Welcome!

News Feed Item

ShaMaran Announces an Increase in Contingent Resources

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SNM)(OMX:SNM) ("ShaMaran" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update of estimated contingent and prospective resources for the Atrush block provided by third party auditors McDaniel & Associates ("McDaniel") prepared as at December 31, 2012 in accordance with standards set out in the Canadian National Instrument NI 51-101 and Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGEH).

McDaniel estimates have taken into account the results of the Atrush-2 well (including the additional discovery in the Butmah formation) and remapping based on the recently acquired 3D seismic. The Triassic Kurra Chine C is a new Prospective Resource for 2012 based on 3D seismic and reported results from nearby wells.


PROPERTY GROSS ESTIMATED CONTINGENT RESOURCES - ATRUSH JURASSIC OIL         
 DISCOVERY(i)                                                               
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012                                                     
MBBL, MMCF (1) (2) (3) (4)                                                  
(i) Barsarin, Sargelu, Alan, Mus, Adaiyah & Butmah formations               
                                                                            
                             Low            Best        Mean            High
                   Estimate (1C)   Estimate (2C)    Estimate   Estimate (3C)
                  ----------------------------------------------------------
Crude Oil (Mbbl)         392,561         608,222     647,854         950,444
Natural Gas (MMcf)        72,132         114,647     124,076         186,907
Total (Mboe)             404,583         627,330     668,534         981,595
                                                                            
(1) There is no certainty that it will be commercially viable or technically
 feasible to produce any portion of the resources.                          
(2) These are unrisked contingent resources that do not take into account   
 the chance of commerciality.                                               
(3) Total based upon the probabilistic aggregation of pools within the      
 field.                                                                     
(4) 6 Mcf is equivalent to 1 BOE.                                           


PROPERTY GROSS ESTIMATED PROSPECTIVE RESOURCES - ATRUSH BLOCK(i)            
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012                                                     
MBBL, MMCF (1) (2) (3) (4)                                                  
(i) Cretaceous (Garagu & Chia Gara formations), Triassic (Kurra Chine C     
formation)                                                                  
                                                                            
                    Unrisked    Unrisked    Unrisked    Unrisked      Risked
                         Low        Best        Mean        High        Mean
                    Estimate    Estimate    Estimate    Estimate    Estimate
                  ----------------------------------------------------------
Crude Oil (Mbbl)      29,896      60,213      69,936     121,357      14,480
Natural Gas (MMcf)    65,567     213,220     309,405     672,253      42,039
Condensate (Mbbl)      4,265      26,677      46,332     111,228       6,227
Total (Mboe)          40,824      95,750     121,504     233,400      21,486
                                                                            
(1) There is no certainty that any portion of the prospective resources will
 be discovered. If discovered, there is no certainty that it will be        
 commercially viable or technically feasible to produce any portion of the  
 resources.                                                                 
(2) These are partially risked prospective resources that have been risked  
 for chance of discovery, but have not been risked for chance of            
 development.                                                               
(3) Total based on the probabilistic aggregation of undiscovered pools      
 within the field/prospect.                                                 
(4) 6 Mcf is equivalent to 1 BOE.                                           

Pradeep Kabra, President and CEO of ShaMaran commented, "We are pleased with the significant increase in the contingent resources in the Atrush field following the success of the Atrush-2 well in 2012 and will continue to focus on the appraisal and development of the Atrush Field."

In summary, the changes in gross Contingent resources for the Atrush field by category between 2011 and 2012 are (MMBOE):


             Low estimate      Best estimate      High estimate             
                       1C                 2C                 3C         Mean
2011                275.6              465.6              813.0        512.7
2012                404.6              627.3              981.6        668.5
% change             +46%               +35%               +21%         +30%

The Atrush Block (subject to the Kurdistan Regional Government's 25% carried option) is operated by the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC ("TAQA") which holds a 53.2% working interest. ShaMaran Petroleum Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiary General Exploration Partners Inc. ("GEP") holds a 26.8% working interest. Marathon Oil KDV B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO), holds a 20% interest in the block. Atrush resource estimates presented represent solely the view of GEP and its experts.

About ShaMaran

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. is a Kurdistan focused oil development and exploration vehicle with a working interest in the Atrush oil discovery currently undergoing appraisal and development.

ShaMaran Petroleum is a Canadian oil and gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SNM" as well as NASDAQ OMX First North under the symbol "SNM".

On behalf of the Board,

Pradeep Kabra, President and CEO

This press release contains statements about expected or anticipated future events and financial results that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as legal and political risk, civil unrest, general economic, market and business conditions, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, competitive and general economic factors and conditions, the uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, the occurrence of unexpected events and management's capacity to execute and implement its future plans. Actual results may differ materially from those projected by management. Further, any forward-looking information is made only as of a certain date and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management of the Company to predict all of these factors and to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on the Company's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking information.

ShaMaran Petroleum's Certified Advisor on NASDAQ OMX First North is Pareto Ohman AB.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
ShaMaran Petroleum Corp.
Keith Hill
Chairman
(604) 806-3583
[email protected]

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp.
Pradeep Kabra
President and CEO
0041 22 560 8605
[email protected]

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp.
Sophia Shane
Corporate Development
(604) 689-7842
(604) 689-4250 (FAX)
[email protected]
www.shamaranpetroleum.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing be...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to o...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, a Needham, Mass., research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology, including big data, cognitive computing and governance. She is co-author of the book Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics, published in 2015. Her Cloud Expo session, "What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8:40 a.m. In it, she puts cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the busin...