Seplat PetDevCom Plc - Crude Purchase Agreement
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ("Seplat" or "the Company")
Crude Purchase Agreement
The CPA is for the supply of between 2,000 and 4,000 bopd from existing working-interest production from the Ohaji South Field within OML53, for Waltersmith's new 5,000 bopd modular refinery at Ibigwe Field, in Imo State.
Previously, Seplat's share of Ohaji South crude was primarily evacuated to the export Terminal via a third-party Crude Handling Agreement with Waltersmith. This new agreement benefits Seplat by selling its crude oil directly to Waltersmith for refining, thereby eliminating crude losses and downtime experienced along the evacuation and export route. The transaction would also boost the capacity of Waltersmith in providing its products particularly to the immediate region of our operations thereby supporting Seplat's commitment to national energy security.
Seplat maintains its guidance of 48,000 - 52,000 boepd for the 2020 financial year.
"We are delighted to sign this Crude Purchase Agreement with Waltersmith as it ensures that Nigerian crude will be refined locally by a Nigerian refiner. The agreement will eliminate losses we previously experienced on the export pipeline, meaning more revenue will be booked by Seplat for the same amount of oil produced from the field. Waltersmith's refinery will also benefit the Nigerian economy by creating local jobs to refine our oil."
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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc +234 1 277 0400
Emeka Onwuka, Chief Financial Officer
Carl Franklin, Head of Investor Relations
Ayeesha Aliyu, Investor Relations
Chioma Nwachuku, General Manager, External Affairs & Communications
Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell +44 (0) 203 727 1000
Notes to editors
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is Nigeria's leading indigenous energy company. It is listed on the Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE: SEPLAT) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: SEPL).
Seplat is pursuing a Nigeria-focused growth strategy and is well positioned to participate in future asset divestments by international oil companies, farm-in opportunities, and future licensing rounds. The Company is a leading supplier of gas to the domestic power generation market. For further information please refer to the Company website, http://seplatpetroleum.com/
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