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JKX Oil & Gas published its report on the London Stock Exchange for the first half of 2019

London, July 31, 2019 – JKX Oil & Gas plc announced results for the first half of 2019.

According to the report of JKX Oil & Gas plc, the mother company of PPC, the Ukrainian asset of the company ensured an increase in production of the entire Group by executing a program of well drilling and workovers.

Below there is a statement by the General Director, Victor Gladun, on the PPC results for the period of January-June 2019.

(from the report by JKX Oil & Gas plc)

PPC General Director, Victor Gladun

“I am pleased to report that our average daily production rate in Ukraine in the first half of 2019 was 5,188 boepd, which is 49% higher than that achieved in the first half of 2018.  This is due to the early results from our five year field development plan that we started to implement in H2 2018, including notably the IG103 sidetrack.

We are still maintaining a contracted drilling rig as we continue to implement the field development plan and the first half of 2019 was busy.  We completed two new wells, WM3 and NN81, and performed a number of enhancement operations including seven workovers.  In July we have completed a third new well, IG142, which has boosted our production rate further and improved our understanding of the Ignativske field.  In addition, the 3D seismic work in West Mashivska has been completed and the data interpreted to allow us to specify a location for another new well WM4 planned for the second half of the year.

I would like to take the opportunity to recognize the way in which our staff has handled the increased levels of activity at the field and increased volumes of gas being processed at the plants while continuing to maintain HSE standards.

The gas sales price in Ukraine has been lower, particularly in the second quarter, reflecting the lower prices in Europe.  As a result, we delayed sales and built up inventory to nearly 25 MMcm at the end of June.  We intend to sell this down in Q4 as the gas sales price in Ukraine is normally higher following the start of the heating season”.

Victor Gladun
General Director