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Monday 04 March, 2019

Polo Resources Ltd

Hibiscus Petroleum - Investment Update

RNS Number : 7298R
Polo Resources Limited
04 March 2019

This announcement contains inside information as defined in Article 7 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014 and has been announced in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of that Regulation.


04  March 2019




Polo Resources Limited


("Polo" or the "Company")





Hibiscus On Track To Drill its Second Side-Track Well in the Anasuria Cluster


Polo Resources Limited (AIM: POL), the multi-sector investment company with interests in oil, gold, coal, copper, phosphate, lithium, iron and vanadium, notes that its 8.75% investee company Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad ("Hibiscus") has announced today that its jointlycontrolled operating company, Anasuria Operating Company Limited ("AOC") is on track to execute the Guillemot A GUAP1 sidetrack well, a planned production enhancement project at the Anasuria Cluster concession offshore in the U.K. North Sea, which is targeted to unlock approximately 1.7 million barrels of oil from its current net 2P (proven and probable) oil reserves.


AOC has, on 28 February 2019, signed a rig sharing agreement with Ping Petroleum UK Limited, whereby AOC will assume the services of the Stena Spey semisubmersible offshore drilling unit, for a minimum duration of 45 days, to drill the GUAP1 sidetrack well. The Stena Spey drilling rig - which is owned and operated by Stena Spey Services Limited, a subsidiary of Stena Drilling Limited - was chosen for several reasons including certainty of the rig's delivery schedule, strong past operating performance in the UK North Sea, crew competence and good health, safety and environment record.


In addition, as AOC's appointed Well Operator, Petrofac will be responsible for drilling the GUAP1 sidetrack project and for all the existing wells in the Teal, Teal South and Guillemot A fields. Petrofac is also Installation Duty Holder on the Anasuria FPSO, minimising the number of interfaces to be managed during drilling and thereby enabling enhanced operational safety.


The GUAP1 sidetrack project is an opportunity to reenter the existing GUAP1 wellbore and potentially drain additional volumes of hydrocarbons. The drilling of the GUAP1 sidetrack well is estimated to commence by the first half of calendar year 2019.


Hibiscus Petroleum's Managing Director, Dr Kenneth Pereira, said, "The GUAP1 sidetrack project follows the successful drilling of the GUAP2 sidetrack project which was completed in the third quarter of 2018 and has since contributed to enhanced production in the Anasuria Cluster. The GUAP1 sidetrack project will be funded from internally generated funds and is part of a series of production enhancement projects which are targeted to increase net production to 5,000 barrels of oil per day by FY2020. We are working closely with our partners and service providers to safely deliver the successful

execution of the GUAP1 sidetrack project."


The Anasuria Cluster consists of the Teal, Teal South, Guillemot and Cook fields which produce to the Anasuria Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The Anasuria Cluster is located offshore in the United Kingdom sector of North Sea. Hibiscus Petroleum's whollyowned subsidiary, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited holds 50% jointoperating interests in the Teal, Teal South and Guillemot fields, as well as 19.3% nonoperating interest in the Cook field.


The full details of this announcement can be found at


For further information, please contact: 

  Polo Resources Limited

  - Kudzayi Denenga, Investor Relations

+27 (0) 787 312 919

  Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated adviser & broker)

  - John Depasquale

+44 (0)20 3328 5657


 Blytheweigh (Public relations)

  - Julia Tilley, Jane Lenton, Fergus Cowan

+44 (0) 207 138 3204 


About the Company

Polo Resources Limited is a multi-sector investment company focused on investing in undervalued companies and projects with strong fundamentals and attractive growth prospects. For complete details on Polo, please refer to:


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