Maha Energy AB (publ) (“Maha” or the “Company”) has a production forecast of 4,000-5,000 BOEPD for 2022, compared to the estimated volume of 7,000 BOEPD presented in the 5-year operating strategy in early March 20211. The preliminary guidance takes into account the impact of the previously published delay and recent reconfiguration of the Tie-4 production well from a horizontal well to a vertical well and is subject to certain assumptions as described below, including a possible farm downing of portions of Block 70 in Oman . The guidelines are subject to final approval by the company’s Board of Directors of the proposed 2022 Capital Plan, which is expected early in the first quarter of 2022.
The company is pleased to announce preliminary details of its 2022 Capital Plan and Production Guidelines as follows (subject to board approval):
Summary of the 2022 capital plan
|Area||Capital program||Quarter of 2022||Description / purpose|
|Q1||Horizontal well to maintain the long term production plateau of the Tie field|
Tie-6 water injector
|Q2||Maintain a long term production plateau in the tie field|
Tie-7 water injector
|Q3||Maintain a long term production plateau in the tie field|
|Tie||Well of the water source||Q1||Provide makeup water for water injection|
|Tie||Tie-3||Q1||Conversion to water injector according to the development plan|
|Tie||Facilities||All year 2022||Well connections, pipelines, new well pads and facilities, upgrades for water treatment|
|Tartaruga||TTG-4 HZ Good||Q4||Increase in production at TTG in the core deposit area|
|IB||2 gross wells / 1.5 net||Q2-Q3||Engagement fountain|
|Oman (Mafraq)||8 new wells||Q2-4||Evaluation and production pilot drilling|
|Oman (Mafraq)||Extended well test facility||Q2||Temporary test facilities for pilot drilling|
|LAK||None||N / A||Regulatory well interventions can occur|
1 Company presentation for 5 years of operating strategy
Tie Field – Bahia, Brazil
Commitment – Capital Plan 2022
Tie-5 is being drilled from the GTE-4 pad and completed in the Agua Grande formation. This is a completely redesigned horizontal delivery well with an electric submersible pump.
Tie-6 is a two-zone water injector drilled on the South Pad that aims to sweep the southwest portion of the structure
Tie-7 is a two-zone water injector that was drilled on the new northwest oil rig to search the northwest portion of the structure.
Tie-3 was designed and drilled as a hybrid oil producer, with a subsequent switch to water injection. This conversion starts earlier than planned and will be carried out with a workover rig in the first quarter.
Capital for the facilities is focused on future wellbore connections, construction of the new northwest pad and water treatment facilities, including grouting.
Tartaruga field – Sergipe, Brazil
Tartaruga – Capital Plan 2022
A horizontal production well targeting the Penedo 1 deposit is now being postponed and is expected to be mined towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 and commissioned in 2023.
LAK Ranch âWyoming USA
LAK capital plan 2022
The LAK Ranch heavy oil field was closed at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Apart from the official requirements, no work is planned for 2022.
Illinois Basin – Illinois and Indiana, USA
IB-2022 Capital Plan
Production from the IB area will continue in 2022. 2 gross / 1.5 net wells are planned for the year and these holes are considered commitment wells to keep all leases in good condition. Once the final results of the 2021 drill program are available in the first quarter of 2022, future IB drilling will continue to be evaluated.
Mafraq Oil Field, Oman
Oman – Capital Plan 2022
A non-binding term sheet was signed, which provides for a possible farm in Block-70. This farm is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022 and all potential production from Block-70 is anticipated to be closed down.
Eight wells are currently planned for 2022 due to ongoing equipment procurement and contract negotiations. Two of these are appraisal wells, which are primarily intended to collect reservoir data and are not allowed to be included in test production, and the remainder are horizontal pilot wells testing the delivery capability of the Mafraq Reservoir.
A temporary Extended Well Test (“EWT”) package is being procured and constructed to enable advanced drill test production to begin from the pilot holes.
The company expects to complete most of the capital plan before the end of 2022, with the exception of the TTG 4 production well, which is expected to be drilled towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 / Q1 2023. The exact timing of operations will depend on a number of factors that may be beyond Maha’s control, including the supply of long lead items, rig availability, regulatory approvals and logistics, which in turn affect the company’s total annual production can affect.
Therefore, this preliminary production forecast for 2022 is net for the company and after Oman Farm-Down (but before state or property licenses and / or state production share) and is expressed in the range of 4,000 – 5,000 BOEPD, around 8% of this is estimated to be gas2.
2 Normal units for specifying gas production are m3 / day or ft3 / day. An average industry conversion factor to barrels does not use a simple volumetric conversion factor of m3 (or ft3) to barrels. Instead, the energy produced by burning 1 barrel of oil is equated to the same amount of gas required to produce the same amount of energy. This of course depends on the type of gas being burned, but the industry average, 6,000 standard cubic feet (scf) of gas produces the same amount of energy as 1 barrel of oil. As such, 6,000 scf of gas will be 1 barrel of oil equivalent in this and future production projections.
This information is information that Maha Energy AB (publ) has to publish in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication on December 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CET via the contact person listed below.
For more information, please contact:
Jonas Lindvall (Managing Director)
Tel: +46 8 611 05 11
Victoria Berg (Investor Relations)
Tel: +46 8 611 05 11
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Maha Energy AB (publ) is a publicly listed, international upstream oil and gas company whose business activities include the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The strategy is to target and develop underperforming hydrocarbon assets on a global scale. Maha operates four oil fields: Tartaruga and Tie in Brazil, Powder River (LAK Ranch) and Illinois Basin in the USA. The shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (MAHA-A). Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a technical office in Calgary, Canada, and operations offices in Grayville, Illinois, USA and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, please visit our website www.mahaenergy.ca
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