Press Releases2015

Jun 11, 2015
Essel Group Middle East enters into an Agreement to invest into a portfolio of African oil and gas exploration projects owned by Simba Energy Inc.

Essel Group Middle East, has signed an Agreement to invest into Simba's exploration assets to earn  60% participating interest in the portfolio of the African oil and gas exploration projects owned by Simba Energy Inc., a Canadian publicly traded oil and gas company.

The Essel Group ME is a wholly owned subsidiary of Essel Group India, a prominent company operating in many diverse sectors, including media, entertainment, infrastructure, and education. Essel Group (Middle East) is pursuing growth by securing strategic resource investments across the globe.

Essel Group ME is diversifying into the hydrocarbon sector and this Agreement is a significant step towards advancing this strategic initiative. The initial Agreement lays the foundation for Essel Group ME to invest in Simba's portfolio of existing African exploration projects on a farm-in basis.

"Our strategy of securing a position in the African resources base as instrumental in supporting our future growth plans. Having reviewed the available data on Simba's blocks along with the surrounding exploration and production success by other major groups, we see a highly undervalued opportunity with strong potential. We did not want to pass up on this opportunity in what is fast becoming a very competitive environment" said Gagan Goel, Managing Director, Essel Group Middle East.

Additionally, to enhance Essel Group ME's operation, the firm is prepared to invest in other minerals in the near future. Essel Group ME will also act as a catalyst for the Middle East region, contributing to a sustainable regional legacy in the communities where they will be present and ultimately lead to global sustainability.

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