NEW YORK – Gas production has started from the Hess-operated North Malay Basin full-field development in the Gulf of Thailand, following hookup of the topsides for the central processing platform.
Commissioning activities continue.
Hess expects its net production to ramp up shortly to around 165 MMcf/d.
North Malay Basin comprises nine gas fields in block PM302 with combined recoverable reserves of over 1.5 tcf of gas and over 20 MMbbl of condensate.
The location is roughly 186 mi (300 km) offshore the Trengganu Gas Terminal in a water depth of round 180 ft (55 m), with multiple gas bearing zones located at depths of 3,500-10,000 ft (1,000-3,000 m).
Hess operates with a 50% interest, in partnership with Petronas Carigali with the other 50%. The two also collaborate in the adjacent block A-18 in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA).
The North Malay Basin full-field development project benefits from a strong and long-term Petronas-Hess relationship and leverages experience gained from other projects within the JDA.
Development involved installation of four wellhead platforms, aside from the central processing platform, intra-field and export pipelines and associated subsea isolation valve skids, a moored floating storage and offloading unit and drilling of 14 shallow production wells.