Maha is an oil and gas company, aiming to become a leader within the field of recovering oil and gas reserves and operating productive assets in different regions of the world.
In Oman, we are the operator of Block 70, which includes the Mafraq heavy oil field. In the US, we own the Lak Ranch oil field, in the Powder River Basin, and we have production from our assets in the Illinois Basin, Illinois/ Indiana. In Brazil, we have indirect interests in two offshore assets through our equity participation in 3R Petroleum Offshore SA: the Peroá cluster, in the Espírito Santo Basin, which includes the Peroá and Cangoá producing fields and the Malombe discovery; and the Papa Terra field, in the Campos Basin, which is a heavy oil field in deep waters with additional upside potential.
Peroá, Cangoá and Malombe - Maha has an indirect stake of 15% in the Peroá cluster asset through its equity participation in 3R Petroleum Offshore S.A. The Peroá gas cluster is located in the Espírito Santo basin, offshore Brazil in shallow waters, and includes the Peroá and Cangoá producing fields, in addition to the Malombe discovery, which in the future could add significant production to Maha. The Opex is currently approximately USD 5/boe.
Papa Terra is a heavy oilfield located in deep waters in the Campos Basin. Maha has an indirect working interest of 9.375% in the asset, through its equity participation in 3R Petroleum Offshore S.A. — also the operator of the asset. Approximately 2.4% of the oil has been recovered and 2P reserves are estimated to 16.7 mmboe per year-end 2022 (Maha’s indirect working interest). This represents approximately 11.4% recovery factor, which compares with an average of 15.6% for the Campos Basin, suggesting further upside potential beyond the 2P reserves. The production is expected to grow in the coming years due to increased drilling activity.
Maha owns a 97% working interest in the Illinois Basin (IB), which had 401 BOEPD of production in 2022, and features 2.7 MMboe of net proven + probable (2P) reserves and a 2P net NPV10 of USD 20.7 million at year end 2022. IB offers over 40 potential drilling locations, minimal recoveries to date and low operating costs, positioning it as a strategic and attractive asset with long-term development potential.
Lak Ranch - The Lak Ranch oil field was acquired by Maha in 2013. Maha owns 99% of this heavy oil asset, which is currently shut-in, but estimated to have original oil in place (OOIP) (best case estimate) of 62 MMboe, with less than 150,000 barrels having been produced to date.
Maha is the Operator of Block 70, with 65% working interest. The Block is located in the middle of the prolific oil producing Ghaba Salt Basin in the central part of Oman and includes the shallow undeveloped Mafraq heavy oil field. In the first quarter of 2023, we started the production test on Block 70 that include all eight new production wells drilled in the 2022/2023 drilling program.
Reserves are estimated remaining quantities of oil and natural gas and related substances anticipated to be recoverable from known accumulations, as of a given date, based on:
Reserves are classified according to the degree of certainty associated with the estimates.
Proved reserves (P90) are those reserves that can be estimated with a high degree of certainty to be recoverable. It is likely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will exceed the estimated proved reserves (1P).
Probable reserves (P50) are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves. It is equally likely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will be greater or less than the sum of the estimated proved + probable reserves (2P).
Possible reserves (P10) are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. It is unlikely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will exceed the sum of the estimated proved + probable + possible reserves (3P).
1. Volumes are Gross Working Interest volumes and are expressed before royalties, Government allocations and taxes.
2. The reserves review and issuance of the reserve report for the Company was made by the independent petroleum engineering consultants McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd., Calgary, Canada. The evaluation was carried out in accordance with standards set out in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook, the professional practice standard under their Permit to Practice with APEGA and under the guidelines of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The report has been prepared and supervised by a “Qualified Reserves
3. The reserves review and issuance of the reserve report for 3R was made by the independent petroleum engineering consultants DeGolyer and MacNaughton. Estimates of reserves presented in this report have been prepared in accordance with the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) approved in March 2007 and revised in June 2018 by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the World Petroleum Council, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, and the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers.
Contingent Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations using established technology or technology under development (TUD), but which are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies. There is uncertainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources.
Contingent Resources are further categorized in accordance with the level of certainty associated with the estimates and may be sub-classified based on project maturity and/or characterized by their economic status.
Contingencies may include economic, environmental, social and political factors, regulatory matters, a lack of markets or prolonged timetable for development. Contingent Resources have a Chance of Development that is less than certain.
Project Maturity Sub-Classes are: Development Pending, Development on Hold, Development Unclarified and Development Not Viable.
Above production numbers are gross values, before royalty payments, and before government share. * Including discontinued operations. ** Proforma, including indirect participating interests in new Brazilian offshore assets. The transaction to acquire these assets was closed in May 2023.