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Petronas Prolific Dokong Sweet Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

PETRONAS has announced a gas discovery from Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417 Production Sharing Contract (PSC), located in the shallow waters of Baram Province, approximately 90 kilometres off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.

PTTEP HK Offshore Limited is the operator for Block SK417 PSC with 80 per cent participating interest while PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PETRONAS holds the remaining 20 per cent. The PSC was signed in March 2018 as a result from the Malaysia Bid Round 2017.

The Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 3,810 metres in mid-January 2021. The discovery of a gas column measuring more than 80 metres in the Middle to Late Miocene Cycle VI-VII reservoirs further validates the potential of the remaining prospects in Baram Province. 

This finding of contaminant-free gas in Dokong-1 not only revives Baram shallow clastics play but also proves the presence of more sweet gas opportunities within the area. 

PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management Mohamed Firouz Asnan said: “The Dokong-1 exploration well is one of several recent successes in Malaysia’s exploration activities. Monetisation of sweet gas discovery in Baram Province can be supported through existing infrastructure and will contribute towards PETRONAS’ aspiration in delivering reliable, stable and cleaner energy supply to domestic and global markets.

“In addition, the Dokong-1 discovery reinvigorates the entire exploration landscape of the Baram Province, strengthening the role of Baram gas supply network as part of the larger Sarawak gas system. PETRONAS, together with the PSC parties, are currently undertaking further evaluation to determine the full extent of the discovery,” he added. 

Meanwhile, PETRONAS will be offering four shallow water blocks in Sarawak as part of the upcoming Malaysia Bid Round 2021, which will take place on 26 February 2021.

 
PETRONAS announces major Discovery at the Hidayah-1 exploration well In East Java offshore Indonesia

 PETRONAS through its subsidiary, PC North Madura II Ltd., has announced an oil discovery at the Hidayah-1 exploration well, located within the North Madura II Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore East Java, Indonesia. PC North Madura II Ltd. is the operator with 100 per cent participating interest in the North Madura II PSC.

The Hidayah-1 exploration well was spudded on 7 January 2021 and safely drilled to a depth of 2,739 metres. The well encountered an oil-bearing carbonate build-up with good reservoir qualities in the Ngimbang carbonate formation and tested at approximately 2,100 BOPD with good crude quality. The Hidayah-1 exploration well results will be further assessed to ascertain its potential.

PETRONAS Vice President of Exploration, Upstream, Emeliana Rice-Oxley said: “The discovery at the Hidayah-1 exploration well marks an important milestone for the North Madura II PSC as it has proven oil potential of carbonate build-up in the area. This is an encouraging development and is a testament to the vast exploration potential in Indonesia. We look forward to strengthening our relationship and collaboration with the government towards delivering clean, safe and reliable energy supply to the Republic of Indonesia.”

PC North Madura II Ltd. President, Mohd Nazlee Rasol added: “We are thankful for the strong support given by SKK Migas and the Local Government of Kabupaten Sampang in making the drilling of Hidayah-1 exploration well a success. This discovery is proof of PETRONAS’ commitment to continue growing our upstream business in the country.” 

PETRONAS is also the operator for the Bukit Tua oil and gas field offshore East Java and is a joint venture partner in six other PSCs located both onshore and offshore Sumatera, Natuna Sea, East Java as well as Kalimantan.

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