Texas-based company TransAtlantic Petroleum has closed deals on the acquisition of 100% of Direct Petroleum Bulgaria EOOD, Direct Petroleum Morocco Inc., and Anschutz Morocco Corporation.
The deal with Direct Petroleum Exploration, Inc. was closed on February 18, 2011, TransAtlantic Petroleum said in a statement on Monday.
It issued 8 924 478 of its common shares to Direct Petroleum, and paid USD 2 M in cash consideration at closing in addition to USD 492 000 in cash adjustments.
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. is a vertically integrated, international energy company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company holds interests in developed and undeveloped oil and gas properties in Turkey, Morocco, Romania, and Bulgaria.
It owns its own drilling rigs and oilfield service equipment, which it uses to develop its properties in Turkey and Morocco. In addition, the Company provides oilfield services and contract drilling services to third parties in Turkey and plans to provide similar services in Morocco.