Shell completes sale of Western Desert assets in Egypt

Shell CairneShell Egypt NV and Shell Austria GmbH have completed the sale of their upstream assets in Egypt’s Western Desert to a consortium made up of subsidiaries of Cheiron Petroleum Corporation and Cairn Energy PLC

The sale is made for a base consideration of US$646mn and additional payments of up to US$280mn between 2021 and 2024, contingent on the oil price and the results of further exploration.

The sale was announced on 9 March 2021 and the transaction’s effective date is 1 January 2020. Completion follows receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

With this transaction Shell is refocusing its business in Egypt on our existing infrastructure position in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM), the Harmattan Deep Project and Exploration acreage in the new seven blocks in the Nile Delta, West Mediterranean and the Red Sea; in Midstream through our Egyptian LNG (ELNG) joint-venture; and in Downstream through Shell Lubricants Egypt (SLE).

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