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PTTEP launches gas production at Malaysia’s offshore Block H


PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) on Tuesday announced the start of natural gas production at its Block H Rotan and Buluh fields off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia. PTTEP said the joint project with Malaysia’s Petronas will increase domestic energy supply and sales volume.

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The project commenced production on February 6, targeting capacity of 270 million standard cubic feet per day, said Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP CEO.

"The achievement of first gas from Block H will increase domestic LNG production capacity and strengthen PTTEP’s investment portfolio in Malaysia, he added.

The production sharing contract is operated by PTTEP Sabah Oil Ltd, which has a 56 per cent interest in the Rotan field and 42 per cent interest in the remaining area. The joint venture partners are Petronas and Indonesia’s PT Pertamina.

Published : February 16, 2021

By : The Nation