Maha Energy AB is pleased to announce the 2020 reserve report and contingent resource booking with the following highlights:
- 2020 Reserve Replacement for 2P Reserves is 380%
- Proven Reserves increased by 183%
- Proven plus Probable (2P) reserves increased by 14%
- Contingent Resources (2C) booked at 22.3 million barrels in Oman (Mafraq)
Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd. (“Chapman”) has completed their annual reserve determination for the Company. Maha is pleased to announce a 183% increase in Proven (“1P”) reserves driven by successful movement of volumes from the Proved plus Probable (“2P”) category and acquisitions in the USA and Oman. The 2P oil reserves are also up by approximately 14% compared to year end 2019, primarily due to acquisitions and improvement in forecast recoveries by utilizing horizontal development wells. Overall reserve replacement ratios were very strong with 1P Reserve Replacement ratio of 1,428% and 380% on 2P.
The main changes to this year’s reserve volumes are:
- 17.4 million-barrel of oil equivalent (“BOE”) increase in P90 (1P) reserves primarily in Brazil but with additions in Oman and the USA.
- 4.8 million barrels increase in P50 (2P) reserves in Tie, Illinois Basin and Oman (spread across Tie, Illinois Basin and Oman).
The increase of the P90 (proven) reserves at the Tie Field are due to the completion of a full field simulation model that showed horizontal development as being a very attractive development approach. This allowed Chapman to move some significant volumes from 2P to 1P based on the planned drilling in Tie this year. The Oman (0.97million) and Illinois basin (3.55million) additions to our portfolio have allowed us to add 4.52 million barrels of 2P reserves outside our largest asset base in Brazil.
 Volumes are Gross Working Interest volumes and are expressed before royalties and taxes.
2 The Tartaruga Concession Agreement expires in 2025 but provides mechanisms for extension based on the continued productivity of the field. Management is confident that such an extension will be approved, and the reserves assume that the extension will be granted. Maha has a 75%WI in the Tartaruga concession
3 Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd. uses the following oil price forecast for Brent Spot in $USD/STB:
The average gas price for the gas reserves at Tie Field over the next five years is forecasted by Chapman to be $1.12USD/MSCF.
The reserves review and issuance of this reserve report for the Company was made by the independent petroleum engineering consultants Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd., Calgary, Canada. The evaluation was carried out in accordance with standards set out in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook, the professional practice standard under our Permit to Practice with APEGA and under the guidelines of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The report has been prepared and supervised by a “Qualified Reserves Evaluator”.
Maha Energy AB, through its subsidiaries owns and operates a legal and beneficial 75% Working Interest (WI) in the SES-107D Block (Tartaruga) onshore Sergipe State Brazil, a 99% WI in the LAK Ranch heavy oil field in Wyoming USA, a 100% WI in the Tie Field onshore Bahia State Brazil, an initial 100% WI in the Block 70 Mafraq field under the Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with the Government of Oman and approximately 96% WI in the acreage in the Illinois Basin.