NZX Announcement: Mosman provides weekly update

Dear Aorere Resources shareholder,

This announcement has just been filed with NZX and will be released before the market opens this morning.



Chris Castle

Managing Director

Aorere Resources Limited


Cell: +64 21 558 185




30 June 2014

NZX Announcement

Mosman provides weekly update 

Aorere Resources Limited now holds approximately 13.1% of this AIM listed company.

Mosman released the following announcement in London today.

Our Mosman shareholding now has a present market value of NZD 4.5 million, based on the present market price of 22.5 pence. As a result the undiluted net asset backing of an Aorere share (including all significant portfolio assets at market value) is now 1.54 cents. 53% of that value is represented by the Mosman shareholding.




Chris Castle, Managing Director

Aorere Resources Ltd

London, 30 June 2014


30 June 2014

 Mosman Oil and Gas Limited

Petroleum Creek Project Weekly Update

Mosman Oil & Gas (AIM: MSMN), the New Zealand and Australia focused oil exploration and development company, advises on the latest progress on its drilling programme at the Petroleum Creek Project, New Zealand.

The Drill Force Rig #1 crew is moving the rig to the Crestal-1 location and drilling on this well will start in a few days. Anticipated activity this week is to drill to total depth of 250 m, complete wireline logs, and then suspend the well for future testing.

Mosman has started to acquire the additional seismic required to rank the following prospects, to select the best locations in order to drill a further four wells during 2014: Crestal-2, Blair Road, Big Rock, Killeen, Molloy's Creek, Bells Gully, Pipers Creek and Onganui (a new prospect resulting from further SRK work on the seismic data base).

Geological and geophysical work continues. This foundation work is essential to ensure the sensible exploration of the permit. Seismic data obtained in the next few months will be incorporated in models, and decisions on which wells to drill next will be made in October, with the next phase of drilling expected to commence in November 2014.

Now that the Company has drilling information from the Cross Roads-1 Oil Discovery, including identified discovery zones in the Eight Mile and the visible oil in the Cobden limestone, Mosman is planning an extended well test to flow both the Cobden and Eight Mile formations. Whilst there is visible oil in the Cobden limestone core at Cross Roads-1, the wireline logs are not conclusive, and Mosman has determined that a flow test is required to determine whether or not the Cobden limestone oil qualifies as an additional discovery.

Mosman has started to contract, design, procure and deliver testing equipment and personnel, in order to undertake extended flow periods of up to 60 days on each test zone to start as soon as is practical. The design will be applicable to testing the Cross Roads-1 well and any additional discoveries made. The testing equipment will be designed to move from one location to the next to test wells in an orderly sequence.

John W Barr, Executive Chairman of Mosman commented: "Operational decisions continue to drive Mosman's activities at Petroleum Creek as we move from exploration to appraisal, and hopefully eventually production. In Australia the team has been working hard on proposed acquisitions which will significantly increase the future operations of the Company."

 Investor presentations

Andy Carroll and John W Barr will be in London presenting at the Oil Barrel conference on 2 July, and at the Proactive Investors event on 10 July. Both events are recommended to investors.

 Competent Person's Statement

The information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Andy Carroll, Technical Director for Mosman Oil and Gas, who has over 35 years of relevant experience in the oil industry. Mr Carroll is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.