First Oil Commences at Bentara Field Offshore Sarawak

Malaysia's national oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhd (Petronas) announced Wednesday that Bentara field in the Balai Cluster Risk Service Contract (RSC) area located offshore Sarawak, Malaysia has achieved its first oil production May 25.

The field which is expected to produce more than 1,000 barrels of oil per day is being developed and operated by BC Petroleum Sdn Bhd.

The Bentara field is the second field in the Balai Cluster, which successfully achieved oil production after Balai field on Nov. 6, 2013.

The first oil production from Bentara field also marks the fourth successful oil production from marginal field development projects undertaken by Petronas under the RSC petroleum arrangement.

The Balai Cluster RSC covers four fields namely Balai, Bentara, Spaoh and West Acis. The RSC was awarded Aug. 16, 2011 to BC Petroleum Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company consisting of Roc Oil, Dialog Group and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.

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