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August 08, 2020

Gas production and distribution inspected in Rakhine State

Union Minister U Win Khaing inspects the test drill Mahar (1) at the Block A-3 of Myanmar west offshore in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Win Khaing inspects the test drill Mahar (1) at the Block A-3 of Myanmar west offshore in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

Union Minister U Win Khaing of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, together with Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and state government’s Electricity, Industries and Transportation Minister U Aung Kyaw Zan, inspected the test drill Mahar (1) that is located at the Block A-3 of Myanmar west offshore.
The Union Minister, the Rakhine State Chief Minister and party were briefed by the project officials on board the drill ship Maersk Viking on the production progress of test drill Mahar (1) and the Shwe Project’s natural gas export and distribution within and without the country. Managing Director U Myo Myint Oo of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise gave additional explanation. The Union Minister asked some questions and observed the test drilling and production of natural gas at Mahar (1).
Three test drills – Kisapanadi (1), Mahar (1), and Yanaungmyin (1) – of the Block A3 are under the production sharing contract (PSC) between the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (15 per cent) and a consortium of the POSCO Daewoo International (51 per cent), the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ONGC (17 per cent), the Gas Authority of India GAIL (8.5 per cent) and the Korean Gas Corporation KOGAS (8.5 per cent). The Mahar (1) began top hole work on 29 November 2019 and has test drilled down to a depth of 2,598 meters (8,524 feet). It can test produce over 38 million cubic feet of natural gas daily. The drill ship Maersk Viking will continue its drilling work at Yanaungmyin (1) in Block 3.
The POSCO International started its work at Mya (1) test drill in Block A-3 in 2005. A combined daily production and distribution of natural gas from the Shwe Natural Gas Project in Block A-1 and the Mya (1) in Block A-3 now reaches about 500 million cubic feet.
Then, the Union Minister talked, with friendly encouragement, to the staff performing their duties on board the drill ship Maersk Viking and gave a fruits basket in honour of the staff, foreign technicians and responsible officials of the POSCO International. — MNA (Translated by Aungthu Ya)

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