Lundin sells Indonesian assets for $22M

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with PT Medco Energi Internasional TBK (Medco), to sell its oil and gas assets in Indonesia.

The Indonesian assets include the non-operated interest in the producing Singa gas field, in the Lematang Block located in South Sumatra in Indonesia, and the operated interests in the South Sokang, located in the Natuna Sea, offshore Indonesia, and Cendrawasih VII Blocks, offshore north eastern Indonesia, as well as the joint study agreement (JSA) in respect of the Cendrawasih VIII Block.

Lundin Petroleum and Medco signed the SPA on October 8, 2015, to sell the Indonesian assets for aggregate cash consideration of $22 million, with an effective date of October 1, 2015. Lundin Petroleum may also become entitled to certain contingent payments and has an option to receive a future interest in the Cendrawasih Blocks, the company said. Completion of the transaction is subject to various conditions, including approval of the Government of Indonesia, Lundin added.

Medco, a publicly listed Indonesian oil and gas company, is Lundin Petroleum’s partner in, and the operator, of the Singa gas field.

Alex Schneiter, President and CEO of Lundin Petroleum comments: “We are pleased with the sale of our assets in Indonesia, with net reserves of 0.9 million barrels of oil equivalents. We remain committed to our growth strategy in South East Asia where Malaysia continues to be one of Lundin Petroleum’s core areas.”

Lundin Petroleum holds a 25.8824 percent participating interest in the Singa gas field (Lematang PSC), a 100 percent participating interest in the Cendrawasih VII Block (Cendrawasih VII PSC), a 100 percent interest in the Cendrawasih VIII Block (Cendrawasih VIII JSA) and a 60 percent participating interest in the South Sokang Block (South Sokang PSC).