French firm gets OK for Venezuela Oil


Etablissements Maurel & Prom S.A. (Paris:MAU) (“M&P”, “the Group”) announces it has received a specific license it had applied for on 1 September 2023 from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) in relation to its 40% consolidated interest in the mixed company Petroregional del Lago (“PRDL”), which operates the Urdaneta Oeste field in Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela (the “Specific License”).

The Specific License granted on 3 May 2024 allows U.S. entities and banks to engage with M&P with regards to its activities in Venezuela, and as a result, M&P will be able to continue operating pursuant to the set of agreements signed with Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PdVSA”) on 7 November 2023. The Specific License’s current term expires on 31 May 2026, and M&P expects it will be renewed.


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