I earlier reported that TCOT / OSC were being handed over to PCSB. Now I can note that ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc’s (EMEPMI) Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) were extended.
At 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, EMEPMI signed with PETRONAS and PETRONAS Carigali the Main Principles Agreement that will lead to the execution of a new Production Sharing Contract (PSC).
In summary, the new PSC will enable EMEPMI to continue production of the existing reserves in the seven fields currently under the 1995 PSC until 2033. It will also be pursuing additional oil development and will have the opportunity to pursue Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) activities.
As part of the arrangement, EMEPMI will retain operatorship of all the existing offshore fields, and will extend this to 2033. Operatorship of the onshore assets, and in particular the Terengganu Crude Oil Terminal (TCOT), will be transferred earlier than initially planned, and will be accelerated from 2012 to no later than June 2009 along with the gas and condensate facilities (i.e. OSC). This transfer is strategic to PETRONAS due to national interest considerations.
Other aspects of EMEPM’s current onshore operations at Kemaman Supply Base will
remain as is.