Just In: President Buhari consents to acquisition of Exxon Mobil shares by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd

In his capacity as Minister of Petroleum Resources and in consonance with the country’s drive for Foreign Direct Investment in the energy


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Just In: President Buhari consents to acquisition of Exxon Mobil shares by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd


 

In his capacity as Minister of Petroleum Resources and in consonance with the country’s drive for Foreign Direct Investment in the energy sector, President Muhammadu Buhari, has consented to the acquisition of the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited by Seplat Energy Offshore Limited.

 

Exxon Mobil had entered into a landmark Sale & Purchase Agreement with Seplat Energy to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mobil Development Nigeria Inc, & Mobil Exploration Nigeria Inc, registered in Delaware, USA.

 

Considering the extensive benefits of the transaction to the Nigerian Energy sector and the larger economy, President Buhari has given Ministerial Consent to the deal.

 

Fresh Angle International understands that the President, in commitment to investment drive in light of the Petroleum Industry Act, granted consent to the Share Sales Agreement, as requested by the parties to the transaction, and directed that the approval be conveyed to all the parties involved.

 

Exxon Mobil/Seplat are expected to carry out operatorship of all the oil mining licenses in the related shallow water assets towards production optimization to support Nigeria’s OPEC quota in the short term as well as ensure accelerated development and monetization of the gas resources in the assets for the Nigerian economy.

 

According to a State House Press Release, today, Monday August 8, President Buhari also directed that all environmental and abandonment liabilities be adequately mitigated by Exxon Mobil and Seplat.

 

 

 


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