Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.: Full Year Results

(" Falcon " or the "Company" or the "Group")

Full Year Results

28 April 2017 - Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, ESM: FAC) is pleased to announce its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

The following should be read in conjunction with the complete audited Financial Statements and the accompanying Management's Discussion and Analysis (" MD&A ") for the three and twelve months ended 31 December 2016.



  • Successfully completed the drilling of the Beetaloo W-1 well to a total depth of 3,173 with very encouraging results.
  • Hydraulic stimulation of the horizontal Amungee NW-1H well was completed.
  • In February 2017, the Group announced that Origin Energy Resources ("Origin"), Falcon's 35% joint venture partner submitted the Results of Evaluation of the Discovery and Preliminary Estimate of Petroleum in Place for the Amungee NW-1H Velkerri B Shale Gas Pool to the Northern Territory Government indicating a material gas resource.
  • Completion of the nine well exploration and appraisal programme will be delayed pending the outcome of the independent scientific inquiry on hydraulic fracturing.
  • Processing of Falcon's exploration license application in South Africa's Karoo Basin continues to progress and the South African Department of Mineral Resources is expected to issue licences in 2017.


  • Strong financial position, debt free with cash of US$10.1 million at 31 December 2016.
  • Continued focus on strict cost management and efficient operation of the portfolio.
  • General & administrative expenses decreased 18% year on year to US$2.0 million (31 December 2015: US$2.5 million).

Philip O'Quigley, CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas commented:

"2016 was a landmark year for our Company with the first extended production test in the Beetaloo basin and the announcement of a material gas resource. Our 2017 drilling program is delayed pending the outcome of the independent scientific inquiry on hydraulic fracturing, however we are hopeful of a favourable outcome and the resumption of drilling in the not too distant future. "

Filing of Financial statements, MD&A, AIF and Reserves data

Falcon has filed its audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016, the accompanying MD&A for year ended 31 December 2016 dated 27 April 2017, its Annual Information Form (" AIF ") dated 27 April 2017 and the Statement of Reserves Data and Other Oil and Gas Information (National Instrument 51-101, Forms 51-101F1, 51-101F2 and 51-101F3) with the relevant provincial securities regulators. These filings are available for review on the Canadian System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (" SEDAR ") at www.sedar.com . The audited financial statements, MD&A and AIF are also available on Falcon's website www.falconoilandgas.com .

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Consolidated Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

    Year Ended 31 December
Year Ended 31 December
Oil and natural gas revenue  6 7
    6 7
Exploration and evaluation expenses  (336) (679)
Production and operating expenses   (15) (20)
Depreciation   (16) (39)
General and administrative expenses   (2,037) (2,491)
Share based compensation   (1,335) (256)
Foreign exchange loss  (73) (143)
    (3,812) (3,628)
Other income  - 3,594
    (3,806) 3,594
Results from operating activities   (3,806) (27)
Fair value gain - outstanding warrants   208 79
Finance income  53 78
Finance expense  (145) (220)
Net finance expense  (92) (142)
Loss before tax   (3,690) (90)
Taxation  - (110)
Loss and comprehensive loss for the year   (3,690) (200)
Loss and comprehensive loss attributable to:     
Equity holders of the company  (3,687) (193)
Non-controlling interests  (3) (7)
Loss and comprehensive loss for the year   (3,690) (200)
Loss per share attributable to equity holders of the company:
Basic and diluted  ($0.004) ($0.000)


Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

At 31 December

At 31 December
Non-current assets      
Exploration and evaluation assets  39,618 39,618
Property, plant and equipment  7 64
Trade and other receivables  34 22
Restricted cash  2,151 2,239
    41,810 41,943
Current assets      
Cash and cash on deposit  10,127 12,683
Trade and other receivables  190 268
    10,317 12,951
Total assets   52,127 54,894
Equity and liabilities      
Equity attributable to owners of the parent      
Share capital  382,853 382,853
Contributed surplus  44,251 42,916
Retained deficit  (386,229) (382,542)
    40,875 43,227
Non-controlling interests   703 706
Total equity   41,578 43,933
Non-current liabilities      
Decommissioning provision  9,690 9,565
    9,690 9,565
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  632 961
Derivative financial liabilities  227 435
    859 1,396
Total liabilities   10,549 10,961
Total equity and liabilities   52,127 54,894


Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Consolidated Statement of Cash flows

Year Ended 31 December
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net loss for the year (3,690) (200)
Adjustments for:    
Share based compensation 1,335 256
Depreciation 16 39
Fair value gain - outstanding warrants 208 (79)
Net finance expense 92 142
Termination of farm-out transaction - NIS - (3,700)
Other 101 143
Change in non-cash working capital    
Trade and other receivables 66 257
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (202) 124
Restructuring spend - (444)
Interest received 53 78
Net cash used in operating activities (2,437) (3,384)
Cash flows from investing activities    
Decrease / (increase) in restricted cash 22 (1,991)
Exploration and evaluation assets (110) (110)
(Increase) / decrease in cash deposits - other receivables (2,270) 4,000
Termination of farm-out transaction - NIS - 3,700
Property, plant and equipment (4) -
Net cash (used in) / generated by investing activities (2,362) 5,599
Change in cash and cash equivalents (4,799) 2,215
Effect of exchange rates on cash & cash equivalents (27) (285)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 10,683 8,753
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 5,857 10,683



Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Philip O'Quigley, CEO
Anne Flynn, CFO

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Davy (NOMAD & Broker)
John Frain / Anthony Farrell 
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This announcement has been reviewed by Dr. Gábor Bada, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd's Head of Technical Operations. Dr. Bada obtained his geology degree at the Eötvös L. University in Budapest, Hungary and his PhD at the Vrije Aniversiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of AAPG and EAGE.

All dollar amounts in this document are in United States dollars "$", except as otherwise indicated.

About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil & gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.

For further information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. please visit www.falconoilandgas.com

About Origin Energy
Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is the leading Australian integrated energy company with market leading positions in energy retailing (approximately 4.3 million customers), power generation (approximately 6,000 MW of capacity owned and contracted) and natural gas production (1,093 PJ of 2P reserves and annual production of 82 PJe). To match its leadership in the supply of green energy, Origin also aspires to be the number one renewables company in Australia.

Through Australia Pacific LNG, its incorporated joint venture with ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, Origin is developing Australia's biggest CSG to LNG project based on the country's largest 2P CSG reserves base.


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Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  Such information may include, but is not limited to comments made with respect to the awarding of an exploration license in South Africa, to the type, number, schedule, testing and objectives of the wells to be drilled in the Beetaloo basin Australia, expected contributions of the partners, the prospectivity of the Middle Velkerri shale play and the prospect of the exploration programme being brought to commerciality. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to Falcon. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Falcon's filings with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com .

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