Dentons advises OOCEP on sale of Khazzan stake to Petronas

Oman 9jDentons has advised Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production LLC (OOCEP), the exploration arm of the state-owned Oman Oil Company SAOC, on the sale of a 10 per cent stake in the giant Khazzan gas onshore field and project in Oman to Malaysia's Petronas

The Petronas unit, PC Oman Ventures Ltd, has acquired the stake in the Block 61 Contract Area, which is expected to produce around 1.5 bcf of natural gas per day by 2020.

Makarim Gas Development LLC, OOCEP's subsidiary in the EPSA, continues to hold a 30 per cent stake in the project while UK-headquartered BP holds the remaining 60 per cent.

In support of OOCEP's general counsel, Richard McLaughlin, Dentons advised on the regulatory and contractual structure of the deal, drafted the sale and purchase agreement and assisted with all the consents, pre-emption requirements and other conditions precedent leading up to the closing at the end of December 2018.

The Dentons team was led by Energy partners Andy Figgins in Muscat and Humphrey Douglas in London, with support from senior associates James Lansdell in Muscat and Anna Tostevin Leiwe in London.

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