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Mexican Partnership Agreement

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Northcote Energy Limited
30 March 2015
 

Northcote Energy Ltd / Index: AIM / Epic: NCT / ISIN: VGG6622A1057 / Sector: Oil & Gas

30 March 2015

Northcote Energy Ltd ('Northcote' or 'the Company')

Mexican Partnership Agreement

 

Northcote (AIM: NCT), an onshore US oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a Mexican company, Gaia Ecologica S.A. DE C.V ('Gaia Ecologica'), that was established by two oil field and environmental services companies to pursue opportunities in the Oil & Gas sector in Mexico.

 

Pursuant to the agreement Northcote and Gaia Ecologica have agreed the principle framework pursuant to which opportunities in Mexico will be jointly undertaken by the partners as well as the basic process to be undertaken with respect to evaluation of new opportunities.  This agreement establishes a business relationship between the companies with the intent of undertaking multiple projects on a joint basis. This is in line with Northcote's strategy to pursue business development activities within Mexico's vast energy sector which has recently been reopened to international operators.

 

Pursuant to the joint venture, Northcote and Gaia Ecologica will work together to secure contracts and business opportunities ranging from oil field services, environmental remediation, waste water treatment to oil and gas development concessions and production sharing agreements in Mexico.  Profits from any such joint ventures will be split on the basis of 51% to Northcote and 49% to Gaia Ecologica after provisions for capital recovery and a preferred rate of return to Northcote.  The specific terms may vary based on the characteristics associated with any undertaking between the partners, will be affirmed in a memorandum of understanding related to each specific projects which will upon execution become part of the partnership agreement.  Terms related to specific transactions will be disclosed to shareholders as business opportunities are undertaken.

 

Northcote Managing Director Randall Connally said, "Gaia Ecologica is supported by shareholders, who together have significant experience of providing services to numerous major international companies including PEMEX, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Weatherford and we are pleased to be partnered with such a strong and knowledgeable partner in Mexico.  We are fortunate to have a range of value triggers within our portfolio at present including our ongoing work on the ground at Shoats Creek, USA where we will shortly be drilling our first well.  This is an exciting time for Northcote on many fronts and I look forward to providing further operational updates in due course."

 

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For further information visit www.northcoteenergy.com or contact the following:

 

Randy Connally

Northcote Energy Ltd

+1 214 550 5082

Ross Warner

Northcote Energy Ltd

+44 7760 487 769

Dan Jorgensen

Northcote Energy Ltd

+44 20 7024 8391

Roland Cornish

Beaumont Cornish Ltd

+44 20 7628 3396

James Biddle

Elliot Hance

Beaumont Cornish Ltd

Beaufort Securities Ltd

+44 20 7628 3396

+44 20 7382 8300

Nick Bealer

Cornhill Capital Limited

+44 20 7710 9618

Hugo de Salis

St Brides Partners Limited

+44 20 7236 1177

Elisabeth Cowell

St Brides Partners Limited

+44 20 7236 1177

 

Notes:

Northcote Energy Ltd is a producing oil & gas company with a portfolio of US exploration and production assets in Oklahoma and Louisiana.   The Company has substantial acreage in the US where its primary focus is on conventional oil and gas opportunities in Louisiana and Oklahoma.  Northcote plans to undertake a new drill work programme at Shoats Creek in order to grow Northcote's production and reserves.

 

 

 

 


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