Well Shweyitun (2) 100 km northwest of Pathein appraises natural gas

Union Minister U Win Khaing inspects the Dhirubhai Deep Water KG2 (DDKG2) offshore drilling rig. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Win Khaing inspects the Dhirubhai Deep Water KG2 (DDKG2) offshore drilling rig. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing accompanied by Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, Deputy Minister Dr. Tun Naing, Ayeyawady Region Minister for electricity, energy, industry and transportation U Win Htay and officials visited the Dhirubhai Deep Water KG2 (DDKG2) offshore drilling rig that was drilling Appraisal Well Shweyitun (2) in offshore block A-6 about 102 km
northwest of Pathein yesterday morning.
The Union Minister and party were welcomed onboard the drilling rig by officials from Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise, officials from shareholder companies MPRL E&P, Woodside and Total and were explained about the status of appraisal well.
Drilling of Appraisal Well Shweyitun (2) in offshore block A-6 was started on 20 July 2018 and reaches the target depth of 4,850 meter (15,912 ft.) and tested commercially viable natural gas at a depth of 4,373 meter in a sand bar 40 meter thick.
Offshore block A-6 was jointly explored by MPRL E&P Pte Ltd, Australia Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte Ltd and France Total E&P Myanmar Co., Ltd. with investments ratio of 20 percent, 40 percent and 40 percent. Appraisal Well Shweyitun (2) is the fifth well to be drilled in offshore block A-6 and works will be continued to reach the production stage it is learnt.—MNA

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