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NNPC, partners resolve Addax dispute amicably

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 The protracted dispute on Oil Mining Leases OMLs 123124 126137 operated by Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited has finally been laid to rest paving the way for much needed investment and growth of the oil blocks Mr Garba Muhammad Chief Corporate Communications Officer Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd in a statement on Wednesday said the Production Sharing Contract PSC for the blocks was initially signed in 1973 between NNPC and Ashland Muhammad said the contract was terminated after 25 years but subsequently NNPC signed another PSC with Addax in 1998 on the blocks and operated through Addax Petroleum for another 24yrs He said in 2021 issues around the revocation of the licences were reconsidered This he said made the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC advised that the assets be returned to the Concessionaires NNPC Limited to ensure clean and amicable exit for Addax On Jan 25 NNPC Limited commenced formal engagements with Addax and NUPRC followed by series of meetings to ensure a swift close out of the exit discussions and formalities These discussions eventually paved way for the preparation and signing of a Transfer Settlement and Exit Agreement TSEA he said In his remarks at the close out and signing ceremony the NNPC GCEO Mele Kyari charged the Transition Management Team to hit the ground running towards restoration and fulfilment of the promise of the Assets He promised that readjustment will be swift and efficient in order to extract optimum value from the assets and to deliver maximum value to shareholders NewsSourceCredit NAN
NNPC, partners resolve Addax dispute amicably

Oil Mining Leases

The protracted dispute on Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 123124, 126137, operated by Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited, has finally been laid to rest, paving the way for much-needed investment and growth of the oil blocks.

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Garba Muhammad

Mr Garba Muhammad, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) in a statement on Wednesday said the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the blocks was initially signed in 1973 between NNPC and Ashland.

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Addax Petroleum

Muhammad said the contract was terminated after 25 years but subsequently, NNPC signed another PSC with Addax in 1998 on the blocks and operated through Addax Petroleum for another 24yrs.

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He said in 2021, issues around the revocation of the licences were reconsidered.

Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission

This, he said made the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) advised that the assets be returned to the Concessionaires (NNPC Limited) to ensure clean and amicable exit for Addax.

NNPC Limited

“On Jan. 25, NNPC Limited commenced formal engagements with Addax and NUPRC; followed by series of meetings to ensure a swift close-out of the exit discussions and formalities.

Settlement and Exit Agreement

“These discussions eventually paved way for the preparation and signing of a Transfer, Settlement and Exit Agreement (TSEA),” he said.

Mele Kyari

In his remarks at the close-out and signing ceremony, the NNPC GCEO, Mele Kyari, charged the Transition Management Team to hit the ground running towards restoration and fulfilment of the promise of the Assets.

He promised that readjustment will be swift and efficient, in order to extract optimum value from the assets, and to deliver maximum value to shareholders.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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