Savannah Petroleum has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) with the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) and Nigeria National Petroleum Corp (NNPC) in relation to collaboration between the three parties in the Nigerian section of the Central African Rift System. Under the terms of the MOU, the parties will establish Technical and Steering Committees to manage the process of evaluating the technical and commercial prospectivity of this materially underexplored region.
Savannah expects to enter into additional agreements over time with NNDC and NNPC and is also in discussions with its new partners in relation to the pursuit of other potential opportunities in Nigeria. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.
Dr Mazadu Bako, Group General Manager of Frontier Exploration Services NNPC, said:
‘We are delighted to commence working with Savannah Petroleum in the Nigerian portion of the Central African Rift system. Savannah’s technical knowledge and experience of working in the Niger section of this system is a major asset for NNPC as we look to unlock the potential of this area.’
Dr Ahmed Muhammed, Group Managing Director of NNDC, said:
‘We are privileged to be in a strategic partnership with NNPC and Savannah Petroleum. This partnership lays a foundation for deeper economic ties and would enable us to contribute towards the achievement of the energy security strategies of the Nigerian government. In addition, NNDC reaffirms its commitment to a successful and mutually beneficial relationship with our financial and technical partner, Savannah Petroleum.’
Andrew Knott, CEO of Savannah Petroleum, said:
‘Savannah is very pleased to announce its partnership with NNDC and NNPC. We very much look forward to leveraging our experience gained from working in the Niger section of Central African Rift to assist in the exploration of the Nigerian section.'(Source: Savannah Petroleum)