The trusted source indicates that there is still somee horsetrading yet to accomplish in Blocks 2, 3 and 4:
it was a busy few days in abuja.
the key points from the JMC meeting were: confirmation of Addax/ERHC as operator in block 4; settling the JDA budget; introduction of Sinopec as consortium partner and operator in Block 2 as replacement for Pioneer; introduction of Addax as minority consortium partner with Sinopec and ERHC in Block 2 and partner with ERHC in Block 3.
sao tome is not set up for instant decision-making. but sinopec/addax proposals for block 2 and 3 are the only ones under consideration and lobbying for an early decision is already vigorous.