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01/28/2014 | 09:02am CET

28 January 2014

The Manager

Company Announcements

Australian Securities Exchange Limited

Level 6, 20 Bridge Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Via E‐lodgement Guatemala Update

Range Resources Limited ("Range" or "the Company") would like to draw attention to the announcement released today by Citation Resources Limited (ASX: CTR) with respect to the Company's interest in Guatemala with the following highlights:

Atzam #5 oil well was spudded on 15 January and is drilling on schedule, currently at 431 ft

Initial drilling program progressing as planned through shallow, hard limestone section

Drilling schedule is approximately 40 days on a trouble free basis, to a planned TD of 4,100 ft

Primary reservoir targets are the C17, C18 and C19 carbonates‐ expected to be drilled through from circa 2,700 ft

Atzam #5 well targeting the same carbonate reservoir targets as the Atzam #4 production well

‐ 2.3m barrels of 2P reserves excluding the Atzam #4 primary C18 and C19 carbonate sections

Atzam #4 production continues at ~150 bopd from C17 carbonate section ‐ following increased choke (16/64ths) production rate and well head pressure constant after 2 weeks, no water production

Significant exploration potential on Atzam Oil Field ‐ unexplored salt dome and anticline

structures to be evaluated and tested through 2014

Range has a direct and indirect 32% interest in the Guatemalan Project.

Further details are contained in the Citation Resources announcement, which can be accessed at: http://www.citation.net.au/media/articles/ASX‐Announcements/20140128‐Atzam‐5‐‐‐Drilling‐Ahead‐ On‐Schedule‐‐269/ctr‐14‐Atzam‐5‐Drilling‐Ahead‐On‐Schedule.pdf

Yours faithfully

Peter Landau Executive Director

Australia Ground Floor, 1 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005, Australia t: +61 8 9488 5220, f: +61 8 9324 2400 e: admin@rangeresources.com.au

London Suite 1A, Prince's House, 38 Jermyn Street, London SW1 6DN t: +44 (0)207 025 7040, f: +44 207 287 8028 w: www.rangeresources.com.au


Range Resources Limited

Peter Landau

T: +61 (8) 9488 5220

E: plandau@rangeresources.com.au

PPR (Australia)

David Tasker

T: +61 (8) 9388 0944

E: david.tasker@ppr.com.au

GMP Securities Europe LLP (Joint Broker)

Richard Greenfield / Rob Collins / Alexandra Carse

T: +44 (0) 207 647 2800

RFC Ambrian Limited (Nominated Advisor)

Stuart Laing

T: +61 (8) 9480 2500

Fox‐Davies Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Daniel Fox‐Davies

T: +44 (0) 203 463 5000

Old Park Lane Capital (Joint Broker)

Michael Parnes

T: +44 (0) 207 493 8188

Buchanan (Financial PR - UK)

Tim Thompson / Ben Romney / Helen Chan / Tom Hufton

T: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

E: rangeresources@buchanan.uk.com

Dahlman Rose & Company (Principal American Liaison)

OTCQX International Market (U.S.) Christopher Weekes / Stephen Nash T: +1 (212)‐372‐5766

Range Background

Range Resources Limited is a dual listed (ASX:RRS; AIM:RRL) oil & gas exploration company with oil & gas interests in Trinidad; Puntland, Somalia; the Republic of Georgia; Guatemala; Texas, USA, and Colombia.

• In Trinidad Range holds a 100% interest in holding companies with three onshore production licenses and fully operational drilling subsidiary. Independently assessed Proved (P1) reserves in place of 17.5 MMBO with 25.2 MMBO of proved, probable and possible (3P) reserves and an additional 81 MMBO of unrisked prospective resources. Range also has a farm in with Niko Resources giving it exposure to circa 280,000 acres of prospective onshore and offshore acreage.

• In the Republic of Georgia, Range holds a 45% farm‐in interest in onshore blocks VIa and VIb, covering approx. 7,000sq.km. The Company is focussing on a revised development strategy that will focus on low‐cost, shallow appraisal drilling of the contingent resources around the Tkibuli‐Shaori ("Tkibuli") coal deposit, which straddles the central sections of the Company's two blocks, along with attracting potential farm‐in partners across the license areas given the recent review performed across the licenses.

• In Puntland, Range holds a 20% working interest in two licenses encompassing the highly prospective Dharoor and Nugaal valleys. The operator and 60% interest holder, Horn Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:HRN) has completed two exploration wells and will continue with a further seismic and well program over the next 12‐18 months.

• Range is earning a 65% (option to move to 75%) interest in highly prospective licences in the Putumayo Basin in Southern Colombia. The Company will undertake a 3D seismic programme as part of its exploration commitments on the Company's Colombian interests. Farm‐in interest from a number of parties has been received and preparations for the seismic programme will be initiated subject to further financing becoming available.

• Range has taken a strategic stake (19.9%) in Citation Resources Limited (ASX: CTR) which holds a

60% interest in Latin American Resources (LAR). LAR holds an 80‐100% interest in two oil and gas development and exploration blocks in Guatemala with Canadian NI 51‐101 certified proved plus probable (2P) reserves of 2.3 MMBBL (100% basis). Range also holds a 20% interest in LAR.

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Table of Reserves and Resources

Detailed below are the estimated reserves for the Range project portfolio.

Gross Oil Reserves Range's Net Attributable

Project 1P 2P 3P Interest 1P 2P 3P Operator

Oil & NGL - mmbbls


17.5 20.2 25.2


17.5 20.2 25.2



0.4 2.3 ‐


0.13 0.74 ‐

Latin American Resources

Total Oil & Liquids

17.9 22.5 25.2

17.6 20.9 25.2

Gas Reserves ‐ Bcf

Georgia - CBM

‐ ‐ 508


‐ ‐ 229

Strait Oil & Gas

Total Gas Reserves

‐ ‐ 508

‐ ‐ 203

* The reserves estimate for the Guatemalan Blocks in which LAR (and CTR) have an interest in is as reported by CTR.

Detailed below are the estimated resources and oil‐in‐place delineated across Range's portfolio of project interests.

Gross Oil Resources Range's Net Attributable

Project Low Best/ High Interest Low Best/ High Operator

Mean Mean

Contingent Oil Resources - mmbbls


‐ 20.1 ‐


‐ 6.4 ‐

Latin American


Total Contingent Resources

‐ 20.1 ‐

‐ 6.4 ‐

Prospective Oil Resources - mmbbls

Trinidad (BM & MD)

8.1 40.5 81.0


8.1 40.5 81.0


Trinidad - Niko JV onshore

20.3 101.5 203.0


8.1 40.6 81.2


Trinidad - Niko JV offshore

6.6 33.0 66.0


2.1 10.7 21.5


Total Prospective Resources

35.0 175.0 350.0

18.3 91.8 183.7

Undiscovered Oil‐In‐Place - mmbbls


‐ 16,000 ‐


‐ 3,200 ‐

Horn Petroleum


‐ 403 ‐


‐ 181 ‐

Strait Oil & Gas


‐ 7.8 ‐


‐ 5.1 ‐ 5.8 ‐

Petro Caribbean

Undiscovered Gas‐In‐Place - Tcf

Georgia - Conventional

‐ 18.44 ‐


‐ 8.30 ‐

Strait Oil & Gas

Georgia - CBM

‐ 3.16 ‐


‐ 1.42 ‐

Strait Oil & Gas

*Range's interest in the Niko JV resources is subject to completing its earn‐in obligations. All of the technical information, including information in relation to reserves and resources that is contained in this document has been reviewed
internally by the Company's technical advisor, Mr Mark Patterson. Mr Patterson is a petroleum geologist and geophysicist who is a suitably
qualified person with over 30 years' experience in assessing hydrocarbon reserves and has reviewed the release and consents to the inclusion of
the technical information.
The reserves estimates for the 3 Trinidad blocks have been formulated by Forrest A. Garb & Associates, Inc. (FGA). FGA is an international petroleum engineering and geologic consulting firm staffed by experienced engineers and geologists. Collectively FGA staff has more than a century of world‐wide experience. FGA have consented in writing to the reference to them in this announcement and to the estimates of oil and natural gas liquids provided. The definitions for oil and gas reserves are in accordance with SEC Regulation S‐X an in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Petroleum Engineers ("SPE"). The SPE Reserve definitions can be found on the SPE website at spe.org.
In granting its consent to the public disclosure of this press release with respect to the Company's Trinidad operations, Petrotrin makes no representation or warranty as to the adequacy or accuracy of its contents and disclaims any liability that may arise because of reliance on it.
The TSX certified 51‐101 certified reserves with respect to the Guatemalan project are as reported by ASX listed Company Citation Resources
The prospective resource estimates for the two Dharoor Valley prospects are internal estimates reported by Africa Oil Corp, the operator of the joint venture, which are based on volumetric and related assessments by Gaffney, Cline & Associates.

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The technical information included in this Announcement with respect to Georgia was prepared by Dr. M. Arif Yukler, COO of SOG Georgia. Dr
Yukler is a geologist who is a suitably qualified person with more than 38 years of experience in the international oil & gas industry, and in
assessing hydrocarbon reserves. Dr Yukler has advised companies and government entities of all size from small caps to super‐majors, as well as
state regulatory authorities on the management of resources and exploration areas. Dr. Yukler has reviewed the release and consents to the
inclusion of the technical information with respect to Georgia.
Reserve information on the Putumayo 1 Well published by Ecopetrol 1987.

SPE Definitions for Proved, Probable, Possible Reserves and Prospective Resources Proved Reserves are those quantities of petroleum, which by analysis of geoscience and engineering data, can be estimated with reasonable certainty to be commercially recoverable, from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under defined economic conditions, operating methods, and government regulations. Probable Reserves are those additional Reserves which analysis of geoscience and engineering data indicate are less likely to be recovered than

Proved Reserves but more certain to be recovered than Possible Reserves.

Possible Reserves are those additional reserves which analysis of geoscience and engineering data indicate are less likely to be recoverable than

Probable Reserves.

1P refers to Proved Reserves, 2P refers to Proved plus Probable Reserves and 3P refers to Proved plus Probable plus Possible Reserves. Prospective Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of future development projects. Prospective Resources have both an associated chance of discovery and a chance of development. Prospective Resources are further subdivided in accordance with the level of certainty associated with recoverable estimates assuming their discovery and development and may be sub‐classified based on project maturity. Contingent Resources are those quantities of hydrocarbons which are estimated, on a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations, but which are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable. Undiscovered Oil‐In‐Place is that quantity of oil which is estimated, on a given date, to be contained in accumulations yet to be discovered. The estimated potentially recoverable portion of such accumulations is classified as Prospective Resources, as defined above.

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