The American Energy Group has executed an agreement to acquire from Hycarbex-American Energy, Inc. ("Hycarbex") a two and one half percent (2-1/2%) working interest in each of the 2,258 square kilometer Sanjawi Block No. 3068-2, Zone II, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan, and 1,229 square kilometer Zamzama North Block No. 2667-8, Zone III, Sindh Province, Pakistan. Each concession block is operated by Heritage Oil and Gas Limited. Other working interest participants in the two Blocks are Sprint Energy (Private) Limited, an affiliate of Pakistan-based JS Group, and Trakker Energy (Private) Limited, an affiliate of Pakistan-based TPL Holdings, Ltd.
Under the terms of the agreement, the American Energy Group's 2-1/2% working interests are "carried" by Hycarbex for the initial two (2) wells on the Sanjawi Block and the initial three (3) wells on the Zamzama North Block. The term "carried" means that the costs associated with work programs, seismic, road preparation, drillsite preparation, rig and equipment mobilization, drilling, reworking, testing, logging completion and governmental fees (except taxes on production) shall be borne entirely by Hycarbex. Infrastructure costs such as pipelines and surface facilities constructed after the first discovery well on each Block are not carried. After the initial carried wells have been drilled, American Energy Group, Ltd. shall bear its proportionate share of drilling and exploration costs. The agreement provides an option to American Energy Group, Ltd. to convert its working interest in any well at any time to a 1.5% gross royalty interest free of any exploration costs or operating costs.
The consideration paid by American Energy Group, Ltd. includes 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock and 100,000 Warrants to purchase Common Stock with a 3-year duration and an exercise price of $1.75 per share. The Warrants are redeemable by American Energy Group, Ltd. in the event that the Common Stock trades at $2.00 or more for twenty (20) consecutive trading days. American Energy Group, Ltd. has also agreed to pay to Hycarbex a contingent cash consideration to be derived from the funds on deposit with Hycarbex under a 2006 agreement engaging Hycarbex to locate and assist in obtaining concession interests in Pakistan. The amount of the cash consideration will not be determined until American Energy Group, Ltd. achieves a specified level of royalty income from the Yasin Concession Block No. 2768-7.
Commenting on the agreement, Pierce Onthank, President and CEO of American Energy stated, "American Energy is very pleased to acquire such valuable resources in Pakistan while adhering to our business model of limiting the financial risks associated with oil and gas exploration. We are very excited to participate in these high caliber properties operated by Heritage Oil, an internationally known and well respected operator."
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