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M&I Electric (NASDAQ: $AETI) announces $3M+ project for new offshore drilling rig power system
HOUSTON - June 20, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETI), a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced today that its M&I Electric business has been awarded a $3M contract to provide a power delivery solution for a new North America-deployed offshore drilling platform.

Major Turnaround in Crude Oil's Price
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The Fed Is Driving Down Oil Prices
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Target Price Raised on 'One of Our Favorite Small-Cap Montney Names'
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#Energy and #Infrastructure Stock (TSX: $E.TO) Enterprise Group Doubled YTD; Hunting for Accretive Acquisitions
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Greenway Technologies, Inc. Announces Conference Call

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenway Technologies, Inc. (GWTI: OTCQB), and its wholly-owned subsidiary Greenway Innovative Energy announces a shareholder conference call to update investors on recent management changes and other company developments.  The call will be at 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Shareholder Conference Call Details

Telephone Number: 319-527-2480

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time: 3 p.m. CDT, 4 p.m. EDT

Speakers: President of GWTI, John Olynick, President of GIE, Raymond Wright, and Vice President of Operations, Tom Phillips.

About Greenway Technologies, Inc.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Greenway Technologies through its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenway Innovative Energy is engaged in the research and development of small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) syngas conversion systems that can be scaled to meet individual field requirements. The Company’s proprietary and patented technology is realized in the Company’s recently completed first generation commercial G-Reformer® unit, a unique and critical component to the Company’s GTL technology solution for converting natural gas to diesel and jet fuels. The Company also owns 1,440 acres of placer mining claims on federal Bureau of Land Management land located in Mohave County, Arizona. The company was formerly known as UMED Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Greenway Technologies, Inc. in June 2017.

Safe Harbor Statement: All statements from Greenway Technologies, Inc. in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the PSLRA of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While the Company’s management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, among others, statements regarding ability of the Company to secure new investment and financial relationships, business and operational partnerships and other activities that meet our commercialization, market and research and development investment strategies. For other factors that may cause our actual results to differ from those that are expected, see the information under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto, as well as other public filings with the SEC since such date. The Company operates in a rapidly changing and competitive environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

CONTACT: Investors & Analysts Contact:
Greenway Investor Relations
817-346-6900
ir@gwtechinc.com

Prosafe SE : Prosafe wins further work for Safe Swift in the Mediterranean Sea

Prosafe acting as commercial managers for the Axis Offshore owned Safe Swift has won a contract to support activities in the Central Mediterranean Sea.

Upon demobilisation from her existing contract in mid-June, the Safe Swift mobilised to conduct gangway connected accommodation duties for a period of up to two months.

Prosafe is a leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels. The company is headquartered in Larnaca, Cyprus and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code PRS.

For more information, please refer to www.prosafe.com

Stavanger, 22 June 2018
Prosafe SE


For further information, please contact:

Jesper K. Andresen, CEO
Prosafe Management AS
Phone: +47 51 65 24 30 / +47 907 65 155

Stig Harry Christiansen, Deputy CEO and CFO
Prosafe Management AS
Phone: +47 51 64 25 17 / +47 478 07 813


This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces Mid-Q2 2018 Update

CALGARY, Alberta, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TSX:TGL) (NASDAQ:TGA) (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) announces a mid-second quarter 2018 update. All dollar values are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise stated.

Highlights

  • Published AIM listing documents June 1st, 2018; application has been made for admission to trading in London on June 29th
  • Drilled three oil wells during the quarter (K45, Arta 54, NWG 38A-Inj)
  • Stimulated four oil wells during the quarter (Arta 48 & 54, NWG 1AX & 5X)
  • Two cargoes sold during the second quarter (452 Mbbls April 7th and 450 Mbbls June 15th), next cargo scheduled for mid-July
  • Mobilized two drilling rigs to the western desert (NW Sitra) for the 2018 exploration drilling program.  Expect to commence drilling at NW Sitra 9 and at NW Sitra 12, prior to month end following rig inspections and acceptance testing
  • Completed the planned three week turnaround at Harmattan during May and back on production  May 26th
  • Acquired 100% working interest in 16 sections (10,240 acres) of Cardium rights at Crown land sales year to date on a Cardium prospect south/south west of Harmattan pool 

PRODUCTION

Corporate production averaged ~14.3 MBoepd during April, ~12.4 MBoepd during May and has averaged ~14.8 MBoepd to date in June.  May production was impacted by a planned shut in of Canadian production associated with a turnaround at a third party operated gas plant in the Harmattan area. 

Production Summary:

(MBoepd)AprilMayJune (to date)
Egypt11.911.612.0
Canada2.40.82.8
Total14.312.414.8

Note: In addition to the planned May turnaround at Harmattan, the Company shut in an additional 80 Boepd of natural gas production on May 11th due to low gas prices.

MARKETING

In Egypt, the Company completed two crude oil cargo sales during the quarter.  The first cargo was lifted in April (452,000 barrels) for proceeds of ~$26.5 million and the second cargo was lifted in June (~450,000 barrels) with proceeds due in mid-July. 

In addition, the Company sold an additional ~82,000 barrels of entitlement oil directly to EGPC during April for proceeds of $4.6 million to offset local expenses. 

The Company is scheduled to lift a third cargo in mid-July, and expects to finalize the timing of the fourth cargo with EGPC in Q3/Q4.

OPERATIONS UPDATE

ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT

Eastern Desert
The Company drilled three oil wells during the second quarter at K-45, Arta 54 and NWG 38A-Inj.

In West Bakr the K-45 well was the second South K-field well this year, targeting the main Asl A sand in a crestal position in South K-field. The well was drilled to a total depth of 5,831 feet and encountered the main Asl A sand approximately 66 feet structurally higher than the K-46 well and is structurally the highest well in South K-field Asl A & B pools. The K-45 well encountered an internally estimated 195 feet of net oil pay comprising 120 feet of net oil pay in the Asl A pool (A1, A2 and A3) and 75 feet of net oil pay in the Asl B pool. The K-45 well was completed during May in the Asl B formation and is currently producing at a rate of 380 Bopd.

In West Gharib the Arta 54 well was the second well drilled this year in the boundary area between the Arta pool and the offsetting NWG development lease #3.  Arta 54 was drilled to a total depth of 3,711 feet and encountered approximately 128 feet of Nukhul/Red Bed formation with an internally estimated 24.5 feet of net oil pay.  The well was completed and placed on production at a pre-frac rate of 60+ Bopd.  Arta 54 was facture stimulated and will be placed back on production this week.

In NorthWest Gharib (“NWG”) the NWG 38A-Inj well was planned as a water injector to provide reservoir pressure support to enhance recovery for the pool.  The well was drilled to a total depth of 5,552 feet and encountered 92 feet of Red Bed with an internally estimated net oil pay of approximately 34 feet (scheduled for completion as an oil well prior to the end of June). This well has extended the NWG 38 pool red bed zone to the South by 0.4 kilometers and is approximately 83 feet structurally lower than the NWG 38A-2 well which was the previous lowest known oil in the pool.  With the NWG 38A-Inj well results, the current known oil column in the NWG 38A pool is approximately 575 feet. The Company will now drill NWG 38A-7, located approximately 0.4 kilometers southeast of NWG 38A-Inj, targeting the same red bed pool in a structurally lower position.  Should the NWG 38A-7 well also encounter additional oil column, the Company has planned an additional well further south at NWG 38A-8 as a contingency for reservoir pressure support.

The drilling rig has been temporarily stacked at NWG 38A-Inj pending military approvals of the NWG 38A-7 well and two wells in M field at West Bakr which are expected by end of June.  It is expected that the three well drilling program will be completed in early Q3.

The Company also completed a four well (Arta 48, Arta 54, NWG 1AX, NWG 5X) stimulation program during May/June targeting Nukhul and tight Red Bed conglomerate wells.  The wells have all been fraced and are being placed on production for post frac clean up.  It is expected that each of the wells will produce at an initial 30 day average rate of 120 to 150 Bopd after recovering frac fluid based on offsetting producers.

Western Desert
In North West Sitra (“NWS”) the Company began mobilizing two drilling rigs to location the second week of June.  The smaller 1,000 HP drilling rig is rigging up at NWS 9 and the larger 2,000 HP drilling rig is moving to NWS 12.  It is expected that drilling will commence prior to month end following the respective inspection/acceptance processes. 

NWS 9 is targeting a stacked Cretaceous prospect with a planned drilling time of approximately 30 days. NWS 12 is targeting a deeper stacked Cretaceous/Jurassic prospect with a planned drilling time of approximately 60 days. 

In addition, well site preparation is underway on South Ghazalat (“SG”) for the planned SG 1 and SG 2 exploration wells.  SG 1 and SG 2 are targeting multi-stacked Cretaceous prospects. 

The 1,000 HP drilling rig (currently on NWS 9) will be used to drill SG 1 and 2, following drilling/testing of
NWS 9.  

In South Alamein, the Company has received a seven month extension to the PSC to allow further time for military approvals of drilling locations.

CANADA

During the scheduled May shut down period, the Company completed inspection/maintenance work on the main oil processing battery and the main natural gas compressor for the Harmattan area. 

Concurrently the Company is finalizing the 2018 Cardium drilling program, which is scheduled to commence in August. The 2018 Cardium development program of up to six horizontal wells is planned to be drilled from a common pad to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. The Company is planning to drill one two-mile extended reach horizontal (“ERH”) well to evaluate the performance of ERH wells in the Harmattan area.  The remainder of the 2018 program will be one-mile horizontal wells.

Also, during 2018 the Company has acquired 100% working interest in 16 sections (10,240 acres) of Cardium rights at Crown land sales (March and May) on a Cardium prospect south/south west of the Harmattan pool.  Based on historical well logs and core data on the lands and offsetting lands, the Company believes that a significant portion of the acreage is prospective for Cardium oil development utilizing the horizontal well multi-stage frac technology employed in the adjacent Harmattan pool.  The Harmattan pool has been developed by drilling four wells per section. The Company is evaluating the merits of drilling an exploratory horizontal well on the new lands as part of the 2018 development drilling program or the 2019 program.

About TransGlobe

TransGlobe Energy Corporation is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company whose current activities are concentrated in the Arab Republic of Egypt and Canada. TransGlobe’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TGL and on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol TGA.

Advisory on Forward-Looking Information and Statements  

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements or information typically contain statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend",  "estimate", "may", "will", "would" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. In particular, forward-looking information and statements contained in this document include, but are not limited to, the Company's intention to seek a listing on AIM to enhance liquidity for the Company’s shareholders and provide more direct access to the London capital markets; the date that Admission is expected to become effective and dealings will commence; the Company's strategy to grow its annual cash flow; expectations regarding its acquisition efforts; the suitability of the Company for the London capital markets; anticipated drilling, completion and testing plans, including, the anticipated timing thereof, prospects being targeted by the Company, and rig mobilization plans; expected future production from certain of the Company's drilling locations; TransGlobe's plans to drill additional wells, including the types of wells, anticipated number of locations and the timing of drilling thereof; the timing of rig movement and mobilization and drilling activity; the Company's plans to file development lease applications for certain of its discoveries, including the expected timing of filing of such applications and the expected timing of receipt of regulatory approvals; anticipated production and ultimate recoveries from wells;  the Company’s  plans at South Alamein, to negotiate future military access (including the expected timing thereof) the Company's drilling program at Harmattan, including the anticipated timing of wells on production; TransGlobe's plans to continue exploration, development and completion programs in respect of various discoveries; future requirements necessary to determine well performance and estimated recoveries; and other matters.

In making the forward-looking statements contained in this document, the Company has made assumptions regarding, but not limited to: the process and requirements to list on AIM; assumptions regarding expected liquidity for the Company’s shareholders; access to, and receptivity of, the London capital markets; the date that Admission is expected to become effective and dealings will commence. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information, including uncertainty in obtaining required approvals from TransGlobe's nominated advisor; uncertainty in obtaining required approvals from the London Stock Exchange; failure to achieve the perceived benefits of the AIM market; general economic and financial conditions of the AIM market; and other factors beyond the Company's control.

Forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Many factors could cause TransGlobe's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TransGlobe.

In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified in this news release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, anticipated production volumes; the timing of drilling wells and mobilizing drilling rigs; the number of wells to be drilled; the Company's ability to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the regulatory framework governing royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which the Company conducts and will conduct its business; future capital expenditures to be made by the Company; future sources of funding for the Company's capital programs; geological and engineering estimates in respect of the Company's reserves and resources; the geography of the areas in which the Company is conducting exploration and development activities; current commodity prices and royalty regimes; availability of skilled labour; future exchange rates; the price of oil; the impact of increasing competition; conditions in general economic and financial markets; availability of drilling and related equipment; effects of regulation by governmental agencies; future operating costs; uninterrupted access to areas of TransGlobe's operations and infrastructure; recoverability of reserves and future production rates; that TransGlobe will have sufficient cash flow, debt or equity sources or other financial resources required to fund its capital and operating expenditures and requirements as needed; that TransGlobe's conduct and results of operations will be consistent with its expectations; that TransGlobe will have the ability to develop its properties in the manner currently contemplated; current or, where applicable, proposed industry conditions, laws and regulations will continue in effect or as anticipated as described herein; that the estimates of TransGlobe's reserves and resource volumes and the assumptions related thereto (including commodity prices and development costs) are accurate in all material respects; and other matters.

Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements or information include, among other things, operating and/or drilling costs are higher than anticipated; unforeseen changes in the rate of production from TransGlobe's oil and gas properties; changes in price of crude oil and natural gas; adverse technical factors associated with exploration, development, production or transportation of TransGlobe's crude oil reserves; changes or disruptions in the political or fiscal regimes in TransGlobe's areas of activity; changes in tax, energy or other laws or regulations; changes in significant capital expenditures; delays or disruptions in production due to shortages of skilled manpower equipment or materials; economic fluctuations; competition; lack of availability of qualified personnel; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities; volatility in market prices for oil; fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates; environmental risks; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; failure to negotiate the terms of contracts with counterparties; failure of counterparties to perform under the terms of their contracts; and other factors beyond the Company's control. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Please consult TransGlobe’s public filings at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml for further, more detailed information concerning these matters, including additional risks related to TransGlobe's business.

The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Oil and Gas Advisories

Mr. Brett Norris, M.Sc., P Geo, - Vice President Exploration for TransGlobe Energy Corporation, and a qualified person as defined in the Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies, June 2009, of the London Stock Exchange, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this announcement. Mr Norris obtained a Master’s of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario.  He is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the province of Alberta and has of 30 years’ experience in oil and gas.

BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil equivalent (6 mcf: 1 bbl) is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.

References in this press release to production test rates, are useful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons, however such rates are not determinative of the rates at which such wells will commence production and decline thereafter and are not indicative of long term performance or of ultimate recovery. While encouraging, readers are cautioned not to place reliance on such rates in calculating the aggregate production for TransGlobe. A pressure transient analysis or well-test interpretation has not been carried out in respect of all wells. Accordingly, the Company cautions that the production test results should be considered to be preliminary.

Certain type curve information included in this news release, represents estimates of the production decline and ultimate volumes expected to be recovered from wells over the life of the well. This information is based on management-generated type curves based on a combination of historical performance of older wells and management's expectation of what might be achieved from future wells. The information represents what management thinks an average well will achieve. Individual wells may be higher or lower but over a larger number of wells management expects the average to come out to the type curve. Over time type curves can and will change based on achieving more production history on older wells or more recent completion information on newer wells.

The following abbreviations used in this press release have the meanings set forth below:

Bopd        barrels of oil per day
Boepd       barrels of oil equivalent per day
GJ/d         giga joules per day
$C/JG       Canadian dollars per giga joule

 For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations
Telephone: 403.264.9888
Email: investor.relations@trans-globe.com
Web site:  http://www.trans-globe.com

 

 

 

TransAtlantic Petroleum Announces Final Results of Voting at 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TNP) (NYSE American:TAT) (the “Company” or “TransAtlantic”) today announced the final results of the voting at its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”), which was held on June 19, 2018.

Annual Meeting Final Voting Results

The Company held its Annual Meeting on June 19, 2018 to (i) elect six directors to the board of directors, each for a one-year term (“Proposal 1”), and (ii) appoint PMB Helin Donovan, LLP (“PMB”) to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 (“Proposal 2”). For more information about the foregoing proposals, see the Company’s definitive proxy statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 30, 2018 (the “Proxy Statement”), and the Company’s definitive additional materials, filed with the SEC on June 13, 2018 (the “Additional Proxy Materials”).

The table below show the final results of the voting at the Annual Meeting:

     For  Against  Abstain  Broker
Non-Votes
Proposal 1              
N. Malone Mitchell 3rd    21,421,174  370,039  32,471  12,408,241
Bob G. Alexander    21,375,464  389,931  58,289  12,408,241
Brian E. Bailey    21,377,443  387,952  58,289  12,408,241
Charles J. Campise    21,376,188  387,942  59,554  12,408,241
Gregory K. Renwick    21,281,418  483,977  58,289  12,408,241
Mel G. Riggs    20,216,677  1,548,353  58,654  12,408,241
               
               
     For  Against  Abstain  Broker
Non-Votes
Proposal 2    33,764,273  392,149  75,503  0
 

As described in the Additional Proxy Materials, on June 12, 2018, PMB notified the Company that, because of reasons unrelated to the Company, PMB decided that it will no longer provide audit services to public companies, including the Company, and will no longer seek re-appointment as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. As a result of this notification, Proposal 2 became moot. The audit committee of the board of directors (the “Audit Committee”) is currently in the process of selecting a replacement independent registered accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. The Audit Committee is working to appoint a new independent registered accounting firm as soon as possible.

Audio Recording of Annual Meeting

An audio recording of the Annual Meeting has been uploaded and is available on the Company’s website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com. To access the audio recording, click on “Investors”, select “Events and Presentations”, and click on “Listen” under the event listing.

About TransAtlantic

The Company is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped properties in Turkey and Bulgaria.

(NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION, OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.)

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements concerning the appointment of a new independent registered accounting firm as well as other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, and information about future events, conditions, results of operations, and performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, access to sufficient capital; market prices for natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; estimates of reserves and economic assumptions; the ability to produce and transport natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; economic conditions in the countries and provinces in which the Company carries on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities; receipt of required approvals; increases in taxes; legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to fracture stimulation activities; changes in environmental and other regulations; renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including actions by insurgent groups or other conflict; outcomes of litigation; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the SEC.

The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Contacts:                                                

Chad D. Burkhardt
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
(214) 265-4705

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
16803 Dallas Parkway
Addison, Texas 75001
http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com 

McPhy Energy : Ferguson Marine to develop World-first Renewables-Powered Hydrogen Ferry - HySeas III

                                              

HySeas III
Media Release Monday 18 June 2018

Ferguson Marine to develop World-first Renewables-Powered Hydrogen Ferry - HySeas III

At Today's Smart Shipping Symposium hosted by the City of Glasgow College Faculty of Nautical Studies, Jim McColl OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of Clyde Blowers Capital announced that Port Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has successfully led a European consortium in a bid for EU funding support to pave the way for the building and launch of the world's first sea-going car and passenger ferry fuelled by Hydrogen.

The supported development is expected to cost around €12.6 million of which €9.3million has been awarded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.

The vessel's fuel will be produced from renewable electricity marking a paradigm shift towards entirely emissions-free marine transport.

HySeas III, jointly led by shipyard, Ferguson Marine and the University of St Andrews, includes Orkney Islands Council; Kongsberg Maritime (Norway); Ballard Power Systems Europe (Denmark); McPhy (France); DLR - German Aerospace Center; and Interferry (Belgium/US) the global trade association for ferry operators and suppliers.

Employing Ballard technology, already proven across millions of miles of road transport, the initial objective is to construct and prove the vessel's modular drive train onshore, testing for stress and durability under conditions employing real-world data from existing vessels.

Orkney

The successful test will allow a vessel to be constructed, in the already assured knowledge that such a vessel can operate safely and efficiently around Scotland's challenging coast. The vessel is planned to operate in and around Orkney - which is already producing hydrogen in volume from constrained - and hence otherwise wasted - renewable energy.

Chief Naval Architect Chris Dunn of Ferguson Marine said, "Over recent years Ferguson Marine has been at the global forefront of green marine propulsion technology development.  This exciting project is yet another positive step on that journey and puts us firmly on track to deliver the world's first zero emission, hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial ROPAX ferry in 2020."

Ferguson Marine Chief Executive, Gerry Marshall, added "We now have one of the most innovative and competitive shipyards in Europe which is capable of delivering ground-breaking projects for Inverclyde, Scotland and beyond. HySeas III is a living example of how it can be possible to lead the world in marine technology."

Project Coordinator, Dr. Martin Smith from the University of St. Andrews said, "This is a very exciting stage to be at now. This opens the real possibility of Scotland and her key European partners delivering another world-first not simply in ship-building but also in building sustainable local sources of fuelling in parallel." 

Jim McColl OBE, whose Clyde Blowers Capital now owns the once-threatened shipyard, commented, "Ferguson's was the last full-service commercial shipyard on in the River Clyde. Since taking over in 2014, we have invested £25 million to bring the yard up to the world-class standards with a new, skilled workforce, that has provided the confidence in leading this hugely important, ground-breaking project."

Innovative partnership

Previously in 2012, Ferguson's launched the MV Hallaig, the world's first ever battery hybrid ferry. The redeveloped yard achieved another first in November 2017 when it launched the MV Glen Sannox, the first UK ferry build with dual-fuel capability (marine diesel & LNG). The Glen Sannox' sister vessel is currently under construction at the shipyard.

The University of St Andrews, the 3rd Oldest University in the English-speaking world, is home to world-class research and development in hydrogen, battery and other energy technologies. A key part of the development aspect is the transferal of knowledge and expertise into real-world applications - not least in stretching the boundaries of what has previously been thought of and achieved.

Dr. Smith from The University, along with Jim Anderson at CMAL (Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited) initiated the HySeas programme in 2012. Support from Scottish Enterprise allowed the idea to be taken from an early feasibility study to the point where the focus can now shift into test and delivery.

Dr. Smith previously played a leading role in the introduction of hydrogen buses into Scotland, a development which is now set to move beyond Aberdeen with Dundee currently following and other Scottish cities considering fleets of their own. 

European Backing

Support will be provided by Horizon 2020, the EU's largest ever Research and Innovation programme to date with a budget of c.€80 billion over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

The HySeas III project formally begins on the 1st of July.

                  

HySeas III Consortium Members

Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited        www.fergusonmarine.com

University of St Andrews                              https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S was founded in January 2007 and is recognized as one of the leading players in the commercial application of heavy duty fuel cell solutions. Headquartered in Hobro (Denmark), our activities are focused on these business areas: Backup Power for critical infrastructure; Heavy Duty Motive application for Zero Emission Transport; and Fuel cell Bus Service in Europe.

Ballard Power Systems Europe employs 50 highly skilled people and has modern production facilities. The company is owned 100% by Ballard Power Systems Inc. in Canada - the world leading provider of low temperature PEM fuel cells. For motive and marine customers Ballard offers flexible, scalable solutions for a wide range of motive application duty cycles and power requirements.

"We are ready to support the de-carbonization of ships with true zero emission power solutions!"

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard,                                                                                   Business Development Director, Ballard Power Systems Europe                 www.ballard.com

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Norway delivers systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, handling systems, safety management, cargo handling, subsea survey and construction, maritime training, satellite positioning, and autonomous solutions. Our systems enhance efficiency and safety throughout the whole maritime technology spectrum and we offer additional competence in providing turnkey engineering services within the shipbuilding and floating production sectors.

Kongsberg Maritime is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG). KONGSBERG is an international technology corporation that delivers advanced and reliable solutions that improve safety, security and performance in complex operations and during extreme conditions. The Group is a customer focused organization with a worldwide performance culture. KONGSBERG works with demanding customers in the global defense, maritime, oil and gas and aerospace industries.

"We are excited to contribute realizing the world's first sea-going hydrogen-powered RoPax ferry."

Morten Stanger                                                                                                             Vice President Merchant Marine Sales, Kongsberg Maritime AS  www.km.kongsberg.com

Orkney Isles Council/Orkney Ferries, with its reputation for innovation in renewable energy and low carbon projects, is delighted to have been chosen as the location for the HYSEAS III hydrogen ferry opportunity.

The perfect ferry route for trials; the proven ability to produce hydrogen from wind and tidal energy; expertise in small RoRo ferry operations; and hosting the renewable energy organisations which have already chosen Orkney as a place to work, all combine to make Orkney with its people the ideal place to turn this project from an 'idea' to operational ferry.

"I am delighted that this exciting project has chosen Orkney as the place to test and, hopefully, operate the worlds first Hydrogen RoRo ferry. We very much look forward to working with our partners from across Europe and, in time, the Scottish Government, as we move from concept to an operational ferry over the next few years".  

Councillor Graham Sinclair,                                                                                        Chair of the Development and Infrastructure Committee. Orkney islands Council http://www.orkney.gov.uk

The DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems Oldenburg, Germany develops technologies and concepts for future energy supply based on renewable energy sources.

The Institute's three departments - Urban and Residential Technologies, Energy Systems Technology and Energy Systems Analysis - work on system-related issues for intelligent and efficient linking of the electricity, heating and transport sectors. Systems of all sizes and levels are being investigated, ranging from individual installations and "smart" buildings to networked residential districts and cities. The Institute also evaluates energy systems at national and international levels, using its own network structure models and technology assessment methods. The technology assessment group identifies the potentials and recommended actions through the economic, ecological and sociological assessment of energy technologies and systems.

"Marine transportation is a part of the energy system which still needs to be decarbonised. Our assessments support the transition of this sector in a sustainable direction by techno-economic and ecological as well as market potential assessments of fuel cell powered ferries. Therefore the complete process chain will be analysed including the production of hydrogen on the basis of grid-connected renewable power sources."          

Dr. Thomas Vogt,                                                                                                                    Head of Department, DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems                      https://www.dlr.de

McPhy contributes to the deployment of clean hydrogen throughout the world, in the framework of the energy transition, and as a leading supplier of hydrogen production, storage and distribution equipment, Thanks to its wide innovative and competitive range dedicated to the hydrogen energy, zero emission mobility and industrial hydrogen markets, McPhy provides turnkey solutions to its Clients. These solutions are tailored to our Client applications: renewable energy surplus storage and valorization, fuel cell car refueling, raw material for industrial sites.

As a designer, manufacturer and integrator of hydrogen equipment since 2008, McPhy has three development, engineering and production units based in Europe (France, Italy, Germany). The company's international subsidiaries ensure a global sales coverage of McPhy's innovative hydrogen solutions.

"Hydrogen is simply unavoidable if we are to succeed in the energy transition for a better, cleaner and safer future. By land, rail, air or by sea, hydrogen shows itself an efficient, reliable and competitive energy.

This is what we aim to demonstrate during this specification phase, and we're proud to bring our expertise and our "Augmented" electrolyzers and hydrogen stations - for boats, but also in the future for hydrogen trains or buses - to contribute, alongside the HySeas consortium, to design the project's landside infrastructure.

We are delighted to be part of this unique project which opens up the future of decarbonized sea freight."

Pascal Mauberger,                                                                                                Chairman and CEO, McPhy                                                               https://mcphy.com

Interferry has a membership of more than 230 operators and suppliers in 37 countries, and is the only trade association representing the worldwide ferry industry.  Interferry represents the industry on regulatory issues and facilitates networking and information exchange on key developments - not least regarding eco-friendly alternative fuels.  The association's main role in HySeas III will be to communicate progress industry-wide via its website, internal news bulletins, social media and cooperation on media relations.

"The potential for hydrogen as a ferry fuel will feature at our 43rd annual conference in Cancun, Mexico, this October, which underlines our support for this important project.  It's a very timely collaboration, given that the International Maritime Organization reached an accord in April requiring a 50% reduction in maritime CO2 emissions by 2050.  Hydrogen raises the extremely interesting possibility of a long-range, CO2-free option."

Johan Roos                                                                                                                 Regulatory Affairs Director,  Interferry                            http://www.interferry.com

HySeas III support

Scottish Enterprise/Scotland Europa

"The HYSEAS project has put Scotland in a world leading position regarding the development of sustainable marine transport and will play a vital role in supporting the ambitions of the Scottish Government to enable our transition to a low carbon economy. 

"Scottish Enterprise is pleased to have been able to support the HYSEAS consortium all the way through its development, from initial feasibility to successfully bidding for this Horizon 2020 funding from the European Union. 

"We look forward to continuing to support the HYSEAS partners in working towards the launch of a first renewable energy powered ferry, which we believe will lead to substantial new manufacturing opportunities and export growth potential for Scottish companies".

Andy McDonald                                                                                                                                             Sector Director Energy & Low Carbon Technologies, Scottish Enterprise: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com

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