Shell group has oil, gas strike off Malaysia

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 -- Shell Malaysia said its joint venture with Petronas and ConocoPhillips has made its fourth discovery with the Pisagan-1A exploration well on deepwater Block G off northwest Sabah, Malaysia.

Shell said the Pisagan-1A exploration well, drilled to 1,465 m, encountered oil and gas.

Since 2003, the group has made three other oil and gas discoveries off Sabah: Ubah-2 in 2005, Malikai-1 in 2004, and Gumusut-1 in 2004 (OGJ Online, Oct. 10, 2005).

The partners in Block G are operator Shell Malaysia 35%, ConocoPhillips (East Malaysia) 35%, and Petronas 30%.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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