December 16, 2017
Dateline 2017-11-02, The Star:
Malaysia is confident that Thailand’s intention to impose tax on natural gas produced by Petronas at the border of the Joint Development Area (JDA) fields in the Gulf of Thailand can be resolved.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the natural gas produced by Petronas outside the JDA should not be taxed as it was not being used in Thailand even though it was sent for processing in Songkla before being transported to Bukit Kayu Hitam.
He said the natural gas produced was only “on transit” in Songkla as it was channelled through the same pipeline, and 100% of it was sent to Malaysia.
May 26, 2015
Don’t know why this articled appeared, documentation rather than news.
Dateline 2015-04-18, Offshore Technology:
Joint Development Area (JDA) Blocks B-17 & C-19 and B-17-01 Integrated Development Project involves the phased development of gas and condensate fields in blocks covering a 4,700km² area south of the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of Thailand and Malaysia. The water depths range between 55m and 65m.
These blocks contain a total of 18 gas fields, namely Muda, Muda South, Tapi, Jengka, Amarit, Mali, Jengka West, Jengka East, and Jengka South fields, which are located at Block B-17, whereas Tanjung, Jinda, Andalas, Muda South East, Andalas East, Thanthong, Melati Muda Extension and Jengka Extension gas fields are located in B-17-01.
April 3, 2010
While lookinf for information on PTTEPI, I found a site showing Thailand’s petroleum concessions. To bad the site doesn’t tell me who I need to see to shake and make deals. Anyone out there have info?
Taken from the Nation, dateline 2010-03-23:
PTTEP has started natural gas production at B17 Block in the Thai-Malaysia joint development area, with initial capacity of 135 million cubic feet per day.
The condensate production is about 4,900 barrels a day.
The gas capacity should be raised to 335 million cubic feet per day within the fourth quarter of 2010.
The project is operated by Carligari-PTTEPI Operating Company, a 50:50 joint venture of PTTEP International and PC JDA.
The project is part of securing overseas energy for the national security. All the gas output is supplied to Thailand’s PTT.
August 6, 2009
Taken from Bernama, dateline August 1:
KOTA BAHARU, Aug 1 (Bernama) — The federal government is looking into the question of oil royalty for Kelantan, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Saturday.
He said the matter was still under study because of overlapping areas in the vicinity of the oil platform.
“When the study has been completed, I will send a representative to convey the result of the study to the state government,” he told reporters after opening the Kota Baharu Umno Division delegates meeting, here.
Kelantan is seeking RM1 billion in oil royalty from the federal government, claiming that the money constituted five per cent of the earnings from petroleum and liquefied natural gas extracted from offshore Kelantan since 2004 as per a report of the Statistics Department.
What ‘overlapping areas’ are being referred to? I know that the Joint Development Area is part of Kelantan costal waters, but you would think division of profits would have already been sorted out with neighbouring governments. If not, I pity CHOC.
And which oil platform we talking about? Isn’t it a gas platform that’s out there. Chakerawala, anyone? Or maybe they are talking about oil equivalent barrels (oeb)?
Other articles on this are here and here.
March 21, 2008
Continuing my expansion of the above article, I thought I would list down the operators and comments of the acreage listed.
Blok A18 – as the original author says, the acreage is operated by the Carigali Hess Operating Company (CHOC
as its known to friends). It’s located in the Malaysia Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA)
- Blok B17 – the PSC for this area is PETRONAS Carigali (JDA) Sdn Bhd, also in the JDA.
- Block C19 – the PSC for this area is Carigali-PTTEP International Operating Company (CPOC), also in the JDA.
- PM3 – operated by Talisman (Malaysia) Ltd.
- Sub-Blok Ular – operated by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB).
- PM301 & PM302 – CS Mutiara, though I’m not sure if they have had to relinquish the acerage yet. It’s interesting to note that this aceragetouches the Kelantanese shoreline.
- PM303 – Shell, PSC awarded in 1999, though yet to produce.
So, of the fields listed by the author, 3 are in the JDA, one is in Kelantanese waters, and the rest are in Terengganu waters.
It’s interesting to note that we do not have a JDA for disputed resources between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Would that have reduced the amount of hydrocarbons that could be claimed by Sabah and Sarawak?