Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announced that it had agreed to farm-down 21.57% of its 33.33% interests in Exploration Areas 1, 1A, 2 and 3A in Uganda to Total E&P Uganda B.V. (Total) for a total consideration of $900 million.
CNOOC Uganda Limited (CNOOC) has notified Tullow that it has exercised its pre-emption rights under the joint operating agreements between Tullow, Total and CNOOC to acquire 50% of the interests being transferred to Total on the same terms and conditions that were agreed between Tullow and Total (including as to the amount, structure and timing of the consideration payable to Tullow).
Tullow will now work with Total and CNOOC to conclude definitive sale documentation in relation to the farm-down. Completion of the farm-down is subject to certain conditions, including the approval of the Government of Uganda. Once the farm-down has completed, Tullow will cease to be an operator in Uganda but will retain a presence in-country to manage its non-operated position.
Tullow is a leading independent oil & gas, exploration and production group, quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian stock exchanges (symbol: TLW). The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 18 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures.
China National Offshore Oil Corporation ("CNOOC"), the largest offshore oil & gas producer in China, is a state-owned company operating directly under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beijing, CNOOC has evolved from an upstream oil & gas company to an international energy company with promising core businesses and a complete industrial chain.
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