Valeura Energy posts ‘positive’ Inanli-1 appraisal well results

Turkey-focused upstream natural gas supplier Valeura Energy Inc. (LON: VLU) today posted mixed financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2019, alongside ‘positive’ production test results for its Inanli-1 appraisal well.

For the second quarter of FY19, the Company noted that production had dipped 9% compared to Q1, and was down 5% on a year-on-year comparison for the second quarter. Its operating income of $1.8 million for Q2 was 21% lower than its figure for the previous quarter, but up 20% on Q2 2018.

Its average realised gas price of $8.54/Mcf was 7% lower than in Q1 FY19, but up 15% on-year for the same period. The Company’s net working capital surplus also dropped during the quarter, from $56.1 million on March 31, to $52.3 million on June 30 2019. 

Operationally, Valeura Energy told investors that it had completed drilling operations at the Devepinar-1 project within budget.

Further, it reported that it had successfully flowed natural gas from a 21 metre gross interval that it had stimulated at its Inanli-1 appraisal well. The well has been flowing since August 3 2019 and gas flow is stable, with production for the first eight days averaging 

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The Company’s share price last closed at 2.41 CAD, after rallying over 5% during trading. The Company’s p/e ratio is currently unavailable, their market cap stands at £136.37 million.

Elsewhere in the oil and gas sector, there have been updates from; Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas Ltd (AIM: ECO), President Energy PLC (LON: PPC), Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN), Nostrum Oil and Gas PLC (LON: NOG) and Reabold Resources PLC (LON: RBD).

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Jamie Gordon
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