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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 […]

Myanmar gas deal to benefit Thailand

A new cooperation deal between the Myanmar government and private energy company, MPRL E&P, will bring good news for Thailand’s power generation sector, Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy said in a statement on Monday. The statement was issued after MPRL E&P, a Myanmar-based independent energy company, successfully concluded negotiations with Yangon on two key […]

Natural gas from Offshore A-6 plot to be produced in 4 years

Natural gas from Offshore A-6 block will be produced in 4 years time while other offshore blocks will be opened for international tender with the government current adjusting profit sharing rates, according to Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Thaung Tun. “We have found natural gas in offshore 6. But, it is a […]

China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar’s planned strategic seaport

Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanmar official. That is an improvement for the emerging Southeast Asian economy from the initially […]

Over the last year, Myanmar’s energy sector stumbles in right direction

Home to one of the world’s oldest oil and gas industries, oil exploration in Myanmar began in the early Bagan era. During the reign of King Anawrahta in the Bagan Era, evidence shows that the Buddha’s Three Teachings were coated with oil to prevent damage. With the nationalisation of the oil industry in 1963, the […]

PTTEP confirms its commitment to Myanmar oil and gas

PTTEP reaffirmed its commitment to the development and growth of Myanmar’s oil and gas industry at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2018 this week. Despite the exploration and development challenges in Myanmar’s oil and gas sector, opportunities for successful discovery and production can be captured with the effective use of innovation and people, said Mr. […]

Woodside delays Myanmar gas drilling as early results disappoint

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum (WPL.AX) and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according to four people familiar with the situation. Woodside and its partner, French oil and gas major Total TOTF.SA, have targeted Myanmar as a key source of growth, as it is rich in gas […]

MPRL E&P starts drilling for Pyi Thit well-1

According to MPRL E&P, Pyi Thit Well 1 in offshore Block A-6 was spudded to appraise gas reserves and prospects. The British Virgin Island-registered MPRL E&P signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) in January 2007 for oil and gas exploration in Block A-6. The company has been drilling […]

Agreements inked for onshore blocks

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) signed contracts for four onshore blocks after several months’ delay on July 30, according to a statement from the ministry. The four contracts are the first of the ten production sharing contracts (PSCs) and three improved petroleum recovery contracts that need to be signed before exploration can begin on […]

Myanmar’s oil and gas boom fuels services scramble

YANGON — As economic and political changes brewed in Myanmar four years ago, Yadana Su Hlaing decided it was time to return home after a decade studying and working overseas to help run Smart Technical Services, the Yangon-based oil and gas support services company founded by her father, K.K. Hlaing. Her timing could not have […]