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An emerging E&P company focused on Africa and South America

April 2012


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high potential exploration projects
High potential exploration projects
  • Peru: Two high potential blocks ready for farm out.
  • Block 188: Panguana is an appraisal / early development project.
  • Further potential leads and prospects in the Block identified close to the giant Camisea gas-field.
  • Block 183: Is part of a seven billion-barrel Sub-Andean foreland basin system. Five important leads have been identified.
  • Ghana: A 60% interest in Ghana Tano 2A block licence covering 1,532km2. The block is close to four recent Tullow Oil plc discoveries. Awaiting ratification.
  • Bolivia: Stakes in two gas & oil producing fields – El Dorado and Monteagudo.
peru world class exploration portfolio
  • Clontarf holds two exploration blocks: 183 and 188.
  • Peru is a highly attractive, growing oil & gas province.
  • Farm out discussions underway.
  • The Government takes proportionally to the field profitability: Total effective state take is 50%.
  • Reasonable work programme.
block 188 ucayali
  • 595,809 hectares of prospective ground, beside the giant Camisea (16 tcf & 880mmbo) producing field.
  • Extensive regional data available (13,400km of 2d seismic and 50 wells).
  • Good seismic coverage and three wells drilled close to Block 188.
  • Main petroleum system is Paleozoic, but;
    • Four source rocks & three seals proven.
    • Three main producing reservoirs in the area.
    • Undeveloped oil discovery at neighbouring La Colpa.
  • Oil discovered on the block in 1998. Phillips Petroleum drilled a well at Panguanain the south-east of Block 188.
block 188 undeveloped discovery
Block 188 - Undeveloped discovery
  • The identified Panguana structure presents a stand-alone prospect suitable for early drilling:
  • Phillips Petroleum drilled the 2,750 metre Panguana x-1 well in 1998. Uneconomic at the time.
  • The oil collected was of good quality (37°API) in the Green Sandstone Formation of Cretaceous and Paleozoic age.
  • Based on the formation test, a reserves calculation estimated 31 million barrels of oil.
  • The Phillips geophysicist believes that well logs show that the (untested) underlying sections also contain oil.
block 188 leads
Block 188 - Leads
  • Three Prospects and ten leads.
  • The main objectives are Green Sandstone (Carboniferous) and the Paleozoic sandstones Ambo Group.
  • The secondary objectives are the sands of the Vivian, Chonta, Agua Caliente and Cushabatay formations of Cretaceous age.
  • Sands of Devonian, possibly the Cabanillas Group, Ene, and the Tarma/Copacabana carbonates of Paleozoic age constitutes additional exploratory objectives in the deepest parts.
block 183 maranon basin
  • Block 183 is 396,826 hectares in the Marañon Basin, which has produced since the 1940s.
  • Two oil fields and one gas field neighbour Block 183.
  • Good quality, recently re-processed seismic data is available.
  • Two main source rocks: Triassic-Jurassic & Cretaceous.
  • C. 1,700km of 2d seismic data – which has been re-processed.
  • Five leads & prospects already identified, including 4-way closures in the Yurimaguas Anticline.
prospects and leads lead n 1 block 183

BP reprocessed seismic Line 19. It shows anomalies demonstrating significant gas occurrence, which enhances the hydrocarbon potential in Block 183, bounded most likely with lead four way closure located in the line DX47/DX26.

prospects and leads lead n 2 block 183

An important lead with exploratory potential has been identified south of the neighbouring Shanushi well, with significant evidences of gas and condensate, (this lead is located in same trend inside Block 183).

prospects and leads lead n 3 block 183

Line DX 22 NW-SE/Line DX 43 SW-NE - Lead four way closure with exploratory potential has been identified in Block 183, north of Santa Catalina 1X well.

prospects and leads lead n 4 block 183

Line DX 53 NE-SW - Lead with exploratory potential has been identified on SW border of Block 183 alongside Rio Chipurana.

prospects and leads lead n 5 block 183

Lead four way closure located in the lines DX45/DX 28.

ghana sweet spot beside tullow tano block

The concession is in the name of ‘Pan Andean Resources Limited’ (Ghana co.).

Ghana has emerged recently as a world class oil province. The discoveries offshore Tano contain billions of barrels.

  • Ownership:
  • 60% Clontarf Energy
  • 30% Petrel Resources
  • 10% Ghanaian interests
  • Attractive Terms:
  • Royalty: 12.5% oil
  • Carry: 10%
  • Income Tax: 35%
  • Target-rich block:
  • 1,532km2 area
  • 676km of 2d seismic reviewed
  • Multiple leads & prospects identified
  • Awaiting parliamentary approval. Expected Q2/Q3 2012
tano basin licence
  • Numerous seeps and shows onshore.
  • Seeps fed from offshore oil kitchens.
  • Past shallow onshore wells drilled without seismic control.
  • No wells in the offshore part of licence.
  • Thick sedimentary section.
  • Promising features on offshore seismic lines.
  • Available data reprocessed and analysed. Eight potential targets identified.
bolivia butterfly re emerging
  • Nationalisation of hydrocarbons decree passed in 2008 so ownership status uncertain.
  • Strong gas demand in Brazil & Argentina. Government determined to develop the oil and gas industry.
  • Clontarf Energy holds stakes in two proven projects, El Dorado and Monteagudo, both on existing export pipelines:
  • El Dorado(10% Clontarf 90% YPFB) is a producing gas field near Santa Cruz. Following recent exploration success, management estimates reserves at up to 400 bcf Gas and 8 to 10 million barrels condensate.
  • Monteagudo (30% Clontarf, 30% Repsol-YPF, 20% Petrobras 20% YPFB). Traditional field producing c. 120 bod. The potential is the deep gas play estimated to contain up to 5 tcf. This is identified by 3d seismic and is identical to nearby multi-tcf discoveries.
bolivia el dorado
  • Producing gas field near Santa Cruz estimated to contain 1.5tcfg.
  • Owned 90% YPFB, 10% Clontarf.
  • Dispute with previous 90% owner, BP, led to our group declaring force majeure in 2007.
  • Ongoing discussion with YPFB to clear dispute. Court judgement due. If successful Clontarf will have to pay legacy costs and forego revenue until costs in last two years are paid.
  • Current production 19mmcfd (1.9m Clontarf).
  • These wells are now producing 19mmcfd & 500b condensate. Planned production is 40mmcfd & 800 barrels condensate – yielding gross revenues of over $200k daily.
bolivia monteagudo
  • Long established oil & gas field in southern Bolivia owned 30% Clontarf, 20% Petrobras, 20% by YPF-Andina and 30% by operator Repsol.
  • Shallow oil wells petering out after years of under-investment.
  • Significant 5 tcf potential structure in the deep ‘Huamampampa’ zone. Multi-tcf discoveries on neighbouring blocks.
  • Agreement reached for Repsol and Petrobras to sell their stakes. Clontarf will go to 50% and LAE – an Argentinian oil services company, will acquire the other 50%. There will be no cost to Clontarf. Government approval required.
focused strategy
Focused Strategy
  • Peru: Three pronged strategy
    • Examine opportunities to joint venture the Panguana prospect on Block 188
    • Farm out both blocks
    • Sell our interest in Block 183
  • Ghana: Awaiting ratification which is expected in mid 2012. All requirements completed. Ready to move on seismic acquisition. There are interested third parties.
  • Bolivia: Finalising agreements on El Dorado and Monteagudo.

Listed: February 2011

Shares in issue: 200m

Price: 3.5p

Market Cap: £7 million

Nomad/Broker: Shore Capital

Joint Broker:Optiva

contact details

Clontarf Energy Plc

162 Clontarf Road

Dublin 3


Phone: +353 1 833 2833

Fax: +353 1 833 3505