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Lekoil Limited
29 September 2016
 

29 September 2016

 

Lekoil Limited

("LEKOIL" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Half Year Results for the Six Months to 30 June 2016

 

LEKOIL (AIM: LEK), the oil and gas exploration and development company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, reports half year results for the six months to 30 June 2016.

 

Highlights

 

Otakikpo

·     Continuous commercial production from Otakikpo expected in Q4

·     Flow tests successfully completed at Otakikpo-002 and Otakikpo-003

·     Tested flow rates of C5 6,404 bopd, C6 5,484 bopd and E1 5,703 bopd

·     Phase 1 of the Otakikpo Field Development Plan ("FDP") is targeting a production rate of 10,000 bopd by end 2016

·     25,000 bbls crude storage tank on site.

 

OPL 310

·     Finalising interpretation and commencing preparations for appraisal programs

·     Exploring vendor partnerships for appraisal and development program

 

Financial

·     Net loss of $8.1 million reported for the period (2015: net loss of $6.5 million)

·     Cash balances of $7.6 million at period end ($26.0 million at 31 December 2015), reflecting the expenditure on the Otakikpo development

·     Total debt facilities on Otakikpo of $24.8 million in a two-tranche facility with FBN (now fully drawn) and a 5 billion Naira facility (approximately $16.4 million) with Sterling Bank plc which is drawn down as to 1 billion Naira

 

Outlook

·     Exclusive short term focus is on ramping up production at Otakikpo to grow cash flow for expansion of Otakikpo and appraise Ogo discovery

 

Lekan Akinyanmi, Lekoil's CEO, commented, "In the current low oil price environment, we have prioritised the allocation of our capital to our production and development assets to generate short-term cash flow and compelling economic returns, focusing on extracting value from the 'stability' zone of our portfolio.  This means limited expenditure on exploration assets but maintained optionality for the future. Our principal focus for the next twelve months is on delivering our phase 1 production target for Otakikpo, which we expect to hit by year end, and subsequently use that cash flow and strategic partnerships to grow production and develop the other assets in the portfolio."

 

For further information, please visit www.lekoil.com or contact:

 

LEKOIL Limited

Alfred Castaneda (Investor Relations) / Hamilton Esi (Corporate Communications)

+44 20 7920 3150

 

 

Strand Hanson Limited  (Financial & Nominated Adviser)

James Harris / James Spinney / Ritchie Balmer

 

 

+44 20 7409 3494

 

Mirabaud Securities LLP (Joint Broker)

Peter Krens / Edward Haig-Thomas

 

 

+44 20 3167 7400

 

BMO Capital Markets (Joint Broker)

Jeremy Low / Neil Haycock / Thomas Rider

 

+44 20 7236 1010

Tavistock (Financial PR)

Simon Hudson / Barney Hayward

+44 20 7920 3150

 

 

Chairman's and CEO's Statement

 

Introduction

At the time of writing, we are on the cusp of commencing commercial production from the Otakikpo Marginal Field.  The transition of LEKOIL to a producing company will mark a vital milestone on our journey to become a self-funding oil and gas exploration and production business.  Our ambition is still to become the world's leading exploration and production company focused on Africa.  In realising this vision, we will seek to maximise value for our stakeholders in a sustainable manner, by operating with integrity and leveraging local resources - to the benefit of the countries and communities in which we operate as well as our shareholders and employees.

 

Strategy

LEKOIL's target portfolio is to be diversified across lower risk production assets and appraisal projects and higher risk exploration assets, in both known and frontier exploration basins.  With the transition to producer status, this goal is now being achieved.  Our competitive advantage in Nigeria as an indigenous business is the platform from which we will pursue our broader strategy in Africa. 

 

Otakikpo

 

The Project

Lekoil Nigeria has a 40 per cent. participating and an 88 per cent. economic interest in the Otakikpo Marginal Field, situated in oil mining lease (OML) 11 in the south eastern coastal swamp of the Niger Delta.  As consideration for the assignment of the interest, we paid a signature bonus of $7 million in May 2014.  We received ministerial consent in June 2015 to the transfer and are due to pay a production bonus of $4 million, once production of 2,000bopd is achieved for 30 consecutive days, which will be funded from existing cash resources.  The Field Development Plan ("FDP") comprises two phases.  In the first phase, the target is for production of approximately 10,000 bopd by year end 2016 via an Early Production Facility and export via shuttle tanker.  The second phase will see a new Central Processing Facility to bring production up to some 20,000 bopd.

 

Reserves, resources and Economics

Reserves and Contingent Resources attributable to Lekoil Nigeria are 3.03 mmbbls of 1P (Proved Reserves), 5.40 mmbbls of 2P (Proved and Probable Reserves) (Phase 1) and 14.98 mmbbls of unrisked 2C (Contingent) Resources.  Economic evaluations were also carried out - by AGR TRACS - in respect of Lekoil Nigeria's estimated net 2P reserves and 2C contingent resources.  These indicated that the development of Otakikpo is a robust project with an NPV (10%) of $77.2 million under a $40 oil price scenario on Marginal Field Terms, with considerable upside at higher oil prices.

 

Progress

In April we announced that the Otakikpo-002 well flowed oil from two upper zones during two production tests.  Both the C5 and C6 zones flowed at peak rates of 6,404 bopd and 5,684 bopd, respectively at a 36/64 choke for over 24 hours.  Production testing was curtailed due to storage capacity limits on the well-testing equipment but confirmed the potential of the field.

 

The C5 and C6 zone tests followed our announcement in September last year that the lower E1 zone flowed oil at various choke sizes for over 24 hours at a peak rate of 5,703 bopd at a 36/64 inch choke.  However, during completion operations this well encountered cementing issues resulting in the temporary suspension of the E1 zone to allow remedial work to take place.  To keep Phase 1 of the FDP on track and under budget, the Company prioritised production from the second and third planned production zones, in the C5 and C6 reservoirs.

 

First oil from Otakikpo flowed to surface on 5 September 2015.  As a result of poor weather conditions delaying the necessary pipeline welding, we now expect the start of commercial production during October and with Otakikpo-003 complete, LEKOIL now has four production strings ready for production.  Onshore facilities are complete while welding and installation work is being completed on the offshore pipeline.  We are targeting production of 10,000 bopd by year-end 2016 and will then proceed to phase two of the Otakikpo FDP, bringing aggregate production to a target of 20,000 bopd, subject to requisite approvals.  We are in the process of negotiating an offtake agreement for the oil produced from Otakikpo.

 

As a result of the work put into the tendering process, LEKOIL has driven down the cost of production, resulting in a break-even point of less than $30 per bbl (life of field basis).  By continuing to explore new ways of reducing production costs we increase the long term viability of the field - even in a low oil price environment.

 

In addition to the development currently underway, four exploration prospects within the onshore part of the Otakikpo acreage have revealed Stock Tank Oil Initially in Place (STOIIP) ranges that are estimated to contain potential gross aggregate volumes of 162.8 mmbbls, with further potential in the southern (shallow water) portion of the field.  We continue to analyse and evaluate these areas.

 

Community Relations

We do not operate in isolation.  LEKOIL is part of the communities in which it operates. Nowhere is that better exemplified than in the Otakikpo host communities of Ikuru, Asuk Ama, Asuk Oyet, Ugama Ekede and Ayama Ekede.  We recognise the need for community support for our work and that's why we have been helping to improve the quality of life for the residents of Ikuru.

 

We have worked with local churches to bring the community together.  We have signed a land lease agreement, backed by a memorandum of understanding that places on us a responsibility to develop sustainably.  In addition, we have operated a health outreach programme, providing medical services to those with greatest need.  These agreements have provided an important step forward in maximising the benefits from Otakikpo for all stakeholders over the life of the field.

 

OPL 310

 

The Project

Our appraisal (and exploration) project on OPL 310 (Lekoil Nigeria: 40 per cent. participating and 70 per cent. economic interest) is centred on the world class Ogo discovery.  In 2013, using monies raised in our IPO on AIM, LEKOIL invested $50m in drilling an appraisal well and sidetrack targeting Eko, Agege and the Syn-rift prospects.  The result was a very significant discovery. 

 

Reserves

Based on data from the vertical and side track wells, revised estimates for the P50 gross recoverable resources attributable to Lekoil Nigeria from the Ogo field were identified as being 232 mmboe (P50) from gross recoverable resources of 774 mmboe.  This far exceeds the expected pre-drill estimate of 202 mmboe.

 

Progress

We are awaiting Ministerial consent from the Department of Petroleum Resources, which we expect to receive shortly.  Based on the completed interpretation of the 3D seismic acquired last year, the Company is studying options for the next phase of appraisal and exploration on the block and discussing with partners Optimum the commercial arrangements for these.

 

Exploration assets

 

OPL325

LEKOIL holds a 62 per cent indirect equity interest in this exciting block, on trend to the Ogo discovery in OPL 310.

 

We have commenced steps to execute a production sharing contract with the NNPC and look forward to the next phase of development.

 

Namibia

Lekoil Namibia, a majority-owned subsidiary of Lekoil, has been granted a one-year extension on its exploration licence for Blocks 2514 A&B in the Luderitz Basin, offshore Namibia by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.  There is no incremental capital expenditure beyond the original $2.75 million commitment as a result of this extension and, subject to funding, the Company intends to finish the geological and geophysical work scoped out.  Lekoil Namibia has a 77.5 per cent. participating interest and is operator in both blocks.

 

Financial

During the period under review and in September, LEKOIL completed the arrangement of the debt facilities to enable the completion of the Otakikpo development.  The Company now has total debt facilities on Otakikpo of $24.8 million in a two-tranche facility with FBN (now fully drawn) and a 5 billion Naira facility with Sterling Bank plc (approximately $16.4 million) of which 1 billion Naira has been drawn at the time of writing.  We have the flexibility to pay a portion of our development costs in Naira, and expect to draw down on the Naira facilities as needed.  Both facilities from FBN and Sterling feature no pre-payment penalty clauses.

 

In the six months ended 30 June 2016, the Group recorded an operating loss of $10.5 million and ended the period with cash and cash equivalents of $7.6 million.

 

Outlook

In the current low oil price environment, we have prioritised the allocation of our capital to our production and development assets to generate short-term cash flow and compelling economic returns, focusing on extracting value from the 'stability' zone of our portfolio.  This means limited expenditure on exploration assets but maintained optionality for the future.  Our principal focus for the for the next twelve months is on delivering our phase 1 production target for Otakikpo, which we expect to achieve by year end 2016, and continuing to execute our plans for phase 2, which aims to see production reach 20,000 bopd.

 

Once again, on behalf of the Board we would like to thank our people, our communities and our shareholders for their continued support.

 

Samuel Adegboyega

Lekan Akinyanmi

Non-Executive Chairman

Chief Executive Officer

28 September 2016

28 September 2016

 

Financial Review

 

Overview

In the six months ended 30 June 2016, the Group recorded an operating loss of $10.5 million and ended the period with cash and cash equivalents of $7.6 million.

 

In April 2016, the Otakikpo-002 well was completed and flowed oil from two upper zones during two production tests concluded on 10 April 2016.  The C5 zone flowed at a peak rate of 6,404 bopd at a 36/64 choke and the C6 zone successfully flowed oil at a peak rate of 5,640 bopd at a 36/64 inch choke.  Production testing at the well was curtailed due to storage capacity limits on well-testing equipment.

 

Subsequent to period end, Otakikpo-003 well was completed and the rig was demobilized.  Onshore facilities are complete while welding and installation work is progressing on the offshore pipelines.  The Company is targeting production of 10,000 bopd by year-end and will proceed to phase two of the Otakikpo field development plan which will bring production to a target of 20,000 bopd, subject to requisite approvals by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Joint Venture Partners.  The Company expects to announce the commencement of commercial production at Otakikpo during October.

 

In June 2016, Lekoil Oil and Gas Investments Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lekoil Limited), refinanced an existing debt facility and completed a new debt facility in a two-tranche facility arrangement for $10 million and 2 billion Naira (approximately $10 million), both with FBN Capital Limited.

 

The 2 billion Naira (US $10 million) facility has a maturity of three years and is repayable quarterly after a six-month moratorium with a margin of 11.25% over LIBOR.  The Notes Issuance Agreement ("NIA") bridge facility issued in May 2015, of which $5 million was due in May 2016, was extended to August 2016 and subsequently refinanced into the new $10 million facility for the Otakikpo field development secured over the assets of Lekoil Oil and Gas Limited with the extinguishment of the $5 million loan balance.  The ultimate parent Company (Lekoil Limited) issued an unconditional guarantee in favour of FBN Capital for the payment of all principal and interest due on the loan, in the event of default by Lekoil Oil and Gas Investments Limited.

 

The 2 billion Naira ($10 million) new facility has a maturity of three years, is repayable quarterly with ten quarterly instalments after a six-month moratorium.  The notes have an interest rate referencing the higher of the 30-day average of 90 day NIBOR + 6% or 20%.

 

Subsequent to period end, the Group drew down 1 billion Naira from the 5 billion Naira facility approved by Sterling Bank (as initially announced on 30 June 2016) and increased the 2 billion Naira facility with FBN Capital to 4.5 billion Naira (approximately $14.8 million).  The additional 2.5 billion Naira under the FBN Capital Limited facility has been fully drawn and was used to complete infrastructure at Otakikpo prior to the commencement of commercial production.

 

As at the date of this report, Lekoil has total debt facilities on the Otakikpo field of $24.8 million two tranche facility with FBN Capital Limited, which is fully drawn and a 5 billion Naira facility with Sterling Bank plc, of which 1 billion Naira (approximately $3.3 million) has been drawn down.

 

Interim results

The Group recorded a total comprehensive loss of $8.1 million for the six months ended 30 June 2016 compared to a loss of $6.6 million recorded for same period in 2015.

 

General and administrative expenses

General and administrative expenses and operating loss were $10.5 million compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2015.  The increase in administrative expenses is due to an increase in staff numbers and other associated costs as operations scale up towards commercial production.

 

Income tax

No income tax was payable for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 

Capital expenditure

The Group's capital expenditure including intangible assets during the six months ended 30 June 2016 amounted to $11.4 million compared to $4.7 million incurred for the corresponding period in 2015.  Capital expenditure during the period was primarily associated with development expenditure on the Otakikpo marginal field.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

The Group had cash and short-term investments of $7.6 million as at 30 June 2016 compared to $26.0 million at 31 December 2015.  Included in the cash and cash equivalents is cash funding of the debt service reserve accounts for two quarters of interest for FBN Capital.

 

Loans and borrowings

The Group had a two-tranche loan facility with FBN Capital.  The balances on the loan facilities as at 30 June 2016 are NGN2.01 billion (equivalent of $7.20 million) and $10.04 million (31 December 2015: $8.2 million).  As at the date of this report, LEKOIL has total debt facilities on the Otakikpo field of US$24.8 million in a two tranche facility with FBN Capital Limited, which is fully drawn and a 5 billion Naira facility with Sterling Bank plc, of which 1 billion Naira (approximately US$3.3 million) has been drawn down.

 

Summary statement of financial position

The Group's non-current assets increased from $185.9 million as at 31 December 2015 to $218.7 million at 30 June 2016, reflecting expenditures on the Otakikpo marginal field.  Current assets which represent the Group's cash resources, other assets and other receivables, decreased from $35.9 million as at 31 December 2015 to $11.4 million as at 30 June 2016, mainly reflecting a decrease in cash and cash equivalents which was expended on Otakikpo field development.

 

Current liabilities consists of the portion of loan from FBN Capital due within twelve months amounting to $3.6 million (31 December 2015: $8.2 million), trade and other payables which increased from $9.5 million as at 31 December 2015 to $11.6 million as at 30 June 2016, and deferred income which increased from $2.4 million as at 31 December 2015 to $3.9 million as at 30 June 2016.

 

Non-current liabilities consists mainly of the long term portion of loan from FBN Capital and deferred income amounting to $15.6 million and $1.8 million respectively.

 

Dividend

The Directors do not recommend the payment of a dividend for the period ended 30 June 2016.

 

Accounting policies

The Group's significant accounting policies and details of the significant judgments and critical accounting estimates are consistent with those used in the 2015 annual financial statements.

 

Liquidity risk management and going concern

The Group closely monitors and manages its liquidity risk.  Cash forecasts are regularly produced and sensitivities run for different scenarios including changes in timing of production and cost overruns of development and exploration activity.  At 30 June 2016, the Group had liquid resources of approximately $7.6 million in the form of cash and cash equivalents, which are available to meet ongoing capital, operating, financing and administrative expenditure.  The Group's forecasts, taking into account reasonably possible changes as described above, show that the Group expects to have sufficient financial resources for the 12 months from the date of approval of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

These interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis of accounting, which assumes the Company will continue in operation for the foreseeable future and be able to realise its assets and discharge its liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.  As discussed in note 2 (b) to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the ability of the Group to continue as a going concern is dependent on the operational success of the Otakikpo field development, the timing and amount of anticipated cash flows over the next twelve months from production from this field and continued availability of existing debt finance.

 

Richards Ige

Financial Controller

28 September 2016

 

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON REVIEW OF CONDENSED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

 

TO THE MEMBERS OF LEKOIL LIMITED.

 

Introduction

We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of financial position of Lekoil Limited ("the Company") as at 30 June 2016, and the condensed consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows for the six month period then ended, and notes to the interim financial information ("the condensed consolidated interim financial information"). The Directors are responsible for the preparation and presentation of these condensed consolidated interim financial information in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS) 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union (EU). Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on these condensed consolidated interim financial information based on our review.

 

Scope of review

We conducted our review in accordance with the International Standard on Review Engagements 2410, "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity". A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, 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 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 accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial information as at 30 June 2016 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU.

 

Emphasis of matter

Without qualifying our report, we draw attention to Note 2(b) in the condensed consolidated financial statements which indicates that the Company incurred a net loss of $8.1 million during the period ended 30 June 2016. This condition, along with other matters as set forth in Note 2(b), indicate the existence of a material uncertainty that may cast doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Olufemi Abegunde FCA-FRC/2013/ICAN/000000004507

for: Akintola Williams Deloitte

Chartered Accountants

Lagos, Nigeria

28 September 2016

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of financial position

In US Dollars

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

Notes

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

 

 

 

Restated*

Assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

6

23,451,293

12,602,414

Exploration and evaluation assets

7

112,269,060

111,976,751

Intangible assets

8

8,195,244

8,002,389

Other receivables

9

1,596,564

1,620,589

Other assets

10

73,206,228

51,651,264

Total non-current assets

 

218,718,389

185,853,407

Inventories

 

-

-

Other receivables

9

1,233,203

939,224

Other asset

10

2,501,711

8,918,755

Cash and cash equivalents

11

7,623,153

26,016,194

Total current assets

 

11,358,067

35,874,173

Total assets

 

230,076,456

221,727,580

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Share capital

12(a)

24,412

24,412

Share premium

12(b)

252,207,651

252,207,651

Accumulated deficit

 

(35,300,829)

(29,916,203)

Share based payment reserve

 

6,002,627

5,173,698

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

 

222,933,861

227,489,558

Non-controlling interests

13

(29,491,656)

(26,728,751)

Total equity

 

193,442,205

200,760,807

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Provision for asset retirement obligation

15

176,621

176,621

Deferred income

16

1,843,867

697,897

Loans and borrowings

17

15,591,831

-

Non-current liabilities

 

17,612,319

874,518

Trade and other payables

14

11,565,513

9,476,968

Deferred income

16

3,883,489

2,368,541

Loans and borrowings

17

3,572,930

8,246,746

Current liabilities

 

19,021,932

20,092,255

Total liabilities

 

36,634,251

20,966,773

Total equity and liabilities

 

230,076,456

221,727,580

* Certain amounts shown here do not correspond to the 2015 financial statements and reflect adjustments made, refer to Note 4(b).

 

These financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 28 September 2016 and signed on behalf of the board by:

 

Lekan Akinyanmi

Richards Ige

Chief Executive Officer

Financial Controller

 

The notes below are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

Condensed consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income

For the six months ended 30 June 2016

In US Dollars

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

 

6 months

6 months

 

Notes

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Revenue

18

-

-

Cost of sales

 

-

-

Gross profit

 

-

 

General and administrative expenses

19

(10,524,583)

(7,535,711)

 

 

 

 

Loss from operating activities

 

(10,524,583)

(7,535,711)

Finance income

20

2,628,060

919,467

Finance costs

20

(251,008)

(27,849)

 

 

 

 

Net finance income

 

2,377,052

891,618

 

 

 

 

Loss before income tax

 

(8,147,531)

(6,644,093)

Income tax expense

23(a)

-

-

Loss for the period

 

(8,147,531)

(6,644,093)

Other comprehensive income

 

-

-

Total comprehensive loss for the period

 

(8,147,531)

(6,644,093)

 

 

 

 

Loss attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

(5,384,626)

(4,907,379)

Non-controlling interests

 

(2,762,905)

(1,736,714)

 

 

(8,147,531)

(6,644,093)

Total comprehensive loss attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

(5,384,626)

(4,907,379)

Non-controlling interests

 

(2,762,905)

(1,736,714)

 

 

(8,147,531)

(6,644,093)

Loss per share:

 

 

 

Basic loss per share ($)

22(a)

(0.01)

(0.01)

Diluted loss per share ($)

22(b)

(0.01)

(0.01)

 

The notes below are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

 

For the six months ended 30 June 2016

In US Dollars

Share capital

Share premium

Accumulated deficit

Share-based payments reserve

Total

Non-controlling interests

Total equity

Balance at 1 January 2016 (audited)

24,412

252,207,651

(29,916,203)

5,173,698

227,489,558

(26,728,751)

200,760,807

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

-

-

(5,384,626)

-

(5,384,626)

(2,762,905)

(8,147,531)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(5,384,626)

-

(5,384,626)

(2,762,905)

(8,147,531)

Transactions with owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payment- personnel expenses

-

-

-

828,929

828,929

-

828,929

Total transactions with owners of the Company

-

-

-

828,929

828,929

-

828,929

Balance at 30 June 2016 (unaudited)

24,412

252,207,651

(35,300,829)

6,002,627

222,933,861

(29,491,656)

193,442,205

For the six months ended 30 June 2015

In US Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Accumulated deficit

Share-based payments reserve

Total

Non-controlling interests

Total equity

Balance at 1 January 2015 (audited)

18,152

207,947,439

(18,815,402)

3,726,918

192,877,107

(19,111,045)

173,766,062

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

-

-

(4,907,379)

-

(4,907,379)

(1,736,714)

(6,644,093)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(4,907,379)

-

(4,907,379)

(1,736,714)

(6,644,093)

Transactions with owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payment- personnel expenses

-

-

-

622,981

622,981

-

622,981

Total transactions with owners of the Company

-

-

-

622,981

622,981

-

622,981

Balance at 30 June 2015 (unaudited)

18,152

207,947,439

(23,722,781)

4,349,899

188,592,709

(20,847,759)

167,744,950

 

The notes below are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows

For the six months ended 30 June

In US Dollars

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

 

6 months

6 months

 

Notes

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

 

 

 

Restated*

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

(8,147,531)

(6,644,093)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

- Equity-settled share-based payment

 

828,929

622,981

- Finance income

 

(1,145,971)

(1,096)

- Depreciation and amortisation

6, 8

519,043

355,513

 

 

(7,945,530)

(5,666,695)

Changes in:

 

 

 

Inventory

 

-

(3,875,682)

Deferred income

 

2,660,918

768,476

Trade and other payables

 

2,088,545

4,312,997

Other assets

 

243,014

(716,250)

Other receivables

 

(269,954)

(277,633)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(3,223,007)

(5,454,787)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

6

(10,743,366)

(3,260,802)

Finance income

 

-

1,096

Prepaid development cost

 

(14,234,963)

(7,452,347)

Acquisition of exploration and evaluation assets

7

(292,309)

(1,433,955)

Acquisition of intangible assets

8

(381,462)

(46,931)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(25,652,100)

(12,192,939)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Draw down of loan facilities

17

20,106,114

10,000,000

Repayment of loan

 

(8,000,000)

-

Interest and transaction costs related to loan

 

(1,624,048)

(200,000)

 

 

 

 

Net cash generated from financing activities

 

10,482,066

9,800,000

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(18,393,041)

(7,847,726)

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January

 

26,016,194

49,225,726

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

7,623,153

41,378,000

* Certain amounts shown here do not correspond to the 2015 financial statements and reflect adjustments made, refer to Note 4(b).

 

The notes below are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

Notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements

 

1. Reporting entity

Lekoil Limited (the "Company" or "Lekoil") is a company domiciled in the Cayman Islands. The address of the Company's registered office is Intertrust Group, 190 Elgin Avenue, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. These condensed consolidated financial statements (interim financial statements) as at and for the six months ended 30 June 2016 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the "Group" and individually as "Group entities"). The Group's principal activity is exploration and production of oil and gas.

 

2. Basis of preparation

(a) Statement of compliance

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU. They do not include all the information required for a complete set of IFRS financial statements. However, selected explanatory notes are included to explain events and transactions that are significant to an understanding of the changes in the Group's financial position and performance since the last annual consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

These interim financial statements were authorised for issue by the Company's Board of Directors on 28 September 2016

 

(b) Going concern basis of accounting

These interim financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis of accounting, which assumes that the Group will continue in operation for the foreseeable future and be able to realise its assets and discharge its liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.

 

The Group incurred a total comprehensive loss of $8.2 million for the period ended 30 June 2016 (30 June 2015: loss $6.6 million), and has had negative cash flows from operations in previous years.

 

The ability of the Group to continue to operate as a going concern is dependent on a number of factors considered by the Directors as disclosed below:

 

- The availability of sufficient funds to ensure the satisfactory execution of the development and production activities on Otakikpo field as approved by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria.

- The ability of the Group to complete the export pipeline project and related facilities to enable evacuation and lifting of crude.

- The terms of the final agreement between Lekoil Limited and Optimum and the initial agreements between Optimum and Afren Oil and Gas resulting/ continuing to result in a positive outcome for the Group.

- The receipt of the approval of the Minister of Petroleum Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of the Farm-in by Mayfair Assets and Trusts Limited (Mayfair) into OPL 310.

- The receipt of the approval of the Minister of Petroleum Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of the shares sales and purchase agreement between Afren Nigeria Holdings Limited, Afren Plc and Lekoil 310 Limited, relating to the entire issued share capital of Afren Oil and Gas Limited and certain intra-company debt.

- The availability of sufficient funds to ensure the satisfactory execution of the 2016 financial year work programme on OPL 310 presented to the Department of Petroleum Resources or the ability to successfully defer the activities to future periods.

- The ability of the parties to OPL 310 to meet both the special terms and conditions in the annexure referenced in the OPL No. 310 licence and any minimum obligations imposed on OPL 310.

- The ability of the parties to Blocks 2514A&B - EPL 059 in Namibia to meet the approved work programme over the next twelve months contained in the licence extension.

 

The Directors, having evaluated these factors, believe the use of the going concern assumption is appropriate for the preparation of the interim financial statements as at 30 June 2016, for the following reasons:

 

- The Company has raised sufficient funds through debt finance to commence commercial production.

- The Company expects commercial production to begin at Otakikpo during October. The Company is targeting production of 10,000 bopd. Otakikpo-002 and Otakikpo-003 have been completed with four production strings ready for production. Onshore facilities are complete while welding and installation work is progressing on the offshore pipeline. The Directors do not expect any further delays towards commercial production.

- In November 2015, Lekoil acquired Afren Investment Oil & Gas (Nigeria) Limited to secure its existing investment and furthermore increase the participating interest on OPL 310 to 40% which is subject to Ministerial consent. Subsequently, Lekoil began negotiating with the Operator and a non-binding term sheet was signed setting out possible terms upon which the two companies would be prepared to transact in relation to OPL 310. The benefits that will accrue to Lekoil together with the obligations in the draft agreement are contingent on the execution of the final definitive agreement. The Directors are optimistic of a positive outcome for the Group in the final definitive agreement.

- The Company sought Ministerial approval in January 2014 following the farm-in of Mayfair to OPL 310 for a participatory interest of 17.14% which is still outstanding as at the date of approval of these financial statements. As this application is still valid and not declined, a reapplication has not been required. Lekoil continues to monitor the progress of the application and the Directors are confident that this will be granted.

- A further Ministerial consent was sought in January 2016 with respect to the additional acquisition of 22.86% interest on OPL 310 after the acquisition of Afren Investment Oil & Gas (Nigeria) Limited in November 2015. The Company continues to monitor the progress of this application and the Directors are positive that this will be obtained.

- As part of the progress on OPL 310, the Company alongside the operator presented the 2016 work programme to the Department of Petroleum resources in November 2015 detailing the plans and cost to drill an exploratory well in 2016. The Directors have assessed that execution of such activities may not be carried out in 2016 as a result of the ongoing discussion with Optimum and have therefore not considered the work programme in the cash flow assessment carried out as at 30 June 2016.

- The OPL 310 licence granted in November 1992 referred to it being issued subject special terms and conditions contained within an annexure to the licence. From all the documents received in relation to this licence, there was no annexure detailing any special terms and conditions or minimum obligations. Having acquired a 40% participating interest on the asset, the Company sought to clarify the terms and conditions referenced in the licence by formally writing to the Department of Petroleum Resources and the Operator the field- Optimum. The Company obtained a formal response on 15 June 2016 from the Operator representing that the OPL 310 licence had no annexure detailing terms and conditions.

- As part of the conditions in approving the extension on our Namibia licence, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia, approved a programme as proposed by the Company to be executed, subject to funding, during the 12 months extension period, which extends to July 2017.

 

Having considered and taking into account the material uncertainties that may occur with respect to the above matters, the Directors believe that the Group will achieve adequate resources to continue operations into the foreseeable future and the Group will be able to realise their assets and discharge their liabilities in the normal course of business. The Directors therefore adopt and approve the going concern basis in the preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

3. Use of estimates and judgments

In preparing these interim financial statements, management has made judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expense. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

In preparing these interim financial statements, the significant judgements made by management in applying the Group's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty that were applied in preparing the consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2015, were considered to be applicable for these interim financial statements. The assumptions are as follows;

 

a) Note 2(b) - Going Concern. Key assumptions made and judgment exercised by the Directors in preparing the Group's cash forecast.

b) Note 7(b) - Carrying value of Exploration and Evaluation assets. Basis for the conclusion that  the carrying value of E&E assets do not exceed their recoverable amount.

c) Note 10 - Carrying value of other assets. Basis for the conclusion that the carrying value of other assets do not exceed their recoverable amount.

d) Note 15 - Provisions. Key assumptions underlying the obligation as at period end.

e) Note 21 - Share Based Payment Arrangements. Key assumptions made in measuring fair values.

g) Note 25 - Financial Commitments and Contingencies. Key assumptions about the likelihood and magnitude of an outflow of economic resources.

 

4. Significant accounting policies

(a) The accounting policies and methods of computation applied in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements are the same as those applied in the Group's consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

(b) Re-classification of Prior Period Otakikpo Development Costs

In the prior period, prepaid development cost related to Green Energy International Limited's share of costs in the Otakikpo marginal field was incorrectly classified as current assets within the Statement of Financial Position, based on estimated recoverability by the Directors. As disclosed in Note 10 (a), these costs relate to the farm-in agreement and should be classified as non-current assets consistent with other development costs of the field. As at the reporting date, the field had not commenced production. As a result, total non-current assets have increased by $21 million and current assets have decreased by $21 million in the consolidated statement of financial position for the comparative period. This item had no impact on reported losses.

 

Further, this cost was treated as an operating activity within the Statement of Cash Flows for the comparative period. Costs incurred by Lekoil Limited on behalf of Green Energy International Limited on the Otakikpo marginal field represents an investing activity. The Directors have now concluded  the cash used in operating activities have decreased by $7.5 million and cash used in investing activities have increased by $7.5 million in the comparative period.

 

5. Operating segments

The Group has a single class of business which is exploration, development and production of petroleum oil and natural gas. The geographical areas are defined by the Group as operating segments in accordance with IFRS 8- Operating Segments. As at the period end, the Group had operational activities mainly in one geographical segment, Nigeria.

 

Geographical information

In presenting information on the basis of geographical segments, segment assets are based on the geographical location of the assets.

 

Non-current assets

 

In US Dollars

(Audited)

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

 

 

 

Nigeria

183,763,580

Namibia

407,445

USA

117,727

Cayman Islands

1,564,655

 

218,718,389

185,853,407

 

Non-current assets presented consists of property, plant & equipment, intangible assets, long term prepayment, other receivables and E&E assets.

 

Profit and loss

In US Dollars

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

30 June 2016

 

Nigeria

Namibia

USA

Cayman Island

Others

Total

Revenue

-

-

-

-

-

-

Loss from operating activities

(6,924,921)

(57,400)

(2,237,658)

(912,813)

(391,790)

(10,524,582)

Net finance income/ (costs)

2,339,997

(2,352)

231

34,868

4,308

2,377,052

Total comprehensive loss for the period

(4,584,924)

(59,752)

(2,237,427)

(877,945)

(387,482)

(8,147,531)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

30 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria

Namibia

USA

Cayman Island

Others

Total

Revenue

-

-

-

-

-

-

Loss from operating activities

(3,653,393)

(132,447)

-

(2,312,095)

(1,437,776)

(7,535,711)

Net finance income/ (costs)

805,219

96,507

1,096

(12,902)

1,698

891,618

Total comprehensive loss for the period

(2,848,174)

(35,940)

1,096

(2,324,997)

(1,436,078)

(6,644,093)

               

 

No revenue has been reported for each segment as the Group is yet to commence production activities. See note 17.

 

6. Property, Plant and Equipment

In US Dollars

 

(a) The movement on this account was as follows:

 

 

Oil and Gas Assets*

Motor Vehicles

Furniture & Fittings

Computers & Household Equipment

Leasehold Improvement

Total

 
 

Cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

311,510

174,214

215,967

222,433

759,303

1,683,427

 

Additions

10,752,704

121,310

136,657

366,801

400,416

11,777,888

 

Balance at 31 December 2015

11,064,214

295,524

352,624

589,234

1,159,719

13,461,315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2016

11,064,214

295,524

352,624

589,234

1,159,719

13,461,315

 

Additions

11,082,106*

-

9,193

61,540

26,476

11,179,315**

 

Balance at 30 June 2016

22,146,320

295,524

361,817

650,774

1,186,195

24,640,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation and impairment losses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

-

66,385

36,375

51,327

155,436

309,523

 

Additions

-

42,928

61,965

98,673

345,812

549,378

 

Balance at 31 December 2015

-

109,313

98,340

150,000

501,248

858,901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2016

-

109,313

98,340

150,000

501,248

858,901

 

Additions

-

29,553

35,412

75,967

189,504

330,436

 

Balance at 30 June 2016

-

138,866

133,752

225,967

690,752

1,189,337

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016 (Unaudited)

22,146,320

156,658

228,065

424,807

495,443

23,451,293

 

At 31 December 2015 (Audited)

11,064,214

186,211

254,284

439,234

658,471

12,602,414

 

 

*The addition of $11.1 million during the period is mainly in respect of the production drilling and facilities, infrastructure pipelines, site remediation and rehabilitation and land reclamation activities on the Otakikpo marginal field.

 

On the basis of the results of the production tests conducted during the period under review and the reserve potential of the Otakikpo marginal field, the Directors are satisfied that despite the decline in crude oil price and the Net Present Value (NPV) of the development and production of hydrocarbon from the Otakikpo marginal field remains positive. Accordingly, in line with the Groupˈs accounting policy, the costs incurred on the development of the Otakikpo field have been capitalised.

 

**Included in additions to property, plant and equipment of $11.2 million are borrowing costs amounting to $0.4 million representing capitalised interest and transaction costs with respect to the aggregate $20.1 million loan from FBN Capital. This amount has been adjusted for in the statement of cash flows.

 

7. Exploration and Evaluation (E &E) assets

E&E assets represents the Group's oil mineral rights acquisition and exploration costs.

 

(a) The movement on the E&E assets account was as follows:

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

Balance at 1 January

111,976,751

111,136,232

Additions during the period (see (b) below)

292,309

1,943,019

Impairment loss

-

(1,102,500)

Balance at end of period

112,269,060

111,976,751

 

(b) The additions during the six month period ended 30 June 2016 mainly consists of the Group's share of expenditure on OPL 310 amounting to $0.3 million. Total expenditure incurred on OPL 310 from inception of farm-in agreement to 30 June 2016 and expected to be recovered in oil amounts to $112.3 million.

 

(c) The unexpired lease term on OPL 310 is 2.5 years. The Directors are confident that the licence will be converted or renewed as appropriate upon expiration.

 

(d) Exploratory, geological and geophysical activities continued on OPL 310 during the period. On the basis of the expert's evaluation of the resource capability of OPL 310, which is believed to be significantly higher than the results of the Competent Persons Report of 2013, the Directors are of the opinion that the investment in OPL 310 is not impaired despite the decline in oil price.

 

8. Intangible assets

The movement on the intangible assets account was as follows:

 

In US Dollars

Mineral Rights Acquisition Costs

Geological and Geophysical Software

Accounting Software

Total

 
 
 

Costs

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

7,000,000

1,406,308

57,125

8,463,433

 

Additions during the year

-

-

46,931

46,931

 

Balance at 31 December 2015

7,000,000

1,406,308

104,056

8,510,364

 

Balance at 1 January 2016

7,000,000

1,406,308

104,056

8,510,364

 

Additions during the period

-

381,462

-

381,462

 

Balance at 30 June 2016

7,000,000

1,787,770

104,056

8,891,826

 

Accumulated amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

-

188,547

8,783

197,330

 

Additions during the year

-

281,261

29,384

310,645

 

Balance at 31 December 2015

-

469,808

38,167

507,975

 

Balance at 1 January 2016

-

469,808

38,167

507,975

 

Charge for the period

-

172,419

16,188

188,607

 

Balance at 30 June 2016

-

642,227

54,355

696,582

 

Carrying amounts

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016 (Unaudited)

7,000,000

1,145,543

49,701

8,195,244

 

At 31 December 2015 (Audited)

7,000,000

936,500

65,889

8,002,389

 

 

9. Other receivables

Other receivables comprise:

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

Director's loan

1,596,564

1,564,655

Employee loans and advances

133,089

55,934

Due from Afren Investment Oil & Gas (Nigeria) Limited (See Note 9 (a))

764,205

399,980

Other receivables

335,909

539,244

 

2,829,767

2,559,813

 

 

 

Non-current

1,596,564

1,620,589

Current

1,233,203

939,224

 

2,829,767

2,559,813

 

(a) The amount due from Afren Investment Oil & Gas (Nigeria) Limited (Afren) represents Afren's share of Optimum's overheads paid by the Company on Afren's behalf.

 

10. Other assets

Other assets comprises:

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

 

 

 

Prepaid development costs (Note 10 (a))

43,042,360

28,807,397

Deposit for investments in Ashbert Oil & Gas Limited

240,000

240,000

Deposit for investments in Afren Investments Oil & Gas (Nigeria) Limited

12,000,000

12,000,000

Prepaid insurance

14,345

248,797

Prepaid rent

900,593

834,205

Advance for captive generating plant

1,502,448

1,502,448

Due from Ashbert Oil and Gas Limited (Note 10 (b))

17,923,868

16,777,897

Others

84,325

159,275

 

75,707,939

60,570,019

 

 

 

Non-current

73,206,228

57,825,294

Current

2,501,711

2,744,725

 

75,707,939

60,570,019

 

(a) Prepaid development costs represents Green Energy International Limited share of costs (60% of joint operations' costs) in the Otakikpo marginal field.  Under the terms of the farm-in agreement, Lekoil Oil and Gas Investment Limited undertakes to fund GEIL participating interest share of all costs relating to the Otakikpo marginal field, until the completion of the Initial Work Programme.  The Group will recover costs at a rate of LIBOR plus a margin of 10% through crude oil lifting when the field commences production. However, for expenditure above $70 million, the recovery rate increases to LIBOR plus a margin of 13%.  The interest on carried cost has been included as part of the prepaid development costs.

 

(b) As announced on 27 October 2015, the Group entered into a loan agreement with Ashbert Oil and Gas Limited. In accordance with the loan agreement, the Group will lend an aggregate sum of $40,200,000 for the payment of the signature bonus on OPL 325 in three tranches of $16,080,000, $12,060,000 and $12,060,000 (Note 12(b)). The Group has since paid the first tranche of $16,080,000.

 

The total commitment plus interest, fees, commissions and accessories due in respect thereof shall be repaid in the equivalent of barrels of crude oil from the Borrower's share of crude oil produced from the licence, subject to any existing agreements between the Borrower and the Lender regarding the allocation of crude oil entitlements; converted at the crude oil barrel price prevailing on the open market. The loan bears interest at a rate referencing 90-day LIBOR plus 12.5% per annum. The principal and accrued interest as at 30 June 2016 is $17.9 million (2015: $16.7 million).

 

11. Cash and cash equivalents

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

 

 

 

Cash at hand

6,703

-

Bank balances

6,305,009

26,016,194

Restricted cash (a)

1,311,441

-

Cash and cash equivalents

7,623,153

26,016,194

 

(a) Restricted cash represents cash funding of the debt service reserve accounts for two quarters of FBN Capital Notes repayment as stated in note 17.

 

12. Capital and reserves

 

a) Share capital

In US Dollars

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

 

 

 

Authorised

50,000

50,000

 

 

 

Issued, called up and fully paid

24,412

24,412

Total issued and called up share capital

24,412

24,412

 

 

 

 

2016

2015

In issue at 1 January

24,412

18,152

Issued for cash

-

6,260

Exercise of share options

-

-

In issue and fully paid, end of period

24,412

24,412

 

 

 

Authorised number of shares- par value $0.00005 (2015: $0.00005)

1,000,000,000

1,000,000,000

 

b) Share premium

Share premium represents the excess of amount received over the nominal value of the total issued share capital as at the reporting date. The analysis of this account is as follows:

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

2016

2015

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January

252,207,651

207,947,439

Additional issue of shares during the period

-

44,260,212

Balance at end of period

252,207,651

252,207,651

 

13. Non-controlling interest

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

 

 

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

Lekoil Nigeria Limited

29,341,123

26,590,168

Lekoil Exploration and Production (Pty) Limited (Namibia)

150,533

138,583

 

29,491,656

26,728,751

 

14. Trade and other payables

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

30-Jun-16

31-Dec-15

 

 

 

Accrued expenses

2,147,763

3,080,574

Accounts payable

7,843,465

5,029,594

Payroll liabilities

160,073

135,073

Other statutory deductions

1,414,212

1,201,150

Other payables

-

30,577

 

11,565,513

9,476,968

 

15. Provision for asset retirement obligation

The Group has recognised a provision for asset retirement obligation ("ARO") which represents the estimated present value of the amount the Group will incur to plug, abandon and remediate Otakikpo operation at the end of the productive lives, in accordance with applicable legislations.

 

(a) The movement in provision for asset retirement obligation account was as follows:

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

2016

2015

Balance at 1 January

176,621

-

Additions during the period

-

176,621

Balance at end of period

176,621

176,621

 

16. Deferred income

Deferred income comprises:

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

2016

2015

Interest on prepaid development costs (Note 10(a))

3,883,489

2,368,541

Interest on loan due from Ashbert Oil and Gas Limited (Note 10(b))

1,843,867

697,897

 

5,727,356

3,066,438

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current

1,843,867

697,897

Current

3,883,489

2,368,541

 

5,727,356

3,066,438

 

17. Loans and borrowings

Lekoil Oil and Gas Investments Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lekoil Nigeria Limited), refinanced its existing $10 million Notes Issuance Agreement ("NIA") with FBN Capital Limited ("FBN") and secured a new NGN2 billion (approximately $10 million at the Central Bank of Nigeria exchange rate of 199NGN:1USD at time of execution) facility from FBN for Otakikpo Field development.

 

The $10 million facility has a maturity of three years and is repayable quarterly after a six-month moratorium with a margin of 11.25% over LIBOR. The existing NIA bridge facility, of which $5 million was due May 2016, was extended and subsequently refinanced into the new USD facility.

 

The new NGN2 billion ($10 million) facility has a maturity of three years, is repayable quarterly with ten quarterly instalments after a six-month moratorium.  The notes have an interest rate referencing the higher of the 30-day average of 90 day NIBOR + 6% or 20%.

 

The principal plus accrued interest as at 30 June 2016 is $19,164,761 (31 December 2015 is $8,246,746).

 

(a) The movement in the loan account was as follows:

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

2016

2015

Balance at 1 January

8,246,746

-

Draw-down during the period

20,106,114

10,000,000

Effective interest during the period

435,949

1,086,283

Interest repayment during the period

(1,624,048)

(839,537)

Principal repayment during the period

(8,000,000)

(2,000,000)

Balance at end of period

19,164,761

8,246,746

 

 

 

Non-current

15,591,831

-

Current

3,572,930

8,246,746

 

19,164,761

8,246,746

 

18. Revenue

No revenue is reported in these consolidated financial statements as the Group is yet to commence production of oil and gas (2015: Nil).

 

19. General and administrative expenses

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Directors fees

135,000

220,000

Rent expenses

832,641

411,141

Personnel expenses

5,069,709

3,121,005

Depreciation and amortisation

519,043

355,513

Travel costs

790,915

526,899

Community and security expenses

1,380,689

67,820

Other expenses

1,796,586

2,833,333

 

10,524,583

7,535,711

 

20. Finance income and costs

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Finance income

 

 

Interest income (a)

35,186

-

Net foreign exchange gains (b)

2,592,874

919,467

 

2,628,060

919,467

 

 

 

Finance costs (c)

251,008

27,849

 

(a) Interest income

Interest income represents interests on an unsecured loan of $1,500,000 granted to a Director on 9 December 2014. The loan has a three year term and bears interest at a rate of four per cent per anum. Repayment is due at the end of the term.

 

(b) Net foreign exchange gain

Foreign exchange gains represent currency exchange difference gains resulting from the conversion of US dollar amounts to Nigerian Naira amounts; to meet obligations settled in Nigerian Naira. The significant devaluation of Nigeria Naira to the US dollars during the period and large exchange rates disparity between the official exchange rate and the parallel market exchange rate accounted for the significant foreign exchange gain.

 

(c) Finance costs

Finance costs represent fees on debt financing.

 

21. Share-based payment arrangements

At 30 June 2016, the Group had the following share-based payment arrangements:

 

Share option scheme (equity-settled)

The Group established a share option scheme that entitles employees, key management personnel and consultants providing employment-type services to purchase shares in the Group. In accordance with the scheme, holders of vested options are entitled to purchase shares at established prices of the shares at the date of grant during a period expiring on the tenth anniversary of the effective date i.e. grant date. The grant dates for awards were 3 December 2010, 1 June 2011, 1 November 2011, 3 June 2012, 19 February 2013, 5 April 2013, 17 May 2013, 26 March 2014, 1 July 2015 and 23 December 2015 based upon a mutual understanding of the terms of the awards at that time.  There were no new issuances of stock options in the six-month period to 30 June 2016.

 

Long-term incentive plan scheme (equity-settled)

Awards were made under the Group's Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) which was approved on 19 November 2014 and amended on 21 December 2015. The Board approved the grant of 7,895,000 stock options to employees of the Group on 26 June 2015 and 3,143,000 stock options to the CEO, Olalekan Akinyanmi on 23 December 2015.

 

Non-Executive Director Share Plan (equity-settled)

On 21 December 2015 the Board adopted the Group's Non-Executive Director Share Plan designed to provide incentives to Non-Executive Directors. The Committee made an award of 500,000 stock options to the Non-Executive Directors under this plan on 23 December 2015.

 

The NED stock options are not subject to any performance criteria and vest three years from the grant date, subject to successful completion of the three year service period starting on the grant date. The options can be exercised over a seven year period beginning on the expiry of the service period.

 

22. Loss per share

(a) The calculation of basic loss per share has been based on the following loss attributable to ordinary shareholders and weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding.

 

(i) Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (basic)

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Group

(5,384,626)

(4,907,379)

 

(ii) Weighted average number of ordinary shares (basic)

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Issued ordinary shares at 1 January

488,199,983

349,297,329

Effect of shares issue

-

-

Weighted-average number of ordinary shares at end of period

488,199,983

349,297,329

 

(b) The calculation of diluted loss per share has been based on the following loss attributable to ordinary shareholders and weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding after adjustment for the effects of all dilutive potential ordinary shares.

 

(i) Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (basic)

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Loss for the period attributable to owners of the Company

(5,384,626)

(4,907,379)

 

(ii) Weighted average number of ordinary shares (diluted)

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Weighted average number of ordinary shares (basic)

488,199,983

349,297,329

Effect of share options

-

-

Weighted average number of ordinary shares (diluted) at period end

488,199,983

349,297,329

 

23. Taxes

(a) Income tax

The Group with its principal assets and operations in Nigeria is subject to the Petroleum Profit Tax Act of Nigeria (PPTA). However, the Group is yet to commence production and therefore earned no revenue during the year. As a result, no Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) was charged during the year.

 

(b) Unrecognised deferred tax assets

Deferred tax assets will arise from unrelieved losses as well as the tax base of assets. These have not been recognised due to uncertainty over the availability of future taxable profit to offset the losses.

 

24. Related Party Transactions

(a) Transactions with key management personnel

Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Group, directly or indirectly. These are the directors of the Group.

 

Loans to key management personnel

An unsecured loan of $1,500,000 was granted to a Director on 9 December 2014. The loan has a three year term and bears interest at a rate of four per cent per annum. Repayment is due at the end of the term. At 30 June 2016, the balance outstanding was $1,596,563 (2014: $1,564,655) and is included in 'trade and other receivables'.

 

Key management personnel transactions

The value of transactions during the period and the outstanding balance at 30 June 2016 due to key management personnel and entities over which they have significant influence were $1.78 million and $0.67 million respectively. During the period ended 30 June 2016, Lekoil Oil & Gas Investments Limited entered into a contract with SOWSCO Wells Services Nigeria Limited, a company controlled by a Director, for the provision of well completion services.

 

Key management personnel compensation

In addition to their salaries, the Group also provides non-cash benefits to key management personnel, in form of share based payments.

 

Key management personnel compensation comprised the following:

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

Short-term benefits

685,969

2,013,125

Share-based payments

55,133

5,664

 

741,102

2,018,789

 

Details of Directors' remuneration (including fair value of share based payments) earned by each Director of the Company during the period are as follows:

 

In US Dollars

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

 

Short-term benefits

Share-based payments

Short-term benefits

Share-based payments

Lekan Akinyanmi

415,969

42,507

440,625

-

David Robinson

-

-

1,352,500

-

Samuel Adegboyega

70,000

2,223

70,000

-

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode

50,000

2,601

50,000

2,549

Greg Eckersley

50,000

2,223

50,000

-

John van der Welle

50,000

3,356

50,000

3,115

Hezekiah Adesola Oyinlola

50,000

2,223

-

-

 

685,969

55,133

2,013,125

5,664

 

Key management personnel and Director transactions

Directors of the Company control 9.57% of the voting shares of the Company as at 30 June 2016 (31 December 2015: 9.57%).

 

(b) Lekoil Limited, Cayman Islands has a Management & Technical Services Agreement with Lekoil Management Corporation (LMC) under the terms of which LMC was appointed to provide management, corporate support and technical services. The remuneration to LMC includes reimbursement for charges and operating costs incurred by LMC.

 

25. Events after the Reporting Date

Subsequent to period end, Otakikpo-003 well was completed and the rig was demobilised. Onshore facilities are complete while welding and installation work is progressing on the offshore pipelines. Furthermore, the Group drew down NGN1 billion from the NGN5 billion facility approved by Sterling bank and increased the NGN2 billion facility with FBN Capital to NGN4.5 billion. The additional NGN2.5 billion has been fully drawn and has been used to complete infrastructure at Otakikpo prior to the commencement of commercial production.

 

The Group also obtained an extension of its petroleum exploration licence on Namibian Blocks 2514A&B - EPL 059 which expired on 27 July 2016 for an additional 12 months.

 

Other than the matters disclosed above, there are no other events between the reporting date and the date of authorising these financial statements that have not been adjusted for or disclosed in these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

26. Financial commitments and contingencies

(a) On 17 October 2011, Lekoil Nigeria Limited signed the prepayment agreement relating to a proposed acquisition by Lekoil Nigeria Limited of an interest in another Nigerian field, OPL241 from Oilworld Limited ("Oilworld"). It was proposed that Lekoil Nigeria Limited acquire a 10% participating interest in OPL241 subject to negotiation of a commercial transaction and suitable documentation being agreed (the "OPL241 Acquisition") and certain payments being made by Lekoil Nigeria Limited to Oilworld.

 

Lekoil Nigeria Limited paid a deposit of $1,000,000 on the understanding that this would be held by Oilworld as a deposit and applied by Oilworld towards any subsequent acquisition by Lekoil Nigeria Limited of a 1% participating interest in OPL241. Ministerial consent would be needed for the transfer of the interests although the OPL241 acquisition has not been completed and Oilworld is still holding the sum of $1,000,000 as a deposit on the above basis. The Prepayment Agreement also states that, if the OPL241 acquisition does not complete, Lekoil Nigeria Limited would have a right of first refusal over the 10% participating interest in OPL 241 held by Oilworld (including the 1% interest to which the $1,000,000 deposit above refers). Oilworld commenced sole risk 3D seismic acquisition in 2013.

 

(b) Lekoil Limited, Namibia is bound to an agreement for the acquisition of a 77.5% participating interest in the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and operatorship in respect of Namibia Blocks 2514A and 2514B with Hallie Investments (Namibia) for the sum of $2.75 million, out of which an initial deposit of $69,660 was made. The amount of $69,660 paid is included in exploration and evaluation assets.

 

The initial licence expired in July 2016 and was renewed for one year till July 2017.

 

(c) Lekoil Oil and Gas Investment Limited is bound to the terms under a farm-in agreement with respect to Otakikpo marginal field. For a 40% economic and participating interest, the Company will fund all costs relating to the joint operation until the completion of the initial work programme.

 

(d) On 5 December 2014, the joint venture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its host community, Ikuru with respect to the Otakikpo Marginal Field area. The key items of the MoU include the following:

- The joint venture will allocate 3% of its revenue from the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) produced from the field to Ikuru Community in each financial year;

- The joint venture will allocate the sum of $0.53 (148.32 million Naira) annually for sustainable community development activities.

 

(e) In May 2015, the Company provided a corporate guarantee in favour of FBN Capital for loan notes issued by Lekoil Oil and Gas Investment Limited, a sub-subsidiary of the Company for the sum of $10 million and 2 billion Naira.

 

(f) Litigation and claims

There are no litigations or claims involving the Group as at 30 June 2016 (31 December 2015 is Nil).

 

27. Distribution

The half yearly report for the six month period ended 30 June 2016 will be shortly available on the Company's website (www.lekoil.com) or directly from the Company at its registered address.

 

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