North Malay Basin Project To Start Gas Production End 2013


Production from the first phase of the $5.2 billion North Malay Basin project, which envisages development and commercialization of nine stranded gas fields offshore Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia, is scheduled to begin by the end of 2013.

pix_gal0 (1)“The early production system phase will be ready by the end of 2013 and the full field development phase will be ready in 2017,” a spokesman with Malaysia’s national oil and gas company Petronas said in an email.

Petronas’ upstream arm, Petronas Carigali, and the Malaysian subsidiary of US-based Hess in June 2012 signed three production sharing contracts, paving the way for the implementation of the North Malay Basin project. The three PSCs, in which Petronas Carigali and Hess have an equal 50% stake, are for blocks PM302, PM325 and PM326b.-