Overseas Petroleum Exploration

Project Location : Petroleum areas overseas (with focus in Asia-Pacific)

JV Partners and Percent Equity :  No existing project yet

Project Objective(s) : To acquire new areas for petroleum exploration and production (E&P) through bid rounds and farm-in opportunities.

Project Description : The project involves evaluation of open areas and petroleum blocks overseas offered through bid rounds and farm-in opportunities. PNOC EC aims to acquire new blocks if technically, economically, and legally feasible.

Brief Background : In 2005, PNOC EC was mandated to expand its upstream petroleum investment overseas. The company has evaluated farm-in opportunities offered by international oil companies which included blocks in Southeast Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia, South America and the USA. PNOC EC has also evaluated offered blocks in petroleum bid rounds in Colombia and Myanmar. No firm investments have materialized so far. PNOC EC is now prioritizing evaluation and eventual acquisition of producing assets with focus in the Asia pacific.


As of end Dec 2016

(page update February 8, 2017)