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May 28, 2020

50 mmcfd natural gas from offshore block A-6

Drill ship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 (DDKG2) testing of the natural gas in Myanmar western offshore block A(6). Photo: Myanmar News Agency

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing together with Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister Mahn Johnny visited drill ship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 (DDKG2) drilling appraisal well Pyithit (1) in Myanmar western offshore block A(6).
Officials from Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), shareholding companies MPRL Company, Woodside Company and TEPM Company explained to the Union Minister and party about the appraisal well drilling status and testing of the natural gas. The Union Minister and party then tour the drill ship to view the testing and drilling operation.
Drilling of the appraisal well Pyithit (1) in offshore block A(6) was started on 10 June and reached the target depth of 4,570 metre on 15 July. A 35 metre thick sand layer where natural gas is likely to be contained was found at a depth of 3,542 metre and a drill stem test shows that 50 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of natural gas can be produced.
Exploration of offshore block A(6) was conducted with 20 per cent investment by MPRL E&P, 40 per cent investment by Australia’s Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte., Ltd. and 40 per cent investment by Total E&P Myanmar
company under the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) signed with MOGE. The appraisal well Pyithit (1) was a third well drilled in block A(6) and is 90 km northwest of Pathein in a water depth of 2,001 metre. More appraisal/exploration wells will be drilled and if natural gas discovered is found to be commercially viable, development works will be continued.

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