Addax Petroleum Achieves Record Performance in 2008

Addax Petroleum has announced its results for the year ended December 31, 2008. The financial results are prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP and the reporting currency is US dollars.

Highlights

  • 41% increase in Funds Flow From Operations to US $1,850 million.
  • 63% increase in Net Income to US $784 million.
  • 8% increase in Production to 136.5 Mbbl/d.
  • 20% increase in Proved plus Probable Reserves to 536.7 MMbbl.

Addax Petroleum's President and Chief Executive Officer, Jean Claude Gandur, said, "I take great pleasure to report that Addax Petroleum's 2008 performance has resulted in another year of record operational performance, robust reserves growth and a significant increase in our prospective oil resources. Despite a challenging environment in the fourth quarter of 2008, Addax Petroleum achieved record production of 142.5 Mbbl/d in the quarter and ended the year with a significant discovery at the Njaba prospect. We advanced our early entrant position in the rapidly developing Kurdistan Region of Iraq through the completion of a 30 Mbbl/d facility which is expected to translate into first commercial oil production later this year. In recognition of the current challenging environment, we have undertaken an aggressive cost control program and are prudently managing our business to protect our balance sheet and maintain ongoing liquidity. Addax Petroleum has operated successfully in previous low oil price environments similar to the one we are currently experiencing today and is positioning itself to do so again. I would like to thank our employees, management, board of directors, business partners and shareholders for their support and contribution to Addax Petroleum's outstanding performance in 2008."
 

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