PARK PLACE ENERGY INC.
Park Place Energy Inc. to acquire oil and gas production companies operating in Turkey
Dallas, Texas, December 23, 2015 – Park Place Energy Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB: PKPL) (“Park Place” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, on December 22, 2015, Park Place entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Tiway Oil B.V. (“Tiway”) to acquire three subsidiaries of Tiway. These subsidiaries are oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in Turkey. They own interests in 3 producing oil and gas fields, one offshore and two onshore, as well as a number of exploration licenses and operate one of the onshore fields. Current production for the Tiway subsidiaries is about 475 BOE (barrels per day equivalent). The purchase price is $2.1 million USD.
In connection with due diligence for this transaction, the Company has been actively gathering and evaluating a large amount of data derived from earlier exploration and production activities. During the period prior to closing, in consultation with the Tiway staff and partners in the various fields, we will work to finalize work programs for the upcoming 2016 year and into the future.
The Company is currently formulating plans for raising the capital that will be required for these activities; the Company is examining all options including possibly taking on a partner.
The closing date for the share transfers contemplated by the Purchase Agreement is scheduled for March 31, 2016. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of several closing conditions, including the approval of gas marketing agency, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Turkey, and the approval of the agency that regulates petroleum affairs, the General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey.
About Park Place Energy Inc.
Park Place Energy Inc. is an energy company engaged in the exploration for oil and natural gas. For further information, please see our website: www.parkplaceenergy.com or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Scott C. Larsen, President and CEO
Francis M. Munchinski, Secretary and Treasurer
Park Place Energy Inc.