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Hurricane Energy PLC

19 July 2022

19 July 2022

Hurricane Energy plc

("Hurricane" or the "Company")

Operational and Financial Update

Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company, provides an update on Lancaster field operations and net free cash balances as of 30 June 2022.

Lancaster Field Operations Update

The following table details production volumes, water cut and minimum flowing bottom hole pressure for the 205/21a-6 ("P6") well during June 2022.

June 2022 Lancaster Field Data

 
                                      P6     P7z(1) 
 O il produced during the month                - 
  (Mbbls)                             256 
                                    ------  ------- 
 Average oil rate (bopd)             8,527     - 
                                    ------  ------- 
 W ater produced during the month     214      - 
  (Mbbls) 
                                    ------  ------- 
 A verage water cut(2)                46%      - 
                                    ------  ------- 
 Well gauge p ressure (psia)(3)      1,564     - 
                                    ------  ------- 
 

1. The 205/21a-7z ("P7z") well was not on production during June 2022

2.Expressed as total water produced divided by total fluid (oil and water) production

3.Pressure reported is the monthly minimum from well downhole gauges.

As of 16 July 2022, Lancaster was producing c.8,650 bopd from the P6 well alone with an associated water cut of c.46%.

There was no lifting of Lancaster crude in June. The next cargo is anticipated to be lifted later in July 2022.

Financial Update

As of 30 June 2022, the Company had net free cash(4) of $127 million compared to the last reported balance of $139 million as of 31 May 2022. $78.5 million of Convertible Bonds remain outstanding and are due to be repaid by 24 July 2022. Following the repayment, assuming oil prices remain at over $90/bbl, at the end of July the Company is forecasting to be holding net free cash in excess of $75 million. If oil prices for the July cargo are above $110/bbl, the net free cash forecast increases to be above $85 million.

4.Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, plus current financial trade and other receivables, current oil price derivatives, less current financial trade and other payables.

Following the repayment of the Convertible Bond, the Company intends to reduce the frequency of its production and financial updates to quarterly rather than monthly, being more in line with standard industry practice.

Antony Maris, CEO of Hurricane, commented:

"With another steady month of production, we now look beyond repayment of the bonds with a strong cash position and balance sheet. We believe that there are good investment opportunities ahead and the Company is well placed to deliver significant shareholder value."

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Contacts:

 
 Hurricane Energy plc 
  Antony Maris, Chief Executive Officer 
  communications@hurricaneenergy.com             +44 (0)1483 862820 
 Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited 
  Nominated Adviser & Joint Corporate Broker 
  Callum Stewart / Jason Grossman                +44 (0)20 7710 7600 
 Investec Bank plc 
  Joint Corporate Broker 
  Chris Sim / Jarrett Silver / Charles Craven    +44 (0)20 7597 5970 
 
 Vigo Consulting 
  Public Relations 
  Patrick d'Ancona / Ben Simons 
  hurricane@vigoconsulting.com                   +44 (0)20 7390 0230 
 

About Hurricane

Hurricane has a 100% interest in and operates the Lancaster field, the UK's first field to produce from a fractured basement reservoir.

Visit Hurricane's website at www.hurricaneenergy.com

Glossary

 
 bbl     Barrels 
 bopd    Barrels of oil per day 
        =========================================== 
 FPSO    Floating production storage and offloading 
          vessel 
        =========================================== 
 Mbbls   Thousand barrels 
        =========================================== 
 psia    pounds per square inch absolute 
        =========================================== 
 

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