BANGKOK, THAILAND / ACCESSWIRE / May 1, 2014 / Oil Optimization Inc. (TSXV : OOI) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an arms-length letter of intent under which a strategic investor, with exploration and production experience, proposes to acquire an indirect 43% interest in the Company's petroleum concession L14/50 onshore Thailand by subscribing for shares to be issued by Red Stag Resources (BVI) Limited, a 100%-owned subsidiary of the Company, for a subscription price of US$ 2,340,000.
The proceeds would be used to drill, complete and test two wells on targets already identified on the Company's petroleum concession and to acquire additional seismic data if necessary. The proceeds would cover the Company's entire share of costs of such a drilling program and a portion of the seismic data expense. The proposed transaction is subject to, among other things, the execution of a definitive agreement and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The parties expect to finalize a definitive agreement by June 15, 2014 and the Company will report on the progress of that agreement in due course.
Luc Desmarais, the Company's CEO stated that: "Following closely with the Thai Ministry of Energy's three-year extension of our petroleum concession agreement with an option for a further three years, and the formal submission of our final environmental impact assessment report to the Office of Environmental Policy and Planning, we are delighted about the prospects of teaming up with an investment group with established credentials in oil & gas exploration and production to advance our discovery program and initiate a drilling campaign on the previously undrilled northern portion of the hydrocarbon-rich Phetchabun basin".
About Oil Optimization Inc.
Oil Optimization Inc. is an international junior oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Canada with operations in Thailand. The Company owns the long-term exclusive rights to onshore Block L14-50, which is subject to a farm-out agreement with Rockstone Petroleum Limited. The one million acre concession covers the entire northern section of the hydrocarbon-rich Phetchabun basin in central Thailand, which has been subject to a 200-line kilometer 2D seismic acquisition program and an extensive magnetic survey. The southern section of the basin is currently being developed by China's ECO Orient Energy Ltd (60%) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited), Australia's Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (20%) and by Loyz Energy Limited (20%) of Singapore.
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