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Ophir field achieves first oil

Written by  AOG Staff Saturday, 11 November 2017 01:30
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Octanex said first oil has been achieved at the Ophir field, offshore Malaysia, following commencement of production from the field on 20 October.

Production during this period was constrained to a maximum of 3000 bo/d. A de-bottle necking phase of commissioning is underway, and Octanex expects that the first lifting of Ophir crude will occur in December 2017.

The Ophir field with a water depth of approximately 70m and has been developed via three production wells, a wellhead platform and floating production storage and offload (FPSO) vessel.

It has been developed pursuant to a Risk Service Contract granted in 2014 by PETRONAS to Ophir. Octanex holds a 50% interest in the permit and its joint venture shareholders are Scomi with 30% and Vestigo Petroleum with 20%. 

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