HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
AziPac Limited ("AziPac"), the Seacrest Group backed E&P company focussed on the maritime basins offshore Asia Pacific and the Bay of Bengal, is pleased to announce that it has taken a 40% participating interest in the Bone PSC offshore Indonesia.
Under the terms of the agreement, AziPac, through its wholly owned subsidiary Azimuth Indonesia Limited, will acquire a 40% participating interest in the Bone PSC.
Upon completion of the farm-out, the participating interests in the PSC will be as follows:
Bone PSC Mitra Energy (Indonesia Bone) Ltd 60% Azimuth Indonesia Limited 40%
This farm-out remains subject to the approval of the Government of Indonesia.
The Bone PSC is situated in Bone Bay, offshore South Sulawesi, and lies in water depths extending from the coast to over 2,000m. The block covers an area of 7,516 km², which is equivalent to approximately 327 Gulf of Mexico blocks or 31 UK Central North Sea blocks.
David Sturt, Director of AziPac, commented:
"We are very pleased to have joined Mitra in this exciting block. The Bone PSC area benefits both from a very prospective petroleum system, as well as an ideal geographical position within the regional markets. We look forward to progressing the exploration and development of this high potential asset."
Notes to Editors:
Seacrest Capital Group is a leading energy investor specialising in offshore exploration, leveraging its proprietary assets and relationships to build a diversified, global portfolio of regionally focussed oil and gas exploration companies. Since 2011, Seacrest Capital Group has invested in a number of successful start-ups in the United Kingdom and Norwegian North Sea, West Africa, Ireland and South East Asia. As a result of Seacrest's support, AziPac is in a strong position to take advantage of and build on further opportunities as they arise in the offshore Asia Pacific and Bay of Bengal regions.
SOURCE AziPac Ltd.