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Thursday 13 January, 2022

Zenith Energy Ltd

Extension of Option Agreement for OML 141 RSC

RNS Number : 2930Y
Zenith Energy Ltd
13 January 2022
 

January 13, 2022                

ZENITH ENERGY LTD.

("Zenith" or the "Company")

Extension of Option Agreement for OML 141 RSC in Nigeria

 

Zenith Energy Ltd. ("Zenith" or the "Company") (LSEZEN; OSE: ZENA),   the listed international energy production and development company, is pleased to announce that it has agreed an extension (the "Extension") to the Option Agreement (the "Option") with  Noble Hill-Network Limited ("NHNL"), announced on November 29, 2021, for the purchase of a 42% (forty-two percent) interest in the share capital of NHNL.

 

NHNL is a private Nigerian oil and gas company   and the registered sole, 100% holder of a Risk Service Contract ("RSC") for the development of the North-West Corner of OML 141 in Nigeria, defined as the Risk Service Contract Area ("RSCA"). The RSCA covers 105 square kilometres of the Coastal Swamp Region of the Niger Delta and contains the potentially highly productive Barracuda and Elepa South oilfields, with an estimated 232.7 million barrels of discovered oil (Degeconek 2019 CPR), as well as one prospective field with substantial gas and condensate prospective reserves.

 

The Company has been informed by NHNL that it has recently been served with a vexatious injunction from a third-party in respect of an alleged claim to holding a majority interest in NHNL. Zenith has been advised that the claims underlying the injunction are unsubstantiated, thereby having no impact on the legal standing of the Option, and that NHNL anticipates that the injunction will be dismissed by the Nigerian courts in due course. 

 

Following the Extension, the Option will now expire on March 1, 2022.

 

Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer of Zenith, commented:

 

"We are pleased to have agreed an extension in respect of the Option Agreement with NHNL for what represents a very attractive opportunity to benefit from the significant production potential of the Barracuda and Elepa South oilfields in Nigeria.

 

The Company shall continue to perform its due diligence exercise to fully evaluate the comprehensive legal, technical, and commercial elements of the potential transaction.

 

I look forward to updating our shareholders on our progress in due course."

 

 

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"). Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

   

 

Further Information: 

Zenith Energy Ltd 

Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +1 (587) 315 9031


E:  [email protected]

Allenby Capital Limited - Financial Adviser & Broker 

Nick Harriss

Nick Athanas

Tel: + 44 (0) 203 328 5656

Celicourt Communications (Financial PR) 

Mark Antelme 

Jimmy Lea

Tel: +44 (0) 208 434 2643

E:  [email protected]

 

 

Notes to Editors    

Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ZEN) and the Euronext Growth Market of the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE:ZENA).

Zenith's development strategy is to identify and rapidly complete value-accretive hydrocarbon production opportunities in the oil & gas sector, specifically in Africa.

 

 

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