Zephyr Energy plc (AIM: ZPHR), the Rocky Mountain oil and gas company focused on responsible resource development, is pleased to provide an update on its non-operated working interests in the Williston Basin, North Dakota, U.S., to announce the acquisition of two additional non-operated near-term production portfolios in the Williston Basin (the “new acquisitions”), and to announce a joint-venture (“JV”) with Purified Resource Partners LLC (“Purified”) related to ongoing non-operated business development efforts.

Colin Harrington, Chief Executive of Zephyr, said: “While the safe and successful completion of the State 16-2 LN-CC well on our Paradox project remains the Company’s top priority, I’m delighted to report continued progress and significant growth on the non-operated side of our business.

“As we outlined to Shareholders in January, Zephyr’s key goal for 2021 was to establish production and positive cash flow – either through our existing portfolio, via acquisition, or through a combination of both. We will end 2021 having significantly exceeded my expectations. We have now closed five separate acquisitions this year – and these deals created a balanced asset base of interests in 22 producing or near-term production wells, provided exposure to additional non-operated drilling expected in 2022, added significant new operated acreage in the Paradox Basin, and tie together nicely with the State 16-2LN-CC well which is lined up for near-term completion and production testing.

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