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Myanmar seeks to rekindle its dimming gas hopes

Myanmar’s government is expected to announce major new bidding for natural gas exploration, including 15 offshore and 18 onshore blocks, in a bid to give the sluggish but potentially lucrative industry a much-needed capital infusion. But while a new exploration agreement signed last month between Myanmar’s MPRL E&P Company, France’s Total and Australia’s Woodside Energy […]

Myanmar Govt to Develop Offshore Gas With Total, Woodside and Local Company

YANGON—The state-run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise signed agreements for gas production Monday with a joint venture that includes domestic company MPRL E&P Co., Woodside Energy from Australia and French energy giant Total. The agreements cover production at offshore gas block A-6, which is located some 80 km west of Pathein Township in Ayeyarwady Region […]

Drilling of new wells in Shwe gas field project to start early 2020

The overall Shwe natural gas project includes the A-1 and A-3 blocks. The A-block contains Shwe and Shwe Phyu fields and A-3 contains the Mya field. The eight development wells will be dug first at the Shwe and Shwe Phyu fields in block A-1and the work is expected to take eight months. Once the wells […]

Next bidding round for Oil & Gas blocks expected in January, retired official Says

Myanmar is expected to call the next bidding round in January 2020 after passing the draft oil and gas law, said a retired senior official. Having planned to start the process in the first half of 2019, the government has delayed the international bidding round in order to get the new bill in place. “We […]

Myanmar’s draft oil and gas bill jeopardises next bidding round

Uncertainty and confusion over Myanmar’s proposed oil and gas law risk alienating existing investors and could undermine the next crucial bidding round, according to companies and experts in the sector. Time is running out for the Ministry of Electricity and Energy to launch the round by the end of the year, having initially planned to […]

MOGE owes more than US$1.6B even as domestic demand rises

Myanmar owes China more than US$1.6 billion which it borrowed on high interest to implement projects including an oil and gas pipeline, according to a Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) statement released based on an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report. It has so far repaid more in interest than the amount borrowed for […]

PTTEP to raise investments in Myanmar offshore projects to maintain gas production

Since 2014, a total of 345 million cubic feet of natural gas for daily domestic consumption and export to Thailand is channeled from the offshore Zawtika Project in the Gulf of Moattama to the Zawtika Operation Center (ZOC) in Kanpauk Township, Tanintharyi, said Mr Piya Sukhumpanumet, general manager of PTTEP Myanmar Assets. Natural gas, which […]

Govt coffers held back by SOEs: EITI

A representative of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) said Myanmar’s government fails to understand the severity of how the so-called Other Accounts of state enterprises are holding back the country’s development. EITI will be organising a workshop on reforming state-owned enterprises (SOEs) engaging in this sector will be held mid-February, according to EITI trilateral […]

MOGE – 3D Seismic Data Acquisition Tender. Closing Date 15 Jan 2019

THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ELECTRICTY AND ENERGY MYANMA OIL AND GAS ENTERPRISE (INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER) (29/2018)   Open tender is invited for supply of the following services in United States Dollars.   Tender No:   MOGE-C001/2018 Description:  Provision of 3D Seismic DataAcquisition Services for Onshore Block RSF-1 Currency:     USD The […]

Better oil and gas deals needed in the future, say experts

Efforts must be taken to lessen Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise’s (MOGE) tax burden from contracts signed with joint-venture firms to work offshore oil and gas fields, a report states. According to the “State-Owned Economic Enterprise Reform in Myanmar: The Case of Natural Resource Enterprises” report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Renaissance […]