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Sterling Energy PLC - Odewayne, Republic of Somaliland

RNS Number : 3914G
Sterling Energy PLC
05 August 2016


05 August 2016


Odewayne, Republic of Somaliland


Sterling Energy plc (the "Company"), the AIM listed oil and gas exploration company (AIM: SEY), is pleased to announce 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 ("PSA").


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; and

·     Sixth Period (optional): 2 May 2022.


The minimum work obligations for the exploration periods remain unchanged: (i) the acquisition of 500km of 2D seismic during the Third Period; and (ii) the acquisition of 1,000km 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."


Further Information


This announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.


Further information can be found on the Company's website at www.sterlingenergyplc.com 


Sterling Energy plc


Tel: +44 20 7405 4133

Eskil Jersing (CEO)

Nick Clayton (Chairman)


Peel Hunt LLP

Tel: +44 20 7418 8900


Richard Crichton

Ross Allister



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