Petronas Sees 14 Fields Under EOR Scheme Producing Up to 1B Barrels of Oil


Dateline 2013-09-26, Rigzone:

Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) expected production from 14 oil fields identified under the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) initiative to reach between 750 million and one billion barrels of oil for the duration of the fields’ economic life, subject to the condition of the fields and when these projects start up, local newspaper The Star reported Thursday.

The Tapis field is the first to be selected for the EOR scheme, under which Petronas seeks to reverse dwindling oil reserves in Malaysia. Five of these fields lie offshore Sabah and Sarawak, including Baram in Sarawak and St Joseph in Sabah, while the others are located offshore Peninsular Malaysia, including Tapis and Dulang fields.

Petronas CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas said recently that production decline at its Malaysian oil fields has been kept to a minimum, at around 2 and 3 percent which helped the firm to maintain crude production at around 480,000 barrels per day, compared to 8 and 9 percent internationally, The Star reported.

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