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Zephyr Energy PLC
02 May 2023
 

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Zephyr Energy plc

(the "Company" or "Zephyr")

 

2 May 2023

 

Hedging programme update

 

Zephyr Energy plc (AIM: ZPHR) (OTCQB: ZPHRF), the Rocky Mountain oil and gas company focused on responsible resource development from carbon-neutral operations, is pleased to announce an update on its hedging programme related to oil production from its non-operated asset portfolio in the Williston Basin, U.S. (the "Programme").   

 

With the majority of hedged volumes from last year's Programme now produced, Zephyr's Board of Directors (the "Board") has elected to enter into additional oil hedge agreements.  Volumes hedged for the nine months ending 31 December 2023 have increased from 94,000 barrels ("bbls") to 137,000 bbls, with BP Energy Company ("BP"), one of the world's leading energy trading houses, continuing to serve as the counterparty.

 

Under the terms of the Programme, Zephyr holds crude oil commodity swap agreements, which settle on a monthly basis, at the following prices:

 

·Q2 2023: 52,000 bbls at an average US$86.84/bbl

·Q3 2023: 45,000 bbls at an average US$83.57/bbl

·Q4 2023: 40,000 bbls at an average US$83.42/bbl

·Q1 2024: 27,000 bbls at an average US$82.20/bbl

 

The Programme has been structured to provide cashflow surety related to the Company's debt obligations, as well as to derisk funding requirements for the Company's activity at its flagship project in the Paradox Basin, Utah, U.S while allowing for additional exposure to future fluctuations in prices.

 

The Board will continue to monitor prices and may add additional hedges if appropriate. 

 

 

 

 

        Contacts

 

Zephyr Energy plc

Colin Harrington (CEO)

Chris Eadie (CFO)

 

 Tel: +44 (0)20 7225 4590

Allenby Capital Limited - AIM Nominated Adviser

Jeremy Porter / Vivek Bhardwaj

 

 Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 5656

 

Turner Pope Investments - Joint-Broker

James Pope / Andy Thacker 

 

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited - Joint-Broker

John Prior / Hugh Rich / James Sinclair-Ford

 

Celicourt Communication  - Public Relations

Mark Antelme / Felicity Winkles

 Tel: +44 (0)20 3657 0050

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500

 

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8434 2643

 

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

Zephyr Energy plc (AIM: ZPHR) (OTCQB: ZPHRF) is a technology-led oil and gas company focused on responsible resource development from carbon-neutral operations in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.  The Company's mission is rooted in two core values: to be responsible stewards of its investors' capital, and to be responsible stewards of the environment in which it works.

 

Zephyr's flagship asset is an operated 45,000-acre leaseholding located in the Paradox Basin, Utah, 25,000 acres of which has been assessed to hold, net to Zephyr, 2P reserves of 2.6 million barrels of oil equivalent ("mmboe"), 2C resources of 34 mmboe and 2U resources 240 mmboe.

 

In addition to its operated assets, the Company owns working interests in a broad portfolio of non-operated producing wells across the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana. 

 

The Williston portfolio currently consists of working-interests in over 200 modern horizontal wells which are expected to provide production of 1,550 - 1,750 barrels of oil equivalent per day, net to Zephyr, in 2023.Cash flow from the Williston production will be used to fund the planned Paradox Basin development. In addition, the Board will consider further opportunistic value-accretive acquisitions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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