Atlantic set to exit North Sea Orlando project

Offshore staff

TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands – Bridge Petroleum has agreed to acquire the 25% interest in the Orlando development in the UK North Sea held by Atlantic Petroleum.

The consideration is less than DKK7 million ($1.07 million) in cash and a deferred consideration in the form of a share of the sale proceeds from production at Orlando, a planned subsea tieback to the Canadian Natural-operated Ninian complex.

The sale and purchase agreement remains contingent on Bridge Petroleum acquiring Orlando’s operator, Iona UK. Bridge hopes to bring the field onstream in 2017.

Atlantic CEO Ben Arabo said: “We don’t expect any further write down on Orlando. If the field performs as expected and the oil price recovers, there can be significant upside to Atlantic Petroleum from the Orlando sales proceeds.”


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