The agreement will be signed shortly following an equity private placement exercise by Panoro. The agreed purchase price is US$65 million, subject to closing adjustments. The effective date of the transaction is January 1, 2018. Average production of the divested assets in 2017 was around 2000 boe/d, net to OMV.
The remaining stakes in the concessions and in TPS continue to be held by the Tunisian National Oil Company (ETAP).
“The divestment represents a further step in optimizing OMV’s Upstream portfolio”, said Johann Pleininger, OMV Board Member Upstream and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.
OMV continues to be committed to Tunisia and the ongoing development of its hydrocarbon resources in south Tunisia, in particular the development of the Nawara Concession, involving gas field infrastructure and a pipeline from a central processing plant in the Concession to Gabes (approx. 300 km to the north).
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