Maha Energy signs joint operating pact for Block 70

Maha Energy AB, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Maha Energy (Oman) Ltd and Mafraq Energy LLC, has entered into a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) for Block 70 in Oman.

The signature of the JOA, alongside the Governmental approval ratified by Royal Decree 74/2022 and other relevant procedures, marks the satisfaction of all conditions precedent required for the conclusion of the assignment of Maha’s 35% work interest to Mafraq Energy, as provided in the relevant Farmout Agreement signed by the Parties in August 2022 (FOA). Maha and Mafraq Energy will address the post-transfer obligations moving forward, it was announced in a press statement.

Maha is the Operator of Block 70, with a 65% shareholding interest. The agreements require Mafraq Energy to reimburse Maha for their prorated share of all past costs, including the signature bonus required under the relevant agreement with the Government. Mafraq Energy will also be required to pay its share of all future expenditures on Block 70.

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