Oilex Ltd (ASX:AIM:OEX) High Court of Gujarat Appearance – Trading Halt


Oilex Ltd (the Company or Oilex) advises it is scheduled to appear in the High Court of Gujarat (Court), India today, with regard to the ex-parte interim stay order obtained by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), as announced by the Company on 13 August 2018.

On 30 July 2018 Oilex announced that it had formally requested the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India, to transfer GSPC’s participating interest in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract to the Company (Cambay PSC). The request was made strictly in accordance with the Joint Operating Agreement and follows GSPC’s failure to remedy an Event of Default Notice (EoD Notice) within the required 60-day period. The EoD Notice was a result of GSPC’s ongoing failure to pay its participating interest share of Cambay PSC expenses.

As announced on 13 August 2018, GSPC subsequently served an Order from the High Court of Gujarat directing the Company not to take any coercive steps against GSPC until 4 September 2018. As disclosed in the announcement of 13 August 2018, the GSPC Order was awarded on an interim basis to delay the Company transferring GSPC’s participating interest in the Cambay PSC to the Company.

The Company will issue an announcement upon receipt of further information from the Court.



Temporary Suspension of Trading on AIM & ASX


Further to the announcement made earlier today in relation to Oilex Ltd (Oilex or the Company) appearing in the High Court of Gujarat, India (Court), as the proceedings in the Court are public, the Company has requested and been granted the temporary suspension of trading of Oilex’s shares on AIM, pending an announcement to provide an update on the proceedings.


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