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Canadian Overseas Petroleum – 2016 Year End Results

29 March 2017

Canadian Overseas Petroleum

Reports 2016 Year End Results

Calgary, Canada, March 29, 2017 – Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (“COPL” or the “Company”) (XOP: TSX-V) & (COPL: LSE), an international oil and gas exploration and development company focused on offshore West Africa, announces its results for the year ending December 31, 2016.

The Company remains committed, along with its Liberia operating partner, ExxonMobil, to interpreting the data collected from the drill at LB-13, in December 2016.  Meanwhile, through COPL’s partnership with Shoreline Energy, the Company continues to source funds for the first drill at OPL 226, offshore Nigeria. COPL remains confident that it will meet the target drilling of an appraisal well in late 2017.

Arthur Millholland, President & CEO, commented:

“Whilst we were disappointed with the initial drill results from the Mesurado-1 well, we have been re-evaluting alternative leads as we believe there remains upside potential.

In addition to this, we remain focused on developing an attractive oil appraisal in OPL 226, offshore Nigeria, which is a highly prospective area in our opinion. We look forward to updating the market on the progress made at OPL 226 over the summer months.”

The results and associated annual regulatory filing documents, including the Financial Statements and the Management’s Discussion and Analysis, can be viewed under the Company’s name at www.sedar.com or at the Company’s website at www.canoverseas.com.

About the Company:

The Company is an international oil and gas exploration and development company focused in offshore West Africa. The Company holds a 17% working interest in Block LB-13, offshore Liberia, with ExxonMobil the operator holding an 83% working interest. The Company is also actively pursuing opportunities in Nigeria in partnership with Shoreline Energy as part of its strategy to generate stable cash flow from secure offshore assets. The Company and Shoreline, through their jointly held affiliated company Shoreline Canadian Overseas Petroleum Development Corporation (“ShoreCan”), has acquired 80% of the share capital of Essar Exploration and Production Limited (Nigeria) which holds an attractive oil appraisal and development project in shallow to mid-water offshore Nigeria on it’s 100% holding in OPL 226. Drilling of the first appraisal well is planned to commence in late 2017. ShoreCan is currently waiting for final approval from the Government of Nigeria for the acquisition.

ShoreCan is building a portfolio of exploration and development assets in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, ShoreCan has taken a position in Nigeria. It continues to evaluate a variety of additional assets in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.

The Common Shares are listed under the symbol “XOP” on the TSXV and under the symbol “COPL” on the London Stock Exchange.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Arthur Millholland, President & CEO

Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited

Tel: + 1 (403) 262 5441

 

Cathy Hume

CHF Investor Relations

Tel: +1 (416) 868 1079 ext. 231

Email: cathy@chfir.com

 

Harriet Jackson/Charles Goodwin

Yellow Jersey PR Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 75 4427 5882

Email: copl@yellowjerseypr.com

 

Broker: London Stock Exchange

Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited

Edward Mansfield
Phone: T: +44 20 7468 7906

 

This news release contains forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words “initial, “scheduled”, “can”, “will”, “prior to”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “should”, “forecast”, “future”, “continue”, “may”, “expect”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, the ability to raise the necessary funding for operations, delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements since the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties most of which are beyond the control of Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. For example, the uncertainty of reserve estimates, the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, cost overruns, health and safety issues, political and environmental risks, commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information.   Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Canadian Overseas Petroleum undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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