Sterling Energy plc, the AIM listed oil and gas exploration company, has announced that the Government of the Republic of Somaliland has granted a further 2 year extension to the current period of the Odewayne Production Sharing Agreement.

The expiry dates of the relevant exploration periods under the PSA shall now be:

  •  Third Period: 2 November 2018.
  •  Fourth Period (optional): 2 May 2020.
  •  Fifth Period (optional): 2 May 2021.
  •  Sixth Period (optional): 2 May 2022.

The minimum work obligations for the exploration periods remain unchanged: (i) the acquisition of 500 km of 2D seismic during the Third Period; and (ii) the acquisition of 1000 km of 2D seismic and one exploration well during the Fourth Period.

Sterling holds a 40% interest in the PSA and will be carried by Genel (50% interest and Operator) for the costs of all exploration activities during the Third and Fourth Periods of the PSA.

Eskil Jersing, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer said:

“We would like to thank the Government of the Republic of Somaliland and Genel for agreeing to the further 2-year extension. We look forward to the commencement of the seismic campaign.”


David BizleyAdapted from a press release by David Bizley


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