CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 12, 2014) - Condor Petroleum Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX:CPI) is pleased to announce that the sale of Condor's 66% interest in the Marsel Territory for US$88.0 million ("Marsel Transaction") was completed on January 28, 2014. After registering the Marsel Transaction with certain regulatory authorities in Kazakhstan, US$83.0 million (CA$91.3 million) held in escrow was released and has been received by the Company. An additional US$5.0 million (CA$5.5 million) is due from the buyer on July 27, 2014.
As previously reported, the Company plans to use a portion of the Marsel Transaction proceeds for the Zharkamys West 1 Territory 2014 capital program, which includes 7 exploration wells targeting 93 MMboe unrisked mean recoverable prospective resources.
Condor is a Canadian oil and gas company with a 100% interest in the exploration rights to the 3,777 square kilometer Zharkamys West 1 Territory located in Kazakhstan's Pre-Caspian basin. The Company is listed on the TSX under the symbol "CPI".
This news release includes information pertaining to internal Condor generated estimates of Company resources effective February 8, 2013, which were prepared by a qualified reserves evaluator in accordance with National Instrument 51-101.
Statements relating to resources are deemed to be forward looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the resources described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated. The resource estimates of Condor's properties described herein are estimates only. The actual resources may be greater or less than those calculated. Estimates with respect to resources that may be developed and produced in the future are often based upon volumetric calculations, probabilistic methods and analogy to similar types of resources, rather than upon actual production history. Estimates based on these methods generally are less reliable than those based on actual production history. Subsequent evaluation of the same resources based upon production history will result in variations, which may be material, in the estimated resources.
Prospective Resources disclosed herein are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of future development projects. Prospective Resources have both an associated chance of discovery (geological chance of success) and a chance of development (economic, regulatory, market and facility, corporate commitment or political risks). The chance of commerciality is the product of these two risk components. These estimates have not been risked for either chance of discovery or chance of development. There is no certainty that any portion of the Prospective Resources will be discovered and, if discovered, there is no certainty that it will be developed or, if it is developed, there is no certainty as to either the timing of such development or whether it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources. Unless otherwise stated, any reference to Prospective Resources refers to Gross, Mean Recoverable, Prospective Resources (Unrisked).
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