Globally, PETRONAS has exploration and production presence in over 22 countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America and Africa. These overseas ventures account for almost a quarter of our total oil and gas reserves.
PETRONAS entered the international arena when we secured our first overseas venture as an upstream operator in Vietnam in 1991. The success of this first venture spurred PETRONAS to spread its wings further abroad since then. With our unique experience and expertise in contributing to nation building, coupled with our technical and operational competencies, PETRONAS has been increasingly accepted as a strategic partner by international companies and the host countries where we operate.