Park Place Energy Update on the Zagros Basin Licenses, Operations and Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Place Energy Inc. (OTCQB:PKPL) (“Park Place”) update on the Zagros Basin Licenses, Operations and the financial results for the quarter ended June, 2017.

Park Place through the acquisition of the Tiway companies has 42,833 hectares (105,797 acres) of contiguous exploration blocks (Derecik Exploration Licences) covering the northern extension of the prolific Iraq/Kurdistan Zagros Basin, but are located within Turkey where the fiscal terms consist of a 12.5% royalty on gross production. The reservoirs and source rocks within the Derecik Licences are analogous to the Kurdistan’s Shaikan Oil Field (639 MM bbls of 2P oil) which is 90 kms southwest of the Derecik Licences. Surface mapping and seismic surveys conducted by Tiway have identified 7 prospective anticlinal trends with 2 of those prospects illustrating 4-way closure and are drill ready. Oil seeps occur on the Derecik Licences and display similar chemistry to the nearby Kurdistan oil fields with some of the oil seeps being up structure from a Derecik License drill ready prospect. The Derecik 2 drill ready prospects have potential stack prospective reservoirs and an in house Monte Carlo evaluation gives a P50 of 312 MM bbls oil, unrisked.

Park Place is evaluating plans to bring a rig to the offshore Turkey SASB Gas Field Akcakoca Platform to tap into some of the discovered undeveloped gas pools. In house estimates give 49 Bcf of gas (Gross) with an F&D of $0.49/Mcf for the first phase of the program. Currently Park Place’s net production from SASB is 110 boe per day and a successful first phase program could potentially add about another 900 boe per day net to Park Place. Additional development and exploration phases could potentially add another gross 60 to 80 Bcf of gas. Park Place owns 36.75% of SASB.

The Turkey oil producing asset Cendere Oil Field nets Park Place about 125 bopd. The Cendere Oil Field is a long term low decline oil reserve which to date has only recovered 38.4 % of the 51.3 MM bbls OOIP. Ultimate recoverable reserves are expect to be 54% with the current vertical wells and horizontal well technology is being evaluated to potentially recover an addition 10 to 15% of the OOIP. The horizontal wells will also have higher production rates compared to vertical wells.

Park Place’s 100% working interest Bulgarian Vranino Coal Bed Methane Property has had the documents filed with the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water to ascertain the needs of conducting an Ecological Evaluation of the overall work program. The Vranino Block may contain up to 1 Tcf of gas, unrisked.

The Company reported revenues from oil and gas production for the six months ending June 30, 2017 of $ 1,672,639 compared to Nil revenue for the same period during 2016. The Company’s revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2017 was $1,046,423. The Company reported a net loss of $1,431,458 for the six months ending June 30, 2017 and a net loss of $ 850,104 for the quarter then ended.

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