Equatorial Guinea: Appointment of Midstream Partner

Ophir Energy plc (“Ophir” or “the Company”) announces the appointment of Excelerate Energy, L.P (“Excelerate”) as its lead Midstream Partner for the provision of Floating Liquefaction and Storage facilities at Ophir’s operated FLNG project in Block R, Equatorial Guinea.

Acquisition of Indonesian Exploration Licences

Ophir Energy plc (“Ophir” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Niko Resources (“Niko”) to acquire interests in seven deepwater Production Sharing Contracts (“PSCs”) in Indonesia. The transaction brings access to large acreage positions in highly prospective basins and expands Ophir’s footprint in South East Asia, following the award of acreage offshore Myanmar earlier this year.

New Outboard Blocks secured offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy plc (“Ophir” or “the Company”) announces it has expanded its footprint offshore Gabon by signing exploration and production sharing contracts for two additional blocks.

Buyback of Shares

Ophir Energy plc (“Ophir”) announced on 14 August 2014 that, after assessing the near-term capital needs of the business and the discount the Company’s shares are trading at in relation to the underlying core value of the asset base, the Board had approved a share buyback programme of up to US$100 million of ordinary shares (the “Programme”).

Statement regarding Premier Oil plc

Further to recent press speculation, Ophir confirms that it recently made an approach to the Board of Premier with an indicative proposal to merge the two businesses. The Ophir Board believed that merging the two businesses provided the potential to create a well-funded, re-focussed, full cycle Exploration and Production company. However, the proposal was subsequently rejected by the Premier Board.

Ophir Energy Enters New Basin Offshore Seychelles

Ophir Energy plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with WHL Energy (“WHL”), an Australian listed E&P company, to acquire a 75% operated interest in Blocks PEC-5B/1 and PEC-5B/2 located offshore to the south of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Farm-out of Gabonese Exploration Blocks to OMV

Ophir Energy plc (“Ophir” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a comprehensive farm-out agreement with OMV covering its deepwater offshore blocks in Gabon.