CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 -- Eaglewood Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EWD) ("Eaglewood") is pleased to announce that it has been offered a Strategic Processing Facility Licence (APPFL 3) and Strategic Pipeline Licence (APL 9) in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Final grant of the Licences is subject to a number of condition precedents, the most significant of which is the establishment of a Project Agreement between Eaglewood and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
The Licenses will grant Eaglewood the right to construct and operate a strategic gas condensate processing facility close to the Ubuntu Discovery (PRL 28 - Eaglewood, Talisman Energy, Mitsubishi, MFI) and Elevala, Tingu and Ketu discoveries (PRL 21 - Horizon Oil, Talisman Energy, Mitsubishi, Kina Petroleum) and a strategic pipeline to deliver the condensate from these fields to a location on the Fly River from where it will be shipped to market.
As announced previously Eaglewood has a participation agreement in place with Trafigura PTE Ltd whereby the two companies are working together with a view to jointly financing and owning the pipeline and processing facility. Other investors including the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, landowner companies, local participating upstream companies, infrastructure funds, etc will also have an opportunity to participate in the ownership of this infrastructure.
Commenting on the Licence offers CEO Brad Hurtubise said "We are very pleased to have been offered these Licences. They are the first petroleum infrastructure licences to be awarded in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and as such they are a significant milestone as the Western Province transitions to becoming the next petroleum producing province in Papua New Guinea. The licences are also the first petroleum infrastructure licences in Papua New Guinea to be offered with the "strategic" designation under the PNG Oil and Gas Act.
The strategic designation of these licences will ensure transparent and open access to production infrastructure in this area of the Western Province. In addition to processing and transporting hydrocarbons from Ubuntu and PRL 21 fields, any additional available capacity in the system will permit further discoveries in the area to be developed more cost effectively and in a shorter timeframe, creating positive outcomes for Eaglewood, our partners, other E&P companies in the area and the State of Papua New Guinea."
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Founded in 1993, the Trafigura Group has become one of the world's leading independent commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets. Primary trading activities are the supply and transport of oil and petroleum products and non-ferrous and bulk commodities. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets including global oil products distribution company Puma Energy; joint venture company DT Group; global terminals operator Impala; Trafigura's Mining Group and Galena Asset Management. The Trafigura Group is owned by over 700 of its almost 9,000 employees who work in 58 countries. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade. For more information visit www.trafigura.com
Eaglewood is a junior Canadian oil and gas exploration company that trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EWD".
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