Hurricane Energy welcomes Beverley Smith to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Godalming –  Hurricane Energy plc (LON: HUR), the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, today announced the appointment of Ms Beverley Smith to its board as a non-executive director effective immediately.

“I’m delighted to welcome Beverley to Hurricane Energy. Beverley’s distinguished career in oil and gas exploration and development brings highly relevant technical, strategic and management experience which will significantly enhance the capabilities of the board. These skills will be invaluable as Hurricane progresses its Rona Ridge assets towards full field development,” said Steven McTiernan, Board Chairman.

Following Ms Smith’s appointment, half of the board of directors are independent non-executive directors, in compliance with the Financial Reporting Council’s UK Corporate Governance Code 2018.

About Beverley Smith

Ms Smith is a chartered geologist and an accomplished business leader with 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. During a successful international career with BG Group, she delivered a portfolio of strategic, commercial, project and people leadership achievements, most recently as Vice President Exploration & Growth for Europe. Ms Smith has a proven track record of strengthening risk management capabilities, delivering improved safety frameworks and ensuring accountability and transparency through the implementation of robust processes and controls. Her work in the voluntary sector includes involvement with the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, where she will be President of the 2020 Executive Council, and as a Trustee for the Etches Collection at the Kimmeridge Trust.

About Hurricane

Hurricane was established to discover, appraise and develop hydrocarbon resources associated with naturally fractured basement reservoirs. The Company’s acreage is concentrated on the Rona Ridge, in the West of Shetland region of the UK Continental Shelf.

The Lancaster field (100%) is the UK’s first producing basement field. Hurricane is pursuing a phased development of Lancaster, starting with an Early Production System consisting of two wells tied-back to the Aoka Mizu FPSO. Hydrocarbons were introduced to the FPSO system on 11 May 2019 and the first oil milestone was achieved on 4 June 2019.

In September 2018, Spirit Energy farmed-in to 50% of the Lincoln and Warwick assets, committing to a phased work programme targeting sanction of an initial stage of full-field development.

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