December 17, 2020
Dateline 2020-11-30, Upstream:
The Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) and Royal Malaysian Navy have been involved in yet another standoff over oil and gas drilling in the South China Sea as tensions mount between regional powers over resources in the strategic sea area.
The CCG vessel 5402 in mid-November approached the Borr Drilling-owned jack-up Gunnlod, which is working for Thailand’s national upstream company PTTEP on Block SK 410B off Sarawak, East Malaysia, according to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
August 6, 2019
Dateline 2019-06-27, Reuters:
Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) said on Thursday it had made a significant gas discovery in block SK-410B in Malaysia.
The block is located in shallow waters, nearly 90 km (56 miles) off the coast of Sarawak, it said in a statement.
The discovery was made by KUFPEC Malaysia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kuwaiti firm, which holds a 42.5% working interest under a production sharing contract with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. and PTTEP HK Offshore Ltd.
August 28, 2016
Same topic as yesterday, a different slant on reporting, and an optimistic note.
Dateline 2016-07-22, Nikkei Asia Review:
Malaysia’s national oil company Petroliam Nasional, or Petronas, has awarded its first production sharing contract for 2016 to three oil companies to explore a hydrocarbon block off the Sarawak state.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production will operate the SK410B oil field with joint venture partner Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, Petronas said in a statement. PTT and the state-run KUFPEC will each hold a 42.5% stake in the block while Petronas will own the remainder 15% through a wholly owned unit.
“[The] signing not only marks Petronas’ first PSC award in 2016, but also welcomes PTT for their first operatorship in Malaysia,” said Petronas’ executive vice president for upstream Mohd Anuar Taib. “We are also pleased to collaborate with our long term partners, KUFPEC once again.”
August 26, 2016
Dateline 2016-07-21, Bangkok Post:
PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has won the rights for exploration of an offshore petroleum resource block in Malaysia’s Sarawak state, according to the company’s chief executive Somporn Vongvuthipornchai.
He said the seismic survey and one exploration well would be conducted for the three-year exploration period.
PTTEP HK Offshore Ltd, a subsidiary of PTTEP; KUFPEC Malaysia and Petronas Carigali signed a production sharing contract with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) for the exploration of the Block SK410B.