Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014, 18:44 by GxMedia, /CNW/ – CGX Energy Inc announced Friday that CGX Resources Inc. (“CGX Resources“), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, obtained an order from the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature in upholding the injunction from the Commercial Court of restraining Repsol Exploracion, S.A. (“Repsol“) from proceeding with any proposed farm-out of the Kanuku petroleum prospecting license (the “Kanuku PPL“) pending the hearing and determination of the arbitration proceedings commenced by CGX Resources against Repsol.
The Kanuku PPL covers substantially the same acreage as thepetroleum prospecting licence (the “Georgetown PPL“) as illustrated in the map.
Professor, Co-Chairman of the Company, commented: “We view this decision as strong support for CGX Energy’s rights in the Kanuku PPL and as the next step to regaining our participating interest in the acreage. A final resolution of this matter is in the best interests of not only CGX Energy, but also tangibly demonstrates the application of the rule of law in the very exciting Guyana-Suriname basin. CGX Energy has drilled the most exploration wells in and has extensive knowledge of the Guyana-Suriname basin. Furthermore, we worked diligently to meet all of the obligations with respect to our 25% participating interest in the Georgetown PPL and will continue to do so in respect of all petroleum prospecting licences in which we participate.”
, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, added: “Since 2012, CGX Energy has spent approximately U.S. in exploration in the Guyana-Suriname basin with approximately U.S. relating to the acreage now known as the Kanuku PPL. CGX’s total spend in the Georgetown PPL since inception has been approximately U.S. . Given the significant investment already made in this petroleum prospecting licence, we are hopeful that this matter will be resolved quickly in the best interest of all parties and for the overall benefit of the continued exploration in the basin.”