Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing visited Phugyi Pipeline base camp of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) in Hmawby Township, Yangon Region on 23 February.
Located near Phugyi Village in the township, the base camp serves as the transit centre for piping oil from Mann oilfield and Htaukshabin oilfield in Minbu Township, Magway Region, to Thanlyin oil refinery in Yangon Region and for the maintenance of pipelines. But now, its main function is to repair and maintain the natural gas pipelines of lower Myanmar.
Under its supervision are the Shwepyitha camp (Yangon), Dedaye camp, Thanatpin camp, Mawlamyine camp, Tanbyuzayat camp and Yay camp responsible for the repair and maintenance of 981 miles of pipeline including the 331-mile 20-inch Lankakanpauk-Myainggalay-Yangon pipeline, and the 86-mile 24-inch Daw Nyein-Ywama pipeline.
Yesterday morning, the Union Minister and team arrived at Pyay oilfield in Shwedaung Township, Bago Region, where they heard a report on its salient points presented by the general manager of MOGE. In his instructions, the Union Minister stressed the application of modern techniques for increasing output and better seismic surveys for getting precise results of the underground geological condition and collective efforts for producing more oil.
Pyay oilfield started producing oil and gas in 1965. Its maximum daily oil output reached 2563 barrels in July 1994. It produced 25.618 cubic feet of gas in June 1998. The old oilfield now has 13 wells that are producing 65 barrels of oil and 0.078 cubic feet of gas. Efforts are being made to increase oil and gas output.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister and team arrived at the base camp of Titok pipeline where the in-charge presented a brief account of the functions. In response, the Union Minister pointed out the importance of pipe maintenance work and the standard operation procedure (SOP). He also observed the pipeline emergency maintenance demonstrations.
Located near Htanmakauk Village in Pyaye Township, Bago Region, it was built as a transit centre for transporting oil from Mann oilfield and Htaukshabin oilfield in Minbu Township, Magway Region, to Thanlyin oil refinery in Yangon Region and for the maintenance of pipelines.
Its main function at present is to repair and maintain the natural gas pipelines of the upper Myanmar. A pipeline measuring 1130 miles of Titok is under maintenance at present. The total length of the network of pipelines laid by MOGE is 2371 miles.
—MNA (Translation: TMT)