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Tullow to halt drilling in Ghana this year, anticipates five new wells

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Tullow Oil plc has said in its statement ahead of the Group’s 2023 entire year results scheduled to be declared on 6 Walk 2024 that five Celebration wells (three producers and two water injectors) are supposed to come on stream in 2024.

This will finish up the action arranged toward the start of the boring project around six months early with amazing penetrating execution.

Later in 2024, Tullow and its Joint Endeavor Partners “plan to take a boring break in Ghana while existing great stock sustains creation at Celebration, and TEN decay continues to be really limited”.

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Boring is supposed to resume in 2025, and the obtainment process for another apparatus will begin in 2024.

Mr Rahul Dhir, CEO of Tullow, remarked: “Proceeded with conveyance of our business plan in 2023 resulted in a significant emphasis point as we moved from a time of investment focus to conveyance of free cash stream development.

We are on target to convey c.$600 million free cash stream throughout the following two years to accomplish our stated objective of c.$800 million of free cash stream from 2023 to 2025 at $80/bbl.

The obligation office concurred with Glencore is a strong endorsement of our business plan and we have no material uncovered obligation maturities until May 2026. At the same time, our assets are supposed to convey creation development, while we keep on keeping up with our laser focus on functional greatness and capital discipline

2023 Execution – Conveyance during a groundbreaking year:

Functional

• Entire year working interest creation arrived at the midpoint of c.63 kboepd in 2023, including c.6 kboepd of Celebration gas.

• Water infusion issues at Celebration experienced in 2023, have now been settled.

• Great penetrating execution with four Celebration maker and three Celebration water infusion wells brought onstream.

• Fire up of Celebration South East denoting a material move forward in Celebration creation that outperformed 100 kbopd.

• Gabon trade understanding and permit augmentations support saves and base portfolio on Tchatamba creation center.

• Proceeded with portfolio enhancement through offer of Orinduik permit in Guyana to zero in on center creation resources.

Monetary

• Income of c.$1.6 billion (counting c.$140 million fence costs) at a typical acknowledged oil cost (post-supporting) of $77.5/bbl.

• Capital and decommissioning consumption were c.$380 million and c.$70 million, individually.

• Basic working money flow1 of c.$800 million and free income of c.$170 million, in front of direction.

• Net obligation decrease of c.$250 million bringing about year-end net obligation of c.$1.6 billion and outfitting of 1.4 times, in front of focus of 1.5 times.

• Gross obligation decrease of c.$400 million from tenders of the 2025 and 2026 notes joined with yearly amortizations.

• Executed material move toward renegotiating system with new $400 million obligation office concurred with Glencore. • Ghana gas commercialisation through interval gas deals understanding, conveying c.$30 million income.

1 Income from working exercises including lease installments, before capital venture, decommissioning consumption and obligation administration.

2024 Outlook – Focus on free cash flow generation

Operational • Group working interest production expected to average between 62 to 68 kboepd, including c.7 kboepd of gas.

• Five Celebration wells (three makers and two water injectors) expected to come on stream in 2024. This will conclude the action arranged toward the beginning of the boring system around six months early with incredible penetrating execution.

• Later in 2024, Tullow and its Joint Endeavor Accomplices plan to take a penetrating break in Ghana while existing great stock supports production at Celebration, and TEN downfall continues to be really limited. Boring is supposed to continue in 2025, and the obtainment cycle for another apparatus will start in 2024.

• Action in the non-worked portfolio will focus on infill boring and a framework drove exploration well at the Simba permit. Monetary

• 2024 capital consumption of c.$250 million with around 60% distributed to Celebration and 25% to non-worked resources.

• Decommissioning spend of c.$50 million for UK and Mauritania; c.$20 million provisioning for Ghana and Gabon.

• Cash charges expected to be c.$350 million at $80/bbl with installments weighted to the principal half of the year. • Support portfolio safeguards c.60% of gauge deals volumes at weighted normal cost of $58/bbl as the year progressed; material uncapped openness to oil cost potential gain from June once heritage fences have moved off, with c.20% of deals volumes covered at weighted normal cost of $114/bbl for the period June to December.

• Figure free cash flow of $200-300 million at $80/bbl, with the reach to a great extent driven by timing of income receipts for 18 to 19 cargoes lifted in Ghana during the year.

• Year-end net obligation expected to be under $1.4 billion; cash equipping of net obligation to EBITDAX expected to associate with multiple times at $80/bbl.

• On target to convey focused on c.$800 million free cash flow north of 2023 to 2025 period, with more than $600 million free cash flow expected to be produced north of 2024 to 2025 at $80/bbl.

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