.

 

 

8.    Subsequent events

 

In July 2016 the Company raised US$40 million (gross) from issuing 81,280,000 new ordinary shares.

 

INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO SAVANNAH PETROLEUM PLC

Introduction

We have been engaged by the company to review the financial information in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 which comprises the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows and the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity. We have read the other information contained in the half yearly financial report which comprises only the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

This report is made solely to the company in accordance with guidance contained in ISRE (UK and Ireland) 2410, 'Review of Interim Financial Information performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity'. Our review work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company those matters we are required to state to them in a review report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company, for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusion we have formed.

Directors' responsibilities

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The AIM rules of the London Stock Exchange require that the accounting policies and presentation applied to the financial information in the half-yearly financial report are consistent with those which will be adopted in the annual accounts having regard to the accounting standards applicable for such accounts.

As disclosed in Note 2 the annual financial statements of the Savannah Petroleum PLC are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union. The financial information in the half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with the basis of preparation in Note 2.

Our responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the financial information in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.

Scope of review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, 'Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity' issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the financial information in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the basis of accounting described in Note 2.

 

 

GRANT THORNTON UK LLP
AUDITOR

Glasgow
 

26 September 2016


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