Basic Energy Corporation is a publicly listed holding company in the Philippines, with business interests in various fields of renewable energy and alternative fuels, and oil and gas exploration and development.
In a span of nearly 50 years since the company was established, Basic Energy has undergone a dramatic transformation from an operating company into a holding company. Aligned with its primary purpose of developing alternative and renewable energy sources, the company changed its corporate name to Basic Energy Corporation from Basic Petroleum Corporation in 2007.
Basic Energy continues to fuel the Philippines’ vibrant energy sector with the breadth and depth of its projects and technical knowledge. The Company aims to be the leading developer of alternative and renewable energy, oil and allied products and services in the country.
As a a holding company, Basic Energy has equity investments in wholly owned subsidiaries that are key players in the country’s growth areas:
• Basic Diversified Industrial Holdings, Inc. (Investment holding company)
• IBasic, Inc. (information technology management company and service integrator)
• Basic Biofuels Corporation (developer of biofuels)
• Southwest Resources, Inc. (oil exploration, 72.58% owned by BSC)
• Basic Ecomarket Farms, Inc. (agriculture)
• Basic Geothermal Energy Corporation (geothermal energy development)
Basic Energy also holds a 70% stake in Grandway Group Limited, a company registered in Hong Kong in 2013. Grandway is a joint venture between Basic Energy and Petrosolve Bhd Sdn, a Malaysian firm that develops oil fields and holds a technology for enhanced chemical oil recovery. The joint venture then established PT Basic Energi Solusi as its operating arm in the management and operation of oil wells in Indonesia.
Basic Energy Corporation strives to be the leading Philippine energy developer. Basic Energy aims to be a major instrument in the country’s drive for energy self-sufficiency through clean, efficient and reliable energy sources without compromising our commitment to:
 protecting the environment;
 looking after shareholder value and interest;
 fostering social development in the communities it operates in, and;
 making a difference in the lives of its country, community, people and employees.
We aim to be a major Philippine company in the exploration, production, and supply of alternative and renewable energy, oil and allied products and services. Basic Energy Corporation is now geared towards maximizing the numerous opportunities and secure a formidable position in these industries.
In the need to make our country self-sufficient in energy, and in the development of Filipino technology;
In our duty to contribute to the development of our country, promote unity, and help uplift the lives of the Filipino people;
In our responsibility to protect the interests of our local and foreign shareholders, and to provide them with value for their investments;
In maintaining high standards of professionalism, excellence, and business ethics in our endeavours as a Company and as individuals;
In people as our primary resource and in providing opportunities for their continued professional and individual growth so they can achieve their full potential;
In treating our people with dignity and respect, looking after their personal welfare, and rewarding them on the basis of their performance, competence, and loyalty to the Company;
In seeking joint venture partners who share our vision and who will cooperate with us in achieving our common goals;
In the need to protect the environment; and
In Divine Providence whose love fuels our very existence and on whose goodness we fully depend and trust.
Basic Energy is involved in oil exploration and development activities in the areas covered under Service Contracts 47 and 53 in offshore and onshore Mindoro province, respectively. These service contracts were awarded by the Department of Energy, which prescribes the periods and programs for exploration, development and commercial production, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 87. The Company, through its subsidiary, Southwest Resources, Inc., used to be part of a consortium that handled Service Contract 41 in the Sandakan Basic, located in the southern portion of the Sulu Sea. However, the consortium decided to withdraw from this service contract in July 2010.
Basic Energy is also involved in the exploration, development and production of geothermal energy. In 2008, the Department of Energy awarded Geothermal Service Contract 8 in Mabini, Batangas to Basic Energy. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9513 (Renewable Energy Act of 2008), it was also awarded additional geothermal service contracts in various parts of the country, namely in Mariveles Bataan; East Mankayan, Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao; Iriga, Camarines Sur and Albay; West Bulusan, Sorsogon. (more info)
Basic Energy also maintains properties in San Fabian and Bolinao, Pangasinan, as well as in Labason, Zamboanga del Norte, with an eye towards developing these for solar photovoltaic (PV) farms. Maintaining these solar PV farms are in line with the Company’s thrust towards investing in renewable energy sources. Power generation from solar PV has long been seen as a clean sustainable energy technology that draws upon the planet’s most plentiful and widely distributed renewable energy source: the sun. (more info)
Basic Energy is open to pursuing other opportunities in the extractive industry to fulfill its vision to become a major supplier of alternative and renewable energy and allied products and services in the Philippines.
19 SEPTEMBER 1968
Organized as Basic Enterprises, Inc.
26 APRIL 1971
Became an oil and gas exploration and development company
Assumed the name Basic Petroleum and Minerals, Inc.
Publicly listed shares on the Philippines Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ‘BSC’
Changed its corporate name from Basic Petroleum Corporation to Basic Energy Corporation to align with its new primary purposes of producing ethanol and other biofuels, and developing renewable energy resources
Won the service contract from the Department of Energy for the exploration and development of geothermal energy in Mabini, Batangas
Bagged four more service contracts from the Department of Energy for the exploration and development of geothermal energy in Mariveles, Bataan; Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao; Iriga, Camarines Sur and Albay; and in West Bulusan, Sorsogon
Won four more service contracts from the Department of Energy for the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of hydropower projects in Negros Occidental
Partnered with Energies International Ltd., a company registered in Barcelona, Spain, fro hydropower development
Signed a joint operating agreement for the Mabini, Batangas geothermal power project with partner Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. which now holds a 25% stake in the project.
Returned the four hydropower contracts to the Department of Energy, in line with its streamlining of its renewable energy projects to focus on geothermal service contracts and other projects
Announced the start of drilling operations of a geothermal well in Mabini, Batangas by the first half of the year
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Board of Directors
|Oscar C. de Venecia||- Chairman|
|Francis C. Chua||- Vice-Chairman|
|Ramon L. Mapa||- Vice-Chairman|
|Oscar L. de Venecia, Jr.||- Director|
|Jaime J. Martirez||- Director|
|Ma. Florina M. Chan||- Director|
|Isidoro O. Tan||- Director|
|Reynaldo T. Casas||- Director|
|Oscar S. Reyes||- Independent Director|
|Eduardo V. Manalac||- Independent Director|
|Harvey Lawrence N. Dychiao||- Independent Director|
|Jose C. de Venecia, Jr.||- Chairman|
|Seiichi Wada||- Vice-Chairman|
|Jose P. de Venecia III||- Member|
|Leonardo R. Arguelles, Jr.||- Member|
|Gabriel R. Singson, Jr.||- Member|
|Oscar C. de Venecia||- Chairman|
|Oscar L. de Venecia, Jr.||- President and CEO|
|Anthony L. Cuaycong||- Senior Vice President and General Manager|
|Marietta V. Villafuerte||- Vice President and Treasurer|
|Corazon M. Bejasa||- Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
|Alberto P. Morillo||- Vice President- Operations|
|Angel P. Gahol||- Assistant Vice President-Compliance Officer|
|Darius Efren A. Marasigan||- Business Development Officer and Risk Management Officer|
|Peter James D. Leano V||- Drilling and Logistics Manager- Operations|
|Margaret Louise L. Honrado||- Technical Manager- Operations|
|Juan V. Ocoma||- Executive Assistant to the Chairman|