Nigeria approves Oando, ConocoPhillips transaction
Oando Energy Resources Inc., a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Nigeria, yesterday announced receipt of the consent of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria for the acquisition of the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas Business of ConocoPhillips for a total cash consideration of $1.65 billion.
Further to the receipt of consent of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, OER and ConocoPhillips are now positioned to complete the ConocoPhillips Transaction.
Commenting, Wale Tinubu, Chairman, OER said “We are delighted to receive the approval of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources for the completion of the acquisition. It has been a long journey, wherein we kept faith with our strategy and executed every milestone diligently. This acquisition satisfies our criteria for assets in production, as well as excellent appraisal and exploration prospects. The coast now stands clear forus to immediately complete the acquisition”.
OER will now work with ConocoPhillips towards completing the acquisition by the long stop date of June 30, 2014 or shortly thereafter.