Energean plc: 1st Semester 2023 - Trading Statement & Operational Update

Energean plc (LSE: ENOG, TASE: אנאג) is pleased to provide an update on recent operations and the Group's trading performance in the 3-months to 31 March 2023

Highlights – Financial and Corporate

  • Revenues for the period were $288.8 million, a 69% increase versus Q1 2022 ($170.7 million)
  • EBITDAX for the period was $161.2 million, a 81% increase versus Q1 2022 ($89.6 million)
  • Group cash as of 31 March 2023 was $379.6 million (including restricted amounts of $11.5 million) and total liquidity was $943.5 million
  • Q1 2023 dividend of 30 US$ cents/share declared today, scheduled to be paid on 30 June 2023
  • Emissions intensity[1] for the period was 11.1 kgCO2e/boe, a 36% reduction versus Q1 2022 (17.2 kgCO2e/boe)
    • Emissions intensity1 in the four-months to 30 April 2023 was 10.1 kgCO2e/boe

Highlights – Operational

  • Production for the period was 94.4 kboed, a 161% increase versus Q1 2022 (36.1 kboed)
    • Production in the four-months to 30 April 2023 was 100.0 kboed (82% gas)
  • Commercial period under the gas sales agreements in Israel commenced for gas buyers on or before 1 April 2023[2], with production continuing to ramp up
  • Three hydrocarbon liquid cargoes cumulating in approximately 1 million bbls from Karish sold to Vitol year to date
  • The second gas export riser was successfully installed at Karish in March 2023; followed by key Karish North infrastructure in March and April 2023
  • Olympus development concept chosen to align with strategy to optimise free cash flows and shareholder value
    • Tie-back to Energean Power FPSO, with Olympus prioritised over Tanin
    • Production plateau maintained by monetising newly discovered resources that do not incur seller royalties nor carry export restrictions
    • Focus maintained on capital discipline: Lower cost development versus Tanin driving lower capital expenditure for the next phase of tie-backs to the Energean Power FPSO; plus avoiding significant capital expenditure to add capacity through FPSO expansion projects or a new FPSO/FPU
    • Production expected to underpin existing gas sales agreements plus target international markets that can be accessed through existing and planned third party infrastructure


  • Full year production guidance revised to 125 – 140 kboed (from 131 – 158 kboed) due primarily to:
    • Revised gas sales forecast in Israel with full year quantities now expected to be 4.5 – 5.0 bcm (versus 4.5 – 5.5 bcm) due to the ramp up profile of buyer offtake and ongoing optimisation of the operations of the Energean Power FPSO
    • Higher-than-expected decline from NEA#6 in Egypt following the positive initial flow rates. There is no expected read-across to the PY#1 and NI#1 wells; extended flow testing is required at NEA#5 to confirm no read-across for this well. These three remaining NEA/NI wells are expected onstream over the course of 2023; NEA#5 drilling was completed in May 2023 with results in line with pre-drill geological expectations.
  • Karish growth projects on track for completion by end-2023
  • On track to deliver near-term targets of 200 kboed, $2.5 billion revenues, $1.75 billion EBITDAX and leverage < 1.5x in 2H 2024, and pay dividends in line with previously communicated policy
  • Final investment decision on the Olympus Area expected in late 2023
  • Orion 1X spud expected towards the end of the year

Mathios Rigas, Chief Executive Officer of Energean, commented:

“We are ramping up production from the Karish field and have seen four months of solid gas and liquids production in Israel, whilst optimising the operations of the Energean Power FPSO. Our Israeli gas contracts have moved to commercial status and our buyers are increasing nominations. This year, Energean expects to supply a significant proportion of Israel’s gas demand.

“This is why we are moving quickly to develop our newly discovered Olympus Area resource, as efficiently as possible. As there is limited incremental capex, the initial development concept is in line with our stated commitment to remain capital disciplined. With no seller royalty payments or export restrictions, this strategy will create sustainable value for all our stakeholders and allow us to maintain and grow our stated sector-leading dividend policy.

“We continue to focus on our Net Zero stated path through continuous reductions in our carbon intensity. We are and will remain a responsible hydrocarbon producer. We are committed to being the best version of Energean we can be: provide a secure and reliable energy supply, support our communities and underwrite the transition.”



[1] Scope 1 and 2 emissions

[2] With the exception of one GSPA, whose commercial period begins in November

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