Myanmar to export 515b cubic ft of gas this FY

Myanmar is expected to export 515b cubic ft of natural gas this fiscal year while keeping 160.6b cubic ft for local use, according to the second National Development Plan (NDP), reported on Natural Gas The main Myanmar gas projects; Yadana, Yedagun, Zawtika and Shwe are expected to bring in the lot with 206.2b cubic […]

Myanmar offshore exploration continues despite low oil prices

Myanmar authorities announced the latest offshore activities last week through state-run newspapers. International companies have now started surveys at almost half of all blocks awarded in the 2013 bidding round. Meanwhile, production remains steady at Myanmar’s existing offshore gas fields – Yadana, Yetagun, Shwe and Zawtika – officials said. France’s Total E&P Myanmar launched 2D […]

Energy dilemma

Myanmar needs oil and gas revenue to spur its economy and new discoveries to feed its growing energy appetite, but low oil prices could bring cutbacks in exploration. Myanmar is bracing for a rougher ride after a few years of giddy economic expansion as foreign direct investment slows amid falling oil prices and global uncertainty. […]

Squatters: a challenge for the new government

The squatter problem in Yangon is growing day by day. The problem remains unresolved, despite the efforts of successive governments. In the 1990s, Yangon had 9,019 squatter households. According to figures collected in 19 townships in the Yangon municipal area, this number has increased to 43,985 today—about five times higher than in the 1990s.  Hlaingthaya […]

Myanmar oil and gas: optimism amid oversupplies and low prices

Despite growing calls for amending their production-sharing contracts in light of plunging oil prices, oil and gas companies operating in Myanmar are still optimistic, as gas was recently discovered in Block A-6. Xavier Preel, general manager of Total E&P Myanmar – one of the three operators of the block – said yesterday that it is […]

Deepwater rigs to come to Myanmar

Deepwater production is perhaps the most complicated method of petroleum extraction – and one with which Myanmar has little experience. While there are currently four offshore platforms in the country’s waters – Yetagun, Yadana, Shwe and Zawtika – all are considered to be shallow-water projects. Yet Myanmar auctioned off the rights to explore and eventually […]

Gas Brings $1 Billion to State Coffers

Over $1 billion was earned from exporting gas from four gas fields as of the first week of July in 2015-16 fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. “Most gas export goes to Thailand which is a regular buyer of our gas. We have started exporting to China some time ago,” said U Win […]

Myanmar considers LNG to meet growing energy demand

Energy demand in Myanmar is rising fast. The country is abundantly rich in natural energy resources, but the investment of capital and technology will not be able to unlock these resources in time to fulfill the growing need for power. In the meantime, the Ministry of Energy is considering its options for imported fuel to […]

Chinese Firm Signs $367-m Offshore Contract in Myanmar

China’s state-owned Offshore Oil Engineering announced that the company and Petroleum Authority of Thailand has signed a Myanmar Zawtika Phase 1B EPCI contract and gained a local governmental approval. The contract covers design, construction and offshore installation of four wellhead platform and pavement of four subsea pipelines. Contracted value is about $367 million, the company […]

PTTEP advances in Myanmar with MOGE award

PTTEP South Asia has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) for onshore exploration and production rights of MOGE 3 block “This investment in Myanmar is a significant operational progress in line with PTTEP long term growth direction to explore the high potential areas,” said Tevin Vongvanich, president and […]