Magellan Announces Implementation of ATM Facility and Shelf Registration

DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/24/14 -- Magellan Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: MPET) ("Magellan" or the "Company") today announced the implementation of an "at-the-market" ("ATM") facility under which the Company can raise up to $10 million through the issuance of new shares into the market. 

The ATM facility is registered under the Company's "shelf" registration (the "Shelf") on Form S-3, which was filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission on November 17, 2014, and which went effective on December 3, 2014. The Shelf registers the issuance of up to $100 million in equity securities of the Company and is effective through December 2017.

The Company may use the ATM facility, and the Shelf, on an as-needed basis for general corporate purposes, which may include the payment of dividends on its Series A Preferred Stock or the funding of the development of the Company's CO2-enhanced oil recovery ("CO2-EOR") business at Poplar or in Utah. The Company has no immediate plans to issue shares pursuant to the ATM facility or the Shelf, which are intended to provide financial flexibility going forward. As of the date hereof, no securities have been issued under either the Shelf or the ATM facility.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The ATM offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the related prospectus.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is the sales agent for the ATM offering. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 110 East 59th Street, New York, New York 10022, telephone: 212-829-7122.

Statements in this press release, including forecasts or projections that are not historical in nature, are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "anticipate", "assume", "believe", "budget", "estimate", "evaluate", "expect", "forecast", "intend", "should", "initial", "plan", "project", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements about the Company may relate to its businesses and prospects, planned capital projects and expenditures, increases or decreases in oil and gas production and reserves, estimates regarding recoverable resource potential, revenues, expenses and operating cash flows, progress in developing the Company's projects, future values of those projects and other matters that involve a number of uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among these risks and uncertainties are the following: possible adverse changes to the CO2-EOR industry, possible geologic or other obstacles to the further development of the Company's Poplar project and other exploration and development efforts, including uncertainties about the technical and economic viability of CO2-EOR techniques; possible geologic or other obstacles to obtaining the anticipated production from the Company's projects and the timing of development milestones and other matters discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking information provided in this release should be considered with these factors in mind. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by securities law.

Magellan Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the development of CO2-EOR projects in the Rocky Mountain region. Historically active internationally, Magellan also owns significant exploration acreage in the Weald Basin, onshore UK, and an exploration block, NT/P82, in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Northern Territory, Australia, which the Company currently plans to farmout. Our strategy is to enhance shareholder value by maximizing the value of our CO2-EOR business and our international projects. We are committed to efficiently investing financial, technical and management capital in our projects in order to achieve the greatest risk-adjusted value and returns for our shareholders. Magellan routinely posts important information about the Company on its website at

For further information, please contact:
Matthew Ciardiello
Vice President - CFO, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary

Source: Magellan Petroleum Corporation