Valeura Energy, a Canada-incorporated upstream company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has become Thailand's largest independent offshore crude oil producer with average production of 22,100 bbls/d in Q2/2023 and 2P reserves of 29 mbbls at year-end 2022 after the acquisition of stakes in several producing oilfields. Valeura Energy purchased interests in the Jasmine (B5/27, 100%), Nong Yao (G11/48, 90%), and Manora (G1/48, 70%) oilfields from Mubadala Petroleum Thailand in December 2022 and the Wassana (G10/48, 100%) oilfield from KrisEnergy Thailand in April 2022.
Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, TTA President and Chief Executive Officer said: "We have acquired 10,309,900 shares (representing a 10.14 % stake) in Valeura Energy and support the Valeura Energy team and corporate strategy, which we believe offers high potential upside and significant growth opportunities.
As an investment holding company, TTA is constantly on the search for high growth businesses that serve an under resourced market. What we see in Valeura Energy resonates with our investment strategy with their various transformative acquisitions and execution in the upstream oil business serving an energy-starved Asia. TTA has a long history in investing in the oil and gas business, beginning with Mermaid Maritime, our EPCI and Subsea business, which was recently awarded a 3-year upstream decommissioning campaign in Thailand. This investment in Valeura Energy marks our expansion into the upstream oil and gas business. We look forward to an exciting and successful next phase with Valeura Energy and expect significant growth and upside in them."
Source: Thoresen Thai Agencies