Somaliland: Norwegian Oil and Gas Company Signs Production Sharing Contract


DNO International Signs Production Sharing Contract in Somaliland

Oslo, Somalilandsun– DNO International ASA (“DNO International”), the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that it has entered into a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) covering Block SL18 onshore Somaliland.

The President of Somaliland, Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo, and DNO International’s Executive Chairman, Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, attended the signing ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

“This 12,000 square kilometer block adds substantial exploration acreage to DNO International’s portfolio and in an area that is both prospective and undrilled,” said Mossavar-Rahmani. He added that Somaliland falls within the Company’s geographic and geological comfort zones. “We have been active across the Gulf of Aden in Yemen since the late 1990s.”

The Company has initiated studies on Block SL18 ahead of an extensive seismic program planned for 2014.

— DNO International ASA is an Oslo-listed, Middle East and North Africa focused, oil and gas company holding stakes in 18 licenses in various stages of exploration, development and production both onshore and offshore in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the Tunisian Republic and Somaliland. —

Oslo, 23 April 2013

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