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Company Timeline

Thinking differently

  • Of the values to which we hold, perhaps the most vital of them in recent times has been our ability to think the thoughts others don’t, and do the things others can’t. That ability to live ‘outside the box’ has meant that, even in a difficult trading environment, LEKOIL has never been better placed to continue shaping the future of oil exploration in Africa.
  • Our strategy has always been to build an exploration and production group, diversified across lower risk production assets, appraisal projects and higher risk exploration assets, in both known exploration basins and newly discovered basins as well as value-adding strategic partnerships in infrastructure.
  • Yet part of our success has been in our response to the changing world around us, and in applying our strategy to the prevailing circumstances. That is why, as oil prices have fallen, we have taken action to ensure we remain secure.

1st Quarter, 2018

Focus shifts to Phase II at Otakikpo targetting 20,000 bopd.

CPR on OPL325 released showing oil-in-place volumes of 5bn barrels, intention to farm down.

3D seismic acquisition begins at Otakikpo.

March, 2017

Advance payment facility with Shell in place

1st Quarter, 2017

Continuous commercial production begins at Otakikpo

4th Quarter, 2016

Production to storage tanks begin

October, 2016

$12.4 million equity raise to bring Otakikpo into commercial production

April, 2016

Otakikpo flow tests successfully completed at Otakikpo-002 and Otakikpo-003

April, 2016

LEKGAS set up as the gas midstream vehicle of LEKOIL to building strategic, commercial and technical partnerships

December, 2015

Acquisition of Afren’s Interest in OPL 310 giving LEKOIL a 40% participating interest, subject to Ministerial Consent

October, 2015

$46 million equity raise and acquisition of 62% economic interest in OPL 325

September, 2015

First Oil from production tests at Otakikpo ahead of schedule and significantly exceeding expectations

1st Quarter, 2015

Rig mobilisation in the Otakikpo Marginal Field, followed by construction and subsequent commissioning of production facilities

September, 2014

Otakikpo Marginal Field on the OML11 licence, onshore Nigeria following a comprehensive review of subsurface data by AGR TRACS. Post Competent Persons Report, net 2C recoverable resources attributable to LEKOIL from Otakikpo estimated to be 20.43mmbbls

May, 2014

40% interest in Otakikpo Marginal Field on the OML11 licence, onshore Nigeria, acquired from Green Energy International

March, 2014

3D seismic programme covering 1500 sq km commences on the OPL310 licence, offshore Nigeria

November, 2013

Equity placing raises approximately US$100 million. Net proceeds are used to fund the completion of drilling and testing of the Ogo-1 well, Ogo-ST well and future development of OPL310.

Significant resource upgrade at the Ogo prospect on the OPL310 licence, offshore Nigeria. Post discovery, net recoverable resources attributable to LEKOIL from the Ogo field estimated to be 232 mmboe (P50)

October, 2013

Significant oil discovery from the Ogo-ST well located on the OPL310 licence, offshore Nigeria

July, 2013

Equity placing raises approximately US$20 million. The net proceeds used to fund the drilling and testing of the Ogo-ST (sidetrack) well on the OPL310 licence, offshore Nigeria

May, 2013

Admission to trading on AIM

March, 2013

Pre-IPO fundraising is conducted

February, 2013

OPL310 Farm-Out Agreement signed

June, 2012 Namibia

Blocks 2514A & B acquired

December, 2010

LEKOIL is incorporated