January 10, 2022
Dateline 2021-11-30, Reuters:
Malaysia’s state oil agency Petronas (PETR.UL) said on Tuesday it had discovered gas in its Nangka-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417, located in the shallow waters of Baram Province.
“The Nangka-1 well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 3,758 metres in September 2021. The sweet gas was discovered in the Middle to Late Miocene Cycle VI clastic reservoirs, further validating the hydrocarbon potential in the surrounding areas,” the company said in a release.
July 31, 2021
Dateline 2021-07-22, Reuters:
Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) launched the sale of its stakes in oil and gas fields it does not operate off the coast of Malaysia, according to a document seen by Reuters.
The Anglo-Dutch company announced in March that it was considering selling its stakes in the Baram Delta EOR and the SK307 production-sharing contracts which are operated by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, a unit of state energy firm Petronas.
The sale process for the two stakes, launched this month, is being run by investment bank J.P. Morgan, according to the sales document.
March 23, 2021
Dateline 2021-03-04, Malay Mail:
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will take stern action against an individual and an oil and gas company in Miri, if it is found that standard operating procedures (SOP) were not complied with, its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said today.
He said SDMC is conducting an investigation into the matter after 49 oil and gas workers tested positive for Covid-19 today.
“We will not hesitate to take stern action as a warning to us all,” he told reporters during a media briefing on the Covid-19 situation in the state.
He said this cluster involved a day tripper who failed to comply with the SOP and was exposed to Covid-19 in a high-risk area.
“A total of 49 Covid-19 positive cases identified in the Miri district are from the Baram Oil and Gas Platform.
March 14, 2021
Dateline 2021-02-24, Reuters:
Malaysia’s state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, said on Wednesday that it had discovered gas in the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in the Block SK417 production sharing contract (PSC).
The firm said the contaminant-free gas find in Dokong-1 in the shallow waters of Baram Province off the coast of Sarawak, revives the Baram shallow clastics play.
January 11, 2021
Dateline 2021-01-04, Market Screener:
Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said on Monday it expects to resume full production at its Baram facilities, off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island, in the third quarter after halting output in October following an accident.
Petronas declared force majeure at its Miri crude oil terminal on Oct. 29 as a result of the ship collision on Oct. 27 at the Baram field, a company spokesman told Reuters.
November 16, 2020
Dateline 2020-10-27, AlJazeera:
A crew member of a Malaysian offshore support vessel has drowned after his ship collided with the oil rig it was servicing off Malaysian Borneo in poor weather, the coastguard said on Tuesday, but more than 100 other sailors were rescued.
The ship, the Dayang Topaz, rammed into the beramB oil platform after its anchor cable broke, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) chief Mohamad Zubil Mat Som said in a statement.