Offshore block A-6 to become major natural gas production project

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Ministry of Electricity and Energy holding a press conference on the outcome of drilling appraisal well Shweyitun 2 in offshore block A-6, at the ministry’s office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A press conference on the outcome of drilling appraisal well Shweyitun 2 in offshore block A-6 was conducted at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday afternoon.
Present at the press briefing were Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Deputy Minister Dr. Tun Naing, Permanent Secretary U Tin Maung Oo, chairmen, managing directors, directors general of departments and corporations, heads of departments, officials from MPRL E&P Pte, Ltd., Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte, Ltd. and Total E&P Myanmar Co., Ltd, that are shareholders of the PSC (Production Sharing Contract) Operator.
First, a video on appraisal well Shweyitun 2 was shown, followed by Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) Managing Director U Myo Myint Oo reading a press release on discovery of natural gas.
Next, status of work at offshore block A-6 was explained by MOGE director (offshore), officials from MPRL E&P Pte., Ltd., Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte, Ltd. and Total E&P Myanmar Co., Ltd., that are shareholders of the PSC Operator and Union Minister provided further explanations. Questions raised by local and foreign media were then answered by the Union Minister and the officials.
Offshore oil and gas exploration works were conducted in offshore block A-6 after a PSC was signed between MOGE and MPRL E&P Pte., Ltd. on 18 January 2007. Australia-based Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte, Ltd. and France-based Total E&P Myanmar Co Ltd farmed-in. Drilling of appraisal well Shweyitun 2 in offshore block A-6 was started on 20 July and reached the target depth of 4,850 meter (15,912 ft.). It tested commercially viable natural gas in a sand bar 40 meter thick. A Drill Stem Test (DST) was successfully carried out.
Offshore block A-6 was jointly explored by Myanmar nationals, led by MPRL E&P Pte,. Ltd., Australian Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte., Ltd., and French Total E&P Myanmar Co., Ltd. with an investments ratio of 20 per cent, 40 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively.
Work will be continued by the shareholders in offshore block A-6 to make it into a major natural gas production project, it is learnt.

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