Financially crippled Asia-focused upstream player KrisEnergy has finally admitted defeat and filed a winding-up petition to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. In response, state-backed Keppel Corporation, the largest shareholder in the Singapore-listed company, appears intent on seizing KrisEnergy’s remaining assets in Asia.
Singapore’s KrisEnergy, which is on the verge of collapse, has received a disappointing performance update on its Apsara oil field offshore Cambodia. The field was the financially crippled Singapore-listed company’s last hope to prevent it from going bust.
Singapore’s KrisEnergy is on the verge of collapse and eagle-eyed investors, seeking assets at bargain prices, are preparing to pick over the company’s carcass. However, given KrisEnergy’s recent dismal performance in Cambodia, there is not much left of interest.
Singapore-listed KrisEnergy – widely seen as a zombie company - is finally on the verge of collapse after production from its Apsara oilfield offshore Cambodia failed to meet expectations. Significantly, it should come as no surprise that the frontier basin disappointed.