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Valeura Energy buys Thai oil assets from bankrupt KrisEnergy

Canada’s Valeura Energy will buy two operated licences offshore Thailand from Singapore’s KrisEnergy, which was forced into liquidation last year, for a price of $3.1 million. There will also be certain contingent payments of up to a further $7 million related to future development milestones, said Valeura Energy.


PTTEP officially takes reins at Erawan and Bongkot offshore Thailand

Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is now the official operator of the G1/61 project, which covers the Erawan, Platong, Satun and Funan fields, as well as the G2/61 project, covering the Bongkot field. PTTEP (BKK:PTTEP) said it is ready to boost natural gas production to increase energy security despite being denied prior access to Erawan due to an unresolved dispute with the former operator.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Thailand’s PTT closer to ruling EV market in Southeast Asia

Thai oil and gas group PTT has signed a joint venture deal with leading electronics producer Foxconn to make electric vehicles (EVs) as Thailand aims to become the region's top manufacturer and exporter of EVs. The move underscores the state-backed energy company's desire to diversify away from the traditional oil and gas business, which may have slower growth potential in the long run.


Chevron’s Thailand decommissioning campaign in limbo

Chevron is responsible for decommissioning dozens of platforms at the giant Erawan Block, which it will hand over to Thai national oil company PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) in April 2022, when its concessionary contract expires. However, delays in official government approvals leaves key decommissioning contracts stalled for now.


Thailand’s oil giant is going on a green spending spree

Thailand’s oil giant, whose sales account for about 10% of the nation’s economic output, is suddenly spending billions of dollars on electric-vehicle and renewable-energy companies and tilting its traditional businesses toward chemicals and plastics.