Mart Resources, Inc.
TSX : MMT

Mart Resources, Inc.

December 03, 2014 10:49 ET

Mart Resources, Inc.: Oil Flow Commences Through Umugini Pipeline

Oil flow has commenced through the 51-kilometer Umugini pipeline and into the Trans Forcados crude oil export pipeline system that connects to the Forcados oil export terminal

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2014) - Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX:MMT) ("Mart" or the "Company") and its co-venturers, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Plc. (Operator of the Umusadege field) and SunTrust Oil Company Limited are pleased to provide the following update on Umugini pipeline operations.

Oil flow has commenced through the 51-kilometer long Umugini pipeline and into the Trans Forcados crude oil export pipeline system that connects to the Forcados oil export terminal. The commencement of continuous oil injections from the 12-inch Umugini pipeline to the Trans Forcados export pipeline followed the completion of pipeline tie-in at the Eriemu flow station and other start-up activities including line fill. Mart holds an effective 15% interest in Umugini Asset Company Limited, which is the owner of the Umugini pipeline.

All agreements that are required to allow the shipment of crude oil to Forcados oil export terminal have been completed and signed by all necessary parties. Mart and its co-venturers plan to gradually increase the volume of oil delivery through the Umugini pipeline in order to regulate Umugini pipeline start-up operations and optimize production from the Umusadege field. The Umugini pipeline has an initial estimated gross export capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil per day. The Umusadege field has been allocated approximately 75% of Umugini pipeline capacity. The nomination, loading and sale of oil from the Umusadege field are expected to commence in the next 30 days.

The Umugini pipeline opens up a second export route for Umusadege field oil production and is expected to enable Mart and its co-venturers to significantly increase the Umusadege field's present production and to accommodate future production increases including from the recently drilled horizontal wells. The commencement of continuous oil injections through the Umugini pipeline also enables Mart and its co-venturers to balance the delivery of crude oil between the Forcados oil export terminal and the Agip Kwale export hub. The utilization of multiple delivery and export routes is expected to result in an improvement in export flexibility and a reduction in pipeline disruptions. Full transport capability of the Umugini pipeline is expected to be reached in the first quarter of 2015.

Wade Cherwayko, Chairman & CEO of Mart, commented: "The commencement of oil flowing through the Umugini pipeline is a significant milestone for Mart and its co-venturers, Midwestern and SunTrust. The Umugini pipeline will provide additional export capacity and will enable Mart and its co-venturers to more fully optimize the current production potential of the Umusadege field. We are very pleased that the Umugini pipeline is now up and running, and look forward to having the capacity to increase production from the Umusadege field to significantly higher volumes in the near future."

Additional information regarding Mart is available on the Company's website at www.martresources.com and under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Except where expressly stated otherwise, all production figures set out in this press release, including bopd, reflect gross Umusadege field production rather than production attributable to Mart. Mart's share of total gross production before taxes and royalties from the Umusadege field fluctuates between 82.5% (before capital cost recovery) and 50% (after capital cost recovery).

Forward Looking Statements and Risks

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based upon forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

In particular, there is no assurance regarding the gross transportation capacity of the Umugini pipeline or when optimized production through the Umugini pipeline will be achieved. There is no assurance that the transportation of oil through the Umugini pipeline will result in increases in future production from the Umusadege field. Any new export pipeline will face risks generally associated with pipeline operations in Nigeria including the risk of pipeline disruption and line losses.

There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should no place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements and if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law.

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