Premier provides a trading and operations update ahead of its 2013 Preliminary Results which will be announced on Thursday 27 February 2014. A Capital Markets Day will also be held for investors and analysts on 6 February 2014.
Simon Lockett, Chief Executive, commented:"2013 was a challenging year for Premier and the wider industry as a whole. It is however pleasing that production reached record levels towards the end of the year, that four new projects will achieve first oil and gas in 2014 and that our mid- to longer-term projects, including Bream, Catcher and Sea Lion, have taken significant steps forward. We are also pleased our exploration record improved in 2013 as we refocus on selective new basins with material upside."