CALGARY, Canada / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2014 / Oil Optimization Inc. (TSXV-OOI) (the "Company") announces the release of a USD1,000,000 performance bond to the Thai Ministry of Energy, as per the terms of its petroleum concession agreement covering Block L14-50 onshore Thailand. The above payment satisfies a work commitment to drill one exploration well by February 7, 2014, that was delayed due to environmental permitting issues. The funds had been set aside upon signing of the agreement to settle such an eventuality. Interest charges covering a three-month period at the rate of fifteen percent per month are currently under negotiation with relevant officials.
The Company continues to pursue the environmental permit required to drill the first exploration well in the north Phetchabun sub-basin and is considering various options at its disposal, including additional corporate and social responsibility programs, to accelerate the approval process. The application was temporarily withdrawn after consultation with officers from the Ministry of the Environment and will be resubmitted once conditions are more favorable.
About Oil Optimization Inc.
Oil Optimization Inc. is an international junior oil and gas exploration company based in Canada with an advanced discovery program onshore Thailand. The Corporation owns the long-term exclusive rights to onshore Block L14-50, which is subject to a farm-out agreement. The one million acre petroleum 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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