24 April 2024

Trident Energy enters the Republic of Congo with strategic deal

Trident Energy announced today that it has signed an agreement with Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) to acquire the entire issued share capital of Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited which holds a 31.5% non-operated working interest in the Moho-Bilondo, Nkossa, Nsoko II fields and a 15.75% operated interest in the Lianzi field.

In addition, Trident Energy has signed multiple agreements with TotalEnergies (ENXTPA: TTE) to simultaneously acquire an additional 53.5% working interest in the Nkossa and Nsoko II fields from TotalEnergies and divest a 10% working interest in the Moho-Bilondo field to TotalEnergies. Upon completion of the transactions, Trident Energy will hold an 85% working interest in the Nkossa and Nsoko II fields, a 15.75% working interest in the Lianzi field and will take over the operation of these fields. Trident Energy will also retain a 21.5% working interest in the Moho–Bilondo field, operated by TotalEnergies.

Subject to approval from the relevant authorities, the transaction is anticipated to be completed by the end of Q4 2024.

Jean-Michel Jacoulot, Chief Executive of Trident Energy ML said:

“We are delighted to announce the signing of these transactions and enter the Republic of Congo. We look forward to working with our new partners, SNPC and the Congolese Government. This deal represents an exciting new chapter in Trident Energy’s growth story and strengthens our presence and capabilities in Africa. The transaction aligns with our strategy to acquire and operate high quality assets in a safe, efficient and responsible manner. 

Building on our continued successes in Equatorial Guinea and Brazil, we are excited to unlock further value and create opportunities for our partners in the Republic of Congo, host communities and all our stakeholders.“