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Azerbaijan’s Caspian Drilling Company bought Yam 3 stake from Shemen Oil

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Well operator Azerbaijan’s, Caspian Drilling Company Ltd. (CDC), exchange 5% of the rights in the Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Ltd (TASE: SOG) offshore oil and gas exploration license, for bearing 5% of the license’s Yam 3 well’s operating costs.

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CDC’s investment for the well will total $6 million under the well’s approved budget.

From the date of the closing of the deal, CDC will bear 5% of Yam 3’s operating expenses under the work plan and joint operating agreement. If a commercial discovery is announced at the well, CDC will pay Shemen Oil $2 million within 60 days of the start of the license’s development.

The sale is subject to approval by the Petroleum Commissioner.

Following the sale, Shemen Oil owns 79.16% of the license, CDC owns 10%, Zerah Oil And Gas Explorations LP (TASE: ZRAH) owns 7.5%, and Zmiha Investment House Ltd. (TASE: TZMI) owns 3.34%.




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