Melbourne, Feb 27, 2009 (ABN Newswire) - AUDIO: Marion Energy Limited (ASX:MAE)(PINK:MAEJF) provides the opportunity to listen to an audio broadcast with Jeff Clarke, MD in a presentation titled "MAE - Progress Rpts - Reserves, Sale of Coy process, Production - Mr Jeff Clarke, Managing Director, CEO".
On February 16, 2009 the Company advised the ASX that it had mandated Goldman Sachs & Co to commence a process that may possibly result in a sale of the Company and/or its assets. Since the Announcement the Company has already received inquiries of a preliminary nature from a number of industry parties. Once the updated Reserve Report (refer above) is available, Goldman Sachs will commence the formal process relating to this matter.
The December 2008 Quarterly Report for the Company contained a very comprehensive report on field operations that had been undertaken during the previous twelve to eighteen months. Despite the major challenges faced due to size and complexity of operations, in the December 2008 Quarter the Company reached a point where it was confidently able to state that its wells collectively had reached a level of operations at which they were capable of producing 5 million cubic feet of gas per day, that it would in the near term be able to sustain this level and increase it and that it remained confident of ultimately reaching its targets for production.
Since the last production announcement, the operating environment has remained challenging due to the impact of severe weather and necessary resultant infrastructure upgrades. This has resulted in significant downtime and which in turn significantly curtailed production during the period. All of the Clear Creek wells are currently being brought back onto normal production operations successfully with more sustained run time also now being achieved. Further updates will be provided as milestones are achieved and material information becomes available.
North American Contact Mr Jeff Clarke Managing Director & CEO Ph: +1-214-244-7690 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Contact Mr Peter Collery Executive Director and Company Secretary Ph: +61-3-8862-6466 Email: email@example.com