TransGlobe Wins New Block in Yemen

TransGlobe Energy Corp. said that it has been awarded a new exploration block in the Republic of Yemen.

Block 84, Yemen (33.0% working interest)

The Ministry of Oil and Minerals has selected the joint venture group comprised of DNO ASA (operator at 34%), TG Holdings Yemen Inc. (33%) and Ansan Wikfs (Hadramaut) Limited (33%) as the successful bidder for Block 84 in the Third International Bid Round for Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons. TG Holdings Yemen Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransGlobe Energy Corporation. The award is subject to government approval and ratification of a Production Sharing Agreement.

Block 84 encompasses 731 square kilometers (approximately 183,000 acres) and is located in the Masila Basin adjacent to the Canadian Nexen Masila Block where more than one billion barrels of oil have been discovered. The Block 84 Joint Venture Group plans to carry out a 3-D seismic acquisition program and the drilling of four exploration wells during the first exploration period of 42 months.

With the addition of Block 84, TransGlobe will have interests in four Blocks in the Republic of Yemen. TransGlobe is a growth oriented international energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in the Republic of Yemen, the Arab Republic of Egypt and Alberta, Canada.