ConocoPhillips and Statoil sign deal for deepwater block

Norway’s Statoil and US-based ConocoPhillips will invest more than US$300 million in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas in Myanmar, according to an official from the Ministry of Energy (MOE). The two international oil companies signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for deepwater block AD-10, located off Myanmar’s Rakhine coast, on April […]

MIC gives nod to last foreign oil firms

The last international oil companies that must still sign Production Sharing Contracts with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise have now received permission from Myanmar Investment Commission, a statement said yesterday. International oil firms have been signing the Production Sharing Contracts – which govern exploration and production activities – since December, following a bidding round for […]

Italy’s Eni signed 2 Production Sharing Contract with Ministry of Energy

Italian energy firm Eni, following its participation in the heavily-contested international bidding for Myanmar’s onshore blocks, signed two Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) with the Ministry of Energy for RSF-5 and PSC-K onshore blocks in Nay Pyi Taw last week. The joint venture is between Eni, with a 90 percent participating interest through Eni Myanmar BV, […]

Myanmar Awards Offshore Oil and Gas Deals to Foreign Firms

YANGON — Myanmar’s Ministry of Energy on Wednesday announced that it has awarded international firms, mostly from Western nations, 20 areas in its waters to explore for oil and gas. The government has invited international firms to come in and help bolster state revenues by tapping into Myanmar’s oil and gas reserves, and large multinationals […]

Deutsche says Myanmar is “potentially exciting” frontier play

Offshore Myanmar, where Ophir Energy (LON:OPHR) this week staked its first non-African acreage, is a potentially exciting frontier play, according to Deutsche Bank. Analyst Lucas Herrmann highlights it has proven hydrocarbon potential both onshore and more recently via two gas developments, Schwe & Mya, in the shallow offshore. Ophir was among a group of major […]

Path clear to conclude historic energy block tender in 2014

The past 12 months could be considered a watershed year for Myanmar’s energy sector, as the oil and gas industry saw unprecedented foreign interest. Myanmar’s proven natural gas reserves, some 7.8 trillion cubic feet, were revealed at the World Economic Forum in Nay Pyi Taw in June, but potentials of 0.42 trillion cubic feet of […]

Competition intensifies for Myanmar’s offshore oil blocks

Competition to win the contract to operate 30 offshore oil blocks in Myanmar coastal regions has intensified among Chinese, Indian and other global oil companies, said an industry observer. State-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has recently announced a list of international firms shortlisted for the tender of 30 offshore blocks- 11 in shallow […]

MOGE Begins Long Process to Pick Myanmar’s Oil & Gas Investors

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Negotiations have finally begun to select foreign investors to explore for oil and gas in the seas off Burma’s coast, but it could be another eight months before any licenses are awarded. The Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise […]

Foreign investors can own 100% of Offshore Deep Water Oil & Gas Blocks

On 10th April 2013 the Myanmar Ministry of Energy issued an announcement launching the long-awaited auction of 30 offshore blocks of oil and gas exploration on production sharing basis. For the 11 shallow water blocks – foreign investors must partner with local Burmese companies. For the 19 deep water blocks where locals do not have […]