Commercial oil production begins at Layang field offshore Malaysia

February 26, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-20, Oilfield Technology:

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation’s subsidiary, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited, the Operator of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia together with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, commenced commercial oil production from Layang Field on 3 December 2019.
Layang Field (“Layang”), in addition to its natural gas production since May 2017, commenced oil production by using a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading System (FPSO) named “FPSO Helang”.

First gas from Layang Field of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

August 1, 2017

Dateline 2017-06-15, Your Subsea News:

Mr. Shunsaku Miyake, President and CEO of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation is pleased to announce that its subsidiary JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited, the Operator of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia with a participating interest of 75%, commenced commercial gas production from Layang Field on 28 May, 2017.

Layang Field is located approximately 7 km east of the producing Helang Gas Field in Block SK10. Natural gas produced from Layang Field, together with natural gas from Helang Gas Field, will be supplied through subsea pipelines to the MLNG Tiga Sdn. Bhd. liquefaction plant in Bintulu, Sarawak, which is partly owned by JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation. The natural gas will be sold as LNG after liquefaction to its customers including buyers in Japan.


Malaysia’s THHE Receives More Winding-Up Calls

September 2, 2016

I reaaaallly hope I don’t have to do this to get my money:

Dateline 2016-08-01, Rigzone:

Malaysia’s TH Heavy Engineering Berhad, a fabricator of offshore oil and gas facilities, disclosed Friday that winding-up petitions against the firm have been presented July 26 to The Kuala Lumpur High Court of Malaya from two companies for work completed, including that for a floating production facility to be deployed to the Layang field in Block SK10 off Sarawak, it said in separate filings with local stock exchange Bursa Malaysia.

The first winding-up petition was served by Nusapetro Sdn Bhd, with the firm seeking $399,001 (MYR 1,605,285), inclusive of interest rate, from TTHE. Nusapetro said the amount is for the supply of API610 centrifugal pumps package for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) Layang project.

Bicara Sepakat Sdn Bhd also submitted a winding-up petition against TTHE’s 70 percent owned subsidiary THHE Fabricators Sdn Bhd, claiming $238,830.69 (MYR 960,877.98) inclusive of interest rate for the provision of piping fabrication, installation, hydrotest and reinstatement works.

“Except for the amount claimed, THHE is not expected to incur any further losses from the winding-up petition,” TTHE said in separate announcements, adding that it will seek necessary legal advice on the matter with a view of defeating the petition.

JX Nippon gears up for Malaysia drilling campaign

August 10, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-28, Offshore Engineer:

Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) is gearing up to drill three wells offshore Malaysia after agreeing a contract for the rig for the campaign.

JX Nippon is to hire the semi-tender drilling rig SKD Berani from a SapuraKencana Petroleum subsidiary.

The contract with be for a minimum 150 days and has two option wells. The contract is expected to start by July 2016.

JX Nippon acquired blocks SK10 and SK8 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, in 1987 and 1989 respectively. In 2012 and 2013, the firm also acquired deepwater Blocks R (offshore Sabah), 2F and 3F (offshore Sarawak).

The SKD Berani is able to drill to 6000ft water depth and was built in 2006 at Keppel Offshore & Marine in Singapore.

SapuraKencana has also announced a number of other contracts. SapuraKencana Drilling Jaya has accepted an extension to its contract with BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) for the provision of the semisubmersible SKD Jaya. BPTT has extended the use of SKD Jaya for its development drilling campaign offshore Trinidad & Tobago for an additional one well for approximately 45 days, and additional work on an existing well for approximately 60 days.

In addition, SapuraKencana HL won a contract by Selex ES Malaysia, for the provision of FEED and EPCIC of the Radio Shortwave Support System project for Petronas Offshore Facilities off the west coast of Sabah, for 19 months.

Malaysia’s THHE Not Given More Time from JX Nippon to Complete Layang FPSO

June 26, 2016

Man, can you feel the hate to THHE? Though, in this case the hate seems to be in the article title, not the actual article itself.

Dateline 2016-06-01, Rigzone:

TH Heavy Engineering Berhad, an offshore oil and gas facilities fabricator, clarified Tuesday that the firm is not aware of the one year extension given by Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd. to complete the floating, production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Layang field in Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia as reported May 28 by a local media, it said in a filing on Bursa Malaysia.

JX Nippon SK10 10th Anniversary Dinner

November 6, 2013

Do I need to add anything further? Dinner was held on Oct 25th, 2013.