GeoPark Announces Offtake and $100 Million Funding Agreement With Trafigura - GeoPark
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GeoPark Limited (“GeoPark” or the “Company”) (NYSE: “GPRK”), a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru¹, today announced the execution of an offtake and prepayment agreement with Trafigura, one of the world’s leading commodity trading and logistics companies.

The offtake agreement provides for GeoPark to sell and deliver to Trafigura a portion of GeoPark’s Colombian crude oil production and will benefit GeoPark by (i) improving crude oil sales prices; (ii) improving operating netbacks by reducing transportation costs; (iii) simplifying logistics and reducing risks; and (iv) improving working capital. Pricing will be determined at future spot market prices, net of transportation costs.

As part of the transaction, GeoPark and Trafigura have also entered into an agreement which provides GeoPark access to funding up to $100 million, subject to applicable volumes corresponding to the terms of the agreement, in the form of prepaid future oil sales. Funds committed by Trafigura will be made available to GeoPark upon request and will be repaid by GeoPark, through future oil deliveries over the period of the contract (2.5 years with a 6-month grace period).

¹Transaction executed with Petroperu on October 1, 2014 with final closing subject to Peru Government approval

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