Company update (COR-6 licence)
Published: Thursday 23 June 2016
Article Category: Announcement
Company update: COR-6 licence
Further to our announcement on 26 May 2016, a conciliation meeting was yesterday held with the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (“ANH”) to consider the extrajudicial conciliation petition filed by the company in respect of the COR-6 situation.
The company is pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with the ANH, subject to Attorney General confirmation and court approval, to transfer the COR-6 exploration commitments of USD 22 million to the Altair and LLA-47 licences also held by the company.
The commitments include:
1) High density geochemical sampling of 30,000 surface points to be completed by March 2017 with 10,000 samples (80 km²) to be taken on Altair and 20,000 samples (447 km²) on LLA-47.
2) Drilling of 1 stratigraphic well on the Altair licence to be completed by April 2018.
3) Drilling of 2 exploratory wells on the Altair licence to be completed by April 2018.
The company is required to initially increase the guarantees on the Altair and LLA-47 licences by USD 1,5 million and USD 1,4 million respectively consistent with these additional commitments.
We are very pleased that a solution acceptable to both parties has been reached.
Interoil Exploration and Production ASA is a Norwegian based exploration and production company – listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange – with focus on Latin-America. The Company is the operator of several production and exploration assets in Colombia. Interoil currently employs approximately 71 people and is headquartered in Oslo.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.