EX-10.1 2 o30070exv10w1.htm AMENDMENT TO TECHNICAL SERVICES AGREEMENT exv10w1
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                                                                    EXHIBIT 10.3
 
                          TECHNICAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
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                  THIS AGREEMENT dated August 29, 2003;
 
BETWEEN:
 
         SUITE101.COM, INC., a corporation incorporated under the laws of
         Delaware (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"),
 
                                                              OF THE FIRST PART,
 
-and-
 
         ROY GROUP (BARBADOS) INC., a corporation incorporated under the laws of
         the Barbados (hereinafter referred to as the "Consultant")
 
                                                              OF THE SECOND PART
 
         THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the covenants and
agreements herein contained the parties hereto agree as follows:
 
                        ARTICLE 1 - CONSULTING SERVICES
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1.01     Duties
         ------
 
         Subject to the terms and conditions herein contained, the Consultant
agrees to perform such geological and geophysical duties and exercise such
powers related thereto as may from time to time be assigned to it by the
Company, which include those duties set out on Schedule "A" hereto.
 
1.02     Term of Contract for Services
         -----------------------------
 
         The term shall commence effective August 29, 2003 and shall be for a
period of three years subject to renewal in accordance with the terms of this
Agreement.
 
1.03     Place of Work
         -------------
 
         The Consultant will perform its work and services for the Company in
Barbados, India, Guatemala and other areas, from time to time.
 
1.04     Outside Interests
         -----------------
 
         The Consultant hereby declares that it has existing consulting
arrangements and other outside interests, which shall be deemed to be not in
conflict with this Agreement and the interests of the Company.
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                            ARTICLE 2 - COMPENSATION
                            ------------------------
 
2.01     Fees
         ----
 
         The Company shall pay the Consultant during the term of this Agreement
a gross annual net consulting fee of two hundred and fifty thousand
($250,000.00) US dollars payable in equal monthly instalments in arrears. Such
fee shall be reviewed by the parties prior to any renewal of this Agreement and
any changes in such fee shall be agreed upon in writing between the parties.
 
2.02     Expenses
         --------
 
         The Consultant shall be reimbursed for all authorized traveling and
other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses actually and properly incurred and
documented by it in connection with its duties hereunder. For all such expenses
the Consultant shall furnish to the Company statements and receipts on a monthly
basis.
 
2.03     Deductions
         ----------
 
         It is the intention of the Parties that the Company will not make any
deduction or withholding from amounts due to the Consultant under Article 2. If
the Company becomes required under applicable law to make any deduction or
withholding, it shall advise the Consultant accordingly and the Parties shall
cooperate in an effort to minimize the effect of such deduction or withholding.
 
                       ARTICLE 3 - CONSULTANT'S COVENANTS
                       ----------------------------------
 
3.01     Service
         -------
 
         The Consultant shall faithfully serve the Company and shall use its
reasonable best efforts to promote the interests of the Company and bring
opportunities to the Company.
 
3.02     Duties and Responsibilities
         ---------------------------
 
         The Consultant shall duly and diligently perform all of the duties
assigned to it during the term in a professional manner, and shall truly and
faithfully account for and deliver to the Company all business opportunities
during the term of this Agreement and any money, securities and things of value
belonging to the Company which the Consultant may from time to time receive for,
from or on account of the Company.
 
3.03     Rules and Regulations
         ---------------------
 
         The Consultant shall be bound by and shall faithfully observe and abide
by all laws, rules and regulations of the country in which the Company is
carrying on business and of the Company from time to time in force.
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3.04     Non-Disclosure
         --------------
 
         The Consultant shall not, during the term of this Agreement or at any
time thereafter, disclose any information relating to the private or
confidential affairs of the Company or relating to any secrets of the Company,
to any person other than for the Company's purposes and, without limiting the
generality of the foregoing, the Consultant shall not use for its own purposes
or for any purposes other than those of the Company, any such information or
secrets it may obtain, develop or acquire during the term of this Agreement, in
relation to the business of oil and gas exploration, development and production.
 
3.05     Non-Compete
         -----------
 
         The Consultant shall not, for a period of 3 years from the effective
date, without written consent, compete directly or indirectly with the Company
with respect to any acquisition, exploration or development of any crude oil,
natural gas or related hydrocarbon interests within the area of the country of
India. For further clarification, the country of India would include all lands,
on or offshore, controlled by the Government of India under the Directorate
General of Hydrocarbons.
 
                            ARTICLE 4 - TERMINATION
                            -----------------------
 
4.01     Termination by Written Notice
         -----------------------------
 
         Either party may terminate this Agreement without cause upon the giving
of thirty (30) days' prior written notice to the other. No additional
compensation shall be payable either by way of fees or reimbursement of expenses
of any kind, arising after the expiry of the thirty (30) day period from the
date of such notice.
 
4.02     Return of Property
         ------------------
 
         Upon any termination of this Agreement the Consultant shall at once
deliver or cause to be delivered to the Company all books, documents, effects,
money securities or other property belonging to the Company or for which the
Company is liable to others, which are in the possession, charge, control or
custody of the Consultant.
 
4.03     Provisions which Operate Following Termination
         ----------------------------------------------
 
         Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement for any reason
whatsoever and with or without cause, the provisions of Sections 3.04, 3.05 and
4.02 of this Agreement and any other provisions of this Agreement necessary to
give efficacy thereto shall continue in full force and effect following such
termination.
 
                        ARTICLE 5 - RENEWAL OF AGREEMENT
                        --------------------------------
 
5.01     Automatic Renewal
         -----------------
 
         This Agreement shall continue for successive periods of one year's
duration on the same terms and conditions unless otherwise agreed upon in
writing between parties, provided
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that the Consultant or Company has not given written notice to the other that
this Agreement is to terminate at the end of the initial term or at the end of
any successive period of one year.
 
                              ARTICLE 6 - GENERAL
                              -------------------
 
6.01     Sections and Headings
         ---------------------
 
         The division of this Agreement into Articles and Sections and the
insertion of headings are for the convenience of reference only and shall not
affect the construction or interpretation of this Agreement. The terms "this
Agreement", "hereof", "hereunder" and similar expressions refer to this
Agreement and not to any particular Article, Section or other portion hereof and
include any agreement or instrument supplemental on ancillary hereto. Unless
something in the subject matter or contact is inconsistent therewith, references
herein to Articles and Sections are to Articles and Sections of this Agreement.
 
6.02     Number
         ------
 
         In this Agreement, words importing the singular number only shall
include the plural and vice versa and words importing the masculine gender shall
include the feminine and neuter genders and vice versa and words importing
persons shall include individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts,
unincorporated organizations and corporations and vice versa.
 
6.03     Benefit of Agreement
         --------------------
 
         This Agreement shall enure to the benefit of and be binding upon the
successors and permitted assigns.
 
6.04     Entire Agreement
         ----------------
 
         This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties
with respect to the subject matter hereof and cancels and supersedes any prior
understandings and agreements between the parties hereto with respect thereto.
There are no representations, warranties, forms, conditions, undertakings or
collateral agreements, express, implied or statutory between the parties other
than as expressly set forth in this Agreement.
 
6.05     Amendments and Waivers
         ----------------------
 
         No amendment to this Agreement shall be valid or binding unless set
forth in writing and duly executed by both of the parties hereto. No waiver of
any breach of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective or binding
unless made in writing and signed by the party purporting to give the same and,
unless otherwise provided in the written waiver, shall be limited to the
specific breach waived.
 
6.06     Severability
         ------------
 
         If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or
unenforceable in whole or in part, such invalidity or unenforceability shall
attach only to such provision or part
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thereof and the remaining part of such provision and all other provisions hereof
shall continue in full force and effect.
 
6.07     Notices
         -------
 
         Any demand, notice or other communication (hereinafter referred to as a
"Communication") to be given in connection with this Agreement shall be given in
writing and may be given by personal delivery or by registered mail addressed to
the recipient as follows:
 
         To the Consultant:
 
               Roy Group (Barbados) Inc.      and
               DGM Trust Corporation
               Chancery House                 6A Calle 6-19 Zone 7 Col. Landivar
               High Street                    Guatemala City, Guatemala
               Bridgetown, Barbados
 
         To the Company:
 
               Suite 101.com Inc.
               200, 630 - 4th Avenue SW
               Calgary, Alberta
               T2P 0J9
 
               Fax: (403) 777-9199
 
or such other address or individual as may be designated by notice by either
party to the other. Any Communication given by personal delivery shall be
conclusively deemed to have been given on the day of actual delivery thereof
and, if made or given by registered mail, on the third (3rd) day, other than a
Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday in Alberta, following the deposit thereof
in the mail. If the party giving any Communications knows or ought reasonably to
know of any difficulties with the postal system which might affect the delivery
of mail, any such Communication shall not be mailed but shall be given by
personal delivery.
 
6.08     Governing Law
         -------------
 
         This Agreement shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with
the laws of the Province of Alberta and the laws of Canada applicable therein.
 
6.09     Attornment
         ----------
 
         For the purpose of all legal proceedings, this Agreement shall be
deemed to have been performed in the Province of Alberta and the courts of the
Province of Alberta shall have jurisdiction to entertain any action arising
under this Agreement. The Company and the Consultant each hereby attorns to the
jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta
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provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the Company from proceeding
at its election against the Consultant in the courts of any other province or
country.
 
6.10     Counterpart Execution
         ---------------------
 
         This Agreement may be executed in counterpart and the parties may rely
on a faxed executed copy of the counterpart, for all purposes.
 
         IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have executed this Agreement.
 
                                             SUITE 101.COM, INC.
 
                                             Per:
                                                  ------------------------------
                                                  Allan J. Kent, Director
                                                  Executive VP & CFO
 
                                             Per:
                                                  ------------------------------
                                                  Brent Peters, Director
 
                                             ROY GROUP (BARBADOS) INC.
 
                                             Per:
                                                  ------------------------------
                                                  Jean P. Roy, President
 
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Exhibit 10.1

AMENDMENT TO TECHNICAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

          THIS AGREEMENT dated January 31, 2006, is an Amendment to Technical Services Agreement dated August 29, 2003;

BETWEEN:

GEOGLOBAL RESOURCES INC. (formerly Suite101.com, Inc.),
a corporation incorporated under the laws of
Delaware
(hereinafter referred to as the “Company”),

OF THE FIRST PART,

- and-

ROY GROUP (BARBADOS) INC., a corporation incorporated
under the laws of the
Barbados (hereinafter referred to
as the “Consultant”)

OF THE SECOND PART

          THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the covenants and agreements herein contained the parties hereto agree effective January 31, 2006 the Amendment to the Technical Services Agreement dated August 29, 2003, as follows:

ARTICLE 1 — CONSULTING SERVICES

1.02     Term of Contract for Services

          The term shall commence August 29, 2003 and shall be for a period until December 31, 2007, as amended subject to renewal in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 2 — COMPENSATION

2.02     Fees

          The Company shall pay the Consultant during the term of this Agreement a gross annual consulting fee of two hundred and fifty thousand ($250,000.00) US dollars for the period August 29, 2003 to December 31, 2005, increasing to three hundred and fifty thousand ($350,000.00) US dollars for the period commencing January 1, 2006 until December 31, 2007, payable in equal monthly instalments in arrears. Such fee shall be reviewed by the parties prior to any renewal of this Agreement and any changes in such fee shall be agreed upon in writing between the parties.

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ARTICLE 6 — GENERAL

6.07     Notices

          Any demand, notice or other communication (hereinafter referred to as a “Communication”) to be given in connection with this Agreement shall be given in writing and may be given by personal delivery or by registered mail addressed to the recipient as follows:

          To the Consultant:

 

 

 

Roy Group (Barbados) Inc.

 

and

DGM Trust Corporation

 

 

Chancery House

 

Lot 5 Tetuan Residencias, Camino a

High Street

 

San Antonio Aguas Calentas

Bridgetown, Barbados

 

Antigua Guatemala, Sacatapecuez,

 

 

Guatemala

          To the Company:

 

GeoGlobal Resources Inc.

200, 630 – 4th Avenue SW

Calgary, Alberta

T2P 0J9

 

Fax: (403) 777-9199

or such other address or individual as may be designated by notice by either party to the other. Any Communication given by personal delivery shall be conclusively deemed to have been given on the day of actual delivery thereof and, if made or given by registered mail, on the third (3rd) day, other than a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday in Alberta, following the deposit thereof in the mail. If the party giving any Communications knows or ought reasonably to know of any difficulties with the postal system which might affect the delivery of mail, any such Communication shall not be mailed but shall be given by personal delivery.

6.10     Counterpart Execution

          This Amendment to Technical Services Agreement may be executed in counterpart and the parties may rely on a faxed executed copy of the counterpart, for all purposes.

6.11     Entire Agreement

          This Amendment to Technical Services Agreement shall be read in conjunction with the Technical Services Agreement dated August 29, 2003 and all other Articles of the said Technical Services Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. Except as expressly set forth in this Amendment, the Technical Services Agreement shall remain in full force and effect on the terms set forth therein and shall not be further amended except in accordance with the terms of the Technical Services Agreement.

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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have executed this Agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGLOBAL RESOURCES INC.
 

 

 

Per:  

/s/ Allan J. Kent  

 

 

 

Allan J. Kent, Director 

 

 

 

Executive VP & CFO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per:  

/s/ Brent Peters  

 

 

 

Brent Peters, Director 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROY GROUP (BARBADOS) INC.

 
 

 

 

Per:  

/s/ Jean P. Roy  

 

 

 

Jean P. Roy, President 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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