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Tower Resources PLC

22 November 2021

22 November 2021

Tower Resources plc

Cameroon Farm-out Update

Tower Resources plc (the "Company" or "Tower" (TRP.L, TRP LN)), the AIM-listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, is pleased to provide the following update regarding its farm-out to Beluga Energy Limited ("Beluga") of a 49% non-operating working interest in its Thali Production Sharing Contract ("PSC") in Cameroon, conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tower Resources Cameroon S.A ("TRCSA").

The Cameroon Petroleum Code provides that approval of a transaction of this type should be provided by the Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development ("MINMIDT") within 60 days of 21(st) September 2021, when it was formally requested, which means by Saturday 20(th) November 2021. To date, Tower has received no objection to the transaction, nor any further request for information from MINMIDT, and whilst Tower believes that the conditions for the approval have been met, Tower is yet to receive a formal letter (a "decret") confirming MINMIDT's approval of the transaction.

While the Company waits for a formal decret, Beluga continues to work on its financing process, and the Company continues to work with the intended rig provider and service companies on the schedule and terms for the NJOM-3 well.

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Contacts

 
 Tower Resources plc             +44 20 7157 9625 
 
 Jeremy Asher 
  Chairman and CEO 
 
   Andrew Matharu 
   VP - Corporate Affairs 
 
 SP Angel Corporate Finance 
  LLP 
  Nominated Adviser and Joint 
  Broker 
  Stuart Gledhill                + 44 20 3470 
  Caroline Rowe                   0470 
 Novum Securities Limited 
  Joint Broker 
  Jon Belliss                    + 44 20 7399 
  Colin Rowbury                   9400 
 
 Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited 
  Joint Broker 
  Nick Lovering                  + 44 20 7886 
  Hugh Rich                       2500 
 

Notes:

Tower Resources Cameroon S.A, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tower Resources plc, holds a 100% interest in the shallow water Thali (formerly known as "Dissoni") Production Sharing Contract (PSC), in the Rio del Rey basin, offshore Cameroon. Tower was awarded the PSC on 15 September 2015 for an Initial Exploration Period of 3 years.

The Thali PSC covers an area of 119.2 km(2), with water depths ranging from 8 to 48 metres, and lies in the prolific Rio del Rey basin, in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. The Rio del Rey basin has, to date, produced over one billion barrels of oil and has estimated remaining reserves of 1.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent ("boe"), primarily within depths of less than 2,000 metres. The Rio del Rey is a sub-basin of the Niger Delta, an area in which over 34.5 billion barrels of oil has been discovered, with 2.5 billion boe attributed to the Cameroonian section.

An independent Reserve Report conducted by Oilfield International Limited (OIL) has highlighted the contingent and potential resources on the Thali licence and the associated Expected Monetary Value (EMV) as follows:

-- Gross mean contingent resources of 18 MMbbls of oil across the proven Njonji-1 and Njonji-2 fault blocks;

-- Gross mean prospective resources of 20 MMbbls of oil across the Njonji South and Njonji South-West fault blocks;

-- Gross mean prospective resources of 111 MMbbls of oil across four identified prospects located in the Dissoni South and Idenao areas in the northern part of the Thali licence;

-- Calculated EMV10s of US$118 million for the contingent resources, and US$82 million for the prospective resources, respectively.

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