Mitra Energy Inc.

January 14, 2016 08:30 ET

Mitra Provides Update on Vietnam Gas Development Plans

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2016) -


Mitra Energy Inc. ("Mitra") (TSX VENTURE:MTE) is pleased to provide an update on the status of its gas development project in Vietnam as follows:

  • On January 12, 2016, Mitra was informed of the approval of the Prime Minister of Vietnam of the Reserve Assessment Reports for the Nam Du (Block 46/07 PSC) and U Minh (Block 51 PSC) Fields.

  • Outline Development Plans for the Nam Du and U Minh Fields were completed on December 24, 2015 and sent to Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corporation before submission for Prime Ministerial approval.

  • Agreement has been reached for Mitra to be assigned the full 35% working interest in Block 51 PSC formerly held by Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company ("the KUFPEC Interest"), taking Mitra's net working interest in Block 51 to 70%. The assignment will be effective from December 31, 2015 and is subject to final governmental approval. As a consequence of securing the KUFPEC Interest at zero cost, Mitra's net 2C Contingent Resource on Block 51 increases by 22.6 million boe to 45.2 million boe (based on March 2015 Competent Person's Report). Mitra's total net 2C Contingent Resources across its portfolio rises from 69.2 million boe to 91.8 million boe.

  • Good progress is being made by LR Senergy on an updated Competent Person's Report, which is expected to be published during Q1 2016.

Paul Ebdale, CEO of Mitra, commented: "We are pleased with the continued steady progress being made towards commercialisation of our first gas fields in Vietnam in partnership with Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corporation. Completion of our Outline Development Plans is a significant milestone for Mitra and we look forward to making further significant steps with our gas commercialisation plans through 2016."

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