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Jersey Oil and Gas PLC

13 April 2021

13 April 2021

Jersey Oil and Gas plc

("Jersey Oil & Gas", "JOG" or the "Company")

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

Jersey Oil & Gas (AIM:JOG), an independent upstream oil and gas company focused on the UK Continental Shelf ("UKCS") region of the North Sea, is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Thomas to the JOG Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Les has over 35 years' experience in the Oil and Gas industry, in various subsurface, engineering, operational and senior management positions. Les was formerly CEO of Ithaca Energy Inc. from 2013 to 2020 and previously served for eight years on the Board of John Wood Group plc, as Chief Executive of its Production Facilities business and the Group Director responsible for HSE. Prior to this, he spent 22 years with Marathon Oil UK Limited in various locations and roles, including four years as European Business Unit Leader.

Les is also an independent director of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, a joint venture between Repsol and Sinopec with a significant UK North Sea portfolio, as well as serving as a Non-Executive Director of Avingtrans Plc, an AIM quoted engineering and manufacturing business.

Les has a BSc (1st class hons) in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

Marcus Stanton, Chairman of Jersey Oil & Gas, commented :

"We are very pleased to welcome Les to the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Throughout his career to date, he has helped oil companies to develop projects successfully, deploying subsurface, commercial and project management expertise. Most recently, he led Ithaca Energy through a significant growth phase, including the acquisition of Chevron's UK North Sea portfolio. His wealth of experience in the UK North Sea leading upstream and services businesses will be of significant value to JOG as we progress our Greater Buchan Area development project and take the Company through its next phase of growth. We look forward to working closely with Les and benefitting from his highly relevant North Sea industry experience."

Enquiries :

 
Jersey Oil and Gas plc  Andrew Benitz, CEO   C/o Camarco: 
                                              Tel: 020 3757 4983 
Strand Hanson Limited   James Harris         Tel: 020 7409 3494 
                         Matthew Chandler 
                         James Bellman 
Arden Partners plc      Paul Shackleton      Tel: 020 7614 5900 
                         Benjamin Cryer 
finnCap Ltd             Christopher Raggett  Tel: 020 7220 0500 
                         Tim Redfern 
 
Camarco                 Billy Clegg          Tel: 020 3757 4983 
                         James Crothers 
 

Additional information on the Directorate Appointment

The following additional information is provided in accordance with AIM Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Leslie James Thomas (aged 64)

 
 Current directorships/partnerships   Past directorships/partnerships 
 Avingtrans plc                       Delek North Sea Limited 
  Heriot Resources Limited             Ithaca Energy Inc. 
  POD Supports Limited                 Ithaca Alpha (N.I.) Limited 
  Repsol Sinopec Resources UK          Ithaca Causeway Limited 
  Limited                              Ithaca Delta Limited 
  The Scottish Energy Forum            Ithaca Dorset Limited 
                                       Ithaca Energy (North Sea) plc* 
                                       Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited 
                                       Ithaca Energy Developments UK 
                                       Limited 
                                       Ithaca Energy Holdings (UK) 
                                       Limited 
                                       Ithaca Epsilon Limited 
                                       Ithaca Exploration Limited 
                                       Ithaca Gamma Limited 
                                       Ithaca GSA Limited* 
                                       Ithaca Minerals (North Sea) 
                                       Limited 
                                       Ithaca North Sea Limited 
                                       Ithaca Oil and Gas Limited 
                                       Ithaca Petroleum Limited 
                                       Ithaca Pipeline Limited 
                                       Ithaca SP UK Limited 
                                       Ithaca SPL Limited 
                                       The UK Oil and Gas Industry 
                                       Association Limited 
                                     -------------------------------- 
 

Note :

* - UK Companies House records indicate that Mr Thomas remains a board member of Ithaca Energy (North Sea) plc and Ithaca GSA Limited, however he resigned such directorships in August 2020 and, accordingly, steps are being taken to make/update the relevant filings.

There is no further information to be disclosed in relation to Mr Thomas' appointment pursuant to AIM Rule 17 or Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Notes to Editors :

Jersey Oil & Gas is a UK E&P company focused on building an upstream oil and gas business in the North Sea. The Company holds a significant acreage position within the Central North Sea referred to as the Greater Buchan Area ("GBA"), which includes operatorship and 100% working interests in blocks that contain the Buchan oil field and J2 and Glenn oil discoveries and an 100% working interest in the P2170 Licence Blocks 20/5b & 21/1d, that contain the Verbier oil discovery and other exploration prospects.

JOG's total GBA acreage is estimated by management to contain 190 million barrels of oil equivalent ("mmboe") of discovered P50 recoverable resources net to JOG, in addition to significant exploration upside potential of approximately 220 mmboe of prospective resources in close proximity to the Company's planned Buchan platform. JOG has recently concluded the Concept Select phase of an FDP for the Greater Buchan Area and plans to progress into Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) later this year.

JOG is focused on delivering shareholder value and growth through creative deal-making, operational success and licensing rounds. Its management is convinced that opportunity exists within the UK North Sea to deliver on this strategy and the Company has a solid track-record of tangible success.

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 as it forms part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of the European (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

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