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Genel Energy PLC: Morocco Petroleum Agreement signed

Genel Energy PLC (GENL)
Genel Energy PLC: Morocco Petroleum Agreement signed
01-March-2023 / 07:00 GMT/BST

1 March 2023


Genel Energy plc


Morocco Petroleum Agreement signed


Genel Energy plc ('Genel' or 'the Company') announces that a Petroleum Agreement and Association Contract has now been signed with the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (‘ONHYM’) regarding the Lagzira block (75% working interest and operator).


The Agreement is for a full eight-year exploration term (in three exploration periods), with attractive fiscal terms.


The Lagzira block (formerly Sidi Moussa) is a large offshore licence, in water depths of 200-1,200 metres, with a proven petroleum system following Genel’s 2014 SM-1 well, which recovered oil from the Upper Jurassic reservoirs.


New multi-azimuth broadband 3D seismic acquired in 2018 by Genel resulted in a significant uplift and improvement in subsurface imaging, and prospects have been high-graded, with follow on potential in the wider area. The data has highlighted new plays and provided an enhanced understanding of the SM-1 well result.


In total, 18 prospects and leads have been identified, with over 2.5 Bboe mean recoverable prospective resource potential and individual prospects estimated at 100-700 MMbbls each.


Genel has launched a process to find a partner to take a material equity position and jointly pursue the exploration programme in the block, with the opportunity to drill and test one of the high-graded prospects.


Genel is hosting a webinar on the Lagzira opportunity on 2 March 2023 at 1400 GMT. To register, click here.




For information on the farm-out process, please contact:


PVE Consulting

Peter Elliott

+44 7971 073 198



For other information, please contact:


Genel Energy

Andrew Benbow, Head of Communications

+44 20 7659 5100



Vigo Consulting

Patrick d’Ancona 

+44 20 7390 0230


Notes to editors:

Genel Energy is a socially responsible oil producer listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GENL, LEI: 549300IVCJDWC3LR8F94). The Company is one of the largest London-listed independent hydrocarbon producers, with an asset portfolio that positions us well for a future of fewer and better natural resources projects. Genel has low-cost and low-carbon production from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and a committed dividend programme that is material and sustainable. Genel continues to seek opportunities to add new resilient and cash-generative assets to its portfolio, with the goal of progressing its dividend in the long-term. For further information, please refer to


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