Oslo-listed RAK Petroleum has announced a consolidated net comprehensive income of US$65.7 million for the half-year to 30th June, 2019, compared to a net comprehensive income of $166.4 million for the full year 2018
OSLO, Norway, (Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2019) Oslo-listed RAK Petroleum has announced a consolidated net comprehensive income of US$65.7 million for the half-year to 30th June, 2019, compared to a net comprehensive income of $166.4 million for the full year 2018.
RAK Petroleum’s main assets are holdings in DNO, also listed in Oslo, and privately-held Foxtrot International.
RAK Petroleum owns 40.45 percent of DNO, a Norwegian company focused on the middle East and European North Sea, and 33.33 percent of Foxtrot International, whose major asset is a share in a gas-producing block offshore Ivory Coast in West Africa.
The company’s Executive Chairman, Bijan Mossavar-Rahman, who is also Chairman of DNO and Foxtrot, said in a statement that the company’s bank debt was $18.4 million, drawn from a lending arrangement with a leading bank in the United Arab Emirates.
Speaking about DNO, Mossavar-Rahman said, "With record activity levels, rising revenues, strong profitability and a material contribution from the North Sea, DNO ramped up operational activity with 14 wells spud in the first half of 2019 as it continues to deliver the largest drilling programme in its 48-year history."
DNO achieved oil and gas output of 130,855 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the first half of 2019 on a gross basis, compared to 110,570 boepd during the same period last year, maintaining its position as the largest oil producer among the international oil companies in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Its largest field in Kurdistan, Tawke, which is also the largest field in the region operated by an international oil company, averaged 71,700 bopd, with the Peshkabir field, the second largest IOC-operated field in Kurdistan, averaging 54,950 bopd in the first half of the year.
In the North Sea, DNO has interests in 89 licences in Norwegian waters, 12 in the UK North Sea and 2 offshore the Netherlands, as well as one in Ireland. RAK Petroleum working interest production from fields in the Norwegian and UK licences amounted to 17,820 boepd in the first half of the year, Mossavar-Rahman said.
In the first half of 2019, the company received $14.9 million in cash distributions from Foxtrot International, $3.0 million of which were reinvested towards maintenance, operating and other expenditures.