Malaysia confident of resolving issue of natural gas tax at JDA border

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.

Joint Development Area Blocks B-17 & C-19 and B-17-01 Integrated Development Project, Thailand

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.


Saturday Star 2010-06-19 – Job Opportunities

June 21, 2010

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First off, if you need my help to submit your CVs, donate to the blog, and I’ll review your CV to see if it is worthy of my (and my associates’) expectations. If you can’t figure out how to donate, no need to ask. I take it the industry’s booming again, looking at the number of ads in today’s paper.

  • There is an opening as admin staff at Synergy. We are also looking for someone with the ability and personality to fill up the position as a permanent member of the family. To balance things out, we’re focusing on competent female applicants.
  • Wow, RasGas has a 1 1/2 page spread. It’s looking for field operators (onshore), shift supervisors, panel/senior operators. Walk-in on the 23rd to 25th June 2010 here. The interviews will be held here. They are also looking for a lead integrity eng, integrity engineering specialist (pressure vessels/ piping), snr integrity eng, integrity eng, lead mech eng, snr mech eng. Interview on the 24th and 25th, same place as before. And they are also looking for snr marine eng, head of maint & reliability, maint eng – elc, maint eng – instr, head of planning (maint), maint eng specialist – machinery & reliability, maint eng specialist – support services, planning eng, planning eng specialist, head of training and comp, training specialist (planning), snr training coordinator, interface eng specialist. Again, walk-in interviews on the 23-27 June, same place. CVs to be submitted here. You can phone the local recruiters at +603 2078 1917/8. I believe RasGas is a JV, one of the partners being ExxonMobil.
  • Ranhill WorleyParsons is looking for snr cost eng, lead design mech/piping, snr design mech/piping, design mech/piping, snr mech/piping designer, snr control & automation eng, design control & automation eng, control & automation eng, lead civil structural eng, lead elect eng, design senior project eng. Hey, how come they aren’t looking for process? I assume they have more than they need at the moment. Anyhow, apply online here. (I haven’t seen a *.cgi address in a looong time. Brings back the retro feeling). Alternatively, send your CVs here.
  • Sabic has an advert. They are looking for a snr eng (process safety – Jubail), Lead occupational health (Jubail), Snr Safety Eng (Riyadh). You can apply via email here or here. Or key in your resumes online here. Login under candidate login and password at the website.
  • Murphy is looking for a deputy snr project manager, facilities project manager, tech advisor and onshore fabrication head. Send your applications here.
  • If you want to look after the JDA, there’s a position open for a business planner / analyst. Send your applications here.
  • Lundin’s looking for people a drilling superintendent, snr drilling operations engineers. Visit their site and apply here.

I still think you should get engineering books.

From The Nation – PTTEP starts gas production in JDA

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.

From Bernama – Kelantan Oil Royalty Issue

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.

Article ‘Kenapa BN Mahu Sangat Rampas Kelantan’ – Take 2

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 (CHOCas 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.
  • PM311 & 312 – joint venture between Murphy Peninsular Malaysia Oil Co Ltdand PCSB, 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?