Addax Petroleum Corporation has increased its participating interest in Block 4 of the Nigeria/Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Zone (“JDZ”) from 33.3 per cent to 38.3 per cent by acquiring the 5 per cent participating interest held by Overt Ventures Ltd. The assignment of Overt’s interest to Addax Petroleum has been approved by the Nigeria/Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority (“JDA”). Addax Petroleum is the operator of Block 4.
Block 4 covers a gross area of 857 square kilometers (211,773 acres) and the water depth ranges from approximately 1,800 to 2,200 meters. Seismic data acquired over Block 4 is presently being analyzed to delineate potential drilling locations.
Nigeria-Sao Tome & Principe JDZ
The JDZ is located approximately 200 kilometres offshore Nigeria and is adjacent to areas where several large petroleum discoveries have been made. The JDZ was established in 2001 following the ratification of a formal bilateral treaty between Nigeria and the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe. The JDZ is administered by the JDA.