Amerada Hess has begun initial natural gas sales from
Block A-18 of the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA). Gross production is currently averaging approximately 110
million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) and is expected to increase to 390
mmcf/d by the first quarter of 2006. Amerada Hess and Petronas
Carigali each own a 50% interest in the Block A-18 Production Sharing
Amerada Hess estimates that net production from Block A-18 will
exceed 55 mmcf/d in 2005 and 140 mmcf/d in 2006.