Union Jack Oil PLC (UJO.L) Half Year Report 2021 & Chairman’s Statement

Unaudited Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2021

Union Jack Oil plc (“Union Jack” or the “Company”), a UK focused onshore conventional oil and gas production, development and exploration company, is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the Half Year ended 30 June 2021.

Highlights

· Wressle oil production, following successful proppant squeeze of the Ashover Grit reservoir, significantly exceeding initial expectations of the 500 barrels of oil per day well deliverability projections

· From 19 August 2021 to 9 September 2021, Wressle has contributed approximately US$300,000 net to Union Jack from test production during this short period

· Assuming sustained deliverability, at current production rates Wressle is set to become the second ranked onshore oilfield in the UK next to Wytch Farm

· Considerable upside remaining at Wressle from the Wingfield Flags and Penistone Flags reservoirs, both of which have already demonstrated their ability to flow oil to surface during testing of the original discovery well, and in addition, the Broughton North prospect

· Leading energy consultancy to be commissioned by Union Jack to prepare an updated Competent Persons Report on the Wressle development

· Data gathering at West Newton B-1z ongoing following gas and sample liquid hydrocarbons recovered to surface

· Testing now underway at West Newton-A2 well, where a 65 metre hydrocarbon column was previously discovered

· Acquisition of a further 15% of Biscathorpe, bringing Union Jack’s interest to a material 45%

· Biscathorpe side-track planned to be drilled during 2022, from the existing B-2 well bore, targeting the Dinantian Carbonate discovery and Basal Westphalian sequences

· AA rating for Carbon Intensity at Biscathorpe for potential upstream oil production following Gaffney Cline study

· Union Jack management’s view is that Biscathorpe remains one of the UK’s largest onshore un-appraised conventional hydrocarbon targets

· Acquired a 2.5% interest in the Claymore Piper Royalty Complex, representing an attractive low-risk entry strategy to the North Sea that generates positive cash flows and delivers superior investment returns

· Negotiations are at an advanced stage with two North American financial entities to acquire a further combined 25% interest in the Claymore Piper Royalty, further details of which will be announced once finalised

· Debt free and revenues now contributing from four assets in the Union Jack portfolio

David Bramhill, Executive Chairman, commented:

“The period covered in this Half Yearly Report has seen important progress made at our three key project interests, namely, Wressle, West Newton and Biscathorpe plus the addition of an attractive royalty revenue stream. Developments at our three material projects where we have meaningful economic interests have generated a steady stream of encouraging news flow, which we expect will be continued based on current activities.

“In the subsequent period to this Half Yearly Report, we have seen Wressle production rates well in excess of our projected 500 barrels of oil per day with a corresponding expectation of its potential to deliver material future revenues.

“Given these encouraging initial test results at Wressle, Union Jack management is of the opinion that, if Wressle is only half as good as we anticipate, then we will be hearing much more about this development for many years to come.

“The revenue potential from Wressle, the royalty stream and our wider appraisal testing and planned drilling activities, all augur well for the execution of our strategy in delivering material growth in the medium term and achieving our goal of building a sustainable, cash generating and profitable, UK onshore focused, mid-tier conventional hydrocarbon producer.

“The Board remains both confident and optimistic and the future of Union Jack remains bright.”

For further information please contact the following:

Union Jack Oil plc

info@unionjackoil.com

David Bramhill

In accordance with the “AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil and Gas Companies”, the information contained within this announcement has been reviewed by Graham Bull, Non-Executive Director, who has over 46 years of international oil and gas industry exploration experience.

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

I am pleased to present this Half Yearly Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021 to the shareholders of Union Jack Oil plc (“Union Jack” or the “Company”).

OVERVIEW

The past six months, and the subsequent period to this Half Yearly Report, has seen some highly encouraging and positive developments that augur well for the execution of our strategy in delivering material growth, cash flow in the medium term and building a sustainable, UK onshore focused, mid-tier conventional hydrocarbon producer.

We are pleased to report that marked progress has been made during the period being reported upon and beyond, the highlights being:

· Wressle oil production, following successful proppant squeeze of the Ashover Grit reservoir, significantly exceeding initial expectations of the 500 barrels of oil per day well deliverability projections

· From 19 August 2021 to 9 September 2021, Wressle has contributed approximately US$300,000 net to Union Jack from test production during this short period

· Assuming sustained deliverability, at current production rates Wressle is set to become the second ranked onshore oilfield in the UK next to Wytch Farm

· Considerable upside remaining at Wressle from the Wingfield Flags and Penistone Flags reservoirs, both of which have already demonstrated their ability to flow oil to surface during testing of the original discovery well, and in addition, the Broughton North prospect

· Leading energy consultancy to be commissioned by Union Jack to prepare an updated Competent Persons Report on the Wressle development

· Data gathering at West Newton B-1z ongoing following gas and sample liquid hydrocarbons recovered to surface

· Testing now underway at West Newton-A2 well, where a 65 metre hydrocarbon column was previously discovered

· Acquisition of a further 15% of Biscathorpe, bringing Union Jack’s interest to a material 45%

· Biscathorpe side-track planned to be drilled during 2022, from the existing B-2 well bore, targeting the Dinantian Carbonate discovery and Basal Westphalian sequences

· AA rating for Carbon Intensity at Biscathorpe for potential upstream oil production following Gaffney Cline study

· Union Jack management’s view is that Biscathorpe remains one of the UK’s largest onshore un-appraised conventional hydrocarbon targets

· Acquired a 2.5% interest in the Claymore Piper Royalty Complex, representing an attractive low-risk entry strategy to the North Sea that generates positive cash flows and delivers superior investment returns

· Negotiations are at an advanced stage with two North American financial entities to acquire a further combined 25% interest in the Claymore Piper Royalty, further details of which will be announced once finalised

· Debt free and revenues now contributing from four assets in the Union Jack portfolio

The results to date from Wressle, following the successful proppant squeeze operation, have significantly exceeded our expectations. Free flow rates of oil through a restricted choke are in excess of the 500 barrels of oil per day predicted. The rates we are seeing during the ongoing clean-up phase, with zero water cut, provide encouraging reassurance ahead of reaching the peak production potential from the Ashover Grit reservoir.

Since the re-commencement of well testing at Wressle on 19 August 2021 to 9 September 2021, good quality oil has been produced and sold, netting Union Jack approximately US$300,000 of revenue during this short period.

Assuming this impressive cash flow from Wressle is sustained, the projected net revenue from Wressle alone, will be financially transformational for the Company.

The producing Keddington and Fiskerton oilfields, also contribute income, supplementing our revenue generation.

In March 2021, the Company acquired a 2.5% interest in the Claymore Piper Royalty Complex, encompassing a number of North Sea producing assets from Cambridge Petroleum Royalties Limited, for a total consideration of US$130,000. The acquisition represented an attractive low-risk entry strategy to the North Sea as it generates positive cash flows and delivers superior investment returns without the accompanying capital and operating costs associated with direct participation in the underlying oilfield developments and infrastructure.

Negotiations are at an advanced stage with two North American financial entities to acquire a further combined 25% interest in this asset in the near future, further details of which will be announced once finalised.

This royalty asset is expected to deliver a protracted cash flow for a minimum of ten years and an independently commissioned financial model has indicated that the life of these royalty units could extend until 2040 and beyond. All outstanding cash sums due to royalty holders of the Claymore Piper Royalty Units are currently held in escrow by the operator of the Claymore Piper Complex pending their distribution by a royalty manager to be appointed.

PEDL180/PEDL182 WRESSLE DEVELOPMENT (40%)

Located in Lincolnshire on the western margin of the Humber Basin, PEDL180 and PEDL182 contain the substantial Wressle conventional oil discovery which is currently free flowing good quality oil under well test conditions and comfortably exceeding the original projections of 500 barrels of oil per day.

The Wressle-1 well is continuing to clean up and has not yet reached its peak potential.

Assuming that the deliverability is sustained, the Wressle oilfield would be ranked as the second largest onshore oil producer in the UK next to the prolific Wytch Farm oilfield.

The Wressle-1 discovery was defined on proprietary 3-D seismic data. The structure is on-trend with the producing Crosby Warren oilfield and the Broughton B-1 oil discovery, both to the immediate northwest, and the Brigg-1 discovery to the southeast. All of these wells contain oil in various sandstone reservoirs within the Upper Carboniferous succession.

Union Jack’s management believe that Wressle is still in its infancy in terms of development potential and that considerable upside remains within PEDLs 180 and 182, within the Wingfield Flags and Penistone Flags reservoirs, both of which have already demonstrated their ability to flow during initial testing of the original discovery well.

The Broughton North prospect also provides further upside potential.

The operator has updated the economic model for the Wressle oilfield. Their work has demonstrated that the project is economically robust in the current and improving oil price environment with a full-cycle cash break-even oil price estimated at US$17.62 per barrel and an attractive cash lifting cost below US$10 per barrel.

The Company is in the process of commissioning a leading energy consultancy to provide an updated Competent Persons Report on the Wressle development.

Union Jack thank the operator and their contractors who have contributed to this landmark achievement in obtaining deliverability for the Wressle Joint Venture

I look forward to reporting further details once a stabilised flow rate from the Ashover Grit reservoir is established.

PEDL183 WEST NEWTON A-1, A-2 AND B-1z DISCOVERIES (16.665%)

Union Jack, during late 2018, completed a farm-in to licence PEDL183, covering an area of 176,000 acres, to acquire a 16.665% working interest.

PEDL183, is located onshore UK, north of the river Humber, also encompassing the town of Beverley, East Yorkshire. The licence area is within the Western sector of the Southern Zechstein Basin. The conventional West Newton A-1 (“WNA-1”) and A-2 (“WNA-2”) discoveries are on-trend with the prolific offshore Hewett gas complex.

In the UK, carbonates of the Permian Basin have been targeted and produced offshore and onshore in the Southern North Sea Gas Basin. These carbonates have been extensively explored and produced onshore in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, which provide several analogues for West Newton and the overall licence area.

The WNA-2 well was drilled as an appraisal of the WNA-1 discovery and reached a total depth of 2,061 metres. A full suite of logs were run and 28 metres of core was successfully cut and recovered to surface

Evaluation of the WNA-2 open hole data identified an estimated gross hydrocarbon column of approximately 65 metres in the Kirkham Abbey formation. Initial petrophysical indicates a gross oil column of 45 metres, underlying a gross gas column of 20 metres. The WNA-2 well exhibits encouraging porosities on logs and in core. Natural fracturing is also confirmed by an imaging log run across the entire Kirkham Abbey interval.

A revised Extended Well Test is currently underway to evaluate the significant oil column in the Kirkham Abbey formation which is known to contain a material in-place hydrocarbon volume.

The previously completed zone at WNA-2 has been shut in for circa two years with minimal fluid head on the perforated interval.

Drilling at WNB-1z well demonstrated a significant hydrocarbon column of 62 metres and, as previously demonstrated at WNA-2, it also confirmed the presence of material volumes of hydrocarbons in place.

Data gathering at the WNB-1z appraisal well is ongoing where 44 metres of the Kirkham Abbey formation were perforated and good quality gas recovered and incinerated at surface, consistent with the gas flowed from both the A site wells.

Gas analysis indicates approximately 90% methane, 4.5% ethane and zero H2S (Hydrogen Sulphide).

Sample liquid hydrocarbons were recovered to surface and the Kirkham Abbey formation confirmed to be naturally fractured by imaging log, core, SEM photomicrographs and most significantly fluid injection rates of 5.7 barrels per minute (8,208 barrels per day). In addition, similarities between “fingerprints” of liquids recovered from WNA-1 and WNA-2 wells have been observed.

Indications are that the formation is sensitive to fluid/water, specifically in the matrix. During drilling and completion operations the Kirkham Abbey is suspected to have been subject to well bore damage, preventing optimum hydrocarbon flow.

Following remedial interventions, the WNB-1z well is expected to be suspended as a potential producer.

The Humber region is the UK’s largest energy hub, contributing circa £18 billion towards the economy along with 27% of the UK’s oil refinery capacity. West Newton borders a thriving cluster of world-scale chemical and energy operations at Saltend and numerous other locations within the Humber estuary. The cluster currently relies upon significant oil and gas imports from overseas. These imports come at higher cost to the UK and with an increased carbon footprint.

Union Jack’s focus is to minimise the carbon footprint generated by its hydrocarbon developments in the most efficient way possible, whilst continuing to contribute positively to the growing demand for energy and hydrocarbon products in the supply chain.

PEDL253 BISCATHORPE (45%)

PEDL253 is situated within the proven hydrocarbon fairway of the South Humber Basin and is on-trend with the Saltfleetby gasfield, Keddington oilfield (55%) and the North Somercotes Prospect.

In February 2019, the Biscathorpe-2 well was drilled and logging operations were conducted. Preliminary analysis indicated that the primary objective, the Basal Westphalian Sandstone, was not encountered as the well was drilled high to prognosis and did not thicken as expected in the pre-drill model.

However, the initial result of the Biscathorpe-2 well has subsequently turned full circle and the perseverance of the respective JV technical teams and their research has demonstrated that PEDL253 can now be considered a viable hydrocarbon play and that Biscathorpe remains one of the largest untested conventional onshore prospects within the UK.

The JV commissioned independent consultants Applied Petroleum Technology (UK) Limited (“APT”) to perform a detailed geochemical analysis of drill cutting samples taken from 20 intervals in the Biscathorpe-2 well.

The objective of the APT analysis was to provide geochemical evidence for the presence of live hydrocarbons, together with an estimate of the likely oil quality.

The APT report confirmed the occurrence of hydrocarbons in both the Westphalian and Dinantian cutting samples analysed, validated by the presence of a full suite of gases ranging from methane through to pentane.

The key result from the report was the likely presence of a 68 metre, live oil column with API Gravity of 33º to 34º in the top of the Dinantian interval. Additionally, data evaluated at the base of the analysed section were suggestive of possible extra hydrocarbon pay at the base of the Dinantian interval.

The information derived from the revised petrophysical analysis has upgraded the Biscathorpe-2 well result, indicating proximity to an effective petroleum system, and validates Union Jack’s and its JV partners’ belief in the additional potential that exists within the PEDL253 licence area.

The licence area has seen extensive re-processing and re-mapping of 264 square kilometres of 3D seismic. This exercise was successful in enabling the Joint Venture to identify possible side-track targets from the existing Biscathorpe-2 well which was suspended when site operations were conducted during 2019. The planned side-track well will target both the Basal Westphalian sandstone reservoir and the oil column logged in the underlying Dinantian Carbonate.

The gross Mean Prospective Resources associated with the Basal Westphalian objective are estimated by the Operator to be 3.95 million barrels of oil (“mmbo”), with an upside case of 6.69 mmbo.

Screening indicates break-even full cycle economics to be US$18.07 per barrel with an NPV(10) valuation of £55.60 million.

During June 2020, Union Jack purchased a further 15% working interest in the licence bringing the Company’s interest to a material 45%.

The management of Union Jack believe that Biscathorpe remains the largest unappraised discovery/prospect in the UK.

PEDL005(R) KEDDINGTON (55%)

Other project interests within the Company’s portfolio include the producing Keddington oilfield, PEDL005(R) (55%), which we believe has significant upside, including two other potential drill targets that can be easily accessed from the existing production site.

Keddington currently produces from Carboniferous Westphalian sandstone reservoirs and is located along the highly prospective East Barkwith Ridge, an east west structural high on the southern margin of the Humber Basin.

A detailed, in-depth subsurface review of the Keddington oilfield and the surrounding licence area was conducted by Union Jack and the operator, resulting in a fully audited and consistent data set that supports updated resource estimates.

These geological and geophysical studies indicate that potentially significant resources remain unswept at Keddington, highlighting an excellent opportunity to potentially increase production volumes by the drilling of a relatively inexpensive development well from the existing production site. The gross remaining Mean Contingent Resource is 567,000 barrels of oil (311,000 net).

The Keddington site lease has been extended until 2029. Current planning consent expires in 2058 with the approval in place for the drilling of a further two wells.

In addition to the unswept resources at Keddington, a near field exploration opportunity exists at Keddington South, which has a gross Mean Prospective Resource of 759,380 barrels of oil (417,659 barrels net).

Drilling plans to target incremental oil production are in progress.

PEDL241 NORTH KELSEY (50%)

North Kelsey is a conventional oil prospect along trend and analogous to the Wressle oil development, which lies approximately 15 kilometres to the northwest.

The prospect has been mapped from 3-D seismic data and holds potential for oil in four stacked Carboniferous reservoir targets. The Operator estimates that the gross Prospective Resources range from 4.66 million barrels up to 8.47 million barrels of oil, with an aggregated Mean Resource volume of 6.47 million barrels of oil.

Planning consent has been extended by the Lincolnshire County Council and the requisite permits for drilling have also been received from the Environment Agency.

Union Jack and its partner have aligned their equity interest on a 50:50 basis in this potentially high-impact project and are seeking to conclude a farm-out with a view to drilling a well during 2022, depending on renewal of planning.

CLAYMORE PIPER COMPLEX ROYALTY (2.5%)

During March 2021, the Company announced the purchase from Cambridge Petroleum Royalties Limited of a 2.5% cash generating royalty interest that is part of the royalty unit over 20% of the revenues from oil and gas production from the Claymore, Piper and Scapa oilfields located in the Central North Sea.

The Company indicated at that time that this investment was expected to lead to further material transactions in the royalty units during the course of 2021. Negotiations are at advanced stage with two North American financial institutions and we are set to close in the near future on agreements to acquire a combined 25% interest, bringing Union Jack’s combined interest in the royalty to 27.5%.

The investments provide Union Jack with the benefits of an additional attractive cash flow stream and high yields from North Sea oil and gas production without the accompanying capital and operating costs associated with direct participation in the underlying oilfield developments and infrastructure.

The Claymore Piper Complex has produced in excess of 1.8 billion barrels of oil and 262 billion cubic feet of gas to date, of which approximately 6 million barrels of oil and 2 billion cubic feet of gas was produced in 2020, according to government records.

Independent estimates of the remaining production life of the Claymore Piper Complex indicate that revenues could be returned until 2040. All outstanding cash sums due to royalty holders of the Claymore Piper Royalty Units are currently held in escrow by the operator of the Claymore Piper Complex pending their distribution by a royalty manager to be appointed.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the priority of the Company has been on the health and safety of its directors, associates and technical team.

The Board is also in frequent contact with its JV partners to assess any potential impact on operations in which the Company has invested.

The Operating companies and Union Jack continue to follow the most up-to-date government advice and engage with the regulatory bodies and stakeholders.

To date, the activities of the Company have continued in line with plans and with minimal impact from Covid-19.

Accordingly, the Board does not currently plan to make changes going forward. However, we will, with our JV partners continue to monitor the situation closely and will make adjustments if appropriate.

CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL

The financial results are very much in line with those seen and reported upon during the previous six month period.

However, of note is the fact that revenues have increased from £62,993 in the corresponding period to £241,467 during the period ended 30 June 2021, reflecting contributions from Wressle pre-proppant squeeze.

As reported earlier within this report, from 19 August 2021 to 9 September 2021, Wressle has contributed approximately US$300,000 revenue net to the Company from test production which augurs well for the future cash flow from this development.

Union Jack remains debt free and is generating cash from four portfolio assets. As at
30 June 2021, the cash balance was £4,672,508.

During March 2021, the Board made the decision to consolidate the ordinary shares of the Company on a 200 for 1 basis and there are now 99,079,532 ordinary shares in issue.

SUMMARY

The period covered in this Half Yearly Report has seen important progress at our three key project interests, namely, Wressle, West Newton and Biscathorpe; plus the addition of an attractive royalty revenue stream. Developments at our three material projects, where we have meaningful economic interests, all generated a steady stream of encouraging news flow, which we expect will be continued based on our current activities for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Our very much “hands on” approach is replicated in the support we receive from our very capable technical team, resulting in the creation of additional value to our balanced portfolio of appraisal, development and production assets.

The quality of our asset portfolio is becoming apparent. The revenue potential from Wressle, the royalty stream and our wider appraisal testing and planned drilling activities, all augur well for the execution of our strategy in delivering material growth in the medium term and achieving our goal of building a sustainable, cash generating and profitable, UK onshore focused, mid-tier conventional hydrocarbon producer.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supportive shareholders, my fellow directors, and our enthusiastic team of advisers, all of whom work closely with the Company and assist in helping us achieve our corporate goals.

The Board remains both confident and optimistic and the future of Union Jack remains bright.

David Bramhill

Executive Chairman

13 September 2021

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