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Dharoor and Nuggal Blocks

Q3 2015


Early in the year, the Company informed the Government of Puntland (Somalia) that the Company would be significantly reducing its presence in Bosaso, Puntland and would refrain from any operational activity and associated expenditures pending a resolution of the political situation between the Regional Government of Puntland and the Federal Government of Somalia regarding the legitimacy of oil concession contracts. Given the considerable efforts taken by the Company to date in Puntland (Somalia), the Company requested a two year extension to the second exploration period from the Government of Puntland to allow time for these political challenges to be resolved. Accordingly, the Company elected during the fourth quarter of 2014 to record a $90.6 million non-cash impairment charge related to its assets in Puntland. As at September 30, 2015, intangible exploration assets related to these properties was nil.

During June 2015, the Company and its joint venture partners notified the Government of Puntland (Somalia) of their decision to withdraw from the Nugaal Block and Dharoor Block PSAs.
The Company has recently hired an experienced technical exploration team and has set up a technical office in South Africa from which it is actively pursuing new venture opportunities across the African continent.

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