Seplat Energy Unaudited Account Revenue Hits N478.1bn

Leading Nigerian independent energy company, Seplat Energy Plc, has recorded a rise in revenue by 31 per cent to N478.1 billion from N258.7 billion year-on-year, in its unaudited account for the nine months ended 30 September 2023.

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In a statement on Monday, the company also declared a Q3 2023 dividend of US 3 cents per share, in line with a higher core annual dividend of US 12 cents.

The energy Company also grew its 2023 9M gross profit to N245.6bn from N118.5bn year-on-year whilst 9M 2023 production averaged 48,152 boepd, up 11 per cent on 9M 2022, with liquids production up 17 per cent.

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“Operations benefited from improved uptime at Forcados Oil Terminal and the availability of the Amukpe-Escravos pipeline, supporting strong revenue, modestly offset by higher costs. Robust cash generation further strengthened the balance sheet”, Seplat said.

It said, it achieved more than 6.4 million hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) at Seplat-operated assets. The Company expressed increasing confidence that President Tinubu’s administration will approve its acquisition of ExxonMobil’s share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU).

Commenting on the impressive results, Mr. Roger Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Energy said: “Seplat Energy’s operational performance was strong in the third quarter, particularly September which mitigated some of the outages experienced on third-party infrastructure and supported production growth of 11% on the same period in 2022.

“Our balance sheet remains strong and thanks to higher commodity pricing and our proactive approach to cash management, we have generated more than $170m in free cash flow year to date. Our focus for the rest of 2023 is on safe and reliable operations, revenue assurance, and cost management, all of which will deliver further strengthening of our cash position. This keeps us on track for an excellent year that will support the increased quarterly dividends we announced in April and allow us to continue our commitment to reward shareholders.

“Following the serious incident on the Depthwize Majestic rig, which resulted in the tragic loss of life, we have provided significant support to Depthwize, its owner, in its recovery operation. Our investigations are ongoing, but I can assure all stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety in all of our operations.

“Ongoing third-party delays to ANOH’s export infrastructure remain a source of frustration, but we are confident that the quality of the project will support dividend growth for Seplat in the coming years as we diversify the business and deliver on our strategy to provide more affordable energy for Nigeria.

“We remain confident that we can conclude our transformational acquisition of MPNU. We wholly align with and support President Tinubu’s efforts to make Nigeria a more attractive place to invest, and we will play our part by delivering affordable and reliable energy that will support our nation’s growth”, he said.

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