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Aban Offshore to acquire two blocks in UK North Sea

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For non-cash consideration of USD 75 million

Offshore announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of the company has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100% interest in a (UK) Shelf Production License comprising of 100% interest in two blocks in UK North Sea, for a non-cash consideration of USD 75 million. The consideration shall be set-off against amounts due from certain customers to another wholly owned of the Company for drilling services provided.

The first mentioned wholly owned has also entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to sell a 50% interest in the abovementioned license / blocks immediately upon completion of the acquisition, for a cash consideration of USD 37.5 million to an unrelated party.

Both the acquisition and sale are subject to customary closing conditions including the written consent of the

Upon completion of the transactions, the first mentioned wholly owned of the Company and the counterparty purchasing 50% stake from the first mentioned wholly owned stepdown subsidiary, will each own 50% interest in the above said license/block, while the counterparty purchasing 50% stake will be the operator.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 10:07 IST
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