Sundance Energy Australia Limited Announces Eagle Ford Transactions

DENVER, Dec. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX:SEA) (NASDAQ:SNDE) (“Sundance” or the “Company”), is a U.S. onshore oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Eagle Ford and Greater Anadarko Basin.

Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX:SEA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of additional working interests in 23 gross (1.5 net) producing wells and 1,449 gross (130 net) acres in McMullen County, Texas for $7.1 million.  As of the effective date of the transaction production from these wells, net to the acquired interests, was averaging approximately 300 boepd.  Sundance currently operates 12 of the acquired wells.

In a separate transaction, the Company divested an acreage block containing 3,336 gross (2,709 net) acres located in Atascosa County, Texas.  The Eagle Ford acreage was undeveloped and outside the Company’s core development project area.  Sundance received cash proceeds of $7.1 million for the acreage.

These transactions were closed on 21 and 22 December 2016, respectively.

About Sundance Energy Australia Limited
Sundance Energy Australia Limited (“Sundance” or the “Company”) is an Australian-based, independent energy exploration company, with a wholly owned US subsidiary, Sundance Energy Inc., located in Denver, Colorado, USA.

The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of large, repeatable oil and natural gas resource plays in North America. Current activities are focused in the Eagle Ford and Greater Anadarko Basins.  A comprehensive overview of the Company can be found on Sundance’s website at www.sundanceenergy.net.

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For more information, please contact:

United States
Eric McCrady, Managing Director 
Tel: (303) 543-5703

Jon Kruljac, VP Investor Relations & Capital Markets
Tel: (303) 520-7479

Australia
Mike Hannell, Chairman
Tel: 61 8 8363 0388