Statoil, PTTEP Swap Canadian Oil Sands Assets

MarineLink.com
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Leismer facility in Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Helge Hansen)

Statoil and the Thai exploration and production company PTTEP have signed an agreement to divide their respective interests in the Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) oil sands project in Alberta, Canada.


Following the transaction, Statoil will continue as operator and 100% owner for the Leismer and Corner development projects. PTTEP will own 100% of the Thornbury, Hangingstone and South Leismer areas.
 


As part of the transaction, Statoil will make a balancing payment of USD 200 million to PTTEP, in addition to a working capital adjustment from effective date of 1 January 2013. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals in Canada and is expected to close by the third quarter of 2014.


“Both companies agreed the best way to maximize value of the KKD leases is to divide ownership. This allows each company to develop the assets at their own pace,” says Statoil Canada Ltd. president Ståle Tungesvik.
 


“This transaction allows for PTTEP to adjust its portfolio and the timing of its capital expenditures, based on the current market situation, to achieve optimal investment returns. It is also an opportunity for each party to pursue its own strategic direction,” added PTTEP president and CEO Tevin Vongvanich.
 


Statoil entered Kai Kos Dehseh through the acquisition of North American Oil Sands Corporation in 2007, and in 2011 PTTEP farmed into a 40% interest in KKD, with Statoil remaining as operator.



The Leismer project is the first phase of the SAGD (steam-assisted gravity drainage) full field development of KKD. Leismer is currently in production and has an operating capacity of 20,000 barrels per day. A final investment decision for the Corner project was initially scheduled to be made in the first part of 2014. The parties have agreed to postpone this until the closing of the transaction.

 


 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Andrews to Lead CWind’s O&M Division

Lee Andrews has been appointed as CWind’s new global head of operations for maintenance and asset management (O&M) services.   Andrews joins CWind from Siemens

US Orders Trawler with Common-Rail Technology

Tier II-compliant 32/44CR technology to deliver fuel efficiency, low emissions and improved productivity   MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order for an MAN

Environmental Awards Recognize 84 Foss Vessels

With a combined 840 years without an environmental incident, 84 Foss Maritime and subsidiary companies' tugs and tank barges have been recognized by a major maritime

Finance

Rates Increase Boosts Diana Containerships Q3 Income

Diana Containerships Inc. reported net income of $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million for the respective period of 2013.

EU Backs Nantes St-Nazaire and Vigo Transport Link

The EU's TEN-T Program will back the upgrade of the existing sea line between Nantes St-Nazaire, France and Vigo, Spain with over €3.5 million to ensure reliable

Egypt Eyes Suez Container Port Renegotiation

Egypt is trying to renegotiate an extension of an agreement worth $1.5 billion with Suez Canal Container Terminal which has a concession to run a port near the entrance to the canal,

Energy

Andrews to Lead CWind’s O&M Division

Lee Andrews has been appointed as CWind’s new global head of operations for maintenance and asset management (O&M) services.   Andrews joins CWind from Siemens

China Defies U.S. Plea for Restraint in South China Sea

China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South

Maersk Drilling gets Extension for Jack-Up

Maersk Drilling, is a unit in shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk. Hess has exercised the four one-well options included in the current contract for the jack-up rig Maersk Resolute.

News

Dutch Yards May Need to Rethink Contract Structures

Rotterdam-based law firm AKD said a recent decision of the Dutch courts means that shipyards in The Netherlands may no longer be able to rely on the right to retain

Seven Rescued from Sinking Freighter near Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday.

US Orders Trawler with Common-Rail Technology

Tier II-compliant 32/44CR technology to deliver fuel efficiency, low emissions and improved productivity   MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order for an MAN

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2379 sec (4 req/sec)