Welcome!

News Feed Item

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Announces the Filing of Its 2013 Financial Statements, MD&A, AIF and Reserves Data

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FO)(AIM:FOG)(ESM:FAC) ("Falcon") announces that it has filed its audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013, the accompanying management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for year ended 31 December 2013 dated 29 April 2014, its Annual Information Form ("AIF") dated 29 April 2014 and the Statement of Reserves Data and Other Oil and Gas Information (National Instrument 51-101, Forms 51-101F1, 51-101F2 and 51-101F3) with the relevant provincial securities regulators. These filings are available for review at www.sedar.com. The audited financial statements and MD&A are also available on Falcon's website www.falconoilandgas.com.

The following should be read in conjunction with the complete audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013 and the accompanying MD&A for the year ended 31 December 2013.

2013-2014 Highlights

--  Farm-out discussions advancing in Australia. 
--  Consolidation of interest in Australian subsidiary completed. 
--  The Overriding Royalty, Beetaloo Basin, Australia reduced. 
--  Drilling and testing of first well in Hungary, fully carried by Naftna
    Industrija Srbije JSC ("NIS"). 
--  Admission to trading on AIM and ESM - successfully raising US$25.7
    million of new capital. 
--  Focus on strict cost management and efficient operation of the
    portfolio. 
--  Healthy financial position, debt free with cash and cash equivalents at
    US$8.4 million. 

Philip O'Quigley, CEO of Falcon commented:

"We have had an extremely busy 2013 and Quarter 1 2014. Our immediate attention is now focused on securing a new farm-out partner for our acreage in Australia and the completion of testing of Kutvolgy-1. Progress to date on all of these fronts is in line with our expectations, we will make further announcements in due course."

Australia

Farm-out discussions in Australia advancing

Further to previous press releases, Falcon was approached by several oil and gas companies interested in farming into the Beetaloo Basin. Falcon is well advanced in its discussions with a number of those companies.

Consolidation of interest in Australian subsidiary

In July 2013 Falcon completed the acquisition of a 25.4% minority interest in Falcon Australia consolidating the Group's interest at 98% of the company.

Reducing the Overriding Royalty, Beetaloo Basin, Australia

On 1 November 2013, Falcon announced that Falcon Australia, had entered into an agreement ("the CRIAG Agreement") with CR Innovations AG ("CRIAG") to acquire its 4% Overriding Royalty Interest ("ORRI") relating to its exploration permits in the Beetaloo Basin. On 17 December 2013, Falcon announced that Falcon Australia, had entered into an agreement with Malcolm John Gerrard, Territory Oil & Gas LLC and Tom Dugan Family Partnership LLC (collectively "TOG Group") to acquire up to 7% (seven eighths) of the remaining 8% private ORRI over Falcon Australia's exploration permits in the Beetaloo Basin. The completing of the two agreements to acquire 8% of the privately held ORRI at a total cost of US$7 million, of which US$6 million is payable only upon completion of a Farm-Out in Australia. In addition, the Group has secured agreement to acquire a further 3% based on two five year call options granted to Falcon at a future combined cost of US$20 million leaving only a 1% royalty in private hands.

Hungary Drilling

The well testing operations on the Kutvolgy-1 well in Hungary have started. Kutvolgy-1 is the first of a three well drilling and testing programme fully funded by NIS, to evaluate the gas potential of the Algyo Formation in Falcon's Mako trough permit. The testing objectives are to determine reservoir quality and gas productivity from the target Algyo formation encountered in Kutvolgy-1.

Admission to trading on AIM and ESM

In March 2013, Falcon was admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and the ESM market of the Irish Stock Exchange of the Company's existing share capital and the additional 120,381,973 new common shares in the capital of the Company issued pursuant to the concurrent conditional brokered private placing, at a price of GBP 0.14 (CDN$0.215) per share, raising gross proceeds of $25.7 million.

Debt repayment

In June 2013, Falcon repaid the full amount outstanding on its Convertible Loan Note of CDN$10.7 million. This repayment means that the Group is now completely debt free.

Results for operating activities

Falcon incurred a loss of US$3.6 million in the year ended 31 December 2013, decreasing from a loss of US$17.7 million in the year ended 31 December 2012.

Falcon's cash and cash equivalent balance at 31 December 2013 was US$8.4 million (31 December 2012: US$2.9 million).

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.                                                       
Consolidated Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Loss                 
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
                                                 Year ended      Year ended 
                                                31 December     31 December 
                                                       2013            2012 
                                                    US$'000         US$'000 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Revenue                                                                     
Oil and natural gas revenue                              17              21 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         17              21 
Expenses                                                                    
Exploration and evaluation expenses                    (899)         (1,654)
Production and operating expenses                       (27)            (37)
Depreciation                                           (307)           (342)
General and administrative expenses                  (4,656)         (6,206)
Share based compensation                               (693)         (2,380)
Restructuring expense                                     -            (792)
Write-down of inventory                                   -            (552)
Foreign exchange gain                                   326               - 
Other income                                            683             276 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     (5,573)        (11,687)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Results from operating activities                    (5,556)        (11,666)
                                                                            
Fair value gain / (loss) - outstanding                                      
 warrants                                             3,895          (2,019)
                                                                            
Finance Income                                          601              81 
Finance expense                                      (2,510)         (4,111)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net finance expense                                  (1,909)         (4,030)
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loss and comprehensive loss for the year             (3,570)        (17,715)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Loss and comprehensive loss attributable to:                                
Equity holders of the company                        (3,411)        (17,441)
Non-controlling interest                               (159)           (274)
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loss and comprehensive loss for the year             (3,570)        (17,715)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Loss per share attributable to equity                                       
 holders of the company:                                                    
Basic and diluted                            $       (0.004) $        (0.03)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.                                                       
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position                                
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
                                                          At             At 
                                                 31 December    31 December 
                                                        2013           2012 
                                                     US$'000        US$'000 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Assets                                                                      
Non-current assets                                                          
Exploration and evaluation assets                     74,517         74,019 
Property, plant and equipment                          5,403          5,703 
Trade and other receivables                               77            778 
Restricted cash                                          615            873 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      80,612         81,373 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Current assets                                                              
Cash and cash equivalents                              8,431          2,884 
Trade and other receivables                              473          1,756 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       8,904          4,640 
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total assets                                          89,516         86,013 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Equity and liabilities                                                      
                                                                            
Equity attributable to owners of the parent                                 
Share capital                                        382,853        339,334 
Contributed surplus                                   42,463         41,858 
Retained deficit                                    (350,605)      (334,279)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      74,711         46,913 
Non-controlling interests                                737         10,882 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total equity                                          75,448         57,795 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Liabilities                                                                 
Non-current liabilities                                                     
Derivative financial liabilities                         448          5,292 
Decommissioning provision                             11,138         10,955 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      11,586         16,247 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Current liabilities                                                         
Accounts payable and accrued expenses                  1,533          3,122 
Convertible debentures                                     -          8,773 
Derivative financial liabilities                         949             26 
Decommissioning provision                                  -             50 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       2,482         11,971 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total liabilities                                     14,068         28,218 
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total equity and liabilities                          89,516         86,013 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.                                                       
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows                                        
                                                                            
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Year Ended 31 December 
                                                          2013         2012 
                                                       US$'000      US$'000 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Cash flows from operating activities                                        
Net loss for the year                                   (3,570)     (17,715)
Adjustments for:                                                            
  Share based compensation                                 693        2,380 
  Depreciation                                             307          342 
  Fair value (gain) / loss - outstanding warrants       (3,895)       2,019 
  Net finance expense                                    1,909        4,030 
  Other                                                   (383)           - 
Contribution to past costs - Chevron                     1,000            - 
Change in non-cash working capital                        (854)         668 
Interest paid                                             (573)      (1,061)
Interest received                                          102           66 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net cash used in operating activities                   (5,264)      (9,271)
                                                                            
Cash flows from investing activities                                        
Decrease / (increase) in restricted cash                   258         (335)
Exploration and evaluation assets                       (1,964)      (2,834)
Proceeds from farm-out transaction - NIS                 1,500            - 
Property, plant and equipment                              (32)        (325)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net cash used in investing activities                     (238)      (3,494)
                                                                            
Cash flows from financing activities                                        
Proceeds from exercise of share options                    112          152 
Proceeds from private placement - March 2013            25,672            - 
Transaction costs relating to private placement -                           
 March 2013                                             (2,157)           - 
Repayment of 11% debenture                             (10,197)           - 
Share acquisition in Falcon Oil & Gas Australia                             
 Ltd ("Falcon Australia")                               (3,000)           - 
Transaction costs associated with share                                     
 acquisition in Falcon Australia                           (97)           - 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net cash from financing activities                      10,333          152 
                                                                            
Change in cash and cash equivalents                      4,831      (12,613)
Effect of exchange rates on cash & cash                                     
 equivalents                                               716          139 
                                                                            
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year           2,884       15,358 
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                 8,431        2,884 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Glossary of terms

US$   United States dollar                                                  
CDN$  Canadian dollar                                                       

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Falcon is an international oil & gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio spread between Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com.

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.

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information, including comments made with respect to when payments due under the CRIAG and TOG agreements will be made and with respect to the progress of securing a Farm-out agreement. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon.

Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon's filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

Contacts:
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Philip O'Quigley
CEO
+353 87 814 7042 or +353 1 417 1900

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
John Craven
Non-Executive Chairman
+353 1 417 1900 or +353 1 417 1900
www.falconoilandgas.com

FTI Consulting
Edward Westropp
+44 207 269 7230

Davy (NOMAD & Joint Broker)
John Frain / Anthony Farrell
+353 1 679 6363

GMP Securities Europe LLP (Joint Broker)
Rob Collins / Liz Williamson
+44 20 7647 2800

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Joint Broker)
David Porter / Richard Redmayne
+44 207 894 7000

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
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.