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11/01-2019 15:07:50: (FAPE01) Results of the Brasse Appraisal side-track

11 January 2019

Faroe Petroleum plc

("Faroe", "Faroe Petroleum", the "Company")

Results of the Brasse Appraisal side-track



Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on
exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the
UK, announces the final results of the Brasse appraisal sidetrack 31/7-3 A in
the northern North Sea (Faroe 50% working interest and operator).

The Brasse appraisal well 31/7-3 A sidetrack, was planned as an appraisal of the
northern part of the Brasse field, commenced on the 17 December 2018 and drilled
to a total depth of 2254 metres below sea level. Wireline logging, pressure data
and fluid sampling confirms that the well has encountered 62 metres of gross
hydrocarbon-bearing Jurassic reservoir, and a c. 20 m deeper oil water contact
in the northern part of Brasse compared to the central and southern parts.

Based on the extensive data collected from the four previous wellbores and the
excellent quality sands encountered in the Brasse East exploration well 31/7-3
S, immediately to the east of Brasse and the northern appraisal side-track, the
uncertainty range for the total gross volumes of recoverable hydrocarbons in the
Brasse field will be revised. The sidetrack well encountered a lower than
expected net to gross ratio and a significantly deeper oil water contact. These
new data points will now be incorporated in the Brasse geological models and an
updated reserves range will be reported in due course.

Drilling operations are being undertaken using the semi-submersible Transocean
Arctic rig and the well will now be plugged and abandoned as planned.

The co-venturer in the Brasse PL 740/PL 740 B/PL 740C licences is Vår Energi AS
(50%).

For further information please contact:

Faroe Petroleum plcGraham Stewart, CEO           Tel: +44 (0) 1224 650 920
Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited Callum Stewart /  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600
Nicholas Rhodes / Ashton Clanfield
BMO Capital Markets Tom Rider / Jeremy Low /     Tel: +44 (0) 207 236 1010
Tom Hughes
FTI Consulting Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell /     Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1000
Toby Chidavaenzi

Andrew Roberts, Group Exploration Manager of Faroe Petroleum and a Geophysicist
(BSc. Joint Honours in Physics and Chemistry from Manchester University), who
has been involved in the energy industry for more than 30 years, has read and
approved the exploration and appraisal disclosure in this regulatory
announcement.

The information contained within this announcement is considered to be inside
information prior to its release, as defined in Article 7 of the Market Abuse
Regulation No. 596/2014, and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's
obligations under Article 17 of those Regulations.

In accordance with Rule 26 of the Takeover Code, a copy of this announcement
will be available, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident
in Restricted Jurisdictions, on Faroe' website at https://www.fp.fo/ by no later
than 12 noon on the Business Day following the date of this announcement. For
the avoidance of doubt, the content of the website is not incorporated into and
does not form part of this announcement.

Notes to Editors

The Company has, through successive licence applications and acquisitions, built
a substantial and diversified portfolio of exploration, appraisal, development
and production assets in Norway, the UK and Ireland.  Faroe has extensive
experience working closely with major and independent oil companies and is an
experienced operator of both exploration and production licences.

The Company's substantial licence portfolio provides a diverse spread of risk
and reward.  Faroe has an active E&A drilling programme and has interests in a
portfolio of producing oil and gas fields in Norway and the UK, including
interests in the Brage, Ringhorne East, Ula, Tambar and Trym fields in Norway
and the Blane oil field in the UK. In 2016 the Company completed the acquisition
of a package of Norwegian producing assets from DONG Energy including interests
in the Ula, Tambar, Oselvar and Trym fields and in December 2018 announced a
transaction with Equinor to swap the Company's interests in Njord, Hyme and
Bauge for interests in four producing fields, Alve, Marulk, Ringhorne East and
Vilje .

In November 2013 and March 2014 Faroe announced the Snilehorn (Bauge) and Pil
(Fenja) discoveries in the Norwegian Sea in close proximity to the Njord and
Hyme fields. In July 2016, the Company announced the Brasse discovery, close to
the Brage field, and the Njord North Flank (Bauge) discovery, close to the Njord
field, both in Norway.  In February 2018, the Company announced the sale of part
of its interest in the Fenja field and in April 2018 announced the significant
Iris and Hades discoveries.

Norway operates a tax efficient system, which incentivises exploration, through
reimbursement of 78% of costs in the subsequent year. Faroe has built an
extensive portfolio of high potential exploration licences in Norway, which,
together with its established UK North Sea positions provides the majority of
prospects targeted by the Company's sustainable exploration drilling programme.
Faroe has had significant success in exploration on the Norwegian continental
shelf, and the great majority of the Company's 2P reserves have been generated
directly from Faroe's exploration success.

Faroe Petroleum is quoted on the AIM Market of London Stock Exchange. The
Company is funded from cash reserves and cash flow, with a net cash position of
£83 million (unaudited) at 30 June 2018, up from £75 million at 31 December 2017
and in addition has access to a $350 million reserve base lending facility. The
Company has also raised a $100 million senior unsecured bond which is listed on
the Oslo Børs. Faroe has a highly experienced technical team who are leaders in
the areas of seismic and geological interpretation, reservoir engineering and
field development, focused on creating exceptional value for its shareholders.

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