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Terraoil is a uniquely positioned onshore Albanian oil producer that has been operating in the country since 2012.

Over that period, it has produced over one million barrels of oil and, in 2016, Terraoil was selected by the Albanian government as the country’s best foreign investor.

The Company owns the Visoka oil field and in June 2018 signed heads of terms on three additional agreements for the Cakran-Mollaj, Gorisht-Kocul and Amonicë oil fields. Current combined production from these four fields is approximately 1,100 bopd. The Company expects to finalise production sharing agreements granting it full rights to produce and develop the new fields before the end of 2020.

The acquisition of the Cakran-Mollaj, Gorisht-Kocul and Amonicë oilfields will help enable Terraoil to achieve significant synergies and efficiency gains. With the right funding and strategy, Terraoil aims to raise production to over 20,000 bopd. A disciplined investment and development program, economies of scale and low onshore operating costs are expected to result in high margin barrels.

Terraoil’s highly experienced management team is well respected within the industry and has a proven track record of operating in both heavy oil and in Albania.

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Albania’s unique history has resulted in a vastly underdeveloped heavy-oil resource. Terraoil’s management team hopes to continue its record of realising the great potential of the country’s oil resources through further investment and new technology. Albania’s strong economic growth and status as a European Union candidate also provide the Company with a positive operating environment to continue the development of its business.

Vision
& Strategy

Terraoil’s strategy is focused on becoming a leading oil producer in Albania while providing significant returns for shareholders.

In addition to Visoka, including the acquisition of three new oilfields (Cakran-Mollaj, Gorisht-Kocul and Amonicë), Terraoil aims to increase current production levels from a total of approximately 1,100 bopd to over 20,000 bopd. Utilising the team’s vast experience and expertise in heavy oil production and based on its previous success in the country, the Company is pursuing a multi-pronged strategic plan to develop existing fields to establish significant cash generative production. The implementation of modern oilfield management techniques and equipment will be accomplished by:

  • vertical well reactivations
  • implementation of a horizontal well drilling program
  • replacing existing well equipment to allow larger drawdowns, manage water intrusion and thereby achieve an uplift in value of the fields
  • increasing recovery factors through redevelopment and rehabilitation of the oilfields, using latest enhanced oil recovery technologies
  • expanding reserves through appraisal drilling and primary development of the fields.

The Company is also pursuing the acquisition of additional oilfields in Eurasia and other areas which have existing or near-term production and proven 2P reserves.

The Board and Management Team see great potential in Albania and since operating in the country, Terraoil has formed a strong relationship with the local councils and national government. By using these relationships and further enhancing the Company’s reputation in the country, Terraoil will continue to assess other potential opportunities in Albania.




Terraoil maintains a strong ethic of operating to the highest health, safety, environmental and social standards while profitably developing energy resources within the region.

Board

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Hans-Peter Vogt

Chairman

Hans-Peter Vogt was elected as Chairman of the Group in December 2016. Hans-Peter was General Secretary of the Department for Construction (State of St. Gall), Chief of Staff of the Investment and Trading Division of Swiss Volksbank, Co-Head of Winterthur-Life, Member of the Executive Board of Thurgauer Kantonalbank and of Kaiser Ritter Partner Private Bank (Liechtenstein). He also held a number of senior positions in private equity, real estate and investment funds and was Chairman of a listed German plant producer for biogas power plants. Hans-Peter Vogt is owner of HENISA Wirtschaftsberatung GmbH in St. Gall. Mr Vogt received a Master’s of Business Administration and Law from the University of St Gall and has completed the Senior Executive Programme at Stanford University and the Executive Marketing Camp at INSEAD at Fontainebleau.

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Peter Krempin

Member and CEO

Mr Peter Krempin founded the Group in 2009 and is Chief Executive Officer of Terraoil. Prior to founding the Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Krempin Asset Management Swiss AG, a company specialising in international advisory work for corporate bonds in the commodity industry from 1997 to 2009 and worked for Krempin GmbH & Co, a financial advisory and fund management firm from 1993 to 1997. Mr Krempin received a Master's in Finance from bbw Akademie Berlin.

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Silvio Campestrini

Member

Mr Silvio Campestrini joined the Group in 2016. He is also Managing Partner of AAA-Corporate Finance Advisers Ltd, a position he has held for the last 18 years. Prior to joining AAA-Corporate Finance Advisers, Mr Campestrini was the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at OBT AG for two years, Managing Director of MFC Merchant Investment bank AG for two years, Deputy Director of Corporate Finance at Ernst & Young for three years and Chief Financial Officer at Curti Medien Holding AG for seven years. He has also been posted on various international assignments including with Jurg Marquard Holding in Poland, UTC International Holding in London and Siber Hegher & Co in Hong Kong. Mr Campestrini has attended Höhere Wirtschaft- und Verwaltungsschule in Zurich and Harvard Business School.

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Shefqet Dizdari

Member

Mr Shefqet Dizdari joined the Group in 2011. Prior to joining the Group, he worked as a private practice lawyer, public prosecutor of the Chief of Investigator's Office, High Officer in the Military Academy of Force Reserve and Head of Chrome Recovery State Enterprise. Mr Dizdari attended the Faculty of Political and Juridical Sciences at the University of Tirana and the Military Academy of Force Reserve.

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Thomas Keglovics

Member

Mr Thomas Keglovics joined the Group as a member of the board in 2017. He is also a Managing Partner at M&A Beratung, a position he has held since 1998. Prior to joining the Group, he was CEO of the Supervisory Board of Subsidiaries for Zwerenz & Krause GmbH from2009 to 2013 and has previously worked at RHI AG, Granville Baird PLC and Constantia Privatbank AG. Mr Keglovics received a Master's in Economics and Business Administration from WU University, a MBA from Webster University and a Master's in International Real Estate Valuations from Donau Universität. He is also a Certified Asset Manager.

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Peter Luggen

Member

Mr Peter Luggen joined the Group in 2011. Prior to joining the Group, he worked at Permacor AG/ FTZ Group from 1981 to 2017, ultimately becoming the Chief Executive Officer and President of the board of directors. Mr Luggen previously also worked for Markant Agentur AG and World Underwriting Agencies Ltd.

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Dr Frank Gregor Wettstein

Member

Dr Frank Gregor Wettstein joined the Group as a director in 2016. Prior to joining the Group, he was a Head Private Banking at Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd Zurich office between 2008 and 2012 and the Head Private Banking at Bank Frey & Co AG between 2005 and 2008. He has also held management positions at Bank Vontobel AG, and general management positions at CS Life and Credit Suisse, Monaco. Mr Wettstein received his business doctorate from the University of Zurich, an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau and attended the Advanced Executive Program at the Swiss Banking School.

Management

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Peter Krempin

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Peter Krempin founded the Group in 2009 and is Chief Executive Officer of Terraoil. Prior to founding the Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Krempin Asset Management Swiss AG, a company specialising in international advisory work for corporate bonds in the commodity industry from 1997 to 2009 and worked for Krempin GmbH & Co, a financial advisory and fund management firm from 1993 to 1997. Mr Krempin received a Master's in Finance from bbw Akademie Berlin.

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Bill Cummins

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining the Group in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, Mr Bill Cummins was Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Petromanas Energy Inc. from 2010 to 2016; Chief Financial Officer at Calvalley Petroleum Inc. from 2007 to 2010; Vice President of Corporate Finance at Leede Financial Markets Inc. from 2001 to 2007 and Controller at Calgary Overseas Development (JV) Limited from 1994 to 2001. Mr Cummins received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and a MBA from the International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a Chartered Accountant.

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Bayne Assmus

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Bayne Assmus joined the Group in 2018. Prior to joining the Group, he worked for Bankers Petroleum Limited in a variety of positions including Vice President, Engineering & Operations, Deputy General Director VP Production & Operations and Vice President, Production & Operations. He has also worked at Arcan Resources Ltd, Harvest Energy, Encana Oil & Gas and Petroversa Resources Ltd. Mr Assmus received a Bachelor of Geological Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a Professional Engineer, APEGA member and SPE member.

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Peter Clutterbuck

Chief Technical Officer

Peter Clutterbuck joined the Group in 2015. He is also Managing Director of Global Energy Consultants Ltd. Mr Clutterbuck has extensive experience managing heavy and viscous oil developments in countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Poland, Lithuania and Vietnam which used Soviet era petroleum technology. He worked for the BP group in operations management for 15 years in Abu Dhabi, UK North Sea, and Alaska. Subsequently, Mr Clutterbuck was the Chief Executive Officer of four listed oil companies and has served on the boards of four AIM oil companies. His heavy oil experience includes fields in Colombia, Alaska, California, and Madagascar. Mr Clutterbuck served on the Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in London. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Careers

Terraoil takes great pride in delivering value in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner for all its stakeholders, and is fully committed to attaining the highest level of personal and professional development for all employees.

For anyone looking to build a career at an innovative, growing, heavy oil production company, Terraoil is a great place to work.

There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team.

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