Panoro Energy has announced the completion of the acquisition of an additional 10% working interest in Dussafu Marin permit, offshore Gabon, by its subsidiary Pan-Petroleum Gabon B.V. from a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc. Following the completion, Panoro-Gabon holds a 17.4997% non-operated working interest in Dussafu Marin permit.
“We are extremely pleased to have completed the acquisition of an additional 10% working interest in the Dussafu Marin permit, offshore Gabon. This increased participation is consistent with Panoro’s strategy to expand in Gabon, where we see significant opportunities to achieve our ambitious in-country growth objectives. We look forward to continue to work with our partners BWE, GOC, and the Republic of Gabon,” John Hamilton CEO of Panoro said.
The completion consideration for this transaction is USD 39 million following customary adjustments. In addition, completion of this acquisition satisfies the condition, under the sale and purchase agreement relating to the acquisition of Tullow Equatorial Guinea Limited (now named Panoro Equatorial Guinea Limited) in March 2021, for the payment by Panoro of USD 5 million of Deferred Consideration. The payments have been funded by a drawdown of USD 35 million under the USD 90 million debt facility, arranged by Trafigura and with the Mauritius Commercial Bank as mandated lead arranger and facility agent, and the balance from equity funds.
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