Hyperdynamics announced that following a week of negotiations, Ray Leonard, Chief Executive Officer, and Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics of the Republic of Guinea, Mahmoud Thiam, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"). The MOU is a binding agreement reaffirming the validity of Hyperdynamics' concession.
Leonard stated, "I am pleased that the government supports Hyperdynamics' continuing program to explore for oil and gas offshore Guinea. This agreement clarifies key points such as the relinquishment dates of portions of our acreage and continuing rights, which allows us to move forward on our planned seismic program in the fourth quarter 2009."
Key terms of the agreement include the following:
A joint working team of Hyperdynamics Corporation and the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics technical experts will begin joint work in October to identify outstanding points in the contract and begin transference of data to Guinea to allow the Ministry to prepare for the handling of the released acreage.
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