At the Wellhead: Malaysia sets out a plan to reverse its oil output slide


Dateline 2013-09-30, Platts:

Malaysia wants to reverse a long decline in its crude oil output. It recently completed a project that it sees as a major step in that direction. Mriganka Jaipuriyar discusses the project in this week’s Oilgram News column, At the Wellhead.

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Malaysia recently achieved a significant milestone in its attempt to reverse a decline in crude oil production with the completion of the Tapis-R platform — a 23,500 mt mega structure for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project at the aging Tapis field located offshore Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia.

With the EOR project, Petronas and ExxonMobil are aiming to recover an additional 180 million barrels of crude oil from the field, which was discovered in 1969, and extend its life by another 30 years.

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