Samson Oil & Gas Limited (ASX: SSN; NYSE MKT: SSN):
North Stockyard Sale
Samson sold, late on Friday, October 28th, its interest in
the North Stockyard field for $15 million by the receipt of the balance
of $13.95 million of the purchase price.
$11.5 million of the sales proceeds will be used to reduce the
outstanding amount on our debt facility to $19 million. Samson will use
the balance of the proceeds for working capital and to reduce its
current hedge positions in line with its post-sale production.
With the sale, Samson can now focus on development of its recently
acquired Foreman Butte property that, because it was acquired at an
advantageous price, provides the opportunity to grow the Company’s
Since the acquisition of Foreman Butte, Samson has already grown the
asset from a Proved Developed Producing (PDP) reserve with an NPV10
of $22 million to a NPV10 of $45 million as at June 30th
which has more than replaced the PDP reserve value of North Stockyard of
As a result of the closing and the reduction of outstanding balance
Samson expects that it should be in a position early in 2017 to
negotiate and execute a revised debt facility with Mutual of Omaha Bank.
This new facility will build on the excellent relationship that has been
established and will give Samson ample liquidity to further develop the
Foreman Butte project or to take advantage of further acquisitions at an
The next round of activity in Foreman Butte will take two directions.
One will be to utilize a fresh water cleanout workover technique that
has proved successful in the Evans 1-10 well which has demonstrated a
doubling of fluid production and secondly to optimize the pumps across
the project. A field wide fluid level survey has revealed that the
majority of our producing wells are not being pumped to the reservoir
capacity. Therefore pump change outs, stroke length, and stroke rate
improvements or a combination thereof will be used to help these wells
pump at an optimum rate. While relatively inexpensive, these pump
enhancements should boost both production and reserves in the near term.
Samson is due to lodge its ASX quarterly report and Appendix 5b with the
Australian Securities Exchange on Monday, October 31st, and its SEC 10Q
on November 14th, both reports will be available on the company’s
SAMSON OIL & GAS LIMITED
Samson’s Ordinary Shares are traded on the Australian Securities
Exchange under the symbol "SSN". Samson's American Depository Shares
(ADSs) are traded on the New York Stock Exchange MKT under the symbol
"SSN". Each ADS represents 200 fully paid Ordinary Shares of Samson.
Samson has a total of 3,215 million ordinary shares issued and
outstanding (including 230 million options exercisable at AUD 3.8
cents), which would be the equivalent of 16.075 million ADSs.
Accordingly, based on the NYSE MKT closing price of US$0.71 per ADS on
October 28th, 2016, the Company has a current market
capitalization of approximately US$11.6 million (the options have been
valued at an exchange rate of 0.7683). Correspondingly, based on the ASX
closing price of A$0.005 for ordinary shares and a closing price of
A$0.001 for the 2017 options, on October 28th, 2016, the
Company has a current market capitalization of approximately A$16.3
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts may
be forward looking statements, including but not limited to statements
using words like “may”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “should” or
“will.” Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any
forward-looking statement. There are a number of important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated
or estimated by any forward looking information, including uncertainties
inherent in estimating the methods, timing and results of exploration
activities. A description of the risks and uncertainties that are
generally attendant to Samson and its industry, as well as other factors
that could affect Samson’s financial results, are included in the
prospectus and prospectus supplement for its recent Rights Offering as
well as the Company's report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission on Form 10-K, which are available at www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm.
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