Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd Announces Covenant Waiver and Operations Update
LONDON, UK / CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / March 14, 2023 / Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited and its affiliates ("COPL" or the "Company") (CSE:XOP)(LSE:COPL), an international oil and gas exploration, production and development company, with production and development operations focused in Converse and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, USA, is pleased to announce that its operating affiliate, COPL America, has received continued support from its senior lender (the "Lender") as it restores production levels and makes up oil sales at its Wyoming Assets, following winter closures in January and February 2023.
The Company's affiliate COPL America has executed a covenant waiver ("Waiver"), with the support of its Lender, pursuant to which the measurement date of its 28 February 2023 liquidity covenant (the "Liquidity Covenant") has been extended to 22 March 2023. The Lender granted this Waiver in response to the good progress in securing funding with the main bondholder for the July 2022 Bonds offering.
Annual Financial Statements & Operations Update
The Company has restored normal operating conditions at Barron Flats (Shannon) miscible flood, following recent storms. A full operating update will be published at the end of March along with the publication of the Company's Annual Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form.
Arthur Millholland, President & CEO commented: "We thank our Lender for their continued support as we work to get the full field back on line as the conditions clear up. Our principal stakeholders are working together with the Company to exit this period stronger than it entered with a further update expected in the days ahead."
About the Company:
COPL is an international oil and gas exploration, development and production company actively pursuing opportunities in the United States with operations in Converse and Natrona Counties Wyoming, and in sub-Saharan Africa through its ShoreCan joint venture company in Nigeria, and independently in other countries.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Arthur Millholland, President & CEO
Mr. Ryan Gaffney, CFO
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited
Tel: + 1 (403) 262 5441
CHF Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (416) 868 1079 ext. 251
Yellow Jersey PR Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 77 4778 8221
Equity Capital Markets, Tennyson Securities
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9033
Alex Wood & Keith Dowsing
Alternative Resource Capital
AW: +44 (0) 7559 910872
KD: +44 (0) 7559 910873
Andrew Chubb / Neil Passmore
Hannam & Partners
+44 (0) 20 7907 8500
The Common Shares are listed under the symbol "XOP" on the CSE and under the symbol "COPL" on the London Stock Exchange.
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