RNS Number : 0226C
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
16 January 2018
 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                             

 

16 January 2018

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP" or "the Company")

 

Shaikan Crude Oil Sales Agreement Signed

 

Gulf Keystone is pleased to announce that a crude oil sales agreement has been signed between Gulf Keystone Petroleum International Ltd ("GKPI"), on behalf of the Shaikan contractors, and the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG"). Under the agreement, the KRG will purchase Shaikan crude oil at the monthly average Dated Brent oil price minus a total of c.$22 per barrel for quality discount, as well as domestic and international transportation costs. This discount is based on the same variables contained within other oil sales agreements in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

 

The majority of the Shaikan crude oil is currently being transported by truck from the Shaikan field to Fishkhabour, where it has been injected into the export pipeline to Turkey gradually since 15 November 2017, while the remainder is sold domestically.

 

The agreement is effective from 1 October 2017 until 31 December 2018.  GKPI will now invoice the KRG for oil sales for the months from October 2017 onwards on the basis of the realised netback price and net entitlement volumes in accordance with the Shaikan Production Sharing Contract, as amended by the 1st PSC Amendment in 2010 ("Shaikan PSC"). The Company continues its discussions with the KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources ("MNR") on the terms of a potential 2nd PSC Amendment.  The Company will inform the market of any material developments in this regard.

 

 

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

 

Enquiries:

 

Gulf Keystone Petroleum:

+44 (0) 20 7514 1400

Jón Ferrier, CEO


Sami Zouari, CFO




Celicourt Communications:

+44 (0) 20 7520 9266

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea


 

 

or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com 

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

·      Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the operator of the Shaikan field with current production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil per day

 

·      Further information on Gulf Keystone is available on its website www.gulfkeystone.com

 

 

Disclaimer

 

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the oil & gas exploration and production business.  These statements are made by the Company and its Directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement but such statements should be treated with caution due to inherent risks and uncertainties, including both economic and business factors and/or factors beyond the Company's control or within the Company's control where, for example, the Company decides on a change of plan or strategy.  This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategies and the potential for those strategies to succeed.  This announcement should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.

 


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