Shell, Petronas to develop Rosmari-Marjoram gas fields off Malaysia

November 16, 2022

Dateline 2022-09-05, Reuters:

Shell Plc (SHEL.L) on Monday said it would invest with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas fields in the Southeast Asian country’s waters.

The Rosmari-Marjoram fields are situated 220 km (136.7 miles) off the coast of Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

The project is designed to produce 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, with gas production expected to start in 2026, Shell said in a statement.

M’sian companies working on Kasawari gas project among targets of Beijing-backed hackers — research

November 15, 2022

Totally from left field.

Dateline 2022-08-31, The Edge:

Malaysian companies working on the Kasawari gas project in the South China Sea were among the targets of cyberattacks by Beijing-backed hackers.

Citing new research from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint and consulting firm PwC, energy portal on Tuesday (Aug 30) said hacking group Red Ladon, also known as TA423, is using a simple phishing scam to attack politically significant targets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, including defence contractors, infrastructure, and law firms involved in diplomatic disputes.

The scam sees victims lured in by fake news websites that infect targets’ computers with malicious software, called ScanBox, that lets hackers gather information for reconnaissance purposes.

Petronas negotiations realign acreage in Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area

November 10, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-25, Upstream Online:

Malaysia’s national upstream company Petronas Carigali has wrapped up negotiations with Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA)that see acreages rejigged and the company commit to delivering increased volumes of gas to both Asean neighbours.

Petronas and the MTJA have reached an agreement and have received the relevant approvals from the Malaysian and Thai governments to annex the Block B-17 and Block C-19 production sharing contracts and Block B-17-02 (Open Area) into the Block B-17-01 PSC.

Block B-17-01 PSC comes with a 10-year production period extension until 2039, under the terms of the annexation agreement.

Petronas plans Phase 2 water injection support at South Furious offshore Sabah

November 9, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-25, Offshore:

Petronas has approved the South Furious 30 Water Flood Phase 2 project in the North Sabah production sharing contract offshore Malaysia, according to partner Hibiscus Energy.

This involves drilling of six water injectors and five oil infill wells at the South Furious 30 Field, the aims being to increase production and reserves recovery via pressure support from water injection and sweep into existing and new oil producers.

Petronas to provide natural gas to Sarawak Petchem and Sarawak Energy

November 8, 2022

Dateline 2022-10-23, Offshore Energy:

On 23 August 2022, Petronas informed it kicked off the development of a gas delivery facility at Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu, that will, from next year, supply natural gas to SPSB and SEB.

The Bintulu Additional Gas Sales Facility (BAGSF-2) is designed with a capacity to deliver up to 390 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscfd).

The facility will deliver 160 MMscfd of LNG to a Sarawak Government-owned methanol plant, which will be operated by SPSB. The methanol plant is currently under construction at Tanjung Kidurong. Another 70 MMscfd will be supplied to Sarawak Energy Bhd’s Tanjung Kidurong Power plant. The remaining capacity will allow the facility to supply future customers.

2 O&G firms yet to pay Sabah RM97mil in SST

November 7, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-18, FMT:

Two oil and gas firms have yet to pay the RM97 million in state sales and service tax (SST) on petroleum products owed to Sabah, says the state’s second finance minister Masidi Manjun.

According to The Borneo Post, the two firms are Repsol Oil and Gas Ltd and SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd. Masidi reportedly said there was no problem with the other oil and gas companies operating in Sabah as they had been paying the SST on time.

He added that Sabah would be able to rake in RM1.2 billion annually if all of the firms had paid the SST on time.

Sarawak needs more chemical engineers, says premier

November 3, 2022

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Dateline 2022-08-13, Malay Mail:

Sarawak needs more chemical engineers to support the state’s petrochemical industry, said Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg.

He said expertise in the field would be needed for Sarawak especially with two proposed petrochemical investments in Bintulu.

“There are two proposed investments (coming into Sarawak) with each valued at US$6 billion on the separation of gas which is a complicated process.

“Therefore with these investments coming in, we need a lot of chemical engineers in Sarawak,” he said in his speech at the Sarawak Branch Institution of Engineers (IEM) annual dinner here, last night.

Rosmari-Marjoram Gasfield, Malaysia

November 2, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-11, Offshore Technology:

Rosmari-Marjoram is a proposed sour gas field development located in Block SK318, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.

Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), a Malaysian subsidiary of Shell, has 75% ownership and is the operator of the gasfield. Petronas subsidiary Petronas Carigali holds a 15% stake in the field while Brunei Energy Exploration owns the remaining 10% stake. The estimated investment in the project is $1bn.

Sabah oil and gas roadshow to promote funding, talent development opportunities

November 1, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-11, The Star:

Local players in the oil and gas industry have been urged to take part in the Sabah Oil and Gas, Services and Equipment (OGSE) Roadshow 2022 here later this month.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the roadshow would provide a platform for OGSE companies to explore government support to help grow their businesses and secure long-term sustainability.

Universiti Malaysia Sabah offers Oil and Gas related Diploma programme

October 27, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-06, Daily Express:

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Faculty of Engineering has designed a diploma programme in Process Engineering which specialises in oil and gas operations for producing quality human capital capable of contributing to the industry of hydrocarbon.

According to the faculty’s website, the Diploma in Process Engineering (Oil and Gas Operations) is a three-year programme, which mainly covers the midstream activities in the oil and gas industry.