PICO’s Cheiron Egypt acquires 100% of Engie’s West El Burullus gas concession

pico-cheironPICO Group subsidiary Cheiron Egypt has acquired 100% of West El Burullus (WEB) gas concession from Engie in a transaction announced yesterday. WEB is located in shallow offshore Mediterranean waters with recoverable reserves of c.200 bcf gas and 3 mn bbl of condensates. BNP Paribas, financial advisor on the transaction, said in an emailed statement that “WEB is targeting plateau production of 100 mmcf/d with first gas in 2020.”

The transaction, it said, supports Engie’s “global strategy to exit E&P sector and focus on renewable energies,” while PICO will diversify its “Egyptian E&P asset base into new geological basins with higher gas component. BNP Paribas invited more than 50 bidders to take part in the process, with more than 10 signing confidentiality agreements. The transaction value has not been released. PICO, which controls assets in Egypt, Romania and Mexico, is owned by the Diab family of Cairo.

(Source: Enterprise.press)

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