Standard Exploration Licence 1/11
Barryroe, North Celtic Sea Basin
Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc (AIM: LOGP), the North Celtic Sea focused, oil and gas company, notes the announcement today by Providence Resources P.l.c. regarding Barryroe, which reads as follows:
Update on Barryroe Farm-Out Transaction
Dublin and London – July 15, 2019 – Providence Resources P.l.c. (PVR LN, PRP ID), the Irish based Energy Company (“Providence” or the “Company”), today provides a commercial and operational update in relation to Standard Exploration Licence (“SEL”) 1/11 which contains the Barryroe oil accumulation (the “Barryroe Project”). SEL 1/11 is operated by EXOLA DAC (“EXOLA” or the “Operator”, 40%), a wholly-owned Providence subsidiary, on behalf of its partners, APEC Energy Enterprises Limited (“APEC”) and Lansdowne Celtic Sea Limited (“Lansdowne”, 10%). The area lies in c. 100 metre water depth in the North Celtic Sea Basin and is located c. 50 km off the south coast of Ireland.
On June 5, 2019, the Company announced that it had agreed certain amendments to the Farm-Out Agreement (the “Updated FOA”) for the Barryroe Project with APEC Energy Enterprises Limited (“APEC”) and, together with EXOLA and Lansdowne, the “Barryroe Partners”, including a revised backstop date with APEC for receipt of the US$ 9 million loan advance to June 14, 2019, which was subsequently extended to July 5, 2019. On July 8, 2019, the Company advised that it agreed an extension to July 10th and subsequently to July 12, 2019.
Update and Extension of Backstop Date
The Company can confirm that it has received a letter from the legal representatives of APEC’s funder advising that on July 9, 2019, the funder arranged for the remittance of US$ 10 million from HSBC to Providence’s account. The legal representatives further advise that the remittance is expected to be completed shortly pending compliance checks by the bank. Accordingly, to facilitate this, the Barryroe Partners have agreed to a backstop extension of on or before July 19, 2019.
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