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North Sea Energy Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/14 -- North Sea Energy Inc. ("NSE" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NUK) announces its unaudited financial results for the period ended June 30, 2014. The summary of the selected financial information should be read in conjunction with the Company's Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) and the related Management Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 dated August 26, 2014, which have been filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Highlights and recent events for the three months ended June 30, 2014


--  On May 2, 2014, NSE obtained the results of an independent "Economic
    Assessment of Blocks 13/24c and 13/25 (Bagpuss and Blofeld), North Sea,
    United Kingdom"(1). The potential economics of the prospects on a Low,
    Best, Mean and High cases on a before tax basis discounted by 10% are
    US$(65.30) million, US$311.7 million, US$689.51 million and US$1,842.35
    million respectively net to NSE. 
--  NSE continued to reduce its general and administrative (G&A) costs by
    47% during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the three
    months ended June 30, 2013 (Q2 2014; $249,506; Q2 2013: $465,663). 
--  NSE entered into a Joint Bidding Agreement for the 28th UKCS Licensing
    Round. 

SELECTED QUARTERLY INFORMATION


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                                                   As at                    
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                                      June 30,   December 31,       June 30,
                                          2014           2013           2013
                                   (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)
                                       CAD ($)        CAD ($)        CAD ($)
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Assets                               3,370,672      4,932,541     19,313,066
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Long-term liabilities                3,537,981      3,497,383      5,010,564
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Shareholders' Equity               (2,688,871)    (1,852,878)     11,169,789
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(1) The report issued by Deloitte LLP ("Deloitte") on April 30, 2014, utilized the resource and geologic information developed by Senergy (GB) Limited ("Senergy") on June 25, 2013 with an effective date of May 30, 2013. (Please refer to the Company's press release issued on June 27, 2013 for discussion on the risks and level of uncertainty associated with recovery of the resources, the significant positive and negative factors relevant to the estimate of the resources.). Deloitte's economic assessment of the Bagpuss and Blofeld prospects indicates that, on a cumulative basis, the Best, Mean, and High case resource estimates are commercial under the assumed development, pricing, and cost scenarios, yielding after-tax internal rates of return of approximately 18, 28, and 51 percent, respectively.


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                  For the three months ended     For the six months ended   
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                       June 30,       June 30,       June 30,       June 30,
                           2014           2013           2014           2013
                    (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)
                        CAD ($)        CAD ($)        CAD ($)        CAD ($)
                    (except per    (except per    (except per    (except per
                    share data)    share data)    share data)    share data)
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Revenues                    672        221,987          1,942      1,314,322
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Loss before                                                                 
 income tax           (564,018)      (566,032)      (909,627)    (1,517,046)
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Net loss              (566,018)      (566,032)      (909,627)    (1,517,046)
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Total                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 loss                 (477,133)      (509,599)      (920,041)    (1,443,256)
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Basic and                                                                   
 diluted net                                                                
 loss per share        (0.0095)       (0.0097)       (0.0153)       (0.0259)
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The above noted financial data should be read in conjunction with the period ended June 30, 2014 condensed interim consolidated financial statements. The condensed interim consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards ("IAS") 34 - Interim Financial Reporting.

About North Sea Energy Inc.

North Sea Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NUK) is an oil and gas company that holds a portfolio of high impact interests focused on the Moray Firth in the offshore UK North Sea. These interests include Bagpuss and Blofeld (blocks 13/24c and 13/25), Norfolk (blocks 12/16b and 12/17b), Cloud (block 14/29b), Del Monte (block 19/3) and Golden Phoenix (block 18/10a).

Forward-looking statements

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. We cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. Consequently, there is no representation that the actual results achieved will be the same, in whole or in part, as those set out in the forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information.

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