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Holding statement 1/2019 Tropical depression Entering the Gulf of Thailand

1 Jan 2019

Bangkok, January 1, 2019 at 12.30 hrs - Following the Offshore Weather Services (OWS) report regarding a tropical depression entering the Gulf of Thailand, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has established a 24-hour monitoring team to closely observe and prepared safetymeasures for offshore operation to manage the situation in the Gulf of Thailand.

As the situation is escalated and may impact the safety of the personnel on board, PTTEP has demobilized some staff and contractors who cannot carry out their normal duties under the current offshore weather condition back to Songkhla province; temporarily suspended transportation to the company’s offshore platforms as well as exploration and maintenance activities; moved drilling rigs and vessels to unaffected areas since December 31, 2018. However, the depression has yet to have a significant impact to PTTEP’s operation. The company has continued normal production at all offshore platforms to ensure smooth natural gas supply to the country until there is further notification.

PTTEP’s primary concern in all incidents of this nature is for the welfare of employees and people involved. Our immediate and urgent task is to do everything in our power to ensure safety and well-being of staff. We have prepared both proactive and reactive contingency plans in accordance with the international standard to deal with emergency cases to ensure prompt, effective and most importantly, safest actions.

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Tongchit PongorapinTel. +66 (0) 2537 4587
Nalin Viboonchart ​​Tel. +66 (0) 2537 4834
Korbua Dumrongmonkolkul Tel. +66 (0) 2537 7142

The information, statements, forecasts and projections contained herein reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance.   These views are based on assumptions subject to various risks.   No assurance is given that these future events will occur, or that the Company’s future assumptions are correct.   Actual results may differ materially from those projected.