Myanmar current gov’t allows 38 offshore blocks for gas exploration tender

Myanmar’s current term of government has allowed 38 offshore blocks for tender for gas exploration, leaving 13 blocks for further undertaking, an official report said Wednesday. There have been a total of 51 offshore blocks reserved for gas exploration tender. In addition, there are also 53 onshore blocks designated for such undertaking. According to the […]

Shell to Start Oil Exploration This Month

The government had earlier invited tenders from international companies for onshore and offshore exploration of oil and gas and Shell won the rights for AD9 and AD11 offshore sites in Rakhine and the MD5 site in Tanintharyi. Shell will partner with Japan-based Mitsui Oil Exploration Co Ltd. The Japanese group will also own 10 percent […]

Myanmar Sees Increased Offshore Exploration Work in Late 2015/Early 2016

Myanmar, one of the few frontier areas for petroleum exploration in Southeast Asia, expected to see a rise in exploratory activities by local and international oil and gas companies — who have been granted onshore and offshore blocks earlier — in late 2015 and early 2016, local media Eleven reported. “The [Myanmar] government gave the […]

MOGE to invite offshore supply base bids

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) will invite local and foreign companies to submit proposals for the development of a new offshore supply base, according to an official. “There will be no tender for the supply base project as we have already discussed it with private companies. We will ask them to submit proposals in […]

Ministry scrambles after leaking offshore bidding news

The Ministry of Energy called an emergency meeting yesterday after an unnamed official told state newspaper Myanma Alinn that bidding rounds for oil and gas blocks would be announced next year. “In 2016, we will announce bidding rounds for 26 oil and gas blocks including onshore and offshore. The future bidding rounds are aiming to […]

Bibby Clinches Myanmar Offshore Vessel Contract

Bibby Offshore, a Scottish provider of subsea installation and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, announced that its Asian Division, Bibby Offshore Singapore (BOS), has secured a contract with the Moattama Gas Transportation Company (MGTC). MGTC, a joint venture between Total (operator), Unocal, PTTEP and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, has appointed BOS […]

Dolphin Awarded 3D Seismic Contract Offshore Myanmar

Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded and signed a contract for 3D data acquisition and processing of 10,000 square kilometres with Ophir Energy in Myanmar, the Norwegian supplier of marine geophysical services said. The work will commence in the first quarter with a vessel already located in the region planned to tow an industry first configuration, […]

UK govt promotes Myanmar oil and gas opportunities

The British government has just released a report championing the good opportunities for British companies interested in investing in Myanmar’s oil and gas sector. “Opportunities for British companies in Myanmar’s oil and gas sector” is a 16-page report published January 9 by the UK Trade and Investment department. The report claims Myanmar is “one of […]

Singapore Firm Probe Myanmar’s Offshore Oil

Berlanga Myanmar Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based oil exploration firm, will cooperate with Myanmar-based A-1 Mining Co Ltd and the state-run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise to explore an offshore oil block, reported the Global New Light of Myanmar. The offshore block, designated Motamma M-8, will be the subject of a one-year feasibility study, followed by […]

UK’s Ophir Energy Signs PSC with Gov’t

UK-based oil and gas exploration firm Ophir Energy has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with the Myanmar Ministry of Energy, finalising the award of the offshore Block AD-03 prospect. The company holds a 95 percent operated interest in the block, which is located in the Rakhine Basin. “The Block AD-03 PSC contains multiple mapped […]