KUCHING, Dec 22: A total of eight out of 10 oil and gas (O&G) discoveries by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) and its Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs) in Malaysia this year were made off the coast of Sarawak.
The other two discovery sites are located off the coast of Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.
According to a statement issued by Petronas today, the largest oil discovery recorded was made by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd at the Nahara-1 well in Block SK306 within Sarawak’s Balingian province.
Within Central Luconia, Sarawak Shell Berhad had discoveries at the Inai-1 and Temu-1 wells in MLNG block while Mubadala Energy found more gas in Block SK320 at the Cengkih-1 well.
In Western Luconia, ConocoPhillips Sarawak Limited drilled three exploration wells in Block WL4-00 and discovered gas at the Gagau-1 well while the Salam-3 and Benum-2 wells confirmed the extension of O&G accumulations in adjacent fault blocks.
Meanwhile, in Baram, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited made a gas discovery in Block SK410B through the Paprika-1 well, where the giant Lang Lebah was also discovered in 2019.
In ultra-deepwater Sabah, TotalEnergies EP Malaysia made a discovery at the Tepat-2 well in Block N within the Sabah Trough province while Hess EP Malaysia B.V. found a new gas reservoir at the Bergading Deep-4 well in Block PM302 within the North Malay Basin, off Peninsular Malaysia.
To this, Petronas senior vice president of Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) Mohamed Firouz Asnan said 2022 has recorded double the 2021’s exploration figure where 16 wells were completed, with two more in progress. — DayakDaily