After 49 oil and gas workers test Covid-19 positive, Sarawak says index case, company now under scrutiny

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.


UPDATE 1-Malaysia’s Petronas finds gas in Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well

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.


Malaysia’s Petronas says Baram oil output to resume in Q3 after ship accident

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.


One dead, more than 100 rescued in Malaysia oil rig collision

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.


Petronas accelerating efforts to enhance production of oil and gas for M’sia

December 1, 2011

Dateline 2011-11-16:

THE excitement in the oil and gas (O&G) sector just gets better, with oil giants Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and Royal Dutch Shell plc joining forces to further develop oilfields in Malaysia using the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology.

The duo had last week signed a heads of agreement for two 30-year production-sharing contracts (PSCs), which would entail a total investment of US$12bil (RM37.8bil), for projects using the EOR technology a technique to boost the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from existing fields off Sabah and Sarawak.

Involving four oilfields in the North Sabah area and nine in the Baram Delta off Sarawak, the EOR projects on a combined basis could be the biggest in the world in an offshore environment.