Sintana Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SNN) ("Sintana"), a Canadian oil & gas company focused on exploration and development activities in Colombia, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a settlement agreement (the "Agreement") with Petrodorado Energy Ltd. ("Petrodorado"). In accordance with the Agreement, the parties have terminated the arbitration process with all present and future claims related to the arbitration having been settled in full.
As part of the settlement, Petrodorado will reimburse Sintana for work performed by its technical staff that is mutually beneficial for the ongoing development of the Talora discovery on the Verdal structure.
The Talora Block, located in the upper Magdalena Valley of Colombia, is comprised of 34,194 gross acres. The Talora License contract has competitive terms: no X-factor, no government back-in, a favorable royalty rate and a 24 year exploitation term. The Block is surrounded by several oil fields, the four closest having estimated total recoverable oil in excess of 150 Million barrels ("MMBO"). The nearby Guando Field, the largest oil field in the region is estimated to have over 120 MMBO barrels of recoverable oil and more than 1 Billion barrels in place.
Doug Manner, Director and CEO - "We are pleased to have reached a satisfactory resolution of the matters submitted for arbitration to the mutual benefit of our partnership. We look forward to working with Petrodorado management and technical staff to attain our primary common goal of discovering, developing and producing substantial quantities of economic hydrocarbons. We are encouraged by the value creation potential of the Talora Block and look forward to a long and successful professional relationship with our partner."
ABOUT SINTANA ENERGY:
The Company is primarily engaged in petroleum and natural gas exploration and development activities in Colombia. The Company's exploration strategy is to acquire, explore, develop and produce superior quality assets with significant reserve potential.
The Company's private participation interests in Colombia include 100% of the conventional and 30% of the unconventional resources in the 43,158 acre VMM-37 Block, located in the Middle Magdalena Basin. Sintana also has a 30% private participation interest in the 34,194 acre Talora Block, 30% in 272,021 acres in the COR-39 & COR-11 Blocks and 25% carried private participation interests in the 154,909 acre VMM-4 and the 59,522 acre VMM-15 Blocks all located in the Magdalena Basin. In the Llanos Basin, the Company has a carried 25% private participation interest in the 11,624 acre LLA-18 Block. These interests are subject to all applicable regulatory and governmental approvals, including those of Colombia's National Hydrocarbon Agency (ANH).
On behalf of Sintana Energy
Chief Executive Officer
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Analogous Information: Certain information contained herein is considered "analogous information" as defined in National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure of Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101"). Such analogous information has not been prepared in accordance with NI 51-101 and the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook. In particular, this press release notes that oil fields surrounding the Talora Block have significant amounts of recoverable oil in place and makes certain assumptions about the Talora Block as a result of such analogous information and potential recovery rates at Talora as a result thereof. Such information is based on public data and information recently obtained from a database maintained by Wood MacKenzie. The Company has no way of verifying the accuracy of such information and cannot determine whether the source of the information is independent. Such information has been presented to help demonstrate that hydrocarbons may be present in commercially recoverable quantities in the Company's area of interest. There is no certainty that such results will be achieved by the Company and such information should not be construed as an estimate of future reserves or resources or future production levels. Values for surrounding fields in Colombia have been obtained as reported in the Industry published reports and the Wood MacKenzie Database
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Chief Executive Officer
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