4 May 2020
Volga Gas plc
(“Volga Gas”, the “Company” or the “Group”)
PRODUCTION REPORT FOR APRIL 2020
Volga Gas plc, the oil and gas exploration and production group operating in the Volga Region of Russia, is pleased to provide the following update on its average production volumes for April 2020.
The average production in April 2020 was 2,316 barrels of oil equivalent per day (43% lower than March 2020). The reduced gas plant throughput was driven by low demand for gas condensate & LPG in the domestic markets as a consequence of COVID-19 and international oil pricing drop. In addition there was a 5 day shut down for planned plant maintenance.
Average production comprised:
Production data is based on preliminary monthly production reports prepared for the purposes of submissions to tax authorities for Mineral Extraction Tax purposes. Final monthly production reports may vary marginally from preliminary monthly production reports.
As at 30 April, the Group held cash balances of US$ 10.6 million, and has no debt.
International oil pricing drop had a significant impact on oil / condensate local pricing added with Russian Ruble (RUR) devaluation. Gas price is fixed in RUR but still impacted with local currency devaluation against USD (official Central Bank of Russia exchange rate at the end of April – 73.6894 RUR vs 61.9057 RUR as of January 01, 2020). Average pricing was:
Pricing ex VAT, USD
Exchange Rate (RUR/USD)
Gas price per mcf
Condensate price per bbl
Oil price per bbl
LPG price per bbl
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure
Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.
For further information, please contact:
Volga Gas plc
Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive Officer
Vadim Son, Chief Financial Officer
Tony Alves, Investor Relations Consultant
+7 (903) 385 9889
+7 (905) 381 4377
+44 (0) 7824 884 342
S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP
+44 (0) 20 3470 0470
Richard Morrison, Richard Hail, Soltan Tagiev
+44 (0) 20 3727 1000
Alex Beagley, Fern Duncan
The information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and verified by Mr. Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive Officer of Volga Gas plc, for the purposes of the Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas companies issued by the London Stock Exchange in June 2009. Mr. Andrey Zozulya holds a degree in Geophysics and Engineering from the Groznensky Oil & Gas Institute and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
The Company records production in metric tonnes (for oil and condensate) and in cubic metres (for gas). Conversions from metric to standard oil field units are used for illustrative purposes only and are based on the Company’s estimate of the applicable ratios. The ratios used are 7.833 barrels per tonne for oil and 8.75 barrels per tonne for condensate and 11.735 barrels per tonne for LPG. Gas volumes are translated using 35.3 cubic feet per cubic meter and 6,000 cubic feet per barrel of oil equivalent.
bpd Barrels per day
boepd Barrels of oil equivalent per day
mmcfd Millions of standard cubic feet per day