PETRONAS Carigali, Shell and PETROS EP awarded exploration acreage offshore Malaysia

August 5, 2021

A bit more clarity for yesterday’s post.

Dateline 2021-07-28:

PETRONAS has awarded Block SK437 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia to PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), and Petroleum Sarawak Exploration and Production Sdn Bhd (PSEP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS).

Block SK437 is located to the southwest of the prolific Central Luconia province, measuring 2015 km2 in size and in water depths of up to 50 m.

SSB is the operator for Block SK437 PSC, with a 85% participating interest, while PCSB and PSEP hold 7.5% each. Both PCSB’s and PSEP’s interests are carried during the exploration phase. SK437 is a new addition to Shell’s existing interests in 15 production sharing contracts in Malaysia, of which eight are located off the coast of Sarawak, whilst the remaining seven are located off the coast of Sabah.


Shell wins Malaysia offshore exploration block

August 4, 2021

Is Shell exiting, or wo’? Maybe it will exit PETRONAS , and enter PETROS?

Oo, and the page has an article titled “Petronas surrenders to Sarawak tax demands as CEO walks

Dateline 2021-07-29, Energy Voice:

Significantly, Sarawak state-energy company Petroleum Sarawak (PETROS) will hold a minor stake in Block SK437, marking its first involvement in an offshore exploration production-sharing contract (PSC).

Shell will operate the 2,015 sq km block, which lies southwest of the Central Luconia province in waters 50 metres deep, with an 85% interest. Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas Carigali and PETROS will each hold a 7.5% stake in the acreage.

Since the 1970s, significant oil and gas reserves have been discovered offshore the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, which have helped supply one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants in Bintulu.


Malaysia’s Sarawak awards key onshore acreage

July 24, 2021

Dateline 2021-06-21, Energy Voice:

The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, home to the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export complex, has awarded its first onshore block to Petra Energy and Uzma, as it hopes to revitalise its onshore oil and gas industry after taking regulatory control from the federal government.

Malaysia’s Petra Energy will operate Block SK433 on behalf of joint venture partner Uzma following the award by state-energy company Petroleum Sarawak (PETROS). Block SK433 covers the Miri-Marudi area in Northern Sarawak. It also holds a discovery, Adong Kecil.

In a statement Friday, the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the award was the result of a competitive bidding exercise that was managed by PETROS since January this year.

The CMO said this marks a significant milestone for Sarawak as it looks forward to the resumption of active exploration and production activities onshore.


Sarawak govt endorses Petros award of oil exploration to Petra Energy

July 21, 2021

Dateline 2021-07-18, Malay Mail:

 The state government has endorsed the conditional award by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) for Sarawak onshore block SK 433 to Petra Energy Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petra Energy, and its joint venture partner, Uzma Engineering Sdn Bhd,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uzma Berhad.

In a statement today, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the award is the result of a competitive bidding exercise that was managed by Petros since January this year.

The CMO said this is a significant milestone for Sarawak as it looks forward to the resumption of active exploration and production activities onshore.


Sabah to follow Sarawak in pursuing oil and gas rights

December 24, 2020

Dateline 2020-12-08, Straits Times:

Sabah will follow Sarawak in pursuing its rights, particularly where oil and gas are concerned.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan congratulated Sarawak for reclaiming its rights, adding that the Sabah government would ensure the same for the state.

He was referring to the Sarawak government signing a commercial agreement with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) on Monday which allows the state, through its subsidiary Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), to play a bigger role in the oil and gas industry through cooperation with Petronas.

“Kudos to the Sarawak government for reclaiming their rights. It is no secret that the Sarawak government had been doing all the heavy lifting in this fight and we are grateful for their efforts.


Sarawak issues leases on two oil fields to Petros

November 23, 2020

Dateline 2020-10-30, FMT:

The Sarawak government has issued mining leases to its oil and gas (O&G) company, Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), to carry out mining of O&G in two fields, in Miri and Marudi.

It marked the beginning of efforts to exercise the state’s constitutional rights to regulate onshore oil mining.

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg who made the announcement tonight said the leases were for the Adong Kecil West field in Miri district and the Engkabang block in Marudi district.


Petros to launch Malaysia’s first integrated fuelling station in Sarawak – fossil fuels, electric, hydrogen

November 9, 2020

I would say, forget the past, don’t sell anymore fossil fuel cars in Sarawak starting, say after next GE. And subsidize the transition to environmentally friendly transport methods – bullock, solar powered tricycles, convict-powered rickshaws, etc.

Dateline 2020-10-21, Paultan.org:

Sarawak is set to have the first state-of-the-art, integrated fuelling station in the country, which can cater to cars powered by conventional fossil fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity or hydrogen. The plan was first mooted back in May last year and is well and truly underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at Darul Hana on October 20, The Edge reports.

The station in Darul Hana will be the first and is expected to be completed next year. It is one of six stations planned for the state, all of them parked under state-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros). According to Dayak Daily, the second station will also be located in Kuching, namely the Batu Kawah New Township, also known as “MJC.”

As for the four remaining stations, they will be built in Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. SEDC Energy, a subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), will be responsible for building all six stations in the state.


Limbang among blocks where Petros may lead petroleum management

October 6, 2020

Dateline 2020-09-06, Malay Mail:

 The federal government is currently in discussions with Petronas for Petros to lead the petroleum management site regulations on onshore activities at blocks including Limbang.

Petros vice-president portfolio and planning Abang Arabi Abang Narudin disclosed this in reply to Deputy Minister of Transport and Limbang MP Hasbi Habibollah during a question and answer session at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Convention for the northern region here yesterday.

Hasbi said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had previously mentioned the possibility of oil being found in Limbang.


Sarawak assistant minister says negotiations ongoing with Putrajaya to reclaim O&G regulatory role

September 10, 2020

Dateline 2020-07-15, Malay Mail:

Negotiations to reclaim a regulatory role in the mining of oil and gas resources within Sarawak’s territorial waters is ongoing with the federal government and national oil company Petronas, Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali said today amid questions over the lack of transparency in the process.

The Sarawak assistant minister of law, state-federal relations and project monitoring also said the state is also negotiating to increase its revenue share from oil and gas and greater investment opportunities in downstream activities by the state government and Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros).


Sarawak gas deal expected to boost downstream activities

April 7, 2020

Dateline 2020-02-14, Malaysian Reserve:

THE recent natural gas deal between Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros) is expected to provide a boost to Sarawak’s downstream operations.

The handover of authority over the supply, sales and distribution of natural gas in Sarawak to Petros effective Jan 1 this year has given the fuel-rich state room to manage its resources — which account for 54% of total national gas reserves and 29% of national oil reserves.