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Block A-6: Getting the deal done

The government’s need to secure new supplies of natural gas and a desire to send a positive signal to investors has likely helped a consortium including Total, Woodside and MPRL negotiate favourable fiscal terms to develop the A-6 block. By THOMAS KEAN | FRONTIER A RECENT deal between the government and a private consortium to […]

Total and Woodside ink deal with Myanmar for offshore gas project

YANGON — French energy company Total and Australia’s Woodside Energy, along with their local partner, have agreed with the government of Myanmar on financial terms for an offshore natural gas project. The A-6 project, an offshore field in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of the southwestern Ayeyarwary region, will be Myanmar’s first ultra-deepwater […]

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 […]

Australian Firm Seeks to Reassure Locals on Gas Drilling off Rakhine

YANGON—Australian energy giant Woodside is stepping into war-torn Rakhine State with a plan to begin drilling in two oil-and-gas blocks in the Bay of Bengal. This week the company sought to reassure residents in southern Rakhine State’s Kyaukphyu that there was a need for the projects, citing the potential economic benefits and pledging to minimize […]

Woodside promises to reduce marine impact from gas production

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum will raise attempts to protect the Myanmar environment even as it mulls the commercial viability of developing gas reserves in Block A6 , which is off the coast of Rakhine. “We are trying balance between [gas] development and environmental protection,” said Daniel Clery, Myanmar country manager at Woodside, which has a 40 […]

Myanmar urged to address electricity loss

Myanmar’s electricity authorities need to pay more attention to transmission line maintenance to reduce frequent blackouts, experts said last week. “Technical losses need to be urgently addressed and 100-per- cent electrification is crucial to the nation’s growth,” said Andrew Lee, manager of General Electric Myanmar. Electricity would help Myanmar move forward, but frequent blackouts due […]

Woodside Reports Higher Contingent Resource from 2 Myanmar Discoveries

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum Ltd. reported Friday an increase in its best estimate contingent resource (2C) by 83 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) to 4,481 MMboe following the announcement of two gas discoveries offshore Myanmar in first quarter 2016 (1Q 2016). Woodside announced the discovery of 105 foot (32 meter) net gas pay (increased from […]

Woodside report natural gas reserves increase for Myanmar

PERTH, Australia, May 20 (UPI) — Australian energy company Woodside said it raised its reserve estimate for natural gas offshore Myanmar at a time when sanctions pressures are easing. Woodside said it increased its best estimate of the contingent reserve potential offshore Myanmar by 83 million barrels of oil equivalent following the technical evaluation of […]

Can Myanmar’s Natural Gas riches reel in serious investment?

After five decades of oil and gas exploration stagnation and mismanagement of natural resources under military rule, Myanmar (formerly Burma) in March elected its first non-military president since the 1962 coup, and if it all plays out right, it could open the floodgates for investment in this strategically vital oil and gas venue. On 15 […]

Can This Frontier Venue For NatGas Reel In Serious Investment?

After five decades of oil and gas exploration stagnation and mismanagement of natural resources under military rule, Myanmar (formerly Burma) in March elected its first non-military president since the 1962 coup, and if it all plays out right, it could open the floodgates for investment in this strategically vital oil and gas venue. On 15 […]