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Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc
("Lansdowne" or the "Company")
Standard Exploration Licence 1/11
Barryroe, North Celtic Sea Basin
11 July 2019
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 11, 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 had received a remittance notification dated July 5, 2019 from APEC's funder for the transfer of US$ 10 million in favour of Providence's bank account in Dublin with a payment date of July 9, 2019. Of this amount, US$ 9 million was to cover EXOLA front-end and pre-drill costs with US$ 1 million to cover APEC costs. Therefore, a backstop extension to July 10, 2019 was agreed with APEC to allow for the receipt of funds.
Non-Receipt of Funds and Extension of Backstop Date
As of the close of business yesterday, no funds had been received in the Company's account and the Company has not received any additional paperwork from the APEC funder nor its corresponding bank as to verify the actual transfer of funds. The Barryroe Partners are seeking immediate clarification from APEC's funders and its banks on the precise status of the transfer. Accordingly, to facilitate this, the Barryroe Partners have agreed to extend the backstop date to close of business on Friday, July 12, 2019. Should EXOLA and Lansdowne either not receive the required funds or adequate evidence that the transfer will be processed as a matter of urgency, the Board do not envisage giving any further extensions to the backstop date.
Further announcements will be issued when and as appropriate.
Forward Looking Statements
This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results. No representation is made that any of those statements or forecasts will come to pass or that any forecast results will be achieved. You are cautioned not to place any reliance on such statements or forecasts. Those forward-looking and other statements speak only as at the date of this announcement. Providence Resources P.l.c undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
For further information please contact:
Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc
+353 1 963 1760
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP
+44 (0) 20 3470 0470
Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker
Brandon Hill Capital
+44 (0) 20 3463 5061
Notes to editors:
Lansdowne Oil & Gas (LOGP.LN) is a North Celtic Sea focused, oil and gas exploration and appraisal company quoted on the AIM market and head quartered in Dublin.
Providence Resources is an Irish based Oil & Gas Exploration Company with a portfolio of appraisal and exploration assets located offshore Ireland. Providence's shares are quoted on the AIM in London and the Euronext Growth Market in Dublin. Further information on Providence can be found on www.providenceresources.com
APEC Energy Enterprise Ltd. was established in 2014 as a Hong Kong registered company with headquarters in Beijing. In addition to its original focus on offshore oil & gas services, APEC provides upstream energy acquisition advice and management services in partnership with Chinese Oil Companies, offshore and onshore service providers, and SOE investment groups. www.apecenergy.com.
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