16 April 2019
Sound Energy plc
("Sound Energy" or the "Company")
Anoual: Schlumberger Conversion to Direct Licence Position
Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce that the process to convert Schlumberger's existing 27.5% interest in the Anoual permits to a direct 27.5% licence position has completed following receipt of the relevant Moroccan Ministerial approvals.
The Company's unchanged interest in the Anoual permits consists of an operated 47.5% participating interest, with the remaining interests in the Anoual permits held by Schlumberger (27.5%) and Morocco's L'Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (25%).
This most recent conversion concludes the process of converting Schlumberger's previously synthetic interests across the Company's Eastern Moroccan exploration portfolio to direct licence positions. Schlumberger now has a direct 27.5% licence interest in the Greater Tendrara Petroleum agreement, as previously confirmed, and the Anoual permits.
The process to convert Schlumberger's 27.5% existing interest in the Tendrara production concession, which contains the TE-5 Horst discovery, is ongoing. Further announcements will be made, as appropriate, in due course.
For further information please contact:
Vigo Communications - PR Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7390 0230
James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
JJ Traynor, Chief Financial Officer
Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000
RBC Capital Markets - Joint Broker
Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - Joint Broker
Tel: 44 (0)20 3031 2000
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