Chariot O&G In Talks to Farm-Out Blocks Offshore Namibia
Chariot O&G provided an update on the farm-out process and progress with regard to drilling plans and further exploration work achieved across its license acreage offshore Namibia.
Chariot has been very encouraged with the offers that have been received to date and reported that it is at the advanced negotiation stage on several blocks in the farm-out process. Discussions continue and the Company looks forward to updating the market with further information shortly.
Chariot remains committed to drilling its first well in 4Q 2011 and is pleased to report that a contract has been signed with Senergy (GB) Ltd to provide drilling and support services for its planned wells on the Tapir North (Northern License) and Nimrod (Southern License) prospects. Chariot management and a team from Senergy recently visited Namibia as part of this process, meeting with government officials and local contractors. As previously stated, Chariot is planning to drill one well in 4Q 2011 with a second in 1Q 2012.
Chariot also reports that additional attribute analysis and mapping work has continued on the 3D seismic acquired in the Southern blocks. As a result it expects to release a further resource update following the completion of this work in the early part of the second quarter.
Paul Welch, CEO of Chariot commented, "Our farm-out efforts continue to be our main focus of activity and these discussions are progressing very well. Concurrent to these negotiations, we are very pleased with our developments in regard to moving our drilling efforts forward. This year is going to be one of significant progress for the Company and I look forward to providing updates in due course."
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