3Legs Resources Update

02 October 2012
3Legs Resources Update

3Legs Resources plc corporate update

3Legs Resources plc (the "Company" and, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), an independent oil and gas group focusing on the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas, announces the following corporate and operational update.

Baltic Basin concessions

As anticipated, ConocoPhillips did not give notice to exercise its option to take a 70% interest in the Group's three eastern Baltic Basin concessions in northern Poland, prior to the expiry of the option on 30 September 2012.

As explained in the Group's interim results released on 27 September 2012, in high-grading its acreage the Group has identified the extensive areas within its Baltic Basin concessions which it considers to be most prospective for further exploration, by reason of the thickness of the target formations and reservoir rock properties. These areas are situated on its western concessions, over which ConocoPhillips had already exercised its option, becoming operator on 14 September 2012. The Group considers that its drilling and seismic operations to date have increased the probability of success in this most prospective acreage, as compared to assessments made at the time of its initial public offering in June 2011.

The Group will be considering its options carefully before engaging in any operations on its eastern concessions.

Operations on its western Baltic Basin concessions are proceeding as previously announced. Testing equipment has been mobilised to the Lebien location, where further testing is due to commence imminently on the Lebien LE-2H horizontal well. Rig mobilization for the Strzeszewo LE-1H vertical well is continuing and the well is expected to spud within the next week.

Peter Clutterbuck, Chief Executive of 3Legs Resources, said:

"ConocoPhillips' decision not to exercise its option on our three eastern Baltic Basin concessions is consistent with our own strategy of high-grading our acreage and focusing our activity on those areas which we believe offer most potential. We are firmly focused on prioritising and further de-risking the considerable areas that offer the most prospectivity in our Baltic Basin acreage, which are situated on our western concessions."