TIDMJOG

RNS Number : 5275M

Jersey Oil and Gas PLC

22 September 2021

22 September 2021

Jersey Oil and Gas plc

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

Interim Results for the Six Month Period Ended 30 June 2021

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 it's unaudited Interim Results for the six month period ended 30 June 2021.

Highlights :

-- Material increase in our resource estimates for the Buchan oil field following completion of extensive reservoir simulation modelling

o Contingent P50 technically recoverable resources for the Buchan oil field now estimated at 126 MMstb

o Contingent P50 technically recoverable resources for the Greater Buchan Area ("GBA") Core Area (Buchan, J2 and the Verbier discoveries) increased to an estimated 172 MMboe

   --      Concept Select Report completed and submitted to the UK's Oil and Gas Authority ("OGA") 

o Detailed report sets out a three phase development, with Phase 1 designed to develop the Buchan oil reservoir; Phase 2 the J2 West, J2 East and Verbier East oil discoveries; and Phase 3 the Verbier West oil discovery (the "GBA Development")

o Report also includes JOG's preference for the GBA Development to be powered by electricity, which would significantly reduce the carbon emissions associated with production from the GBA Development

   --      Oversubscribed placing and subscription to raise, in aggregate, GBP16.6m gross 

-- Acquisition of the remaining 12% interest in licence P2170 containing the Verbier discovery from CIECO V&C (UK) Limited to bring our interest to 100% across all of our GBA licences

   --      Appointment of Les Thomas to the Board as a non-executive director 

-- Launched sales process to farm-out an interest in our GBA licences to secure an industry partner and funding towards our future share of costs in the development

   --      Strong cash position of approximately GBP17m at the period end 

Post Period End :

   --      Offshore survey to acquire geotechnical and environmental baseline data completed 

-- Technical and economic evaluation of P2497 (Zermatt) and P2499 (Glenn) licences completed, with JOG electing not to progress to the next licence phase and relinquish these non-core licences

-- OGA has approved JOG's application to be the 'Installation Operator' for the 'Design Phase' of the planned Buchan platform

Outlook :

   --     Farm-out process ongoing and engaged in discussions with both industry parties and potential infrastructure funders 

-- Regional electrification collaboration within the Central North Sea is building momentum amongst industry parties, with the GBA ideally located to be an integral part of this initiative

Andrew Benitz, CEO of Jersey Oil & Gas, said:

"The first half of 2021 has been a busy period for JOG. Extensive reservoir modelling was completed leading to a significant increase in management's estimates of the GBA's resources and the delivery to the OGA of the GBA Concept Select Report, which includes our preference for a fully electrified platform. The OGA's approval of the appointment of JOG as OSD Installation Operator represents a significant endorsement of our capabilities and competencies to deliver GBA facilities of the highest technical integrity that will be both safe to operate and environmentally sound.

"Our GBA farm-out process was launched and is ongoing, with active engagement with both industry parties and infrastructure funders, the latter having expressed funding interest particularly with respect to electrification of the development and the potential regional collaboration opportunities that exist. We also launched our Carbon Policy and are targeting 'Net Zero' emissions from our GBA Development project at the start of first oil.

"I would like to thank shareholders for their ongoing support and look forward to providing further updates on our future progress."

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 
finnCap Ltd             Christopher Raggett  Tel: 020 7220 0500 
                         Tim Redfern 
 
Camarco                 Billy Clegg          Tel: 020 3757 4983 
                         James Crothers 
 

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 oil discovery 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 172 million barrels of oil equivalent ("MMboe") of discovered P50 recoverable resources net to JOG, in addition to significant exploration upside potential of approximately 168MMboe 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) following greater clarity being obtained on regional electrification options and funding.

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 Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

Chairman's Statement

Overview

During the first six months of 2021, Jersey Oil and Gas ("JOG" or the "Company") has focused on developing its core licence interests, which we refer to as the Greater Buchan Area (the "GBA") consisting of licences P2498 (the Buchan oil field and J2 oil discovery) and P2170 (the Verbier oil discovery). Our activities took place against a Brent oil price that started the year at approximately US$50 per barrel and that had risen to approximately US$70 per barrel at the end of the half year.

Operational Highlights

During the period, we were pleased to report a material increase in our resource estimates for the Buchan oil field following the completion of extensive reservoir simulation modelling. Our estimate of contingent P50 technically recoverable resources for the Buchan oil field is now 126 million stock tank barrels ("MMstb"), with our estimate of contingent P50 technically recoverable resources for the GBA Core Area (Buchan, J2 and the Verbier discoveries) being increased to 172 million barrels of oil equivalent ("MMboe"). We also completed our Concept Select Report ("CSR"), which has been submitted to the OGA. This detailed report sets out how the resources in our core GBA licence interests will be developed which, after assessing numerous alternatives, has been structured into three phases with Phase 1 designed to develop the Buchan oil reservoir, Phase 2 the J2 West, J2 East and Verbier East oil discoveries, and Phase 3 the Verbier West oil discovery. This phased approach has the advantage of generating an early income stream which can be offset against future phased development expenditure. The CSR also includes JOG's preference for the GBA Development to be powered by electricity supplied by a cable from shore to the proposed GBA production platform, which would significantly reduce the carbon emissions associated with production of oil and gas from the GBA Development. In support of this we have undertaken a subsea survey to cover a potential cable route from shore to the proposed Buchan platform location.

Capital Raising

In March 2021, we undertook an oversubscribed placing and subscription which raised, in aggregate, GBP16.6m gross.

100% Ownership of the Verbier Discovery

During the first half of the year we also completed the acquisition of CIECO V&C (UK) Limited, whose sole asset in the UKCS was the 12% interest in the Verbier discovery not already owned by the Company, thereby bringing JOG's interest in the P2170 licence up to 100%.

Non-Executive Director Appointment

In April 2021, we were very pleased to announce the appointment of Les Thomas as a non-executive director of the Company. Mr Thomas has substantial experience in the oil and gas industry, including being a former CEO of Ithaca Energy Inc., which operates in the UKCS.

Regional Electrification

Since acquiring our licence interests in the GBA, in August 2019, there has been a significant shift in industry attitude and government policy towards implementing a low carbon approach to extracting hydrocarbons from the UKCS. As part of this process, JOG has sought to lead the way through selecting our preferred development concept for the GBA to be a low carbon, fully electrified project powered from shore. At the same time, the GBA has the potential to be an integral part of an area-wide electrification project via collaboration with other industry parties and stakeholders. Such a collaborative approach has the advantage of potentially materially reducing capex and opex through shared investment, thereby enhancing project economics for the GBA. We look forward to working with other industry parties as regional studies advance during the remainder of this year.

Financing the GBA Development

In Q2 2021, we launched a farm-out process seeking to secure an industry partner in this early phase of the GBA Development to join JOG in unlocking the considerable value that we believe exists in this project. This process is ongoing, and we will be updating shareholders as soon as we are in a position to do so.

Energy Transition

We fully support a managed transition away from CO(2) intensive power supply for the UK. We believe that this process will take time and that there needs to be a smooth and coordinated approach to such a transition whereby a low carbon, fully electrified GBA Development has an important part to play, helping to mitigate the need for the UK to acquire high greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions produced oil from the international markets, often supplied by companies without the governance and regulatory framework which UK operators benefit from. A co-ordinated industry effort to invest in making the UK North Sea a basin leader in low-carbon energy supply will help provide a robust social licence to operate for those investing in and providing longer-term energy security for the UK, as the transition process proceeds. Like all of the other North Sea industry participants, we will be closely following the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow in early November 2021, which we expect will continue to reflect the current government policy of maximising the economic returns from the UK North Sea, whilst reducing emissions from existing and new production.

Marcus Stanton

Non-Executive Chairman

22 September 2021

Chief Executive's Report

Overview

A busy first half of 2021 saw the Company complete its subsurface evaluation and concept select work in respect of its flagship Greater Buchan Area (GBA) Development project and the subsequent launch of our planned farm-out process. We were pleased to report a material increase in our technically recoverable resource estimates for the Buchan oil field following completion of extensive reservoir simulation modelling. Our preferred development concept is based on P50 technically recoverable resource estimates of, in aggregate, 172 MMboe of light sweet crude and associated gas within the core GBA Development, which includes the Buchan oil field and J2 and Verbier oil discoveries.

JOG aims to deliver production from the planned GBA Development project at an industry-leading carbon intensity level by way of the provision of power via platform electrification, as evidenced in certain fields in the Norwegian sector. Overall carbon emissions from the GBA Development, utilising platform electrification, are estimated by management at <1kg/boe, against an industry average in the UK North Sea of approximately 22kg/boe. We also announced highly attractive estimated project economics for this low carbon concept, with pre-tax free cashflow of US$6.4 billion with an NPV (pre-tax) of US$1.7 billion. Operating costs during plateau production are estimated at US$8/boe to US$9/boe, with a payback period estimated at under 3 years. Plateau production is estimated for more than 3 years. Total project costs based on current day values are estimated to be approximately US$30/boe.

Our sales process is ongoing with engagement with both industry parties and infrastructure funders, the latter having expressed funding interest particularly with respect to electrification of the development and the potential regional collaboration opportunities that exist.

Operational Update

Working closely with Schlumberger Oilfield UK plc ("Schlumberger"), JOG completed extensive simulation modelling of the Buchan reservoir, using their proprietary INTERSECT high resolution reservoir simulation software, which was peer reviewed by Vysus Group ("Vysus"). As a consequence, our estimate of contingent resources for the Buchan oil field was significantly increased to 126 MMstb, with our estimate of contingent resources for the GBA Core Area (Buchan, J2 and the Verbier discoveries) being increased to 172 MMboe.

Having completed our extensive subsurface evaluation across the GBA, we were pleased to outline our preferred development concept for delivering the project in three Phases. Phase 1 will deliver a single integrated wellhead, production, utilities and quarters (WPUQ) platform located at the Buchan field. Production from the reservoirs will be supported by injection of both produced water and seawater. The facility will be normally manned. The Buchan wells will be drilled utilising a heavy-duty jack-up (HDJU) rig located over a 12 slot well bay. The Phase 1 facilities will be designed to accommodate Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the development. Phase 2 will develop the J2 West, J2 East and Verbier East discoveries via a subsea tie-back to the planned GBA Development platform. Phase 3 will develop the Verbier West discovery via connection to the Phase 2 subsea infrastructure.

In June 2021, JOG commenced an offshore survey to support Phase 1 of the GBA Development. The survey has acquired geotechnical and environmental baseline data along the proposed subsea power cable route and oil/gas export option routes. This data will be input into the subsea facilities Front-End Engineering and Design ("FEED") work and support the preparation of the Environmental Statement, required for the Field Development Plan. The data acquisition stage of these surveys was completed during August 2021 with analysis of the acquired data ongoing. Vessel availability for our planned geotechnical survey to acquire soils data over Buchan was limited due to a poor weather window, and, consequently, JOG took the decision to re-tender this survey for Spring 2022.

The Buchan location benefits from close proximity to existing export infrastructure for both oil and gas. Negotiations with pipeline operators are being conducted in accordance with Oil & Gas UK's Infrastructure Code of Practice.

A Concept Select Report for the GBA Development was submitted for approval to the OGA during the period in compliance with JOG's commitment under the P2498 Licence.

Following JOG's application, the OGA approved its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jersey Petroleum Ltd, to be appointed as the Installation Operator for the Design Phase of the planned Buchan platform. This appointment is significant as it indicates that the OGA are satisfied that JOG has suitable and sufficient processes in place to manage the design and specification of the safety and environmentally critical systems and equipment that will be incorporated into the new facilities. OSD Installation Operatorship is necessary in order to submit the Design Notification to the Offshore Major Accident Regulator in the FEED phase, which in turn is an important step to the submission of the Safety Case later in the design process.

Carbon Policy

The energy transition is a central component of JOG's corporate strategy and, as such, JOG was pleased to introduce its inaugural Carbon Policy. Through this Carbon Policy, as well as the strategies and programmes that stem from it, JOG will seek to position itself as a leading player in energy transition on the UKCS.

Importantly, JOG is targeting 'Net Zero' emissions from its GBA Development project at the start of first oil. JOG will seek to identify Scope 1, Scope 2 and material Scope 3 emissions (internationally recognised definitions developed by the GHG (Greenhouse gas) Protocol) and minimise, measure and report Scope 1 and 2 emissions associated with its operations on an absolute basis.

Overall carbon emissions from the GBA Development with platform electrification are estimated by management to be <1kg/boe. This compares to estimated carbon emissions from the GBA Development using gas turbines of 13kg/boe.

Regional Electrification Opportunities

The GBA is optimally located at the heart of the UK Central North Sea ("CNS"), such that there is exciting potential for JOG and its GBA Development to be an integral part of a regional electrification scheme. JOG is currently involved in discussions in relation to a regional CNS electrification scheme, which is building momentum amongst industry parties.

Collaboration with other regional operators could serve to reduce overall capital costs associated with the cable infrastructure as well as future operating costs associated with power prices. Additionally, engagement with infrastructure funders has indicated that there is potential interest in financing the capital costs, in return for future tariff payments.

In order to accommodate near-term studies on regional electrification and potentially align with an area-wide collaboration scheme, JOG elected to re-phase its FEED entry, FID (field Investment decision) and first oil milestone dates for the GBA Development project.

Licensing activity

During the first half of the year, JOG completed its previously announced corporate acquisition of CIECO V&C (UK) Limited thereby adding a further 12% working interest in Licence P2170, to take our ownership to 100% and adding some brought forward tax losses. We also completed on our successful application in the UKCS 32nd Licensing Round for part block 20/5e which contains an extension of the J2 oil discovery. This block was subsequently merged into Licence P2498.

Further to undertaking a comprehensive technical and economic evaluation of our P2497 (Zermatt) and P2499 (Glenn) licences and meetings held with the OGA, the OGA confirmed that it was satisfied that the Phase A Firm Commitments for the licences had been fulfilled. JOG elected not to progress to the next licence phase, which would have involved committing to a firm well in each licence. Accordingly, the licences automatically ceased and determined at the end of Phase A of their Initial Terms on 29 August 2021.

JOG's Acquisition Strategy

The first half of 2021 ushered in a return of M&A activity across the UK North Sea, with several sizeable deals announced. Our primary focus is on securing funding and a partner(s) for our flagship GBA Development project, but with increased activity and some motivated sellers, JOG is, nonetheless, reviewing a number of potential acquisitions and/or opportunties for possible business combinations.

Financial Review

JOG's cash position was approximately GBP17.1 million as of 30 June 2021. As an oil and gas exploration and development company, JOG had no production revenue during the year and received only a small amount of interest on its cash deposits.

The loss for the period, before and after tax, was approximately GBP2.0m (2020: GBP1.2m). Our main expenditure during the first half of 2021 related to Concept Select and pre-FEED work on our GBA Development project.

In March 2021, we were pleased to announce an oversubscribed equity placing as well as an offer for subscription for existing shareholders, raising gross proceeds of approximately GBP16.6 million. The net proceeds from the fundraising strengthened the Company's balance sheet as we launched our farm-out process and are being utilised to maintain momentum and ensure that time and funding pressures do not interfere in the efficient delivery of the overall GBA Development project.

Summary and outlook

The GBA Development project represents a major opportunity in the UK Central North Sea to extract locally sourced hydrocarbons profitably and at low-cost, with basin-leading low carbon emissions. The UK requires responsibly produced hydrocarbons to support its planned energy transition, as recent industry underinvestment risks driving prices higher, thereby making energy less affordable for consumers.

We are excited to seek to bring in the right industry partner(s) and funding to join us in unlocking the considerable value potential of the GBA Development. The project is ambitious and will be a major long-term capital commitment for our industry, and the rewards and expected rapid payback serve, in our opinion, to make it a very compelling investment proposition. As we continue to progress our farm-out discussions, I am particularly grateful to our shareholders for their ongoing support.

Andrew Benitz

Chief Executive Officer

22 September 2021

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
 
                                                     6 months      6 months       Year to 
                                                           to            to 
                                                     30/06/21      30/06/20      31/12/20 
                                                  (unaudited)   (unaudited)     (audited) 
                                          Notes           GBP           GBP           GBP 
 
 CONTINUING OPERATIONS 
 Revenue                                                    -             -             - 
 
 Cost of sales                                         66,403      (45,731)      (53,046) 
 
 GROSS LOSS                                            66,403      (45,731)      (53,046) 
 
 Other gains and (losses)                                   -             -     (637,028) 
 Administrative expenses                          (1,986,483)   (1,145,657)   (2,111,532) 
 
 OPERATING LOSS                                   (1,920,080)   (1,191,388)   (2,801,606) 
 
 Finance income                             5           1,127        24,080        27,937 
 Finance expense                            5         (2,788)       (1,221)       (8,262) 
 
 LOSS BEFORE TAX                                  (1,921,741)   (1,168,529)   (2,781,931) 
 
 Tax                                        6               -             -             - 
 
 LOSS FOR THE PERIOD                              (1,921,741)   (1,168,529)   (2,781,931) 
 
 OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                                 -             -             - 
 
 TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE LOSS FOR 
  THE PERIOD                                      (1,921,741)   (1,168,529)   (2,781,931) 
                                                 ============  ============  ============ 
 
 Total comprehensive loss attributable 
  to: 
 Owners of the parent                             (1,921,741)   (1,168,529)   (2,781,931) 
                                                 ============  ============  ============ 
 
 Loss per share expressed 
 in pence per share: 
 Basic                                      7          (7.15)        (5.35)       (12.74) 
 Diluted                                    7          (7.15)        (5.35)       (12.74) 
                                                 ============  ============  ============ 
 

The above consolidated statement of comprehensive income should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
 
                                            30/06/21       30/06/20       31/12/20 
                                         (unaudited)    (unaudited)      (audited) 
                                Notes            GBP            GBP            GBP 
 NON-CURRENT ASSETS 
 Intangible assets 
  - Exploration costs             8       17,359,856     12,625,032     14,991,295 
 Property, plant and 
  equipment                       9           57,187         51,243         74,549 
 Right-of-use assets             10          125,415        269,333        197,374 
 Deposits                                     28,420         82,642         82,642 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
                                          17,570,878     13,028,250     15,345,860 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 CURRENT ASSETS 
 Trade and other receivables      11         593,643        591,134        401,440 
 Cash and cash equivalents       12       17,056,538      8,881,309      5,081,515 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
                                          17,650,181      9,472,443      5,482,955 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL ASSETS                             35,221,059     22,500,693     20,828,815 
                                       =============  =============  ============= 
 
 EQUITY 
 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 
 Called up share capital         13        2,566,795      2,466,144      2,466,144 
 Share premium account                   110,358,234     93,851,526     93,851,526 
 Share options reserve                     2,308,462      2,031,994      2,109,969 
 Accumulated losses                     (80,431,559)   (76,896,417)   (78,509,819) 
 Reorganisation reserve                    (382,543)      (382,543)      (382,543) 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL EQUITY                             34,419,389     21,070,704     19,535,277 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 
 Lease liabilities                10          74,200        136,975        101,270 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
                                              74,200        136,975        101,270 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 CURRENT LIABILITIES 
 Trade and other payables        14          643,419        914,042      1,069,620 
 Provisions                                        -        200,000              - 
 Lease liabilities               10           84,051        178,972        122,648 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
                                             727,470      1,293,014      1,192,268 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES                           801,670      1,429,989      1,293,538 
                                       -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 TOTAL EQUITY AND 
  LIABILITIES                             35,221,059     22,500,693     20,828,815 
                                       =============  =============  ============= 
 

The above consolidated statement of financial position should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

JERSEY OIL & GAS PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
 
                        Called               Share          Share                           Re- 
                        up share            premium        options      Accumulated     organisation       Total 
                        capital             account        reserve         Losses         reserve         equity 
                          GBP                 GBP            GBP            GBP             GBP             GBP 
                      (unaudited)         (unaudited)    (unaudited)    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited) 
 
  At 1 January 
   2020                 2,466,144          93,851,526      1,928,099    (75,727,888)       (382,543)     22,135,338 
  Loss for the 
   period 
   and total 
   comprehensive 
   income                       -                   -              -     (1,168,529)               -    (1,168,529) 
 
  Share based 
   payments                     -    -              -        103,895               -               -        103,895 
 
 
  At 30 June 2020       2,466,144          93,851,526      2,031,994    (76,896,417)       (382,543)     21,070,704 
                    =============       =============  =============  ==============  ==============  ============= 
 
 
  At 1 January 
   2021                 2,466,144          93,851,526      2,109,969    (78,509,819)       (382,543)     19,535,277 
 
  Loss for the 
   period 
   and total 
   comprehensive 
   income                       -                   -              -     (1,921,741)               -    (1,921,741) 
 
    Issue of share 
    capital               100,651          16,506,709              -               -               -     16,607,360 
  Share based 
   payments                     -    -              -        198,493               -               -        198,493 
 
 
  At 30 June 2021       2,566,795         110,358,235      2,308,462    (80,431,560)       (382,543)     34,419,389 
                    =============       =============  =============  ==============  ==============  ============= 
 

The following describes the nature and purpose of each reserve within owners' equity:

   Reserve                                                              Description and purpose 

Called up share capital Represents the nominal value of shares issued

Share premium account Amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal value

Share options reserve Represents the accumulated balance of share based payment charges recognised in respect of share options granted by the Company less transfers to retained deficit in respect of options exercised or cancelled/lapsed

Accumulated losses Cumulative losses recognised in the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

Reorganisation reserve Amounts resulting from the restructuring of the Group

The above consolidated statement of changes in equity should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
 
                                                     6 months          6 months           Year 
                                                        to                to                to 
                                                     30/06/21          30/06/20         31/12/20 
                                                   (unaudited)       (unaudited)        (audited) 
                                           Notes       GBP               GBP               GBP 
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES 
 Cash used in operations                    15      (2,196,448)            (879,953)   (2,160,164) 
 Net interest received                       5            1,127               24,080        27,937 
 Net interest paid                           5          (2,788)              (1,221)       (8,262) 
                                                  -------------                       ------------ 
 
 Net cash used in operating activities              (2,198,109)            (857,094)   (2,140,489) 
                                                  -------------  -------------------  ------------ 
 
 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES 
 Proceeds on sale of tangible assets                          -                    -             - 
 Purchase of intangible assets               8      (2,368,561)          (2,532,468)   (4,898,731) 
 Purchase of tangible assets                 9                -             (47,665)      (84,865) 
 
 Net cash used in investing activities              (2,368,561)          (2,580,133)   (4,983,596) 
                                                  -------------  -------------------  ------------ 
 
   CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 
 Proceeds of issue of shares                         16,607,360                    -             - 
 Principal elements of lease payments                  (65,667)                    -     (112,936) 
 
 
   Net cash generated from financing 
   activities                                        16,541,693                    -    (112,936) 
 
 INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN CASH AND 
  CASH EQUIVALENTS                                   11,975,023          (3,437,227)   (7,237,021) 
 
 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING 
  OF PERIOD                                           5,081,515           12,318,536    12,318,536 
                                                  -------------  -------------------  ------------ 
 
 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT 
  OF PERIOD                                 12       17,056,538            8,881,309     5,081,515 
                                                  =============  ===================  ============ 
 

The above consolidated statement of cash flows should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
   1.          GENERAL INFORMATION 

Jersey Oil and Gas plc (the "Company") and its subsidiaries (together, "the Group") are involved in the upstream oil and gas business in the UK.

The Company is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom and quoted on AIM, a market operated by London Stock Exchange plc. The address of its registered office is 10 The Triangle, ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG2 1AE.

   2.           SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those applied in the previous financial year, unless otherwise stated.

These consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared under the historic cost convention, using the accounting policies applied in the Group's statutory financial information for the year ended 31 December 2020 and in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and with IAS 34 'Interim financial reporting'. The condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union.

Going Concern

The Company is required to have sufficient resources to cover the expected running costs of the business for a period of at least 12 months after the issue of these financial statements. Further to completion of the detailed studies in connection with the GBA Concept Select contracted work programmes, there are currently no material firm work commitments on any of our licences, other than ongoing Operator overheads and licence fees. Other work that the Company is undertaking in respect of the GBA licences and surrounding areas is modest relative to its current cash reserves. The Group's current cash reserves, as the principal source of funding for the Company, are therefore expected to more than exceed its estimated liabilities. Based on these circumstances, the Directors have considered it appropriate to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing its consolidated financial statements.

The reports for the six months ended 30 June 2021 and 30 June 2020 are unaudited and do not constitute statutory accounts as defined by the Companies Act 2006. The financial statements for 31 December 2020 have been prepared and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditors' report on those financial statements was unqualified. Their report did not contain a statement under section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

Changes in Accounting Policies and Disclosures

   a)   New and amended standards adopted by the Company: 

At the start of the year the following standards were adopted:

-- Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Amendment to IFRS 16);

-- Interest Rate Benchmark Reform - Phase 2 (Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 4 and IFRS 16);

-- IFRS3 conceptual framework amendment;

-- Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions beyond 30 June 2021 (Amendment to IFRS 16);

b) Certain new accounting standards and interpretations have been published that are not mandatory for 30 June 2021

reporting periods and have not been early adopted by the Group. These standards are not expected to have a material impact on the entity in the current or future reporting periods and on foreseeable future transactions.

The Group's results are not impacted by seasonality.

Significant Accounting Judgements and Estimates

The preparation of the financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported

amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. If in future such estimates and

assumptions, which are based on management's best judgement at the date of the financial statements, deviate from the actual

circumstances, the original estimates and assumptions will be modified as appropriate in the period in which the circumstances

change. The Group's accounting policies make use of accounting estimates and judgements in the following areas:

-- The assessment of the existence of impairment triggers

-- The estimation of share-based payment costs

Impairments

The Group tests its capitalised exploration licence costs for impairment when facts and circumstances suggest that the carrying

amount exceeds the recoverable amount. The recoverable amounts of Cash Generating Units are determined based on fair value

less costs of disposal calculations. There were no impairment triggers in the first half of 2021 and no impairment charge has been recorded.

Revenue recognition

Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that economic benefits will flow to the Group and the revenue can be reliably measured. It is measured at the fair value of consideration received or receivable for the sale of goods.

Acquisitions, Asset Purchases and Disposals

Acquisitions of oil and gas properties are accounted for under the purchase method where the acquisitions meet the definition of

a business combination.

Transactions involving the purchase of an individual field interest, farm-ins, farm-outs, or acquisitions of exploration and evaluation licences for which a development decision has not yet been made that do not qualify as a business combination, are treated as asset purchases. Accordingly, no goodwill or deferred tax arises. The purchase consideration is allocated to the assets and liabilities purchased on an appropriate basis. Proceeds on disposal (including farm-ins/farm-outs) are applied to the carrying amount of the specific intangible asset or development and production assets disposed of and any surplus is recorded as a gain on disposal in the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.

Intangible assets are recognised at acquisition at the cost paid using the cost accumulation model. Variable payments are not included in the carrying amount of the asset at acquisition, and no liability is recognised for the contingent consideration. The Group does not recognise a liability because, following the IFRIC agenda decision (March 2016), it is not clear that there is an obligation before the uncertainty is resolved.

Exploration and Evaluation Costs

The Group accounts for oil and gas exploration and evaluation costs using IFRS 6 "Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral

Resources". Such costs are initially capitalised as Intangible Assets and include payments to acquire the legal right to explore,

together with the directly related costs of technical services and studies, seismic acquisition, exploratory drilling and testing. The

Group only capitalises costs as intangible assets once the legal right to explore an area has been obtained. The Group assesses the intangible assets for indicators of impairment at each reporting date. The Group considers this to be appropriate due to the future interdependency of these fields.

Potential indicators of impairment include but are not limited to:

a. the period for which the Group has the right to explore in the specific area has expired during the period or will expire in the near future, and is not expected to be renewed.

b. substantive expenditure on further exploration for and evaluation of oil and gas reserves in the specific area is neither

budgeted nor planned.

c. exploration for and evaluation of oil and gas reserves in the specific area have not led to the discovery of commercially viable quantities of oil and gas reserves and the entity has decided to discontinue such activities in the specific area.

d. sufficient data exist to indicate that, although a development in the specific area is likely to proceed, the carrying amount of the exploration and evaluation asset is unlikely to be recovered in full from successful development or by sale.

In the event an impairment trigger is identified the Group performs a full impairment test for the asset under the requirements of

IAS 36 Impairment of assets. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the exploration and evaluation assets'

carrying amount exceeds their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher of the exploration and evaluation assets' fair value less costs to sell and their value in use.

Cost of Sales

Within the statement of comprehensive income, costs directly associated with generating revenue are included in cost of sales. The Group only capitalises costs as intangible assets once the legal right to explore an area has been obtained, any costs incurred prior to the date of acquisition are recognised as cost of sales within the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is stated at historic purchase cost less accumulated depreciation. Asset lives and residual amounts are reassessed each year. Cost includes the original purchase price of the asset and the costs attributable to bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use.

Depreciation on these assets is calculated on a straight-line basis as follows:

Computer & office equipment 3 years

Leases

From 1 January 2019, leases are recognised as a right-of-use asset and a corresponding liability at the date at which the leased asset is available for use by the Group.

Assets and liabilities arising from a lease are initially measured on a present value basis. Lease liabilities include the net present value of the following lease payments:

-- fixed payments (including in-substance fixed payments), less any lease incentives receivable;

-- variable lease payments that are based on an index or a rate, initially measured using the index or rate as at the commencement

date;

-- amounts expected to be payable by the Group under residual value guarantees;

-- the exercise price of a purchase option if the Group is reasonably certain to exercise that option; and

-- payments of penalties for terminating the lease, if the lease term reflects the Group exercising that option.

Lease payments to be made under reasonably certain extension options are also included in the measurement of the liability.

The lease payments are discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease. If that rate cannot be readily determined, which is generally the case for leases in the Group, the lessee's incremental borrowing rate is used, being the rate that the individual lessee would have to pay to borrow the funds necessary to obtain an asset of similar value to the right-of-use asset in a similar economic environment with similar terms, security and conditions.

To determine the incremental borrowing rate, the Group where possible, uses recent third-party financing received by the

individual lessee as a starting point, adjusted to reflect changes in financing conditions since third party financing was received.

Lease payments are allocated between principal and finance cost. The finance cost is charged to profit or loss over the lease

period to produce a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability for each period.

Right-of-use assets are measured at cost comprising the following:

-- the amount of the initial measurement of lease liability;

-- any lease payments made at or before the commencement date less any lease incentives received;

-- any initial direct costs; and

-- restoration costs.

Right-of-use assets are generally depreciated over the shorter of the asset's useful life and the lease term on a straight-line basis. If the Group is reasonably certain to exercise a purchase option, the right-of-use asset is depreciated over the underlying asset's useful life.

Payments associated with short-term leases of equipment and vehicles and all leases of low-value assets are recognised on a

straight-line basis as an expense in profit or loss. Short-term leases are leases with a lease term of 12 months or less. Low-value assets comprise any lease with a value of GBP5,000 or less.

Provisions

Provisions for legal claims, service warranties and make good obligations are recognised when the group has a present legal or constructive obligation as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and the amount can be reliably estimated. Provisions are not recognised for future operating losses. Provisions are measured at the present value of management's best estimate of the expenditure required to settle the present obligation at the end of the reporting period.

Joint Ventures

The Group participates in joint venture agreements with strategic partners. The Group accounts for its share of assets, liabilities, income and expenditure of these joint venture agreements and discloses the details in the appropriate Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Comprehensive Income headings in the proportion that relates to the Group per the joint venture agreement.

Financial instruments

Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised in the Group's Statement of Financial Position when the Group becomes party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. The Group does not have any derivative financial instruments.

Cash and cash equivalents include cash in hand and deposits held on call with banks with a maturity of three months or less.

The simplified approach requires expected lifetime losses to be recognised from initial recognition of the receivables. This involves determining the expected loss rates using a provision matrix that is based on the Company's historical default rates observed over the expected life of the receivable and adjusted forward-looking estimates. This is then applied to the gross carrying amount of the receivable to arrive at the loss allowance for the period.

The three-stage approach assesses impairment based on changes in credit risk since initial recognition using the past due criterion and other qualitative indicators such as increase in political concerns or other macroeconomic factors and the risk of legal action, sanction or other regulatory penalties that may impair future financial performance. Financial assets classified as stage 1 have the expected credit losses (ECL) measured as a proportion of their lifetime ECL that results from possible default events that can occur within one year, while assets in stage 2 or 3 have their ECL measured on a lifetime basis. If the borrower has sufficient accessible highly liquid assets in order to repay the loan if demanded at the reporting date, the expected credit loss is considered immaterial.

If the borrower does not have sufficient accessible highly liquid assets, the ECL is determined by projecting the probability of default (PD), loss given default (LGD) and exposure at default (EAD).

The PD is based on default rates determined by external rating agencies for the counterparties. The LGD is determined based on management's estimate of expected cash recoveries after considering the historical pattern of the receivable, and it assesses the portion of the outstanding receivable that is deemed to be irrecoverable at the reporting period. For intercompany balances, the discounted cashflows of the lender are also considered in calculating the LGD. The EAD is the total amount of outstanding receivable at the reporting period.

These three components are multiplied together, and adjusted for forward looking information, such as crude oil prices, to arrive at a summed ECL in relation to base, optimistic and downturn scenarios, that carry different probability weightings.

Loss allowances for financial assets measured at amortised cost are deducted from the gross carrying amount of the related financial assets and the amount of the loss is recognised in the statement of comprehensive income.

Trade payables are stated initially at fair value and subsequently measured at amortised cost.

Foreign Currencies

The functional currency of the Group is Sterling. Monetary assets and liabilities in foreign currencies are translated into Sterling at the rates of exchange ruling at the reporting date. Transactions in foreign currencies are translated into Sterling at the rate of exchange ruling at the date of the transaction. Gains and losses arising on retranslation are recognised in the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.

Share Capital

Ordinary shares are classified as equity.

Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of new ordinary shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction, net of tax, from the proceeds.

Share Based Payments

The Group currently has a number of share schemes that give rise to share-based charges. The charge to operating profit for these schemes for the period amounted to GBP198,493, (2020: GBP103,895). For the purposes of calculating the fair value of the share options, a Black-Scholes option pricing model has been used. Based on past experience, it has been assumed that options will be exercised, on average, at the mid-point between vesting and expiring. The share price volatility used in the calculation is based on the actual volatility of the Company's shares, since 1 January 2017. The risk-free rate of return is based on the implied yield available on zero coupon gilts with a term remaining equal to the expected lifetime of the options at the date of grant.

   3.           SEGMENTAL REPORTING 

The Directors consider that the Group operates in a single segment, that of oil and gas exploration, appraisal, development and production, in a single geographical location, the North Sea of the United Kingdom and do not consider it appropriate to disaggregate data further from that disclosed.

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
   4.          FAIR VALUE OF NON-DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL ASSETS AND FINANCIAL LIABILITIES 

Maturity analysis of financial assets and liabilities

Financial Assets

 
                     30/06/21      30/06/20     31/12/20 
                    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                   ------------  ------------  ---------- 
                        GBP           GBP          GBP 
 Up to 3 months         629,860       635,775     446,082 
 3 to 6 months           10,704        35,980      35,980 
 Over 6 months          106,914       271,354     199,395 
                   ------------  ------------  ---------- 
 
                        747,478       943,109     681,457 
                   ============  ============  ========== 
 

Financial Liabilities

 
                     30/06/21      30/06/20     31/12/20 
                    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                        GBP           GBP          GBP 
 Up to 3 months         683,332     1,173,219   1,116,332 
 3 to 6 months           13,384        39,633      40,231 
 Over 6 months          104,954       217,137     136,975 
                   ------------  ------------  ---------- 
 
                        801,670     1,429,989   1,293,538 
                   ============  ============  ========== 
 
   5.           NET FINANCE COSTS 
 
                                   30/06/21      30/06/20     31/12/20 
                                  (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
 Interest received:                   GBP           GBP          GBP 
 Interest received                      1,127        24,080      27,937 
 
 Finance costs                        (2,788)       (1,221)     (8,262) 
 
 
 Net Finance income / (costs)         (1,661)        22,859      19,675 
                                 ============  ============  ========== 
 
                     6.          TAX 

Jersey Oil and Gas plc is a trading company but no liability to UK corporation tax arose on the ordinary activities for the period ended 30 June 2021 due to trading losses. As at 31 December 2020, the Group held tax losses of approximately GBP46 million (2019: GBP39 million).

In April 2023 the rate of corporation tax will increase to 25% as announced in the March 2021 Budget.

   7.          EARNINGS/(LOSS) PER SHARE 

Basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the losses attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period.

Diluted loss per share is calculated using the weighted average number of shares adjusted to assume the conversion of all dilutive potential ordinary shares.

 
                                     Earnings       Weighted 
                                    attributable     average 
                                    to ordinary      number     Per share 
                                    shareholders    of shares      amount 
                                        GBP                         Pence 
 Period ended 30 June 2021 
 Basic and Diluted EPS 
 Loss attributable to ordinary 
  shareholders                       (1,921,741)   26,861,760      (7.15) 
                                  ==============  ===========  ========== 
 

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
   8.          INTANGIBLE ASSETS 
 
                                   Exploration 
                                         Costs 
                                           GBP 
 COST 
 At 1 January 2021                  15,166,536 
 Additions                           2,368,561 
 
 At 30 June 2021                    17,535,097 
                                  ============ 
 
 ACCUMULATED AMORTISATION 
 At 1 January 2021                     175,241 
 
 At 30 June 2021                       175,241 
                                  ============ 
 
 NET BOOK VALUE at 30 June 
  2021                              17,359,856 
                                  ============ 
 
   9.          PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT 
 
                                                                                         Computer 
                                                                                       and office 
                                                                                        equipment 
                                                                                              GBP 
COST 
At 1 January 2021                                                                         228,447 
Additions                                                                                       - 
 
At 30 June 2021                                                                           228,447 
                                                                                     ============ 
 ACCUMULATED AMORTISATION, DEPLETION AND 
  DEPRECIATION 
At 1 January 2021                                                                       153,898 
Charge for period                                                                        17,362 
 
At 30 June 2021                                                                         171,260 
                                                                                    =========== 
 
NET BOOK VALUE at 30 June 
 2021                                                                                    57,187 
                                                                                    =========== 
 
 

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
   10.           LEASES 

Amounts Recognised in the Statement of financial position

 
                            30/06/21    30/06/20     31/12/20 
                         (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
  Right-of-use Assets        GBP           GBP          GBP 
  Buildings                  125,415       269,333     197,374 
  Equipment                        -             -           - 
  Vehicles                         -             -           - 
  Other                            -             -           - 
                        ------------  ------------  ---------- 
 
                             125,415       269,333     197,374 
                        ============  ============  ========== 
 
 
                          30/06/21      30/06/20    31/12/20 
  Lease liabilities    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                               GBP           GBP         GBP 
  Current                   84,051       178,972     122,648 
  Non-Current               74,200       136,975     101,270 
                      ------------  ------------  ---------- 
 
                           158,251       315,947     223,918 
                      ============  ============  ========== 
 

On adoption of IFRS 16, the Group recognised lease liabilities in relation to leases which had previously been classified as 'operating leases' under the principles of IAS 17, 'Leases'. These liabilities were measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the lessee's incremental borrowing rate as of 1 January 2019. The weighted average lessee's incremental borrowing rate applied to the lease liabilities is 3%. The borrowing rate applied for 2020 and 2021 remains at 3% and the leases pertain solely to Jersey Oil and Gas's offices in London and Jersey.

Amounts Recognised in the Statement of comprehensive income

 
                                            30/06/21      30/06/20    31/12/20 
                                         (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                                                 GBP           GBP         GBP 
  Depreciation charge of right-of-use 
   asset 
  Buildings                                   71,959        63,534     135,493 
 
 
                                              71,959        63,534     135,493 
                                        ============  ============  ========== 
 
 
                                                30/06/21      30/06/20    31/12/20 
                                             (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                                                     GBP           GBP         GBP 
   Interest expenses (included in finance 
    cost) 
   Buildings                                       2,768         4,316       8,230 
 
                                                   2,768         4,316       8,230 
                                            ============  ============  ========== 
 
   11.        TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES 
 
                                     30/06/21      30/06/20     31/12/20 
                                    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                                        GBP           GBP          GBP 
 Other receivables                           30       187,514      91,020 
 Prepayments and accrued income         270,019       194,147     149,309 
 Deposits                                54,222             -           - 
 Value added tax                        269,372       209,473     161,111 
 
                                        593,643       591,134     401,440 
                                   ============  ============  ========== 
 

As at 30 June 2021 there were no trade receivables past due nor impaired. There are immaterial expected credit losses recognised on these balances.

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
   12.        CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 

The amounts disclosed in the consolidated statement of cash flows in respect of cash and cash equivalents are in respect of these consolidated statement of financial position amounts:

 
 Period ended 30 June             30/06/21      30/06/20    31/12/20 
  2021 
                               (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                                       GBP           GBP         GBP 
 Cash and cash equivalents      17,056,538     8,881,309   5,081,515 
                              ------------  ------------ 
 
                                17,056,538     8,881,309   5,081,515 
                              ============  ============  ========== 
 
   13.        CALLED UP SHARE CAPITAL 
 
                                  30/06/21      30/06/20    31/12/20 
                               (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                                       GBP           GBP         GBP 
 Issued and fully paid: 
 Number: 31,894,293 (2020: 
  21,829,227) 
 Ordinary class                  2,566,795     2,466,144   2,466,144 
 
 
                                 2,566,795     2,466,144   2,466,144 
                              ============  ============  ========== 
 
   14.        TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES 
 
                                     30/06/21      30/06/20    31/12/20 
                                  (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited) 
                                          GBP           GBP         GBP 
 Trade payables                       267,385       510,461     451,857 
 Accrued expenses                     303,979       154,814     465,291 
 Other payables                             4       183,486      74,905 
 Taxation and Social Security          72,051        65,281      77,567 
 
                                      643,419       914,042   1,069,620 
                                 ============  ============  ========== 
 

JERSEY OIL AND GAS PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE 2021

 
 
 
 
15.              NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS 
 
                  RECONCILIATION OF LOSS BEFORE TAX TO CASH USED IN OPERATIONS 
 
 
                                     30/06/21      30/06/20      31/12/20 
                                  (unaudited)   (unaudited)     (audited) 
                                          GBP           GBP             GBP 
 Loss for the period before 
  tax                             (1,921,741)   (1,168,529)   (2,781,931) 
 Adjusted for: 
 Amortisation, impairments, 
  depletion and depreciation           17,362        10,083        23,977 
 Depreciation right-of-use 
  asset                                71,959        63,534       135,493 
 Share based payments (net)           198,493       103,895       181,870 
 Provisions                                 -       200,000             - 
 Finance costs                          2,788         1,221         8,262 
 Finance income                       (1,127)      (24,080)      (27,937) 
                                 ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
                                  (1,632,266)     (813,876)   (2,460,266) 
 
 Decrease in inventories 
 (Increase)/decrease in trade 
  and other receivables             (137,980)     (385,788)      (27,352) 
 Increase/(decrease) in trade 
  and other payables                (426,202)       319,711       327,454 
                                 ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 Cash used in operations          (2,196,448)     (879,953)   (2,160,164) 
                                 ============  ============  ============ 
 
   16.        CONTINGENT LIABILITIES & PROVISIONS 
 
               30/06/21         30/06/20              31/12/20 
              (unaudited)      (unaudited)            (audited) 
                  GBP              GBP                   GBP 
 Provisions             -         200,000                     - 
             ============    ============        ============== 
 
 
 

In December 2020 the Company reached a settlement with TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company ASA ("TGS") pursuant to an agreement entered into with TGS on 9 February 2018. Under the agreement, TGS claimed uplift payments from JOG totalling US$1,050,838 in respect of: a) licence awards to Jersey Petroleum Ltd ("JPL") in the Oil & Gas Authority's 31st Supplementary Offshore Licencing Round; and b) the acquisition by JPL of Equinor UK Limited's 70% interest in Licence P2170 (Verbier). The Company disputed the validity of both claims and, as a precautionary measure, provisioned GBP200,000 in 2020, however following which two hearings took place in the Norwegian courts. Subsequent to these hearings and, on the basis of legal advice received, the Company agreed a final settlement payment to TGS of US$850,000 (GBP637,028).

(i) 2015 settlement agreement with the Athena Consortium: In accordance with a 2015 settlement agreement reached with the Athena Consortium, although Jersey Petroleum Ltd remains a Licensee in the joint venture, any past or future liabilities in respect of its interest can only be satisfied from the Group's share of the revenue that the Athena Oil Field generates and up to 60 per cent. of net disposal proceeds or net petroleum profits from the Group's interest in the P2170 licence which is the only remaining asset still held that was in the Group at the time of the agreement with the Athena Consortium who hold security over this asset. Any future repayments, capped at the unpaid liability associated with the Athena Oil Field, cannot be calculated with any certainty, and any remaining liability still in existence once the Athena Oil Field has been decommissioned will be written off. A payment was made in 2016 to the Athena Consortium in line with this agreement following the farm-out of P2170 (Verbier) to Equinor and the subsequent receipt of monies relating to that farm-out.

(ii) Equinor UK Limited: In January 2020, Jersey Oil Limited announced that it had entered into a conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA") to acquire operatorship of, and an additional 70% working interest in, Licence P2170 (Blocks 20/5b and 21/1d) from Equinor UK Limited ("Equinor"), this transaction completed in May 2020. The consideration for the Acquisition consisted of two milestone payments, which are considered contingent liabilities:

-- US$3 million upon sanctioning by the UK's Oil & Gas Authority ("OGA") of a Field Development Plan

("FDP") in respect of the Verbier Field; and

   --       US$5 million upon first oil from the Verbier Field. 

The earliest of the milestone payments in respect of the Acquisition is not currently anticipated being payable before the start of 2022.

(iii) ITOCHU Corporation and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation: In November 2020, Jersey Oil Limited announced that it had entered into a conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA") to acquire the entire issued share capital of CIECO V&C (UK) Limited, which was owned by ITOCHU Corporation and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, this transaction completed in April 2021. The consideration for the Acquisition included a completion payment of GBP150k and two future milestone payments, which are considered contingent liabilities:

-- GBP1.5 million in cash upon consent from the UK's Oil & Gas Authority ("OGA") for a Field Development Plan ("FDP") in respect of the Verbier discovery in the Upper Jurassic (J62-J64) Burns Sandstone reservoir located on Licence P2170; and

-- GBP1 million in cash payable not later than one year after first oil from all or any part of the area which is the subject of the Field Development Plan.

The earliest of the milestone payments in respect of the Acquisition is not currently anticipated being payable before the start of 2022.

   17.        RELATED PARTIES 

During the period, the Company made loans available to its wholly owned subsidiaries and received loans from its wholly owned subidiaries. At the end of the period, Jersey Petroleum Ltd owed GBP86,409,726 (30 June 2020: GBP80,712,810) to the Company and Jersey Oil & Gas E&P Ltd owed GBP3,755,742 (30 June 2020: GBP2,826,957) to the Company. At the end of the period, the Company owed Jersey North Sea Holdings Ltd GBP211,676 (30 June 2020: GBP211,676).

During the period, Jersey Oil and Gas PLC charged management fees to Jersey Petroleum Ltd amounting to GBP1,323,123 (30 June 2020: GBP1,107,008), and Jersey Oil and Gas E&P Ltd charged management fees to Jersey Petroleum Ltd amounting to GBP447,776 (30 June 2020: GBP487,125).

   18.         POST BALANCE SHEET EVENTS 

Further to undertaking a comprehensive technical and economic evaluation of licences P2497 and P2499 and meetings recently held with the OGA, the OGA confirmed that it was satisfied that the Phase A Firm Commitments for both licences had been fulfilled. JOG decided not to progress to the next licence phase, which would have required committing to a firm well in each of these two licence areas. Accordingly, the licences automatically ceased and determined at the end of Phase A of their Initial Term on 29 August 2021.

   19.        AVAILABILITY OF THE INTERIM REPORT 2021 

A copy of these results will be made available for inspection at the Company's registered office during normal business hours on any weekday. The Company's registered office is at 10 The Triangle, ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 1AE. A copy can also be downloaded from the Company's website at www.jerseyoilandgas.com. Jersey Oil and Gas plc is registered in England and Wales with registration number 7503957.

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