Oslo, 12 February 2013 -- DNO International ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company, today announced record 2012 net profit of NOK 1.04 billion on operating revenues of NOK 2.84 billion. Fourth quarter 2012 net profit was NOK 810 million on operating revenues of NOK 1.43 billion.
In other milestones, 2012 exploration and development expenditures were raised to NOK 1.22 billion and the Company's gross production capacity jumped by 85 percent to around 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd).
Fourth quarter production on a Company Working Interest basis reached 46,398 boepd, compared to an average of 38,354 for the full year.
"We are thrilled to have surpassed the billion NOK mark in net profits," said Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, DNO's Executive Chairman. "DNO doubled exploration and development spending in 2012 and funded the program from operating cash flow. Based on current plans, we expect to boost spending another 50 percent to NOK 1.75 billion in 2013," he added.
The Company's yearend cash balance was NOK 1.51 billion, unchanged from a year earlier. Yearend equity ratio was 55 percent.
DNO International presents its financial and operating results today in Oslo at 08:00 CET. A live webcast of the presentation as well as the full fourth quarter and full year 2012 interim report will be available on the Company website (www.dno.no).
--- DNO International ASA is an Oslo-listed, Middle East and North Africa focused oil and gas company holding stakes in 17 licenses in various stages of exploration, development and production both onshore and offshore in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Tunisian Republic. http://www.dno.no ---
Oslo, 12 February 2013
DNO International ASA
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