Fossil energy – Philippines
Shell has signed an agreement with Malampaya Energy XP for the sale of its 100% shareholding in Shell Philippines Exploration.
SPEX holds a 45% operating interest in Service Contract 38 (SC38), which includes the producing Malampaya gas field.
The base consideration for the sale is US$380 million, with additional payments of up to US$80 million between 2022 to 2024 contingent on asset performance and commodity prices. Subject to partner and regulatory consent, the transaction is targeted to complete by the end of 2021.
“Since it began commercial operations in 2002, Malampaya has supplied a significant portion of the Philippines’ energy demand and it will continue powering the country with indigenous gas following a safe transition of the asset and its experienced workforce,” said Wael Sawan, Shell’s Upstream Director.
“Today’s announcement is consistent with Shell’s efforts to shift our Upstream portfolio to one that is focused on nine core positions.”