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 Turkey totaling 0.63 MM acres (gross) or 0.31 MM acres (net before the impact of the TBNG Acquisition and West Thrace Deep Rights Sale expected to close by year-end 2016). The Company’s small legacy oil and gas properties in Canada were sold in the Q3 2014.
Valeura is pursuing high 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 Q3 2016 averaged 680 boe/d, including 4.0 MMcf/d of natural gas, at a $9.35 per Mcf natural gas price realization, and 10 bopd of oil from the Thrace Basin.