About Us

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.

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)
• Basic Renewables, Inc. (renewable energy)
• Mabini Energy Corporation (formerly Basic Geothermal Energy Corporation)
• Southwest Resources, Inc. (oil exploration, 72.58% owned)

Basic Energy also owns Grandway Group Limited, a company registered in Hong Kong in 2013, and which 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:

[1] protecting the environment;

[2] looking after shareholder value and interest;

[3] fostering social development in the communities it operates in, and;

[4] 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.

icon_oilBasic 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.


icon_geothermalBasic 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)



icon_solarBasic Energy is looking to hold an equity position in Solmax Power Limited and find itself securing revenue streams from Central Japan projects in the near term. This dovetails with the intent of the Company to secure holdings in stable, investment-friendly environments, the same intent that underpins its continuing efforts to broaden its range of solar projects – in the Philippines, in Asia, and beyond.

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.








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’

Underwent an equity restructuring that paved the way for a stronger balance sheet

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

However, the four(4) hydropower contracts were returned to Department of Energy, in line with its streamlining of its renewable energy projects

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.

Started the drilling operations of a geothermal well in Mabini, Batangas.

Saw a significant infusion of capital from Vintage Engineering Company Limited, a noted firm listed in Thailand with stakeholdings that include renewable energy projects in Japan and Myanmar.

Began due diligence process on possible equity investment in Solmax Power Limited, a Hong Kong-incroporated company targeting solar projects in Central Japan.


Board of Directors

Oscar C. de Venecia  - Chairman
Manuel Z. Gonzalez  - Vice-Chairman
Ramon L. Mapa  - Vice-Chairman
Oscar L. de Venecia, Jr.  - Director
Beatrice Jane L. Ang  - Director
Jaime J. Martirez  - Director
Ma. Rosette Geraldine L. Oquias  - Director
Supasit Pokinjaruras  - Director
Andres B. Reyes, Jr.  - Independent Director 
Kim S. Jacinto-Henares  - Independent Director
Reynaldo D. Gamboa  - Independent Director









Advisory Board

Jose C. de Venecia, Jr.  - Chairman
Seiichi Wada  - Vice-Chairman
Francis C. Chua  - Member
Gabriel R. Singson, Jr.  - Member
Jose P. de Venecia III  - Member
Oscar S. Reyes  - Member
Reynaldo T. Casas  - Member







Oscar C. de Venecia  - Chairman
Oscar L. de Venecia, Jr.  - President and CEO
Luisito V. Poblete  - Chief Operating Officer
Angel P. Gahol  - Corporate Secretary / Compliance Officer
Alain S. Pangan  - Vice President- Finance
Alberto P. Morillo  - Vice President- Operations
Darius Efren A. Marasigan  - Business Development Officer and Risk Management Officer