PARK PLACE ENERGY INC.
Update on acquisition of Turkish oil and gas production companies
Dallas, Texas, December 16, 2016 – Park Place Energy Inc. (OTCQB: PKPL) (“Park Place” or the “Company”) announces that closing of the acquisition of the “Tiway Companies”, consisting of three oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in Turkey, will occur prior to mid-January 2017. While the parties are endeavoring to close the transaction before year end, due to logistical difficulties in finalizing all the necessary closing documents (which involves actions in several different countries), the parties have extended the Share Purchase Agreement to January 17, 2017.
As previously announced, all required regulatory approvals have been received to enable Park Place to close on the acquisition of the Tiway Companies. Despite the delay in closing, the effective date of the transaction remains January 1, 2016.
The principal asset being acquired in this acquisition is a 36.75% interest in the South Akcakoca Sub-Basin gas field located in the southern Black Sea just off the coast of Turkey. Based on recent meetings with the operator of the field, plans are now in place to run production logs in a number of the offshore wells and then perforate the behind pipe reserves confirmed by those logs. Earlier this year, Tiway commissioned a comprehensive reevaluation of the original logs in the 10 wells in the field at the 4 offshore platforms. This reevaluation indicated there remains substantial behind pipe reserves in these wells. Plans were also approved by the operator to study the feasibility of artificial lift in a number of the wells.
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Scott C. Larsen, President and CEO
Francis M. Munchinski, Secretary and Treasurer
Park Place Energy Inc.