FSC / Press Release
Simba Energy Signs Exclusive Letter of Intent for Farmout of Block 2A in Kenya
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, January 08, 2014 /FSC/ - Simba Energy Inc.
(SMB - TSX Venture, SMBZF - OTCQX, GDA - Frankfurt), is pleased to announce
that it has signed an exclusive letter of intent (the "LOI") with a private
group (the "Group") based in Calgary, Alberta to farmout up to 40% of Simba's
interest in the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for Block 2A, onshore Kenya,
for a total commitment of US$8.6 million.
The principal commercial terms of the farmout are highlighted as follows:
* US$2.0 million for cost recovery will be placed in trust immediately upon
signing of the definitive agreement. These funds will be released to Simba once
the farmout agreement is approved by the Kenya Government. This payment for cost
recovery will entitle the Group to a 10% interest in the PSC.
* Simba will be carried through the funding and completion of US$6.6 million in
exploration work to include a minimum of 421 line kilometers of 2D seismic that
is to be carried out in 2014.
* In total, the Group will earn a 40% interest in Simba's Kenya PSC upon payment
of the US$2.0 million and completion of the US$6.6 million work program.
* Upon completion and interpretation of seismic results both parties mutually
agree to either drill a first exploration well with each party responsible for
its own share of costs, or; to farm out to other third parties on mutually
Robert Dinning, CEO of Simba, stated, "This LOI provides a fully funded and
accelerated exploration program through to selecting drill targets and allows
Simba to recover US$2.0 million in costs upon completion of the definitive
agreement and host Government approval. The Company and its shareholders retain
significant interest in Block 2A. This block is highly prospective given the
exploration work completed to date by the Company and exploration activities
underway by neighbouring energy companies, including: Tullow, Africa Oil,
Marathon, Afren and Taipan on the adjacent blocks to 2A in the Anza basin. The
Anza basin is one of the largest Tertiary-age rift basins in East Africa. We
expect the definitive agreement to be signed in Q1 2014 - and for the 2014 work
program to begin thereafter."
Completion of the farmout is subject to normal host Government approvals and
receipt of acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Company and the Group have exchanged drafts of a second letter of intent in
reference to the Company's concessions in Guinea. This second letter of intent
defines the intention of the parties to enter into a second farmout agreement
that will define the Group's participation in Simba's concessions in Guinea.
This second letter is expected to be signed before month end January 2014.
About Simba Energy:
Simba Energy Inc. is an independent Canadian-based oil and gas exploration
company with active onshore PSCs in Kenya, Guinea and Chad. Simba is exploring
and developing onshore oil and gas prospects in under explored regions across
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Robert Dinning", President & CEO.
For further information contact: Ph. 604-641-4450, or visit: www.simbaenergy.ca,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mark Sommer, Toll Free: 1-855-777-4622.
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