Offshore Myanmar well confirms commercial gas

Total has participated in a successful appraisal well on the Shwe Yee Htun-2 gas discovery in the A2 block offshore Myanmar.

Offshore staff

PARIS – Total has participated in a successful appraisal well on the Shwe Yee Htun-2 gas discovery in the A2 block offshore Myanmar.

The well, drilled to a final depth of 4,820 m (15,814 ft), intersected 40 m (131 ft) of net gas pay. Early analysis has confirmed good reservoir quality, permeability, and production deliverability.

It follows theShwe Yee Htun-1 and Pyi Thit-1 gas finds on the same block in 2016-17. Total estimates combined resources in the range of 2-3 tcf. 

Woodside Energy is technical joint operator for exploration and appraisal operations, its partner being MPRL E&P. However, Total, which has a 40% interest in the block, will assume operatorship in the development phase.

Elsewhere in Myanmar, Total operates the M5 and M6 blocks on the Yadana offshore gas field, which began operations in 1998 and which currently supplies half of the country’s gas and around 12% of gas consumed by neighboring Thailand.

Last year, Total also started production from the Badamyar project, designed to extend Yadana’s plateau output beyond 2020.

09/24/2018

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