Petronas’ EOR project in Tapis to boost oil production


Isn’t Tapis ExxonMobil’s field?

Dateline 2013-09-25, The Star:

Petroliam Nasional Bhd expects Malaysia’s first large scale enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project to boost oil production at the Tapis oilfield offshore peninsular Malaysia by up to 35,000 barrels per day from between 3,000 and 4,000 barrels currently.

Head of EOR programme, exploration and production technology division Dr Nasir Darman said using the water-alternating-gas (WAG) injection measure, the depleting Tapis oilfield will be injected with gases from nearby Guntong oilfield to increase pressure and enhance oil production.

Production, he added, is expected to start in the first half of next year. “At peak, the project is expected to produce between 25,000 and 35,000 barrels per day of oil in 2016 and 2017,” he told reporters in a briefing at the Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Bhd (MMHE) fabrication yard here on Tuesday.

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