Declaration of Commercial Discovery enables Early Production from the Hawler License Area
CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") today announces that it has submitted a letter to the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq ("KRG") and to the members of the Management Committee for the Hawler License Area, advising that Oryx Petroleum has determined that the Demir Dagh 2 well discovery is a Commercial Discovery pursuant to the terms of the Hawler Production Sharing Contract.
Oryx Petroleum is currently undertaking an extensive appraisal program in relation to the full Demir Dagh field, and will continue to undertake such appraisal activities through 2014, however, the Corporation has elected to declare commerciality at this time as it is proceeding to install and operate an early production facility on the Demir Dagh field, with production intended to commence in the second quarter of 2014.
Commenting today, Oryx Petroleum's Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ebsary, stated:
"We are very proud to declare commerciality for Demir Dagh and thus achieve another key milestone on our march towards first production and appraisal and development of the field. To declare commerciality for the field less than a year after discovery is a major achievement for our company and our partners in the Hawler License Area. We expect the rapid development of Demir Dagh to provide significant benefit to our stakeholders and to the people of Iraq."
ABOUT ORYX PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED
Oryx Petroleum is an international oil exploration company focused in Africa and the Middle East. The Corporation's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "OXC". The Oryx Petroleum group of companies was founded in 2010 by The Addax and Oryx Group Limited and key members of the former senior management team of Addax Petroleum Corporation. Oryx Petroleum has interests in six license areas, two of which have yielded oil discoveries and four of which are prospective for oil. The Corporation is the operator or technical partner in four of the six license areas. Two license areas are located in the Kurdistan Region and the Wasit governorate (province) of Iraq and four license areas are located in West Africa in Nigeria, the AGC administrative area offshore Senegal and Guinea Bissau, and Congo (Brazzaville). Further information about Oryx Petroleum is available at www.oryxpetroleum.com or under Oryx Petroleum's profile at www.sedar.com.
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SOURCE: Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited
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