Gas Production Commences at B15 Field Offshore Sarawak
Sapura Exploration and Production (Sarawak) Inc. (Sapura E&P) announced Thursday that it has commenced gas production at the B15 field, located within the SK310 production sharing contract (PSC) area offshore Sarawak in East Malaysia. Output figures for the field were not revealed.
Discovered in December 2010, the B15 gas field achieved the milestone within two years of the sanction of its field development plan.
The B15 development comprises a processing platform with a 21-mile pipeline tied into existing infrastructure for onwards transmission into the Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) complex at Bintulu, Sarawak.
“This milestone achievement at B15 was achieved on schedule and within budget,” Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin, president and group CEO of Sapura Energy Berhad, which owns Sapura E&P, said in a company statement.
“Sapura E&P has made significant gas discoveries over the past two years. The development plans for these discoveries are progressing well and should come on stream over the next two to five years. Once fully developed we expect Sapura E&P to be a significant supplier of natural gas into the Bintulu MLNG complex,” he added.
Sapura E&P is the operator of the SK310 PSC with a 30 percent participating interest and partners with Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd, which owns a 40 percent stake, and Diamond Energy Sarawak Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, which owns the remaining 30 percent interest.
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