San Leon Energy, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is an oil and gas exploration company with assets and operations in Albania, France, Ireland, Nigeria, Poland, Spain, and Morocco.
As part of its Morocco operations, San Leon drills in Western Sahara. In 2015, the company reported finding gas in its Laayoune-4 well, and announced that it would be applying, in conjunction with Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM), for a new eight-year license to continue exploration. When asked about the company’s operations in Western Sahara, San Leon’s lawyer, Daniel Martin, said the company has not talked with the Saharawis since they are “not a representative people.”
 San Leon Energy plc, “Operations and Assets: Spain,” http://www.sanleonenergy.com/operations-and-assets.aspx#spain.
 San Leon Energy plc, Annual Report and Accounts, 2015, p. 18, http://www.sanleonenergy.com/media/2398325/san-leon-ar-2015.pdf.
 Western Sahara Resource Watch, “San Leon Hits Gas in Occupied Western Sahara,” October 1, 2015, http://www.wsrw.org/a105x3270.
 Western Sahara Resource Watch, “San Leon: ‘Saharawis Are Not Representative,’” August 8, 2011, http://wsrw.org/a204x2089.