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Total online at Badamyar off Myanmar

Written by  Tuesday, 02 May 2017 20:07
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France’s Total has started production from the Badamyar gas field, which is expected to enable an extension of the Yadana gas field’s 8 Bcm annual production plateau beyond 2020.

Located in the M5 block, offshore 220km south of Yangon in Myanmar, the Badamyar project was launched in mid-2014.

Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production said the project was completed on schedule and with costs 20% below budget.

“This project underscores Total’s commitment to develop gas projects to provide Myanmar and Thailand with affordable, reliable and clean energy to support the countries’ economic growth over the coming years,” he said.

The Badamyar project involves the installation of a new wellhead platform connected to the Yadana production facilities, and the drilling of four horizontal wells to develop the Badamyar gas field as a satellite of Yadana. It also includes a new compression platform.

Total is the operator of the project with 31.2% interest. Its partners are Chevron-Unocal (28.3%), PTT Exploration and Production (25.5%) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (15%).

Present in Myanmar since 1992, Total E&P Myanmar is the operator of the offshore M5 and M6 blocks that cover the Yadana gas field, which has been in production since 1998.

Gas produced from both blocks currently supply half of all gas consumed by Myanmar and around 12% of gas consumed by neighboring Thailand.

Total is also actively pursuing exploration activities in Myanmar, particularly in deep offshore, and currently, holds significant interests in seven offshore blocks: Last January, a gas discovery was announced on the A6 block; appraisal drilling will be conducted in 2017.

Image: Total's facility offshore Myanmar / Total

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