Centrica plc has agreed to sell its entire portfolio of gas assets in Trinidad and Tobago to Shell Exploration and Production for an initial cash consideration of $30 million (£24 million). The assets consist of a 17.3 per cent interest in the producing NCMA-1 block and 80 per cent and 90 per cent operated interests respectively in the undeveloped blocks NCMA-4 and Block 22.
In addition to the initial consideration, Centrica will receive further payments subject to Block 22 and NCMA-4 reaching agreed project milestones.
The divestment is in line with Centrica’s strategy to focus its E&P activity in the UK, Netherlands and Norway and to exit its positions in Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.
The transaction is subject to government and partner approval and is expected to close in the first half of 2017.