Completion of Transformative Gulf of Thailand Acquisition
CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / March 22, 2023 / Valeura Energy Inc. (TSX:VLE) ("Valeura" or the "Company"), the upstream oil and gas company with assets in the offshore Gulf of Thailand and the Thrace Basin of Turkey, is pleased to announce completion of its transformative Gulf of Thailand acquisition, as announced on December 6, 2022.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Valeura Energy Asia Pte. Ltd, Valeura is now the holder of a 100% operated interest in Licence B5/27 containing the Jasmine and Ban Yen oil fields, a 90% operated working interest in Licence G11/48 containing the Nong Yao oil field, and a 70% operated working interest in Licence G1/48 containing the Manora oil field. All net economic benefits accumulated from September 1, 2022 are included within the acquired entity.
Sean Guest, President and CEO commented:
"I am delighted to have closed this transaction and grateful to the many individuals involved throughout the acquisition process culminating in this milestone. I would also like to welcome our new staff to the Valeura organisation, and look forward to charging ahead together as the largest independent oil producer in Thailand.
With our expanded asset base, we can now begin to realise synergies across our operations, unlocking even more value for our stakeholders, while remaining mindful of our primary focus on safe, reliable operations. At the same time, our growth ambitions remain at the core of our forward strategy. We intend to pursue the organic growth opportunities within our portfolio, as well as further inorganic opportunities in Southeast Asia."
Valeura has commissioned Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. to conduct a reserves and contingent resources evaluation for all of its Thailand assets effective December 31, 2022, and will publish results in due course.
Full Year 2022 Results
Valeura intends to announce its consolidated financial and operating results for Q4 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2022 before markets open on March 30, 2023.
For further information, please contact:
Valeura Energy Inc. (General Corporate Enquiries) +1 403 237 7102
Sean Guest, President and CEO
Heather Campbell, CFO
Valeura Energy Inc. (Capital Markets / Investor Enquiries) +1 403 975 6752
Robin James Martin, Investor Relations Manager +44 7392 940495
Auctus Advisors LLP (Corporate Broker to Valeura) +44 (0) 7711 627 449
CAMARCO (Public Relations, Media Adviser to Valeura) +44 (0) 20 3757 4980
Owen Roberts, Billy Clegg
About the Company
Valeura Energy Inc. is a Canada-based public company engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas in Thailand and in Turkey, and is pursuing further inorganic growth in Southeast Asia.
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Forward-looking information is based on management's current expectations and assumptions regarding, among other things: the continuation of operations following the COVID-19 pandemic; political stability of the areas in which the Company is operating; continued safety of operations and ability to proceed in a timely manner; continued operations of and approvals forthcoming from governments and regulators in a manner consistent with past conduct; future drilling activity on the required/expected timelines; the prospectivity of the Company's lands; the continued favourable pricing and operating netbacks across its business; future production rates and associated operating netbacks and cash flow; decline rates; future sources of funding; future economic conditions; the impact of inflation of future costs; future currency exchange rates; the ability to meet drilling deadlines and fulfil commitments under licences and leases and the Company's continued ability to obtain and retain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost efficient manner. In addition, the Company's work programmes and budgets are in part based upon expected agreement among joint venture partners and associated exploration, development and marketing plans and anticipated costs and sales prices, which are subject to change based on, among other things, the actual results of drilling and related activity, availability of drilling, offshore storage and offloading facilities and other specialised oilfield equipment and service providers, changes in partners' plans and unexpected delays and changes in market conditions. Although the Company believes the expectations and assumptions reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect.
Forward-looking information involves significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Exploration, appraisal, and development of oil and natural gas reserves and resources are speculative activities and involve a degree of risk. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company including, but not limited to: the ability of management to execute its business plan or realise anticipated benefits from the Acquisition; the risk of further disruptions from the COVID- 19 pandemic; competition for specialised equipment and human resources; ; the Company's ability to manage growth; the Company's ability to manage the costs related to inflation; disruption in supply chains; the risk of currency fluctuations; changes in interest rates, oil and gas prices and netbacks; potential changes in joint venture partner strategies and participation in work programmes; uncertainty regarding the contemplated timelines and costs for work programme execution; the risks of disruption to operations and access to worksites; potential changes in laws and regulations, the uncertainty regarding government and other approvals; counterparty risk; the risk that financing may not be available; risks associated with weather delays and natural disasters; and the risk associated with international activity. The forward- looking information included in this new release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. See the most recent AIF and MD&A for a detailed discussion of the risk factors.
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