October 25, 2020
Dateline TBA, Offshore Technology:
SK408 gas fields development project is located within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, approximately 120km offshore Sarawak in Central Luconia Gas Province, Malaysia.
The project includes five natural gas and condensate fields, namely Gorek, Larak, Bakong, Teja, and Legundi.
The gas fields development project is being developed jointly by SapuraOMV Upstream (40%), Sarawak Shell Berhad (30%) and Petronas Carigali (30%). The phase one development of the SK408 project includes the commercialisation of the gas reserves from the Gorek, Bakong, and Larak fields.
The final investment decision (FID) on the development of the three fields under the first phase was made in April 2018.
October 12, 2020
Dateline 2020-09-03, Offshore:
SapuraOMV Upstream says production is now stable from its Bakong gas field offshore Sarawak, which came onstream in June.
Bakong is part of the same SK408 production-sharing contract (PSC) as the company’s operated Larak gas field, which entered production started last December, and the Shell-operated Gorek field which came online this May.
Phase 1 of the SK408 development is now fully onstream. Under a long-term agreement with Petronas, the PSC partners are exporting the gas to the Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak.
September 15, 2020
Dateline 2020-07-31, NST:
Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB), through its Gorek field under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) has achieved its first gas production on May 24, 2020.
SSB said the first gas was delivered ahead of the committed timeline, despite the significant impact to the mobilisation of resources and construction and commissioning crew during the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This success is a result of the excellent collaboration between our key stakeholders, Petronas and SK408 PSC partners – SapuraOMV Upstream and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, contractors, vendors and various support teams within Shell, led by the Gorek project team.
“This achievement commemorates the 110th anniversary of our Upstream business, here in Malaysia this year,” said Shell Malaysia Upstream vice president Ivan Tan.
March 20, 2020
Dateline 2020-01-15, Energy Industry:
SapuraOMV Upstream announced first production following the start-up at the end of December, 2019 from its Larak gas field under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC), which was delivered within budget. The SK408 gas fields are part of discoveries made by SapuraOMV Upstream in a drilling campaign in 2014. The fields are tied back into an existing processing facility and gas is transported through existing pipelines for onward gas processing at PETRONAS LNG complex in Bintulu.
March 18, 2020
Dateline 2020-01-13, Rigzone (what happened to their paywall?):
SapuraOMV Upstream has achieved within budget first production from its Larak gas field offshore Malaysia under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC).
The SK408 gas fields are part of discoveries made by SapuraOMV in a drilling campaign in 2014. They are tied back to an existing processing facility and gas is transported through existing pipelines for onward gas processing at Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu.
August 14, 2018
Dateline 2018-06-11, NST:
Sapura Energy Bhd’s subsidiary Sapura Exploration and Production (Sarawak) Inc (Sapura E&P), together with its partners Sarawak Shell Bhd and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, has discovered its ninth gas exploration well in offshore Bintulu, Sarawak.
The discovery followed the completion of its 2017 drilling campaign within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC).
In an exchange filing today, the Pepulut-1 exploration well was drilled and encountered high quality reservoir, which is located in Block SK408.
“This successful gas discovery is attributed to the strength and capabilities of our exploration, subsurface and drilling teams whose combined expertise has resulted in a number of significant discoveries.
“This series of successful results is founded on our work in understanding the geologic fundamentals of the region” said its president & group chief executive officer Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin.
July 17, 2018
Dateline 2018-06-13, Borneo Post:
Sapura Energy Bhd (Sapura Energy) and partners Sarawak Shell Bhd (Sarawak Shell) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd’s (Petronas Carigali) ninth gas discovery offshore Sarawak is expected by analysts to further enhance the viability of the SK408 project cluster by leveraging on the common infrastructure, pipelines and facilities .
In a filing on Bursa Malaysia, Sapura Energy through wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapura Exploration and Production (Sarawak) Inc (Sapura E&P) and the group’s partners Sarawak Shell and Petronas Carigal announced its ninth gas discovery offshore Sarawak, following the completion of its 2017 drilling campaign within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC).
Sapura Energy announced that the Pepulut-1 exploration well located offshore Bintulu, Sarawak in Block SK408 was drilled and encountered high quality reservoir.
June 25, 2016
There’s a big difference between ‘gas find’ and ‘finds gas’, which I read upon first glance, and triggered an aggressive response.
Dateline 2016-05-31, OE:
SapuraKencana Energy discovered gas in two of the three wells drilled in 2015 within the SK408 block contract area, offshore Malaysia in Sarawak.
The first well Jerun-1 is approximately 5km north of the 2014 Bakong gas discovery. Based on analysis of electric log, pressure and sample data, Jerun-1 has an interpreted gross gas column of about 800m in the primary target reservoir and is a multi-Tcf gas discovery.
Jeremin-1, about 15km west of the F9 gas field encountered a 104m gross gas column, but Putat-1, 20km north of the Cili Padi gas field was confirmed as a dry hole. All wells have been safely plugged and abandoned.
SapuraKencana said Jerun-1 and Jeremin-1 together with the earlier five discoveries within Block SK408 are close to existing infrastructure supplying gas to one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Bintulu, Sarawak.
SapuraKencana as operator holds 40% working interest in the project, and partners PETRONAS and Sarawak Shell hold the remaining interest of 30% each.