Performance Summary

Performance Result Q1/2018
The consolidated financial statement recorded revenue from sale of goods and rendering of services of Baht 44,226 million and Net Gain of Baht 1,337 million which was the Net Profit attributable to owners of the Company of Baht 1,146 million, or earning per share of 0.83 Baht.

Total EBITDA (2,992 MB.)

Unit: THB Million

Key Financial

Business Unit Performance

Bangchak boasts a complex refinery with a capacity of 120,000 barrel per day based on sophisticated hydrocracking technology. The Company took assorted measures to raise its outputs and manage its refining margins.

Stock Snapshot

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited

is a Thailand based company engaged in the operation of oil refinery and marketing the finished products through its service stations. The Company’s oil market includes consumers in various sectors, such as transportation, aviation, shipping, construction, industrial and agriculture. Other businesses are renewables and Exploration & Production.


Executive Talk

With this edition of the IR News Letter, we are honored to have Mr. Chalermchai Udomranu, Senior Executive Vice President, Refinery Business Unit of Bangchak Corporation PCL, here to have a broad discussion on the refinery and the Turnaround Maintenance (TAM), including the 3E Project.

Q1: As Bangchak is scheduled to undergo a Turnaround Maintenance this year, can you impart on us when the TAM will commence and its duration? Under normal circumstances, how often do TAMs occur and for how long?

A: This year, the company plans for the TAM to last from April 30th, 2018 to June 13th, 2018, a total of 45 days. Commonly, TAMs come around after every 2 year interval and will last for 30 to 40 days for each period depending on the amount of work to be completed, examining and maintaining instruments in the production process. The company is looking into possibilities and planning for maintenance measures that will lengthen usage duration, with goals of increasing duration between TAMs to a 3 year interval.

Q2: With this upcoming TAM, which part of the refinery will be improved or upgraded, and what other results can we expect from the TAM in terms of production, stability, flexibility, production capacity, and cost effectiveness?

A: Aside from the inspection and scheduled maintenance to production instrument, the company has replaced instruments in the Vacuum Distillation Unit to increase production capacity. Also, we have given prominence to energy saving by incorporating special paint technology to be applied to the walls of the distillation unit to prevent temperature loss. As well as, installing a system to increase the flexibility of managing the refinery’s electrical system, and erecting auxiliary system for equipment of high importance to lower the risk of having the production process face an unplanned shutdown.

Q3: What contingency does Bangchak have for oil reserves, in order to not affect the company’s sales?

A: The company has made preparations to procure refined product to meet the demands of customers during the TAM by taking initiative to increase reserves in various depots both inside and outside of the refinery with respect to adequacy of receiving and distributing refined product to customers. Also, refined products were procured in preparation from both domestic and international sources to secure supplies of refined products to match customer demands, and to maintain reserve levels required by Thai law.

Q4: When is the next scheduled TAM after 2018?

A: According to plans the company made in regards to the 3E Project (the project aims to increase efficiency, energy, environmental friendliness) will be completed in 2020, and will have the new unit combine force with the present unit, thus the next TAM is planned for 2020 to coincide with the aforementioned combination, as well as for the inspection and maintenance of existing production equipment. Once the 3E Project is completed, the refinery’s crude oil refinery production will increase beyond 130 KBD.

Q5: On the subject of the 3E Project, how far along is the project, and what is the benefit the company can expect from the project, or any other refinery projects that aims to increase efficiency

A: The 3E Project (project aims to foster efficiency, energy, and environmental friendliness) comprises of:

  • The 3rd Co-generation Power Plant project which commenced operation in August 2017 using Natural Gas as fuel generates 10.3 MW and 42 tonnes of steam per hour. It reduced production cost of electricity and steam due to increase in productivity, mitigating environmental repercussion with respect to clean fuel source (Natural Gas), and also helps lower the amount of greenhouse gas the company emits.
  • The Octane Booster Unit installation utilizes Continuous Catalyst Regeneration (CCR) technology that succeeds the previous unit, improving distillation unit capacity, increasing product yield and lowering energy consumption; increasing yields of the high valued Benzene production, including the extension of TAM intervals for the unit to 3 years. The project will approximately be completed in 2020.
  • The Debottlenecking project aims to increase crude oil refining capacity to exceed 130 KBD with efficiency, yielding finished product in tandem with customers’ growing demand for finished product consumption that increased with economic expansion, and business-wise leveraging competitive advantage. The project is estimated to wrap in 2020.

Other than the 3E Project, another project that aims to increase refinery capacity under the name of YES-R, the project aims to increase Yield Optimization, improve energy efficiency and lowering cost, elevate Safety Excellence to its highest possible level, and enhancing reliability to prevent risks from unplanned shutdown. There are also plans to develop Automation and Digitization technology. We estimate that all projects will gradually be completed and ready for application in 2020.

Mr. Chalermchai Udomranu

Senior Executive Vice President, Refinery Business Unit

Oil Market Outlook

Strong demand, high compliance rate and political risk support stock drawdown to 5-year average
Crude Oil Price Outlook: Tighter crude stock surplus, reinstate Iranian oil export sanctions and OPEC exit cut deal strategy support prices

Focus on Q2’18:

  • Political uncertainty and supply disruption support
  • The US to reinstate Iranian oil export sanctions
  • High OPEC supply cut compliance.
  • High refinery maintenance in Q2
  • U.S. oil supply continue to grow

Market Highlights in 2018:

  • Global economy supporting robust oil demand growth
  • Oil production cuts led by OPEC and Russia tighten oil market.
  • Non-OPEC supply growth, lead by U.S. , Canada & Brazil
  • OPEC review cut deal in Jun’18 (beginning of OPEC exit cut?)
Strong middle distillate crack spread in Q2, supported by heavy refinery maintenance in Asia, North America & Europe

Focus on Q2’18:

  • Lower oil products export from China after several refineries turnaround.
  • Peak global refinery turnaround support cracks
  • Gasoline cracks pressured by startup new Vietnam’s Nghi Son 200 KBD refinery & new China’s reformer 300 KBD.
  • Higher Middle distillates demand from India (Construction sectors) & Australia (Mining sectors).
  • Fuel oil continued stable weak after peak global crude price and lower demand from Middle East country.

Market Highlights in 2018:

  • The incremental demand growth in Asia will offset supply increase from the recently commissioned refinery projects.
  • Continuation of relative light end support compared to middle distillates on still strong demand.
  • Demand growth in Asia should support the overall gasoline market.
  • Slower Asia’s gasoil demand growth and higher supply
  • Fuel oil demand for power generation continue to decline

IR Activities

27-28 Mar 2018

Invest ASEAN Singapore 2018

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited by Mr. Surachai Kositsareewong, Senior Executive Vice President, Accounting and Finance had joined ASEAN Singapore 2018 event hosted by Maybank Kim Eng to meet and update BCP information to international insititutional at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Singapore on March 27-28, 2017

25 Apr 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited had Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Bai Mai Meeting Room of Bangchak Corporation HQ, M Tower Building.

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