Valeura Energy Inc. ("Valeura" or "the Company") is a Canada-based public company engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas in Turkey. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") in Canada under the trading symbol VLE.
Since Valeura was established in 2010, the Company has executed a number of transactions and currently holds interests in 21 production leases and exploration licences in the Thrace Basin of Turkey totaling 0.53 MM acres (gross) or on a net basis 0.43 MM acres of shallow rights and 0.35 MM net acres of deep rights (net after the impact of the TBNG Acquisition and West Thrace Deep Rights Sale, already closed, and the expected closing of the Subsequent West Thrace Deep Rights Sale by mid-2017). The Company’s small legacy oil and gas properties in Canada were sold in the Q3 2014.
Valeura is pursuing high operating netback natural gas in Turkey, including conventional shallow natural gas, unconventional tight gas and a potentially significant basin-centered gas play in the Thrace Basin. By applying 3D seismic, modern fracture stimulation technology and horizontal and deeper vertical well drilling, Valeura is aiming to achieve commercial scale operations from this tight gas resource and expand conventional natural gas operations by applying new exploration concepts. This upstream program is complemented by ownership of gas gathering and sales infrastructure to support direct marketing of natural gas to end users.
Valeura’s petroleum and natural gas sales in Turkey in the Q4 2016 averaged 795 boe/d, including 4.7 MMcf/d of natural gas, at a $7.96 per Mcf natural gas price realization, and 12 bopd of oil from the Thrace Basin.