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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.   -  GKP   

2019 Half Year Results

Released 07:00 10-Sep-2019

RNS Number : 7359L
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
10 September 2019
 

 

 

10 September 2019

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP" or "the Company")

 

2019 Half Year Results Announcement

Gulf Keystone Petroleum, a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ("Kurdistan" or "Kurdistan Region"), announces its results for the half year ended 30 June 2019.

Highlights to 30 June 2019 and post reporting period

Operational

·      Average production during August was 39,269 bopd, reflecting the positive results from the workover campaign and facilities debottlenecking at PF-1; gross production this month up to 8 September averaged 39,921 bopd.

·      Gross production for the first half of 2019 averaged 29,362 bopd.  Average production rates during H1 of 2019 were necessarily affected by wells being off-line for workovers and well maintenance, in addition to the planned shutdown of PF-1 to install facilities as part of the 55,000 bopd expansion project.

·      The first well of the drilling campaign, SH-12, successfully reached total depth ("TD") of 2,112 metres on 23 August.  Well results were encouraging with the structure coming in 53 metres higher than prognosis.  The well is currently being completed and is expected to be on production later in October.

·      Following completion of SH-12, the rig will move to the second well of the campaign, SH-9.  This well is designed to assess the gas reinjection potential of the Jurassic formation; part of the longer-term gas management plan for the Shaikan development.

·      The workover campaign to install electrical submersible pumps ("ESPs") in existing wells has been moved into 2020 to coincide with the availability of new permanent facilities being installed as part of the 55,000 bopd expansion programme.  These facilities will allow the wells to be cleaned-up more effectively when the ESPs are installed.

·      The PF-1 pipeline and export station are nearing completion and will be in full operation following commissioning at which point all Shaikan oil will be exported via pipe.

·      A revised Field Development Plan ("FDP"), which addressed additional feedback on gas management, was submitted to the Ministry of Natural Resources ("MNR") in May 2019.  We await formal feedback from the MNR and look forward to a constructive dialogue to finalise the FDP as soon as possible. As we have stated in the past, this delay is not slowing operations and progress on the 55,000 bopd work programme.

·      Operations at Shaikan remain safe and secure, with no Lost Time Incidents ("LTI") in over 400 days. 

Financial  

·      Revenue of $95.6 million (H1 2018: $116.2 million).

·      EBITDA of $59.0 million (H1 2018: $61.6 million). 

·      Profit after tax of $24.2 million (H1 2018: $26.7 million).

·      Growth in activity required to bring production to 55,000 bopd led to an increase in cash operating costs and cash operating costs per barrel in line with previous guidance to $18.4 million (H1 2018: $14.1million) and $3.9/bbl (H1 2018: $3.0/bbl) respectively.

·      Net capital investment in Shaikan of $32.4 million (H1 2018: $6.9 million). Full year capital investment guidance stands at $88-104 million net ($110-130 million gross).

·      Cash balance of $302.7 million at 30 June 2019 and $263.6 million at 9 September 2019.



 

Corporate

·      A $50 million dividend was approved at the June AGM. The first tranche of c.$17 million was paid in July 2019, with the second tranche of c.$33 million to be paid on 4 October 2019.

·      A $25 million share buyback programme was announced in July. The Company is pleased to confirm that the first tranche of $15 million was completed on 30 August.

·      Today, the Company is resuming its buyback programme for the remaining $10 million.

·      Following completion of the above, the Company will have returned $75 million to its shareholders in 2019.

Outlook

·      Active work programme to continue with the ongoing Jurassic drilling campaign, ESP workovers and completion of the debottlenecking plan with the Company remaining on track to deliver 55,000 bopd in Q2 2020.

·      Total capital expenditure of $200-230 million gross for the 55,000 bopd expansion programme remains in line with earlier guidance.

·      Gross production guidance for 2019 is now expected to be between 30,000-33,000 bopd, compared to previous guidance of 32,000-38,000 bopd.  This new guidance considers the delayed start to the drilling campaign, the postponement of the ESP workover campaign and the planned shutdown of PF-2 in October.

Jón Ferrier, Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said:

"The first half of 2019 saw high levels of operational activity as we continue to develop Shaikan targeting a significant, phased, production uplift.  Despite some operational delays, we have made considerable headway towards our 55,000 bopd production target. Activity has further increased during H2 2019 as we remain on track to achieve this milestone in the first half of 2020.  As a consequence of the work to increase production in the longer term, the near-term production guidance for the full year has been reduced.  However, the Shaikan reservoir, the cornerstone of our equity story, continues to behave strongly.

The Company has a robust balance sheet which supports operational funding requirements and expansion plans in addition to returning funds to shareholders.  The Company is therefore well positioned to deliver on its growth objectives for the benefit of all stakeholders."

Enquiries:

 

Celicourt Communications:

+ 44(0) 20 8434 2754

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea

 

 

or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Further information on Gulf Keystone is available on its website www.gulfkeystone.com

 

Disclaimer

 

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the oil & gas exploration and production business.  These statements are made by the Company and its Directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement.  Such statements should be treated with caution due to inherent risks and uncertainties, including both economic and business factors and/or factors beyond the Company's control or within the Company's control where, for example, the Company decides on a change of plan or strategy.  This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategies and the potential for those strategies to succeed.  This announcement should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.

 

 

 

 



 

Chairman and CEO Statement

 

The first half of 2019 has seen high levels of operational activity as the phased expansion of the Shaikan Field towards 55,000 bopd continues.  We are pleased to confirm that Gulf Keystone remains on track to achieve the first expansion target of 55,000 bopd in Q2 2020 following the completion of plant debottlenecking and drilling of a series of Jurassic wells.  Safe operations remain the focus and against a backdrop of a high operational tempo, no LTIs have occurred during the reporting period. 

 

During H1, gross production at Shaikan was 29,362 bopd (H1 2018: 31,861).  This production level reflects the strong performance of the reservoir against the necessary interruptions associated with operations such as well workovers and plant upgrades.  Benefits from these earlier works will result in higher production in the second half of the year.  Gross production this month up to 8 September averaged 39,921 bopd, reflecting the positive results from the workover campaign and facilities debottlenecking at PF-1. Average production during August was 39,269 bopd.  The new well, SH-12, is scheduled to be on stream in October. 

 

Whilst the Company remains on track to benefit from the current work programme with 55,000 bopd to be achieved in Q2 2020, the Company now envisages full year 2019 gross production to be in the 30,000-33,000 bopd range compared with the previous guidance of 32,000-38,000 bopd.  This is due to the delayed start of the drilling campaign, the postponement of the ESP workover campaign and the planned shutdown of PF-2 in October; however, the Shaikan reservoir continues to perform strongly.

 

The revised FDP, which addressed feedback from the MNR relating to the management of produced gas, was submitted in May.  With our partner Kalegran B.V. (a subsidiary of MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas plc ("MOL")), GKP looks forward to working closely with the new administration in the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG") on the subsequent approval process.  The revised FDP covers Phase 1 of the Shaikan FDP as well as subsequent phases beyond the 55,000 bopd, including the expansion to 75,000 bopd Jurassic, gas re-injection phase and the 10,000 bopd Triassic pilot. Sanction of the subsequent expansion towards 110,000 bopd will be dependent on the results from     Phase 1.  We confirm once again that despite the absence of an approved FDP, GKP and its partner MOL have been preparing the ground for the next phases of the development, notably in relation to certain long lead items and equipment orders.  We remain confident that the FDP will be approved by the new MNR administration, although with some uncertainty on the timing of such approval.

 

The Company remains focused on its approach to Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") related matters. From an environmental perspective, the strategic priority remains the gas reinjection project, designed to minimise routine flaring and emissions at Shaikan.  The SH-9 well, mentioned in the Operational Review, is an important milestone in this regard.  Further, the Company strives to minimise its environmental footprint on the Shaikan area and is actively involved in the remediation of the old drilling sites.  From a social standpoint, we continue to be a significant employer in the area surrounding Shaikan and to invest in the training and development of our staff.  The Company voluntarily adheres to the UK Corporate Governance Code and published a detailed report on Corporate Governance in the 2018 Annual Report during the period.

 

As is set out in the Financial Review, the Company continues to be in a robust financial position.  With sustained operational activity, along with the introduction of its first dividend and share buyback programme, GKP has been successful in balancing its financial requirements while returning cash to its shareholders.  To this date, the Company has purchased 5,225,933 shares for a total amount of $15 million and from today it will resume its buyback programme with $10 million for a total $25 million.

 

The Company announced in June that Sami Zouari, CFO, would be leaving the Company.  We reiterate our thanks to Sami for his immense contribution to GKP.  A search for his successor is underway and we will be announcing the new CFO in due course. Garrett Soden is stepping down from the Board of Directors effective today following a review of external Board commitments of individual Directors in accordance with corporate governance guidelines.  We would like to thank Garrett for his contribution over the last three years since joining shortly after the Company's financial restructuring and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.  The Nomination Committee will seek to appoint an appropriate replacement and will review the composition of the Board Committees as soon as practical.

 

We would like to thank our hosts, the Kurdistan Regional Government, our staff and contractors for their continued commitment to developing Shaikan for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

 

 

 



 

Operational Review

 

Gulf Keystone has made considerable headway with its work programme to increase production at Shaikan with a number of important milestones achieved.

 

Operations at Shaikan remained safe and secure during the period, with no LTI in over 400 days.  Best practice health and safety standards are an integral part of the business and we always aim to be at the forefront of HSSE performance in Kurdistan.

 

Successful workovers earlier this year on SH-1 and SH-3 resulted in material production uplift; SH-1 increased by more than 100%, to 7,800 bopd, and SH-3 by 40%, to 6,200 bopd.  Well SH-12, the first drilled in over four years, was spud in June, reaching its target in the Lower Jurassic Butmah in August.  Well results are encouraging with the structure coming in 53 metres higher than previously prognosed.  The rig is currently running an ESP completion into the well, before moving location and work begins on the installation and hook-up of surface flowlines and controls.  The well is expected to be on production in October. 

 

Following completion of SH-12, the rig will move to the second well in the campaign, SH-9.  As stated at the AGM in June, this well aims to assess the feasibility of gas reinjection into the Jurassic formation and is an important part of the longer-term gas management plan for the full development of the Shaikan Field aimed at minimising flaring and emissions. The installation of ESPs in existing wells has been moved into 2020 to coincide with the availability of new permanent facilities being installed as part of the expansion programme. These facilities will allow the wells to be cleaned up more effectively when the ESPs are installed.

 

Average production rates during H1 were affected by wells being off-line for workovers, necessary well maintenance works and a planned shutdown at PF-1 to install facilities as part of the expansion project.  As stated at the AGM, ahead of the drilling of SH-12, a number of necessary upgrades had to be made to the drilling rig in order to ensure it met appropriate standards, safety requirements and had the proper certification; these upgrades delayed spud by three months.  Consequently, production averaged 29,362 bopd during the period, with average production during July and August standing at 34,641 bopd and 39,269 bopd respectively, largely reflecting the positive results from the workover campaign and the successful debottlenecking works at PF-1.

 

Although we expect production in the second half of the year to be higher than in the first half, following the interruptions associated with operational activities, we now envisage 2019 average gross daily production in the 30,000-33,000 bopd range, compared to the previous guidance of 32,000-38,000 bopd.  The Shaikan reservoir continues to perform strongly and we maintain our 55,000 bopd production target in Q2 2020.

 

A 25-day shutdown of PF-2 is planned in October and during this time a number of necessary upgrades will be made to the facility.  We have factored in this shutdown to the revised production guidance for 2019, in addition to the 7-day export pipeline system shutdown for maintenance later this month.

 

The PF-1 pipeline and export station, which links PF-1 to the main export pipeline is nearing completion.  Commissioning of the facilities is underway, and the pipeline is expected to be in service over the coming weeks.  Subsequently, all Shaikan oil will be exported by pipe, a significant milestone for the field.  Not only will this increase operating efficiency but also minimise HSSE risks, eliminate trucking costs and improve netbacks.

 

 

 



 

Key financial highlights 

 

 

 

Six months ended

Six months ended

30 June 2019

 

30 June 2018


 

 

Gross average production (bopd)

29,362

31,861


 

 

Realised price ($/bbl)

44.8

47.9


 

 

Revenue ($m)

95.6

116.2


 

 

Operating costs ($m)1

(18.4)

(14.1)


 

 

Operating costs per bbl ($/bbl)1

(3.9)

(3.0)




General and administrative expenses ($m)

(8.2)

(7.6)


 

 

Profit from operations ($m)

26.2

26.6


 

 

Profit after tax ($m)

24.2

26.7


 

 

Basic earnings per share (cents)

10.55

11.65


 

 

EBITDA ($m)1

59.0

61.6


 

 

Capital investment ($m) 1

32.4

6.9


 

 

Net cash ($m) 1

198.3

117.0




Net increase in cash ($m)

7.2

58.5

 

1 Operating costs, operating costs per barrel, EBITDA, capital investment and net cash are either non-financial or non-IFRS measures and are explained in the summary of significant accounting policies.

 

Revenues

 

H1 2019 revenue stands at $95.6 million (H1 2018: $116.2 million).  This decrease is the result of a lower Brent price and production.  All sales were made under the terms of the Crude Oil Sales agreement signed in early 2019 and effective until 31 December 2020. 

 

Operating costs, depreciation, other cost of sales and administrative expenses

 

The Group's operating costs increased to $18.4 million (H1 2018: $14.1 million) as the Group undertook certain one-off maintenance projects and incurred additional transportation costs for trucking oil from PF-1 to PF-2 for injection into the spur pipeline (the pipeline was not operational in H1 2018).  The Group also started incurring costs associated with the preparation for the future production ramp up, mostly in relation to hiring additional personnel.  Operating costs per bbl stand at $3.9 bbl, which is at the lower end of the previously disclosed guidance of $3.8-4.6/bbl.

 

Other cost of sales components include depletion and amortisation of oil and gas assets, capacity building charge, production bonuses, and certain other cost of sales such as the cost of trucking oil to Fishkhabour and oil inventory movements.  Cost of sales decreased to $61.3 million (H1 2018: $81.9 million), which was mostly driven by the production bonus of $16.0 million in June 2018 (H1 2019: $nil) and a lower depletion and amortisation charge.

 

General and administrative expenses ("G&A") have increased by 7% from $7.6 million in H1 2018 to $8.2 million in H1 2019, below the previously disclosed guidance of c.10% increase in 2019.  The increase is attributable to the Kurdistan office, which contributed $4.2 million (H1 2018: $3.6 million) of this amount.  The increase in the G&A reflects the rise in Shaikan development activity.  Corporate G&A remained unchanged in spite of the increased activity.  The G&A amount includes $0.8 million of share-based payments (H1 2018: $0.5 million) and $0.4 million (H1 2018: $0.2 million) of depreciation costs.

 

The movements in these components have resulted in a modest decrease of 4% in the EBITDA, which stands at $59.0 million (H1 2018: $61.6 million).

 

Net finance costs and other gains

 

The Group incurred net finance costs of $1.9 million (H1 2018: $4.2 million).  The improvement is driven by active cash management resulting in higher interest earned of $3.6 million (H1 2018: $1.5 million).

 

A solid financial foundation underpinning the Group's strategy

 

Cash flows

 

In 2019, the Group received payments for sales of Shaikan oil of $89.8 million (H1 2018: $107.4 million), incurred operational cash outflows of $34.8 million (H1 2019: $46.2 million) and spent $47.8 million on investment activities (H1 2018: $2.6 million) of which $36.7 million related to Shaikan development activities and $11.1 million to the exit costs of Algerian operations, resulting in a net cash increase of $7.2 million (H1 2018: $58.5 million).

 

The cash balance at 30 June 2019 stood at $302.7 million (31 December 2018: $295.6 million), providing a strong base for the Shaikan investment programme. 

 

At the June AGM, shareholders approved the distribution of a total cash dividend of $50.0 million for the year ended 31 December 2018.  The first tranche of c.$17 million was paid on 5 July, with the second tranche of c.$33 million to be paid on 4 October 2019.  The ex-dividend date is 19 September 2019 and the record date is 20 September 2019.  The first tranche paid was 5.68p per common share, which is equivalent to 7.26 US cents per common share.  The full $50.0 million dividend payable was recognised in current liabilities as at 30 June 2019.  As stated earlier, the buyback was successfully implemented from 8 July 2019 to 30 August 2019 for a total amount of $15.0 million.  The Company is today resuming the buyback for an additional $10.0 million for a total of $25 million as announced on 8 July 2019.

 

Capital investment

 

In H1 2019, additions to Shaikan oil and gas asset amounted to $32.4 million net to GKP.  This investment covered the work on two tubing workovers, well civils, drilling of SH-12 from early June, PF-1 spur pipeline, various studies and production facilities debottlenecking projects.

 

Capital investment into Shaikan will continue this year with the Group's work programme aimed at achieving the target of 55,000 bopd.  In addition, the Company has initiated certain workstreams in relation to the subsequent phases of the development which include expansion to 75,000 bopd and the gas re-injection project, although the investment decision has not been finalised.  In 2019, the gross capital expenditure is expected to stand at $88-104 million net ($110- 130 million gross).  A higher level of capital expenditure is expected in H2 2019 with continuous drilling, wells civils, flowlines, the completion of PF-1 spur pipeline and debottlenecking work.



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

Half Year Report for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

Non-IFRS measures

 

The Group uses certain measures to assess the financial performance of its business. Some of these measures are termed "non-IFRS measures" because they exclude amounts that are included in, or include amounts that are excluded from, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS, or are calculated using financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with IFRS. These non-IFRS measures include financial measures such as operating costs and non-financial measures such as gross average production.

 

The Group uses such measures to measure operating performance and liquidity, in presentations to the Board and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting, as well as monitoring certain aspects of its operating cash flow and liquidity. The Directors believe that these and similar measures are used widely by certain investors, securities analysts and other interested parties as supplemental measures of performance and liquidity.

 

The non-IFRS measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies and have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Group's operating results as reported under IFRS. An explanation of the relevance of each of the non-IFRS measures and a description of how they are calculated is set out below. Additionally, a reconciliation of the non-IFRS measures to the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS. The Group does not regard these non-IFRS measures as a substitute for, or superior to, the equivalent measures calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS or those calculated using financial measures that are calculated in accordance with IFRS.

 

 

Operating costs

 

Operating costs is a useful indicator of the Group's costs incurred to produce Shaikan oil. Operating costs, in comparison with cost of sales, exclude certain non-cash accounting adjustments, contractual PSC payments and transportation costs.

 

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$ million

$ million

$ million

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

61.3

81.9

154.5

Depreciation of oil & gas properties

(32.4)

(34.8)

(70.7)

Transportation costs

(3.2)

(8.8)

(14.3)

Production bonus

-

(16.0)

(16.0)

Capacity building payments

(7.1)

(8.3)

(17.0)

Working capital movement

(0.2)

0.1

(5.8)

Operating costs

18.4

14.1

30.7

 

Gross operating costs per barrel

 

Gross operating costs are divided by gross production to arrive at operating costs per bbl.

 

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

 

 

 

Gross production (MMbbls)

5.3

5.8

11.5

Gross operating costs ($ million)

20.5

17.4

36.8

Gross operating costs per barrel ($ per bbl)

3.9

3.0

3.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Half Year Report for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

EBITDA

 

EBITDA is a useful indicator of the Group's profitability, which excludes the impact of costs attributable to income tax (expenses)/credit, finance costs, interest revenue, depreciation and amortisation and other gains and losses.  

 

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$ million

$ million

$ million

 

 

 

 

Profit from operations

26.2

26.6

78.2

Depreciation of oil & gas properties

32.4

34.8

70.7

Other Depreciation and amortisation

0.4

0.2

0.4

EBITDA

59.0

61.6

149.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital investment

 

Capital investment is the value of the Group's additions to oil and gas assets excluding any movements in decommissioning assets

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$ million

$ million

$ million

 

 

 

 

Additions to oil and gas assets

32.4

6.9

35.7

Capital investment

32.4

6.9

35.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash

 

Net cash is a useful indicator of the Group's indebtedness, financial flexibility and capital structure because it indicates the level of cash and cash equivalents less cash borrowing with the Group's business. Net cash is defined as current and non-current borrowings plus non-cash adjustments, less cash and cash equivalents 

 

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$ million

$ million

$ million

 

 

 

 

Outstanding New Notes

(100.0)

(100.0)

(100.0)

Interest accrual

(4.4)

(2.0)

(4.4)

Cash and cash equivalents

302.7

219.0

295.6

Net cash

198.3

117.0

191.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Half Year Report for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

 

The Board determines and reviews the key risks for the Group on a regular basis.  The principal risks, and how the Group seeks to mitigate them, at half year are consistent with those detailed in the management of principal risks and uncertainties section of the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts. The principal risks are listed below:

 

Strategic

HSSE and CSR

Operational

Financial

Political, social and economic instability

HSSE risks

Field delivery risk

Liquidity and funding capability

Disputes regarding title or exploration and production rights

Gas flaring

Reserves

Export payment mechanism

Business conduct and anti-corruption

Security

 

Commodity prices

Export route availability

Corporate social responsibility risks

 

 

Stakeholder expectations

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibility statement

 

The Directors confirm that to the best of their knowledge:

 

(a)           the condensed set of financial statements, which has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting", gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and loss of the Group as a whole as required by DTR 4.2.4R;

 

(b)           the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R (indication of important events during the first six months of the year and a description of principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year); and

 

(c)           the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R (disclosure of related parties' transactions and changes therein).

 

By order of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jón Ferrier

Chief Executive Officer

10 September 2019

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Independent Review Report to Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited

 

We have been engaged by the company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2019 which comprises the condensed consolidated income statement, the condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the condensed consolidated balance sheet, the condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity, the condensed consolidated cash flow statement and related notes 1 to 17. We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

 

This report is made solely to the company in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity" issued by the Financial Reporting Council. Our work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company those matters we are required to state to it in an independent review report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company, for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have formed.

 

Directors' responsibilities

 

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

 

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union. The condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union.

 

Our responsibility

 

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.

 

Scope of review

 

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity" issued by the Financial Reporting Council for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

 

Conclusion

 

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2018 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

 

 

 

 

Deloitte LLP

Statutory Auditor

London, United Kingdom

10 September 2019

 

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Condensed Consolidated Income Statement

for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

Notes

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

 

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

Revenue

5

95,606

116,171

250,554

Cost of sales

6

(61,250)

(81,905)

(154,534)

Gross profit

 

34,356

34,266

96,020

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

(8,169)

(7,644)

(17,813)

Profit from operations

 

26,187

26,622

78,207

 

 

 

 

 

Finance revenue

7

3,628

1,450

4,441

Finance costs

7

(5,549)

(5,645)

(13,873)

Other gains

8

(112)

4,081

              10,925

Profit before tax

 

24,154

26,508

79,700

 

 

 

 

 

Tax credit

 

50

208

189

Profit after tax

 

24,204

26,716

79,889

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit per share (cents)


 

 

 

Basic

9

10.55

               11.65

34.84

Diluted

9

10.06

11.58

33.87

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

24,204

26,716

79,889

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

 

 

(12)

 

 

(298)

(800)

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

24,192

26,418

79,089

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

as at 30 June 2019

 

 

 

Notes

30 June

2019

Unaudited

30 June

2018

Unaudited

31 December

2018

Audited

 

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

445

41

84

Property, plant and equipment

11

381,546

389,782

380,537

Deferred tax asset

 

607

599

559

 

 

382,598

390,422

381,180

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

19,854

17,515

14,190

Trade and other receivables

12

67,497

80,991

67,909

Cash and cash equivalents

 

302,701

219,025

295,566

 

 

390,052

317,531

377,665

Total assets

 

772,650

707,953

758,845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

13

(73,221)

(83,181)

(81,478)

Dividends payable

 

           (50,000)

-

-

Provisions

 

-

(4,155)

(4,155)

 

 

(123,221)

(87,336)

(85,633)

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Other borrowings

14

(97,987)

(97,380)

(97,795)

Provisions

 

(23,647)

(24,448)

(22,600)

 

 

(121,634)

(121,828)

(120,395)

Total liabilities

 

(244,856)

(209,164)

(206,028)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

527,795

498,789

552,817

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

15

229,430

229,430

229,430

Share premium account

15

870,728

920,728

920,728

Exchange translation reserve

 

(3,830)

(3,316)

(3,818)

Accumulated losses

 

(568,533)

(648,053)

(593,523)

Total equity

 

527,795

498,789

552,817

 

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

 

 

 



Share

capital

 

Share

premium account

Exchange translation reserve

Accumulated losses

Total

equity

Notes

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Balance at 1 January 2018 (audited)

 

229,430

920,728

(3,018)

(675,254)

471,886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit for the period

 

-

-

-

26,716

26,716

Other comprehensive income for the period

 

-

-

(298)

-

(298)

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

-

-

(298)

26,716

26,418

Share-based payment charge

 

-

-

-

485

485

Balance at 30 June 2018 (unaudited)

 

229,430

920,728

(3,316)

(648,053)

498,789


 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit for the period

 

-

-

-

53,173

53,173

Other comprehensive income for the period

 

-

-

(502)

-

(502)

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

-

-

(502)

53,173

52,671

Share-based payment charge

 

-

-

-

1,357

1,357

Balance at 31 December 2018 (audited)

 

229,430

920,728

(3,818)

(593,523)

552,817

 

Net profit for the period

 

-

-

-

24,204

24,204

Other comprehensive loss for the period

 

-

-

(12)

-

(12)

Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the period

 

-

-

(12)

24,204

24,192

Dividend

 

-

(50,000)

-

-

(50,000)

Share-based payment charge

 

-

-

-

786

786

Balance at 30 June 2019 (unaudited)

 

229,430

870,728

(3,830)

(568,533)

527,795

 

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

 

Note

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December 2018

Audited

 

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

Cash generated in operations

10

56,566

64,708

161,483

Interest received

 

3,491

1,450

4,441

Interest paid

 

(5,022)

(5,000)

(7,713)

Net cash generated in operating activities

 

55,035

61,158

158,211

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

Exits costs of Algerian operation

 

(11,060)

-

-

Purchase of intangible assets

 

(392)

-

(66)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(36,337)

(2,635)

(20,589)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(47,789)

(2,635)

(20,655)


 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

Issue costs of new notes

 

-

-

(2,366)

Net cash from financing activities

 

-

-

(2,366)


 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

7,246

58,523

135,190

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

295,566

160,456

160,456

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

 

(111)

46

(80)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period being bank balances and cash on hand

 

302,701

219,025

295,566

 

 

In early 2019, the Group paid $11.1 million in final settlement of liabilities relating to its exit from activities in Algeria. 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019

 

1. General information

 

The Company is incorporated in Bermuda (registered address: Cedar House, 3rd Floor, 41 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton 12, Bermuda). The Company's common shares are listed on the Official List of the United Kingdom Listing Authority and are traded on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities. The Company serves as the holding company for the Group, which is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

 

2. Basis of preparation

 

The Annual Report and Accounts of the Group are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union. The condensed Group financial statements for the six months period ended 30 June 2019 have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34, "Interim Financial Reporting", as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (DTR) of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom as applicable to interim financial reporting.

 

The condensed set of financial statements included in this half yearly financial report have been prepared on a going concern basis as the Directors consider that the Group has adequate resources to continue operating for the foreseeable future.

 

The accounting policies adopted in the 2019 half-yearly financial report are the same as those adopted in the 2018 annual report and accounts, other than the implementation of new IFRS reporting standards.

 

The financial information for the year ended 31 December 2018 does not constitute the Group's financial statements for that year, but is derived from those accounts. The auditor's report on these accounts was unqualified and did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis of matter.  

 

Critical accounting judgements and key sources of estimation uncertainty remain consistent with those disclosed in the 2018 annual report and accounts.

 

Adoption of new and revised accounting standards

 

As of 1 January 2019, a number of accounting standard amendments and interpretations became effective, as noted in the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts (pages 90 and 91). The adoption of these amendments and interpretations has not had a material impact on the financial statements of the Group for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

 

The Group has implemented IFRS 16 for the year commencing 1 January 2019.  On adoption the Group has recognised lease liabilities in relation to leases previously classified as 'operating leases' under the principles of IAS 17. These liabilities have been measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease (if available) or the Group's incremental borrowing rate of 10.0 per cent.

 

In accordance with transition provisions in IFRS 16 the modified retrospective approach has been adopted, with the cumulative effect of initially applying the new standard recognised on 1 January 2019. Comparative figures for 2018 have not been restated, as permitted under the specific transaction provisions in the standard.

 

The financial impact of this adoption has been to increase assets by $0.4 million and liabilities by $0.4m.  The effect on the Group's income statement was immaterial.

 

Going concern

The Group continues to closely monitor and manage its liquidity risk. Cash forecasts are regularly produced and sensitivities run for different scenarios. The Group has $263.6 million of cash at 9 September 2019. The Group's forecasts, taking into account the risks applicable to the Group, show that the Group will be able to have sufficient financial headroom for the twelve months from the date of approval of the half year financial statements.

 

Based on the analysis performed, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Thus, they continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the half year financial statements.

 

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

3. Dividend

 

At the Company's annual general meeting on 21 June 2019, the shareholders approved the distribution of a total cash dividend of $50 million for the year ended 31 December 2018. The first tranche of c.$17 million was paid in July 2019, with the second tranche of c.$33 million to be paid on 4 October 2019.

 

The initial tranche paid was 5.68p per common share, which is equivalent to 7.26 US cents per common share.

 

The distribution is eligible under Bermudan Law based on the solvency of the Group. As the Group has negative retained earnings this is considered a return of capital and accordingly is presented as a deduction from share premium.

 

4. Segment information

 

For the purposes of resource allocation and assessment of segment performance, the Group is organised into three regional business units - Algeria, Kurdistan and the United Kingdom. These geographical segments are the basis on which the Group reports its segmental information.  The chief operating decision maker is the Chief Executive Officer. He is assisted by the Chief Financial Officer and senior management team.

 

The accounting policies of the reportable segments are consistent with the Group's accounting policies. 

 

Each segment is described in more detail below:

 

-       Kurdistan Region of Iraq: the Kurdistan segment consists of the Shaikan block and the Erbil office, which provides support to the operations in Kurdistan.

 

-       United Kingdom: the UK segment provides geological, geophysical and engineering services to other segments of the Group; and

 

-       Algeria:  the Algerian segment consists of the Group's discontinued operations in Algeria.

 

The Corporate segment manages activities that serve more than one segment and represents all overhead and administration costs incurred that cannot be directly linked to one of the above segments.

 

 

 

Algeria

Kurdistan

Corporate

Total

30 June 2019 (unaudited)

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Revenue

 

 

 

 

Oil sales

-

94,063

-

94,063

Transportation revenue

-

1,543

-

1,543

Total revenue

-

95,606

-

95,606

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) from operations

-

   30,173

(3,986)

26,187

 

 

 

 

 

Finance revenue

-

      3,088

540

3,628

Finance cost

-

   (336)

(5,213)

(5,549)

Other gains and losses

-

14

(126)

(112)

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) before tax

-

32,939

(8,785)

24,154

 

 

 

 

 

Tax credit

-

-

50

50

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) after tax

-

32,939

(8,735)

24,204

Total assets

-

684,665

87,985

772,650

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

 

4. Segment information continued

 

 

Algeria

Kurdistan

Corporate

Total

30 June 2018 (unaudited)

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Revenue

 

 

 

 

Oil sales

-

111,960

-

111,960

Transportation revenue

-

4,211

-

4,211

Total revenue

-

116,171

-

116,171

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) from operations

-

   31,003

(4,293)

26,710

 

 

 

 

 

Finance revenue

-

      1,132

318

1,450

Finance cost

-

    (359)

(5,286)

(5,645)

Other gains and losses

3,658

43

292

3,993

Profit/ (loss) before tax

3,658

31,819

(8,969)

26,508

 

 

 

 

 

Tax credit

-

-

208

208

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) after tax

3,658

31,819

(8,761)

26,716

Total assets

26

635,868

72,059

707,953

 

 

 

Algeria

Kurdistan

Corporate

Total

31 December 2018 (audited)

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Revenue

 

 

 

 

Oil sales

-

243,711

-

243,711

Transportation revenue

-

6,843

-

6,843

Total revenue

-

250,554

-

250,554

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) from operations

(153)

88,139

(9,779)

78,207

 

 

 

 

 

Finance revenue

-

      3,713

728

4,441

Finance cost

-

      (723)

(13,150)

(13,873)

Other gains and losses

10,205

                   39

681

10,925

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) before tax

10,052

91,168

(21,520)

79,700

 

 

 

 

 

Tax credit

-

-

189

189

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) after tax

10,052

91,168

(21,331)

79,889

Total assets

-

686,636

72,209

758,845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

5. Revenue

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Oil sales

94,063

111,960

243,711

Transportation revenue

1,543

4,211

6,843

 

95,606

116,171

250,554

 

The Group accounting policy for revenue recognition is set out in its 2018 annual report, with revenue recognised on a cash-assured basis.

 

During the six months period ended 30 June 2019, the cash-assured values recognised as oil sales were the Group's share of the invoiced revenue amounting to $94.1 million (H1 2018: $112.0 million; FY 2018: $227.5 million). There were no MNR liability offset revenues in the period (H1 2018: nil; FY 2018: $16.2 million) The oil sales price was calculated using the monthly Brent price less an average discount of $21.69 (H1 2018: $22.8; FY 2018: $22.3) per barrel for quality, pipeline tariff and transportation costs.

 

From 15 November 2017 onwards, the Group has performed transportation services in respect of the KRG's share of export oil sales. It recharges all these transportation costs at nil mark-up to KRG.  

 

Interest revenue has been presented as part of net finance costs (note 7)

 

6. Cost of Sales

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Oil production costs

25,663

38,335

69,479

Depreciation of oil & gas properties

32,358

34,760

70,744

Transportation costs

3,229

8,810

14,311

 

61,250

81,905

154,534

 

Oil production costs represent the Group's share of gross production expenditure for the Shaikan field for the period and include capacity building charges of $7.1 million (H1 2018: $8.3 million; FY 2018: $17.0 million) and Shaikan PSC production bonus of $nil (H1 2018: $16.0 million; FY 2018: $16.0 million). The production bonus became payable in H1 2018 when the gross production milestone of 50 MMbbl was achieved, there are no further production bonuses envisaged under the PSC.

 

A unit-of-production method, based on full entitlement production, commercial reserves and costs for Shaikan full field development, has been used to calculate the DD&A charge for the period.  Commercial reserves are proven and probable ("2P") reserves, estimated using standard recognised evaluation techniques.

 

The breakdown of the transportation costs comparative for the period to June 2018 has been restated by $4.6million to accurately show the full transportation costs, as part of this had previously been shown in oil production costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

7. Finance costs

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Notes interest charged during the period (Note 14)

(5,192)

(5,285)

(13,150)

Finance lease Interest

(21)

-

-

Unwinding of discount on provisions

(336)

(360)

(723)

Total Finance costs

(5,549)

(5,645)

(13,873)

Finance Revenue

3,628

1,450

4,441

Net finance costs

(1,921)

(4,195)

(9,432)

 

8.  Other (losses)/gains

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Exchange (losses)/gains

(112)

344

710

Other gains

-

3,737

10,215

 

(112)

4,081

10,925

 

Other gains in prior periods consist of the release of decommissioning liability and reduction of accruals relating to exiting the Algerian project.

 

9. Profit per share

 

The calculation of the basic and diluted loss per share is based on the following data:

 

 
 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

Year ended

31 December

2018

Audited

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

Profit

 

 

 

Profit after tax for the purposes of basic and diluted loss per share

24,204

26,716

79,889

Weighted average number of shares used:

 

 

 

  Basic ('000)

229,317

229,317

229,317

  Diluted ('000)

240,564

230,761

235,845

 

The average number of ordinary shares in issue excludes shares held by Employee Benefit Trustee ("EBT") and the Exit Event Trustee of 0.1 million (H1 2018: 0.1 million; FY 2018: 0.1 million)

 

The diluted number of ordinary shares outstanding, including share options, is calculated on the assumption of conversion of all potentially dilutive ordinary shares. As at 30 June 2019, there were 0.3 million share options (H1 2018: 0.3 million; FY 2018: 0.3 million) that were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings, because they were anti-dilutive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

10. Reconciliation of profit from operations to net cash generated in operating activities

 

 

Six months

ended

30 June 2019

Unaudited

$'000

Six months

ended

30 June 2018

Unaudited

$'000

Year ended 31 December 2018

Audited

$'000

 

 

 

 

Profit from operations

26,187

26,622

78,207

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

32,769

34,924

71,081

Amortisation of intangible assets

31

22

46

Other gains or losses

-

694

-

Share-based payment expense

756

485

1,785

(Increase)/ decrease in inventories

(5,664)

(325)

3,000

(Increase)/decrease in receivables

549

(19,236)

(4,330)

Increase/(decrease) in payables

1,938

21,522

11,694

Net cash generated in operating activities

56,566

64,708

161,483

 

11. Property, plant and equipment

 

 

Oil and Gas

Assets

$'000

Fixtures and

Equipment

$'000

 

Total

$'000

Year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

Opening net book value

416,908

565

417,473

Additions

6,947

278

7,225

Depreciation charge

(34,760)

(164)

(34,924)

Foreign currency translation differences

-

8

8

Net book value at 30 June 2018

389,095

687

389,782

 

 

 

 

Additions

28,768

366

29,134

Depreciation charge

(35,984)

(173)

(36,157)

Revisions to decommissioning charge

(2,229)

-

(2,229)

Foreign currency translation differences

-

7

7

Net book value at 31December 2018

379,650

887

380,537

 

 

 

 

Cost

600,048

6,201

606,249

Accumulated depreciation

(220,398)

(5,314)

(225,712)

Net book value at 31 December 2018

379,650

887

380,537

 

 

 

 

 

Period ended 30 June 2019

 

 

 

Opening net book value

379,650

887

380,537

Additions

32,432

605

33,037

Revision to decommissioning asset

710

-

710

Depreciation charge

(32,358)

(411)

(32,769)

Foreign currency translation differences

-

31

31

Closing net book value

380,434

1,112

381,546

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2019

 

 

 

Cost

633,190

6,837

640,027

Accumulated depreciation

(252,756)

(5,725)

(258,481)

Net book value

1,112

381,546

 

The additions to the Shaikan asset amounting to $32.4 million during the period include the costs of tubing changeovers, well civils and drilling, spur pipeline, various studies and production facilities debottlenecking projects.

 

 

 

 

 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

12. Trade and other receivables

 

 

30 June 2019

Unaudited

$'000

30 June 2018

Unaudited

$'000

31 December

2018

Audited

$'000

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables

59,737

77,109

61,251

Other receivables

6,852

3,190

5,405

Prepayments and accrued income

908

692

1,253

 

67,497

80,991

67,909

 

The Directors consider that the carrying amount of trade and other receivables approximates their fair value.

 

13. Trade and other payables

 

 

30 June 2019

Unaudited

$'000

30 June 2018

Unaudited

$'000

31 December

2018

Audited

$'000

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

3,275

2,859

11,857

Other payables

26,907

38,189

19,552

Finance Leases

211

-

-

Accrued expenses

42,828

42,133

50,069

 

73,221

81,478

 

 

Trade and other payables principally comprise amounts outstanding for trade purchases and ongoing costs.

 

There is $4.4 million interest payable included in accrued expenses as at 30 June 2019 (30 June 2018: $2.0 million. FY 2018: $4.4 million)

 

As at 30 June 2019, other payables included $10.0 million (H1 2018: $10.0 million; FY 2018: $10.0 million) in relation to the Sheikh Adi PSC bonus that was payable on the declaration of commerciality. It is likely that this liability will be offset against unrecognised Shaikan revenue arrears, in accordance with the principles agreed under the Bilateral Agreement between the Group and the MNR. As at 30 June 2018, the other payables balance also included $16.2 million of payments received in excess of the Group's revenue entitlements from the MNR under the bilateral Agreement. In December 2018, this amount was transferred to revenue as an offset of past revenue arrears.



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

14. Other borrowings

 

In July 2018, the Group redeemed $100 million Reinstated Notes, issued in October 2016, at a price equal to 100 per cent of the principal, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes up to and including the Redemption Date. The Group also successfully completed the private placement of a 5-year senior unsecured $100 million bond issue (the "New Notes"). The unsecured New Notes are guaranteed by Gulf Keystone Petroleum International Limited and Gulf Keystone Petroleum (UK) Limited, two of the Company's subsidiaries, and their key terms are summarised as follows:

 

-        maturity date is 25 July 2023;

-        at any time prior to maturity, the New Notes are redeemable in part or full with a prepayment penalty;

-        the interest rate is 10% per annum with semi-annual payment dates; and

-        the Company is permitted to raise up to $200 million of additional indebtedness at any time on market terms to fund capital and operating expenditure.

 

 

The liabilities associated with Reinstated Notes are presented in the following tables:

 

 

 

30 June 2019

Unaudited

$'000

30 June 2018

Unaudited

$'000

31 December 2018

Audited

$'000

 

 

 

 

Liability at the beginning of the period

102,156

99,084

99,084

Interest charged during the period

5,192

5,285

13,150

Interest paid during the period

(5,000)

(5,000)

(7,713)

Exchange or redemption of Reinstated notes

-

-

(100,000)

Issue of new notes at fair value

-

-

97,635

Liability at the end of period

102,348

99,369

102,156

 

Liability reported in:

 

30 June 2019

Unaudited

$'000

30 June 2018

Unaudited

$'000

31 December 2018

Audited

$'000

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

4,361

1,989

4,361

Non-current liabilities

97,987

97,380

97,795

 

102,348

99,369

102,156

 

The New Notes are traded on the Norwegian Stock Exchange and the fair value at the prevailing market price as at the close of business on the reporting date was:

 

 

Market price

30 June 2019

$'000

 

 

 

New Notes

$1.04663

104,663

 

As of 30 June 2019, the Group's remaining contractual liability comprising principal and interest based on undiscounted cash flows at the maturity date of the Reinstated Notes is as follows:

 

 

30 June 2019

Unaudited

$'000

30 June 2018

Unaudited

$'000

31 December 2018

Audited

$'000

 

 

 

 

Within one year

10,000

10,000

10,000

Within two to five years

130,639

125,000

135,639

 

140,639

135,000

145,639

 

 



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2019 continued

 

15.  Share capital

 

 

Common shares

Share

Share

 

No. of shares

Amount

            capital

premium

 

000

$'000

               $'000

$'000

Issued and fully paid

 

 

 

 

Balance 1 January 2019 (audited)

229,430

1,150,158

229,430

920,728

 

Dividend (see note 3)

-

-

-

(50,000)

 

 

 

 

 

Balance 30 June 2019 (unaudited)

229,430

1,150,158

229,430

870,728

 

 

16. Contingent Liabilities

 

The Group has a contingent liability of $27 million (2018: $27 million) in relation to the proceeds from the sale of test production in the period prior to the approval of the Shaikan Field Development Plan in July 2013. The Shaikan PSC does not appear to address expressly any party's rights to this pre-Development Plan petroleum. This suggests strongly that there must have been some other agreement, understanding or arrangement between GKP and the KRG as to how this pre-Development Plan petroleum would be lifted and sold. The sales were made based on sales contracts with domestic offtakers which were approved by the KRG. The Group believes that the receipts from these sales of pre-Development Plan petroleum are for the account of the Contractor (GKP and MOL), rather than the KRG and accordingly recorded them as test revenue in prior years. However, the KRG has requested a repayment of these amounts and the Group is currently involved in negotiations to resolve this matter. The Group has received external legal advice and does not consider that a probable material payment is payable to the KRG.  This contingent liability forms part of the ongoing Shaikan PSC amendment negotiations and it is likely that it will be settled as part of those negotiations.

 

17. Events after the balance sheet date

 

In July 2019 the Group announced its intention to commence a share buyback programme using the Group's existing cash resources to make market purchases of Gulf Keystone common shares for a maximum consideration of                 $25.0 million.

 

The first stage of that programme to purchase Gulf Keystone shares for an initial amount of $15.0 million was initiated on 8 July 2019 and completed on 30 August. The company is now resuming the buyback for an additional $10.0 million.



 

GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

GLOSSARY (See also the glossary in the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts)

 

Bilateral Agreement

the bilateral agreement between GKPI and the MNR dated 16 March 2016

bopd

barrels of oil per day

capex

any expenditure or obligation in respect of expenditure which, in accordance with accounting principles applied by the Company in the preparation of its audited accounts, is treated as capital expenditure (and including the capital element of any expenditure or obligation incurred in connection with any finance lease)

Crude Oil Sales Agreement

the Shaikan crude oil export sales agreement valid between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020

CSR

corporate social responsibility

DD&A

depreciation, depletion and amortisation

EBITDA

earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation

EBT

employee benefit trust

ESG

Environmental Social Governance

ESP

electrical submersible pump

FDP

Field Development Plan

First Shaikan Amendment

First amendment to the Shaikan PSC executed on 1 August 2010.

G&A

general and administrative

Group

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited and its subsidiaries

HSSE

health, safety, security and environment

KRG

Kurdistan Regional Government

LTI

lost time incident

MNR

Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government

MOL

Kalegran B.V. (a subsidiary of MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas plc)

New Notes

the $100 million unsecured, guaranteed notes issued on 25 July 2018 by GKP with a maturity date of 25 July 2023

PF-1

Production Facility 1

PF-2

Production Facility 2

PSC

production sharing contract

Second Shaikan Amendment

the second proposed amendment to the Shaikan PSC formally implementing the terms of the Bilateral MNR Agreement (including the First Shaikan Amendment)

Shaikan PSC

the Production Sharing Contract for the Shaikan block between the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and Gulf Keystone Petroleum International Limited and Texas Keystone Inc. and Kalegran Limited (a subsidiary of MOL) signed on 6 November 2017 as amended by subsequent agreements

TD

total depth

 

 


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