SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 18, 2011 (Dec. 23, 2010)
Magellan Petroleum Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|7 Custom House Street, Portland, ME||04101|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events|
Receipt of Commitment Letter
On December 23, 2010, Magellan Petroleum Corporation (the Company) received a commitment letter from Young Energy Prize s.a., its largest shareholder (YEP), to provide the necessary funds required for Magellan Petroleum Australia Limited (MPAL), the Companys wholly-owned Australian subsidiary, to complete the acquisition from Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (Santos) of a 40% ownership interest in the Evans Shoal natural gas field in the Bonaparte Basin offshore Northern Territory Australia as provided for in the March 25, 2010 Asset Sale Deed by and between MPAL and Santos.
A copy of the amended commitment letter dated January 13, 2011, effective as of December 23, 2010, is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following document is filed herewith as an exhibit as follows:
|99.1||Letter of Young Energy Prize s.a. to the Company, dated January 13, 2011, effective as of December 23, 2010, is filed herewith.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|MAGELLAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION|
|/s/ WILLIAM H. HASTINGS|
|William H. Hastings|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Dated: January 18, 2011
Letter of Young Energy Prize s.a. to the Company, dated January 13, 2011, effective as of December 23, 2010, filed herewith.