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
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins June 5-7, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @Cloud Expo New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Daniel Jones, CTO of EngineerBetter, will answer: How can we improve willpower and decrease technical debt? Is the present bias real? How can we turn it to our advantage? Can you increase a team’s effective IQ? How do DevOps & Product Teams increase empathy, and what impact does empath...
DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close th...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...