The oil and gas company said West Rustavi licence has proven reserves and multiple gas discoveries have already been made in the Lower Eocence and Upper Cretaceous within the licence.
Block Energy said acquisition has been satisfied for a cash consideration of US$500,000, and subsequent to US$1mln in new ordinary shares priced at 4p per share, issued at the company's admission to trading on AIM on the 11 June 2018.
Paul Haywood, director of Block Energy, said: "The value potential for West Rustavi is outstanding. With multiple discoveries and a 608 BCF 2C gross unrisked contingent gas resource and 37.9MMBbls of oil, the licence is of huge importance to the company going forward, in terms of development potential and value uplift.”
He added: “Increasing our interest in the licence is a key strategic objective for Block ahead of embarking on a development programme in the third quarter of 2018, which will unlock both value and production potential, as well as upgrade West Rustavi's resources to proven reserves.”
In early morning trading, Block Energy’s shares rose 1.54% to 3.30p.