NIGERIA: Zenith Energy Elects not Renew the Option Agreement for OML 141

Zenith Energy has announced that it has elected to not renew the Option Agreement with Noble Hill-Network Limited, first announced to the market on November 29, 2021, for the purchase of a 42% (forty-two percent) interest in the share capital of NHNL.

Zenith says it remains of the view that the development of the North-West Corner of OML 141 in Nigeria has significant potential, and it shall look to revisit the opportunity once the ownership of NHNL is unequivocally confirmed by the Nigerian courts.

Andrea Cattaneo, Chief Executive Officer of Zenith, commented:

“Zenith’s assessment of the opportunity presented by the acquisition of a 42% in NHNL, and by extension in the potentially highly productive Barracuda and Elepa South oilfields, remains fundamentally unchanged. However, in the interests of a clear strategic vision and the avoidance of protracted delays, we have decided to pause our involvement in this potential transaction until such time as clarity is definitively delivered in certain key areas.”

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