NovaSeis Joint Venture MoU

08 December 2015

San Leon Energy (the “Company”), the AIM listed company focused on oil and gas exploration in Europe and North Africa, announces an update on NovaSeis, its seismic subsidiary.

NovaSeis, the Company’s 100%-owned subsidiary, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Northbridge Energy Ltd (“Northbridge”), a leading Nigerian-based integrated energy company. The MoU sets out a Joint Venture between the two parties, to provide seismic acquisition and interpretation services in Nigeria.

Subject to final documentation, expected to be completed before year end, NovaSeis will contribute acquisition equipment and personnel together with interpretation expertise. Northbridge will provide work sourcing, permitting, local personnel and services.
One of the conditions for San Leon entering into a MoU with Northbridge was the award of a Permit to undertake Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing and Interpretation. The Company can confirm this was duly issued by the Government of Nigeria to Northbrigde in the current quarter.

San Leon was advised by Brandon Hill on this transaction.

Oisin Fanning, San Leon Executive Chairman, commented:
“The Company has put significant effort into generating cashflow from NovaSeis, and includes a newly appointed CEO NovaSeis, Tim Branch, who has more than 30 years’ experience across multiple seismic disciplines including senior international management roles. The MoU signed with Northbridge is expected to generate near-term seismic acquisition and interpretation cashflow in Nigeria by combining NovaSeis’ extensive acquisition and interpretation experience and capability, with Northbridge’s local knowledge and networks.

The expeditious nature of the award of the permit to undertake seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation provides San Leon with great comfort that, in Northbridge, the Company has found a similar-minded and well-respected partner.”

San Leon Energy plc
Oisin Fanning, Executive Chairman
+353 1291 6292

Brandon Hill Capital
Oliver Stansfield Jonathan Evans
+44 (0) 20 3463 5000

finnCap Ltd
Corporate Finance Matt Goode
Christopher Raggett
Corporate Broking
Joanna Weaving
+44 (0) 20 7220 0500 

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited
Jon Fitzpatrick
+44 (0) 20 3037 2000

Westhouse Securities Ltd Nominated Adviser
Richard Johnson
Antonio Bossi
+44 (0) 20 7601 6100

Vigo Communications Financial Public Relations
Chris McMahon
Alexandra Roper
+44 (0) 20 7016 9570

Plunkett Public Relations
Sharon Plunkett
+353 (0) 1 280 7873
The Directors of San Leon accept responsibility for the information contained in this announcement. To the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure such is the case), the information contained in this announcement is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information. A person interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of San Leon may have disclosure obligations under Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Rules, effective from the date of this announcement.


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