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Wednesday 24 November, 2021

United Oil & Gas PLC

Jamaica Licence Extension

RNS Number : 3449T
United Oil & Gas PLC
24 November 2021
 

United Oil & Gas PLC / Index: AIM / Epic: UOG / Sector: Oil & Gas

24 November 2021

United Oil and Gas Plc

("United" "the Group" or the "Company")

 

Jamaica Licence Extension

 

United Oil & Gas PLC (AIM: "UOG"), the growing oil and gas company with a portfolio of production, development, exploration and appraisal assets is pleased to announce that the request for a two-year extension for the Walton Morant Licence, Jamaica, has been granted by the Jamaican Cabinet.

 

Following completion of the approval process, the licence will run to 31 January 2024. An amendment to the Production Sharing Agreement ("PSA") will be submitted to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology ("MSET") for final signature in mid-December 2021.

 

There is strong evidence of a hydrocarbon system in Jamaica, including source, reservoir, and seal rocks. An independent evaluation by Gaffney Cline & Associates, as announced by the Company in December 2020, of 11 high graded leads and prospects indicated the potential for a combined estimated 2.4 billion barrels mean prospective resources. United started a formal farm-out process for the Walton Morant Licence earlier this year. The Company is seeking a strategic drilling partner(s) with a view to drilling the primary 3D seismic defined Colibri prospect, which is estimated to hold mean prospective resources of 406 million barrels.

 

United holds and operates a 100% equity interest in the Walton Morant Licence, Jamaica.  

 

Brian Larkin, Chief Executive Officer commented

" We are delighted to have received approval for the two-year licence extension in Jamaica. United has done extensive technical work on this asset, which has over 2.4 billion barrels of unrisked oil potential and the basin-opening Colibri prospect at a drill-ready stage.  The extension allows us to continue the farm-out campaign with confidence as we look for a strategic partner(s) to unlock the vast potential in this region. The support and encouragement of the Government of Jamaica has been excellent and reflects our strong relationship and the positive outlook for the industry in Jamaica. With the licence extension, the outlook for higher commodity prices, sentiment for exploration and anticipated recovery of the investment cycle we look forward to pursuing this significant opportunity in the region for the benefit of all stakeholders. "

 

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This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

Enquiries

 

United Oil & Gas Plc (Company)

 

Brian Larkin, CEO

[email protected]

Sharan Dhami, Head of IR & ESG

[email protected]

 

 

Beaumont Cornish Limited (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Roland Cornish and Felicity Geidt

 

 

 

Optiva Securities Limited (Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3137 1902

Christian Dennis

 

 

 

 

Murray (PR Advisor)

+353 (0) 87 6909735

Joe Heron

[email protected]

 

 

Camarco (Financial PR/IR)

+44 (0) 20 3757 4983

 

Billy Clegg  |  James Crothers  | Tessa Gough-Allen

[email protected]

 

Notes to Editors

United Oil & Gas is a high growth oil and gas company with a portfolio of low-risk, cash generative production, development, appraisal and exploration assets across Egypt, UK, Italy and a high impact exploration licence in Jamaica.

The business is led by an experienced management team with a strong track record of growing full cycle businesses, partnered with established industry players and is well positioned to deliver future growth through portfolio optimisation and targeted acquisitions.

United Oil & Gas is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. For further information on United Oil and Gas please visit  www.uogplc.com  

 

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