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Far East Energy Corporation                                        Corporate Presentation                                 ...
Cautionary Statements •      Statements contained in this presentation that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, belief...
Far East Energy Profile •        Coalbed methane development company operating under three production sharing contracts   ...
Investment Highlights                                                     (Trades on OTC:BB as FEEC)      •      Beneficia...
Far East Energy’s                           Production Sharing Contract Areas                                             ...
Why Coalbed Methane in China?                 Why China?                                            Why Coalbed Methane?  ...
China’s Current Energy Targets          • China aims for 2.5x increase in CBM            production in next 5 years       ...
A Chinese Coalbed Methane Breakthrough                                          To Supply Growing Demand•      Far East En...
Resource Comparison                           Preliminary technical data suggests that the                      Company’s ...
Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI)                            Reports on OGIP for Shouyang PSC*                 ...
Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI)                       Contingent Resource Report* for Shouyang PSC           ...
Shouyang US SEC Reserves – RISC                                      As of December 31, 2011                              ...
First Pipeline Sales Agreement                              for Foreign CBM Operator in China     20 year gas sales contra...
Extension Agreement for                      Shouyang Block CBM PSC Signed     • Agreement signed November 15, 2011, by FE...
Gas Gathering System                                                   Compressor StationsCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy...
A                         D                                                                         B                     ...
Operations Update                                                               • 16 new wells completed in July-August 20...
Shouyang Block                                                                                   Appraisal Wells  Approxim...
Shouyang Results of                                                                 Appraisal Wells         Approximately ...
Shouyang Block Permeability*                                                                          Permeability        ...
Projected Drilling                                              Program at Shouyang                                       ...
Bank Financing of 2012                           Shouyang Development Costs        Gross Loan Amount:                     ...
Key Validation Points •       China’s economy robust; energy demand enormous; gas consumption expected to rise •       Far...
APPENDIXCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved.              24
Third Party Review                            Shouyang Block #15 Coal Seam  Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI) 2...
Financial Highlights                                                                      As of December 31, 2011         ...
Vision and Commitment    Our vision is zero harm to          people and the   environment while creating    value for our ...
FEEC Management and                                        Operations Team                                                ...
FEEC Board of Directors                                                                            Donald A. Juckett      ...
Production Sharing Contract Briefs       Shanxi Province Shouyang PSC(a)                                                  ...
Shanxi Province                       Gas Pipeline Network                                                 1       Shouyan...
Acreage Comparison                                         San Juan Basin (Fruitland Coal)                                ...
Acreage Comparison                                                             Black Warrior Basin                        ...
Far East Energy Corporation                                                                     Website                   ...
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Far East Energy 2012 Corporate Presentation

  1. 1. Far East Energy Corporation Corporate Presentation March 29, 2012 2012-4Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Cautionary Statements • Statements contained in this presentation that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the preliminary nature of well data, including permeability and gas content. There can be no assurance as to the volume of gas that is ultimately produced or sold from our wells; the fracture stimulation program may not be successful in increasing gas volumes; due to limitations under Chinese law, we may have only limited rights to enforce the gas sales agreement between Shanxi Province Guoxin Energy Development Group Limited and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, Ltd., to which we are an express beneficiary; additional wells may not be drilled, or if drilled may not be timely; additional pipelines and gathering systems needed to transport our gas may not be constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ from those anticipated; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or we may not be able to enforce our rights under definitive agreements with pipelines; conflicts with coal mining operations or coordination of our exploration and production activities with mining activities could adversely impact or add significant costs to our operations; the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) may not approve the extension of our production sharing contracts (“PSCs”) on a timely basis or at all, or, if so, on commercially advantageous terms; the MOC’s failure to approve the extension of the Shouyang PSC by March 1, 2012 could limit the Company’s ability to borrow additional amounts under the credit facility; the MOC’s failure to approve the extension of the Shouyang PSC by May 30, 2012 could result in the early termination of the credit facility and require immediate repayment of all outstanding amounts thereunder; the Company’s inability to comply with certain quarterly financial covenants, satisfy certain continuing representations, or remedy a material adverse effect to the business of the Company or to certain other conditions could result in early termination of the credit facility and require immediate repayment of all outstanding amounts thereunder; the total amounts we may borrow from Standard Chartered Bank may be different than anticipated; the MOC may require certain changes to the terms and conditions of our PSCs in conjunction with their approval of any extension of our PSCs, including a reduction in acreage; our lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration, development and production of coalbed methane; proved reserves may not be reported in a timely manner or at all and, if reported, may be smaller than anticipated; our inability to extract or sell all or a substantial portion of our estimated Contingent Resources; we may not satisfy requirements for listing our securities on a securities exchange; expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets affecting fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks; drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements contained in this presentation speak only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update any of these statements. • Definition of Technical Terms: Certain technical terms used in this presentation associated with descriptions of the potential for oil and gas properties are not consistent with the definition of “Proved Reserves” in the SEC rules and thus the SEC guidelines prohibit us from including such terms in filings with the SEC. Such terms used herein are defined as follows: – Original Gas-in-Place: This term refers to discovered and undiscovered Gas-In-Place, which is the quantity of hydrocarbons which is estimated, on a given date, to be contained in known accumulations, plus those quantities already produced therefrom, plus those estimated quantities in accumulations yet to be discovered. – Recoverable CBM Resources: Recoverable CBM resources refer to a calculation based on geologic and/or engineering data similar to that used in estimates of proved reserves; but technical, contractual, economic, or regulatory uncertainties preclude such resources from being classified as proved reserves. Recoverable CBM resources may also be estimated assuming future economic conditions different from those prevailing at the time of the estimate. – Contingent Resources: Those quantities of CBM estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations by application of development projects, but which are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies. – Estimated Ultimate Recovery: The sum of resources remaining as of a given date and the cumulative production as of that date. • Note to Investors: • This presentation contains information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore. U.S. investors are cautioned that petroleum/mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not necessarily indicative of such deposits on our properties. This presentation also includes various estimates and comparisons contained in studies and reports. Actual results are likely to vary from the results in the studies and reports. • Additional Information Regarding Estimates of Reserves: • NPV10 and the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows do not purport to be, nor should they be interpreted to present, the fair value of the coalbed methane reserves of the Shouyang project. An estimate of fair value would take into account, among other things, the recovery of reserves not presently classified as proved, the value of unproved properties, and consideration of expected future economic and operating conditions. • Estimated future production of Proved Reserves and estimated future production and development costs of Proved Reserves are based on current costs and economic conditions. Future income tax expenses are computed using the appropriate year-end statutory tax rates applied to the future pre-tax net cash flows from proved coalbed methane reserves, less the tax basis of Far East Energy. All wellhead prices are held flat over the forecast period for all reserve categories. The estimated future net cash flows are then discounted at a rate of 10%. • NPV10 for Proved Reserves may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by the SEC and is derived from the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows for proved reserves, which is the most directly comparable US GAAP financial measure. NPV10 is computed on the same basis as the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows for proved reserves but without deducting future income taxes. As of December 31, 2011, our discounted future income taxes were $2.8 million and our standardized measure of after-tax discounted future net cash flows for Proved Reserves was $62.6 million. We believe NPV10 is a useful measure for investors for evaluating the relative monetary significance of our coalbed methane properties. We further believe investors may utilize our NPV10 as a basis for comparison of the relative size and value of our Proved Reserves to other companies because many factors that are unique to each individual company impact the amount of future income taxes to be paid. Our management uses this measure when assessing the potential return on investment related to our coalbed methane properties and acquisitions. However NPV10 is not a substitute for the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows. Our Pre-Tax PV10 and the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows do not purport to present the fair value of our proved coalbed methane gas reserves. • NPV10 for Probable and Possible Reserve amounts above represent the present value of estimated future revenues to be generated from the production of Probable or Possible Reserves, calculated net of estimated lease operating expenses, production taxes and future development costs, using costs as of the date of estimation without future escalation and using 12-month average prices, without giving effect to non-property related expenses such as general and administrative expenses, debt service and depreciation, depletion and amortization, or future income taxes and discounted using an annual discount rate of 10%. With respect to NMPV10 amounts for Probable or Possible Reserves, there do not exist any directly comparable US GAAP measures, and such amounts do not purport to present the fair value of our Probable and Possible Reserves. • It is not intended that NPV10 or the FASB’s standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows for Proved Reserves represent the fair market value of Far East Energy’s Proved, Probable or Possible Reserves. Far East Energy cautions that the disclosures contained in this presentation related to the value of Far East Energy’s coalbed methane reserves are based on estimates of Proved, Probable or Possible reserve quantities and future production schedules which are inherently imprecise and subject to revision, and the 10% discount rate is arbitrary. In addition, costs and prices as of the measurement date are used in the determinations, and no value may be assigned to Probable or Possible Reserves. Estimates of economically recoverable coalbed methane reserves and of future net revenues are based upon a number of variable factors and assumptions, all of which are to some degree subjective and may vary considerably from actual results. Therefore, actual production, revenues, development and operating expenditures may not occur as estimated. The reserve data are estimates only, are subject to many uncertainties and are based on data gained from production histories and on assumptions as to geologic formations and other matters. Actual quantities of coalbed methane may differ materially from the amounts estimated.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Far East Energy Profile • Coalbed methane development company operating under three production sharing contracts (PSCs) in Shanxi and Yunnan Provinces (see SEC filings for current status) – Total 1.1 million acres (~4450 km2)(d) – Estimated 21.3-29.2 Tcf (603-827 Bcm) of gross original gas-in-place (OGIP)(b) – Shouyang coals exhibit both high permeability and high gas content, properties that are consistent with the most commercially successful CBM basins worldwide • Exceptional infrastructure and market access – 20 year gas pipeline sales agreement in place in Shouyang – Approximately $6.45 to $7.34/Mcf(c) wellhead price • Strong management and board – Solid experience in CBM and with Chinese energy industry and policy makers • Funding in place – Bank note payable issued in November 2011 securing the funding needs for current drilling program without issuance of equity a. 1.1 million gross acres includes acres subject to the Qinnan PSC. Note that the exploration period of the Qinnan PSC has not been extended and remains subject to approval by Chinese authorities, we can not be optimistic at this time. The Qinnan PSC covers approximately 528,620 gross acres (2,139 km 2). b. OGIP estimates (P10 -P90) for Qinnan from ConocoPhillips; for Yunnan from Yunnan Provincial Coal Geological Bureau; for Shouyang from July 2011 report by Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI), and does not take into account recently relinquished acreage. c. Inclusive of current and announced estimated government subsidies, and subject to annual review and exchange rate fluctuations. d. Estimates based on recent extensions and modification agreements for Shouyang and Yunnan PSC. The extensions of the Shouyang and Yunnan PSCs have been executed and are pending Chinese government approval from MofCom.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Investment Highlights (Trades on OTC:BB as FEEC) • Beneficiary of CHINA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH/robust energy demand – Gas demand far exceeds supply with demand expected to triple over next 10 years. PRC focusing on CBM as desirable alternative to LNG imports • Far East Energy’s blocks have enormous gas-in-place, and discovery of HIGH PERMEABILITY in Shouyang makes acreage unique in China and potentially world class – Netherland Sewell and ARI have verified high gas content/high permeability and project high production rates – Shouyang Block could support 4,000 to 5,000 vertical wells on 80-acre spacing • SALES AGREEMENT WITH PIPELINE PROVIDES CAPACITY to move large volumes which is ESSENTIAL FOR LARGE-SCALE DEVELOPMENT. Believed to be first of its kind for foreign operators. At $6.45 to $7.34/Mcf and assuming ARI projected production levels, economics are compelling • Second competing pipeline to Shouyang is now completed, creating likely competition and potentially adding up to 50 MMcf/d of off-take capacity (Total possible off-take of 90 MMcf/d from both pipelines) • Critical desorption pressure (CDP) reached in portions of the Shouyang 1-H pilot area. At stage where high permeability reservoirs often begin to exhibit significant production increases • Multi-year drilling program planning– ramping up to an annual pace of 200 wells per year and up to 500 wells per year in outer yearsCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Far East Energy’s Production Sharing Contract Areas Estimates are based on recent extension and modification agreement which has been executed and is now pending Chinese government approval. Shouyang contract area 1656.3 km2 (409,282 ac) Yunnan contract area 483 km2 (119,338 ac) Estimates are based on recent extension and modification agreement which has been executed and is now pending Chinese government approval. Qinnan contract area 2317.4 km² (572,642 ac) Note that the exploration period of the Qinnan PSC has not been extended and remains subject to approval by Chinese authorities. If the Qinnan PSC is not extended, Far East Energy will hold rights to approximately 528,620 gross acres (2,139 km2).Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. Why Coalbed Methane in China? Why China? Why Coalbed Methane? Enormous energy demand/enormous environmental problems CBM addresses both concerns DEMAND: SUPPLY: World’s largest China has the largest CBM resources consumer of energy in the world (1305 Tcf gas-in-place) DIRTY ENERGY: CLEAN CBM: 73% of energy supply from coal CBM (gas) burns substantially cleaner than coal ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS: China targets 27X increase in gas 20 out of 30 of the world’s most polluted cities in the world; Number 1 in CO2 emissions consumption in energy mix CBM production eliminates mine venting and reduces Number 1 in methane emissions (21X heat trapping of CO2) emission of methane to atmosphere China coal has among the highest gas content in the world, but over 5,000 Degasification in advance of miners/year die in methane explosions mining coal saves livesCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. Slide Sources: Business Week, EIA, World Bank, EPA, China Daily, Trading Markets 6
  7. 7. China’s Current Energy Targets • China aims for 2.5x increase in CBM production in next 5 years • China also wants to triple the use of gas by 2020 • Chinese government officials have stated an intent to double the subsidy for CBM production to 0.4 RMB/m3 which would move the price paid for Far East Energy gas from U.S. $6.45 per Mcf to $7.34 per Mcf, a significant premium over the Henry Hub U.S. gas price of $2.98 per Mcf as of December 30, 2011Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. A Chinese Coalbed Methane Breakthrough To Supply Growing Demand• Far East Energy’s discovery is a breakthrough for China’s CBM industry – Shouyang’s primary coal seams exhibit both high permeability (80 to 120 millidarcies) China and high gas content – Coal seams with similar properties in San Juan and Black Warrior basins initiated dramatic CBM production growth in U.S. – Established operators in China are accelerating major development plans• Coalbed methane may hold some of the greatest potential for increasing Chinese domestic gas supplies – Demand fundamentals drove flurry of acquisitions of Australian CBM in 2008 Australia – Domestic sources obviously desirable, fueling interests by majors in China CBMCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. Resource Comparison Preliminary technical data suggests that the Company’s North Shouyang acreage compares very well to premier U.S. CBM plays Note: Actual results are likely to vary from the following preliminary estimates, which are based on various assumptions Black N. Shouyang San Juan Warrior Acreage Coal Gas Content (Scf/ton)(b) 400-500 350-500 400-600(a) Coal Thickness: Typical net coal (feet)(b) 40 5 10-15 (12 m) (1.5 m) (3-4.5 m) Pressure (psi)(b) 1500 400 400 (10.3 MPa) (2.8 MPa) (2.8 MPa) Permeability (mD)(b) 25 75 100(d) Recovery Factor(c) 80% 65% 50-70% Notes: a. Based on recent gas content test results from several pilot development test wells. b. Source: Data on U.S. Basins from John P. Seidle, Sproule Associates, Inc., Coalbed Methane. of North America. c. Source: Gas Research Institute and March 2008 ARI report. d. Permeability in Shouyang Pilot area ranges from 80-120 mD, according to the ARI Report of March 21, 2008.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) Reports on OGIP for Shouyang PSC* Gross OGIP (Tcf / Bcm) As of June 30, 2011 Low Estimate Best Estimate High Estimate Coal Seam Tcf Bcm Tcf Bcm Tcf Bcm No. 3 0.900 25.47 1.487 42.08 2.100 59.43 No. 9 0.860 24.34 1.047 29.63 1.216 34.41 No. 15 4.964 140.48 6.056 171.38 7.053 199.60 Total 6.724 190.29 8.590 243.10 10.369 293.44 *The NSAI report s on OGIP estimates, which contains further information and qualifications, can be found on Far East Energy’s website at: www.fareastenergy.com. Note that some numbers may not total exactly, due to rounding. Estimates are based on original acreage held by the Shouyang PSC. The extension of the exploration period of the Shouyang PSC has been executed and is now pending Chinese government approval.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) Contingent Resource Report* for Shouyang PSC RESTATED BASED ON PSC MODIFICATION As of June 30, 2011 Shouyang Block Low Best High Net Contingent Resources, Bcf 100.4 Bcf 319.6 Bcf 461.8 Bcf (Bcm) (2.8 Bcm) (9.1 Bcm) (13.1 Bcm) Net Cash Flow (NPV10) $259,689,000 $1,057,426,000 $1,689,875,000 (Relinquished 16% of acreage in Shouyang for a 10% reduction in NPV10 of contingent resources) Contingent resources are those quantities of CBM estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations by application of development projects, but which are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies. * The contingent resources report is posted to the FEEC website, www.fareastenergy.com. The NPV10 amounts are shown before consideration of any income taxes.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. Shouyang US SEC Reserves – RISC As of December 31, 2011 Gross Net Future Net Revenue Category Reserves Reserves $million MMscf MMscf 10% Discount Proved Developed 14,160 13,505 34.5 Proved Undeveloped 45,469 41,094 30.9 Total Proved 59,629 54,599 65.4 Probable Developed 3,653 3,608 14.9 Probable Undeveloped 511,300 375,994 649.0 Total Probable 514,953 379,603 663.9 Possible Developed 8,845 8,783 29.0 Possible Undeveloped 156,420 105,654 349.9 Total Possible 165,265 114,436 378.9 Total Proved, Probable and Possible Reserves 739,847 548,638 1,108.2 Totals may differ due to rounding. Gas volumes are expressed in units of million standard cubic feet at reference conditions of 60 deg F and 14.696 psiaCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. First Pipeline Sales Agreement for Foreign CBM Operator in China 20 year gas sales contract with Shanxi • Flowing in newly constructed pipeline with 40 million cubic feet Provincial Guoxin Energy per day (40 MMcf/d) of capacity Development Group (SPG) Wellhead price of • Price includes enacted and announced government subsidies 1.45 to 1.65 RMB/m3, • Wellhead price approximately 2.5x that of U.S. Henry Hub gas(b) or approximately $6.45 to $7.34/Mcf(a) • Pipeline must “take” all gas produced up to 300,000 m3/d Favorable “take-or-pay” contract terms (10.6 MMcf/d), or pay for available volumes not taken Ability to renegotiate contract for • Setting stage for strong competitive bidding for selling gas into second pipeline built to the area volumes in excess of 10.6 MMcf/d Second pipeline built to • Presents possibility of even higher prices as two lines may Shouyang is complete compete for Far East Energy’s gas Notes: a. Inclusive of existing government subsidies (0.2 RMB/m 3 from central government plus 0.05 RMB/m 3 from Shanxi provincial government) plus estimated 0.2 RMB m 3 government subsidy (announced but not yet implemented), and subject to annual review and exchange rate fluctuations. b. Henry Hub average natural gas price of $2.98/Mcf at December 30, 2011 close.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. Extension Agreement for Shouyang Block CBM PSC Signed • Agreement signed November 15, 2011, by FEEB and CUCBM extending exploration period of Shouyang Block PSC (currently pending Ministry of Finance approval) • 84.5% of acreage retained (1656.3 km2 or approximately 409,281 acres) • Relinquished approximately 306.5 km2 (approximately 75,738 acres) • Portions of relinquished acreage are considered by management to be marginal or non-prospective • Approximately 100 km2 (24,710 acres) is currently pending reserves certification by Chinese authorities (includes 1H pilot area as well as several nearby PDT wells) – Pending Chinese reserves area constitutes basis of a potential Overall Development Plan (ODP) – Of this pending reserves area, FEEB is entitled to100% of reserves of approximately 65 km2 (16,062 acres) and includes all wells in the 1H pilot area – Of this pending reserves area, CUCBM is entitled to100% of reserves of approximately 35 km2 (8,649 acres)Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 14
  15. 15. Gas Gathering System Compressor StationsCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 15
  16. 16. A D B R CUCBM to drill well for FEEB to replace P8 C Shouyang PSC Exploration Agreement Acreage Diagram 84.5% of acreage retained A. Approximately 65 km 2 with FEEB entitled to100% of reserves B. 35 km2 with CUCBM entitled to100% of reserves C. 1656.3 km2 (includes area A) D. Of the 306.5 km2 relinquished, 104 km 2 was either a no coal or thin coal zoneCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 16
  17. 17. Operations Update • 16 new wells completed in July-August 2011 completion cycle Drilling and • 3 wells completed in November-December 2011 completion cycle; 7 deferred to March 2012 due to freezing conditions • De-watering continuing on 1H Pilot Area wells Completion • Currently drilling one well per month over the winter; continued focus on pattern drilling in 1H Pilot Area •Located in east central Shouyang Block •Thickness of #15 coal seam: 3.85m (12.63 ft) SY-P18 •Top of the #15 coal seam: 1070 m (3510 ft) •Current Production Rate: 40 Mcf/d (1132m3/d) •Has produced over 100 Mcf/d at 40 psi surface flowing pressure; 220 M fluid over #15 coal seam •Initial test results indicate gas content of 660 scf/ton •Demonstrates further permeability continuity across the Shouyang Block •Located in southeast Shouyang Block •Thickness of #15 coal seam: 6.4m (21 ft) •Approximate Vertical Depth:1372m (4501 ft) SYS-05 •Current Production Rate: 77 Mcf /d (2180m3/d) •Test results indicate gas content of 935 scf/ton •Saturation: 95%Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 17
  18. 18. Shouyang Block Appraisal Wells Approximately 18 km west of 50-70 mD 1H pilot area 140 mD 80-100 mD Prod Test 20-40 mD Prod Test Approximately Prod Test 12 km due east 180mD +200 mD of 1H pilot area 120 mD Prod Test 50 mD Prod Test CUCBM to drill well Approximately R for FEEB to replace P8. 22 km southeast 30 mD Location TBD. of 1H pilot area 50 mD Prod Test Prod Test 10-20 mD Prod Test 300 mD Approximately Prod Test 2H/2V 26 km southeast 60 mD of 1H pilot area Prod Test 20 mD 10 mD IFO Test Gas Content: 529 scf/ton Depth: 1070 m Gas Content: 660 scf/ton Located midway between northern and southern boundaries of block and is approximately 20km south of 1H pilot area 300+ mD Gas Content: 479 scf/ton SYS-05 Approximately 14 km south and 22 km east of SYS02 and 35 km south of 1H pilot area Depth 1372m Gas Content: 935 scf/ton Saturation: 95%Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 18
  19. 19. Shouyang Results of Appraisal Wells Approximately 18 km west of Approximately Approx. Depth: 662 m 1H pilot area 12 km due east of Perm: 200 mD 1H pilot area Prelim Gas Content: 520 scf/ton 1H Pilot Area Perm: 80-100 mD R CUCBM to drill well for FEEB to replace P8. Location TBD. Average Depth: approx. 600 mAverage Gas Content: 400-600 scf/ton SY-P12 Average Thickness: 3-4.5 m Approx. Depth: 970 m Perm: 10 mD SY-P17 Prelim Gas Content: 529 scf/ton Approx. Depth: 1196 m Gas Content: 583 scf/ton Approximately 26 km Approximately 22 km southeast SY-P20 southeast of 1H pilot area Approx. Depth: 1054m SYS-02 of 1H pilot area Gas Content: 561 scf/ton Approx. Depth: 1274m SY-P18: Promising Area Perm: 300+ mD Approx. Depth: 1070 m Gas Content: 479 scf/ton Prelim Gas Content: 660 scf/ton Average Thickness: 4m Reached Production Rate over 100 Mcfpd Located midway between northern and southern boundaries of block and is SYS-05 approximately 20km south of Approx. Depth:1372m Approximately 14 km 1H pilot area Gas Content: 935 scf/ton south and 22 km east of Saturation: 95% SYS02 and 35 km south of 1H pilot areaCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 19
  20. 20. Shouyang Block Permeability* Permeability Range Number of Wells Well Area (mD) In this Range 1H Pilot Area 80-100 1H Pilot Area Wells PDTW 200-300 3 PDTW 100-199 3 PDTW 50-99 4 PDTW 10-49 6 *Results of Pilot Development Test Wells (PDTW) to determine the extent of high permeability in Shouyang BlockCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 20
  21. 21. Projected Drilling Program at Shouyang Subject to approval by CUCBM Wells Drilled, Drilling and/or Completed 2010 (actual) 26 2011 (actual spud) 33 2012 (estimated 12 mos.) 200-250 2013 (estimated) 300-400 2014 (estimated) 500 • FEEC is currently considering various financial sources to secure project finance to fund costs not covered by gas sales. • The revenue from additional wells could provide substantial offset to well costs.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 21
  22. 22. Bank Financing of 2012 Shouyang Development Costs Gross Loan Amount: $25 Million Proceeds Net of Issuance Costs: $23.5 Million Tenor: 9 months with potential additional 3 month Interest Rate: LIBOR plus 9.5% Common Stock Dilution: NONE Amount Drawn at Closing: $17.87 Million Use of Proceeds: Operational costs related to first half of 2012 and finance and related expenses Bank: Standard Chartered PLC (Leading international bank, operated over 150 years and earned over 90% of income and profit from Asia, Africa and the Middle East)Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 22
  23. 23. Key Validation Points • China’s economy robust; energy demand enormous; gas consumption expected to rise • Far East Energy well-positioned to benefit from China’s demand for clean burning gas – In-Country (a competitive advantage over LNG), with enormous resource base of 1.1 million acres and 21.3-29.2 Tcf (603-827 Bcm) of estimated gas-in-place (see SEC filings for current status)* – Discovery of breakthrough area of high permeability, high gas content is unique in China with potential to generate optimal economics akin to world’s best CBM plays – Netherland Sewell, ARI verified high permeability, high gas content and projected very attractive economic rates of production • Excellent access to market through national trunk and provincial pipelines • 20 year gas sales contract already secured at $6.45 to $7.34/Mcf. Believed to be first foreign CBM operator to secure pipeline access essential for large-scale development • Netherland Sewell Contingent Resource Report of June 30, 2011, as restated for PSC extension, NPV10 “Best” case $1.1 billion , “High” case $1.7 billion and “Low” case $260 million • Initial independent reserves report by RISC (in accordance with SEC guidelines) showing NPV10 of $65.4 million-Proved, $663.9 million-Probable, and $378.9 million-Possible*Does not take into account acreage relinquished under modification agreement to PSCs pending MofCom approval.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 23
  24. 24. APPENDIXCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 24
  25. 25. Third Party Review Shouyang Block #15 Coal Seam Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI) 2008 Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) 2007 Initial permeability: Study stated Shouyang Block #15 coal 80 and 120 millidarcies (md) seam has high permeability, approximately 100 millidarcies (md) Gas content estimate: 500 scf/ton dry ash free Gas content measurements: 400-600 scf/ton Forecast peak daily production rate estimates •Vertical well 80 acre spacing: 300-500 Mcfpd (8496-14,160 m3pd) Higher gas rates of 1 to 2 MMcfpd •Horizontal well 400 acre spacing: 2.3-5 MMcfpd (65-142 Mcmpd) (28-57 Mcmpd) are possible in future horizontal wells Forecast gas recovery rate estimates (20 year, P50) Most likely and mean recovery estimate of • Vertical well 40-160 acre spacing: 0.5-1.2 Bcf/well 1.1 Bcf and 1.8 Bcf (14.2-34 MMcm/well) • Horizontal well 250 & 550 acre spacing: 3.4-5.3 Bcf/well (31.2 and 51 MMcm), respectively, per (96.3-150.1 MMcm/well) horizontal wellNote: Actual results are likely to vary from the foregoing preliminary estimates, which are based on various assumptions. The third party reports, which contain further information and qualifications,may be found on Far East Energy’s website (www.fareastenergy.com). ARI is a research and consulting firm that provides services related to coalbed methane, gas shale, tight sands, enhanced oilrecovery and carbon sequestration (www.adv-res.com). NSAI is an independent engineering firm that provides engineering studies of reservoirs for oil and gas companies worldwide(www.netherlandsewell.com).Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 25
  26. 26. Financial Highlights As of December 31, 2011 Outstanding Shares 342,209,884 Outstanding Warrants 21,994,982 Outstanding Options 10,823,833 Market Cap Daily Volume OTC.BB @ 12/31/2011 (3 month average @ 12/31/2011) FEEC $71.9 MM 1,366,579Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 26
  27. 27. Vision and Commitment Our vision is zero harm to people and the environment while creating value for our shareholders as well as for China Comply with International No lost-time accidents in laws and regulations 6+ years and no major concerning the environmental incidents environment, occupational safety and health in China Good corporate citizens of China, utilizing very high Employ numerous safety levels of Chinese content precautions in personnel, services, and equipmentCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 27
  28. 28. FEEC Management and Operations Team Michael R. McElwrath CEO, President and Director Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, Director National Institute Petroleum & Energy Research Robert “Bob” Hockert (30+ years) Dr. Zhendong “Alex” China Country Manager Yang CBM Drilling & Production Sr. Vice President - Geology Manager; District Manager for Pioneer in China Coalbed Halliburton – Russia Methane, Chief Geologist with (20+ years) Amoco, Arco, BP CBM projects (40+ years) Bruce N. Huff David J. Minor Chief Financial Officer Executive Director of Operations Former President, Director and Chief Financial Officer Former President and General of Harken Energy Manager of Walter Black (35+ years) Warrior Basin, LLC (30+ years) Rebecca B. “Beckie” Le President and CFO – FEEB Sr. VP Government Relations Amerada Hess, Price Waterhouse, Consolidated Edison (15+ years)Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 28
  29. 29. FEEC Board of Directors Donald A. Juckett Chairman, retired U.S. Department of Energy; Director, Office of Natural Gas; Director, DC Office of American Association of Petroleum Geologists; Established U.S.-China Oil & Gas Industry Forum William A. Anderson C. P. Chiang Former Founder, Director, President or CFO of publicly and Former China Country Manager of privately held banking, energy and technology companies Burlington Resources; 40 yrs with Exxon, British Gas, Tenneco, etc. Michael R. McElwrath John C. Mihm Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy; Retired Senior Vice President of ConocoPhillips Director National Institute China background dates to 1983 Petroleum & Energy Research (30+ years energy industry) Lucian L. Morrison Thomas E. Williams Founder and Director of numerous trust and investment companies; Retired President of Mauer Technology and VP, R&BD of Noble former Chairman and CEO of Wing Corp. Technology Services Division (exploration and production company) (both Noble Corporation subsidiaries)Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 29
  30. 30. Production Sharing Contract Briefs Shanxi Province Shouyang PSC(a) Yunnan Province PSC(a) • FEEC has 100% interest in H-1 proved • 60/40 split with CUCBM reserves area, including development costs and • FEEC pays 100% exploration costs/60% all production development costs • 70/30% split in other areas • CUCBM pays 40% development costs • CUCBM pays 30% development costs in areas outside H-1 • FEEC recovers all exploration costs out of production • FEEC recovers all exploration costs and CUCBM recovers all pre-contract costs • Parties recover development costs out of (US$2.8M) out of production, including H-1 production with 9% interest • ConocoPhillips 3.5% ORRI out of FEEC share • Parties pay up to 3% PRC royalty(b) • Parties recover development costs out of production with 9% interest • Parties pay up to 3% PRC royalty(b) Shanxi Province Qinnan PSC is similar to Shouyang before the most recent amendment, however force majeure relating to transfer from CUCBM to PetroChina is pending (a) The exploration period for the Yunnan PSC and Shouyang PSC expired on 6/30/2011, however an extension has been agreed for Shouyang and Yunnan and are awaiting final government approval. (b) PRC royalty is zero until 50 million cubic feet per day of gas production, and up to 3% after reaching 500 MMcf/d; however, FEEC understands that the royalty regime is changing to a tax regimeCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 30
  31. 31. Shanxi Province Gas Pipeline Network 1 Shouyang Block Pipeline Opportunities 2 Shouyang Block 1 20 year gas sales agreement signed with SPG (Pipeline arrived to Shouyang PSC in July 2010) 2 Shanxi International (second competing pipeline complete)Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 31
  32. 32. Acreage Comparison San Juan Basin (Fruitland Coal) Source: Map: Energy Information Administration (November, 2007); Shouyang Block Overlay: Jay Smith, Viking Engineering, L.C. This map is not an indication that the Shouyang Block will be as successful as the San Juan Basin.Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 32
  33. 33. Acreage Comparison Black Warrior Basin Shouyang Block Acreage Size Source: Map: Energy Information Administration (November, 2007); Shouyang Block Overlay: Jay Smith, Viking Engineering, L.C. This map is not an indication that the Shouyang Block will be as successful as the Black Warrior BasinCopyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 33
  34. 34. Far East Energy Corporation Website www.fareastenergy.com Investor Relations Contacts Michael R. McElwrath – CEO and President Bruce N. Huff – Chief Financial Officer Catherine Gay – Assistant to CEO investorrelations@fareastenergy.com 281.606.1600 Corporate Headquarters 363 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Suite 380 Houston, Texas 77060 Telephone: 832.598.0470Copyright © 2012 Far East Energy Corp., All rights reserved. 34

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