Thursday, December 29, 2011

Exploration company acquires interest in BVI corporation

BVI-registered company Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd. entered into an agreement with Azimuth Ltd., an exploration and production company incorporated in Bermuda and jointly owned by Seacrest Capital Ltd. and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA. By terms of the agreement, Azimuth has subscribed for C$3 million of BVI company's private placement announced in December 2011.

Pursuant to this agreement, Azimuth will acquire 20% working interest in each of Eco Atlantic's offshore Namibia licenses, in return for funding 40% of the cost of 3D seismic surveys. The assignment of a 20% working interest in the Licenses to Azimuth is subject to a number of conditions, including the approval of Namibia's Ministry of Mines and Energy and the completion of a definitive farm-in agreement.

Currently, Eco Atlantic holds a 90% working interest in the Namibian Licenses, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Eco Oil and Gas Namibia (PTY) Ltd. and NAMCOR, the Namibian national oil and gas company, is the holder of 10% working interest. As a result of this transaction, Eco Namibia will have 70% interest, Azimuth will own 20% interest. Eco Atlantic, through the project management group of Kinley Exploration and Azimuth, will be responsible for designing, sourcing and operating all aspects of the 3D seismic program.