Laricina Energy announced on Wednesday it intends to raise between $250m and $400m by selling common shares at $40 to $45 each in a private placement. Laricina was started by executives of Deer Creek Energy after it was sold to French oil giant Total in 2005 for $1.67bn. Canada Pension Plan acquired 17% of the privately-held oil sands developer for $250m last year. This round of fund raising is expected to push back a possible public listing of Laricina to 2012.