Genel Energy has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for the development of the Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields.
In addition, Genel has agreed key terms with OMV to acquire its 36% operated stake in the Bina Bawi gas field. The total consideration will be $150 million in cash. An initial payment of $20 million will be paid on completion of the deal, with the remaining $130 million paid in two instalments after first gas. This is subject to finalisation of documentation and OMV's corporate approvals.
The agreement with the MNR for the development of Miran and Bina Bawi states that:
The Miran and Bina Bawi fields are to be combined under one Production Sharing Contract ("PSC"). This is expected to be approved by year-end 2014. Following approval, Genel will become the sole contractor and have a 100% equity interest in both fields
The responsibilities of Genel will be drilling of the gas wells and installation of flowlines and first stage condensate separation at Miran and Bina Bawi. The Company will also be responsible for the development of the oil resources at Miran and Bina Bawi