Hyperdynamics Corporation announced that it and the Government of the Republic of Guinea have executed an amendment to the 2006 Production Sharing Contract (PSC). The document was signed by the Guinean Minister of Mines and Geology, Mahmoud Thiam; the Minister of Finances and Economy, Kerfala Yansane; and Ray Leonard, Hyperdynamics' President and Chief Executive Officer. A decree giving the Government's formal agreement to the assignment of a 23% interest to Dana Petroleum in the PSC is being prepared and will be issued in the near future.
The amendment was entered into in accordance with the September 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hyperdynamics and the Republic of Guinea that reaffirmed the Company's PSC but which also required a review of the commercial terms to ensure that they were in line with international standards.
In addition to addressing the points raised in the MOU and clarifying certain elements of the PSC, the amendment included the following terms:
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