Settlement in Respect of Vietnam Dispute
November 11, 2020—Singapore: Jadestone Energy Inc. (AIM:JSE) (“Jadestone”, or the “Company”), an independent oil and gas production company focused on the Asia Pacific region, announces settlement of a dispute with Teikoku Oil (Con Son) Co. Ltd. (“Teikoku”), a wholly owned subsidiary of INPEX Corporation, in respect of Block 05-1 PSC, offshore Vietnam.
On August 8, 2016, the Company, through a wholly owned affiliate, signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with Teikoku, as seller, for the acquisition of a 30% working interest in Block 05-1 PSC. On February 22, 2018, Teikoku delivered to the Company a notice of termination of the SPA. As noted in the Company’s press release of February 26, 2018, Jadestone did not accept the termination. Following prolonged negotiations, the Company filed a notice of arbitration in relation to the matter with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre on July 3, 2020. The Company and Teikoku have agreed a full and final settlement in respect of the dispute. When considering the amount payable under the settlement, together with fees payable by the Company, Jadestone will not experience a significant increase in its cash position.
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About Jadestone Energy Inc.
Jadestone Energy Inc. is an independent oil and gas company focused on the Asia Pacific region. It has a balanced, low risk, full cycle portfolio of development, production and exploration assets in Australia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The Company has a 100% operated working interest in the Stag oilfield and the Montara project, both offshore Australia. Both the Stag and Montara assets include oil producing fields, with further development and exploration potential. The Company has a 100% operated working interest in two gas development blocks in Southwest Vietnam and is partnered with Total in the Philippines where it holds a 25% working interest in the SC56 exploration block.
In addition, the Company has executed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire an operated 69% interest in the Maari Project, shallow water offshore New Zealand, and anticipates completing the transaction in H2 2020, upon receipt of customary approvals. The Company has recently executed an agreement to acquire an operated 90% interest in the Lemang PSC, onshore Sumatra, Indonesia, and anticipates completing the transaction in Q1 2021, upon receipt of customary approvals. The block includes the Akatara gas field.
Led by an experienced management team with a track record of delivery, who were core to the successful growth of Talisman’s business in Asia, the Company is pursuing an acquisition strategy focused on growth and creating value through identifying, acquiring, developing and operating assets in the Asia Pacific region.
Jadestone Energy Inc. is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company is headquartered in Singapore. For further information on Jadestone please visit www.jadestone-energy.com.
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