May 16, 2022
Dateline 2022-04-22, The Edge:
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with its new investor SK earthon Co Ltd and Sarawak-owned oil and gas company Petroleum Sarawak Exploration & Production Sdn Bhd (PSEP) for Block SK247 off the coast of Sarawak.
Block SK427 is located within the prolific area of Balingian and Tatau hydrocarbon provinces covering an area of 3,349 sq km, according to Petronas in a statement on Friday (April 22).
“The block is situated in a proven hydrocarbon system and has promising hydrocarbon potential to be unlocked. Several significant hydrocarbon discoveries were made in 2021 in the Balingian province near the block, namely Sirung-1 and Hadrah-1 wells,” Petronas said.
April 17, 2022
Dateline 2022-03-08, Petroleum Economist:
The state-owned firm is doing most of the running, but IOCs are also active as the country seeks to sustain both production and LNG exports in particular
Malaysian state-owned Petronas’ policy of pressing on with offshore development despite the pandemic began to reap dividends around the turn of the year, with reports of several new finds and fresh drilling activity off the coast of Sarawak state.
The firm announced another offshore gas discovery in the area in January, at Hadrah-1in Balingian province. The success of the wildcat followed similar finds at Sirung-1 and Kulintang-1 last year.
March 11, 2022
Dateline 2022-01-07, Channel News Asia:
Malaysia’s state oil firm Petronas has made a new gas discovery at the Hadrah-1 wildcat exploration well off the coast of Sarawak state, the firm said on Friday.
The discovery by subsidiary Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd was made at Block SK411k located in the shallow waters of Balingian Province.
Petronas said Hadrah-1 is the company’s third gas discovery in this province, after Sirung-1 and Kulintang-1 in March and May respectively.