Gran Tierra in February signed a letter of intent to purchase CGC's Argentine assets in the northwest basin for US$37.8mn, although closure of the purchase has taken longer than expected due to regulatory and legal delays, Coffield said.
The properties would add roughly 760b/d oil production and 8.5Mf3/d (240,000m3/d) natural gas production net before royalties to Gran Tierra's operations, Gran Tierra previously said.
The acquisition would boost Gran Tierra's hydrocarbons production in Argentina to roughly 1,600boe/d and expand the company's exploration portfolio to 5,100 sq km of land.
Proven reserves in the CGC assets are approximately 1.9Mb of oil and liquids and 23Mf3 of gas.
Gran Tierra owns 50% interests in two other minor properties in the northwest basin, Nacatimbay and Ipaguazu, both of which are operated by CGC.
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