In 2005, SouthWest Energy (SWE), a company formed in Hong Kong and with its primary offices in Addis Ababa, signed its first Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for oil and gas exploration in two Jijiga blocks in the eastern Ogaden region of Ethiopia.  Since then, SWE has signed two additional PSAs: one in 2007 for a third Jijiga block (Ogaden Basin) and one in January 2012 for the Gambella region bordering South Sudan.

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