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13 August 2019
Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc
("Lansdowne" or the "Company")
Standard Exploration Licence 1/11
Barryroe, North Celtic Sea Basin
Update on Barryroe Farm-out Transaction
Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc (AIM: LOGP), the North Celtic Sea focused, oil and gas company, today provides a commercial update in relation to Standard Exploration Licence ("SEL") 1/11, which contains the Barryroe oil accumulation (the "Barryroe Project"). The Barryroe Project 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 APEC, EXOLA and Lansdowne (together, the "Barryroe Partners") had agreed certain amendments to the Farm-Out Agreement (the "Updated FOA") for the Barryroe Project , including a revised backstop date with APEC for receipt of the US$ 9 million loan advance to June 14, 2019, which was subsequently extended through various extensions to August 12, 2019.
Extension of Backstop Date
As at close of business on August 12, 2019, no funds had been received in EXOLA's account but EXOLA has received further assurances that the US$10 million loan advances due under the Updated FOA are in the process of being paid. Accordingly, the Barryroe Partners have agreed to a backstop extension of on or before August 19, 2019.
Update on Site Survey
On August 9, 2019, the Barryroe Partners confirmed that they have received permission from the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to undertake a seabed debris clearance, environmental baseline and habitat assessment site survey (the "site survey") over the area of the Barryroe field within SEL 1/11. The nominated vessel is currently finishing up current activities in the North Sea prior to the planned mobilization to Barryroe. Pursuant to the terms of the Updated Farm-out Agreement with APEC (as amended), and subject to the receipt of funding from APEC or alternative financing arrangements being put in place, the site survey is expected to commence later this month.
Further announcements will be issued when and as appropriate.
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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